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Water in the Oil!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Twiget, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Twiget

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    So I was doing the regularly scheduled oil change on my truck this afternoon, and when I took the oil fill cap off, this is what greeted me:
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    and
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    I looked in the filter, but I didn't see any peanut butter looking stuff, and I didn't see any emulsified oil when I drained the oil pan, so hopefully it's not too bad.

    I'll be calling the local Toyota dealer first thing tomorrow morning, we'll see what happens. Assuming the dealer did an oil change when they got the truck, it's only been 4k miles between then and now... Boy am I glad I spent the extra $$$ on the extended warranty.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    skunk

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    doesn't look good.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    That's normal for the 1GR
     
  4. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    Seriously? Water in the oil is a normal occurrence on these motors?
     
  5. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    steve o 77

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    its condensation. do you do a lot of short trips?
     
  6. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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  7. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    Yup, lots of around town driving (work is only 2.5 miles from home). I've had a lot of cars, and water in the oil has never been considered normal.
     
  8. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    steve o 77

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    That is perfectly normal. Its from the short trips not allowing the condensation to burn off. My 83 bronco used to do the same thing.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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  10. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Bingo. If you do alot of short trips, change the oil more frequently, or take the "Long way" to your destination.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    That is very normal, especially if you do short trips and it is cold out. My Tundra did it and so does my wife's Subaru. During the winter I check it every once and a while and clean the goop out when I see it.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    FWIW, If its Yellow in color, Thats condensation. Many people think its "Sludge", but its not. In fact, the oil cap on most newer vehicles is hollowed out specifically for this porpous. To allow the condensation to build in the cap, and not circulate thru the engine. Sludge looks like this:
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    And is also called "The Black Death".
     
  13. Apr 11, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Yes mine looks like that also..short drive to work....44k and counting. Every so often I take it on the interstate for a long trip & once and awhile wot...lol
    I freaked out too & Chris & Ben assured me it was ok. :eek:

    fwiw, My 95 used to get a similiar film under the cap too, but not much or quite the same color. It's still on the road today :)
     
  14. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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  15. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    2.7 ftw
     
  16. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    WTF does that have to do with anything? The 2.7 will do the same thing under these conditions.
     
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