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Changing Oil in the Taco

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 2016Taco, Apr 30, 2021 at 5:04 PM.

  1. May 3, 2021 at 8:10 AM
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    That one old guy

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    Napa Gold is made by Wix. Just knock the '5' off any Wix filter, and there you have a Napa Gold. Whodathunkit!
     
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  2. May 3, 2021 at 4:17 PM
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    Respectfully, I have to disagree with you my friend :)

    Although you are right most parts are made of aluminum, the aluminum parts are mostly the cylinder head and block for weight, the internals are pretty much all steel. It's all steel on steel to promote low wear and durability. Aluminum is too soft and steel is much harder. The crankshaft is steel, camshaft is steel, camshaft bearings are steel, the timing chain is steel, the oil pump gears are steel, the cylinder rings are steel, the cylinders themselves have splined cast-iron liners. The wrist pins in the pistons would be steel, the connecting rod bearing are steel etc. I don't think there are any aluminum on aluminum parts contacting each other. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how most modern engines are built.
     
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  3. May 3, 2021 at 5:15 PM
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    Dude almost no one has a damn clue how to change their own oil, especially high schoolers. If it doesn't come with an app and can't do it from their phone they don't have a damn clue.
     
  4. May 3, 2021 at 5:34 PM
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    You would be surprised, some cars have some stupid designs. While not engine oil, the 6-speed Miatas had a secondary bolt on the transmission that looked awfully similar to the drain bolt. It turned out that the internals of the transmission were held together by this secondary bolt and pretty much every high school kid working at Firestone/jiffylube/etc., assumed they knew what they were doing. The “fix” to this was usually a new transmission.

    There’s nothing wrong with seeking additional guidance. After dealing with that crap, I’m sure you would.

    And magnetic drain plugs ABSOLUTELY work with aluminum heads lol. Rod bearings and rings have steel, bronze, and other metals in them, as do other components that see (or shouldn’t see) friction. And good luck running an aluminum crankshaft.
     
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  5. May 3, 2021 at 5:58 PM
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    Less than 3% of the population returns their f'ing shopping carts at supermarkets now too.

    I wish people were still willing to teach the young folks how to do things the right way like this guy did.

    The world would be a better place.
     
  6. May 3, 2021 at 6:01 PM
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    Except every dealer has that guy from high school doing oil changes ..
     
  8. May 4, 2021 at 9:30 AM
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    60 years ago when i was in high school there was Auto Shop class.
     
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  9. May 4, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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    does the AC drain mod count?
    In my high school 10 years ago you were only allowed to take the shop class if you repeatedly got in trouble for drug use and failing classes. Now a lot of my friends have college degrees and nowhere to go, and the druggie kids have solid jobs and a house.
     
  10. May 4, 2021 at 10:04 AM
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    While I agree with where you're going here I assume we don't have cam bearings so to speak. Most overhead cam engines use the head (machined of course) as the bearing and a cap. No bearing insert like cam in block or crank/rod bearings.
     
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  11. May 4, 2021 at 5:43 PM
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    You are right brother and thanks for correcting me on that one, I guess I got excited listing out all the steel parts LOL :)
     
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  12. May 4, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    Yep, you are correct about the journal bearings but I think most DOHC/OHC engines still have end caps. But even the smallest particulates will blow rod bearings, rings, etc. I’ve seen this happen on rebuilt motors that were either not dipped at all or the shop did a poor job of cleaning the block. For the cost of the magnet plug, why not?

    And I’m not sure where all of this “younger people don’t even know how to change blinker fluid properly” backward thinking is coming from. I’m in my 20’s and most people my age DO change their own oil and work on their cars, houses, etc.
     
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  13. May 4, 2021 at 9:45 PM
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    Awesome content! Just got done with the dealership oil changes, will start changing my own after this.
     
  14. May 5, 2021 at 2:28 PM
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    Thanks Brother !!!!
     

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