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OIL TYPE AND INTERVALS

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Brandenmontoya10, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Apr 4, 2016 at 6:04 AM
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    Brandenmontoya10

    Brandenmontoya10 [OP] HE > I

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    What's up fellas.

    So, let's hear your opinions on going full synthetic on a 2011 5.7L v8 tundra vs. non-full synthetic. And how often are you guys changing your oil? I am at 56k miles, my average trips are between 5-15 miles, and it's 70% street/ 30% highway.

    Thanks guys! God bless
     
  2. Apr 4, 2016 at 6:06 AM
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    Sean266

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    Synthetic every 5k. Treat your engine good, and it'll treat you good.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2016 at 7:41 AM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    Do an oil analysis and base it off of that.
     
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  4. Apr 4, 2016 at 8:10 AM
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    matluth

    matluth Fish On!

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    Mobile 1, 7K miles. Did my 09 Taco at recommended 7K intervals too with M-1 with no issues.
     
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  5. Apr 4, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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    With full synthetic oil (that is a loose term now days) you can go 10k miles between oil changes. Myself, I do 5k mile intervals. Oil is cheap. Motors, not so much. I also consider use when changing oil. My current oil has 2500 miles of all highway to CA and back to CO, 2000 miles of mixed city/highway, 500 miles of towing/work. After today I can add another 110 miles to the towing mileage.

    I use Mobil 1 0W-20.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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    Mobil 1 0W-20 Synthetic every 5k
     
  7. Apr 4, 2016 at 9:11 AM
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    Given that you do mostly short trips, I'd suggest full synthetic @5k interval. I do mostly Highway driving, and change mine @ 10k miles.
     
  8. Apr 4, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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    M1 every 5k or 12 months - whichever comes first.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2016 at 2:48 PM
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