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Old 11-12-2008, 03:53 PM   #1
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How many quarts for my 4.0 V6 oil change?

I cant find my owners manual and I cant remember how much oil should I put in my 06 V6 pre runner with an oil filter change ?? Can some one tell me what is Toyota recommendations.

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5.4 qts for the 4.0
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5.4 qts for the 4.0
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Here is link to the oil filter removal part of the service manual
with oil spec's.
http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/...a/01800210.pdf
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:30 PM   #5
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Thank you all, for the help.
Thatís what I did, 4 quarts in and I checked the dipstick and it looked ĺ full.
I just thought double-checking is forth it?
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:56 PM   #6
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Yah, because you'll never empty ALL the old oil out, so its good to not just add 5 quarts in and cross your fingers becuase you'll burn up some goodies in that engine real quick. (thats the technical term for engine parts - goodies) Just 4 in and usually just need that last 1/4 to 1/2 quart.

change your oil filter every other oil change to save money, and you'll be set. just remember to reset the computer otherwise you'll have that flashing yellow light on your dashboard for a bit. Check your owners manual for instructions.. i believe someone wrote up something about it a few posts back..
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Yah, because you'll never empty ALL the old oil out, so its good to not just add 5 quarts in and cross your fingers becuase you'll burn up some goodies in that engine real quick. (thats the technical term for engine parts - goodies) Just 4 in and usually just need that last 1/4 to 1/2 quart.

change your oil filter every other oil change to save money, and you'll be set. just remember to reset the computer otherwise you'll have that flashing yellow light on your dashboard for a bit. Check your owners manual for instructions.. i believe someone wrote up something about it a few posts back..
The amount listed in the owners manual will probably already compensate for whatever oil is left in the crankcase. Adding 5.4quarts immediately is just fine. I actually put 5.5+ since I run a larger oil filter and change it every time.

The dipsticks on these trucks are VERY difficult to read.

If you change the filter every other oil change - then the quanity required is even less. Read the owners manual.

To Reset the maint light. Press and hold the trip button. Turn key to ON Position. Continue holding the trip button. On the dash readout - you'll see some dashes. Continue pressing the trip button - and I can't remember what the last thing it does ...maybe zero's or 3 dashes. CAn't remember.
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The amount listed in the owners manual will probably already compensate for whatever oil is left in the crankcase. Adding 5.4quarts immediately is just fine. I actually put 5.5+ since I run a larger oil filter and change it every time.

The dipsticks on these trucks are VERY difficult to read.

If you change the filter every other oil change - then the quanity required is even less. Read the owners manual.

To Reset the maint light. Press and hold the trip button. Turn key to ON Position. Continue holding the trip button. On the dash readout - you'll see some dashes. Continue pressing the trip button - and I can't remember what the last thing it does ...maybe zero's or 3 dashes. CAn't remember.
Thanks for the reset instructions I was going to ask for this next, I still canít find owners manual.
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I go with 5.5 qts.
Even if it's 1/10 of a qt over,it sure won't do any harm.
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Yah, because you'll never empty ALL the old oil out, so its good to not just add 5 quarts in and cross your fingers becuase you'll burn up some goodies in that engine real quick. (thats the technical term for engine parts - goodies) Just 4 in and usually just need that last 1/4 to 1/2 quart.

change your oil filter every other oil change to save money, and you'll be set. just remember to reset the computer otherwise you'll have that flashing yellow light on your dashboard for a bit. Check your owners manual for instructions.. i believe someone wrote up something about it a few posts back..
Why would you not change your oil filter with every oil change??
Would you wipe your ass with used toilet paper? Probably not so why would you expect a used filter to keep new oil clean??
Filters are not that expensive.
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Why would you not change your oil filter with every oil change??
Would you wipe your ass with used toilet paper? Probably not so why would you expect a used filter to keep new oil clean??
Filters are not that expensive.
Someone seems a little unhappy in their first post here at TW. Plus this is a 5 year old thread. The poster may not even be here anymore lol.
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Someone seems a little unhappy in their first post here at TW. Plus this is a 5 year old thread. The poster may not even be here anymore lol.
Yep new to forum also new to me tacoma and was looking for info when Google found this post for the info I was looking for. Did I check the date of the post? No! Was I unhappy we'll I didn't think so it was just a comment. But if making comments makes me look angry perhaps I should not have joined this forum?
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Why would you not change your oil filter with every oil change??
Would you wipe your ass with used toilet paper? Probably not so why would you expect a used filter to keep new oil clean??
Filters are not that expensive.
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Yep new to forum also new to me tacoma and was looking for info when Google found this post for the info I was looking for. Did I check the date of the post? No! Was I unhappy we'll I didn't think so it was just a comment. But if making comments makes me look angry perhaps I should not have joined this forum?
Making comments (in first quote) will not make you any friends on this forum.

For real...... think about it. How would you feel if someone responded to YOU in the same manner?

Keep it clean. Keep it respectful. Keep it positive. Nobody likes negativity.
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Making comments (in first quote) will not make you any friends on this forum.

For real...... think about it. How would you feel if someone responded to YOU in the same manner?

Keep it clean. Keep it respectful. Keep it positive. Nobody likes negativity.
Well said eta.
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Making comments (in first quote) will not make you any friends on this forum.

For real...... think about it. How would you feel if someone responded to YOU in the same manner?

Keep it clean. Keep it respectful. Keep it positive. Nobody likes negativity.
Well said ftw
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Why would you not change your oil filter with every oil change??
Would you wipe your ass with used toilet paper? Probably not so why would you expect a used filter to keep new oil clean??
Filters are not that expensive.
LOL agreed! Cheap insurance!
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