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Old 10-11-2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Quick n00bie maintenance Q: What kind of oil to use?

This'll be the first oil change I'll perform on my new truck. I always like to get this stuff right, even if using something different isn't going to hurt anything, and somehow I'm clueless every time this comes up. So what kind of oil should I use for my '98 Tacoma? 2.4 liter, no mods, driven rough but not all the time, SoCal weather so between 60 to 90 outside before next oil change (if that means anything).


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Old 10-11-2005, 03:02 PM   #2
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should say under the hood or in the users manual.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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The back page of most owner's manuals shows the recommended oil. Go with those specs...as far as brand, I'm not partial but will stick to the name brands at least.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:05 PM   #5
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boiling water and mild detergent seem to yield the best results. be sure to dump bb's into your intake as well.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:09 PM   #6
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Don't forget to run your engine for a few minutes with the oil drain plug pulled. You want to get all the old oil out before you put any new in.



















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Old 10-11-2005, 03:10 PM   #7
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be sure to dump bb's into your intake as well.
My carburetor belt is in the way.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:12 PM   #8
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Simple Green works in a pinch...but most likely 5W-30.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:13 PM   #9
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Vegi or Crisco oil should work
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:13 PM   #10
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My carburetor belt is in the way.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:14 PM   #11
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Personally I just toss in straight crude out of the barrels I have in my back yard.

don't forget your boostfluid, blinkerfluid, card belts, clutch fluid, and intake fluid
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:14 PM   #12
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5w-30 for winter, 10w-30 for summer
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:16 PM   #13
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Personally I just toss in straight crude out of the barrels I have in my back yard.

don't forget your boostfluid, blinkerfluid, card belts, clutch fluid, and intake fluid
and NAWWWWWWZ!
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:17 PM   #14
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5w-30 for winter, 10w-30 for summer


God, this kind of reply always kills me.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:19 PM   #15
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God, this kind of reply always kills me.
why does it kill you?
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:21 PM   #16
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why does it kill you?
Because I'm pretty sure it says "do not ingest" right on the side of the bottle.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:22 PM   #17
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Because I'm pretty sure it says "do not ingest" right on the side of the bottle.
dammit, guess i better go see my doctor
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:27 PM   #18
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:29 PM   #19
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Why are you suggesting those specific weights?
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Why are you suggesting those specific weights?
Because CARB, in their infinite wisdom, places fuel economy over protecting the second biggest investment you'll ever make.
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