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Are you -F-ing kidding me !!!! I just called my dealer to see how much the 0W-20 oil is, and when he said $7.25 / quart I almost shit myself. Does anyone know if Mobil-1(or any other brand) 0w-20 can be used?
 

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Are you -F-ing kidding me !!!! I just called my dealer to see how much the 0W-20 oil is, and when he said $7.25 / quart I almost shit myself. Does anyone know if Mobil-1(or any other brand) 0w-20 can be used?
other synthetics can be used but to be honest they are about the same price if not even more. walmart sells the 0w20 gallon of mobil 1 for a little bit cheaper. mobil 1 is about 10-12 bucks a qt.

7.25 is equivalent to $3.63 when u put it into perspective of 10k instead of 5k...helps me feel better lol.
 

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I bought 2 qt couple month ago at my local dealer, 6 bucks a qt...
as soon as I'm out of free oil changes I'm going back to my old friend Valvoline Synpower 0-20 and Mobil 1 if I can't find Valvoline.

toyotaforman, do you know if toyota 0-20 contains more moly then other oils?
do you know if it is truth?
 

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I bought 2 qt couple month ago at my local dealer, 6 bucks a qt...
as soon as I'm out of free oil changes I'm going back to my old friend Valvoline Synpower 0-20 and Mobil 1 if I can't find Valvoline.

toyotaforman, do you know if toyota 0-20 contains more moly then other oils?
do you know if it is truth?
compared to many oil's...yes, it does have a lot of moly, from what they say toyota oil is compared to much higher profile oil's such as redline..

I think i also remember a few years back "bob is the oil guy" had analysis done on the 0w20

but you can pick up a gallon of redline 0w20 for about 40 bucks which is wellllll worth it for the price compared to valvoline or mobil1
 

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I just paid $5.00 per quart at dealer for Toyota 0W-20, plus I had a 10% off parts coupon, so really only $4.50. The most I have paid at a dealer is $5.50 per quart, which is still cheaper than Mobil 1 0W-20 at Walmart.
incredibly cheap, that's cheaper then my price. at that price i'd start shipping it out considering with coupon that's practically dealer cost.
 

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I'll probably buy a quart at the dealer to be added between oil changes. As soon as the maintenance program is done I'll be doing it myself using mobil or other brand.
Redline is great if you have high performance engine that sees a lot of constant beating. My SE being family sedan will pretty much see none of it so no Redline for me.
 

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$26.50 for a 5 qt. jug of Mobil 1 0-20 at Walmart. Bought 2 of them last week. Got 2 Mobil 1 oil filters on Amazon for $26. So that is about $40 for a full Mobil 1 oil change I did myself in 15 minutes. You do need the special oil filter canister wrench to get it off, about $12 at Autozone
 

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Guys (gals) 5-20 works just as well if not better (summer heat) with no negative effects. Discussed this with dealer service tech and he uses 5-20 in his camry. Don't worry about moly counts etc. as all reputable brand synthetic oils are just fine and far better than the standard oils available although they are ok as well, much improvement from the old days (say 1970's). Can you find find a 5-20 non-synthetic?
 

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Blue collar thinking:
Mobil 1 5W-20 is fine even if it doesn't have much moly.

White collar thinking:
Since Toyota goes to the extra expense of adding high amounts of moly and other additives to it's brand of 0W-20
synthetic, the company's bean counters must be aware of important benefits that it provides.
 

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There are 100's of outfits that do oil analysis. No need to use Blackstone Labs especially given Blackstone's affliation with Bobistheoilguy - a forum owned and run by a bunch of specialty lube, additive and filter salesmen. Those dirty old men seduce young men into thinking they need more than plain oils and filter to maintain their cars; e.g. they need $25 a bottle additives like Auto-Rx for both the engine and transmission, Fuel Power gas additive, by pass oil filter systems and lots, lots more gimmicky products.
 

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There are 100's of outfits that do oil analysis. No need to use Blackstone Labs especially given Blackstone's affliation with Bobistheoilguy - a forum owned and run by a bunch of specialty lube, additive and filter salesmen. Those dirty old men seduce young men into thinking they need more than plain oils and filter to maintain their cars; e.g. they need $25 a bottle additives like Auto-Rx for both the engine and transmission, Fuel Power gas additive, by pass oil filter systems and lots, lots more gimmicky products.
:lol: Not to mention when they get into a heated battle over oil filters, specially one certain brand.

Yep, my local Toyota dealership wanted about $7 per quart of 0W-20. (not sure if it's the "Toyota" or Eneos brand.) I should have stock up on Napa's full synthetic when they where $3.49ish a quart.
 

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There are 100's of outfits that do oil analysis. No need to use Blackstone Labs especially given Blackstone's affliation with Bobistheoilguy - a forum owned and run by a bunch of specialty lube, additive and filter salesmen. Those dirty old men seduce young men into thinking they need more than plain oils and filter to maintain their cars; e.g. they need $25 a bottle additives like Auto-Rx for both the engine and transmission, Fuel Power gas additive, by pass oil filter systems and lots, lots more gimmicky products.
never felt any pressure from them to push me into buying any products. They provided analysis with what seemed unbiased commentary that didn't mention anything that I would have to do other than to try and go more miles on oils to see of they will still hold up.
 

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I’ve seen couple tests and read about it in couple more places that even regular good brand full synthetic oil especially 0-20- they made from better base material, under everyday conditions good up to 17-20K.
Oil starts loosing wear protective and lubricating capabilities only after 15K.
Dark oil not necessarily means that it is bad.
Two oil that they tested and that I’m using for my cars: Valvoline Synpower and Mobil 1.
Penzoil Platinum was good too.
Castrol started failing around 10K.
 
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