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3.4L 5VZ 1st Gen Oil Change Guide

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Aug 13, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    chris4x4

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    (See 4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change for 2nd Gen Tacomas)

    First, You want to make sure you have all your things ready to do the oil change:
    Needle nose Pliers
    3/8" ratchet wrench
    4" extension (3/8")
    14mm socket (3/8")
    Filter wrench
    5.5 quarts oil
    Oil Filter
    Oil Catch Pan
    Lots of rags

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    You want to park your truck on a level surface, with the front wheels turned all the way to the left.
    Locate the Oil drain plug, and useing a 14mm socket, and extension, remove the plug, and drain the oil.

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    While the oil is draining, Look into the driver side wheel well. Useing the Needle Nose pliers, remove the push pins holding the wheel well liner on.

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    You will then see the oil filter.

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    Place a bunch of rags under the filter, on top of the skid plates, so as to absorb any oil that spills from the filter when its removed.
    Remove the old oil filter, and clean the filter mount of any dirt around it.

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    On the new filter, Lubricate the filter gasket.

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    Then install the new filter.

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    Check the oil pan to make sure the gasket is not stuck to it.

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    Clean the Oil pan around the drain plug, install the new gasket, and drain plug. Tighten the drain plug to 29 ft-lbs.

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    Fill the engine with 5.5 Quarts of your favorite oil.

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    Start the engine, and let it run for a few mins., then shut it off. Check for leaks around the drain plug, and filter, then check the oil level.

    All done! :)

    Take the used oil to a local oil recycling drop off in your area. Most Auto parts stores will take your used oil for free.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Anytime, Buddy. I'll see what I can do about/aboot the lift. ;)
     
  3. Aug 13, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Isn't it easier to pour it down the storm drain :confused:.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes it is! However, My storm drain was full from the rain, so I had to improvise.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    chris4x4

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    They wont work.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Nice write up Chris. :)
     
  7. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    ;)
     
  8. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    I thought you were only going to supervise this operation... I see you doing all the work in the pics :D
     
  9. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    Yeah....well....Conner DID change the air filter. :eek:
     
  10. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    And you did good. ;)
     
  11. Aug 13, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    Tats only a concern if Im working on an "Experiment"....Im pretty good around these truck...vehicle...thingys... And I usually find the right drain plug after 2 or 3 attempts.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    Never knew that about the fender weld to get to the oil filter. I have been reaching up from the bottom. This looks much easier.
     
  13. Nov 6, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    Great write up! I have been wondering how the crap im gonna get to the filter without makin a total mess.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    what does it mean 29 ft lbs? that always gets me.. O_O
     
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    It means, set the torque wrench to "29 lbs-ft", and tighten the nut/bolt. :)
     
  16. Nov 13, 2009 at 12:07 AM
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    isnt there a cleaner way of getting the filter off without spilling the oil all over the freakin place? i just bought mine and when i changed the oil it went freakin every where. all over the skid plates and everything. it was dripping for a week. i thought i developed a new leak at first.
     
  18. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    yeah and thats teh only way i could figure out how to get to the filter to start with without this thread. idk why it make such a mess. i think i may have read something about a check valve in certain filters....maybe....idk....maybe im hilucinating. ive never heard of something like that before until i got on here so maybe im not.
     
  19. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    I have the same problem as s2k, not sure if we have different skids or what but mine has no place for the oil to drip from the filter other than on the skid then goes everywhere..
     
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    Use a 2-litre plastic bottle and cut the bottom off (about 4" from the bottom). Wedge that up in there underneath the filter & the lip. Unscrew the filter and let the oil run into the bottle. I would also let the oil filter drop in there. It is somewhat difficult snaking the bottle (with oil in it) out...but it's much better than having oil everywhere.
     
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