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Why synthetic?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kbp68, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Sep 28, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    My 06 has 120k and is 95% highway driven. Probably close to 60 - 70 miles / day. I tow a 3000lb trailer maybe 6 times a year. It runs like a top and never burns a drop. Why should I switch to synthetic? (or why not)
     
  2. Sep 28, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    jandrews

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  3. Sep 28, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    steve o 77

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    to extend the oil change intervals.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    Why are you asking?
    If you're happy with what you use now, then stick with it. You don't need to switch.

    I personally like synthetic because it tends to penetrate further into engine parts. It acts more of a cleansing agent removing buildup/sludge (if you want to call it that). I change it at regular 5K mile intervals.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    it's mo betta. why go to a 4 diamond restaurant and get a $40 steak if you can get one at texas roadhouse for $10? cause it tastes fuckin good
     
  6. Sep 28, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    X2!
     
  7. Sep 28, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    Eurosport

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    why you ask at 120k
    should have thought about it at 1k lol or 3k or 5k not now
     
  8. Sep 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    I have a better question.


    Why the fuck not?
     
  9. Sep 29, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    Cause you DON'T extend drain intervals and what you been doin' is good!
     
  10. Sep 29, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    If it's running good now stick with what your doing. I had a 1988 4Runner that went 350,000 useing nothing but dino every 3,000... never had any problems with the engine and it still ran like new when I sold the truck.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    davestaco

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    why not switch to something that if far more advanced in the way of cleaning, and protecting. I did a research paper last year on the differences of conventional and synthetic. trust me synthetic is by far better.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    ^X2, good info Dave

    I did a research paper in 3rd grade on what makes plants grow the best

    Water is much better than pepsi, coffee, or piss
     
  13. Sep 29, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    I suspect in your research paper, the term 'Urine' was substitued for 'piss'?...
     
  14. Sep 29, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Rich2putt

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    If you use your truck normally, regular oil is fine. IMO, synthetic oil won't increase your engine life if you change oil every 5,000 miles. :)
     
  15. Sep 29, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    :confused:ok i have a question.when is it a good time to switch to synthetic i have 5900kms on it and winter is on it's way.isthe engine broken in i keep hearing that they run them at the factory for breakin time. :canada:
     
  16. Sep 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    Synthetic oil penetrates further into engine parts? WHAT?

    Please explain to us exactly how that happens, this ought to be good.
     
  17. Sep 29, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    Now would be a good time.
     
  18. Sep 29, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    :rofl:
     
  19. Sep 29, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    WOW- Only 5900km on an '09. You must really baby your truck! Most of the info I have seen says change to synthetic after about 3000 miles break-in. You should be good to change now.

    BTW- if you are driving really short distances, it might be a good idea to change your oil more often. I have heard that acids and combustion by-products build up faster when oil is never allowed to get really hot. (probably 5000k is OK). Others- feel free to chime in on this.
     
  20. Sep 29, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    It's more expensive so it has to be better right? I use it because I only have to change it half as often and it seems to hold up better over time. Plus, I can run a thinner oil than Dino.
     
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