Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by tacodl, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. tacodl

    tacodl Member

    I have a 2012 taco 4L was wondering what's the best oil to run in it
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Any off the shelf oil of the correct viscosity. Mobil One is popular.
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  4. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I cant argue with that.
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  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You could but you won't win.
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  6. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    Mobil one is good stuff, but I use royal purple oil. It's high end stuff. Yes it not cheap at all. But I like to use the very best stuff for my truck. Royal purple oil+OEM filter is the way to go IMO
  7. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Rp is the very best?
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You're the very best jangles!
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  9. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    In my opinion it is yes. However I'm pretty sure someone will argue "not worth the money" or "it's not better, bla bla bla". I've had experience with it. And it's good stuff. That's my thoughts.
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  10. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Here we go.... Another oil thread
  11. JAKE1OFF

    JAKE1OFF New Member

    I have a 2010 Tacoma with 95.000 miles on it. I have been thinking about switching to synthetic oil, is this alright to do? Thanks
  12. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    No problem.
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  13. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Synthetic oil of the correct viscosity. Yes.
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    BIRDSLAYER Well-Known Member

    If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Oil is oil is oil... if you change it when you're supposed to and properly maintain your vehicle or wouldn't matter what brand of oil you run. It's whatever makes you happy.
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  15. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    Depends on how often you change your oil. I do mine no matter what at 4k miles, so using synthetic or regular will not make any difference. Regular oil starts to lose its viscosity around 3-4miles, synthetic never breaks down. If you want to go every 5000- 10000 miles without and oil change use synthetic.

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