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5.5 quart Engine, 5 quart Oil Jugs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kbp68, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    When I do an oil change on my truck I usually buy the 5 quart jug of Mobil 1 from Wal Mart. I know the engines capacity is 5.5 quarts but I usually forget to by an extra quart and besides, after I dump in the oil an run the engine to operating temp., the dipstick reads at least halfway between the two dots anyways. It doesn't burn oil and reads almost exactly the same at the next oil change. Am I hurting my engine by not filling it to maximum capacity?

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  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    No. More likely to do harm overfilling rather than under.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    No hurting at all. I only use 5 as well. It's still haflway when I change it again.
     
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  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    What is the question again?



    I do 5 and seem to do alright. knock on wood.
     
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    Wait for sale on singles (quarts) at your local autoparts store and stock up. I got six Mobil 1 quarts for $3.50 each a while back. I still have 10 "half quarts" left.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    arrrghhh

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    Uh... what?

    Sorry, I got distracted there. Dayum.

    Anyhoo, you should be fine. Like others said, more likely to damage it overfilling the oil. So long as you're above the 'min' line, you're fine.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    i will tell you the answer if you post more pics, and trust me i know the answer to your question
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    well, it depends on what dipstick your checking... but ya, 5 quarts should be enough to fill...
     
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    Huh? What was the question?:p
     
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    actually there are a number of brands that sell 5 liter bottles that should work just fine. I know I have bought a number of them, in my case valvoline
     
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    Yea, the piercings in the lip kinda ruined it for me, but she would be a excellent back door candidate!, o and did I mention 5qts is ok? got ot keep it related to the thread
     
  19. Oct 5, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    vbibi

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    Less oil is usually not good. Hot roads has added bigger oil pans just to hold more oil.
    More oil running on a bigger size oil pan equals cooler running temperatures.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    Running more oil then required is known to be much worse then running less oil. Running half quart lower that the maximum the oil pan can take is not harmful. Even if your assumption of hotter temps was accurate in a non-high performance motor it would be small.
     
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