Best oil for the 3.5 V-6??

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by BigMau, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    JMO but any oil that meets the SN or SN+ standards is good oil. The debate is what is the best oil. Sure we all have our favorites and the ones that served us well for years but that don't mean that oil A is better than oil B. Run what you want and if you start having problems with it change brands. Personally ive never had any luck with Pennzoil, however others swear by it, Havoline used to have a big following but has seemed to lessened lately in my opinion just because of availability, not necessarily because if performance.
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  3. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I don't use it but probly just as good as the next IMHO! Do some research and run it if you like the info you found. Some folks brag up Mobil1.....Amsoil.....Pennzoil.....Quaker State.......Valvoline......the list can go on and on!
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  4. OP

    BigMau Well-Known Member

    I used to use Havoline 5w-30 many years ago in my 1989 Honda CRX-DX. Great oil!! Plus, lived a few near a Texaco gas station. Advanced Auto here in NE Pennsylvania stocked this oil on their shelves.... however, it seems like they stopped selling this brand?? If you can get a steady supply and your 0w-20 is API SN / GF-5 rated... you should be good to go.
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  5. OP

    BigMau Well-Known Member

    Kinda feeling the same way about oil. One oil brand I always seem to be able to (always) get is Walmart Supertech. I ran the 5w-30 "high-mileage" synthetic in my 2011 GMC Canyon 2wd. It really made that little 2.9l 4 cylinder engine run smooth and I got an extra mile per gallon on gas once I switched to Supertech. Anyone using Supertech Syn. 0w-20??
    However, I can get Quaker State Ultimate Durability 0w-20 for 5bucks more a 5 quart jug.
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  6. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    No rubbers for my tires. I put my truck on the pill the day I brought it home.
  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Haha. Better safe than sorry.
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Don’t need a bunch of Rav4’s Running around.
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  9. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s the truth. Wouldn’t the new Tacoma make a Prius since it has the Atkinson cycle.
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    They have litters like cats. A bunch of hybrids running around.
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  11. rappidrobert

    rappidrobert New Member

    I run amsoil in everything I own. Bypass filter system on Nissan frontier. 255m on clock & no noises outta de engine. Change once a year & burns 1/4 qt in that time. Bought new. Will put in new offroad here shortly (6300 miles)
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  12. Cole Chuman

    Cole Chuman New Member

    Correct! Toyota private labels Mobile 1 oil as their stock Toyota OEM.
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  13. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I believe the oem toyota oil is made by exxon mobil but its not quite the same. The toyota oil has more moly additive in it than mobil 1.
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  14. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    Toyota OEM. Oil is definitely blended by Exxon/Mobil, says so right on the bottle. JMO but I think it's a version of their old Super Syn, I don't know about the chemical analysis but it's the old Super Syn bottles with Toyota labels.
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  15. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Mine goes to the dealer for oil changes. I use whatever they put in it. Haven't had any issues yet.
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  16. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Imo, most of the 0-20w synthetics are good even walmarts super tech brand. I think it comes down to the additive package in these oils for how long you can go between changes.
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  17. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    Im a Castrol man !
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  18. HfJeff

    HfJeff Member

    All 3 of the vehicles in my household run the same oil: Tacoma, Corolla, Forester. Kirkland 0w-20 from Costco.
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  19. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I've heard the shell brand 0-20w synthetic is excellent plus the cost is right.
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  20. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    I've heard the shell rotella gas truck oil is very good, however it's getting harder to find as time goes on. I've been using Pennzoil Platinum lately, which is a shell oil product. I've also used the ultra platinum but at times it's hard to get too. Since the new GF6 standard came out I don't know how much difference there is between the platinum and ultra platinum. The platinum seems to be running just fine and easy to find.
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  21. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I saw all you'd want of the shell 0-20w synthetic the other week while shopping at walmart. They had several different brand manufactures 0-20w synthetic oil to choose from.
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