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Toyota says oil change every 10k mi

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by KW88, Jul 13, 2019 at 7:47 AM.

  1. Jul 13, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    I have a 2019 SR5 Tundra, and I went in for my 5k free service. I expected an oil change but the service rep said that they only recommend an oil change every 10,000 miles with full synthetic (and only once a year if you rarely drive).

    I went from having a 2006 F-150 where I got my oil changed every 3k.

    Does 10k sound right?
     
  2. Jul 13, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    Been following the synthetic 10k rule since purchase... Everything is great. Diffs and Tcase will be 50k. I don't tow. Only synthetics. Your fine. Stay with Denso OEM filters please. Your engine won't complain if you clean the throttle body and MAF at 30k.. Thats not in the book. Recommend dielectric grease on anything electrical you unplug or plug.. Oh and don't expect much from your battery in the Texas heat. Buy an AGM when practical... Northstar perhaps.

    The only caveat is flex fuel engines, which I'm gathering you DONT have given the service suggestion.

    Ford at 3k...lol

    Those guys...

    One more thing Keegan... I hope you REALLY LIKE THIS TRUCK, it'll probably out survive you if you respect her.. Lol
     
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    You’ll hear both sides of the oil change interval debate.

    My belief is Toyota (as well as other manufacturers) extend their intervals to make their product seem more maintenance friendly $$$.

    Fact is city driving, and tow/haul are hard on engines. Synthetic Oil is good and I use it, but still change out for fresh every 3k miles. Same thing goes for transmission oil.

    Mantra: Fresh oil never hurts, but old oil does.
     
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    That's correct if you check your owner book it tells you what to expect at your 5k service 10k service and so forth these new vehicles dont need the oil changed at 5k anymore they last longer
     
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    Again these recommendations are at normal driving conditions all changes with rough roads and towing and so on check your owner book there is more info on there
     
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    I was able to get it serviced with oil change at 5k in March. No questions asked. Weird, they also put a window decal reminder for 10k next month.

    I guess it depends. But from what I've heard the free service may be limited to two some o did a 5k already lol. I dunno will see.

    Originally the purchasing dealership was the one that set up the 5k oil change.

    I'll do my own if they don't after 10k.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    For non-severe duty on non flex fuel trucks (and honestly probably fine for flex fuel trucks that never run e85), 10k or annual is correct.
     
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    10k, 15k should be fine w newer cars w good oil/filter. also depends on your driving or towing. 3k oil is a waste some will say 5k too but it all depends on how u drive
     
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    Did my first change on my 18’ at 3k MYSELF

    STEALER only touching my truck for updates/ computer SHIT!!
    also wanted to get Mobile 1 full Synthetic in ASAP
    Now I will go every 5k -
    Because I’m HARD on SHIT !! :burnrubber:

    Good luck with TUNDRA
     
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    We had another thread debating what the bulk synthetic oil at the dealership was. It wasn't unanimous, but most concluded that it was in fact MOBIL lol.

    If you have sliders and love dirt etc, I'd probably be aggressive on maintenance too. Mine sits in the garage, accumulates highway miles with some in town driving. No towing. 4wd for snow trips. California weather isn't hard on vehicles.
     
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    FFV Tundras change oil every 5k miles.
    NON FFV Tundras change oil every 10k miles.
     
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    Toyota knows more than some of us here. They collect data and study their product. Follow Toyota's recommendations and you will be fine. There's two guys that put over 1 million miles in their trucks following the dealership's service recommendations.
     
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    Btw, the best oil you can buy is Amsoil.
     
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    Every 10k for me since it was new.
     
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    Just follow the manual. Today's synth oil will go way over 10k miles before it breaks down.

    Or just use coconut oil and be done with it.
     
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    If you never run E85, the FFV engine can use the 10k service as well.
     
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    Send an oil sample in for analysis on your next oil change. Costs like $25 and they will tell you how your engine is wearing, if there is anything you need to be worried about, and how much longer you can run your oil if you get a TBN test. I still change every 7-8k even though I could easily run double that.
     
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    Not quite the same drive cycle but the last car I had in the UK had a 20k oil change recommendedation. I’ll happily pay for a 5k change in addition to toyotas recommendations.
     
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    5000 miles an under oil changes is a waste of money. You can change at every 9-10k forever and you won't have any issues related to not changing it more often.
     
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    Prezactly. I have a FFV 5.7L. I do normal driving and don't tow or burn stupid E85. At 6,000 miles the oil on my dipstick is still gold color. Impossible to understand why one would then dump that oil for new gold oil. I change at 10,000 miles and Blackstone Labs says the oil looks extraordinary and suggests I can easily go 12,000 or 13,000.
     
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    I do it every 5k, with synthetic. Treat your engine good, and it’ll treat you good. That being said, I don’t drive her enough. :plane:
     
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    Yup,, 10k for regular 5.7 and 5K for the flex fuel. This has been discussed a few times. They have you come in at 5K to inspect and rotate tires.
     
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    synthetic oils can allow more mileage between changes but I would definitely assure the oil filter is good for 10k as well. I had an interesting experience at a oil change place where they were still using dino oil filters which defeats the purpose.
     
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    It’s even 10K on the wife’s Highlander and 5K for inspection and rotate tires.
     
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    What is a dino oil filter and why does it defeat the purpose?
     
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    Go w 10k rated filter mobil1 or purolator
     
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    Dino oil = dinosaur oil or oil from the earth.
    generally standard oil filters are more porous which means when you use one with synthetic oil it fouls before the oil itself does. if I remember correctly they're only recommended for 5k whereas a proper synthetic filter is good for as long as the oil is.
     
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    Synthetic Oil is a better sludge cleaner than dino oil and will clog a regular filter or synthetic filter faster.

    Using your logic, the dino filter is better with synthetic oil because it allows better pass thru. A less porous filter will clog faster.

    If one really wants to extend their oil to 10-15k miles, its best to change just your filter between oil changes.
     
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    its not "my logic"... its a fact which is why both styles of filters are available. of course a less porous filter will clog faster but the goal is to adequately filter oil so its a moot point and I think anyone would agree a new filter is going to extend the life of the oil. all my post was pointing out was to ensure you're using a synthetic oil filter when you use synthetic oil to get that full milage out of it.
     
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    Just use a Mama Toyota oil filter. They can be had for about the same price as the "questionable" retail filters. Make life easy.
     
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