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4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. Mar 16, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    The country where I live got temperature that never goes under 20 degrees Celsius but can go to 35 degrees Celsius. Should I use Mobil 1 5w40 or 5w30?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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    That's not very hot at all. Gets much warmer than that here in Texas in the summer. I use 5w-30 all year round. I wouldn't worry about changing from the recommended 5w-30.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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    Toyota has updated their oil filter part number for their 2014 v-6. The part number is 90915-20004. I did put the OEM oil filter, part number 90915-YZZD3 on after measuring it with calipers and physically their the same. I did not however take it apart and check the bypass valve.

    Just trying to spread the knowledge....
     
  4. Mar 19, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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    Is the origin of manufacture the same?
     
  5. Mar 19, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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    Yes. Everything was identical on the box and on the filter. The only difference was a slight change on the graphics of the oil filter box and the part number.

    I have since driven 35-40 miles since my oil change this morning. I have no oil leaking from the pan or the filter mounting bracket and the level is unchanged. No visible or auditory indication that anything was different. When I started the truck afterwards the oil light went out within 1-2 seconds and it's running fine.

    I hit the 800 mile mark on my Taco so I switched to synthetic. Mobil 1 5W-30.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2014 at 1:52 PM
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    That is not a new part number, that's the part number of the filter that comes on the 4.0L V6 from the factory. Don't know if they've been on there since 2005 but I know that filter has been around for a while, my 2012 came with it. Been using YZZD3 ever since my first oil change though. The 20004s are kind of hard to find I believe.

    One thread of many I found using google: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/96424-oil-filter-90915-20004-a.html
     
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    Does anyone have trouble ACCURATELY reading the dipstick level?
     
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    Take the dipstick out, wait ten minutes, then check. Otherwise, its tough to tell.
     
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    These are the toughest dipsticks to read a true level on that I have used. I will try your suggestion, thanks.
     
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    What can I do for my 4.0 when pulling the drain plug to keep it from being so forceful. Mine hits the pan and bounces right out for the first few seconds??
     
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    get a fumoto valve - just turn the lever :)
     
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    That's a good thing. Fast flow helps to flush solid metal particles out of the engine oil pan.

    Use a taller pan like this one: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/FloTool-5-gal-oil-drain/_/N-25yj?itemIdentifier=134895&_requestid=2496257

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    Put a splatter pad in the pan if it isn't enough: http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/LIS0/38780/N0027.oap

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    bump....for my first oil change after the freebies, going to synthetic.....
     
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    x2 fumoto valve, no worries no wrench just push and turn.
     
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    I usually take my Tacoma to the local stealership for an oil change because I'm too lazy to do it myself. However, after reading this thread, I thought I'd try it myself. Now, I don't think I'll let the dealership touch my truck anymore. They over-tightened the filter. I was using a clamp type filter wrench, and the filter was on so tight that it crushed the filter before it started budging.

    IMG_20140707_121820.jpg

    Then, when I tried to open the oil filler cap, it was on so thightly that I had to use a pair of Channel Lock pliers to get it loose. I put a cloth over the cap so I wouldn't scratch it with the pliers. It was tightened over 1/4 turn past the point where I would consider it snug enough.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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    This is an excellent thread. I'm a firm believer in changing my own oil after a couple nightmares in years' past in having it done by 19-year-old "pros" -- e.g., stripped threads, failure to re-install a skid plate on my old GTI...

    Having said that, Toyota should include this information in its owner's manual. I purchased my first Tacoma two days ago and I was surprised to learn that Toyota omits it from the manual. I'm actually wondering if I didn't receive a separate service manual? The larger owner's manual provides info on how to check and add oil, but nothing about changing it. That's disappointing. I simply wanted to know the recommended torque on the plug before switching the oil. Of course I couldn't find anything.

    Do others' manuals include this info? Or, did you receive a service manual that I didn't?

    Thanks!

    Mateo
     
  19. Jul 20, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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    Many manuals have this information in the back, or front of the book. Ive noticed newer vehicles, the manuals are omitting most maintenance info, as to steer more people to having their vehicles serviced at the dealer.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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    Thank you chris4x4. That affirms my suspicion as to Toyota's motive in omitting it from the new manuals.

    Believe me, I read the manual front to back and thoroughly perused the other manuals as well. Thanks to this thread and other secondary resources, I found the information I was looking for -- torque value and whether the 5/16" tube was ID or OD, etc...

    Still, just a little disappointing. Toyota should anticipate owners wanting to change their own oil and you'd think they'd want us to do it the right way according to engineering specs etc... I think this is a case of marketing and accounting prevailing over the wisdom of engineering and customer relations.
     
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