Engine Oil Overfill?

Discussion in 'Fluids & Maintenance' started by natethegreat08, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. natethegreat08

    natethegreat08 New Member

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    the engine oil guide on here says 4.8 quarts....toyota told me 5-6 quarts....is that overfill? I hope not...I asked the retard what weight oil should I use and he told me it doesnt matter the weight...wtf? I put in 6 quarts...I checked the dip**** and it didnt show so I guess thats good
     
  2. RossK35

    RossK35 Active Member

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    Just put 5 quarts in and call it a day:top:
     
  3. natethegreat08

    natethegreat08 New Member

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    I already done oil change...but I just looked at the guide on here...says 4.8...I put in 6
     
  4. XDsm

    XDsm New Member

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    You put a quart and a half too much. The engine holds 4.5 quarts WITH the filter I don't know about these trucks but on my turbo car that would not equal good. For the weight I put 5w30 in my truck.
     
  5. Spyder327

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    It's 4.8 quarts with the filter.
     
  6. natethegreat08

    natethegreat08 New Member

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    they told me 5-6 quarts...my dad checked the dipstick said it wasnt overfilled?
     
  7. Spyder327

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    They shouldn't be telling you a range of an entire quart, thats definitely wrong... it's 4.8 quarts.
     
  8. natethegreat08

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    well they did...I havent noticed any problems...my dad said there wasnt too much on the dipstick...damn now im scared
     
  9. Sykotic336

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    well did you get the guys name and stuff? if anyhting happens you can go to them and bitch them out and crap lol. But i know how you feel its just that pressure on top your chest and just thinking about it makes it sickening...
     
  10. LEFTY'Z SWB

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    When I had my oil changed the guy said that there information said 5.5qts. What is everyone else putting?
     
  11. Spyder327

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    For pre-runner and 4wd it's 5.5 quarts
     
  12. mrc71

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    The Pre-Runners and 4X4s take 5.5 quarts,ours takes 4.8.I put 5 quarts in mine and it is right at the full mark on the dipstick.
     
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    Yes, with a filter change. :top:
     
  14. 5H4D0WD347H

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    I put in 5 quarts with a filter change. When in doubt just use the dipstick.

    I never remember what half of my vehicles take, I just fill tell it shows up on the stick. Start her up, let her run for a second, shut her down. Wait a little... Then check the stick and top her off. Its not a good idea to put the fate of your motor in the hands of a book with potential misprints or a technician who has no clue.

    God put dipsticks on this earth for a reason.

    Toyota recommends a 5W30 oil for emissions reasons... I vary my oil weights between summer and winter. I will run a 10W40 - 20W50 in the summer and a 0W30 in the winter.

    During peak summer its 90+ here easy
    During the winter its sometimes 5 degrees and below.

    Amsoil.
     
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    I just installed 5 and it's perfect on the top line. 6 is just a little over doing it. Or check your dipstick. :dontknow:
     
  16. nxrunner

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    Thats what I was thinking. :dontknow:
     
  17. xrunner5-0

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    You are talking about the thing in the engine and not some of the Toyota techs right?
     

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