Oil change question

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by warakesTaco, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    The oil itself may last that long but with vvt and any number of other stuff being operated and controled by oil/oil pressure I believe clean oil is just as important as good oil.
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  3. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    I do it for myself.
    Otherwise my ocd will drive me crazy!
    My sanity relies upon my brain knowing that I flushed the contaminates suspended in the oil, out of my engine. Oil is way cheaper than a shrink would be.
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  4. Lucia Bennett

    Lucia Bennett New Member

    I use Valvoline synthetic oil, usually go about 5k to 6k oil change once, I think that's a good level to protect the engine. You up to use synthetic will be better. I just received a Valvoline coupon code and am about to get my oil changed.
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  5. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I stuck with mobil1 that my dealer has been using during my toyota care visits. Imo, all the 0W-20 synthetics are good. More important to change the oil within a year, or 10k miles....5k for severe use.
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  6. jjs2955

    jjs2955 New Member

    I would never go 10,000 mile or more even with synthetic. Bought new in 1986 a Toyota truck 2WD with the 22RE engine. After break-in, I have/still do change my oil every 5000 miles with that "crappy ass Dino" oil. The older engines ran fine on it. It is Castrol GTX 10W-40 all season long. It's been my daily driver now for 36 years and 479,000 miles. Still doesn't burn even 1/4 of a quart between oil changes.

    Sadly, Castol GTX 10W-40 is getting harder to find, so maybe going to Castrol Edge 5W-40 soon.

    Newer cars need synthetic so use any good Synthetic (Castrol, Pennzoil, Mobile...) and with 5000 mile changes it will be fine.
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  7. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    When i was still working, now retired, i changed the oil in my 4.7 tundra every 15k miles, or so once a year with mobil1 5w-30. Truck was still running perfect nearly 2 decades later with close to 300k miles when i sold it.
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  8. JDC

    JDC Well-Known Member

    Regardless of mountains of information. Change your oil and filter every 5k. Change transmission fluid every 60k. Rotate tires front to rear at every oil change. I've run Toyotas over 200k and have never had a transmission or engine problem.
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  9. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I was surprised to see changing the atf every 60k miles, or even reading its lifetime. I had an older asin auto transmission in my tundra which needed to be drained of 4 qts, and refilled every 15k miles which i followed exactly. That truck never had a problem with its transmission. With this tacoma it appears similar imo. I'm even leaning toward a 30k mile atf service.
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  10. JDC

    JDC Well-Known Member

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  11. 24-7

    24-7 Well-Known Member

    When my 3rd was new the dealer gave me x amount of oil changes so I did it under their intervals but since doing it myself, I do it every 5-7k miles (never over 7k) with synthetic oil depending on what I have going on in my schedule.
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