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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 3:26 PM
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    dano 5

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    I am not a professional mechenic nor do I act like one. I have change the oil in all my vehicles w/no problems so sorry to disapiont you and most oil pan I have seen look larger than a quart of oil like these. thanks though.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Or make the trans pan drain/fill plugs allen head or something.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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  4. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Sorry to hear this...seems to be happening alot with these trucks. I think the main thing for people to remember is engine oil normally drains out from under the engine. I'd say you lucked out not driving far. Like mentioned don't hesitate to get the tranny fluid changed again and keep a close eye for oil leaks. Enjoy the truck and welcome to TacomaWorld!!:)
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    do they make those for Tacomas? It might be able to keep James on the ground
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    I hope the OP knows im kidding. :D
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Haha, dude...

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  8. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    you're going to try touching his mini-pan...that's...eentuhrestingz
     
  9. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    With the distance you drove I am pretty sure everything is fine.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    THANK YOU!

    Well there is always the whole... IT'S UNDER THE ENGINE, and the trans, well kind of, IS A GOOD 2 1/2 FEET BEHIND THE OIL PAN!!!!
     
  11. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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  12. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    It's also very obvious where the engine ends and the transmission begins if you look at it for more than 2 seconds
     
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    Then you shouldn't be working on your own truck.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    well maybe "they should do more research on their truck before they do" is a better way of putting it. the dude called out his mistake and was asking for advice, i commend him for it. he sure as hell aint the first to do it.
     
  15. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    I like how no one here ever wants to provide help. Just bitch about mistakes others make. OP glad you were brave enough to ask for help. Some people just don't know how to help. I am sure they blame their parents.
     
  16. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    You can't gravity-drain all the fluid out of the tranny, so it was basically running at 1/3 full.
     
  17. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    Exactly. That's what happened to me. In fact, I actually stopped, when back to the computer to look, and still did it.

    Know why?

    With my truck and the skid plate, it hides the oil pan and the plug. However, bright as day, the tranny plug is sitting there.


    Seriously, kudos for the guy coming here and asking for help. The rest of you shits ragging on him can go elsewhere and believe that your crap is purple and smells like rainbow sherbert.

    Edit - OP: Go Here for a bit of a laugh.
     
  18. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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  19. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    :popcorn:
     
  20. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    I understand. But if you're not sure, check 5 times before pulling a plug. Learning the hard way isn't a great approach when working on your $25K+ truck

    Absolutely. I misspoke. He should have done a little more research or pulled all skid plates and really taken a look. No hate. Just personally have trouble hearing stories like this because if I'm not sure, I go do the research before I take a chance on my sole transportation.
     
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