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oil change?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by uzizero2, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Mar 8, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    uzizero2

    uzizero2 [OP] honolulu, hawaii

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    i'm planning to change my oil but i have no idea how much it consume. been googling and mostly everyone recomending 5.5 quarts, i just wanted to make sure b/c i dont have a manual.. btw i have a 2002 5vz-fe 4x4.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    humanoid

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    It's supposed to take 5.5 quarts.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    tacotoe

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    I always put 6qts. in with filter change. This puts the level at the full mark on the dip-stick (after starting then shut off to check). It may be just a tiny bit over the full mark, but I`ve done it this way since new, 140k now.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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    uzizero2

    uzizero2 [OP] honolulu, hawaii

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    thanks guys. and btw would you recommend synthec or normal conventional oil? i heard synthectic causes oil leak on 5vz-fe.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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    tacotoe

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    I have used Mobil 1 5w-30 since 4k mi. and dont have any leaks. The dealer / service writer told me the same thing about leaks when it gets high miles (hog wash I say).I chose to go with a synthetic only because it gets pretty cold here in Nebraska and synthetics have a definate advantage or conv. oils in cold weather.Either way if you change like recommended you`ll be ok.
     
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