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Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! #4688108
03/07/18 10:13 PM
03/07/18 10:13 PM
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AZ
FranklinJL Offline OP
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62.5% Castrol 0w40
25% TGMO
12.5% Eneos 5/20(left over jug)

How many of you mix oils? With all the sales, 0w40, I figure some have to do it

Tundra pulling 21ft bassboat in southwest....highway speeds average about 80..






Last edited by FranklinJL; 03/07/18 10:28 PM.

2018 Tundra 1794
2013 S63
And a few other fast cars....
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688141
03/07/18 11:01 PM
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The IS is filled with Kendall GT, M1 TDT, M1 Euro, PP, Shield, VR1, DELO, Quicksilver, Magnatec...uhh can't remember what else...


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30,XG8
07 IS250 98K Napa 10w30,FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40,XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 18K VR1 20w50,1515
14 RX450h 32k PP MIX,NAPAG
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688179
03/07/18 11:44 PM
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Oh what a good looking pair! I am VERY jealous. Those VMAXes haul.


15 Camry Hybrid SE 48K 0W20 Kendall bulk
14.5 Camry SE 2AR 0W20 M1 AFE 44K (Mom's)
98 Chevy Prizm 1ZZ M1 AFE 0W30 148K (Brother's)
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688180
03/07/18 11:44 PM
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5600 feet elevation, Arizona
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Thatís a great mix IMHO. Frankenbrews rule!


Sabine Schmitz is the Queen of the 'Ring; Svetlana Kapanina is the Queen of the SKIES...
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688185
03/07/18 11:48 PM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: FranklinJL

How many of you mix oils?


All the time.

I often use 0W-20 to "thin out" 15W-40 or 20W-50 oil that was bought on sale really cheap.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: Linctex] #4688192
03/07/18 11:56 PM
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FranklinJL Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: FranklinJL

How many of you mix oils?


All the time.

I often use 0W-20 to "thin out" 15W-40 or 20W-50 oil that was bought on sale really cheap.


+1 I do the same thing....I buy what's on sale, and figure it out later lol. What's usually on sale is really good stuff, like 0w40-various 50w oils, and most diesel stuff....


2018 Tundra 1794
2013 S63
And a few other fast cars....
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688194
03/08/18 12:01 AM
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Maine, USA
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I donít get it. You just voided your warranty to save a few bucks? And in a $50,000+ rig?


'13 Toyota Tundra 5.7-Idemitsu
'08 Hyundai Elantra-Mobil 1
'96 Ranger R72 90hpJohnson
'03 Ski Doo REV 600 H.O.
Ď01 Kawasaki KDX 220r
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: pda1122] #4688196
03/08/18 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: pda1122
I donít get it. You just voided your warranty to save a few bucks? And in a $50,000+ rig?

I have yet to see a case of voided warranty due to oil viscosity. As a matter of fact - almost all owners manuals recommend a higher viscosity oil during towing or high heat conditions.


2000 Lexus GS300-361k
1999 Lexus GS400-213k
2006 Toyota Camry-187k
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid-125k
2009 Scion xB-120k
2013 VW Tiguan-120k
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Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: pda1122] #4688216
03/08/18 12:25 AM
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AZ
FranklinJL Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: pda1122
I donít get it. You just voided your warranty to save a few bucks? And in a $50,000+ rig?


U'm, read your tundra owners manual. It says word for word that an oil with a higher viscosity may be used if operated at high speeds, or high loads, which towing here in AZ summers at 75-80 for 200 miles at a time, or making the run from Phoenix to Lake Mead when it's 110 is probably what the manual is referring to.

My dealer knows I use 30w and 40w oil, and they have no issues with it....said it was a good idea. They warranted my cam tower seal leak on my last tundra without issue

I've made a few runs to Lake Mead in the summer from Phoenix, and it's a hot (105-115) 295 mile run

Last edited by FranklinJL; 03/08/18 12:31 AM.

2018 Tundra 1794
2013 S63
And a few other fast cars....
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: Vladiator] #4688218
03/08/18 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: Vlad_the_Russian
Originally Posted By: pda1122
I donít get it. You just voided your warranty to save a few bucks? And in a $50,000+ rig?

I have yet to see a case of voided warranty due to oil viscosity. As a matter of fact - almost all owners manuals recommend a higher viscosity oil during towing or high heat conditions.

yup, my RX says for towing or high speed to increase viscosity. The sky is the limit.


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30,XG8
07 IS250 98K Napa 10w30,FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40,XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 18K VR1 20w50,1515
14 RX450h 32k PP MIX,NAPAG
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688223
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Too much Frankenbrew could turn your engine into a "Mummy". Total nonsense.

Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688336
03/08/18 06:46 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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I may mix two different oils, but that's it. Normally a 5w-20 and 5w-30. I don't buy any other weights.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Shell Conventional/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688403
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I have never mixed more than 2 diff oils and no problems. Nice truck and boat! Why use 0w anything in AZ weather?


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688643
03/08/18 12:37 PM
03/08/18 12:37 PM
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Maine, USA
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Are you keeping a maintenance log? Itíd be a hilarious sight to see the face of the person you give it to if you ever had a problem. 2 of this, 1 of that, 3 of these, etc... lol
I donít think pulling a 3,000 lb bass boat is straining the engine at all in a 381 hp 5.7 liter engine. To each his own I guess, Iíd just never do it myself in something I love.


'13 Toyota Tundra 5.7-Idemitsu
'08 Hyundai Elantra-Mobil 1
'96 Ranger R72 90hpJohnson
'03 Ski Doo REV 600 H.O.
Ď01 Kawasaki KDX 220r
Re: Tundra Oil Change-Oil Mix! [Re: FranklinJL] #4688653
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I've mixed oil viscosity but never brands

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