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Oil Amount?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by timinco77, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Jul 23, 2008 at 12:18 PM
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    timinco77

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    I just changed from Dino oil to Mobil 1 synthetic today. Wow what a difference on the smoothness of the engine. The owners manual called for 5.7 quarts of oil, thats what I put in. The amount that drained was less then 5 quarts. I had my last oil change at the dealership. Did they just short my engine? It was only about 3k miles since the last oil change and I had not towed or hauled anything. Does the engine eat up that much oil or did the dealership just short me?
    2007 Tacoma access cab, 6 speed manuel, 4.0 V6
    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 23, 2008 at 12:24 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    the 4.0 takes 5.5 quarts of oil, so just keep an eye on it. getting oil changes done at a dealership are hit or miss.........they may have just been slack.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2008 at 3:17 PM
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    timinco77

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Some oil is left in the filter. :)
     
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