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changing oil first time, any words of wisdom?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stevetaco, May 29, 2012.

  1. May 29, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    First time for me... been done at dealer until now.
    Truck has 40k on it.
    Plan on using synthetic oil.

    Whats the capacity?
    Any suggestions on what filter to use? Must be easy to find.
    THANKS>>>>:)
     
  2. May 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    4.0 uses a little over 5 qts iirc so you need to buy 6, like he said use an OEM filter.
     
  3. May 29, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    Don't pull the transmission drain plug by mistake.

    EDIT: Just noticed the OP's truck looks like a base model which likely has the 2.7L. I know nothing about those engines, so look in your manual towards the back. There will be a section that talks about "Specifications and Capacities". As others have said, buy a Toyota filter. As for the oil, I think the majority of folks on this site run Mobil 1.
     
  4. May 29, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    Make sure you are draining the oil, and not the transmission fluid.... Oil plug is the one towards the front.
     
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    thanks... I am really new at this.
    The engine is 4 cylinder, 5 speed.
    I got the oil drained. So guess i got right plug.
    Then tried to remove filter. No can do.. with my filter wrench, since filter is kinda recessed with a bunch of stuff around it.

    Guess I have to buy a filter "socket".
    Anybody got a good recommendation on what to buy...
    like brand, product #, etc.

    I remember I bought one years ago and it slipped really bad.

    I have Auto Zone, Walmart, Napa, ORiely's near me.

    thanks again..
     
  6. May 29, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    stab it with a screw driver, then don't install your new home with gorilla force.
     
  7. May 29, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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  8. May 30, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    thanks everyone and thanks for the link with all the info.
    think I got it figured out....

    I bought the truck new, and had all the oil changes done at the DEALER up until now.
    Anyway.... when they changed the oil, they did not use a Toyota Filter.
    They USED SOME CHEAP ASS FILTER instead !!!!!!
    What a bunch of cheap bast**ds !!!!!
     
  9. May 30, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    Cheap bastards suck. More reason to always do your own filter.
     
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