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#4570595 - 11/11/17 08:00 AM 0W20 Oil Can I use this?
Hot_Ajax Offline


Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 139
Loc: 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.

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#4570598 - 11/11/17 08:04 AM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5393
Loc: MIchigan
I would use either a 5w30 or 0w30.

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#4570602 - 11/11/17 08:14 AM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5117
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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
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#4570605 - 11/11/17 08:20 AM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
RTexasF Offline


Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2878
Loc: North TX
Why change? There's no advantage other than during extremely cold starts....if even then.

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#4570628 - 11/11/17 08:42 AM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
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.
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#4570642 - 11/11/17 09:02 AM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: ZZman]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
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Loc: Florida
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.
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#4570705 - 11/11/17 09:58 AM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
I have lot of 0W-20.....
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that I mix with 15W-40 before I pour into an engine grin
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#4570710 - 11/11/17 10:03 AM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
TheKracken Offline


Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 515
Loc: Fort Worth TX
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


Edited by TheKracken (11/11/17 10:03 AM)
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#4570720 - 11/11/17 10:12 AM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
PimTac Offline


Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4258
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
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.
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#4570825 - 11/11/17 12:10 PM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2737
Loc: Wet side WA
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.
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#4570835 - 11/11/17 12:28 PM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
NibbanaBanana Offline


Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 292
Loc: New England
0W-20.......... Dinosaur wizz.
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#4570942 - 11/11/17 02:27 PM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Artem]
HondaBroMike Offline


Registered: 11/02/17
Posts: 312
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.
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#4570944 - 11/11/17 02:28 PM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: TheKracken]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
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?

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#4570955 - 11/11/17 02:48 PM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4203
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
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.
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#4570967 - 11/11/17 03:03 PM Re: 0W20 Oil Can I use this? [Re: Hot_Ajax]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5775
Loc: Michigan
True at 32 degrees but in Michigan we often get near zero.
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