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#4597956 - 12/08/17 10:53 AM 1998 Tacoma 2.7 recommendations
02s4audi Offline

Registered: 03/27/15
Posts: 339
Loc: New York
Wondering what you guys would recommend for a 1998 Toyota Tacoma 2.7? I just purchased the vehicle and am going to do an oil change. The previous owner said he used full synthetic but didn’t say what. I know typically Toyota’s are very easy on oil I’m just wondering what oil you guys find best in this application and overall. I know a lot of people comment on m1 being more noisy than most and stuff like that. Also what filter would you recommend?

#4597969 - 12/08/17 11:08 AM Re: 1998 Tacoma 2.7 recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
JohnnyJohnson Offline

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2412
Loc: Wet side WA
My Toyota not a 2.7 seems to like them all very little oil usage. I've used PP, PUP, QSUD, VML, M1, Castrol Black bottle. All in various 5w-30 and 10w-30 never a issue. How did I decide easy what was on sale for the least.
2004 Toyota Corolla 119818
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 73752
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

#4597970 - 12/08/17 11:10 AM Re: 1998 Tacoma 2.7 recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
JoelB Offline

Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 212
Loc: Minnesota
It depends on your usage. I like Castrol Magnatec 5w30 with a supertech filter. Really cheap setup for 5k OCI's.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
1.2L 3 cylinder
Amsoil XL 0w20
Fram Ultra XG7317

2014 Chevy sonic 1.8
Mobil 1 5w30
AcDelco filter

#4597971 - 12/08/17 11:11 AM Re: 1998 Tacoma 2.7 recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
Insertcoolname Offline

Registered: 08/28/17
Posts: 149
Loc: South Texas
try the quaker state ultimate durability. 5w30 is pretty stout.
My ex had the 2001 tacoma 4 cylinder and we used QSGB conventional and it was just fine.
04 Camry 2az-fe 2.4L 199k M1 HiMi 10w30
Bosch D+ filter

#4598009 - 12/08/17 11:54 AM Re: 1998 Tacoma 2.7 recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
LeakySeals Offline

Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6521
Loc: Hudson, NH
Toyotas can run on anything, but my butt dyno says M1 was the smoothest in any of the Toyotas I've owned over the years. New Toyotas run thin 0w20 Toyota Genuine oil, which uses same base as M1 last I read on here.
06 Escalade 6.0L AWD 160k. M1 5w30 Fram TG
03 Maxima 3.5L Unknown miles ST HM 10w30

#4598152 - 12/08/17 02:26 PM Re: 1998 Tacoma 2.7 recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
Merkava_4 Offline

Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
1998 TOYOTA TACOMA 2.7L 4 -cyl Engine [M] 3RZ-FE
All TEMPS....5W-30
Above 0 F....10W-30
CAPACITIES: With filter 5.7 quarts After refill check oil level.
TORQUES: Oil Drain Plug...27 ft/lbs

#4598248 - 12/08/17 03:46 PM Re: 1998 Tacoma 2.7 recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
Oldtom Offline

Registered: 07/05/14
Posts: 296
Loc: Maryland
Run any decent oil and filter you like, all will work well. Get the frame oil sprayed or Fluid Filmed once a year without fail. Make sure they spray INSIDE the frame. This model uses a box frame which collects salt and rusts quickly.

If you are short on cash, fluid film is available in aerosol cans with an extension nozzle for getting into the frame.

I have the same model truck

Edited by Oldtom (12/08/17 03:49 PM)

#4598451 - 12/08/17 07:09 PM Re: 1998 Tacoma 2.7 recommendations [Re: 02s4audi]
PimTac Offline

Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 3527
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
I had a 95 Tacoma with that 2.7 engine. Great little 4 banger. Could do pretty much anything the six could.
2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter