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So I'll be the idiot

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

  1. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    sloppyjoe

    sloppyjoe [OP] They are more like guide lines.

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    I was at my shop last night and was changing the oil in the Tacoma, I had about 10 things going at the same time. I did not stop the last jug at the half mark so I actually put in 6qts of oil. What should I do? I dont want to try to drain just a bit out b/c if I cannot get the plug in I loose all the royal purple I just bought. I was thinking of just removing the oil filter and putting on a new one, that might get some of the oil out without loosing alot. What say you keepers of the Taco World! New Tacoma guy in need of (ass)istance, Thanks. JOE>

    P.s. if I am worrying for nothing you can tell me that too, I just do not want to harm my new truck.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    A half quart extra is not a huge deal, but I would try to get a little out. I would loosen the drain plug but not remove it. It should leak past at a rate you can control.
    If you take the filter off, you might indeed have to replace it if you damage it in the process.
    The last option I can think of is to get a clean bucket, drain it all and pour the proper amount back in.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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  4. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:21 AM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    no worries
     
  5. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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  6. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    your good man, maybe loosen the filter a few times in the next week if you want just to let some out
     
  7. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    I would hook up a drain line to the filter basin and just crack the filter loose a bit -- keep your eye on the drain pan below and tighten the filter back up once it's lowered a 1/2 qt. -- I've done this before and this remedied the problem fairly simply.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Ehh, dig around the forum for oil change nightmares. What you did is nothing!
     
  9. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    sloppyjoe [OP] They are more like guide lines.

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    Awesome I am going to trade out the oil filter. That should get rid of a quarter quart or so, I will not worry about that small of an amount, Thanks for all the quick replies. JOE>
     
  10. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Some are known to have drained their AT in the process...
     
  11. Aug 12, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    sloppyjoe [OP] They are more like guide lines.

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    I can see where that could happen. I have never seen that small of an oil pan I can see someone doing that. I mean I even looked twice to see what the crap was up under there. I ended up stopping by the Advanced auto to pick up a new filter, I figured that if I could get the amount that the filter holds out I would end up pretty safe. Once again Thanks to all who have replied to help me. JOE>
     
  12. Aug 12, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Why would you use royal purple? Just my $.02
     
  13. Aug 12, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    ::childstoy:: Hi-Tech Rednek

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    1/2 qt wont kill you...

    Just last week my buddies girl tried putting coolant in her car cause she was low (or at least thought she was). Yup right in the oil tank. Worst part was she drove it then to jiffy lube to ask what she should do... Dude just looked at her and shook his head.

    Needless to say its a goner.
     
  15. Aug 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    If it were me I'd definitely pull the plug and let some out. Too much oil I've heard can be just as bad as too little, but for different reasons.

    This would also be a good reason to go fumoto.
     
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