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11 quarts of oil mistake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by dano 5, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    BrokenTusk

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    I remember hearing about that, never saw the video though.... hahaha dumb ass
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Honestly, I wouldn't be too worked up. As bad as it seems to liquid lock the engine, you would need enough oil in it to seep past the rings on the lowest piston, not very likely.

    It most likely made a big foamy frothy whirring sound.

    As for the tranny, it's all bearings and wet clutches, you really didn't work it hard so it should be fine. For the most part these trucks with automatics shift so soft, you may have helped it shift better.

    Drive it and enjoy it. You have a warranty, not saying commit fraud, but if it lasts for a couple years and acts up, very unlikely it was caused by this. You would do best to forget it ever happened, but don't try it again.

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  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    PLEASE! :annoyed:
    Just step back from the motor if you do not know what your doing...I can not believe anyone with minimal mechanical abilities would drain the tranny instead of the motor oil. :der:

    OP - your probably lucky you did not drive far, as suggested you should flush the tranny and refill. If everything is good to go from here, just check daily that no seals, gaskets, etc. were blown on the motor during the ordeal. I bet you will be ok...:p
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    The the engine oil pan is not your typical pan. It is the little mini pan bolted to a larger pan.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    I like to touch my mini-pan :spy:
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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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.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Or make the trans pan drain/fill plugs allen head or something.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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  9. 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!!:)
     
  10. 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
     
  11. Jun 3, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    I hope the OP knows im kidding. :D
     
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    Haha, dude...

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  13. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    Well ummmm....huh. I'll have to give it a try.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    you're going to try touching his mini-pan...that's...eentuhrestingz
     
  15. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    Nope. I have my own mini pan.
     
  16. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    With the distance you drove I am pretty sure everything is fine.
     
  17. 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!!!!
     
  18. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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  19. 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
     
  20. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    Still. Some people see a pan and drain plug and grab a wrench.
     
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