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Old 02-19-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Did my first oil change today, is this normal.

So I did my first oil change today and I noticed something odd when I took off the fill cap.
Here are a few details about my truck.
2012 Double Cab Of Road 4.0 V6
Bought it with 5000 miles, now has 11100.
The oil change sticker said it was due for a 11180 mile change.
Previous oil was Mobile 1.
Previous filter was made by Performax.
New oil is Amsoil
New filter is Toyota OEM

Here are the pictures, is the foam normal?


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Old 02-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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A while back there was someone who posted a similar milky/foamy substance under the fill cap. My first change was at the dealer, so I don't have a clue what it looked like. When I changed the oil @ 9,000 I had a similar film under my cap( although it was quite a bit less than what is in your pics) . It seems like those of us that primarily drive short distances don't get the motor up to operating temp. for long enough to burn off normal condensation. I think the general consensus was to get out and drive it for extended periods once in a while and that should help. If it were me I'd definitely change the oil to make sure there's not water in it.

I was a bit late on that one. Sorry OP.
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Its normal. Lots of short trips, and cold weather cause this. Change the oil more frequently.
Ok good, I didn't want to start going crazy.
I live in Caniukistan, drive 3km to work maybe 2-3 times a day and can't let the oil warm up most of the time.
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holy crap, i would have been concerned if I saw this....... however it's normal!! now that's a first
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get the fill tube from a 5.7 v8 out of the tundra. its shorter and you will hardly ever get that problem.

but yeah, its normal. short distnaces cause it

now the oil filter. i hope u did all that damage taking it off
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get the fill tube from a 5.7 v8 out of the tundra. its shorter and you will hardly ever get that problem.

but yeah, its normal. short distnaces cause it

now the oil filter. i hope u did all that damage taking it off
Ya I think the hulk did my last oil change. I needed a snipe to get the drain plug off and i destroyed the filter with a pipe wrench to get it off because it was so tight.
And this is why I do my own oil changes.
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That is not normal..
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