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What oil do I use?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by NumNutz, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Sep 6, 2008 at 9:08 AM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz [OP] One of the original 7928

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    I know it is 5w30 but synthetic or conventional?
     
  2. Sep 6, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    tdm156

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    The service dept. at my stealership indicated that they didnt care either way but I am planning to use Synthetic myself.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2008 at 10:50 AM
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    Bakemono

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    Toyota has always said that their engines are designed and tested with mineral oil, but you can use synthetic if you want.
    You will get better gas milage and less wear with synthetic and you engine will start easier when its really cold out, but synthetic is considerably more expensive than mineral oil.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    go with synthetic....mobil1 5w30 is really good, and you can get a 5 quart jug at walmart for right around $20.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    chris4x4

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    ERdept

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    I like Penzoil Platinum, full synthetic.

    Butt dyno says it's good.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    SilverMac

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    I've always used dino oil in the past with no problems (changed every 3000 miles), but decided that since I want this truck to last 10+ years, I'd try synthetic. The cost is pretty close since I change it every 5000 miles now. Mobil 1 synthetic and Mobil 1 filter... time will tell...
     
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  9. Sep 7, 2008 at 8:44 PM
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    genxer36

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    Not at my Walmart. It was $24 for the jug & $6.39 for the extra quart. Advanced Auto parts it was cheaper.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2008 at 9:00 PM
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    damn!!!!!:eek:
     
  11. Sep 8, 2008 at 9:06 PM
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    nagelg

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    I just wait for the Sunday ads for our local Checkers auto parts store. Pay the retail price and mail the rebate ticket in and the final cost is $1.99 per quart for Mobil 1 or Pennzoil Syntech....or whatever brand they're pushing that month.

    That's a far cry from the $12.00 per quart the dealership charges for synthetic.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    Jeff

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    I switched to Mobil 1 ,seems the best to me, but then any full syn should do the job, I guess Royal Purple is good to but more expensive and tough to find.
    On this oil change I have 5200 on the Mobil 1, oil is still very clean and hasn't lost a drop. I have to say this should be the way its supposed to be, with a 06 engine with 21,000 on it. I plan on dropping it out around Oct or when it gets to be 6-6500 miles on it. Changing it at that time will take me threw the cold winter months here in New England. I will report back as to the color and usage.
    Jeff 06,V6, 6spd SR5,4x4, Brilliant Red
     
  13. Sep 17, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    I thought the Mobil 1 jugs were 5 qts? It's not a gallon of milk where it takes four quarts to equal a gallon and then a chaser. I do keep a chaser in the truck for piece of mine.

    "I just changed the oil in the 4Runner, used Mobil 1.. from AutoZone it was over 7 bucks quart! :eek: I should have put Royal Purple in it, it was only 6.99 at 4WheelParts."

    What is the price of shipping on that $6.99 quart? Plus there is no wait time or FedEx/UPS driver bashing if synthetic is available on the shelf.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep...the mobil1 jugs at walmart are 5 quart jugs.
     
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