Zero W Thirty

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by silverT, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. silverT

    silverT Well-Known Member

    Yes Mobil one makes a 0 W 30 But I use 5 W 30 synthetic , i'm at the 233,000 miles mark My Taco does not burn oil - I change once every 5000 miles .
    99% I drive it like a baby , once in a wile I will Zonk it .
    even at 5000 miles oil looks nice . Since I am having great luck with 5 W 30 & I have high miles
    Do you think I'm pushing my luck to try the 0 W 30 in winter
    Winter temps around here 30 to -15 when the cold fronts come they stay a few months.
    5 W 30 synthetic has no issues in the cold But i'm tempted to try 0w30 they say better MPG
    But I am concerned to mess with a good thing,the 5 w 30
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Don’t change. Keep doing what works. That’s my nickel.
     
  4. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    I do what the Manuel says. 5w-30 works good with me. Although I live in socal and we don't ever have cold weather.
     
  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I’d stay with the 5w30. Stick with what works. That’s a lot of miles with no problems to go changing things around.
     
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  6. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Stay with 5w30 and what the hell is "zonk" ?? Lol
     
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  8. OP
    silverT

    silverT Well-Known Member

    Seems to be various meanings - But - I meant I Hit the gas peddle
    once in a wile - Not with a stick , My Foot :cool:
     
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  9. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    ZONK : To press aggressively on petroleum pedal,: To press aggressively on petroleum pedal without prior notification,:Urban dictionary slang ,: "Wow I was zonked." ,: "Hey !, go zonk yourself" ,: "ZONK OFF
    !"

    Meh, that's all I got...;)
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Bogunn gets zonk over blonde wigs.
     
  11. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Ah zonk it!
     
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  12. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Yeah I know . Just giving you a hard time
     
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  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Don’t hijack another thread with your disturbing wig fetish. And don’t blame me for making a Public Awareness Campaign about mustached men in blonde wigs. People should be aware of the scary things that lurk under that wig.
     
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  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    ZONK!!
     
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  15. OP
    silverT

    silverT Well-Known Member

    This Taco has turned out to be the best truck . Takes me to work about 125 miles per week
    then I pick up daughter at work 125 miles each week mon to fri
    Then the weekend I take my kids here there every where ,
    as the miles pile on the kids use the radio that allows paring so they blast music .
    The mileage is as such that I figure the more miles the better . - Now it's the weekend
    I used truck for scrap metal money 30 miles Took daughter to her job 18 miles took kids to wall mart 18 mi pulse 10 mi - then took daughters friend home 12 miles went to pick up daughter 18 mi back home 18 miles thats Today & yesterday was like the same
    You know at this moment I feel Zonked & The Taco is not .............
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2017
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  16. OP
    silverT

    silverT Well-Known Member

    My view of 0 w 30
    my only concern is motor has miles so it's not as tight as new ( burns no oil feels new )
    It gets cold in the north east so a 0w30 by mid December when it's below zero with highs of 20
    a zero weight should create perfect start up flow and once warmed up you have a 30 weight
    But some how I get back to the concern of the in between moment when oil is cold & motor is warming up
    and you'v got a thin zero weight on the moving parts of an over 200,000 mile motor
     
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  17. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    I applaud you,the OP for maintaining focus & resilience while we garbaged up your thread, i apologize for this... & I'm truly glad that your 'yota is turning out to be as awesome as you hoped...
     
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  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I definitely understand your reasoning for thinking of switching to the 0w30. I still would stick with what you’ve done for over 200k miles. How many winters has your truck survived with the 5w30 and no problems? I’d be afraid to mess with a good thing.
    If you do decide to switch it over let us know if you see a difference and what your outcomes are.
     
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  19. OP
    silverT

    silverT Well-Known Member

    The info I can give you - - .I purchased truck used at the 220,000 range . Now I'm at the 230,000 range My guess is conventional 5w30 had been used .
    Synthetic use , 10,000 miles ?? When I first checked oil level 10,000 miles ago the Cross hatch area on metal dip stick had like a brown burnished finish on metal - - a baked on brownish hue , After 10,000 miles of synthetic 5w30 the brown burnish on dip stick metal is gone , this is what synthetic oil is known for ( Cleaning )
    I am leaning towards 0w30 because the sub zero arctic blast is on it's way ,it's really cold here
    Spring - Summer - Fall - 5w30 is perfect - Mobil One has developed zero weight technology
    before others . They say 0w30 has warranty protection for 5w30 & 10w30
    wile I trust Mobil One I'll let you all know soon enough if I have the guts to experiment


    Update : Have a fresh jug of 0w30 for a mid December oil change , after lots of research it's my view a 5w30 & 0w30 will offer same hot engine protection , If your auto is exposed to cold climate the consensus is a zero weight will flow faster thus less wear at startup . If I see a fuel MPG improvement that could Change my attitude of a 0w30 for year round use . Till I use it , I just feel for cold winters it's gonna help engine last longer But once spring come's my old school attitude still feels a 5w30 is the choice .for general use.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2017
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  20. OP
    silverT

    silverT Well-Known Member

    I felt this was interesting cause it answers the question - 5w30 convential ability to flow compared to 5w30 synthetic
    wile Amsoil is a top rated oil - all synthetics flow better back to back
    comparisons
     
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  21. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Interesting video. Thanks for posting.
     

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