96 Toyota Taco w/ 102k Miles

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    DamnedDirtyApe New Member

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    4-cylinder, 5-speed manual, air, cd, clean. I bought it for a beater truck back & forth to work and the gun range and shopping,etc. I figure I should get 100k miles or so without any problems.

    I'd like to extend the oil change interval out to 5000 miles. Any suggestions? Dino or synthetic? Will synthetic hurt an engine with over 100000 miles on it?
     
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    I use synthetic and highly recommend it. If you want to help your engine last longer, then reducing friction is crucial. 5000 miles is too long for me, but most people show that it's okay when they perform oil analysis.

    Is it the 2.4L or 2.7L? Either way it's gonna be gutless, but they have a tendency to last forever.
     
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    It's a 2.4 - the 2.7 goes in the FWD model, and is notoriously shitty in performance and gas consumption. This 2.4 is perky enough for me - 75 MPH is about tops for me, and the truck handles it easily.

    Thanks for the replies & links - I'm gonna study that stuff.
     
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    It's a 2.4 - the 2.7 goes in the FWD model, and is notoriously shitty in performance and gas consumption. This 2.4 is perky enough - 75 MPH is about tops for me, and the truck handles it easily.

    Thanks for the replies & links - I'm gonna study that stuff.
     
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    I've been using MaxLife in my 96 2.4, with no sludge buildup. I'm at 120k miles. I try to change it every 3 thousand, but I've passed by that numerous times with no problems. I highly recommend MaxLife.
     
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    Tx for the info, people. Still happy with it after two weeks and 400 mi. What's Maxlife?
     
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    Well, I just bought some Castrol on sale at Wally World, so I guess I'll be in bed with that for awhile.

    I finally read the owners manual and it said 5000 miles was OK between oil changes. I think I'll compromise and change @ 4k.

    Do they sell Amsoil in stores or do you have to buy it off the web?
     
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    I think it's Valvoline. It comes in a red bottle.
     

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