1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

No oil cap WTF!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jholland52, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:50 PM
    #1
    jholland52

    jholland52 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Member:
    #16791
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Bothell WA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma TRD Sport
    Trimmed mud flaps, blue headlights and fog lights, flowmaster muffler, K&N drop in filter.... plenty more to come!
    so i bought a brand new 09 trd sport a few months back and when i went to change the oil there was no oil cap and oil sprayed all over under the hood! so after i changed the oil i drove down the the dealership (with a different cap on it) and asked them politely to give me an oil cap and clean under the hook and steam clean the engine. i argued with them for like 15-20 min before they finally just did it for me! first they said there had to have been one on there and i must have lost it, and there would have been more oil all over then that... what ever happened to customer service! just thought i would share how f'd up it was that a brand new truck with 5 miles on it had no oil cap..
     
  2. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:51 PM
    #2
    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Member:
    #7155
    Messages:
    5,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia & Blacksburg
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4Cyl 4x4 Manual
    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    just use it as an excuse to throw one of these on![​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:12 PM
    #3
    SaltySteve

    SaltySteve SMO

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16293
    Messages:
    903
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    2011 Quicksand FJC
    That is abtholutely thhhuper!
     
  4. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM
    #4
    jholland52

    jholland52 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Member:
    #16791
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Bothell WA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma TRD Sport
    Trimmed mud flaps, blue headlights and fog lights, flowmaster muffler, K&N drop in filter.... plenty more to come!
    ha i dunno about that one but maybe a TRD one..
     
  5. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:51 PM
    #5
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    I'd go with the TRD oil cap. It adds 14.7 hp.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:56 PM
    #6
    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Member:
    #7011
    Messages:
    17,641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rotorhead
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    Vehicle:
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    You made it months without looking under the hood?? You didn't crack it open on delivery??
     
  7. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:56 PM
    #7
    Hollywood22

    Hollywood22 Wranglin the Badger

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Member:
    #17575
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Johnny
    Southern Ontario
    Vehicle:
    Generation X
    OME Lift, LR UCA's
    You are right customer services blows these days...I'd stick with the stock cap if I were you....Cheers
     
  8. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:59 PM
    #8
    johnecon2001

    johnecon2001 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Member:
    #16456
    Messages:
    1,019
    Gender:
    Male
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD Sport 4x4 Access Cab
    Downey front skid, Trail Gear U-Bolt flip, Toytec AAL, Total Chaos UCA's, Bilstein 5100's x4 + Eibach adjustable coils, Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers, Custom Rear bumper, TRD OffRoad front tow hook, TRD Trail Team wheels, Federal Couragia M/T 265's, ARB rear locker + on board air (CKMA12), TRD shift knob, Alpine W205, TRD seat covers, Tom Woods 1 Piece drive shaft, Powermaster D2700, Stubbs HD-SKO Sliders.
    ... no oil cap?
    It probably just wiggled loose and fell off. Not their fault. It was obviously there at some point, or your engine would have blown all of its oil within the first 20 miles or so and locked up.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2009 at 4:59 PM
    #9
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    :D I totally missed that. Awesome.
     
    jpmorrisvb likes this.
  10. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:55 PM
    #10
    TX Tacoma

    TX Tacoma Fightin Texas Aggie

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Member:
    #17768
    Messages:
    94
    Gender:
    Male
    Arlington, TX
    No oil cap is unequivocably their fault. Someone at that dealership filled it up upon delivery from Toyota and then failed the Herculean task of screwing an oil cap back in. I'd be livid if this was my truck. In addition to spraying the engine bay with oil, not having that cap in place introduced an entrance for FOD (foreign object debris / foreign object damage) into your engine for the last X number of miles since it came out (assuming it was ever replaced, albeit poorly, after it was removed). Oil is a magnet for airborne dirt. The oil cap very likely could have been absent from the first day you drove it off the lot as the gravity fed wet sump would not bleed out all of it's oil through the oil filler hole, just make a huge mess as oil splattered off the rocker arms as the engine was running. I'd be interested in what the oil level was after all this time. It would not lose enough oil to overheat and seize, but it could have a reduced level leading to inadequate lubrication of your engine. (On a positive note, this is unlikely to have had a major impact on your oil level, so at least you can feel better about that). I'd go back to the dealership and ask to speak with the manager and relate how the service guys wanted to get in a p!ssing contest over cleaning an engine bay and replacing the oil cap given the serious negligence on the dealership's part that caused this whole scenario in the first place. May not accomplish much, but he at least needs to be aware of the yahoos he's got interacting with the customers. IMO some dealerships don't appreciate how your bad experience will be relayed to others via word of mouth and every once in a while they need a reality check to remind them it's the customers that keep them in business, something that is really in their best interest, especially given today's economy.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:00 PM
    #11
    FL4x4Taco

    FL4x4Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Member:
    #17595
    Messages:
    323
    Gender:
    Male
    Yea I went over my truck upon delivery pretty well. They wanted to show me the interior and shit, I went for the hood latch 1st and undercarriage 2nd. Shows where my priorities are. Yes that sucks you had no oil cap. Happens quite a bit, local Lexus Dealer did that to my mother in law's Lexus with a regular oil change. Luckily I caught it when it got home minutes later. Last person to add oil (dealer?) is at fault.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2009 at 8:43 PM
    #12
    Raven65

    Raven65 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Member:
    #14150
    Messages:
    361
    Gender:
    Male
    Camden, SC
    Vehicle:
    '09 Magnetic Gray Reg Cab 5-Lug
    Curt hitch, D-rings, bed mat
    Same thing happened to me with the first oil change of my brand new 2000 Dodge Durango back when I bought it. The dealership gave me the first oil change free, so at the 3000-mile mark, I took it down there. A couple of days later, I popped the hood to drop in a K&N air filter and found the oil fill cap sitting in front of the engine bay in a little nook between the radiator and hood latch - right where the brainiac at the dealership left it. I was furious. Thankfully there was a baffle inside the valve cover that prevented oil from blowing out everywhere, but who knows what had gotten sucked inside my brand new engine during the couple of days it was driven with the cap off? I called the dealership, got the service manager on the line and chewed him a new one (which he was probably used to). I told him if his shop couldn't handle a simple oil change, he'd damn sure never see my vehicle for anything else again. All he could say was "I'm sorry... you're right.". I changed the oil immediately (myself) and never had any trouble (related to THAT anyway). Never went back to that dealership for service again either.

    If you want it done right, do it yourself.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2009 at 9:04 PM
    #13
    jholland52

    jholland52 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Member:
    #16791
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Bothell WA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma TRD Sport
    Trimmed mud flaps, blue headlights and fog lights, flowmaster muffler, K&N drop in filter.... plenty more to come!
    Yeah its pretty messed up i asked to talk to a manager several times but they said there wasn't one there, and i was getting pretty pissed at the first guy i talked to cause he just kept insisting that there was on on it when i got it like i would take it or something. after we were arguing for a bit i told him that if there is a single thing that goes wrong with my car i would be coming straight back there to get it fixed for free because of their negligence. and yes i had opened the hood but only one time to put new headlights in so i wasn't even thinking about a missing oil cap.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2016 at 4:00 AM
    #14
    Paint6it9black

    Paint6it9black Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2015
    Member:
    #146643
    Messages:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma TRD Sport
    OME 3" lift All-Pro front bumper All-Pro Apex rock sliders Window Tint Mesh Grille (homertaco) Rigid Industries led fog lights Truck Sector led offroad lights Fog light anytime mod Rear Diff breather mod CB Radio
    I drove with no oil cap for 300 miles and off-roader without it, not on purpose of course, and I barely sprayed any oil. No check engine lights. No loss of power.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2016 at 4:09 AM
    #15
    ARB1977

    ARB1977 Don't be a dick

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Member:
    #13537
    Messages:
    688
    Gender:
    Male
    North Texas
    Vehicle:
    2015 Tacoma SR5 Prerunner 4.0L
    Black TRD Fj Cruiser wheels, TRD catback exhaust.
    Note to self. Maintain your own shit.
     
    Tacoma_Watcher likes this.
  16. Aug 1, 2016 at 4:13 AM
    #16
    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Retire from work, but not from life.

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2014
    Member:
    #140097
    Messages:
    5,094
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Billy
    Clearwater Florida
    Vehicle:
    '13 5 lug base ACLB w/convenience package
    A few OE parts from fancy trucks
    Andddddd a 7 yo thread is awakened.

    BTW, oil caps have nothing to do with CELs or power. As you've now experientially proven.
     
    jpmorrisvb likes this.
  17. Aug 1, 2016 at 4:21 AM
    #17
    Paint6it9black

    Paint6it9black Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2015
    Member:
    #146643
    Messages:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma TRD Sport
    OME 3" lift All-Pro front bumper All-Pro Apex rock sliders Window Tint Mesh Grille (homertaco) Rigid Industries led fog lights Truck Sector led offroad lights Fog light anytime mod Rear Diff breather mod CB Radio
    Hahaha I was telling someone how I had no oil cap for 2 days and he showed me this thread. I only lost a few splashes. Not even enough to notice.
     
  18. Aug 1, 2016 at 4:23 AM
    #18
    Paint6it9black

    Paint6it9black Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2015
    Member:
    #146643
    Messages:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma TRD Sport
    OME 3" lift All-Pro front bumper All-Pro Apex rock sliders Window Tint Mesh Grille (homertaco) Rigid Industries led fog lights Truck Sector led offroad lights Fog light anytime mod Rear Diff breather mod CB Radio
    And I do. That was the problem lol, I did an oil change Friday night. Checked my oil again Saturday morning and was in such a rush to meet the guys to go wheeling that I somehow forgot it at the gas station.
     
    jpmorrisvb likes this.
  19. Aug 1, 2016 at 5:16 AM
    #19
    Jimmyh

    Jimmyh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Member:
    #78991
    Messages:
    6,580
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prerunner SR5
    Nevermind, I didn't see this was a zombie thread.
     
    Paint6it9black likes this.
To Top