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celicafourotwo May 12, 11:46pm - #177602 

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what oil grade/filter brand should i use?

i'm planning to change my oil this weekend but don't know what brand of oil or Oil Filter and Air Filter to use. Can you guys give me some suggestion?? what's a good sythetic oil brand name?? i saw the Redline 1quart for $7.89 at Advanced Autopart today..too expensive..oh yeah i also want to change the tranmission fluid, i think it's the 75W90 or something like that..i don't remember..i tried to search for it but couldn't find anything..

thanks

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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gtsbryan May 13, 12:39am - #177603 

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just use any,,,,, oil is oil as long as you change it.. if your realy that picky just change it every week... new oil is better then named oil =)
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PnOyGtS May 13, 12:41am - #177604 

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spaztikid May 13, 12:43am - #177605 
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mobil 1 filter and oil...


and oil is not just oil.
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GTS2003BLK May 13, 12:57am - #177606 

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gtsbryan has a good point, you will be fine with any major name brand oil and filter, and it won't cost you a bundle.

imo; if your picky and don't mind spending a little extra:

Mobile 1 5W 30
TRD or K&N Oil Filter.

http://www.toyotaterritory.com/trd_oil_filters.asp
http://www.knfilters.com/oilfilter.htm
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GQ540 May 13, 10:52am - #177607 

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I use Royal Purple synthetic oil thumbsup

http://www.royalpurple.com/prodsi/rpmoi.html

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mastro543 May 13, 10:57am - #177608 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
mobil 1 filter and oil...


and oil is not just oil.

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veilsideffgt May 13, 12:42pm - #177609 

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oil is definetly not just oil. but as for filter ive always gone with fram.
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DiabloGTS May 13, 12:43pm - #177610 

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changing the oil once a week is pointless.

changing full synthetic at anything less than 5K is pointless. I changed it at 3K, and it came out the same color as when it went in.

5-7K miles and Molbil 1 with a K&N filter (anti-drain back valve thumbsup )

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Gen7fan May 13, 3:32pm - #177611 
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I use Castrol GTX with either Fram or Toyota OEM filters, and I agree with the above posts not all oils are created equal.

Go ahead and use Quaker State, then let us know when your rebuilding your engine because your piston rings are shot.
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celicafourotwo May 13, 9:20pm - #177612 

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man, glad i ask. i figure i should go with Mobil 1 and use Fram filter. But i just want some extra oppinion because i want my engine to last longer. Thanks for the input everyone. thumbsup

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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ct May 13, 9:24pm - #177613 

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i suggest a good Oil Filter esp. for gts guys...just because of the wear the lift bolts alone take.

anyway i usually run with royal purple w/ k and n Performance gold...but the best results i got were from redline!!...awesome stuff...but muy expensive...lol rofl thumbsup

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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celicafourotwo May 13, 9:27pm - #177614 

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^^ i hear ya, redline is like $7.89 for 1 quart here..just check it yesterday..man, anyway any other kind of Oil Filter you would suggest??? they have Fram, supertech, mobil 1 and something else i can't remember..how much did you pay for your k&n gold filter???

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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ct May 13, 9:41pm - #177615 

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MY K AND N GOLD FILTER I GET FOR 10 BUCKS AT KRAGEN...THEY'RE PRETTY MUCH THE SAME AS THE TRD OIL FILTERS WHICH GO FOR 20 BUCKS. HOWEVER dd FROM CLAREMONT TOYOTA SELLS TRD OIL FILTERS FOR OUR CELIS FOR 9.99. thumbsup

dammit!!!!!!!!!! the caps owns me again!! rofl

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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celicafourotwo May 13, 9:43pm - #177616 

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^^^lollol..maybe i'll go with the k&n.

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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ct May 13, 9:45pm - #177617 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
^^^lollol..maybe i'll go with the k&n.


remember it's k and n Performance gold...

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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celicafourotwo May 13, 9:53pm - #177618 

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^^ got it.."uploading...saving...ding" it's stored in my brain. grin

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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RevMonster May 13, 10:14pm - #177619 

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I just use whatever my bro drains out of his car. It's new to MY car, right? grin

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spaztikid May 13, 10:19pm - #177620 
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^ that works too
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hephaestus May 13, 11:01pm - #177621 
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If your going to change your transmission fluid and I take it you drive a stick go with Redline's MT 90. It costs more, yet is an improvement over Toyota's fluid and you won't have to change it for a while or never depending how you drive. I have 3 full quarts left over, but I think you are a little too far from my secret location.
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celicafourotwo May 14, 12:36am - #177622 

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^^^hehehe secret location eh?? i'm gonna have to use my "secret laboratory" to find out where you live..

ONE last question, how much oil should i use after i changed my oil?? i didn't get a owner's manual when i got the car (used)...how many quarts is what i'm asking.. 3.5? 4? 4.5?..

Originally Posted by pesho01
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celicafourotwo May 14, 6:13pm - #177623 

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ok in the install page about changing the manual gear oil..and it said GTS should use 75W90NS but then Steven said to you MT90..so which is it??

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Gen7fan May 14, 6:16pm - #177624 
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^^^ Both


the first is the toyota spec, MT90 meets all those specs and then some. Its what I use, love it!!
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Gen7fan May 14, 6:17pm - #177625 
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On your Oil question, I use 4.25q hits full on the nose. 4.5 would should be fine, 5 is to much IMO.
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celicafourotwo May 14, 6:18pm - #177626 

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^^^^ok, got it. hey how much motor oil should i use after i drain them out???..i know i'm suppose to use aobut 2.3L of the Redline MT90 but don't know how much for the motor oil.

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Gen7fan May 14, 6:23pm - #177627 
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^^^ Just told you 4.25q, so on ...
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celicafourotwo May 14, 6:25pm - #177628 

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hehehe..when i was responding to ur first message ur second wasn't in there yet..now it is..after i posted my respond then ur came on, i guess we were doing it at the same time that's y i didn't get it..but thanks a bunch though..helps a lot..

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Liping May 15, 12:13am - #177629 
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synthetic oil is better for sure, but for the money you pay vs. how much you gain is a question. Remember, you still need the same oil change interval. (mentioned in owner's manual) I have heard people said they only use regular engine oil for 200/300K miles without problem. I am in California; I use whatever engine oil which is on sale with the correct SAE and API rating. It is only about 90 cents per q and I change it every 3000 miles. (same thing on filter)
I do use synthetic trans oil (Redline MT-90), because that will stay in for a couple years so it is good for the money; and I do feel the difference.
If you don't care about the money or living in very cold or hot area, synthetic oil is good for you.
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slidr May 15, 12:19am - #177630 

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Fram filters are crap.

Look on the back of the Oil Filter box, and it should have a percentage rating. The higher the percentage, the better. I believe Mobil 1 is one of the highest coming in at 97%.

The percentage tells you what percent of particles (forgot which size particles) got trapped in the filter after 2 passes I believe.

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