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#2624104 - 05/11/12 12:01 PM 2012 Tacoma I4, First oil change
HaroldCallahan Offline


Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 45
Loc: Northern Colorado
My 2012 Toyota Tacoma, 4x4 with the I4 engine is approaching 1500 miles. I am thinking 1500 would be good for the first oil change.

A few questions,

1) is there a special break-in oil in the engine from Toyota that should be not changed yet ?

2) what oil filter should I use ?

3) what oil should I use ? the manual specifies 0-w20

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#2624115 - 05/11/12 12:09 PM Re: 2012 Tacoma I4, First oil change [Re: HaroldCallahan]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 13427
Loc: Canada
I'd go a bit further to about 3-4k. Let the engine break-in a bit more on this oil, and then drain it out.
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#2624129 - 05/11/12 12:24 PM Re: 2012 Tacoma I4, First oil change [Re: HaroldCallahan]
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Registered: 06/12/05
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My 2002 went 5K. To date no issues.
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#2624177 - 05/11/12 01:06 PM Re: 2012 Tacoma I4, First oil change [Re: addyguy]
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Registered: 04/17/12
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Originally Posted By: addyguy
I'd go a bit further to about 3-4k. Let the engine break-in a bit more on this oil, and then drain it out.


I agree, as the vehicle is under warranty I would use the factory filter. I believe Toyota 0w-20 is reasonably priced at the dealership.
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#2624190 - 05/11/12 01:13 PM Re: 2012 Tacoma I4, First oil change [Re: HaroldCallahan]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
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Yes. Keep the Factory fill in for 4,000 miles and replace with Oem oil filter & Toyota 0w20 oil.
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#2624264 - 05/11/12 02:34 PM Re: 2012 Tacoma I4, First oil change [Re: HaroldCallahan]
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If you plan on driving this vehicle until we have five more presidents change out now, & then change according to the owners manual.
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#2624344 - 05/11/12 04:31 PM Re: 2012 Tacoma I4, First oil change [Re: HaroldCallahan]
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Registered: 06/13/11
Posts: 736
Loc: North Carolina
I personally changed the oil in my '11 Corolla at 1500, 5000, 10000, and 15000. The 10000 was with the Toyota Care, but all the other oil changes were with either PYB, PU, or Mobil Clean 5000 in 5W20. I also used OEM oil filters as I have a local dealership that will sell them for $3.99, about $3 cheaper than even the Fram at WalMart.

My first oil change at 1500 did look quite glittery and I felt better about changing early. Would it have hurt the engine to stay in until 10000 like the manual stated? Perhaps not, but I come from a different school of thought. I also changed my ATF at 10000, so call me a little pretentious.
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#2624362 - 05/11/12 05:07 PM Re: 2012 Tacoma I4, First oil change [Re: HaroldCallahan]
Gene K Offline


Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 3161
Loc: Decatur AL USA
Factory fill used to come out very "loaded" when you dumped it at 500 miles.

I didnt dump the factory fill in my 2011 5.0 Mustang until 1200 miles and had to run it through a fine white cloth to tell their was anything at all in it. All I got was a minuscule amount of fine gray powder. This was non-metallic whatever it was and didnt look like dirt. Is the moly coating from rings non-metallic?

Knowing what I know now I would have run the OLM to 50% and then changed it.
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#2624808 - 05/12/12 09:57 AM Re: 2012 Tacoma I4, First oil change [Re: HaroldCallahan]
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Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 14790
Loc: Sunny Florida
No need to do anything "early". If you're under warranty then follow the manual.
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