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Crap... put 6 quarts of oil in. Could that damage it?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by x2468, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    x2468

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    Ug, my stupid self poured all 6 quarts of mobil 1 into my truck just now when I know it should only be 5.5. I thought i was on my 2nd to last quart when in fact i was on the last. Will that extra pint damage any of the oil delivery equipment? I know that will motorcycles it can be bad to over fill the oil because it can damage the oil pump, oil valves and put pressure on the bottom of the pistons etc.

    I really don't feel like draining all the oil out and putting 5.5 quarts back in. If it really is a problem, is there an easy way to drain that half a quart?
     
  2. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    you may be able to take the filter off and either dump whats in it...or install a mobil1 m1-209 filter.......i think its same size as normal, but a bit longer...and will be able to handle the other half a quart.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    x2468

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    i always remove the filter after draining the oil out of the drain bolt. if i remove the filer while the engine is full of oil, won't all the oil just gush out?
     
  4. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    no............it only cycles thru the filter. the rest is in the sump.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    Couldn't you just put a quart sized container under the drain bolt and loosen the bolt slightly to where it leaks out, and fill the container?

    Edit: A half-quart sized container:eek:
     
  6. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Honestly, I dont think a half quart would cause any damage, however, when I catch myself doing the same thing, I drain out the .5 quart thru the drain plug.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    well, maybe others will have better luck, but i just found out the hard way that my drain plug does not leak at all until the bolt is completely out. This left me laughably feeling for the hole in a panic as I made a mess of myself..... which has never happened to me with cars before...
     
  8. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    :eek:
    :eek: Sorry
     
  9. Dec 28, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    Yep, sounds like the easiest fix for this dilema.....;)
     
  10. Dec 28, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    ya, i took out a little over a quart and put 700ml back in. a little more than half a quart to make up for what got all over the skid plate, floor and my arms.
     
  11. Dec 28, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    damn.... i wanted a magnetic drain plug like the one i have for my bike do detect and metal fragments in the oil..... but i might get that instead
     
  13. Dec 28, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    Ha well that blows. Oh well you live and learn... ;)
     
  14. Dec 29, 2010 at 12:44 AM
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    If you would have looked at the dipstick you would have noticed the oil level just below full. 6 quarts is fine.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    Drain 1/2 out, lesson learned, they don't tell you to not overfill just to waste ink and paper there is a reason for this!
     
  16. Dec 29, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    hehe ive been always putting in 6 qts
     
  17. Dec 29, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    1/2 quart too much isnt going to be a problem anyway. I would just leave it and remember for next time.
     
  18. Dec 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Put your dipstick in, wipe it off. Put your dipstick in, wipe it off. Keep doing for the whole half quart ;)

    No but really the Fumoto cap may be a good investment. Or the Oil Change Wonder. I'm ordering one for my next oil change :)
     
  19. Dec 29, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    been running 6 qts in mine since new with no problems
     
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