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What oil / oil filter?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by StormTrooper, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Feb 11, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    StormTrooper

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    Time to change my oil.. im doing it myself for the first time, i got it all down but what oil and oil filter should i use? 2008 2.7L 4cyl
     
  2. Feb 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    ummm yeah
    amsoil 0-30 sig series (once a year) and Mann ML1003 7500 mile filter or 6 mos.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Definitely the Toyota filter, but I've always run Castrol.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    OEM oil filter and Mobile 1 if you go synthetic.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    getting there....
    Pennzoil platinum or ultra......and a Toyota filter.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    I use factory Toyota filter and Mobile 1 Synthetic. Every other oil change I use the Lucas Synthetic Oil additive.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    Dam. Not another one of these threads.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    what the part number
     
  9. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    Not everyone has a manual, google, a dealer, autozone, pep boys, Hi-lo, or walmart ... to help them out.

    Be a pal.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    That is the one piece of info worth repeating. That filter cut open demo.. was like watching an info-mercial with the unhelpful editorial comments, but did show the factory filter to appear nicer. AND, when purchased online can be had for less than the fram toughguard.
    Instantly went out and ordered a case.

    ANd I just mean the filter thing... not Mr lucas's mystery snake oil additive.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    I say that because there is only about 100 thread with this same topic, on this forum alone.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    for fun jump back to like page 500.. it looks just like today.
    Uncanny. Just replace 10 and 09 with 07 and 08.
     
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    and even better. Its a meaningless question.

    I'll go start the "which hair length goes best with a TRD cai." What does joe walmart know about oil and filters? I like orange, so I bought fram for years.
    I don't have a filter wrench, so I bought whichever level came with the grip stuff on it. Toyota racing used to say castrol on it, so I bought castrol. Anyone got a better reason? [​IMG]
     
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    Take it to Wal Mart, they have trainned oil change technicians that are experts at changing oil and they do it for less money than what it would cost you if you buy the oil and filter yourself.
    Also if they screw up and ruin your engine Wal Mart will pay for the repair.
    I know many repair claims have been filed against Wal Mart for repairs after they screw up the oil changes, one woman I know Wal Mart paid for a new transmission on her Nissan Sentra after they left the trans oil 3 quarts low, another guy with a Chevy S10 got a new engine cause the oil filter thy installed leaked cause it wasn't installed correctly.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2011 at 1:27 AM
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    I thought you were joking...

    Its been a long time since i've seen a super center.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:05 AM
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    The oil change technicians at Wal Mart always know whats the best grade of oil for your engine, say if your engine calls for a 5W20, they feel its better to use a 10W30, cause they are trainned and educated on different grades of oil, they have certificates hanging on the wall to prove they are genuine and true oil change technicians, they even have special patches on their uniforms "oil change technician"
    wow!!!! I am impressed!
     
  18. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:06 AM
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    I use Wix and what ever syn is on sale. Mobil 1 at Walmart is usually a good bet but check auto part store fliers.
     
  19. Feb 12, 2011 at 3:10 AM
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    mobil 1 oil and filter
     
  20. Feb 12, 2011 at 3:21 AM
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    Wix 51348 and Mobil 1 5W-30. Around here, even the snow blower gets synthetic oil in the winter.

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