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What oil and filter to use on 1998 2.4L

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by hats009, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Nov 12, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    hats009

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    Hey all, this will be my first oil change with my new used 1998 2.4L..
    I have been reading about Royal Purple; is that an option and would it make much of a difference? Also, what filter should I get? :eek:
     
  2. Nov 12, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    What about K&N filters I have been reading about?
    What makes the Toyota filter better to go with or the K&N less so?
     
  3. Nov 12, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    I use Rotella T6 its a synthetic 5-40 oil designated for diesels, that is all I use in my vehicles (yes they are non diesel) and I change it at 5K miles, filters, I just use WIX filters and change them every oil change.

    The reason I use diesel oil is that it is designed to hold up to the pressures and heat associated with Ultra High compression turbocharged vehicles, so it does VERY WELL in everything else, I have pulled motors apart after using this oil only and it showed absloutely no wear! Even the rod bearings looked reusable..

    I used to help pit with a race crew that was running a TT BBC motor making 25psi and we used nothing but the T6 oil and since we tore the motor down a lot we measured wear and foud that oil to reduce the wear considerably even compared to other Sythetic oils like Mobil 1.

    Everyone has opinions, but I wiill only use this oil in my vehicles.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Royal Purple is one of many good options, as are Mobil 1 and Amsoil. Use an OEM Toyota oil filter. (See below.)

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...-oil-filter-made-thailand-vs-competition.html
     
  5. Nov 12, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    Royal Purple is overpriced, but hey it looks cool...but for 8$ a quart or therabouts I will pass...
     
  6. Nov 12, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    thanks for the advice and references; I ended up running to the dealer to pick up the OEM oil filter and it was only $5.86 with tax!
    Now, I am still a bit confused with reading some posts in the forum elsewhere about 4bangers only using 5-20 oil or 0-20.. And the science of it is even more confusing.
    If it helps, my taco has 182,000 on it and pushing.
    It seems no one has one set answer.

    And that oil filter comparison was awesome.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    One of the best references you can consult is your Owner's Manual. It includes Toyota's recommendations for your truck's maintenance, including oil specifications.

    If you don't have a hard copy, check out the Toyota Owners' Web Site, where they're available for download. According to pg 229 (attached), the recommended oil viscosity for your truck is 5W30.
     

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    That is only for 2nd gens I believe.
     
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