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Hey guys. I just bought a '03 V6 4x4 Tacoma and am trying to figure out what oil/filters to use in it. It has 700 mi. on it currently- I plan to use dino at 1000 mi. and then switch to synthetic. From what I have read doing a search on the board, I am leaning towards M1 5w30 with a Toyota filter and changes at 5K. What do you think- is this a good choice? I plan on driving this truck until it falls apart. Craig
 
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M1 is a fine choice for your Toyota. Check out the pictures of the innards of a Camry V6 engine which ran M1 all its life, thread here. Scroll down for the pics. Nice and clean!
 

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With M1 and Toyota filters every 5k you could probably get 500k out of that engine. Toyotas seem to love that combo a lot.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Can anyone tell me whether to use M1 5w30 or 10w30? I'm in Atlanta and don't see extremely cold temps. The manual specifies 5w30- just wondering if one would be better than the other. C
 
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