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Alright, I'm due for an oil change. My question is, should I put in mobil 1 synthetic? I could have sworn I remember someone telling me not to put synthetic in my car. Can someone tell me what kind of oil I should be running in my dawg? Its a daily driver in Arizona - I dont know if that really makes a difference. Thanks for any information.
 
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I have run Mobil 1 synthetic 10/30 for 50k miles with no problems!
 
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Yes Mobil 1 10w-30 Synthetic

how many miles are on the car? because on most cars, if its too high of mileage and the cars only ran regular oil, then at that point your not supposed to switch to synthetic.
 
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Thanks For the quick responses! My Dawg has 70,000 on it, and i belive its never run synthetic, so im guessing just stick with the regular oil??
 

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You better change it extremely frequently. I ran nonsynthetic 1 time in my car since I've owned it (because the dealer put it in). Stuff looked like tar after 2500 miles.

Make sure you spend time warming up and cooling down the car too.
 
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So is 70k too many miles to switch over to synthetic?
 

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So is 70k too many miles to switch over to synthetic?
Its never to late to switch to Synthetic. The benefits in a turbo car will far oughtweigh any downside.

The reason why people say not to switch from regular to synthetic is because synthetic oil does not cause o-rings to sweel as much. This means that in an older car, you may cause leaks to develop. But in reality newer synthetic (incl. Mobil 1) have additives that pretty much make that problem a non-issue.

Mobil 1 10w-30 is the way to go. Everything else you put in the car beside gas and brake fluid should be genuine Toyota. :biggrin:
 

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try weening it onto synthetic by using synthetic blend for a few oil changes. I heard this was the way to do it on a car that has run regular oil all its life
 
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