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07 2.7 oil over filled?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by HyTrojan, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. HyTrojan

    HyTrojan [OP] Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    2nd time I changed the oil & I've checked the dipstick. Oil is at least over 1/4 of an inch over the full dot. I have a 2007 2.7 reg cab & it looks like the book calls for 6.1 quarts. I put in 6. Anyone else notice this or maybe I'm reading the book wrong. Thanks
  2. maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

    Apr 30, 2007
    South Jersey
    07 4x4 Access Cab, TRD off road, 6 cyl, 6 spd
    Activator III brake controller, Extang Fulltilt toneau, Factory bed mat, Extra D-rings in the bed, 2ndary air filter removed, Garmin Ique GPS, Eco-2, AFE Pro Dry-s filter, USASPEC PA12-toy, Pioneer 3-way speakers, SG II on Blendmount, Gulf States Alarm added.
    I noticed this the first few times I changed the oil on my 04 2.7. It is because of the location of the drain plug in the oil pan, and how your truck is parked not all of the oil will drain. Rear end down hill is bad. Putting the front end up on ramps makes this problem really bad. You need to park so that the rear is higher than the front, even driving the rear tires up on a brick or a couple of 2x6s should solve this for you.

    DISCLAIMER... This worked for me on my 04, I have not been under a gen 2 2.7 so I do not know for a fact that this is the case, so do not take my theory for fact without first confirming it yourself.
  3. spp

    spp Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2006
    The 2007 2.7 takes 5.8 when changing filter.
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