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1. Everyone has their favorite brand of oil. Toyota's oil is manufactured by Mobil. I use it and it's a great product. There is a specific filter made for your engine. For your engines saftey, i would recommend using only a Toyota filter. Fram filters are junk.
2. Is there a specific reason you don't want a dealer to do your work? Dealers are more likey to help you in the future if you are loyal to them. If you have something break outside of your warranty, they might be willing to bend the rules a little to help if you've been a good customer. If you just show up for warranty stuff, they wont be as considerate in that situation.
3.Do you have an automatic or manual transmission. I'd change out manual gear oil every 30,000 miles. Automatic uses Toyota type T-IV(T4). 60 thousand is Toyota's interval. I'd still go every 30,000.
4. Just Follow your recommended service intervals in your maintainance guide and you'll be fine.
"Fools", said I, "You do not know, silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you. Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words, like silent raindrops fell, and echoed, in the wells of silence.....
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