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First Oil Change Impressions

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by scw156, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Apr 13, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    scw156

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    I changed my oil today for the first time. Just over 10,000 miles on the truck. This was my first time doing an oil change with a cartridge type filter. It took me about 1.5 hours but I was being very cautious. Overall it wasn't a nightmare, just different and involved. Removing the skid plate and using the special tool (purchased on Amazon) to get the filter housing loose was a pain. Changing the rubber o rings was easy.

    I decided to use Mobil 1 0W-20 Extended Performance oil and Mobil 1 M1C-251 filter. I'm not sure if I'll end up changing brands or types in the future.

    I did get an added bonus from the factory when I removed the skid plate though.

    IMG_7237.jpg
     
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  2. Apr 13, 2016 at 3:31 PM
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    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    Also did your Fuel Economy increase by 4mpg post oil change?
     
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  4. Apr 13, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    What was that you found..?? A candy wrapper?

    Mexican or Texan..??
     
  5. Apr 13, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    It's a Capri Sun juice box wrapper.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    I'll update you after I drive to work. Hoping for at least 8mpg.:thumbsup:
     
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  7. Apr 13, 2016 at 5:11 PM
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    Someone was thirsty on the line.

    Texas made by the way.
     
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    Probably drinking juice instead of checking the fluid levels.. just a guess! Oh and maybe there's another one back by the zirk fittings where they were supposed to be lubing the u-joints... just sayin.
     
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  9. Apr 13, 2016 at 5:24 PM
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    why not have the dealer do the oil change for free??
     
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    Nice! Although I don't personally like mobil 1 oil, you got a good filter, not the made in Thailand POS OEM unit. Rock on.
     
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    How did the oil look?
    Any shavings spotted in filter?
    Any shavings missed and found in oil?
     
  12. Apr 13, 2016 at 7:12 PM
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    Oil was very dark. It needed to be changed pretty bad. No shavings in the filter. In fact I now remember it's still sitting out on my workbench. I could snap pics before I get rid of it.

    Nothing in the oil either but I wasn't very thorough with it.
     
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    1st oil change 10,000 ?
     
  15. Apr 13, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    I got oil all over my hands. Overall I don't think it was too bad with the little spout thing that comes with the filter. Like I said it was my first time so I really was flying blind. I anticipate once I do it a few times I'll be able to go from start to finish in 30-45 minutes with a lot less mess.

    I've heard other people recommend the drain tubes too. It's probably helpful but if you're careful its not needed.
     
  16. Apr 13, 2016 at 7:21 PM
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    10k is what the manual says I believe. I took it to the dealer for the 5k checkup and they said first change is 10k too.

    I'll be changing mine every 7,500 from here on out though probably.
     
  17. Apr 13, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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    Are you asking if that is correct, yes, it is correct. Or are you asking as in OP actually waited until 10k for first oil change, because he is one of the few that trusted the maintenance schedule and didn't make a big deal out of going that long.
     
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  18. Apr 14, 2016 at 5:13 AM
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    ~3 mpg. I gave a range.... cranky pants. But yea, see if mpg goes up.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2016 at 8:57 AM
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    I change my oil every spring and fall - regardless of mileage.
     

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