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how many quarts of oil for a 2.7l?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2KTacoPr3runn3r, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Feb 10, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    doin my first oil change on my truck. but not sure on how much oil to put in. the manual says 1.5 Liters but that seems low to me. anyone help me out with this?
     
  2. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    last time i changed my oil and filter it was a hair over 5 quarts.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    alrite cus i already bought a gallon of 5w30 just not sure if im gonna need more
     
  4. Feb 10, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    1 quart = 1/4th of a gallon. you should just get a couple more of the quart sized bottles. save the left over one for next time you do an oil change.

    if for some reason you arent changing the filter, you will use less oil. i dont know exactly how much less, because i always change my filter when doing the oil.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    ya im changing my filter. how do you know when its too much oil?
     
  7. Feb 10, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    When the oil is past the full line on the dipstick....


    Just put 5 quarts in, turn the truck on and let it idle for 20 or 30 seconds, and turn it off. Check the oil level, and add tiny amounts of oil, and keep rechecking until it is at the full line, or slightly below.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    okay thanks. i wasnt sure if there was some special way to check rather than the dipstick haha
     
  9. Feb 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    No problem dude. When I did my oil a couple weeks ago, I only bought 5 quarts, so I had to "borrow" some oil from a buddy to finish the job. Pretty sure a few drops of synthetic mixed with 5 quarts of conventional will be fine though.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    I did mines recently and 5 quarts was perfect for me.
     
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    4 cylinder 2.7ltr 3zr or 3rz...whatever that is called 2001 prerunner hit exactly the middle of the dipstick line changing filter and oil on a cold engine with a 5.1 ltr jug of castrol semi-syn
     
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    I just changed oil yesterday in my 2010 2.7L Taco. The owners manual says: Oil change with filter takes 6.1 quarts.
    Bill
     
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