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What Motor oil are y'all using

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dblj70, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Nov 6, 2017 at 6:18 AM
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    dblj70

    dblj70 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of switching to full synthetic but not sure which brand to go with. I'm hearing Mobil 1 and Royal Purple. Thoughts?
     
  2. Nov 6, 2017 at 6:20 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Mobile 1. Costco case. Cheap.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2017 at 6:21 AM
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    omgwtfbbq!

    omgwtfbbq! Well-known Idiot

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    I've currently got whatever Toyota puts in it, will probably switch it over to the oil I use for everything else (bike, last car, guns, etc).

    Good ole Rotella T6.
     
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  4. Nov 6, 2017 at 6:54 AM
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    80schild

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    Right now... Valvoline Maxlife synthetic.

    Next change will likely be Pennzoil Platinum high mileage, simply because I normally use Pennzoil.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2017 at 7:06 AM
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    TOMB

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    Pennzoil 5-30 plat.
    Front and rear diff ,transfer face Mobil 1 syn 75-90 syn 45k
    TOMB
     
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  6. Nov 6, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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    bluezzy

    bluezzy Love My SuperCharged 07 Sport!

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  7. Nov 6, 2017 at 7:17 AM
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    Sig45

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    Not another oil thread!

    :annoyed:
     
  8. Nov 6, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    nd4spdbh

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    Personally i use T6 in all my motorcycles, but you wont find it in my truck. No energy conserving additives, and 40w is too thick for the 1GR.


    Mobil 1 0w-30 from walmart and the MIR's from Mobil 1 make a 5 quart jug right around 12-13 bucks.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2017 at 7:33 AM
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    Sand Shark

    Sand Shark I dont pub crawl.when I do,I use pub crawl control

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    5W-20 Pennzoil. Good for 10,000 miles with no degradation and no metal flakes. I checked it at 5k and changed it at every 10K. Looking at my third oil change here in 2 or 3 months.

    The Girls at Madam Camae's Filipino Palace use Great Value Baby oil...

    Alex:You've been spending our rent money on Filipino hookers?
    Josh: They're not hookers, they're massage therapists.
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    Mover #1: There is a word for that... I think it's hooker!
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    Grandmas Boy will change the world...

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  10. Nov 6, 2017 at 8:38 AM
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    Justyn98

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  11. Nov 6, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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    JdevTac

    JdevTac Bawnjourno

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    I switch around time to time. I did free changes up to 25k, then switched to synthetic with Mobile 1, then switched to Pennzoil Platinum (not ultra platinum since couldn't find locally), then did Royal Purple for 2 changes. Back to the Pennzoil now. Probably will stick with that or Mobile 1. RP is not worth the extra cost to me.
     
  12. Nov 6, 2017 at 8:44 AM
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    anthony250f

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    Rotella 10w-40
     
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  13. Nov 6, 2017 at 8:52 AM
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    Pigpen

    Pigpen My truck is never clean

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    Mobil 1 0W-30

    Great cold weather characteristics. Cold is harder on your oil then heat. They're all engineered for running at engine temps. Cold starts are what you need to be protecting your truck from, whether its 75 out or -20. No way in hell would I put a xW-40 in my truck. You're just making the engine function without oil longer at startup.
     
  14. Nov 6, 2017 at 8:57 AM
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    mbrogz3000

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    I've been using Mobil1 Synthetic exclusively now in all my vehicles for 15+ years - I never have had an engine problem, even when pushing the mileage up to 8000 or 9000. I now pay the extra and just get the Extended Performance, which supposedly is good for 15k miles. I never push it that far, I just change the oil when I get around to it, before 10k miles.
     
  15. Nov 6, 2017 at 9:03 AM
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    Pigpen My truck is never clean

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    You're absolutely correct
     
  16. Nov 6, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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    anthony250f

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    My truck runs better on 10w-40 then It ever did on 5w-30
     
  17. Nov 6, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    prux56

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    I've been using whatever synthetic is on sale and changing at every 6000 km but I have really been waiting for a good time to use the royal purple brand. Anyone have any luck with that?
     
  18. Nov 6, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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    Doogz

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    yep..
    Just switched from 5w20 M1 to 0w20 M1 for the winter.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2017 at 1:04 PM
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  20. Nov 6, 2017 at 1:07 PM
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    5w30 signature series Amsoil. I'm going to send some samples off for analysis to see just how hard I can push this stuff.
     
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