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Old 06-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Oil Change

Hi! I'm new here and this is my first car. I have a 2001 Tacoma PreRunner 2wd with the 3.4L V6. I dont know when the previous owner changed the engine oil, so I was planning to do it myself. How many quarts of oil does it take? I bought a 5qt container of Mobil 1 High Mileage and I was wondering if that is all that I need or do I need more?
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the 3.4L take 5.5 quarts.

a write up if you need it
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...nge-guide.html
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Thanks! Question. Do I lubricate the oil filter with the same oil I'm putting into the engine?
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Thanks! Question. Do I lubricate the oil filter with the same oil I'm putting into the engine?
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Depending on how hard the previous owner or lube centre put the filter on, you will probably need a filter wrench to get it off. There in a real pickle of a spot. Most accessible through the drivers side wheel well.

Just a heads up!!
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Thanks! Question. Do I lubricate the oil filter with the same oil I'm putting into the engine?
Unless you want an oily mess while installing the new filter. Lubricate the gasket and call it good. 10 years of oil changes and no issues.
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Depending on how hard the previous owner or lube centre put the filter on, you will probably need a filter wrench to get it off. There in a real pickle of a spot. Most accessible through the drivers side wheel well.

Just a heads up!!
oh god. that's the truth. the dealer where i bought mine cranked that fucker down.
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