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Old 01-08-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Oil change

Hey TW. I'm doing my first oil Change. I have a 2011 tacoma. 4 cylinder. 2.7L. Double cab. Can you guys help me out with what engine oil I should use and what oil filter I should get. How much engine oil should I get? Thank guys
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if you go to your local auto parts store then can search up your truck and tell you everything you need to know as far as how much oil to get. idk know much and the 2.7L. if i were you i would use the mobil 1 oil and the toyota OEM filter
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if you go to your local auto parts store then can search up your truck and tell you everything you need to know as far as how much oil to get. idk know much and the 2.7L. if i were you i would use the mobil 1 oil and the toyota OEM filter
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Buy 6qts of Mobil 1 ow20 from Walmart and a Toyota filter put 5.5 qts in
Thank bud. I'm actually going to wal mart rite now.. Lol
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4 cyl takes 5.5 qts like the 6 does?
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5.5 will fill it right to the top o the full line of the dipstick.


Walmart is the cheapest place to buy oil, and the Toyota filter is way better than most aftermarket brands like Fram and what not. Plus my dealer offers buy 3 get one free wich I take advantage of.
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Buy 6qts of Mobil 1 ow20 from Walmart and a Toyota filter put 5.5 qts in
thats the program i'm running in my 2012 R/C 4x4. don't see how anyone could beat that protection!
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Buy 6qts of Mobil 1 ow20 from Walmart and a Toyota filter put 5.5 qts in

i just got the fram because they didnt have any toyota filters. can i put the new oil around the oil filter seal or use the old one?
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You might want to consider filling the filter up with new oil, it helps the oil pressure to build up faster when you first start it up. The oil you put in the filter is part of the 5.5 qts total, not in-addition to it.

Iv been doing this since the second oil change i did on my truck in order to stop the ratcheting sound that dry hydraulic tappets make.
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GOT HER DONE. Thanx guys. I LOVE TW!
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No problem, oh and if you get filters from your dealer ask for crush washers, they give them to me for free with each filter, and replace it every oil change.
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Crush Washers? With my 4 runner I would just take off the old filter drain the oil, put the new filter on add new oil. This is going to be first oil change on the truck. can you please tell me what those are?
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Crush Washers? With my 4 runner I would just take off the old filter drain the oil, put the new filter on add new oil. This is going to be first oil change on the truck. can you please tell me what those are?
There should be a little washer you need to replace each time. Just a basic washer
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So the washer is the same thing as what was referred to as a gasket from the v6 changing thread? I guess I just got confused with the terminology thanks. If your using the tube, did you find that at walmart?

Make sure you have all you need for your Oil Change:

Oil filter
Oil filter wrench
New oil plug gasket (available from dealer)
5.5 quarts of oil
5/16" ID 5ft long tube
14mm socket wrench
Oil pan
Oil funnel
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Yea it's a nickel size washer with like felt on it and goes between the plug and oil pan. Before you put the filter in keep filling it up till it don't take any more oil as it will absorb it, dont fill it all the way to the top (but close) or some might spill when u try to put it in. Then put a little fresh oil on the filter seal, make sure the seal from the old filter isn't stuck up on the block.
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Thanks I was just confused on this washer/gasket thing. I am pretty sure I have a filter left from the 4 runner at home, I think that would fit on the Tacoma. Just don't have the washer, hopefully the dealer will have one tomorrow.
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