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Can I use desil oil 15/40 for toyota 4runner v6 gas 1996

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You can if you want, although I doubt toyota would recommend it. Most factory oil recommendations take into account engine design parameters and oil plays a key part. Nowadays, manufacturers are moving toward a lighter grade of oil as passages and tolerances have become smaller in modern gasoline engines. Lighter oil flows faster when cold so if you move to a heavier flavor like 15/40 you may notice a little engine noise on start-up as it may take a little longer to get to places like hydraulic lifters. The heavier oil would be better if the engine is going to be loaded for an extended time, such as towing. For my money, I'd stick with something very close to the factory weight, but get synthetic. It really doesn't cost anymore as you can extend service intervals and it is just simply better. Google: "2.7L sludge" for a dodge nightmare that came from tight engine design.

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Do not put that oil in your gasoline engine. diesel and gasoline motors are completly diferent as are the fluids you put in them. you MUST use car motor oil and not diesel oil or you're motor will need a full rebuild after 100mi or so.

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