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4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. Apr 25, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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  2. 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!
     
  3. 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!
     
  5. May 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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  6. May 21, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    For anyone reading this thread and worried about the crush washer on the oil pan, dont! My truck is 10yrs old and is still using the original from the factory w/no leak of anykind. Same for the diffs and transfer case.
     
  7. May 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    Then it's not a 2nd gen :p but yes, the crush gasket is fine for multiple uses if it's not cracked or warped.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    I wouldn't worry about it either, some new Tacoma's coming in for their first oil change have condensation on the oil cap.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    Just did a change on the wife's 4Runner at 40K miles, I had never changed the gasket -- never really have on other vehicles, and no leaks. The gasket was stuck pretty good to the oil pan, took a while to knock it off. So if it did get a leak, you could mess up the pan getting it off. I would suggest changing it at least every other change as cheap insurance.

    I had just taken my Taco in for the free 20K service and to check the brake squeal issue covered by a new TSB (I just have them give me the filter and gasket and change it with synthetic myself, let them rotate the tires and check alignment). While I was there I stopped by parts to buy 10 of the gaskets and they just gave them to me for free. So for me, it is free insurance. Got a case of Toyota filters off of eBay for $44 shipped, so I am set for a while now. AutoZone has good $10-off coupons on the 5-quart jugs, too, so I stock up when they send them.
     
  10. Jun 8, 2013 at 3:23 AM
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    My free service just ran out, looks like I'll be doing this soon. Good things this is here, gonna make this much easier!
     
  11. Jun 8, 2013 at 3:32 AM
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    Does this pic assume the skid plate is already removed? I'm assuming I need to remove skid plate to do this right?
     
  12. Jun 8, 2013 at 3:56 AM
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    On your '11 there is no need to remove the skid plate, unless you have an aftermarket skid plate installed, even though most have a hole so you can read the drain plug with a ratchet extension and a 14mm socket. And the filter is on top on the V6, and easily assessable on top of the exhaust on the 4 cyl.
     
  13. Jun 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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    crap. just changed my oil, didnt know there was a cap at the bottom of the oil filter. i just soaked it all up with paper towels. hahaha
     
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    Try reaching in from the outside Drivers
    Side behind tire.
     
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    for what?
     
  16. Jun 11, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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    What we use at work is a oil quart bottle cut in half to catch the running oil. I usually remove the black cap before unscrewing the filter (less mess that way).
    I recommend using a bottle of Mobil 1 cut in half the top of the bottle screws in the Toyota filler neck ( ahh ha! We now have a funnel!) and you can use the bottom half to catch the oil.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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    He has a first gen.
     
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    I know, was wondering if he realized it and where he was.
     
  19. Jun 11, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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    It would be a hell of a reach on a second gen
     
  20. Jun 11, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    :rofl:
     
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