Which oil for '02 4runner v6?

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Jul 20, 2004
Does anyone have a recommendation on which oil works best for an '02 Toyota 4runner with 30k? My wife and I want this car to last a very long time and we want something that will provide outstanding protection as well as good gas mileage(if possible). Any suggestions would be great.
I would use either 5w30 Mobil 1 or 10w30. Change the oil every 6 months, 6000 miles. Use a Wix, purolator or Toyota brand filter. Daily Drives: -2003 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner XtraCab, 2.7 Liter , Mobil1 Synthetic SS 5W-30. ODO 9400 Miles. -1995 Toyota 4-Runner 3.0 V6, Mobil1 Synthetic SS 10W-30. ODO 91400 Miles. http://community.webshots.com/user/amkeer
Would you suggest mobil 1 over amsoil? Would the Mobil 1 Truck and SUV 5W-40 be a good formula for the 4runner or would it be better to stick with the 5w-30 or 10w-30 M1?
I would stick with 10w30 if you want a higher grade then add a 1/2 quart of 15w50, but 10w30 should be fine. Amsoil is very good oil. I don't think you can go wrong with either of them. You can get M1 10w30 at WalMart for $19.88 for the 5 quart container.
Thanks Amkeer. I'll give it a shot. Would you suggest the purolator premium plus or the purolator pure one?
I own the same engine in a 01 taco and you dont want 10w-30 in a synthetic, i mean it amazes me how many recommend it, dino maybe because of shearing but if you look at the temp ranges in the toyo manual 10w-30 is borderline, id go 5w-30, and yes amsoil is good, so is mobil. Ill have a UOA of amsoil 5w-30 in from my taco in about 2 months, then it gets 0W-30 GC.
Very little difference between 5 and 10. Mobil is on the thin side already. We are talking longevity of the motor I think I would lean towards the 10w in a V6 SUV. Now my taco 5w is fine, but I have been tempted to just run the 10w. Another thing the "slight" increase in viscosity quiets the audible, harmonic noise with the synthetics. [ July 22, 2004, 08:17 AM: Message edited by: Amkeer ]
GC 0W30 is a heavy 30 weight, but M1 5W30 is a light 30 weight. I have two trucks with this engine and I've run M1 5W30, Delvac 1 5W40 and now GC 0W30. I think it likes the GC the best. M1 5W30 is too thin and Delvac 5W40 is too thick. IMHO
There is no reason to go to below a 10w/30 in a syn oil ,unless it's German Castrol cause unless I'm wrong it is the only available viscosity.
Where can one find the german castrol? Can it be purchased online? I live in Utah and I have yet to see it available anywhere.
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