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11 quarts of oil mistake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dano 5, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    dano 5

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    I am another one of those guys that drained the tranny on the first oil change. I only made the problem worse because it was dark and I am color blind.....so I filled it bak up w/oil. yah just topped it off with stupid and ignorence. Then not realizing that I then had no trans fluid 11 quarts of oil I start my truck, warmed it up, revved it up pretty good, and tryed to take it for a "cuise". It didn't ride very nice so I pulled it back into the driveway, drained all 11 quarts, and NOW I have 5.5 quarts oil and new trans fluid(thanks to the transdrain/refill post. My question is how much damage could I have done? I have no leaks but engine seams a pinch ruff(probibly in my head but still). When everybody stops laughing, I know it was dumb but any help or advice to make me trust my truck again would be cool. ps I have only owned it 45 day and just made my first payment. ouch!!!!:confused:
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    well you definatly hurt the engine a little probably. how far did you drive it?
     
  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    Maticuno

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    A double wammy, no trans fluid and twice as much oil as needed. How far of a drive did you take? These are some tough little trucks.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    wlmuncy

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    I would be more worried about the lack of transmission fluid. Transmissions are not known to like any travel sans fluid.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    K so just to make sure I understand, you now have everything back to as it should be correct? oil in engine, trans fluid in tranny??? also, if you put oil into your transmission, you should probably get a transmission flush.

    Describe the new feeling the engines giving you,
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    jgwheeler17

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    he didn't put oil where the tranny fluid should be, he just doubled up the oil cause he never took any out.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    so to be clear he ran the truck with no transmission fluid, and he had 11 quarts of oil.

    so op how far did you drive?
     
  9. Jun 3, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    if i were u, i'd drain out ur new trans fluid and look for any metal shavings in it. u probably jacked up ur trans worse than the engine.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    Toyota really should stamp the names of the components in the pans. It would avoid a lot of potential damage.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    This^^

    I assume you have an automatic since you keep calling it transmission fluid (manuals tend to just be called gear oil). But yeah, I would get your transmission checked out. I'm surprised it even shifted without fluid since a lot of the function of an automatic depends on the presence of fluid :eek:

    Running with 11 quarts, your crank was probably spinning in a bath of oil along with your rod connectors. Hopefully nothing was bent.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    How many miles does your taco have? You can top off your fluids correctly and take it to toyota and act like it started acting up for no reason. We can call it "WTF tsb."

    mods sticky this up top please. :cool:
     
  13. Jun 3, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    I refilled my trans w/ trans fluid and refilled my oil w/ 5.5 quarts of oil. I only drove about 1000 feet at less than 5 mph. It idles fine and in park in revs smooth. I drove itabout 18 miles to work today, it shifted fine and I got it up to 75 -80 mph .At lunch I noticed a slight diesiling noise as I accelerated from 40 mph to 50. It just sounds lick it is dogging down slighty. It is probibly in my head but the truck is 05 prerunner w/50k miles but it is still new to me.
     
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    Mark the bottom of the pan with a grease pen or something so you remember which one is which next time.
     
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    Yay! Advising the OP commit fraud.
    :bananadead:
     
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    Yeah and we all know what happened to the last forum member that committed fraud.
     
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    sorry ...when I had no trans fluid and double oil I drove only 1000 ft at around 5 mph then fixed everything and drove to work today at the faster speeds described
     
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    Click the "Don't be a bro" link in my sig. Well that guy tried to say he got hit or something. He was a total asshole and even bragged about getting away with it on the forum. Well some info got to the insurance fraud bureau and the owner spend a day in "jail" and probably had to pay a fine.
     
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