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What oil is the best? (want a PERSONAL response please)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jbobstar, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Dec 23, 2007 at 3:20 PM
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    Jbobstar

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    hey im having trouble choosing oil for my truck, i cant seem to decide
    any help plz

    :worthless:?
     
  2. Dec 23, 2007 at 3:39 PM
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    rpoint16

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    Not too sure how much of a personal response this is...

    I run either Quaker State or Castro GTX. In my older vehicles I run Mobil 1 synthetic.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2007 at 3:43 PM
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    scubaman44

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    Use mfgs specs, keep it clean. Syn oil in older cars..........no.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2007 at 3:53 PM
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    no questions asked the best oil is amsoil synthetic , why? its fully synthetic it's done with the best ingredients and i personaly have used it for more than 30 years. i use it in my motorcycle ( 10w-40 high performance ) , my truck ( 5w-30 xl ) every 7500 miles , my best toy my porshe 911-996 20w-50 high performance , it will not void your waranty, and if you read the back portion of mobil-1 it say's that it has restrictions like not fully synthetic, not for use in motors with much idle time, not for high rpm vehicles and so on , it never gets black , i in my truck i have the double filtration witch one filter cleans slowly and the other one cleans like a regular filter . beleive me if you want your truck to last use this oil . check out my truck the black toyota 4x4 its from 1988 i have always used this oil in it and it has 200,000 miles on it , and i have never changed any internal parts including the timming chain . any questions just let me know.


    p.s. this sounded like a comercial .. ha ha ha :D
     
  5. Dec 23, 2007 at 4:03 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    just my opinion, but you cant go wrong with a good synthetic.....mobil1, pennzoil platinum, redline,amsoil, royal purple, etc....all good synthetics. as far as that goes though, dino oil will be ok to keep using, as long as you keep it changed regularly and always use a good filter no matter what oil you use.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2007 at 4:17 PM
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    tacotoe

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    I personally like Castroll GTX, went with Mobil 1 in Tacoma because it gets cold here in Nebraska and my wife will start it up and go like hell. Synthetics have better cold flow properties(I`m not a tribologist but that I do know).I run Amsoil in new Harley, their website & test sold me.I use Castrol in `93 Chevy K1500 since new 189k mi. now. Also in `06 Malibu.Most importantly like previous post said change it at recommended intervals.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2007 at 4:18 PM
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    hans17

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    you are wright tacomaman but sometimes its better to look at the ingredients no offense , read the back part of one of the best synthetic oils out there for example mobil-1 and compare it to amsoil and you will see that there are no restriction for amsoil , honestly its a matter of choice and i respect your oppinion but my experience and my humble opinion goes with amsoil ... :D
     
  8. Dec 23, 2007 at 4:26 PM
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    danusa

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    I do not doubt you.
    I use Mobile 1 because it is what I can get here.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2007 at 4:30 PM
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    is it posible for you guys to find a distributer of amsoil in you area ?:rant:
     
  10. Dec 23, 2007 at 4:39 PM
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    tacotoe

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    I paid $20. good for a year I can buy it at distributor cost + shipping to my door.Still kind of expensive but I only run it in bike and change it at beginning of riding season.Thinking about getting some for atv as well, again cold flow properties.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2007 at 4:42 PM
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    :confused:how much is one quart and what weght and type u use in youe bike?
     
  12. Dec 23, 2007 at 4:46 PM
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    Pennsoil 5w-30 dinosaur oil, because it's easy to come by, and I change my oil often. My favorite oil of all time was Kendall 20w-50 GT, you could run the living hell out of the engine and it would not fail due to oil breakdown, but to the best of my knowledge Kendall oil no longer exist. A lot of guys here believe in synthetics, I feel they are also very good, but if the filter is junk (see thread on blown motor) the best oil in the world won't save you or your engine. :puke:
     
  13. Dec 23, 2007 at 4:55 PM
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    well i personally have 2 motorcycles one is a honda cbr 1000 rr witch i use often and i dont eat any crap when it comes to hitting the gas and shifting at 12,000 rpm and i use 10w-40 high performance and change it every 3,000 miles and it won't even get dirty. you are wright when it comes to cheap oil filters but u can use the original oil filter and change it more often. i can tell u about a small buisness i have with oil changes and stuff.:gossip:
     
  14. Dec 23, 2007 at 5:03 PM
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    I believe its 20w-50 the V-Twin stuff, I think it was about $7 or $8 a quart, I use in Trans.,Primary,and Engine just like the Harley Syn3 I think its called.Check Amsoil website.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2007 at 5:15 PM
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    i knew it ,you have a wind cooled engine they all use 20w-50, mine is a water cooled engine it uses 10w-40, thats because water help's the engine work cooler and better. yours a harley witch the transmission is apart from the engine , my block is all in one the same oil is for both trans and engine . were i live the tempetures are high always like 85 to 100 degrees and imagine what temp. a wind cooled engine have , over here everybody uses synthetics , because one its good for the environment because u dont change it as regulary as conventional oil . i am a dealer for amsoil it's not because i sell it and distribute it , it's because i personally have used it and it has proven to me to be the oil that convince me that what it say's it does:)
     
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    i use AMSOIL series 2000 0-30w full syn.
     
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    It's all a personal preference.

    I run Mobile 1 in everything simply because I like the peace & mind.

    I don't mind spending the extra $$ either.
     
  19. Dec 24, 2007 at 6:22 AM
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    Don't have the truck yet, but did come on this topic with my Honda and did the research for the best oil when my car was new.

    The best according to my research was Amsoil.

    I also put the Fumoto quick drain valve on it too because it's the main thing I can do as the owner to keep it running well was to change oil frequently. Frequent oil changes is the key to longevity. My Honda has 188,000 and still runs fine, starts up quick, and acelerates w/o any problems or hesitation.

    My friend's of the same mileage has some troubles. I feel it's due to my meticulous oil changes.


    I now have the truck a posted another thread on my first oil change to synthetic.

    I couldn't wait or want the hassle of ordering Amsoil so I bought Pennzoil Platinum. In the other thread as well as this, I can definitely say that the truck starts and runs smoother in cold and normal temps. Seems to want to rev and spin up more easily.

    Not just wishful thinking. It's a definite difference in feel.

    The addition of the Fumoto drain valve makes a no lift oil change. I just plug a hose onto the nipple and drain directly to a jug. Turn the valve closed and it's over. Change filter and fill from the top and it's done in 16 minutes.

    Mileage though not measured directly, seems better from my experiences at a quarter tank. Seems to go longer. The thing idles and runs smoother.

    Also changed the filter to K&N. I suggest stuffing a rag into the side of the filter to absorb what comes out and making clean up a breeze.
     
  20. Dec 24, 2007 at 6:36 AM
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    i know it is a personal thing , that of a oil choice but i am with you amsoil is the best with all respect to others . and i proved it to my self .
     
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