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6 quarts?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by The Shape, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Aug 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    The Shape

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    The 2.7 in my '09 should hold 6 quarts of oil with a filter change correct? That's what I get from the owners manual anyway, I am just getting prepared for my first oil change at 5K.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Aug 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    6 quarts will end up showing a big overfill on your stick (if you can read it). After looking at every thread on the subject, both here and at TN, I determined that both the stick and the spec are wrong. My solution is to use 5.75 quarts with the larger V6 filter. This will still show a slight overfill on the stick but nothing ridiculous. To summarize the disparity; my dealer says 5 quarts with filter, the manual says 6.1 with filter, a supposedly official document from Toyota (TN thread) to their mechanic’s says 5.8 with filter, and if you go strictly by the stick it is 5.25 with filter.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    I do 5.5 with the filter. Works out to be just about right.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    This.
    6 is dry capacity.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    You maybe right, but if you are, that means this is the first of the 21 vehicles that I have owned where the owners manual shows the dry capacity for the oil and filter change. IMO, the dipstick is the problem. When I bought my truck I checked the oil and it was well above the fill line. When I did my first oil change, I put 6 quarts in the engine and the level was the same as the factory fill. Now, having said this, I've decided to err on the side of caution and put 5.5-5.75 quarts in. It is better to be slightly low on oil than to overfill the crankcase. Now when I check the oil it's on the fill line. JMO.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    I put in about 5.5 quarts. After I put the oil in I let the truck run for a few minutes and check the dip stick to make sure I am good. IMO, go off the dip stick.
     
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    Except the stick is almost impossible to read. If you scuff up the stick you can get one good reading after the truck has been sitting overnight.

    I came to a compromise of 5.75 by averaging the spec ( 6.1 ) and the stick ( 5.25 ) to get 5.675 and adding a little for a larger filter. This is also close to the 5.8 number metioned above which is probably correct.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    I know on my '07 I always had the dealer service it and looking at my receipts they all show I was charged for 5 quarts.:confused:
     
  10. Aug 24, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    uhh i put 6.1....my dipstick reads right in the middle.....

    i use synthetic tho and let it drain out for awhile...around 1/2 an hour to an hour tho...lol
     
  11. Aug 24, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    i put 5.5. ive been changing my oil since i got it in 05. i think i called toyota to verify. doesnt is also matter with viscosity?
     
  12. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    I do around 5.3 with the standard size Toyota filter (90915-YZZG1). As difficult as it is to read that dipstick, I think I am right on the full mark when I measure about 5 minutes after stopping engine.
     
  13. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    5.4382912 quarts
     
  14. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    :) I think you are of by .0000245 quarts.
     
  15. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    Damn, I thought we were all off more than that:(, lol........:D
     
  16. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    Numbers so far

    6.1
    6
    5.8
    5.75
    5.675
    5.5
    5.438…
    5.3
    5

    I’m glad Toyota made it so easy for us
     
  17. Aug 24, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    Maybe we can find the average?:rolleyes:
     
  18. Aug 25, 2009 at 2:16 AM
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    Average is 5.6

    So, statistically speaking,.... a nats ass over 5 should be fine.
     
  19. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    I change my oil out when it is hot and let it drain till it cools down.
    Then i pour any oil that is left in my old Qt. let it drain and fill the filter part way.
    when all is done i use about 5.314 or a little more that puts me about 1/2 way up the dip stick then i top it off if needed.

    First time i did it by the specs it was way over filled.
    it is way simpler to add oil than take out 1/2 qt.
     
  20. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    5.5 should do it...
     
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