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When to do 1st Oil Change?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bu11etWhisperer, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Bu11etWhisperer

    Bu11etWhisperer [OP] My Taco is Blue!!!

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    Hey Y'all,
    I just bought my 1st Taco last Sat. on the 13th of Mar. My question is what mileage do I have to do my 1st oil change? Is it like my bike where as they recommended an oil change every 3000 miles but the 1st one had to be at 500 miles :confused:. Now I know the dealer told me Toyota recommends the oil change every 5000 miles but they didn't mention anything about the initial change and I am afraid they may have forgotten to mention it. I just don't want any shit from the dealer if something does go wrong with my Truck :eek:. I scoped through the OM but didn't see any info but it's possible I over looked it.

    Thanks;),
     
  2. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    just do what the manual says.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    What you have to do is change it per the manual, no early change required. Many people do change the oil at 1000 to 2000 miles and then go to the 5000 mile change interval. I changed mine just before 2000 miles.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. I will follow the manual suggestions. I've just always been told that a new motor has metal pieces and trash in the 1st tank of oil. This causes scaring of the piston walls and more problems down the road. No worries though. Thanks for the advice.

    Thanks again,
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    5K is probably fine but I did my first at 1K.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    i did mine at 3k. now ill wait untill its at 8k, maybe....
     
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    tacobo670

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    i did my first at 500mi. and then every other about 3k intervals. mobil 1 full synthetic.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    the only thing i can put thats worth anything is that the motor DOES seat the rings and valve guides. NOTHING is that precise thats mass produced like a vehicle. The FILTER catches the particals, so IF anything, you should do an oil change at around 1000 miles since MOST of the wear has occured in the seating of the rings and other parts. the Babbet on the bearing surfaces get the clearances set and there are particals due to this. Again, the filter catches these particals and thats its purpose. you COULD go 5000 miles but in all reality, i would worry more about the filter clogging and the BYPASS valve (if the OEM filter has one) opening up and just recirculating crap thruout the motor. Thats why i change my oil every 4000 miles regardless of how it got there or how long (synthetic all the way) and drop my first oil around 1000 miles. i will use Toyota Filters, i only have 780 miles on my 2010 Taco AC and will use OEM filters for warranty purposes and they are some of the best filters (manufacturer filter) on the market.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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