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too much oil?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Scarab21, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    Scarab21

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    Tint, tinted tails + 3rd brake light, shaved tailgate, painted calipers. TSB Leafs+ AAL, PA/CB, 5100 Bilsteins set @ 2.5 up front. Satoshi line-x'd grill.
    can you put TOO much oil when changing oil? i just changed my oil and pretty much used 6 qts in my v6.. that seems too much to me.


    also, if i get oil in the catch from the filter.. is that bad?
     
  2. May 25, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    Yes you can. The oil with froth and loose lubricant value. It can also increase pressure and cause problems with gaskets. Drain some out.
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    Yes. The VVTI is also run using oil pressure so too much oil in there will fuck that up and ruin your mileage among other things.
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    Tint, tinted tails + 3rd brake light, shaved tailgate, painted calipers. TSB Leafs+ AAL, PA/CB, 5100 Bilsteins set @ 2.5 up front. Satoshi line-x'd grill.
    well i have about a 1/4 qt too much.. wont it burn off anyway?
     
  5. May 25, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    +1. Bearings do not like aerated oil. You are actually better off being a LITTLE low on oil, than overfilling it.
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    Have you ran it yet. If so remove the oil filter and replace with a new one. That will get rid of most of it. 5 bucks is cheaper than 3k.
     
  7. May 25, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    Tint, tinted tails + 3rd brake light, shaved tailgate, painted calipers. TSB Leafs+ AAL, PA/CB, 5100 Bilsteins set @ 2.5 up front. Satoshi line-x'd grill.
    yah i drove it around the block real quick
     
  8. May 25, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    I don't think 1/4 quart is going to cause any problems, but I wouldn't take a chance. Engines are expensive. Oil is cheap.
     
  9. May 25, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    Then just replace the oil filter. You should be close enough then.
     
  10. May 25, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    +1
     
  11. May 25, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    If it burns off, you have much bigger problems than overfilling. If oil is burning than its getting past the rings. Which could actually happen when too much pressure is on the system from overfilling....
     
  12. May 25, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    Tint, tinted tails + 3rd brake light, shaved tailgate, painted calipers. TSB Leafs+ AAL, PA/CB, 5100 Bilsteins set @ 2.5 up front. Satoshi line-x'd grill.
    very interesting. thanks for help guys
     
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