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tocoma oil change 6.1 qts?

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

  1. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    I took my 2008 tocoma to my dealership for my 5,000 mile oil change. I have done 5,000 mile changes regularly.

    When did Toyota change the oil change from 5.5 qts to 6.1 qts for the tocoma?

    They showed me a spreadsheet that Toyota sent them with the new information.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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  3. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    When i change oil i put approx 5.5 qts and check that the oil is at the proper level on the stick. I know there is some residual oil on the internal parts could that be the reason?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    5.5 qts in my 06 V6. They must have the 'special' dealer spreadsheet.
    When did it change (model year) & did they charge you per qt?
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    I think the new 4.0 in the 2010 FJ holds 6 qts. I'd check and then get a refund.........
     
  6. Apr 12, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    The 2.7 uses 6.1 quarts, however, 6.1 quarts seems to over fill the engine. In my 2.7, I use about 5.5 quarts just like the V6.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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  8. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    My 2.7 takes 6.1 quarts, but I just use 6 exactly and call it a day. Shows perfect on the dipstick, and I don't have a half bottle of oil hanging around.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    i think the dipstick is off on the newer ones...there are threads about it...i just take it to the dealer and whatever they do is what i use...lol
     
  10. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    Every tacoma 1gr Engine takes 5.5 quarts. I have a sheet with every toyota fluid capacity, and nowhere does it say anything over 5.5 for a tacoma
     
  11. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    The 2.7 is a 2TR engine and the owners manual shows 6.1 quarts. I don't know what engine the OP has.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    Except for the dry fill:D

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  13. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    Do they have one of those charts for the 2.7?
     
  14. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    ive only heard 5.5qts
     
  16. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    Cool. Thanks for the info.:thumbsup:
     
  17. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    no prob:)
     
  18. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    changed mine 3 days ago, took 6+ quarts and its JUUUUUUST over the top line. i'm going to do 6 quarts and call it a day.....truck LOVES mobil 1 0w20....my mpg is getting better (2.7L 5 spd ac 2wd).
     
  19. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    I wonder if they finally made the dipstick better. When I bought my truck new, I checked the oil and it was about 1/4 inch above the max line. When I changed the oil for the first time, I added 6 quarts and sure enough, it was a 1/4 inch high. Since then I've been using 5.5 quarts and it's right on the max line. Maybe I should go back to 6 quarts and not worry about the dipstick reading.:notsure:
     
  20. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    I Know my 06 pre-runner 4.0 took 5.5 Quarts.I now have a 2010 with tow package and optional oil cooler. It may take a little more but I have not changed the oil yet.
     
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