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How many quarts really?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jasper07, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    jasper07

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    I have a 2009 4wd 4 cylinder. How many quarts for an oil and filter change? The manual says 6.5 quarts but some say that's to much. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    vtragweed

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  3. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    DanGer

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    WTF i thought mine was 5.8?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    wawireguy

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    Don't over fill.. If my dipstick is right 5 quarts does it just about right.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Dip sticks can be wrong. Go by what the manual says.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    neslerrah

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    In the attachment, it says 6.1.
    I have been putting in 6 quarts.
     

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  7. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    DanGer

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    My OEM manual says 5.8...
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Hmmm, could my engine be shifting and lugging due to not enough oil in there? I put 5 Liters in and checked the stick and it said good. :|
     
  9. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The V6 holds 5.5 Quarts...........Not sure how many "litres" that is....Maybe 50 or so?
     
  10. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    no_werries

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    I've been doing 5.3-5.5 liters each time still fucking scratching my head trying to read that damn dip stick, but I know what it says in my 2005 manual is wrong, there is an old thread about this I think?

    I'm fairly confident I'm using enough Ive put on 30'000 miles last year with absouletly no problems, the truck runs great!
     
  11. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    5.5 quarts = 5.3 Liters!

    Our large jugs in Canada Come in 4.4l contaires, our small jugs are 1 liters!
     
  12. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    I know!!

    BAH!!!!! Stinkin Metric system thing......:D
     
  13. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    I'm slow eh!
     
  14. Apr 20, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    I bought a 5 liter jug of Castrol Synthetic for $29.99 at the evil Empire. (Aka-Walmart)
     
  15. Apr 20, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    was this engine oil or some other kind of oil? and did you put it in the engine or in the gas tank? The gas tank opening is located on the driver's side of the bed.
     
  16. Apr 20, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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  17. Apr 20, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    6 quarts every time, dont ever check the level. 39,000+mile and still running.
     
  18. Apr 20, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    Is it ok to save the other half of the bottle till the next oil change . It won't loose its "viscosity" will it.
     
  19. Apr 20, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Yes, you are fine to save that extra half quart.

    However, opened brake fluid should be discarded.
     
  20. Apr 20, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I keep open brake fluid for use on the leaf springs for after off roading. Helps draw out the moisture, and prevent future squeaks. :)
     
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