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Oil Change Anyone help me out

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JimmyIvine, May 22, 2009.

  1. May 22, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    JimmyIvine

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    Iv done lots of oil changes on engines at work but never on my vehicle i imagine its pretty straight forward anyone got any step by steps and suggestions. My Tacoma is a 1996 4 Cylinder 5 speed Manual Tranny
     
  2. May 22, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    STLharry

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    uhh got skid plates?
     
  3. May 22, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    STLharry

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    nvm... i suppose it doesnt matter.
    you can find the hole to drain the oil pan under the engine. the factory plates have a hole for the oil to drain. bolt is 14 or 17mm i believe but im not sure.

    oil capacity for you (and my) engine is 5.7qts. i use 5w-30.

    as for the filter, its a bit of a PITA, but with some luck and a little stupidity, i can get it out. its on the passenger side of the engine. anything i forgot?
     
  4. May 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    justalilcrazy625

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    I believe it's a 13MM actually, but don't quote me on it. (lmk for sure when you get it done) & If you're not doin' it on a lift, it's a royal PITA. I tried it without the lift cuz I wanted to just get it done and didn't feel like waiting for the lift, and I ended up having to take off the passenger front tire to get to it.
     
  5. May 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    STLharry

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    ha.. whoops. I have OME suspension in the front with 32s, which lifts it up much farther than the stock taco (obviously).

    so yea you might need a lift, but i can just crawl under there.
     
  6. May 23, 2009 at 1:09 AM
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    justalilcrazy625

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    I can crawl under it and get to it from underneath, but it's just awkward. I suppose having a garage w/ a lift and every tool imagineable kinda spoils me:thumbsup:
     
  7. May 23, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    Well i got a 3inch lift and 31's so it shouldnt be bad is what your saying
     
  8. May 23, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    I had 31"s but I didn't have a 3" lift.
     
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