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Dip stick

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by DanGer, May 23, 2009.

  1. May 23, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    Can anyone with the 4 banger tell me how high on the dip stick 6.1 qts measures on the dip stick. I had an issue with my last oil change (wrong effin filter given to my by advanced auto) and lost a few quarts when the filter shot off. I know it is better to go by the manual than the dipstick, so I am wondering how much of the dipstick is covered when the oil level is correct
     
  2. May 23, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    should read between the bottom and top dot.
    top dot being full
     
  3. May 23, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    yes I know that, but the dipstick does not provide the accuracy that i am willing to trust my engine to
     
  4. May 23, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    you won't get an accurate reading from the dip stick... If you want to be exact then it's better to drain and fill
     
  5. May 23, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    Exactly, which is what I am trying to avoid by getting others oil levels on dipstick when full by owners manual standards
     
  6. May 23, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    As long as you're between the two dots on the dip stick you'll be fine.
     
  7. May 23, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    I am trying to wrap my mind around " shot off " ........ shot...... off....... shot...... off...... shot off shot off....... s.h.o.t. o.f.f..... fleww flown, flown, off flew off fleeeeewwwww off.....

    weeeeee i just cant doo it!.... I have never lost an ( in use)oil filter I have lost 20 oil filter wrenches may be 2 of them in use. and may be one off them may have defied gravity for a few seconds. but I cant really say it flew. shot.... off... shot off..... shot off....

    Trying to still trying to wrap.....

    I have had a few LEAK, I think I have seen one may be two burst. I have had to take one off with a screw driver and a hammer..... WAIT..... I think that filter FLEW.... YES, I threw that SOMBITCHINTHANG after i got it off of my 79 toyota..... But that is because i but it on with one of my 20 filter wrenches that I have had.... Some times being ADD is a pain in the ass..... 1/4 turn means..... 1/4 TURN!!!
    FLEW OFF :confused: Has any one else ever launched a filter into orbit?
     
  8. May 23, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    haha! Advanced gave me a 104 part number instead of a 102. I installed it and noticed the thread was different, and it did not turn many times before it was seated tightly. I turned the truck on and a few seconds later I heard a loud CLUNK. I shut the engine off and stepped out of the truck, and in between my feet was the brand new filter. The clunk was it rebounding off the floor into the bottom of my truck.

    Also there were a few qts of brand new oil on floor.

    see this http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/37896-oil-filter-woes.html#post617827
     
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    One of my friends has an 07 accord.... the dealer put the wrong filter on his NEW accord....
    The wife ( kinda like " here, hold my beer) drove the car home and left the filter a few blocks from the dealer. Her statement was... "Honey, we need to take the car back and have them turn the oil light off"

    Just read your link.... Viper's two gasket idea rang a bell!!!... I have had that happen too.
     
  10. May 23, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    haha that is hilarious. Probably like my reaction when my girlfriend told me she couldn't remember when her last oil change happened
     
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    Some need to take the buss....
     
  12. May 28, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    When I use 6 qts the dip stick reads a fair amount over the top dot. Somewhere around 1/2" higher. The dip stick is just a rough indicator of oil level. The specifications stated in the manual will be exactly the same for each engine regardless of what the dip stick reads.

    I put in 6-6.1qts and call it done (w/ the standard size filter)
     
  13. May 28, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    now thats thinking with your dip stick! ;)
     
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    Jimmy!
     
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    gotta love it...i want a bumper sticker. that and the geico money
     
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    Using the 6.1 qts w/filter change mine also reads high on the dip stick. Toyota has used different filters with this motor, a smaller size and a larger one. I have changed my oil twice with the smaller one, #90915-YZZD1, and am reading high on the stick. I wonder if I had used the larger version (not sure of the part #) would it have "read correctly".
    When I purchased the truck, it read high as well from the beginning, so this is what I refer to as the top fill level.
     
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    do not trust parts store clerks to give the correct anything.
     
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    I know the manual says 6.1qts is the proper ammount, but I read on here that alot of guys are using 5.5 qts which reads correctly on the dipstick. 6.1qts on my 4cyl, 4WD AC seems to read high.
    How much oil do you guys put in your truck?
     
  20. Jun 10, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    You should decide which way to go, the manufacture's spec or the reading of the dipstick. Remember, it is a 2.7l 4 cyl producing 159hp... :rolleyes:
     
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