Jaw drop oil change

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by TacoHog17, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I change mine every 500 miles and use soybean oil and a used dryer sheet. :D
     
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  3. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Hahaha
     
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  4. rich

    rich Member

    So why does the dealer want my 13 taco oil changed every 5K
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    It’s recommeded.
     
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  6. lcarrasco212

    lcarrasco212 Well-Known Member

    I went to the dealer today to try and get an oil change at 3k. He said not till 10k. I said damn! Only rotated & balanced tires and inspection. Idk if i feel comfortable leaving it that long, especially since I don’t drive it much
     
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Oil changes are recommended at 10k with the synthetic. Service appointments are recommended at 5k or at least every 6 months.

    There’s multiple reasons: they keep a check on your truck to assess for any problems before a component completely fails and costs a lot of warranty money for Toyota; they make money off you; they get you in a dealership to look at new models and make you lust after one lol.
     
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  8. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I still change mine at 5k. I am sure it’s fine to go 10k but I just can’t make myself do it. Going to 5,000 killed me. I always changed my oil at 2-3k. But that was a different world when I drove 80’s model vehicles too.
     
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  9. lcarrasco212

    lcarrasco212 Well-Known Member

    I’m going to do the same, every 3-5k. I’ll feel more comfortable driving pedal to the metal when needed
     
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  10. TucsonSteve

    TucsonSteve Active Member

    That how my 18 came home with me!
     
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  11. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Is that what happened? Lol
     
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  12. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I do the same, I change it at the 5,000 intervals at home after the check-up.
     
  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Actually it was kinda that way. I was getting my 10k service and saw them sexy TRD Off Roads sitting on the lot. With the premium and tech packages. I couldn’t stand it.
    I went to town to do some target shooting and dropped on over and bought the Inferno OffRoad.
     
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  14. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    TBH,... I wanted the inferno off-road in a manual but it took so long to find the truck I have that it didn't seem worth it to wait for another option. Good job!
     
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  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Hence the short bed for me... all I could find within 75+ miles with the tech and premium packages I wanted was on a short bed. (They had one long bed in a white but based off the luck poor @OR17TRD has had I was gun shy).
    I’ve always loved the Inferno color but didn’t want to pull the trigger. When I bought the 2017 Silver Sport Long Bed I wanted an Off Road but they didn’t have any.
    Now I got the truck I truly wanted. And man I LOVE the OffRoad with premium and tech packages. It’s a different class of truck altogether.
     
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Should have went with the white DCLBOR. SMH.
     
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  17. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I didn’t want to step on your game. Lol.
    And this is the truck the wife and daughter wanted and made it a point to let me know...... numerous times. Lol
     
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  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Always pleasing.
     
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  19. rich

    rich Member

    Well I hit 5k miles in 5 months
     

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