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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

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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

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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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    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
     
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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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    I just purchased a 2017 tundra. The dealership gives me free oil changes and tire rotation for as long as I own the truck. They run synthetic oil and said they do the oil changes every 10 k. And tire rotation at 5 k. He said it's fine to put 10 k with synthetic but I think I'll just get them to change it at the 10 k and 20 k mark and I'll be changing it at the 5 k and 15 k marks etc. any thoughts?
     
  11. Feb 8, 2017 at 8:11 PM
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    I run Mobile 1 in all our units, and have a set interval of 3500 miles. I know many will say there's no need to change in that timeframe, and they're probably right - but screw it - oil's cheap and I have a couple of pricey units. A happy motor makes for a happy owner.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2017 at 8:23 PM
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    Changing your oil is your own call. Just use factory Toyota filters (which are cheaper and better). Your money, your vehicle.

    When I owned my Tundra, really wish that I would have done 7500-10k mile oil changes instead of 5k or under. It was a big waste of money and didn't get me any benifits.
     
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