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New 4 runner oil #4495388
08/22/17 04:48 PM
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My wife just bought a new 2017 toyota 4 runner, with the 4.0 V6. I must have 5 or 6 one gallon jugs of Mobil 1 -10w-30, Once the two free oil changes from Toyota, are done, will it hurt this engine to run the 10w-30 in it? I have been running Mobile One for 20 years with no complaints, but never in a engine that supposedly required 0w-20.

Re: New 4 runner oil [Re: Moondawg] #4495394
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Under warranty I would certainly stay with the factory recommendation. I don't know about the Toyota motor but with the newer Subaru's that spec 0W-20 the variable valve timing system relies on oil pressure and is calibrated (supposedly) to 0W20.



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: New 4 runner oil [Re: Moondawg] #4495435
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Anything from 0w-20 to 15w-40 will be fine in that engine in Texas heat.

Use 0w-20 until the warranty is up, and keep receipts.

I've been drooling over the TRD Pro lately.


'14 Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel
Rotella T6 5w-40 & OEM filter
Re: New 4 runner oil [Re: Moondawg] #4495439
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Your in south texas I don't see an issue. I am running mobil 1 10w-30 in my 2015 now. I've been towing a 19' Jayco travel trailer extended distances all summer.


2015 Toyota 4runner mobil 1 10w-30
Re: New 4 runner oil [Re: Moondawg] #4495451
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Originally Posted By: Moondawg
My wife just bought a new 2017 toyota 4 runner, with the 4.0 V6. I must have 5 or 6 one gallon jugs of Mobil 1 -10w-30, Once the two free oil changes from Toyota, are done, will it hurt this engine to run the 10w-30 in it? I have been running Mobile One for 20 years with no complaints, but never in a engine that supposedly required 0w-20.


Congrats on the new 'Runner! Would love that to be my next vehicle.

Plenty of debate on this topic on the FJ Cruiser and 4Runner forums. The 4.0 was specified for Xw30 oils until 2010 when Toyota changed the valvetrain a bit. Since then, many have stuck with the 30 grade oils with no change in mpg or behavior.

I'd say in Texas, no issue running a 10w30 year around.

Plus check your OM. Doesn't it say a thicker oil is required for heavy duty/towing/mountains/sustained high speed/etc? I think TX highways qualify.....


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
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Unless the manual verbiage switched between 2015 and 2017, you should be fine even under warranty.

The 2015 says something to the tune of, "0w20 is recommended, a 5w20 can be used if 0w20 isn't available, but you must use a 0w20 for the next oil change. You can also go up a weight if the vehicle is used for towing."

I personally take upping the weight to mean 0w30, 5w30 or 10w30 as long as they all meet the current oil requirements and are synthetic.. which reminds me, are the OCI's still 10k?


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

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Still 10K. The engine holds 6.6 quarts of oil.


2015 Toyota 4runner mobil 1 10w-30
Re: New 4 runner oil [Re: Moondawg] #4495459
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Originally Posted By: Moondawg
My wife just bought a new 2017 toyota 4 runner, with the 4.0 V6. I must have 5 or 6 one gallon jugs of Mobil 1 -10w-30, Once the two free oil changes from Toyota, are done, will it hurt this engine to run the 10w-30 in it? I have been running Mobile One for 20 years with no complaints, but never in a engine that supposedly required 0w-20.


It would work fine, but if you have some engine failure the dealership could give you hassle about warranty.

Do you have anything else you can run it in?


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: New 4 runner oil [Re: Moondawg] #4495460
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In south Texas I'd just mix a quart or two of that 10-30 into the mix on every OCI.


2004 Corolla 129932
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: New 4 runner oil [Re: Moondawg] #4495503
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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My 4.0L 1GR-FE V6 is really similar and it specs 5W30...

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Originally Posted By: Moondawg
My wife just bought a new 2017 toyota 4 runner, with the 4.0 V6. I must have 5 or 6 one gallon jugs of Mobil 1 -10w-30, Once the two free oil changes from Toyota, are done, will it hurt this engine to run the 10w-30 in it? I have been running Mobile One for 20 years with no complaints, but never in a engine that supposedly required 0w-20.



Actually better moving up a grade or two imo...if the temps a above 15F I have no issue with 10W either but I'd use a different car on colder days to avoid the starts, probably few and far between where your at, we only wish here.


16 Civic Coupe Touring 38k
640:1 TCW-3 E091
Edge 0/40 XG7317
Firehawk Indy 500

06 4Runner SR5 146k
640:1 TCW-3
PP 5/30 XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: New 4 runner oil [Re: Moondawg] #4498513
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Use the oil you have you'll be fine


2013 Malibu 2LT M1 5w30
2013 Accord Sport M1 AP 0w20
Re: New 4 runner oil [Re: Moondawg] #4498537
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I wouldn't run it under warranty. Do you have another vehicle you could put the 30w in ?


2000 Silverado Short Wheelbase 4.8 L 4x4
Wix 51522 / Pennzoil HM 10w40
2016 F150 crew cab 5.0 2WD
Wix 57502 / Rotella Gas Truck 5W20

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