Last post on Jun 08, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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Toyota Tacoma, Oil, Truck
#14 of 22 Re: Oil... [tnboy]
Mar 25, 2008 (11:01 am)
I have an 87 Pontiac Grand Am with over 400,000 miles and the only oil that has been used in it is Castrol
#15 of 22 Oil Filter Wrench??????
Sep 22, 2008 (3:04 pm)
I recently traded for a 2002 Tacoma X-cab PreRunner 2.7 L (3RZ) auto. After spending about an hour changing the oil and filter (removed the skid plate) and almost never getting the oil filter off,,,is there a special oil filter removal tool that will speed up the process? Also, is it ok to use Fram oil filters or should I stick with toyota? The service book says the oil capacity is 5.7 Qts. The dipstick always shows an overage at that capacity. Any help there guys? Thanks, I appreciate your input.
#16 of 22 Re: Oil Filter Wrench?????? [jak4]
Mar 22, 2009 (9:01 pm)
A strap oil filter wrench is an excellent tool for removing a stubborn oil filter. You should be able to purchase one at your local auto parts store for less than $10.
#17 of 22 Another oil capacity question...?
Mar 25, 2009 (2:33 pm)
The owners manual from my '08 Tacoma V6 4X4 Double Cab calls for 5.5 quarts of (engine) oil with a new filter. At that it is overfilled - draining just short of 3/4 quart brings it down to the top mark on the dipstick. (It came new with the oil level at the top dipstick mark.) Interesting enough, specifications in the manual for two wheel drive models call for 4.8 quarts with new filter. OK - which, if either, is right?
This is making me crazy - help will be appreciated. Thanks.
Apr 03, 2009 (11:03 am)
the recommened oil for my 07 Tacoma 4 cyl is 5-20. For the 6 cyls they recommend 5-30. Will 5-30 harm my 4 cylinder engine? I use full synthetic, (mobil1 extended). All I can find is the 5-30 without special ordering the 5-20. As far as temps, they cover the same spectrum. I'm just wondering about the higher viscosity of the 5-30.
#19 of 22 New 2010 Tacoma. Very low oil level in rear differential!
Jul 31, 2010 (5:29 am)
NEW TACOMA TRUCK OWNERS BEWARE!!!!!!I bought a brand new 2010 Tacoma, 4 cyl, manual transmission. Checked oil levels at 300 miles on Odometer. Rear differential hardly had any oil! Drained and measured - 1.3 qts instead of 3.6 qts specified. Refilled with fresh synthetic oil. Oil came out looking like silver paint. Called the diller. They said the diff and transmission fluid levels are not checked at deallerships during predelivery inspections. It's done at the factory only. What kind of quality control is that? It makes me wonder about the rest of the truck.
Manual transmission has issues too. I'll start another thread on that.
#20 of 22 Re: Oil Change [damogr81]
Apr 18, 2011 (6:27 pm)
Just found this site, by now I'm sure you found the location of your oil filter but for those who may come across the same problem you'll find it by getting under the truck and looking above and slightly forward of the passenger side front tire.
It takes a talented reach to grip it but after the first time, it's all downhill 5K miles later at the next change.
#21 of 22 Re: how to change oil in 09 tacoma v6 truck?
Jun 08, 2011 (2:16 am)
How to change oil in the 09 tocoma truck? Particularly where is the oil drain plug?
#22 of 22 Re: how to change oil in 09 tacoma v6 truck? [jepjr01]
Jun 08, 2011 (3:23 pm)
On my V6 PreRunner, OIL drain plug is at bottom of oil pan, in front of frame crossmember. The drain plug mentioned by mdm5 that looks like it is on the transmission is probably the fluid drain plug in the transmission pan.
One of the V6 Tacoma quirks is that the actual engine oil pan is cast alum., while the trans. pan is stamped steel.
Not to be rude, but folks that can't distinguish the engine oil pan from the transmission fluid pan, don't need to be under their truck draining fluids.