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2002 Toyota 4runner #4581183
11/21/17 04:28 PM
11/21/17 04:28 PM
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Illinois
davizzel Offline OP
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Hello friends,

Back again for more advice. Helping my brother chnage the oil on his vehicle soon and he has no idea whats the correct oil to use. Luckily he has been using the correct viscosity, but buys whatever is cheapest. Cant blame him for that. So , with that being said what oil do you guys recommend for the following application.

2002 Toyota 4 runner SR5
3.4 V6 165k miles
OCI ~ 7k. Daily driver :20 miles daily
Chicago Illinois

Thanks!!!

Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581202
11/21/17 04:59 PM
11/21/17 04:59 PM
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Melbourne, Florida
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I don't think Toyota has a spec beyond whatever API was current, and 5w-30. I don't even think is spec's a synthetic.

So whatever is good for the goose.

I like pennzoil for purely marketing reasons.

Maybe a 0w for the cold winters? Is it 20 miles of in city driving?

Last edited by RichardS; 11/21/17 05:00 PM.

2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0 117k
4qt Imeditsu 0w-20, 1/2qt Mobil SS 5w-20 Fram HM

2003 Buick Century 107k
4.5q Havoline 5w-30 HM Fram XG
Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581204
11/21/17 05:06 PM
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Illinois
davizzel Offline OP
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Hello,


Yes sir, Its city driving. Chicagos terrible stop and go traffic and brutally cold winters.

Last edited by davizzel; 11/21/17 05:06 PM.
Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581222
11/21/17 05:20 PM
11/21/17 05:20 PM
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The Canyons
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The Canyons
The 5VZ-FE is durable engine. Keep up on maintenance, and they can run for longer than most people will want to own them. Any reputable 5w30 is fine.

The biggest concern on the 3rd gen 4Runner, are the lower ball joints. They are mounted in tension, and after many years of use can fail with bad consequences. I have yet to see an aftermarket LBJ that is made is well as the OEM LBJ's. So my advice is to check them and if questionable, replace them with OEM LBJ's only. In fact, at that mileage I'd replace them regardless.

Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581226
11/21/17 05:23 PM
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Wet side WA
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Any 5w-30 HM full synthetic on sale at Walmart. Should be under $23 on sale.


2004 Corolla 128276
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74615
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581229
11/21/17 05:25 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
HM 5w30 like MaxLife would be my choice.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 17k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w30
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535k KM (Dead) - AMSOIL SS 0w30
Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581234
11/21/17 05:27 PM
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Slovenia EU
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Slovenia EU
And for the other fluids follow that page...

http://www.roughtrax4x4.com/blog/land-cruiser-kzj90-kzj95-1996-2002-vehicle-specifications/

http://www.roughtrax4x4.com/toyota-4x4-parts/service-parts/fluids-oils.html

75w90.....gearbox&transfer

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-973-fuchs-titan-gear-syn-75w-90-semi-synthetic-driveline-oil.aspx

Quote:
Technical Information:
Colour Visual Clear amber
Kinematic Viscosity at 100C IP71 16.2 mm2/s
Kinematic Viscosity at 40C IP71 95 mm2/s

Viscosity index IP226 175
Flash point (PMCC) IP34 200C
Specific gravity at 15.6C IP160 0.889
Pour point IP15 - 40C


80w90.....differential

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-972-fuchs-titan-gear-hyp-90-hypoid-gear-oil-gl5-80w-90.aspx

Quote:
Technical Information:
Density at 15C DIN 51757 0.902
Colour DIN ISO 2049 3 ASTM
Flash Point CoC DIN ISO 2592 210C
Pour Point DIN ISO 3016 -24C
Neutralisation Number FLV-N7/DIN 51558 2.5 mgKOH/g
Foaming Tendency Seq I/II/II ASTM D 892 0/0 : 0/0 : 0/0 ml
Dynamic Viscosity at -12C DIN 51398 23,000 mPas
Kinematic Viscosity at 100C DIN 51562-1 17.2 mm2/s
Kinematic Viscosity at 40C DIN 51562-1 185.0 mm2/s

Viscosity Index DIN ISO 2909 91




2008 Toyota Yaris 1ND-TV 1.4 D4-D Elf FullTech FE 5w30
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581238
11/21/17 05:34 PM
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Illinois
davizzel Offline OP
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Illinois
Geez, you guys know your oils!

Thanks so much.

Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581282
11/21/17 06:26 PM
11/21/17 06:26 PM
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Georgia
MParr Offline
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Georgia
Walmart has some deals going on with motor oil. Heres just one example.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-GTX-MAGNATEC-5W-30-Full-Synthetic-Motor-Oil-5-QT/44580669


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Mobil 1 5W30 & NAPA Gold 1348
Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581283
11/21/17 06:27 PM
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Crawfordville FL
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Crawfordville FL
M1 5w-30
Penzoil platinum 5w-30
Castrol Magnatec 5w-30
Valvoline MaxLife in the red bottle 5w-30


Penzoil has mail in rebates right now. Mobil also runs rebates a couple times a year

That engine doesn't need anything fancy as long as the oil is changed at a reasonable interval. Use a Fram tough guard or Fram ultra oil filter.

If it was mine I'd go with M1 HM 10w-30


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581324
11/21/17 07:06 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
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Concur with all the previous 5w30 suggestions. The 5VZ is neither picky about nor hard on oil. A 5w oil is more than sufficient for winters in Chicago and arguably anywhere in the continental US. A 0w is not required for what he's doing. A good friend of mine back in Detroit has a 96 4Runner with the same engine that he uses for his courier service he does 10k oil changes with a filter every other change using Super Tech 5w30, last time I was home he had over 600,000 miles on the engine. The only thing he's ever done to it is tune ups valve cover gaskets and timing components. My personal choice would be Valvoline Max Life 5w30, red bottle.


Luke
P-3C and P-8A Maritime Weapons and Tactics Instructor, Instructor Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander
Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581500
11/21/17 10:52 PM
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Illinois
davizzel Offline OP
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Excellent, thanks all for the replies!

Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581516
11/21/17 11:29 PM
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The Capital
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Would anyone recommend 10k OCI with 50% city/50% highway using M1 5w30 in the same engine?
how about 30% city and 70% highway?

Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581534
11/21/17 11:59 PM
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2002 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER 3.4L 6 -cyl Engine 5VZ-FE
VISCOSITIES:
All TEMPS....5W-30
Above 0 F .10W-30
CAPACITIES: With filter 5.5 quarts After refill check oil level.
TORQUES: Oil Drain Plug...27 ft/lbs
Source: Amsoil

Re: 2002 Toyota 4runner [Re: davizzel] #4581670
11/22/17 07:46 AM
11/22/17 07:46 AM
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North Texas
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I ran M1 HM 5W30 in my 2002 Tacoma with the 3.4L. Loved that truck. I traded it in with 190K for my 15.


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
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