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That sounds good.
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Well two days of riding all over big bend. No issues yet. Still got 4 more days than a 590 mile ride back home.
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I have a 2010 Fj and the dealership told me only to use synthetic oil and nothing else because anything else would damage the motor. are they yankin my chain?

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I have a 2010 Fj and the dealership told me only to use synthetic oil and nothing else because anything else would damage the motor. are they yankin my chain?
Yes. That said, I use synth. RP or Mobil1 are what I generally use. Also ran Pennz Plat in my tC as well as Toyota 5w20 synth which is good stuff and has a high moly count. I believe your 2010 calls for 5w20, correct? Dino won't hurt it at all, but I'm sold on synth after years and cars and enough reading to pop my eyes out.
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2000 miles since the oil or lack of issue. Another 200k to go and I'll be happy.
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I'd be pretty upset about that too but here's a story that might make you feel better. On my old pickup, I did my first oil change myself. When I got the old filter off, I didn't realize the gasket stuck on the engine and didn't come off with the filter. I put the new filter on, filled it up with oil and drove off. Got a couple miles down the road and my oil pressure dropped to 0. Turned the truck off, got out and had a gusher of oil coming out the fenderwell.

Luckily there was a quick oil change place right there so I went over and they found what happened, changed my oil again, steam cleaned the mess, and I was on my way.

I couldn't believe what a dumbass I was doing that to a brand new $45K truck. The good news though is that I put about 80K miles on it over the next 6 years or so and didn't have any trouble with it. I only got rid of it because the wife needed a new vehicle and I didn't need it for towing any more.

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I honestly don't believe you have any issues. But I didn't want to make it seem like this was OK and for you to accept it.
I've seen cars/engines run on oil film with no damage. You are most likely 99% good. Maybe better. Just enjoy it. You have a warranty. It's a great vehicle.
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A friend put some prospective on it. Said if you drive on weekends only 52 weekends a year that's 104 starts and the engine has only residue for 1 second before oil is pumped through then that's 1.7 minutes a year with no oil or only residue. That's about 3 times longer than I ran with only residue. Not sure how accurate that is but was nice to hear.

Also the oil light only flickered when the vehical started to move. Was off when I stood still. I barley accelerated because my eye caught a red light flicker. Then it took a few seconds to realize it was the oil light. At first I thought they didn't top it off.
I may be mistaken but from what I have read, Toyota has a set up where the oil never completely drains into the pan, I believe it is a type of one way valve in the oil filter, this keeps the upper portion of the motor lubed and prolongs engine life normally lost due to cold starts, I believe K&N has this on their filters also. Anyway if your oil and filter were both removed, it would be different to a normal cold start. I would drop the lawyer and go to the media, say you want the piece of mind you originally had when you dropped 30k+ Damage or no Damage, demand piece of mind, that's why you bought a Toyota, refuse the mental anguish this is causing. Put them in the spotlight and they will likely fold, IMHO
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I'd be pretty upset about that too but here's a story that might make you feel better. On my old pickup, I did my first oil change myself. When I got the old filter off, I didn't realize the gasket stuck on the engine and didn't come off with the filter. I put the new filter on, filled it up with oil and drove off. Got a couple miles down the road and my oil pressure dropped to 0. Turned the truck off, got out and had a gusher of oil coming out the fenderwell.

Luckily there was a quick oil change place right there so I went over and they found what happened, changed my oil again, steam cleaned the mess, and I was on my way.

I couldn't believe what a dumbass I was doing that to a brand new $45K truck. The good news though is that I put about 80K miles on it over the next 6 years or so and didn't have any trouble with it. I only got rid of it because the wife needed a new vehicle and I didn't need it for towing any more.
Sounds good. I'm hoping all will be well but most people on here are correct the mental part of it sucks. While I was at big bend this week a friend was out there with his 2012 Trail Team, mine is also a 2012 but not TT. He laughed at me because I kept comparing my engine sounds to his. I guess I did look like an idiot running back and forth and comparing any noise I was suspicious of.

I put a total of 2000 miles on it, the ride to and from big bend and the riding all week at big bend. Never needed 4 wheel drive on any of the roads. The roads were in much better shape than I expected. Didn't do Black Gap. Did the whole river road, Glen springs, and part of Old Ore rd.
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