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3.4L 5VZ 1st Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. 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?
     
  2. 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!
     
  3. 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
     
  4. Jul 7, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Change it sooner, and see if that helps..
     
  5. Jul 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Ok thanks!
     
  6. 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
     
  7. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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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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  8. Dec 21, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    Thanks!!^
     
  9. Dec 21, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    *deep breath*

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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.
    [​IMG]

    It measures about 3 3/8" tall
    [​IMG]

    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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    Just changed oil on 95 tacoma v6. Thanks for all tips/help. Skid plate removal was easier than expected. Changed plugs while I was at it. shocks, diffs, xfer case, & tranny up next wknd. Thanks again.
     
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  13. Jan 12, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    Chris.. You need a disclaimer..
    I had followed your guide a bit, and decided to change my oil with synthetic.
    I ended up draining 4 quarts of my transmission fluid, putting 5 quarts of engine oil into the engine oil part, (total of 11 quarts in the engine oil bay), and then realizing.. So I drained all my engine oil, and refilled everything up.

    Maybe if I had really studied your post, I would have been fine. :eek:
     
  14. Feb 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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    Is it okay if I don't have a replacement gasket? I'm not sure what shape mine is in, but I don't have a new one and I need to change it.

    Also, I only have 5 quarts of oil, so I guess I need to go get some more... ugh.
     
  15. Feb 8, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    You don't necessarily have to change it. they can last more than one change.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    Okay, thanks! I had never heard of a vehicle having a gasket there!
     
  17. Aug 22, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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    Thanks for this thread. I'm a newbie to working on my own vehicles, and used this guide to help me change the oil in my 2001 xtracab prerunner.
     
  18. Dec 3, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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    why do you not like synthetic oil?
     
  19. Dec 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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    Toyota couldn't have put the oil filter in a worse place on the 3.4! :smack:

    Thanks for the writeup though, Chris!
     
  20. May 4, 2015 at 10:03 PM
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    ok, dumb question time.

    isn't there a filter relocation kit for these engines?

    I know long lines are not good but cant you relocate the oil filter about 4" or 5" away from where it is so you have clear easy access to it without adding and undue interference to the oil system?

    im about to do my first oil change on mine tomorrow and have no visions of not having oil all over everything
     
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