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0W20 Oil Can I use this? #4570595
11/11/17 09:00 AM
11/11/17 09:00 AM
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Bucks County, PA
Hot_Ajax Offline OP
Hot_Ajax  Offline OP

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Bucks County, PA
My Tacoma calls for 5W30. The truck was manufactured before 0W20 was even thought of. Is this a safe switch or stick with what Toyota says to use? Thanks in advance.

Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570598
11/11/17 09:04 AM
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MIchigan
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I would use either a 5w30 or 0w30.

Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570602
11/11/17 09:14 AM
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I second a 0w30 if your wet dream is to have a 0w bottle of oil in the garage.

Even if the truck was supposedly back spec'd for 0w20, WHY would you use it? Better fuel economy? duh


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570605
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Why change? There's no advantage other than during extremely cold starts....if even then.

Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570628
11/11/17 09:42 AM
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You could but why? A 5w-30 will work perfectly in your climate. The 0w oils are more for super cold climates and to increase very slightly fuel economy and less emissions a little on warm up.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram TG
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
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Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: ZZman] #4570642
11/11/17 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
0w oils are to increase very slightly fuel economy.


Got Proof? I say a pump calculated 0.2mpg increase isn't enough to consider the 0w oil as a sucesss. The 0w is for cold flow, not fuel economy. I wish people would stop repeating this nonsense. The number AFTER the W is what effects fuel economy, after both the engine and oil are up to operating temp.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570705
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I have lot of 0W-20.....
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that I mix with 15W-40 before I pour into an engine grin


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570710
11/11/17 11:03 AM
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OP I used 0w20 in my truck with 240k miles on it, it is a 5vz fe v6 and it preformed just fine. Low end torque seemed better and so was idle.

I also run 0w20 in my mini van with the 3.3 v6 that pushes more horsepower than my truck. It preforms amazing in this engine. 282k miles and counting

Last edited by TheKracken; 11/11/17 11:03 AM.

2011 Prius 96k miles RLI 5w20
97 Toy T100 4x4: amsoil 0w20 242k Miles
04 Toy Sienna awd: Pennzoil 0w20 281k Miles
Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570720
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On another thread, it was mentioned that PP dexos g2 was on the thin end of a 30wt for their 5W30. With all the certs it has I would look into running that rather than using the 0w.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570825
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I'd keep using the 5w-30 but if you have some of the 0w-20 and you want to use it up. I would just mix a quart of it into your next OCI. Especially if its going to be winter time.


2004 Corolla 130017
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
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In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570835
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New England
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0W-20.......... Dinosaur wizz.


1993 Ford E350 5.8L, 68K
2002 Ford E150 4.2L, 85K
2006 Chevy Aveo 1.6L 215K
2013 Kia Reo 1.4L, 101K
7500 OCI, M1 5-30 winter, M1 10-30 summer
Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Artem] #4570942
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Originally Posted By: Artem
Originally Posted By: ZZman
0w oils are to increase very slightly fuel economy.


Got Proof? I say a pump calculated 0.2mpg increase isn't enough to consider the 0w oil as a sucesss. The 0w is for cold flow, not fuel economy. I wish people would stop repeating this nonsense. The number AFTER the W is what effects fuel economy, after both the engine and oil are up to operating temp.



Thank you, okay.



Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: TheKracken] #4570944
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Originally Posted By: TheKracken
OP I used 0w20 in my truck with 240k miles on it... Low end torque seemed better


Did that make sense when you typed it?

Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570955
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I wish people would drop the nonsense you need 0W20 for cold weather.
I lived in Pennsylvania mountains for 35 years and seen a multitude of starts on straight 30 and 40 wt and 10w30s and 10w40s.
These oils, contrary to popular belief do not solidafy at 32 degrees.
It's about cafe, nothing else.



2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4
2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack
Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax] #4570967
11/11/17 04:03 PM
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True at 32 degrees but in Michigan we often get near zero.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram TG
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
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