Since Toyota calls for 0W-20 and M1 EP 0W-20 is mostly PAO, I see no reason to use anything else unless you are looking for a lower-cost oil.I ordered the MotivX socket. Thanks to all who recommended it!
Its first OCI will be M1-AP 5W-30 that I got during the AZ clearance @ $2/qt last year.
I‘m trying to decide how long to leave the FF in. Any opinions?
I left the Tacoma FF in until 3000 miles, but that was also 5W-30, whereas this is 0W-20. Not too concerning considering the cool ambient temps we‘re having.
Regardless of when I drain the FF, I’ll do the first OC @ 10K and then every 10K thereafter. And just rotate the tires every OCI. Makes it easy to remember.
Might try the Edge EP at some point. Going 10K on an OCI, I do feel better about oils that specifically allow long drain.
There’s also an Amsoil 10W-30 that is interesting because it has almost zero VM added. I saw it in Gokhan’s spreadsheet.
I always liked them but started driving Jeeps back in '98. Still have the first one (1998 Grand Cherokee 4.0 Six/Selectrac 4x4) and the second one I bought (2007 Grand Cherokee Hemi 5.7 Limited/Quadradrive-II). What kept me with the Jeeps was the availability of full time 4x4. This makes the 4x4 much more useful. I would have bought a 4-Runner back in '98 but they only offered part time 4x4 then, and for the most part full time 4x4 has been hard to find on them. However, with next to no one making a vehicle like this any longer, I hope they keep building it this way. I have no interest what so ever in the current crop of CUV with a lame AWD system controlled by little rotary buttons. No thanks if that's all there is then I'll keep buying older Jeeps with the inline 6 and a real transfer case.
The best: New Venture Gear NV 242, gives you 2wd, 4x4 part time (center diff locked) 4x4 full time (center diff open) neutral and 4x4 low range (center diff locked). Controlled by driver not microchips.