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Toyota Synthetic Oil

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by madmikelcpd262, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Oct 5, 2016 at 6:42 PM
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    madmikelcpd262

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    My Wife took her Tundra to the Toyota Dealership to get an oil change.She always uses Mobil 1 synthetic oil.The service writer told her they use Toyota synthetic oil.Also that it cant be bought in Auto parts stores.He however wouldnt give the brand and said that Toyota doesnt sell it.Can anyone shed some light on what brand Toyota actually uses as far as synthetic oil.Thanks
     
  2. Oct 5, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    M1
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2016 at 6:29 AM
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    Yep, dealer told me its M1.
     
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  4. Oct 15, 2016 at 4:59 AM
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    Just thought I'd post this here. Was at my dealer yesterday at their parts/service counter (seeing what tires were a part of this month's buy 3 get 1 for a $1 - it's only the stock sizes/styles btw). This mat was right on the counter:IMG_4557.jpg hopefully that clears up the "should I use m1 or Toyota synthetic oil?" questions.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2016 at 6:11 PM
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    What weight do they recommend for the 2014 5.7?
     
  6. Oct 19, 2016 at 2:38 AM
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    0w-20 "Toyota" oil. Which is Mobil 1
     
  7. Oct 19, 2016 at 2:44 AM
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    Wonder Why they recommend such a thin oil. I've seen this wt in stores and wondered what used it. Ive always used a 10-40 or
    20-50. Thanks
     
  8. Oct 19, 2016 at 2:49 AM
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    My guess would be the super tight tolerances of the motor. Need the thin stuff to be able to get everywhere and lubricate properly.

    But that's just me SWAGing it.
     
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  9. Oct 19, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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    My 2014 Silverado 5.3L or 6.0L used 0-20 "extended mileage" synthetics such as Mobile 1 as well. In extreme cold, they used 0-30. Much discussion about this and two theories were prominent. Tight tolerances and for contribution to higher MPG. Seems to be the trend for newer motors. My 2017 Honda Accord V6 also uses 0-20.
     
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  10. Nov 16, 2016 at 3:05 AM
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    Well I picked up 2 Jugs of 0-20 M1 at China mart. I noticed 5-20 M1 there too. Anyone run anything thicker in the summer?
     
  11. Nov 16, 2016 at 5:25 AM
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    M1
     
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  12. Nov 16, 2016 at 7:04 AM
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    I was told by the dealer last month

    service guy said,

    "i think we use penzoil synthetic." :goingcrazy:
     
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  13. Nov 17, 2016 at 3:02 AM
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    My thought is..... If a service guy says "I think" ... I would be looking for a new service guy!
     
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  14. Nov 17, 2016 at 3:14 AM
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    Newer vehicles don't require different viscosity oils for season. just stick with the 0w20 you'll be good
     
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