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I think here in the US they spec the thinner oil to boost the fleet fuel economy rating just a bit.
I am just about to change the oil in my V6 for the first time, and I am replacing the conventional toyota oil with Mobil-1 5-30w myself rather than take it to the dealer and let them put their house brand in it, likely screwing up something else in the process and definitely wasting my day. I have been using Mobil-1 since it first came out and it has never given me any reason to switch.
The last time I used bargain brand oil was over 30 years ago; my motorcycle blew up soon after I put it in. That was the last time I bought oil based on price. Good oil is like unicorn repellent; you never know if there might be any unicorns, probably not, but you don't need to worry.
2012 V6 4WD Ltd.
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