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#4657609 - 02/06/18 06:25 AM Looking to maybe change oils....
Tlhfirelion Offline


Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 157
Loc: Missouri, USA
Always used Mobil 1 for most everything. If that wasnít available, Valvoline. Now my 2001 Toyota Sequoia seems to have slight issue in the winter with Mobil 1 high mileage 5W/30, which is the weight called for my my owners manual and oil cap. As far as I recall this is a conventionl oil? I have 236,000 miles on the V8, live in southeast Missouri and almost all my driving is highway miles, 30-60 miles per trip. Some 4 wheel drive in bad weather but not much.

I have no oil leaks, no mechanical issues and am just wondering if there is a better oil, especially for cold weather starts? Would a blend like Valvoline Maxlife be a better choice? Almost every day is I start it, let it warm up for a minute, drive a few hundred yards to the highway and up to 65-70 mph for a long drive of slightly hilly highway.

I may be under the false impression that a switch to a synthetic at this higher mileage could clean it up and create leaks. That may be an old wives tale?

Your advice is appreciated.

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#4657618 - 02/06/18 06:38 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
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Mobil 1 High mileage is a "synthetic" oil.

https://mobiloil.com/en/motor-oils/mobil-1/mobil-1-high-mileage
"Mobil 1 High Mileage oils are designed to help extend engine life in high mileage engines. These advanced full synthetic motor oils feature:"
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#4657642 - 02/06/18 07:10 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
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5w oil in your climate is more than sufficient. And the M1HM is synthetic as stated earlier.
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#4657645 - 02/06/18 07:11 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
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Letís see. Youíve made it to 236,00 miles, have no leaks, and no mechanical problems. Sounds like you are using a pretty good oil. And yes it is a synthetic. If you are not satisfied with your starts you could change to Mobil 1 0W-30. Make sure itís not your battery that is the problem.

SF


Edited by Snagglefoot (02/06/18 07:14 AM)

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#4657654 - 02/06/18 07:23 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
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Loc: Alberta
Iím running 5w30 in Calgary. It was -24C when I started the truck a couple of days ago. Stick with what you are doing.

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#4657662 - 02/06/18 07:40 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
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Like they've said, I would be looking at the battery in cold weather. That is a good synthetic oil for cold weather. Battery may be giving you a warning.
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#4657669 - 02/06/18 07:44 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: vwalburn]
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^^^^^^^^

Very good post here by vwalburn and Snagglefoot.


Edited by bbhero (02/06/18 07:47 AM)
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#4657670 - 02/06/18 07:45 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
Tlhfirelion Offline


Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 157
Loc: Missouri, USA
https://jet.com/product/detail/b1302678894f4ce5a13fb1eaba7a189d?jcmp=pla:bng:All%20Products%20Catch%20All:All%20Products:na:PLA_112586931_4372403789_pla-4579946966786142_m:na:na:na:2PLA15&pid=kenshoo_int&c=112586931&is_retargeting=true&clickid=0c30aea2-f065-41c8-963f-6af1da055e16&msclkid=d38f4cb5a4ad122c5ff716cc0ab6e4a4

Apologies, to clarify this is what I meant. I forgot the word ďsuperĒ.

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#4657674 - 02/06/18 07:51 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: vwalburn]
Tlhfirelion Offline


Registered: 10/03/12
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Loc: Missouri, USA
The issue is not the battery. I had it, along with the alternator tested, twice. I also, just to be sure, switched batteries at my brothers house with his new interstate battery and the vehicle started the same.

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#4657681 - 02/06/18 07:55 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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Which Super? Super 1000, or Super 2000?

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#4657689 - 02/06/18 08:03 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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Loc: Alberta
Mobil deserves your business. Here is my two cents. Try Mobil 1 0-30 Advanced Fuel Economy if you want to feel an easier start. Otherwise it seems you are doing well with the Super.


SF. 2cents

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#4657690 - 02/06/18 08:04 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Snagglefoot]
Tlhfirelion Offline


Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 157
Loc: Missouri, USA
As far as the 1000 or 2000 I do not know. Itís the exact one in the link above. Thank you.

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#4657698 - 02/06/18 08:17 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
137_Trenton Offline


Registered: 03/27/14
Posts: 86
Loc: NY
What exactly is the "slight issue"? Is it just having trouble cranking? Maybe I'm missing it, but I don't see where you actually described the issue. The vehicle is 17 years old... if it's a cranking issue and the battery has been tested to be good, it very well could be the starter on the way out. There is no way it's cold enough in Missouri to have issues with a 5W30.

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#4657701 - 02/06/18 08:20 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Tlhfirelion]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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Loc: Alberta
Originally Posted By: Tlhfirelion
As far as the 1000 or 2000 I do not know. Itís the exact one in the link above. Thank you.


Sorry, but the link doesnít open properly. Iím still interested in seeing it.


Edited by Snagglefoot (02/06/18 08:20 AM)

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#4657735 - 02/06/18 08:51 AM Re: Looking to maybe change oils.... [Re: Snagglefoot]
Tlhfirelion Offline


Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 157
Loc: Missouri, USA
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-Super-5W-30-High-Mileage-Motor-Oil-5-qt/17034362

Does this link work?

The intent of my thread is getting off the rails a bit, partly due to my incorrect product description from the start.

SO, letís start over. What oilS would be a good option for a 2001 Toyota Sequoia with 236k on the odometer in the region and driving patterns I described?

Thank you.

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