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#4682939 - 03/03/18 06:14 AM 1GR-FE Favorite OIl
zfasts03 Offline


Registered: 07/21/08
Posts: 253
Loc: Bucks, PA
What is your favorite oil for a Toyota 4.0 1GR-FE Engine? (2018 4Runner)

The owners manual call for 0w-20, but states thicker oil may be better suited in some more demanding use.

I will be doing a lot of short trip and no towing, just normal driving, so I am leaning towards a 0w-20.

I am looking for quiet, smooth, low wear numbers and good fuel economy.

I am looking at a 1 year/4000-8000 mile oil change interval. TRD filter will be used.

CONSIDERING:
Schaeffers 0w-20
Amsoil Sig. Ser. 0w-20
TGMO 0w-20
Mobil1 AFE 0w-20
Valvoline SynPower 0w-20


Edited by zfasts03 (03/03/18 06:16 AM)
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03 Corvette Z06
-Amsoil 5w-30 SS
07 Honda Accord 2.4L
-Amsoil 5w-20 SS
16 Suburban 5.3L
-M1 0w-20, XG10575
18 4Runner TRD Off Road
- Factory Fill

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#4682946 - 03/03/18 06:28 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 464
Loc: texas
Any name brand low cost synthetic will do. My sienna likes M1 afe when i cab get it for $10/jug, penzoilplatinum at w12.jug and QSUD at $8/ jug.

10k mile runs on regular toyota oem filter and oil is looks good in the pan. No uoa but i have ran well over 150k on previous toyotas with this same philosophy. Just keep it changed and youll be fine.

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#4682956 - 03/03/18 06:44 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
Old Mustang Guy Offline


Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 967
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
I agree all of the above. I've got AFE because it's so easily available. I get the 6 packs when on sale at Costco or the jugs at Wallys.

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#4682957 - 03/03/18 06:44 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4399
Loc: The Midwest
It is a Toyota, so choose wisely as putting 300K on one is a pipe dream.
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#4682977 - 03/03/18 07:21 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 674
Loc: US
Originally Posted By: zfasts03
What is your favorite oil for a Toyota 4.0 1GR-FE Engine? (2018 4Runner)

The owners manual call for 0w-20, but states thicker oil may be better suited in some more demanding use.

I will be doing a lot of short trip and no towing, just normal driving, so I am leaning towards a 0w-20.

I am looking for quiet, smooth, low wear numbers and good fuel economy.

I am looking at a 1 year/4000-8000 mile oil change interval. TRD filter will be used.

CONSIDERING:
Schaeffers 0w-20
Amsoil Sig. Ser. 0w-20
TGMO 0w-20
Mobil1 AFE 0w-20
Valvoline SynPower 0w-20


I've pretty much thinking that I'll go with 5w30 in mine, as elsewhere in the world (I looked at Australia) that's what is recommended. BUT-

I've considered running three of the five you mentioned; at a one year up to 8000 OCI all of them should be good to go. I'm looking at about 10-12k miles per year so bought some Amsoil to see how that does.

And since there's so much debate on thick versus thin here, I've got hold of 20 grade Amsoil also. I'm going to run that first, then run the 5w30 and compare UOAs. In day to day driving I'm not expecting any difference in the UOAs.

But next summer I am planning on towing heavy so will make sure to have the 30 grade oil in then. I agree completely with the manual, that heavier use requires a heavier oil.
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His: 2015 4Runner SR5 1GR-FE 39k, Amsoil OE 5w20/Wix
Testing vs Amsoil OE 5w30...then longer OCI on SS

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 135k, Amsoil SS 5w30/Amsoil, minimum 10k oci

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#4682984 - 03/03/18 07:28 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
klt1986 Offline


Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 384
Loc: Southern VA
With the $12 rebate per 5 qt. jug from Mobil going on right now, I'd look at Mobil 1 EP or AFE 0w-20. If you prefer Pennzoil, they have a $10 rebate per 5qt jug on Pennzoil Ultra Platinum or Platinum.
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Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 0W-20
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20

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#4683023 - 03/03/18 08:38 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4737
Loc: MTL, CANADA
M1 AFE or TGMO
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2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
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#4683058 - 03/03/18 09:29 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
e55amgbenz007 Offline


Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 455
Loc: Gold Country, CA
I put 70K on a 2014 5th Gen 4Runner trail several years ago. Used TGMO and a Wix filter. TGMO stayed in the crankcase for about 7K. Sometimes the WIX stayed on for two OCIís. Still have a few cases of the TGMO if interested. It is listed in the for sale section for $50 per case.

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#4683061 - 03/03/18 09:34 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: skyactiv]
e55amgbenz007 Offline


Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 455
Loc: Gold Country, CA
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
It is a Toyota, so choose wisely as putting 300K on one is a pipe dream.


What do you base that statement on? Because the data and my real life experience prove otherwise.

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#4683067 - 03/03/18 09:45 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: e55amgbenz007]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 674
Loc: US
Originally Posted By: e55amgbenz007
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
It is a Toyota, so choose wisely as putting 300K on one is a pipe dream.


What do you base that statement on? Because the data and my real life experience prove otherwise.


I took that as sarcasm....I bought my 4Runner, in part, due to the bulletproof reputation.


Originally Posted By: e55amgbenz007
I put 70K on a 2014 5th Gen 4Runner trail several years ago. Used TGMO and a Wix filter. TGMO stayed in the crankcase for about 7K. Sometimes the WIX stayed on for two OCIís. Still have a few cases of the TGMO if interested. It is listed in the for sale section for $50 per case.


How did the Wix hold up after two 7k intervals? I like the Wix but their website indicates 7500 miles (somewhere), and it is a cellulose media.


Edited by JLTD (03/03/18 09:48 AM)
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His: 2015 4Runner SR5 1GR-FE 39k, Amsoil OE 5w20/Wix
Testing vs Amsoil OE 5w30...then longer OCI on SS

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 135k, Amsoil SS 5w30/Amsoil, minimum 10k oci

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#4683069 - 03/03/18 09:46 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2750
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
It is a Toyota, so choose wisely as putting 300K on one is a pipe dream.


https://highmileclub.wordpress.com/tag/toyota/
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2004 Toyota Corolla 121707
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 74047
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

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#4683070 - 03/03/18 09:47 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2970
Loc: USA
Mine loves PUP 5W30.

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#4683076 - 03/03/18 09:55 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
dblshock Offline


Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 2655
Loc: WI.
at 135k my '06 runs, shifts and 4WD is all perfect uses zero oil..goes down the road like Sherman taking Atlanta. holding up real nice for a old machine, here's a 09/2017 pic with the winter wheels on..


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16 Civic Coupe Touring
640:1 TCW-3 E091
Edge 0/40/XG7317
Firehawk Indy 500

06 4Runner SR5 135k
640:1 TCW-3
M1 0/40 XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W

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#4683080 - 03/03/18 09:59 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
john_pifer Offline


Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 1968
Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis
My 2007 Tacoma PreRunner has an older version of the 1GR-FE, and, at that time, Toyota spec'd a 5W-30, so I've always used a 30W. Matter of fact, it's never had anything but Mobil 1 in the crankcase, since I drained the factory fill at 3000 miles. Initially started with standard M1, then tried some of the old Truck & SUV formula (they stopped making it) a couple of times. Then, around 75,000 miles, I started using the Extended Performance variety at 8-10,000 mile OCIs, and no problems to report.

The engine uses no oil even through 10K-plus OCIs.

Couple questions: Has Toyota changed the tolerances on the 1GR-FE, making them tighter, to run a 20W? Or, are they calling for a 20W just for economy?

Also, I know the newer versions of this engine have VVT-i on the exhaust cams as well. That brings up another question - could using a different viscosity than what is specified cause any issues with that dual VVT-i setup?
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16 WRX - PPPP
07 Tacoma V6 - M1 EP 5W-30, Fram Ultra, 10K OCIs, 198K
07 Yamaha R1 - Rotella T6 5W-40, Bosch 3300
07 Yamaha YZ-250, Klotz, Rotella


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#4683087 - 03/03/18 10:08 AM Re: 1GR-FE Favorite OIl [Re: zfasts03]
CT8 Online   content


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10986
Loc: Idaho
I would use a 0W-30 M1.
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