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Oil Capacity 4.0 4wd?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LDrider, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    LDrider

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    Ok, my owners manual is clear as mud, to wit:

    4.0 L. V6 (1GR-FE) engine
    Four-wheel drive
    Oil Capacity (drain and refill),
    L (qt., Imp. qt.):

    With filter 5.2 (5.5, 4.6)


    Can someone please decipher this code for me? TIA
     
  2. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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  3. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    Snyperx

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    If you change the the oil and filter at the same time you need 5.5 quarts.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    Thanks! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    I never have to put 5.5 in, FWIW.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    mine is close to 5.5
     
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    5.5 is what i go with( cuz thats what the manual says), but i couldn't tell anyway, the dipstick has no markings on it, lol.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    5.5 here
     
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    L (qt., Imp. qt.):

    With filter 5.2 L (5.5 quarts, 4.6 Imperial. quarts)
     
  10. Jan 30, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    Got it, thanks...somebody in technical writing dept likes (parentheses)...;)
     
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    I'm a bit lost on this subject too. Just purchased a Certified Preowned Taco with this exact format we're discussing from a reputable Toyota dealership an hour away from home. To my dismay (and ignorance) I didn't even check the oil level before the purchase :smack: Either way, the next day I discovered the crankcase was overfilled, by an inch above the high mark.:mad: I went to my local Toyota dealership to record the issue, and change the oil with the proper amount. Once again, if I didn't already learn my lesson the first time I did this time, the oil level was over the high mark :frusty:Now,I've understood the manual to say 5.5 quarts but the dealership's service manager says they had newly updated info from Toyota to use 4.7 quarts, this is the dealership I made the purchase with...and overfilled by an inch. The dealership at home claimed to use 5.5 and yet still overfilled by 3/8ths of an inch. I emailed Toyota directly with this same scenario and they claim 5.5 is the magic number. I've always changed my own oil, but considering the circumstance I wasn't messing with it. As far as I know the oil pan is the same and there is no damage or modifications to it. I'll change my oil next time and report back what I measure to be exact:cool:
     
  12. Jul 8, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    i put in 5 quarts, run the engine 30 seconds, let the truck sit for half an hour so everything drains down to the pan, then top it up to the full line. I get a kick out of people who check their oil while at the gas station when the engines been shutoff for 30 seconds, very inaccurate.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    I put in a 5 qt jug and then a 1/2 qt and it looks good every time.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    I get a kick out of inaccurate statements and wrong information passed along.
     
  15. Jul 8, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    too much oil this way, the oil should be checked after shut off.
     
  16. Jul 8, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    Oil level is based on real world conditions as in going down the road. Allowing drain back results in a lower level while being used. If I was to allow The race car to drain back like suggested with 2 oil coolers I would have to drain 4 quarts of oil to make my level correct. Then I would fry the bearings in the first turn. Shut it off and check it. That's the way it should be done..
     
  17. Jul 8, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    I usually give it a few minutes to drain back. You don't need 30. Ford recommends 20 for some of their diesels, fwiw, but that doesn't mean you need 20 for the Tacoma. Just saying...

    Here is what Toyota says.

    With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil level
    on the dipstick.
    1. To get a correct reading, the vehicle
    should be on level ground. After turning
    off the engine, wait a few minutes for
    the oil to drain back into the bottom of
    the engine.
    2. Pull the dipstick out, hold a rag under
    the end and wipe it clean.
    3. Reinsert the dipstick—push it in as far
    as it will go, or the reading will not be
    correct.
    4. Pull the dipstick out and look at the oil
    level while holding a rag under the
    end.
    CAUTION
    Be careful not to touch the hot exhaust manifold.
    NOTICE
    Be careful not to drop engine oil on
    the vehicle components.
    If the oil level is below or only slightly
    above the low level, add engine oil of
    the same type as already in the engine.
    Remove the oil filler cap and add engine
    oil in small quantities at a time, checking
    the dipstick. We recommend that you use
    a funnel when adding oil.
    The approximate quantity of oil needed to
    raise the level between low and full on the
    dipstick is indicated as follows:
    2.7 L 4−cylinder (2TR−FE) engine
    1.3 L (1.4 qt., 1.1 Imp.qt.)
    4.0 L V6 (1GR−FE) engine
    1.5 L (1.6 qt., 1.3 Imp.qt.)
    For the engine oil capacity, see “Service
    specifications” on page 403 in Section 8.
    When the level reaches within the correct
    range, install the filler cap hand−tight.
    NOTICE
     Be careful not to spill engine oil on
    the vehicle components.
     Avoid overfilling, or the engine
    could be damaged.
     Check the oil level on the dipstick
    once again after adding the oil.
     
  18. Jul 8, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    Not all pans are exactly the same either. My 09 is less than 1/8" under full at 5.0 qt, and at the full mark if I let it sit. My dad's 08 4.0 needed all 5.5 qt.
     
  19. Jul 8, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    5.5 quarts and mine is good to go.
     
  20. Jul 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    Changed mine myself last week for the first time instead of waiting for 2.5 hours at the dealer.. I poured in 5 quarts, and the oil level appeared in the center of the dipstick but fresh oil is always very hard for me to read. Once it darkens a bit, i'll check it again and determine if its necessary to add the extra 0.5 quart.

    I've been using Mobil1 since 5000 miles, and now its at 10000 miles. Used Mobil1 5w-30 + Toyota oil filter. Since I did it myself this time, the ticking sounds like its muffled quite a bit, but I'll be able to tell better when I drive it in some certain areas at work where I expect the sound to reflect.
     
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