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4500 miles on my '12... Maint' Req' on... oil?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SoJersey, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    SoJersey

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    as title says.. guessing this means oil change time?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    yep...I would have never left the "break in" oil in there that long tho. Get it changed ASAP
     
  3. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    will do! curiosity... how many quarts of what weight oil? I'm used to my caddy... easier to ask then look it up. I'll grab a 'yoga filter tomorrow at the dealer..
     
  4. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    yea i've looked that up on the light reset..

    what weight oil are you guys running? or what does oem call for?
     
  5. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    gotcha!
     
  6. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    MurfsTacoma

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    On top of the refill cap it says 5w-30
     
  8. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    ^ good deal, haven't "snooped" around too much on this yet..
     
  9. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    Most guys here run 5w-30 Mobile 1 Fully Synthetic Extended performance from the 5 quart jug you get from walmart for $26. The engine requires 5.5 quarts so add an extra quart to the cart for $7.

    Most guys here run an OEM Toyota filter you get for $5 from the dealership. You can get them for cheaper if you have a coupon from the circular.

    Don't forget to change the crush washer on the drain bolt. Some dealerships charge $1 sometimes you get it for free.

    When you fill the engine with 5.5 quarts, its going to read overfull from the dipstick, which is OK as long as you make sure you added 5.5 quarts only. The dipstick reads a little lower than it should.

    If you are new to changing the oil on a second gen tacoma, follow this write up:
    https://sites.google.com/site/tacomamaintenance/oilchange
     
  10. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    This
     
  11. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Don't do like some and make the mistake of draining the tranny fluid. Hint...the engine oil drains from under the engine. To get the best dip stick reading pull the stick out and wait 10 minutes for the oil to drain down the tube. 5 1/4 qt should read right to the top fill dot.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    good deal... my caddy called for 6 quarts, really took 6.5q... the ls6 burnt off .5 every 3k miles so always kept a quart with... :rolleyes:
     
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    do you guys add oil to the filter before you put it on? Also, is it bette to run the M1 0-30 FE oil?
     
  14. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    I pour a little oil around the top of the filter mainly to lube the gasket.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    Only to the gasket on the filter. It sits upside down so I guess you could fill it if you are part ninja... Otherwise just screw it on and let the truck fill it for you.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Its free to get it changed at the dealer for the first 2 years, why not let them do it :confused:
     
  17. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    They're not qualified to work on MY truck.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    Guess urs is more specialler than mine :rolleyes:
     
  19. Jan 12, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    Your better off doing it yourself and knowing it got done right. In my opinion the 2 years free oil change is nothing more than a sales gimmick.
     
  20. Jan 12, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    I'd agree to some degree, I don't know how they could mess up an oil change though. I change mine on my own at the 2500 mile marks and let them change it on the 5000's if that makes sense
     
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