They work, they're usually easy to change. I tend to drive older cars that have a lot of miles. I'm sticking with conventional, just wondering if 3000 or 5000 k between changes. By decreasing the interval, they believe they relieved the problem. The traditional 5,000 mile maintenance procedures such as tire rotation will continue to be required, and the fluid levels such as brake fluid will need to be checked and adjusted at this time. You wrote as if engine maker's were quality constrained by spin on filter companies.
When I put synthetic in my 2003 Tacoma it made my truck heavie on acceleration or at least that's what I felt. Toyota wouldn't give an interval if it was going to make their engines fail. With regular oil changes, you can make sure that your Toyota runs well into the future, protecting your automotive investment. In the event of cylinder wall damage scoring, deep protrusions, etc. As far as oil change intervals go, I read somewhere once that the ever-increasing intervals were more marketing oneupmanship than anything else.
But while working at the lube shop, I have seen many different vehicles with many different types of oils last for a variety of distances from 3,000 to 10,000 and have the engines hold up alright. If a Toyota dealer agreed to the 10,000 mile oil change, then they better cover the engine if there is ever a mechanical issue. It helps to prevent engine sludge by allowing contaminant particles to float on the surface which helps prevent sludge from settling into the internal engine. Make the move and order now! Posting videos advertising parts, accessories, or your giveaway also counts. I get the toyota motor oil for 3. I have not owned a Toyota product in many years, and the chance of me ever doing so again is somewhere between slim and none but even for them this seems to be a quantum leap backwards. I understand synthetic oil is better, but not changing it seem a bit daring, specially since I would have considered keeping it past the lease termination date.
I know my 2014 came with conventional oil. Not the worst but not the best. Been having an oil change at 5k, 10k, 15k and 20k miles. In fact, this happened twice to the same vehicle. My current Tacoma has 230,000 miles and still doesn't burn a drop between changes. I don't know but synthetic felt weird like if my truck didn't like the oil. The contaminants begin to accumulate and the end result is more engine sludge.
Blackstone also sells a basic little that you can use to take samples if you don't want to change the oil at the same time. If you want to protect your vehicle's engine and not worry about going every several months to change your oil then Amsoil is for you! This reduces cylinder hot-spotting and keeps combustion chamber temperatures more uniform. My truck has 170k on it and is in perfect condition. Originally Posted By syclone170: every 6 months regardless of miles, mobile 1 with mobile filterThis is also my practice, 5K or six months whichever comes first. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Tacoma you'll find that TacomaForum.
I have an '03 4Runner V8. Look on yelp or google and find a shop that will do this for you. If synthetic was damaging engines then these big companies would be in some big trouble. The 7500 mile service was at the dealer, but he used a local oil changer at the 3750 intervals with 5W20. That is a huge part of their fame and reputation. In 2004, Toyota Motor Corp. Chances are you were noticing another problem.
I wanted to have other Toyota owners offer their experiences. I would pay attention to the tranny fluid, brake fluid, diffs, power steering, and transfer case. Toyota adopted a siamese-type intake port, which reduces the surface area of the port walls and prevents fuel from adhering to such walls. Running conventional feels nice and smooth. I know for a fact I can't get 25 k drains out of this oil.
I may find a place nearby that does uoa and do one at 7k miles just to see. Looks like service managers are incompetent too. It is jam packed with extra engine protection, which allows you to go up to 12,000-miles or one year, whichever comes first, between oil changes! Toyota models that are required to use 0W-20 synthetic oil extend that interval to 10,000 miles or 12 months. The dinosaur spin on canister filters have both check valve and bypass valves built into most of them. And just remember to get engine flushes.