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3.4L 5VZ 1st Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    SHould I buy new plastic push tabs? I've tried to take two out so far and broken both. one i broke the head, the other I broke the protruding plastic pieces that hold the tab into the frame..... things are a biatch to get out.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    You can.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    i think ill just zip ty it
     
  4. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    What number is the filter that I need? I guess Fram, its late and I need to get my oil changed. Checker O'Reilly is the only guys open to get some supplies. I havent changed my oil a while cause i have two vehicles, but i started driving it again and its way past, i need to change it. The check engine light just came on as well. ugh...
     
  5. Jan 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    If you like your truck, don't buy fram.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...-oil-filter-made-thailand-vs-competition.html
     
  6. Feb 23, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    From the FSM:

    1. DRAIN ENGINE OIL
    (a) Remove the oil filler cap.
    (b) Remove the oil dipstick.
    (c) Remove the oil drain plug and drain the oil into a container.

    Dang it! All this time I've been doing it wrong?
     
  7. Feb 24, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    I had my oil changed at the dealership (I watched him so it since I couldn't get the filter off myself.) and when he had 5.5 quarts in, he showed me the dipstick and it was reading only half. After pouring in the remaining .5 quart it was full. Thoughts? I've checked the dip stick since and it is still full and everything seems to be fine.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    I run mine at half (5.5 quarts) and it doesn't move in my 5k OCI's.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    I wondering I been changed Castrol hi mileage and toyota oil filter every 3,000 kms, I curious does Castrol gtx hi mileage, Castrol gtx edge, Castrol gtx sync, engine run longer same all oil?
     
  11. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    Do you know website for Canada that sell toyota oil filter? I tried search mostly usa. Also, i curious I never use sync oil, do it will mess with engine if i switch sync oil?
     
  12. Apr 28, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    I'am due for a change this weekend and I dread the thought of crawing under that bitch!
     
  13. Jul 7, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    Hello, I been change oil and oil filter every 3,500 kms. It no problems, unitl now. I notice something weird oil come out. Look like burning that normal? Now it 189,500 km odometer. 2002 v6 4x4 :confused:

    oil change.jpg
     
  14. Jul 7, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Change it sooner, and see if that helps..
     
  15. Jul 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Ok thanks!
     
  16. Dec 20, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    Just curious, has anyone ever mixed synthetic and regular oil? Is there really a difference between the two?

    -TV
     
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    Yes. Vendors market blends. (See attached product image.)

    Huge difference. Too many threads to count... http://tinyurl.com/cudq5uk

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    Hey folks,
    I seen a lot of questions regarding the oil filter and oil plug gasket. I thought I'd post some pictures and specs.

    For the 5VZFE, the filter I got at Toyota was #90915-YZZG1, made in USA. I paid $5.41 plus tax and they thru the gasket in for free.
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    It measures about 3 3/8" tall
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    The oil plug gasket is a steel washer sandwiched between blue two fiber washers. It measures 21mm OD (.827") x 12.25mm ID (.4825") x 1.70mm thick (.067")
    [​IMG]
     
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