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4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. Dec 20, 2019 at 5:42 AM
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    Rick_Taco

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    I have noticed this from time to time. I am not sure what causes it. I just make sure I put the 5.5 quarts. I do feel like i get a more accurate reading when the engine is warmed up.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    Thanks Rick_Taco. That makes sense. So, is this intermittent with yours?
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    yea depends on the day and the weather. and if the truck sat all night or it has been running.

    Like you said, I will occasionally get a false high reading.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2019 at 11:55 PM
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    I have this question about oil change in my mind.
    Toyota recommend every 6 month/8000km for the oil change for Yaris, but it seems a bit long to me, will it hurt the engine if I change it every 8000 km, or should I change it like every 5000km or 6000km?

    Need some expert to give me some advises on it
     
  5. Dec 24, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    Not sure if you're serious, or aiming for humor?

    Following car manufacturers' recommendations should not hurt an engine they built, as long as you use oil and filters of at least the same specification/quality as called for in your owner's manual. Many modern vehicles using synthetic lubricants call for oil/filter changes at or above 8000km (5000mi). (My wife's last few BMWs recommended a roughly 15,000mi/24,000km change interval!)
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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    Forgive me if this has already come up, but my oil filter had no oil to drain at all when I changed mine this morning. Is that a bad sign or something? I changed it cold after the truck was sitting in a freezing garage for a good 12 hours, so I thought that might be the reason. But I wanted to check in with the gang here before I errantly drive this thing over the pass next week thinking I've done good.

    I used to always do my oil when life was simple - no kids and a basic fwd coupe. This was my first time doing the Taco after putting 50k on it (it's at 105k+ now), and honestly I'm just glad I didn't accidentally drain the transmission instead of the engine.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:42 PM
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    Gravity is hard to escape and drainback valves aren't 100% reliable. I'm relatively confident you'll be fine driving over the pass, as long are you properly secured a decent filter and addded the proper amount of oil. What kind of filters are you running, BTW?
     
  8. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:38 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback.
    I didn't take note of the filter I took out, but it was whatever aftermarket they use at my local Jiffy Lube :crapstorm:Like I said, I'm getting back into doing some basic maintenance but was always kinda lazy/intimidated by the needs of a truck compared to what I used to drive (mechanic stuff is totally foreign to my upbringing and it seems that everything useful thing that I need to know comes from TW or YT). But now I have proper 0w-20 Mobile 1 oil at 5.5 quarts and OEM filter, I felt the truck was running better after the change, more "effortlessly" if that makes sense. But again, the fact that no oil drained from the filter upon removal weirded me out. I did just see this thread, so apparently I'm not the only one, so perhaps with my new OEM filters there'll be some oil spillage when I replace it in 5k miles.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    I found the problem! :rofl:

    I think you'll be happier with OEM filters, which many believe to be the best choice for our trucks. Mobil 1 is good stuff too, though opinions are more varied when it comes to oil types, brands, etc. As long as 0W-20 is what your Owner's Manual recommends, you should be in good shape.
     
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