2004 Toyota Sequoia V8 - Oil Choices

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A couple of weekends ago I changed the oil on my 2004 Toyota Sequoia V8 for the first time since I purchased it. It has about 76,000 miles on it currently. I opted for Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 because I believe it to be a quality oil that I can purchase at Walmart for a reasonable price and it seemed to work well in my 2007 Mazdaspeed 3. The same day I also put Maxlife 5w-30 Blend in my 89 Toyota 4Runner and it really seems to smooth out the engine, both sound and feel. I previously ran some PP in the 4Runner and my seat-o-the-pants-o-meter tells me that the Maxlife is the better choice for the application. After this last change in the Sequoia I didn't get the good "feel" that I did in the Mazdaspeed with PP and am strongly considering give Maxlife a change on the next change. Today I priced the Maxlife Synthetic and found it to be about the same as PP. Here are the options that I'm considering: (1) Stay with PP 5w-30 and run 6-7.5k OCI (2) Switch to Maxlife Synthetic and run 6-7.5k OCI (3) Switch to Maxlife Blend and run 5-6k OCI The biggest advantage with option 3 is that it would allow me to purchase the same oil for both rigs and use the 5 quart jugs at Walmart. Any thoughts? I know that the "feel" of an oil doesn't really mean anything, but I also know that I can run just about anything in the Toyota V8 so sound/feel is as good a reason as any.
 
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I'd run the PP for at least 2 intervals before you make your final decision. I'd venture to say it's the first synthetic oil ever in the engine, but i don't know for sure. Sometimes the first synthetic change can get ugly. Mainly the extra cleaning that's going on and stuff. Just my 2 cents.
 

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 Originally Posted By: 3Toyotas
I'd run the PP for at least 2 intervals before you make your final decision. I'd venture to say it's the first synthetic oil ever in the engine, but i don't know for sure. Sometimes the first synthetic change can get ugly. Mainly the extra cleaning that's going on and stuff. Just my 2 cents.
+1 and do a UOA at 6000 but after 3 runs of PP. I have run PP in 3 Toyotas and the first fill or two the engine made more mechanical noise then quieted out. Don't ask me why.
 

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 Originally Posted By: PT1
 Originally Posted By: 3Toyotas
I'd run the PP for at least 2 intervals before you make your final decision. I'd venture to say it's the first synthetic oil ever in the engine, but i don't know for sure. Sometimes the first synthetic change can get ugly. Mainly the extra cleaning that's going on and stuff. Just my 2 cents.
+1 and do a UOA at 6000 but after 3 runs of PP. I have run PP in 3 Toyotas and the first fill or two the engine made more mechanical noise then quieted out. Don't ask me why.
I don't need to ask, you got used to hearing the noise.
 
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 Originally Posted By: casper
The 2uz doesnt care if you put olive oil in it..it will run and run forever. Do what is in the best interest of your wallet.
+1 i am getting ready for a run of Delvac1 in the tundra just because i am switching the FX to it. if the tundra shows any less wear, it will be getting newer...
 
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