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What oil do you guys use?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Whitelightning77, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    Whitelightning77

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    I have a 1998 Tacoma sr5 v6 with a 189,000 miles. What oil would you use? It calls for 5w-30 on the cap, but a wise man once told me with high mile's run 10w-30. So I've been running 10w-30 penzzoil high mileage. What do you guys recommend? Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    Mobil one synthetic 5w-30. Btw THERE IS NO REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T USE SYNTHETIC IN YOUR TRUCK.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    The_Dude

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    There are countless threads on the subject, but to answer your question, it seems like Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w30 is by far the preferred product. I use Valvoline 10w30 Synthetic blend. Like you, a wise man told me that was the way to go but I am starting to consider the Mobil 1 myself.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    twfsa

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    5 W 30 ( Dino) and whats on sale, I figure this way if you change it as recommeded in the owners manual you should be ok, regardless of the brand, look at all the traveling sales people that put 40-50 k miles a year on, they stop where ever Jiffy lube, Grease Monkey, bla bla bla, and those vehicles seem to run well over 100K miles. I don't drive the truck alot maybe 5-6 K a year and change it 2 times a year spring and fall.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    jrws6

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  6. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    5w30 mobil 1 conventional, change er every 3000 miles
     
  7. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    The slippery kind.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    I use Castrol GTX 5w-30 every 3,000mi. I have yet to be swayed by the synthetic mumbo jumbo.
    In your case I'd go with Castrol GTX High Mileage.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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  10. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    I use Chevron Supreme because it's cheap (when on sale at Costco) and it's supposed to be a high quality oil with a good additive package says the people at bobistheoilguy.com.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    10-40wt conventional or Synthetic, you can get it at Walmart Cheap. Mobil1 runs around $21 and Castrol synthetic $24. Conventional should be arounf 14 bones.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    Amsoil 5w-30 synthetic.
     
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    Mobil1 5w-30
     
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    x2 with a new toyota filter every 5K or so.
     
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    Quaker State Q Horsepower,Walmart,Puralator Premium Plus Oversized filter too #20195 I think
     
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    X1 with OEM filter every 4,000 miles, in fact changed it yesterday!
     
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    Pennzoil 5w30
     
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