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timmbuck2
03-08-2007, 03:35 PM
Anyone see any in town? 3 Wal-Marts and 1 Pepboys later and I am still looking. Need to do some PM this weekend on the 80 so it won't get too jealous when the 40 takes over the spot in the garage. :) Thanks.

T

Romer
03-08-2007, 04:26 PM
It's always been at the walmart on Arapahoe Road when I looked, just east of Havana. Might try calling them.

nakman
03-08-2007, 04:46 PM
the Wallmart at Flatirons Crossing has it. Wallmart in Lafayette does not. Autozone in lafayette has it. Checker does not.


Rarely do they have more than 4 quarts though. I actually keep a 9 quart "safety stock" in the garage, then after an oil change spend the next couple months picking up a quart or two here & there. If you really got in a pinch and wanted to borrow some let me know.

timmbuck2
03-08-2007, 04:56 PM
the Wallmart at Flatirons Crossing has it. Wallmart in Lafayette does not. Autozone in lafayette has it. Checker does not.


Rarely do they have more than 4 quarts though. I actually keep a 9 quart "safety stock" in the garage, then after an oil change spend the next couple months picking up a quart or two here & there. If you really got in a pinch and wanted to borrow some let me know.

That's what I used to do, but somehow fell behind. Thanks for the info guys, I will do some calling...although I have not had the best of luck calling...half the time they are wrong anyway...

If anyone sees any soon, but me some! I'll come pick it up with your favorite 6-pack.

:)

T

Hants
03-08-2007, 06:07 PM
Walmart down doesn't carry it... neither does the local Mobil distributor... best price & easiest I've found is Amazon.com (of all places)...

Rezarf
03-08-2007, 06:41 PM
Clueless here, but 0w40... what's the benifit?

Drew

nakman
03-08-2007, 07:03 PM
Clueless here, but 0w40... what's the benifit?

Drew

It's an 80 thing, Drew.. you wouldn't, well.... . :rolleyes:

timmbuck2
03-08-2007, 07:26 PM
Clueless here, but 0w40... what's the benifit?

Drew

tons of info on the 80 section of Mud.

Rzeppa
03-08-2007, 07:28 PM
0Wbenefit unless you're running your rig in -40 conditions. JMHO - to each their own :-)

I just looked and don't have the links on this computer, but there's literally a buttload of discussions of what the pros and cons of different oil types (dino vs synth vs blend) different brands and different viscosities. IMHO changing oil and filter regularly trumps, what kind of oil you use.

If you want to use 0W40 syth, go for it! I don't think it's worth the extra money, but some folks do and it's hotly debated. A Land Cruiser engine, properly built (and no, my F engine refresh this past summer doesn't count, that was quick and cheap!) should last 200-300k miles as long as the oil and filter are changed regularly; I change both every 2500 miles/4000kMs.

Again, JMHO, after putting over three quarter of a million miles on my Land Cruisers.

Romer
03-08-2007, 07:33 PM
Here is the Oil FAQ from the 80's section on Mud. Looks like I need to fix the links for the pictures

http://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=79305

Mobil 1 0-40W and Redline 5-30W are actually close in viscosity. Mobil 1 tends to be thinner at weights. cary and Raventai, who helped with the FAQ, are very knowledgeable about oil.

If you really want to know wabout oil, go to www.bobistheoilguy.com

timmbuck2
03-08-2007, 10:27 PM
Those guys know more about oil than I will ever hope to know. 0W40 Mobil 1 is good enough for them, it is good enough for me. A little more expensive, put pretty cheap insurance.

Oh, and thanks for the links Romer. The 80 FAQ is awesome!!
T



Here is the Oil FAQ from the 80's section on Mud. Looks like I need to fix the links for the pictures

http://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=79305

Mobil 1 0-40W and Redline 5-30W are actually close in viscosity. Mobil 1 tends to be thinner at weights. cary and Raventai, who helped with the FAQ, are very knowledgeable about oil.

If you really want to know wabout oil, go to www.bobistheoilguy.com

corsair23
03-26-2007, 04:01 PM
Stupid question maybe but are we talking about the regular Mobil 1 0W40 or are people looking for/buying the Mobil 1 0W40 extended life?

Dang stuff seems to be fairly rare...I've got to hit some local joints first to see who might carry it but last ditch effort will be Autobarn.com - They have a $10 off online coupon through the end of March and offer free shipping on orders over $150 and assuming they don't charge tax then this might be my best bet.

At Autobarn Mobil 1 (reg stuff) is $6.79/qt, Mobil 1 75W-90 gear lube is $7.99 per bottle, and the Valvoline DEXRON III Maxlife ATF is $4.49 per qt for anyone looking. Seems like the oil and ATF fluid is higher than local but the gear lube looks to be a few bucks less than local :dunno:

Just in case anyone else is looking :thumb:

Bighead
03-26-2007, 04:53 PM
Dang stuff seems to be fairly rare...I've got to hit some local joints first to see who might carry it but last ditch effort will be Autobarn.com - They have a $10 off online coupon through the end of March and offer free shipping on orders over $150 and assuming they don't charge tax then this might be my best bet.

At Autobarn Mobil 1 (reg stuff) is $6.79/qt, Mobil 1 75W-90 gear lube is $7.99 per bottle, and the Valvoline DEXRON III Maxlife ATF is $4.49 per qt for anyone looking. Seems like the oil and ATF fluid is higher than local but the gear lube looks to be a few bucks less than local :dunno:

Just in case anyone else is looking :thumb:
I need going to check that place out. I spent all day Saturday driving around the Springs trying to find Mobil 1 Syn ATF. I finally found it at an Advance store. Completely wasted a day doing this...my wife was not happy since she was with me. :o

Romer
03-26-2007, 04:54 PM
I need going to check that place out. I spent all day Saturday driving around the Springs trying to find Mobil 1 Syn ATF. I finally found it at an Advance store. Completely wasted a day doing this...my wife was not happy since she was with me. :o

She was unhappy that she was with you?

or

She was unhappy that you spent the day looking for oil?

:D

corsair23
03-26-2007, 05:14 PM
I need going to check that place out. I spent all day Saturday driving around the Springs trying to find Mobil 1 Syn ATF. I finally found it at an Advance store. Completely wasted a day doing this...my wife was not happy since she was with me. :o


LOL...I know what you mean. I figured I've driven 100's of virtual miles on my computer looking for stuff. You would figure with today's technology it would be as simple as going to Mobil's site, looking up what you want, clicking on a "where to buy link", going to that site, and finding out if they carry it and if it is in stock.

Calling often times isn't any better as whoever you talk to either has no clue, won't go check, just says yes when the answer should be no, or tries to convince you that they need to look up your vehicle to see what is "recommended". I'm going to go by two stores and if I can't find what I need at either one then I'm just going to order online and wait for the UPS guy to show up :thumb:


So anyone on whether the regular Mobil 1 0W40 oil is fine or is everyone using the "Extended Life" stuff? Too many choices make my brain hurt :hill:

Bighead
03-26-2007, 09:37 PM
She was unhappy that she was with you?

or

She was unhappy that you spent the day looking for oil?

:D
Unhappy that she spent the day looking for oil.

Someday I'll learn to proof read before hitting "submit". :o

Nay
03-26-2007, 11:08 PM
I am running the Shell Rotella 5W-40, which has been excellent for me and is highly reviewed on Mud vs. Mobile 1 for the 1ZFE engine. Walmart sells this stuff for about $15 a gallon, which is around half the cost of Mobile 1.

Highly recommended as a value choice.

Red_Chili
03-27-2007, 08:56 AM
Just curious... what is the factory recommended SAE weight?

thefatkid
03-27-2007, 10:55 PM
The 93-94 is 10-30wt
95-97 5-30wt

Thin oil is not always a good thing, your high milage engine might not like the lack of shearing force that the thin oil can handle. If you just built a fresh engine with main and rod clearances in the .00125" range then thin oil is good. A sloppy old .0025-.003" rod and mains will like the thicker stuff better.

Most people need a good feeling though, and if expensive oil is your thing. On a side note, wall mart supertech oil has the highest anti gelling, heat burn, anticorrosive and the highest lubricity of all conventional oils. (source BG Laboritories)

Red_Chili
03-27-2007, 11:04 PM
Kinda what I was thinking... funny how these things go 'round. On Wallyworld oil, you can bet if they get a cheaper supplier the specs could change in a New York minit though...

leiniesred
03-28-2007, 09:21 AM
shell rotella (fleet) oil has always been very highly ranked.
I'm with chili here. 0 weight oil seems pretty darn thin. I'm running 20W50 and have been for 8 years. (my oil pressure seems just too low with 10W30. I think I damaged the engine with 10w30 flat towing a CJ7 to Moab and back.)

I change it every 5,000 miles because it it too hard to keep track of the 3k interval. 126,000, 129,000...258,000... Much easier to keep track of 130,000, 135,000 ... 260,000.

Yep. wWhatever I'm doin' "Wrong" with my 5,000 mile oil changes with 20W50 has gotten me to 260,000 miles. I lost cam seals and valve cover seals when I put in 5 qts of non-synthetic 20W50 that my father in law gave me at 255,000. I think that is just coincidence. I have seen no difference in mileage or performance with various makes of synthetic oil. Wal-mart to Mobile 1. It all looks the same going in and coming out. Castrol seems to burn a little more, but that's about it. Most of the time I've used mobile 1, but I've also used wal-mart synthetic. I just use whatever I can find in 20W50. If I have choices, I shop price.

corsair23
03-28-2007, 05:31 PM
Did a little search and destroy this morning...Actually more searching than anything else...

For those stuck on Mobil 1 0W40, Mobil 1 75W90 Gear Oil, and Valvoline Max Life ATF

First stop was Pep Boys @ C470 and Quebec:

Mobil 1 0W40 - Not available
Mobil 1 75W90 - $10.99/qt
Valvoline Max Life ATF - $3.99/qtSecond stop was Walmart @ C470 and Quebec:

Mobil 1 0W40 - Not available
Mobil 1 75W90 - Not available
Valvoline Max Life ATF - $3.58/qtFinal stop was Checker Auto @ County Line and Holly:

Mobil 1 0W40 - $5.99/qt
Mobil 1 75W90 - $10.99/qt
Valvoline Max Life ATF - $3.79/qt (although online is $3.28/qt which they matched)But don't bother going to the Checker for awhile as I bought up all of their stock of Mobil 1 0W40 and of the Valvoline Max Life ATF. Still a little short of what I need so I will have to keep looking but in case anyone else down South is looking for this stuff I thought I'd pass this along.

Red_Chili
03-29-2007, 09:55 AM
Personally I think it wisest to stick with the OEM recommended weight, whatever it might be for the engine. It's what was tested. It's what the oil pump/lubrication system was designed around. YMMV.

RE: Mobil1 gear oil, it's fine stuff (just do NOT put it in a manual tranny!). It does seem to require the very best in seal conditions - it will find any marginal axle or pinion seals. Frankly, though, I think given our uses it would be wiser to use dino oil (with, perhaps, BG MGC as a fortifier) and change it more often. Keep the diffs and transfer cases clean and water-free. I've produced some very pretty ring gears this way.

Redline Shockproof makes sense for synthetic R&P lube. Especially for severe use. I've had very good luck with either dino gear lube + BG MGC or Redline MT-90 in the manual trannies.

SteveH
03-29-2007, 01:58 PM
>>Mobil1 gear oil, it's fine stuff (just do NOT put it in a manual tranny!).

I presume you mean the 75w-90. Why not put it in manual trannys?
I agree that in an FJ40, it will find/create/exploit any leaks.

Steve

Red_Chili
03-29-2007, 02:32 PM
It won't hurt anything, but your tranny won't shift for crap either. Mobil1 is GL5, designed for shear-force ring gears, and ends up being way too slippery for brass synchros which require a bit of 'grab' in order to work. Toyota specs GL4 or GL5 for trannies, which tends to be just fine for dino oil. With synthetics, the rating means what it says, and GL5 is too slippery while a good quality GL4 is just right. As in Redline MT-90, or other good synth GL4 oils.

The exception would be Pennzoil GL4 synthetic. Thinks I, oh shucks. Lighten up on Pennz. The auto parts store had some synth GL4, and I thought I'd try it.

Bad idea. Expensive lesson.4204

4205

SteveH
03-30-2007, 10:15 AM
I'd just like a Toyota manual tranny in 4Runner to last more than 180K without a rebuild - hence synthetic.

My brother and I run synth 75w-90 in our 3rd gen 4Runners (5 speeds) and they shift fine, and better at low temps. YMMV.

timmbuck2
03-30-2007, 10:19 AM
Shoot...you reminded me I need to grab some ATF also, sigh. I did find the 0W40 a couple of places. I thought on my old 80 I used Mobile 1 Synth ATF. Anyone seen it anywhere? Or will Valvoline Max Life work for now? Just draining and fillinf ~4 quarts when I change the oil...

:beer: :hill: :beer:

T


Did a little search and destroy this morning...Actually more searching than anything else...

For those stuck on Mobil 1 0W40, Mobil 1 75W90 Gear Oil, and Valvoline Max Life ATF

First stop was Pep Boys @ C470 and Quebec:

Mobil 1 0W40 - Not available
Mobil 1 75W90 - $10.99/qt
Valvoline Max Life ATF - $3.99/qtSecond stop was Walmart @ C470 and Quebec:

Mobil 1 0W40 - Not available
Mobil 1 75W90 - Not available
Valvoline Max Life ATF - $3.58/qtFinal stop was Checker Auto @ County Line and Holly:

Mobil 1 0W40 - $5.99/qt
Mobil 1 75W90 - $10.99/qt
Valvoline Max Life ATF - $3.79/qt (although online is $3.28/qt which they matched)But don't bother going to the Checker for awhile as I bought up all of their stock of Mobil 1 0W40 and of the Valvoline Max Life ATF. Still a little short of what I need so I will have to keep looking but in case anyone else down South is looking for this stuff I thought I'd pass this along.

corsair23
04-01-2007, 02:50 AM
Sorry Timm but I wasn't paying too close attention for Mobil 1 ATF...But, IIRC I think all three places I checked for the other stuff had the Mobil 1 ATF.

Red_Chili
04-01-2007, 09:01 PM
I'd just like a Toyota manual tranny in 4Runner to last more than 180K without a rebuild - hence synthetic.

My brother and I run synth 75w-90 in our 3rd gen 4Runners (5 speeds) and they shift fine, and better at low temps. YMMV.
Yeah, I run synth 75W90 too, GL4, same reason.