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4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. Sep 25, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    I've had one on my truck 8 years now.... never had an issue. Lever is spring loaded, and locks in place.
     
  2. Sep 25, 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    It also has a plastic safety clamp that snaps on and prevents it from accidentally draining.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2017 at 3:52 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  5. Oct 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    I change mine after letting it sit over night. By then all the oil in the filter has drained back into the pan and there is no mess when you remove it. No cup needed. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Oct 22, 2017 at 2:04 PM
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    Not bad... Driveway is on a slant, so ramps under the front level the truck, and don't want to leave the truck on ramps overnight. With a soda bottle under the drain hole, I crack the filter just loose enough to let in air. By the time the crankcase is drained, so is the filter.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2017 at 2:21 PM
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    Good stuff OP this was so simple. Finally replaced with Mobil 1 and a fumoto valve to make it easy with skids. Apparently my oil filter drain rubber plug was missing from the last time the stealership did my change under warranty. Never going back to them as they suck. Now to find a stupid little plug somewhere to replace.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2017 at 6:44 AM
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    My dealership keeps leaving that plug off as well. Replaced I don’t know how many times. Guess I’m going to have to take it off before the change.
     
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  9. Nov 26, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    I just filled up with 6 quarts and it still doesn't seem like it's full enough
     
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    Did you run the engine??
    5.5 quarts in mine
     
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    Why do you say that?
     
  12. Nov 26, 2017 at 1:05 PM
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    I filled it with 5 quarts. Ran it for a bit then checked it. Filled it with half of the 6th checked it. Then poured in the rest of the bottle. Still wasn't on the dipstick
     
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    The dipstick is notoriously hard to read with fresh clean oil on it. More than one person has thought there wasn't anything on it when in fact they were already overfilled. Sanding the dipstick makes it easier to read.
     
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    The easiest way to read the dip stick is to let to remove it and let it sit outside of the tube for about 10-15min. I change my oil, run the engine a bit, check the stick then rest it on top of the engine cover and sit back for a few to allow the oil in the tube to drain back down. It works like a charm every time. I also always use 5 quarts and its spot on, maybe because I don't drain enough to get that other .5 quart out or the fact I'm on a slight incline in my driveway.
     
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    When you go to the dealer and just ask for 5w-30 is that oil conventional or synthetic? I don't recall seeing it on the label.
     
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    Dealer probably uses conventional unless you ask for synthetic. I believe conventional is what it calls for on second gens.
     
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    I recently just started buying the big jug of 5w-30 conventional Valvoline or whatever is on sale from AutoZone instead of the individual quarts from the dealer. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Anyone else run conventional and change every 3k or "Maint Req" light?
     
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