Sorry guys, I tried searching but couldn't find a definite answer. I just picked up a 2006 Tacoma (base, 4WD) with the 2.7L (2TR-FE) today with only 18000 miles. I changed the oil & filter as soon as I got home using a Toyota filter and Mobile 1 5W-30 synthetic. I filled it with the owner's manual-suggested ~<=6.1 qts. Started the engine and let it warm, shutoff, then checked the dipstick about 30 min. later and it read WAYYY too high. I drained about 3/4-1 quart of new expensive oil out and the dipstick is reading a tiny bit above the full line now.
Which is correct, the manual or the dipstick? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
BTW, this is my first post. Sorry for introducing myself with such a simple question that I'm sure has been answered a thousand times.
P.S. Also noted that the driver's side front axle had a TON of play but not leaking fluid (a few millimeters up and down but no groaning or grinding sounds while driving at any speed). Been reading up on that situation, and may be why I got it for such a great deal!!! Time to buy a service manual.