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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 4:31 PM
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    Then you shouldn't be working on your own truck.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    Well some want to learn.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    He already fixed it so what help can we give? All he wants to know is there was damaged don't but the only real way to find out is to tear down the engine.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    I would have just not made this thread, and taken it back to the dealership and ask wtf? I want a new truck. lol

    But that's just me.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    Related Words: advise
     
  10. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    :popcorn:
     
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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.
     
  13. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Shit happens. That's a risk we take when we DIY.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    Yes true. The problem is the research. No one does it.
     
  15. Jun 3, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    My advice: Look for new oil leaks. Check your oil level daily for a few weeks. Drive with the radio off and listen for strange noises from the engine and/or transmission. If any of those show a sign of trouble (oil leaks/grinding noises) take to a reputable mechanic to further investigate. And I did not say I was all knowing, just no reason for people to be an ass to everyone who post something.
     
  16. Jun 3, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    Great job.

    :thumbsup:

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  17. Jun 3, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    Even though I kinda tooled you, you knew many guys would want to give you a hard time for your mistake. I do applaude you for stepping up and looking for advise, which I also offered. I was actually giving the other guy a hard time for suggesting a "stamped pan for idiots" idea. Sorry you were offended but before you do a DIY project I suggest you study the project and know how to go about it prior to starting. I am not a pro mechanic, but like you I have done basic maintenance on all my motors from cars, trucks, boats, lawn equipment, etc. Even though its just an oil change, there are differences with many motors. Sorry, but I still can not understand how anyone can do this. However, as you may know now, there are many here who have done it so I guess you should not feel so bad?...:D :woot:
     
  18. Jun 3, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Concerns about overfilling the engine oil have been already brought up - what I have to add is that when you pulled the transmission drain plug you did not drain the transmission dry. There is a lot of fluid that is retained within the transmission itself (valve bodies, passages, etc). If you take a look at the FSM here, it implies to me that the total capacity is about 5.3L, with only 1.3L being in the pan that you drained.

    Although I don't think it would be wise to drive any significant distance without correct volume, given that you noticed it almost immediately and did the correct thing (pulling over and checking everything) I wouldn't worry too much about it. If you had absolutely no trans fluid, the transmission would not shift (no fluid pressure).

    I think other people are correct in suggesting you should keep an eye on it and change the trans. filter (fsm link here) to play it safe.
     
  19. Jun 3, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    I prefer macadamia nut; but this one will do. Thanks :stirthepot:
     
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