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What oil do you use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hate2work, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Dec 8, 2008 at 9:49 PM
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    hate2work

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    Hey guys-

    What's your favorite motor oil these days? These engines have a timing chain, that makes them hard on oil, at least that's what I've heard.

    Right now I'm running a load of Amsoil 5W-30 ASL, and my 4 banger seems to like it. But I might switch if I could find a cheaper oil that would work just as well.

    I don't try to get more than 5 or 6 k before I change it. I know others go much longer, but I get too antzy and change it out.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2008 at 9:51 PM
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    genxer36

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    I use Mobil 1 synthetic 5w-30 now. The 1st 80,000 miles I used regular oil.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 at 9:53 PM
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    SLOTaco

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    Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w-30, Aamsoil is a bit better, but honestly just changing the oil on time with any synthetic is going to keep the motor going for a long long time.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2008 at 12:45 AM
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    Zebra

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    amsoil 0w-20 and i change it at 15,000 miles
     
  5. Dec 9, 2008 at 3:49 AM
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    RCBS

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    nother vote for Mobil 1 5w-30
     
  6. Dec 9, 2008 at 3:50 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    mobil1 synthetic.....5w30
     
  7. Dec 9, 2008 at 3:56 AM
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    Joe B

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    Amsoil's newest oil-Amsoil Signature Series 0W-30
     
  8. Dec 9, 2008 at 5:10 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    mobil1 syn 5W-20, but going to 0W-20 next change
     
  9. Dec 9, 2008 at 5:30 AM
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    hate2work

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    I've heard that Toyota back spec'd some of our engines to run 5W -20.

    How do I find out if mine is one of them? I've got an 06 2.7.

    My thoughts are it was done mostly for colder climates, right?
     
  10. Dec 9, 2008 at 5:34 AM
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    OU812

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    Castrol Syntec 5W-30
     
  11. Dec 9, 2008 at 7:46 AM
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    Metallikatz3

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    German made castrol syntec 0W-30
     
  12. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:02 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Wet Okole Underwear
    Olive Oil.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    I use Mobil Clean 5000 and change my oil and filter every 3500 miles.


    Here is the service manual states 5w-30
    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/01900110.pdf



    lsocoee what blend do you use? :p:p
    EVOO
    Virgin Olive Oil
    Refined Olive Oil
    Pure Olive Oil
    Refined Olive-Pomace Oil
    Olive-Pomace Oil
    Light & Extra Light" Olive Oil
     
  14. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:42 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I use a proprietary blend that comes from Italy.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    Valvoline SynPower 5W30
     
  16. Dec 9, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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    slo2sixty

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    it was tested and valvoline is better than mobil 1. X2 for valv
     
  17. Dec 9, 2008 at 9:35 AM
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    afd23a

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    Just curious have you compared the 5w to the 0w in your tacoma?


    Previous owner used dino every 3k. Switching over this weekend to Amsoil 100% Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil with 71k on the clock.
     
  18. Dec 9, 2008 at 9:39 AM
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    Joe B

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    I haven't.I just went with the new Amsoil 0w30 at 1000 or so miles.
    I did use Amsoil 5w30 in my other vehicles but when Amsoil came out with the 0W30,I switched and don't feel any difference.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2008 at 9:50 AM
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    red06toy

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    castrol 5w 30, toyota filter, changed every 3000
     
  20. Dec 9, 2008 at 10:02 AM
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    106Tacoma

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    Mobil 1 Sytec 5w30 is all my truck has ever seen. Also my gn and my new challenger see the same oil along with all the wifes vw's. My gn always ran great and never puffed smoke when i sold it. Mobil 1 FTW.
     
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