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Oil Change

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NOLA ItsNotOva, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Jun 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    NOLA ItsNotOva

    NOLA ItsNotOva [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi! I'm new here and this is my first car. I have a 2001 Tacoma PreRunner 2wd with the 3.4L V6. I dont know when the previous owner changed the engine oil, so I was planning to do it myself. How many quarts of oil does it take? I bought a 5qt container of Mobil 1 High Mileage and I was wondering if that is all that I need or do I need more?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    Razgriz

    Razgriz wtf am i reading

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    NOLA ItsNotOva

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    Thanks! Question. Do I lubricate the oil filter with the same oil I'm putting into the engine?
     
  4. Jun 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    WThomas1250

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  5. Jun 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    mrbeggins

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    Depending on how hard the previous owner or lube centre put the filter on, you will probably need a filter wrench to get it off. There in a real pickle of a spot. Most accessible through the drivers side wheel well.

    Just a heads up!!
     
  6. Jun 3, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    SoutheastTaco

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  7. Jun 4, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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    ARB1977

    ARB1977 Don't be a dick

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    Unless you want an oily mess while installing the new filter. Lubricate the gasket and call it good. 10 years of oil changes and no issues.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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    Razgriz

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    oh god. that's the truth. the dealer where i bought mine cranked that fucker down.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    yoterdude

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    You can also reach the oil filter from the front of the truck if you reach under the alternator but you need ninja skills for that. :cool:
     
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