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Oil Dip Stick

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pster, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    Pster

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    Is anyone else having trouble getting a good reading on the oil dip stick? I've scored mine to try to get the oil to show on the stick without much success. Frustrating! I'm about to dump 6 oz of FOOD COLORING into the damn thing so I can read the oil level....ARRRGHHHH!!!! Seems like no matter how careful I am, the oil is smeared all over the damn dipshit.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Did you sand the end good?
     
  3. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Yes, I did. I rubbed it with a metal file across the grain...still doesn't show.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    Yep, just had my first change and cant tell if it's full or what. Sat over night and still the same thing.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    ya especially after an oil change with synthetic when its super clean i find it the hardest to see, the best is in the mornin to check it after its been sittin for like 12 hours and pull it up gently
     
  6. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    Yep. I used Mobil 5w3 Full Synthetic.....wish they put some dye in the stuff!!!!
     
  7. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    HEHEHEHE I know your Pain.

    We deal with this all the time. Between 3 and 10 sticks is about average.
    Swearing at it doesn't help either.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    I've had trouble getting a good reading with mobile one synthetic too. Scoring the end with a file helped. I still seem to get a high reading with 5.5 quarts (shows a bit over the top dot.) Next oil change I'm just putting 5.25 quarts in. Anyone else getting a high reading with 5.5 quarts?
     
  9. Aug 18, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    I now just put in ~5 qts and forget about it. Why can't toyota engineers do a dipshit that works? Is it that hard? Do I have to put epoxy hash marks on it? Dye in the oil? Why is this so &@T#*&@T@ hard!!!!!! Friends, it's easier to make a loan for $100MM than it is to get a reading on these dipshits.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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    Royal Purple is your answer :)
     
  11. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    What is Royal Purple? I checked the dipshit this morning after the truck sat overnight......slightly better reading, but not much.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    Just put 5.5 quarts in and forget about it, because I can't tell where its at on the dipstick either with Mobil 1.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    Ya man, Royal Purple is the way to go
     
  14. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    Pugga

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    It's easier to read? This is such a stupid problem, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. I've also resorted to just putting in the specified amount and walking away. I check to make sure it's generally up the dipstick to about the right amount but that's as far as I can get.
     
  15. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    When I do that.....it always reads way over the Maximum fill line on the dipshit! I let my oil drain for hours when it's hot so I get it all......I run the engine to circulate the oil into the filter.....then let it sit for hours before I check it again. I've done hundreds of oil changes.....this dipshit is just that......shitty.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    run your thumb nail down the dipstick and watch for it to start really building up and you know you hit the top.

    thats what i did anyway....stupid design
     
  17. Aug 19, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Toyota will probably get rid of it like the trans dip stick
     
  18. Aug 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    I hate to be defeated....so I just sprayed the end of the dipshit with flat black paint and it helped......:)
     
  19. Aug 19, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    One thing that can help is, Drill small (1/32") holes in a line going up the dipshit. Ive done this a few times...
     
  20. Aug 19, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    Good idea! I'm going to do this over the weekend, once again Mr. 4x4 comes through :thumbsup: See, that's why you make the big bucks around here...
     
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