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4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. Jan 22, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    just as a follow up to my post #657

    i did my second oil change the other night, this time i poured about 99% of the M1 jug thats 5.28 quarts (5 liters) in, and its been reading perfect on the dipstick.

    the second oil change was much smoother this time, was done in under and hour and that included driving to buy the oil :)

    much thanks to this forum.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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    that is water condensation emulsified with oil. yes looks nasty. just take some spray carb cleaner and blast it into your catch pan. do not squirt it while looking at it or it will come right back in your eyes!

    actually, what is nice, is that because of the long filler neck design and the underside of the cap, this is THE spot that forms. not somewhere else in your engine that would never be cleaned and removed.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    Roger that! Thanks fellas!
     
  4. Feb 27, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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    So I was reading somewhere on here that the 2.7 engine uses 0w20 is that the case or would I be better off using 5w30 as I've been reading through this forum? also my local toyota dealer has an offer for $35 DIY oil change that comes with 5qts toyota synthetic,toyota oil filter, and teflon toyota drain plug gasket. Im wondering if this is a good route to go since im doing my first oil change on my truck. I have all the other necessary tools ready to go.
     
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  5. Feb 28, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    Has anyone tried putting a remote filter housing on the block and a dual filter set up mounted to the inner fenderwell? I've thought about that everytime I take the filter off. Just asking. If you did do a set up like this, what did you do, and what parts did you use. Thanks for your help.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    Getting ready to head out and find some 5w30 M1 and tubing to do my first oil change.
    Had the first few changes done at the dealer but I really don't like wasting the time for a free change/
    Need to plan a week out and then wait for 2-3 hrs or more to get it done....
    What is free about that, my time is worth something.
    Have the factory filters, so I should be set.
    Very good info in this thread.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    Oh boy, so I changed my oil today for the first time on my 2012 taco. It was the 30k maintenance. I switch from conventional to synthetic. When I was putting the new oil in I used a big 5qt jug of Mobil 1 then proceeded to open the 1qt bottle and I just sat there while I pour the whole qt in then thought S**T! I don't know if this is advisable but I got under the truck cracked the plug and left a half qt drain out then screwed it back in. Torqued it 3 lb more and no leaks. I need to quick day dreaming.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2013 at 4:47 AM
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    what was my 2013 Tacoma v6 shipped with reg oil or synthetic
     
  9. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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    The V6s ship with 5w30 regular oil. The 4 cylinders come with 0w20 synthetic.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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    Can anybody tell me please 1999 taco 2.7, what gen is it?
    Thx,,
     
  11. Apr 24, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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    Check the build
    1st gen=95 to 04 (thanks DirtEater)
    2nd gen= 05- to current

    you have a 1st gen
     
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  12. Apr 24, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    Check the build
    Thank you.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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    Thank you guys!!
    I hope you can help me, I just got this truck last year from a friend that's I loose contact ,
    It have a 2.7 engine w 3.4 trd 4th gen (black)
    Somebody toll me they don't make trd for 2.7 taco,
    The last I knew from my friend ex wife is him got the truck from dealership and trd came w it..does truck engine is safe w it? Or should i take it of?
    Thank and good day!!
     
  15. Apr 25, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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    dafuq?
     
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  17. Apr 25, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    Lol. Dafuq is right!
     
  18. May 12, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    Thanks for this thread! My warranty is up on my 2011 and I'm gonna try changing the oil myself for the first time!
     
  19. May 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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    Thank you Chris 4x4! Subbed and I will definitely be doing this next time. I can admit that I've never done an oil change myself yet...first time for everything!
     
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