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When’s the best time to check the oil?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaEli, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    TacomaEli

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    Just wondering when’s the best time to check the oil to get the most accurate reading?
     
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  2. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:58 PM
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    GQ7227

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    i would say after most all of the oil has drained into the pan, probably before start up after sitting for awhile and the engine is cold such as in the morning
    make sure its on a level surface
     
  3. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:58 PM
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  4. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:59 PM
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    i can honestly barely reach a 2nd gen oil dipstick :(
    4cyl fwiw
     
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  5. Mar 25, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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  6. Mar 25, 2020 at 7:52 PM
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    Also, when you are on level ground. Being on a slant will give false readings.
     
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  7. Mar 25, 2020 at 9:20 PM
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    At 7:32 a.m. That is when the barometric pressure compresses the oil at zero degrees gravity.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:25 PM
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    Gotta do it at 6:58 am on a Tuesday, atleast thats what I’be heard
     
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  9. Mar 26, 2020 at 5:01 AM
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    Dang I missed it today
     
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  10. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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  11. Mar 26, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    Before going on a long road trip. Or, if you have a known oil leak or consumption, at every fill up.
     

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