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RANT: I can't believe Toyota wants $88+tax for an oil change

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by zac808, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Dec 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    That is ridiculously expensive IMO.

    BTW, I can't believe I'm to lazy to do it myself.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    Have you priced out the price of full synthetic for the amount our 5.7l engine?
     
  3. Dec 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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    The 5.7l takes almost 8 quarts of oil... 88 is actually not all that bad if it's synthetic.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM
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    For the full synthetic it calls for 7.5 so for 8 it's almost 80 bucks. Plus you get full service with it and a wash if you want it.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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    I support my local small business and pay around $80, I use Amsoil Syn since i've had it. Amsoil is $10 a quart here, I feel like I should do it myself, but they clean inside and fill all fluids so it's just easier to get it done there.
     
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  6. Dec 9, 2014 at 8:38 PM
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    I do my own after the maintenance plan is up..i would say it's around 75-80 for doing it myself too.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2014 at 7:26 AM
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    Ask them if what they use is fully synthetic. I was told by my local Toyota service department that Toyota synthetic is semi-synthetic (oil change was somewhere around $80, as I remember). They said if I want to go with full synthetic Mobil 1, it's around $110 or so.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM
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    I do to, but mostly because I double check all thier work anyway and it seems like there is always something that happens ro eerk me, like a scratch in the paint.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM
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    I just paid $94 for a full service oil change with synthetic.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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    Mine averages $75. 8qts of amsoil for bout 50 and 25 for oil change at quaker state quick lube.and I get to watch him remove pan, oil, filter and reinstall and befriended the owner; another shooter. Too many anecdotes about dealer snafus so not chancing it.much cheaper then my old power stroke. That was a 130 a pop! 4 gallons of earl oil and by pass filter.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2014 at 8:23 PM
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    Semi-syn is not good for their so called 10k change. The tbn number and additives are not formulated for that type of extended service. In fact no semi is. Appreciate confirming that. I had a gut check and had both trucks done at 4k. Remove all the microscopic shavings of the break in.your better off buying your own M1 and having someone you trust do the change. Ask the dealer what they charge if you supply the oil. They may not like it (but tuf cheet-ski), but it's a simple business deal not a date they should be glad to make a little profit.
     
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    Just talked with my dealer yesterday and for the 5.7 using a full synthetic valvoline it would run me about $67 just as a reference.
     
  13. Dec 31, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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    I read in one of the forms that the oil Toyota uses is made by moble one
     
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    Dealership dont all have to use the same oils. Earnhardt by me uses mobile iirc but big two uses Valvoline. As long as it meets Toyotas specs.
     
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    Dealer uses the semi-synth mix unless you request other. Should stick with one type and not change it up.
     
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    I had my pre-paid "free" synthetic oil change today. Dealer advised full synthetic using Mobile1.
     
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    My dealer said they dont use a blend, but a full synthetic. My last free service was done at 25k, so when I hit 30k im going to use German synthetic castrol.
     
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    I asked what they would charge for a full synthetic when it's out of the maintenance program ....$52....that's actually not bad.
     
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    Yeah thats not bad at all
     
  20. Jan 1, 2015 at 9:38 PM
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    How the heck? My toyota was $80.
     
  21. Jan 1, 2015 at 9:49 PM
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    I know...I'm not sure if he read it correctly, or just didn't know what he was talking about as he seemed to have just randomly guessed it....
     
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    5 instead of an 8?
     
  23. Jan 7, 2015 at 10:49 PM
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    Just for reference. O'Reilly Auto Parts Pricing
    5qt = $37.99
    1qt = $9.19
    Oil Filter = $17.99

    8qts and oil filter = $83.55 + tax

    You can find these cheaper especially when on sale but the $88 to have it done for you is actually reasonable.
     
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    V8 and fully synthetic. I settle for that anytime. I guess you can DIY but won't cost much less. I always do my own oil after warranty expire. My wife SUV cost $120 for her Mercedes ML500.
     
  25. Jan 10, 2015 at 8:37 AM
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    Purchased oil and filter today: Oil Filter $4.15 and Mobil1 Full Syn $41.60 = $45.75 and a little labor for a DIY job and done right.
     
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