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Road Trip, Need Advice!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PPower05, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    PPower05

    PPower05 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I have a 2010 V6 TRD Off Road Double Cab that I am planning on taking from West Virgina to Atlanta. We are planning on putting approx. 2500 miles on the truck within a couple of days. A couple things I am doing: Filling the tires up to 35 psi to increase gas mileage, changing the oil, making sure all fluids are topped off....

    I went to advanced auto and they have an oil change jug of Mobil 1 on sale. It says it has 5.25 qts in it, I know the manual says 5.5 qts.... Is the .25 really that important? Thx!
     
  2. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    If the engineers say 5.5 quarts .... then 5.5 it should be .... just my opinion.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    I always get two 5 gal containers at Wally World & one qt, that is enough for two changes. WW has had them on sale for $21 the last few times I went there.
    How much is it advance auto?
    I would get what the book calls for.
    The receipts I keep for my records in case Toyota needs them or says it wasn't done correctly.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    I would make sure its 5.5...specialy for that long of a drive.. its not that much more to buy a quart. It prob would not make that much difference, but why take a chance for a few dollars.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    Advanced has a special going on, buy the jug and you get a free mobil 1 filter.... I always have used them, so it saved me approx. 2 bucks... I got an extra half quart from when I changed it last time lying in my locker at work, so I will use that....
     
  6. Oct 12, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    dalsmthme

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    5.5 is a guide. Fill it until it registers full on the stick on flat ground after the engine has been run, warmed and sits for a while. I usually start with about 5.25, run it, let it cool and check then top off. It usually takes 5.5 though.
     
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