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Changing Oil in the Taco

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 2016Taco, Apr 30, 2021.

  1. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:04 PM
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    2016Taco

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    So I did a video on changing the oil in the Taco. I'm not selling anything, debating oil change intervals, type of oil or anything like that. Just a complete vid on how someone can change the oil on one of these things for those that want to do it yourself.

    https://youtu.be/mXK1WXzSlHc
     
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  2. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:14 PM
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    Screaminpotato

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    Great stuff! Really helpful for a lot of people!
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:31 PM
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    Thanks. Great how to video.
     
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  4. Apr 30, 2021 at 7:48 PM
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    the oil pan on my 16 is not exposed like the one in the video. i have to use a socket and accesses to the plug is thru a space on the under frame. when it is loose i stick my fingers thru the space and feel the plug and unscrew with my fingers until it falls into the bucket below. also my plug is just that a plug does not have the magnet rod thingy like in the vid.
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2021 at 7:52 PM
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    The offroads have a second skid plate, very similar otherwise.

    The magnet isnt standard, its aftermarket. Don't worry.
     
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  6. May 1, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    Thanks guys!!! I do appreciate that, and yup as @Bishop84 said that oil drain plug is an aftermarket one. I use them on all my vehicles as they are pretty cheap, and its interesting to see how some engines have more steel build up than others when you do an oil change. On the Taco there is very little as shown in the vid, so I think the machining on this engine is really good.
     
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  7. May 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM
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    Nice video.
    You realize less than 3% of the population change their own oil now and pretty much any high school guy can change it without a video right?

    I'm going to go make a video of the proper way to lift a beer now.
     
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    What is next swapping out for pro grill video?
     
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    Dude...you seem to be getting salty in your old age
     
  10. May 1, 2021 at 4:09 PM
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    Some people still want to see it, and I guess I'm helping those 3%, as Toyota family we should not leave anyone behind. Plus some people just like watching.
     
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    I said it was a nice video lol.
     
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  12. May 2, 2021 at 10:17 PM
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    I didnt watch it, as dont need to, but thanks for posting it for others who may want to watch it.
     
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  13. May 2, 2021 at 11:08 PM
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    I finally got past my 'free' oil changes and I took to YouTube to learn. I'd always had the old twist off canister filters so I needed a little reassurance. I mean this truck doesn't have a transmission fluid dipstick and the cruise control slows down before I can tailgate close enough to send a message... What other crazy things have changed.

    Thanks to good folks like op I learned oil changes aren't that much different.
     
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  14. May 2, 2021 at 11:14 PM
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    Nice!
     
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    I doubt that very much!
     
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    Not the biggest fan of the oil change process on these trucks. Not that it's difficult, it just requires extra steps as compared to other vehicles I've changed the oil on. Removing the skid plate to expose the pan is a nuisance for one. I also much prefer the oil filters located on the top of the engine that way you don't have to work from under the truck on that too. The little plastic thing you have to plug in to drain the filter, etc.... Oh well. Good video.
     
  17. May 3, 2021 at 4:43 AM
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    Come on man. Everybody has to have a YouTube channel so they can get famous doing mundane things.
     
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  19. May 3, 2021 at 7:23 AM
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    The engine, heads and most internals on these engines are Aluminum so even if there were a problem I doubt a magnetic oil drain plug would pick-up much LOL!
     
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