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4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    True.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    hey guys, couple questions...

    I needed to get the oil changed and I didn't have time so I took it to a Chevron carwash place. The guy there was pretty adamant that specs for the Toyota "recommended" only using Synthetic. The Synthetic oil change was of course twice as much as the normal oil. I did the normal oil change but thought I should check to see if this guys was just trying to upsell me or if it truly was recommended. The manual only recommended weight, not type of oil.

    In AZ should we still use 5w30 or should we move up to 10w30 because of the hot weather?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    Unless it specifies synthetics in the manual, regular dino oil is fine. They are trying to sell you into a "up service" that has better profit margins.

    5W30 will do you fine.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    yea, that's kinda what I figured... dang cheekey monkey salesman.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    I thought about getting one of these plier tools, but the way the filter is situated under the 2.7L it would be impossible to grab and turn it with any force. So I asked the oil gurus over at bitog and several of them pointed me in the direction of this little beauty.

    http://www.amazon.com/Lisle-63600-Car-Filter-Wrench/dp/B0002SR4Q8/ref=pd_sim_auto_1

    This thing works slicker than greased owl poop!! This past weekend I used it on my truck, the wife's car and our old Citation. You talk about positive grab and no slip! And you can use it from the top or from the side. The sides are spring loaded and grab immediately as you push it on the filter.

    For about ten bucks, this is one of the better tool buys I've ever made. And they make a bigger one for larger filters too.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:47 AM
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    I put the oil filter on pretty tight (I wanna make sure I have a good seal) is there any harm in doing this? If it helps I hand tighten than I tighten it with the oil filter wrench.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    Holy crap! Stop at the hand tightening. These are so accessible (on top of the engine), you can get a good grip with your hand and tighten it pretty good. I've been changing my oil for 10 years and only snug it up. I'm sure my wife could loosen it with a bare hand.

    I suppose the damage would be in stripping the threads. The filters are aluminum and I'm sure the threads are a bit soft.

    Be sure to lightly coat the rubber gasket with oil before installing it.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Just put a little oil on your finger, run it around the gasket, hand tighten, done.

     
  9. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    I was told my the mechanic at my local dealer, that they have been using 5w20, as per the engineers at toyota. Anyone else hear this?

    I've been running 5w20 synthetic and haven't had any problems.
     
  10. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    The 2.7 runs that, but the oil cap on your engine should say 5W-30
     
  11. Mar 12, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Was there something about our engines being approved for 5w-20. Some sort of TSB? I thought I read that somewhere on TN.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    No - just put it in till it seats good and then give it a quarter of a turn more. STOP you are done - it will not come off and it is not striped
     
  13. Mar 12, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    I noticed the 5w30. I understand that part. I was told 5w20 instead of 5w30 and I was wondering if anyone else can confirm this, or if there is any speculation about problems that would cause. Thoughts?
     
  14. Mar 12, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    I dont know if it would cause problems or not....
     
  15. Mar 13, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    is it better to remove the oil filter first or let the oil drain from the engine first? does it really matter either way?
     
  16. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    I dont know if it matters. I begin draining the crank kcase, then remove the filter..
     
  17. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    im just wondering because i saw a post in this thread where the guy drained the oil first and then removed the filter and there was virtually no spilt oil anywhere.
     
  18. Mar 14, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    what is the plug at the bottom of the oil filter for?
     
  19. Mar 14, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    You run a hose to it, and then to the oil catch pan, (or use a cup), and it catches all the oil that comes out of the filter when removed.
     
  20. Mar 14, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    Changing the oil filter oil.

    No seriously, it allows you to run a piece of clear tubing to the catch pan below the truck and catch any excess oil that runs out of the filter when you take it off, rather than making a mess.
     
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