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1st oil change, i did it!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by linkfeeney, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Oct 4, 2008 at 9:55 AM
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    linkfeeney

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    i just did my first oil change to mobil 1!!! oh yeah!!!!

    the funny thing is... i put in 5.5 quart of oil.... and when i put the old oil put into the 5 quart jug, it did not even fill it up??? what happened??
     
  2. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:02 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    probably not fully filled from the factory......it happens.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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    Punisher

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    some in oil filter

    normal oil consumption
     
  4. Oct 4, 2008 at 1:10 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    oh... ok, i hope mobil 1 rocks my world!
     
  5. Oct 4, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    mobil 1 will do good for me right? I like to keep my truck in perfect condition!
     
  6. Oct 4, 2008 at 1:34 PM
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    mycoma

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    Mobile1 is good, Im going to use Castrol GTX
     
  7. Oct 4, 2008 at 1:44 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    castrol gtx? regular conventionl oil?
     
  8. Oct 4, 2008 at 2:19 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    yep....mobil1 is fine, and you can do 5k oil changes now...the synthetic gives you a little prolonged oil change.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    IB Slingin

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    If you really want to make changing your oil a breeze, pick up one of these bad boys. You wont spill a drop....
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Oct 4, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Where can I get one of these?
     
  11. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:49 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I had a friend that had one of those, and it was knocked off when off roading. Made for a short off road trip. If you do any wheeling near rocks, stick with the regular drain plug. It doesnt take much time out of your oil change.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2008 at 11:39 PM
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    That makes sense. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  13. Oct 5, 2008 at 7:30 AM
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    Yeah, I wouldn't recommend one of these for off roaders, but for those of us that stay on the pavement they are pretty nice :D

    The one that fits our trucks is the F-103, or if you want the one with the nipple then you'll need the F-103-N.

    http://www.quickoildrainvalve.com/
     
  14. Oct 5, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    I've got the drain valve (don't really off-road, but it looks protected by a crossmember if I wanted to...?) and use Mobil-1. With the filter being located up high, the Tacoma is the easiest oil change I've ever done :D
    Invest in a quality filter, too. I used to always use Fram, but have heard some bad news about them lately. So far, only Mobil-1 filters on the Tacoma...
     
  15. Oct 7, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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    Well.......I am going to start doing mine after Thursday. Since I am going to have the dealer do it. And I know they are going to give me hell about my ride. They seem to do that when I make changes.
    OK NOW fill me in, Mobil 1 oil, what grade??, and filter what type??
     
  17. Oct 7, 2008 at 9:39 AM
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    mobil1 5w30...and either oem filter or mobil1 m1-102 filter for the 4.0 v6. also,when you get a chance....swap the diff oils to mobil1 75w90....really good stuff.
     
  18. Oct 7, 2008 at 10:50 AM
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    will do THANKS!!
     
  19. Oct 7, 2008 at 11:49 AM
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    i run Royal Purple in eveything i own... truck, boat, lawn mower.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2008 at 2:06 PM
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    To add on to tacomaman06. I've read in a different post that you can use the mobil1 oil filter M1-209. It is about 2 inches longer than the m1-102.
     
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