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10,000 mi oil change

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Tundra694, Mar 15, 2021.

  1. Mar 18, 2021 at 8:48 PM
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  2. Mar 18, 2021 at 8:49 PM
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    I have a 2016. I use Amsoil Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil. My last oil change I pulled a sample sent it to Blackstone. They said everything was fine and said if I wanted to do 7k interval it would be ok.
    I am almost at 5k right now. I am going to do it at 7k then send another sample to Blackstone.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2021 at 8:58 PM
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    Great info, can you post the Blackstone report when you get it back?
     
  4. Mar 19, 2021 at 5:30 AM
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    Agreed
     
  5. Apr 5, 2021 at 9:54 AM
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    local oil change place puts 0W20 synth in and yet states the change interval at 3k ... I'm going somewhere between 5-7.5k regardless ... level always looks good, oil still has clarity well past 3k mi
     
  6. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:56 AM
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    For me, it's the lack of motivation to deal with the consequences of letting the "experts" at the dealership mess up my rig. Other than dealing with the stupid cartridge filter setup and the skid plate, it's not too bad doing it myself.

    Side topic - Mobil 1 rebates have kicked in. You can get 5 qts of M1 EP for $24-something at Walmart (delivered free, if you buy 2) with a $15 rebate up to $30 total (2 jugs).
     
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    Get the walmart brand for $15 and it rates better than Mobil 1.
     
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  8. Apr 5, 2021 at 3:29 PM
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    $24 - $15 rebate = $9, so I think I'll go with the M1. I'll leave the SuperTech vs M1 comparisons to the folks on BITOG.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2021 at 9:12 PM
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    THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
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    It's getting rid of the used oil that seems to be a PITA.
    I rarely go to the local Autozone or O'Reilly's, but when I do, they always have signs up reading 'used oil return tank full' or 'not accepting used oil'...:mad:
    That is what stops me from changing my Tundra oil.

    I have a TRD Pro skid plate and would love to install a Fumoto Drain Valve, but getting rid of the old oil seems to be more trouble that it is worth around here..

    The Toro's annual change I can work around...:D
     
  10. Apr 5, 2021 at 9:23 PM
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    My dealer told me that 5k intervals are for if you’re actually using E85. If you were using higher grade (only) 10k was recommended.

    I have a FFV and do ever 10k with end result being dark golden brown.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2021 at 5:53 AM
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    Thanks for the "heads-up" on the Mobil1 rebate starting. I knew their annual rebate usually begins in the Spring, and had been checking the website. Nothing...until your tip. Time to lay in the annual supply. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Apr 6, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    My used oil goes on the big logs in the burn pile :anonymous::bananadead:

    Between the 8 qts from the tundra and the 14 qts from my 7.3, plus the 1 hr round trip to the parts store to dump my oil, burning it is the best thing I can do. Speaking of which I have to change the oil in both of them today after I put the new fuel pump on the 7.3
     
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  13. Apr 6, 2021 at 8:15 AM
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    We recycle at work, so disposal is super easy for me.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2021 at 11:13 AM
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    I guess I'm spoiled, as I get to put used oil out with the recycling. Just put a gallon jug out there today, as a matter of fact.

    I should have mentioned the Chevron rebates as well. Yesterday I got a check for $15, $5 for each 5 qt jug of dino 5W30 that I use in all our non-Tundra vehicles.
     
  15. Apr 6, 2021 at 11:56 AM
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    A lot of WalMart's take your old oil if they have an auto care center. (Especially if you buy oil from them.) Even says so here: https://www.walmart.com/ideas/auto-maintenance/how-to-change-your-oil/44109
     
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  16. Apr 6, 2021 at 12:55 PM
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    Pretty sure here in NY all service stations are required by law to accept used oil.

    Keeps folks from being irresponsible with disposal I would think.

    SPP
     
  17. Apr 6, 2021 at 2:19 PM
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    Every 10k works for the Toyota engineers and that works for me. Anyone but me changes the engine oil....been there done that! I have better things to do in retirement:thumbsup:
     
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  18. Apr 6, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    Change mine every 7500.

    Motul 5W-30
     
  19. Apr 6, 2021 at 8:44 PM
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    No downside other than cost. Dirty oil is dirty oil. 5k is cheap insurance in my book.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2021 at 3:39 AM
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    directly from the owners manual... pp 36

    when looking for the owners manual make sure you pick the Non FFV vs the FFV manual, they are different in regards to maintenance.

    the non FFV manual is missing the FFV paragraph on pp 36 and the oil change interval is on the 10k block of the maintenance log starting on pp 38 compared to the FFV manual showing the oil change is in the 5k & 10k block on pp 38

    link to non FFV toyota pdf : https://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/omms-s/T-MMS-18Tundra/pdf/T-MMS-18Tundra.pdf

    link to FFV toyota pdf : https://www.toyota.com/content/ebrochure/warranty/2018/T-MMS-18TundraFFV.pdf
     
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  21. Apr 7, 2021 at 3:55 AM
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    just to add my dealer had no issue changing the oil every 5k on our FFV tundra. heck they even told me to bring it in before 24k to squeeze in the last free oil change under toyota care.
     
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    I used up my last free maintenance , 25k , so I said, please change the oil. $89.89 for synthetic , no bolts missing, no issues?? I might be having them do it in the future, as much as I distrust them, for that price its a no brainer.
     
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    None yet...
    And prior to going you can remove the skid plate. This way you don’t have to worry about any of those missing bolts and such. 89.99 is definitely a no brainer...
     
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    My local dealership shooed me away for the first Toyota Care oil change because I wasn't near 10K.
     
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    :D There's that. Plus, @Bammer can tell if they actually changed the oil by the color on the dipstick...maybe. :D

    But, then...How can he tell if they actually changed the filter? :notsure:

    Maybe "secret index marks" onto the filter cap to confirm the cap was actually moved? Bad news: Index marks are unchanged. Worse News: Index mark rotated a half turn more clockwise with around 200 ft-lbs of torque on it. :eek:

    I guess @Bammer could always crawl under and loosen/retorque the filter cap before he reinstalls the skid plate. :facepalm:

    Screw that. Not for 89.89, not for FREE!
     
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  26. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    Definite color change this time, I checked pre and post.

    I can't....

    Oh the insanity !

    If I'm crawling under, I'll just change it..

    NO !

    I hear ya, its a real struggle in my mind !!!!

    :notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::notsure::sick:
     
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    Thanks for the info. It’s funny because my dealer does 15k oil changes for my vehicle. Obviously they don’t know whats going on especially since they put 75w90 in our T-case but that’s another topic lol. I’ve been doing my own for years at 10k with great results.
     
  28. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:30 AM
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    Goes to show how ****ing good Toyota (and Honda) engines are if they can survive 300K Mi with 30 oil changes.
    I do mine every 6 months regardless of use, oil starts to breaks down from the first startup no matter how good it is. Toyota "brand" is crazy cheap for the quality.
     
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  29. Apr 7, 2021 at 7:20 PM
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    I'm not trying to be argumentative, you can't dispute what the manual says regarding FFV. But, if you don't use flex fuel, and never plan to, why can't you run 10K oil changes on the FFV motor? What part of the motor could this damage? Without the FF, is this motor still harder on oil than the non FF? Can anybody answer these questions? Toyota couldn't.
     
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    Motor is the same. Its an insurance policy should FF/e85 become contaminated w/ water(becomes acidic). Acid and engine oil aren't friends.

    The fuel system/ECM is different in a FFV(you use approx 30% more vs gasoline...or 30% worse MPG) so the ECM needs to account. If you run regular gasoline under regular use... regular oil changes.
     

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