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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 30, 2007 at 7:22 PM
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    wes

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    wilson-sorry ,i missed the reguard of your post-pls disreguard mine-newbie mistake i guess.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2007 at 8:43 PM
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    Perfectly fine. I agree with what you've said, btw.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2007 at 9:33 PM
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    i run castrol GTX or gtx highmileage (depending on how many miles on veh) in everything except my bikes and my chevelle..i run royal purple in them... heard of people picking up 12hp just by switching to royal purple in engine trans and rear
     
  4. Dec 31, 2007 at 1:40 AM
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    all i can see is that u look for price not for brand , u said that amsoil is not better than m1 and i respect that but u use it for your bike , it seems to me that ur in a tight buget and that is ok, but read the back part of m1 fully synthetic and look at the restrictions and it will tell you something you will not find in amsoil witch is ( restrictions) . for example not recomended for to much idle time , not recomended for high rpms , and so on . but i respect your desicion .i just whnt to share my experience for you guys.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2007 at 6:27 AM
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    klown

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    Hey that's cool, buddy. I know you're an amsoil guy, I like the oil. It's just more difficult to get, and usually costs more then mobil1. I have yet to see an independent study that compares mobil1 and amsoil. All the data I have seen is sponsored by amsoil. When in doubt I'll stick with the oil that performance cars use, mobil1. And it just so happens it's cheaper and easier to get then amsoil. But hey, your probably an amsoil dealer or know an amsoil dealer, so it's easy for you to get, not so easy for me. Only amsoil dealer I know is on the other side of town.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2007 at 8:56 AM
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    Well your not such a klown after all , just a joke , you are wright not much dealers around these days . But it is cheeeeeeper good luck body... :D
     
  7. Dec 31, 2007 at 9:25 AM
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    mrbjr

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    I am looking at the back of a Mobil 1 5w30 container right now and do not see any restrictions. It only says to wash with soap and water if some should get on you:)
     
  8. Dec 31, 2007 at 9:32 AM
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    I will try to go to pepboys and get a picture of it and post it.;) is it the one that says fully synthetic or is it the 5000 or 7500 ????
     
  9. Dec 31, 2007 at 9:44 AM
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    klown

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    Yeah, I'll check it out when I get home also. I've got the full synthetic mobil1 5w-30 at home. I'll check for the disclaimers.
     
  10. Dec 31, 2007 at 10:20 AM
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    The one I have is for "fully synthetic".... Nothing on the cardboard carton or the qt. container with any disclaimer other than it might cause Cancer..
     
  11. Dec 31, 2007 at 10:30 AM
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    Yeah, I don't see anything on the mobil1 website either. Must be a hoax.
     
  12. Dec 31, 2007 at 3:57 PM
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    tacotoe

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    Quote/[ i had a 1989 chevy truck and i sold it w/189000 miles on original engine w/no problems ever--amazing for a chevy].


    I agree with everything but the part about 189k no prob. amazing for a chevy. I have a `93 K1500 SB 4x4 bought new and havn`t had any problems(ok minor ones-headlight switch,pwr window switch,cruise cntrl.switch).Like you, I also first put 3k miles on the Tacoma before switching to Mobil1.The Chevy has always had regular Castrol 5w-30, strange to me but not a major issue is that it has used a little oil since new about 1/2 quart the first 1500 miles.
     
  13. Dec 31, 2007 at 4:42 PM
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    Personally I use Mobil 1 synthetic in all my vehicles and I never deviate. It costs a few extra bucks. Pick a good oil and stick with it is what I have always done.

    Good luck oil hunting.
     
  14. Dec 31, 2007 at 10:17 PM
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    I used valvoline 5w30 on my 2000 taco. The truck now has 185,000 hard miles on it, and the oil still has a nice amber color when changed at 3500 miles. The engine still seems to be as tight as the day I bought the truck new. I am going to run mobile1 in my new 2008 tacoma.

    At any rate, I am very happy with the results from running valvoline conventional oil and toyota filters. As long as you use a name brand oil that meets the "SL" designation (or whatever the specify now), change the oil every four thousand miles or so, and consistently use the same brand of oil a, toyota engine should outlast the rest of the vehicle.
     
  15. Jan 1, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    In my 4 wheel'd vehicles, I've been using Mobile 1 for about 7 years now. When I was still living up north ( Long Island ) and winter came around, I found that with the synthetic there was either no or very little "lag" for the oil pressure to come up shortly after starting. This held true in both my old Prelude and my 4.3L S-10. I also noticed that there was a slight mileage improvement over mineral oil in the S-10 (.5-.75 mpg gain).

    I'm convinced that the synthetic oils hold up better in terms of vescosity in high heat conditions since I've been in S.Florida now for almost 3 years. I'll be going the Mobile-1 route when my XR hits 3K miles. Actually, as a matter of fact, I'll be tuning 600 miles today since I bought the truck. When it hit's 1,000, I'll give it it's first change with mineral oil.

    My bike is another story though. I had been using Repsol full synthetic and changing the oil about every 3K miles. When I was due for my last oil change, I couldn't get my Repsol so I tried the Redline synthetic in the same vescosity. There is a difference. The bike seems to run a little warmer now since the last oil change. Almost as if the Redline oil doesn't have the same thermal conductivity as the repsol. I drag race this bike 1 or 2 times a month and that being said,,,, there was no change in performance or clutch feel, just increased engine temp'.

    Hint to those who want a good deal on Mobile-1 ,,,,,, go to Wallyworld(wallmart).
     
  16. Jan 1, 2008 at 7:54 AM
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    When I was at the dealer, I asked them about doing a synthetic oil change and they told me that toyota uses a blend between regular and sythetic oil. They said if you use straight synthetic, it will hurt your engine in the long run. Is there any truth to that?
     
  17. Jan 1, 2008 at 8:54 AM
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    The service writer at my dealer recommened I not use it(synth.) because when it gets lots of miles and the seals are worn it might leak more.140k now and no leaks w/Mobil1 5w30.In response to original thread question,a person could probably use,"WOLFS HEAD",brand and have good results as long as they changed it regular.Something I have been curious about though w/ my Taco and the use of synthetics..now that it has 140k and some wear on the engine/valvetrain,Could a little amount being consumed have toasted my catalytic converters?Whereas a conventional oil would burn better???
     
  18. Jan 1, 2008 at 10:01 AM
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    I am going to be driving my 08 Taco for work (50k + miles/yr) and plan on putting in synthetic after the first 1000 miles. How often should I change it? I was planning on 12k. I'll use Mobil 1. I ran it in a company truck (03 Silverado) and it had 186k on it when I turned it in, no major issues.
     
  19. Jan 1, 2008 at 10:02 AM
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    Have to agree with synthetic, great stuff in the cold and heat, can't beat it. I use Mobil 1, Amsoil is good stuff, but its more expensive in the New England area and lots of places don't carry it. Wally World carrys Mobil 1 at $20 per jug,(5qts). I believe Amsoil is $6.10 per qt. Either way what ever syn you use is OK.
    If you go with dino oil Castrol is very good and been around for ever.

    You just cannot beat syn oil, over all.
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  20. Jan 1, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    Just as I suspected, you're full of shit. I've checked the back of the 5W30 and 0W40 that I have at the house of the full synthetic mobil1. It has no disclaimers on the back except the statement about it causing cancer. Why are you making this shit up dude? You've got a credibility issue man.
     
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