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2.7L oil capacity

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 05RedTaco, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Jun 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    The last time I had my oil change at the dealers, I gave them 6qts. mobil 1 advanced fuel Economy oil and a mobil one filter . The tec came out and told me I was .1 qts. short , so he put the remainder in . So when I got home and checked the dip stick it read over full like it always does. Just wish we had the right answer to this
     
  2. Jun 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    OK , I just called up two Dealers and was told this.......

    When they fill the oil they set their dispenser at 6.1 qts. and that's the amount that goes into your truck.. and thats what they recommend.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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  4. Jun 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Thanks
     
  5. Jun 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    I put in 5.5qt every time and it's barely over the full mark... no problems, no worries. The dipstick is wrong but it's not so far off that engine damage will occur under normal driving conditions, just keep the level between the add and full marks. Most people here on TW are too meticulous to allow the level to get very far from the full mark. Likewise, allowing the oil level to go far below the low mark is asking for engine damage anyway.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    At 30,000 miles change the oil and filter and added 5.5 quarts and the dipstick shows full in my 2011 Tacoma 2.7. It always showed overfull when taken to the dealer. I'm sticking with the 5.5 since .5 either way won't hurt. Why doesn't Toyoto Corp respond or issue a techical service bulletin?
     
  7. Mar 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    I did my first change last Friday. 5 qt was about 1/8" over the low dot. 5.5 qt is right on the full dot.

    My 09 v6's dipstick wasn't the same as my 2.7. The dots were much farther apart on the v6.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    Say you knew how to work on vehicles. But you did not have a manual and you bought a used Tacoma. I believe most would use the dip stick to determine when the oil level was full when doing the first oil change for example.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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    That'd be 5.5 qts with filter.........
     
  10. Apr 10, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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    i was undecided which was right.i use 5.5 with the zzd3 filter.6.1 seemed to definetly be too much.105,000 and still going strong.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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  13. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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    If the 5 to 5.5 qts a lot of folk use was not enough, the roadsides would be littered with dead Tacoma's. 5.5 qt. gets me a bit above the full mark. Good enough for me.
     
  14. Apr 14, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    Anti-drainback valve in the filter keeps oil in the engine's oil passages too
     
  16. Apr 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    Fill your 2.7 with 6 qts and a new oil filter let it settle and measure, then go to the dealer and pull the dipstick on a new 2.7 That is settled .It will have the same measurement . It's 6.1 with filter .
     
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  17. Apr 14, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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    Still don't trust that dipstick do ya Gelo. ;) In the end a half qt. makes no difference at all unless your truck uses oil. Then you just need to keep a closer eye on it.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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    And also the counter balancers hold a lot of oil also, that does not drain completely unless you let it drip forever.
     
  19. Apr 16, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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    I did my first oil change at 5,000 miles (oil from the factory a far as I know) and decided to measure how much was drained. I poured it back into an empty 5 qt jug and was right around the 5 qt mark. This, with the residual in the oil filter, came out to around 5 qts.

    See here for my findings.

    I'm starting to think that maybe not all 2nd gen 2.7 Tacomas come with the same oil sump. Perhaps Prerunners have slightly more oil capacity to compensate for greater climb angles?
     
  20. Apr 16, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    I've put 5 quarts in my truck for the past 3 years no issues.
     
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