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2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE Delvac 15W40 4,901 Mi #4560487
10/31/17 06:25 PM
10/31/17 06:25 PM
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Minnesota
madibob Offline OP
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I had a 5 gallon pail of 15W-40 left over from a truck I sold, so did a summer run of it in my Tacoma. I'm surprised at how well this did for a cheap conventional. I realize 5K miles is conservative.

Oils in the report are:
Delvac 1300, <Unit Averages>, Mobil 1 TDT, Mobil 1 TDT, Pennz Ultra, Pennz Ultra, Pennz Ultra <-In that order



Last edited by wwillson; 11/02/17 07:02 PM. Reason: subject clarification
Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE Delvac 15W40 4,901 Mi [Re: madibob] #4560591
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Thread title said 14901....I was ready to be impressed....


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE Delvac 15W40 4,901 Mi [Re: madibob] #4560601
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HDEOs syn or Conventional are the best oils on the market.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE Delvac 15W40 4,901 Mi [Re: madibob] #4561980
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Nice run. Your motor just didn't like the PPU at those OCI's. What oil weight was the PPU?

Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE Delvac 15W40 4,901 Mi [Re: madibob] #4562036
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good engine, quality lubrication system, xxW-40 oil equal success.


16 Civic Coupe Touring 33k
640:1 TCW-3 E091
Edge 0/40 XG7317
Firehawk Indy 500

06 4Runner SR5 141k
640:1 TCW-3
M1 0/40 XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE Delvac 15W40 4,901 Mi [Re: madibob] #4562161
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I miss my 2002 Tacoma 3.4L.


2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

2018 CRV 1.5L (as of 05/11/18)
Factory fill / Honda filter
Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE Delvac 15W40 4,901 Mi [Re: madibob] #4562181
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GII+ with HTHS north of 4 in both the past/current blend have used in my 2010 5.3L VVT

Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE Delvac 15W40 4,901 Mi [Re: FZ1] #4562318
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madibob Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: FZ1
Nice run. Your motor just didn't like the PPU at those OCI's. What oil weight was the PPU?


The Pennzoil Ultra was 5w-30.


2015 Porsche Boxster S
2002 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L 4X4
2000 Ford F350 7.3L 4X4
Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE | Delvac 15W40 |4,901 Mi [Re: CT8] #4562386
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Certainly amoung the best I only took a pause from the Delvac Super when Delvac 1 went on sale

Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE | Delvac 15W40 |4,901 Mi [Re: madibob] #4562708
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madibob Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: madibob
Originally Posted By: FZ1
Nice run. Your motor just didn't like the PPU at those OCI's. What oil weight was the PPU?


The Pennzoil Ultra was 5w-30.


I should add, this is the old Pennzoil Ultra Platinum that went extinct around 2012. It's NOT the pure plus version.


2015 Porsche Boxster S
2002 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L 4X4
2000 Ford F350 7.3L 4X4
Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE | Delvac 15W40 |4,901 Mi [Re: madibob] #4562760
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A good mineral 15W40 HDEO like Delvac is a great oil for a warm climate.

You did 4900 miles for a very low 3 ppm iron and a strong retained TBN of 4.9 and a nice high 1100 ppm zinc.

A mate of mine races a WRX with the boost turned up to 22 psi and this is the oil he uses. The mechanic who tuned his engine told him to use it, so now he uses it in everything.


Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: 2002 Tacoma 3.4L 5VZFE | Delvac 15W40 |4,901 Mi [Re: madibob] #4562860
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Maybe your motor didn't like all that calcium in the PPU,or the lower vis in the PPU. Maybe both.


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