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Oil Change

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Toyoghi, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    Hey guys,

    So I just wanted to ask the Canadians on here how much L of oil you put in? I am very aware that it's supposed to be 5.4 or 5.5 quarts, but that's like 5.2 L of oil. So, should I buy a 5L jug and put it all in? Or do I need to buy a 5L and a 1L so I can put the extra .2L?

    Thanks in advance,
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  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    just put the 5L in. the .2 L should still be in there from whatt doesnt drain out
     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    Just found out I bought 4.4 litres. Not 5. I guess I need to buy 1 more litre anyways :mad::eek:
     
  4. Dec 22, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    Costco. They have sales on Castrol Syntec every few months or so. 6x1 Litre packs for $30 (Reg $36-$39) Buy 3-4 cases and call it a day.

    That said, I put in 5 and leave it at that.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    Yeah my dad actually buys these for his car from Costco. I wanted to go with mobile 1 though, I heard it was the best?:confused:
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    Meh. Apples and apples. So long as you're going with a respected brand I don't think you can go wrong.

    If you're changing it every 5000kms you could put shit oil in there and still be good to go. Yanks only change theirs every 8000+ kms if not more.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    You think? Okay, I guess then it doesn't matter. It cost me 49 bucks for 4.4L of oil, now I am gonna have to go spend another 10 bucks for another 1L, then the filter cost me 8 bucks. So that's almost 70 bucks... The mobil 1 shop here charges 85 to do the full oil change with synthetic. Almost not even worth it.

    40 bucks for a case would be nice.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    Like I said, wait and get it for $30. (Are our filters $8? I thought I paid like $5 at Toyota for them...)
     
  9. Dec 22, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    The one I bought from toyota was like 7.38 or something after tax :0
     
  10. Dec 22, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    Just make sure you don't change the oil via the radiator.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Funny?

    I've changed the oil in my previous car myself for the past 3 years?

    But thanks asshat
     
  12. Dec 22, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    He's making fun of my first oil change.

    I accidentally removed the tranny bolt instead of the oil. And because I was expecting Green Radiator fluid and not the pink long life stuff, I then proceeded to pour my freshly drained transmission fluid into my coolant reservoir.

    But yes, he is still an asshat regardless. :p
     
  13. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    Holy moly Krazie, Good one!

    I apologize for my rudeness will, but apperantly you're still an asshat, so I guess I wasn't completely wrong :D
     
  14. Dec 26, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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    Why do people run past 5000kms per change when toyota calls to change every 5000kms . A mechanic told me thats why toyota was having those sludge problems.
     
  15. Dec 26, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Cause then Toyota can bill you 3000kms sooner for oil changes.
     
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    Just saw this. Thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks!
     
  18. Jan 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    I went to pickup an oil filter at CDN Tire. Apparently there are issues with oil filters designed for the Tacoma that have leaky seals. I think the model number is 3614. I know the phram and motomaster brands have issues.

    What is everyone using? I think Toyota would be the best but I really don't want to pay the crazy premium $$ for OEM brands.

    Also what oil is everyone running? I think I will go with 5w 30.

    I do most of my driving in central Ontario.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    5W30
    Toyota OEM filter
     
  20. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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