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2011 Tundra Oil Change Question #4499750
08/27/17 06:52 PM
08/27/17 06:52 PM
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Southern VA
klt1986 Offline OP
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2011 Tundra with the 5.7 and 4x4. Truck sees mostly long trips with moderate towing. Current oil is Mobil 1 EP 0W-20. I put about 6-7k miles a year on it. Owners manual calls for 6 month or 5k mile oil changes (whichever comes first) and I followed that schedule while the warranty was in effect. Now that the powertrain warranty is expired should I just switch that oil change interval to once a year?


Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 5W-30
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: klt1986] #4499752
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Whatever anyone says, you should verify one time with a uoa. I have seen way too many times some guys get 15k from an oil and the other guy is out of tbn with the same vehicle and 1/2 of the mileage.

Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: klt1986] #4499753
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Cheap insurance is to drop a calcium supplement like bg moa at the 8 or 9 month mark, ensure your tbn is combating acid.

Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: burla] #4499772
08/27/17 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: burla
Cheap insurance is to drop a calcium supplement like bg moa at the 8 or 9 month mark, ensure your tbn is combating acid.


That's funny; top of the line extended drain oil with probably a 7qt sump; I year is fine IMHO without supplements; I run 1 year OCI in my B2300; 8-12K miles; 4 qt sump.

Last edited by simple_gifts; 08/27/17 07:15 PM.

2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


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Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: klt1986] #4499784
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0W-30 Mobil AFE, 1 year or 10,000 miles with confidence.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: simple_gifts] #4499791
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klt1986 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
Originally Posted By: burla
Cheap insurance is to drop a calcium supplement like bg moa at the 8 or 9 month mark, ensure your tbn is combating acid.


That's funny; top of the line extended drain oil with probably a 7qt sump; I year is fine IMHO without supplements; I run 1 year OCI in my B2300; 8-12K miles; 4 qt sump.


Actually the engine has an 8 quart sump.


Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 5W-30
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: burla] #4499793
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Originally Posted By: burla
Whatever anyone says, you should verify one time with a uoa. I have seen way too many times some guys get 15k from an oil and the other guy is out of tbn with the same vehicle and 1/2 of the mileage.


Exactly... your oil and your engine might be different than someone else's....without a UOA you are spitting in the dark. You'll likely be ok for a year, but it's better to pay for one or two UOAs to be certain.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: klt1986] #4499801
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I think instead of wasting money on UOA's I would shorten the OCI instead if you are concerned and as stated by CT8 a 0w30 would be a good choice.

Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: klt1986] #4499802
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UOA for 6 or 7K a year? Be serious; OM says 5K and he is running 6 or 7K with EP oil.


2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


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Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: klt1986] #4499806
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1 year or 10k OCI easily with EP or AFE and an 8 qt sump. I might go to 15k or 18 months.

Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: klt1986] #4499842
08/27/17 08:33 PM
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I think they recommend 5K OCIs when you are using E85 or under severe service.


15 Camry Hybrid SE 48K 0W20 Kendall bulk
14.5 Camry SE 2AR 0W20 M1 AFE 44K (Mom's)
98 Chevy Prizm 1ZZ M1 AFE 0W30 148K (Brother's)
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: simple_gifts] #4499920
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Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
UOA for 6 or 7K a year? Be serious; OM says 5K and he is running 6 or 7K with EP oil.


+1

Once a year and id bet your engine is clean as any other and will run forever. It wouldnt hurt to get a UOA after running it for 1 full year, if you are interested in seeing a UOA.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: klt1986] #4499958
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Same schedule. Oil is cheap.

Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Change Question [Re: klt1986] #4500304
08/28/17 10:48 AM
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Once a year or every 5k. I'm not sure there is a big difference between 5k and 7k, ultimately. As long as your short trips get the oil warm enough to boil off any water, I'm not sure there is anything to sweat over.

Toyota gave the 5.7 a wonky OCI schedule, but my 4.6, which is a destroked 5.7, has a factory rated 10k OCI. Use neither of them at full tilt and I'm not sure the motor cares. The only issue being, dumping in 8 qt of quality synthetic at an interval your wallet thinks is too often.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 170k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 195k, his

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