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Old 01-01-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question 3rd Gen Oil change 3.4L how many quarts?

Just changed the oil on my 98 4runner Limited 3.4L (first since bought), and I thought 6 quarts would qwench her thirst but it only got to the bottom of the low oil mark on the dipstick. I put in another half quart and now I am in between the dots but is this normal one book I have said 5.7 quarts? This was done wth a filter change but what gives? No leaks just more oil than I expected 6.5 quarts?
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I just changed mine and it did take 6.5. 6 quarts of dino came out after 5000 miles, 6.5 went in. Shows about 85% full on the dip stick.
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Cool I need to get Toyota's service manual 2 and stop trusting the of the shelf books 5.7 quarts ha wont blow my engine up. Glad I had the extra quart though.
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http://www.4runners.org/articles/oil

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That might not have taken into acount the amount the oil filter holds.
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Thanks Bob I looked at that as well before I posted, but it just seemed like it was alot of oil for a 3 litre? Anyway I always check my oil level after a change anyway, and good thing too. The Hayes book I looked in did say with new filter 5.7quarts I believe I will go double check.
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just changed it today and 5.5 is what i put in..
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It must take more than a minute to drain back down? Checked today and it's .5 over. So it looks like 5.5 - 6 is my magic number?
:pat: oops. I don;t think a half quart over will hurt but I will drain some off anyway.
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5.5 for me last sunday.
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I just changed mine today, Amsoil synthetic oil with oversized Amsoil oil filter (SDF34) and it took 6 quarts to fill it to the top bead on the dipstick. At only 5 quarts it was halfway inbetween the low and high bead after letting the engine run for a minute. added another half quart and it increased slightly after letting it run again. Added the rest of the sixth quart and it was to the top bead after running again.
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6 quarts for me last Wednesday.
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guys, i'd like to try changing the oil in my 01 this weekend....never done it before...is it hard? which oil/parts do I need? I tried to search for a DIY but couldn't find one.....is there a link to one somewhere?

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guys, i'd like to try changing the oil in my 01 this weekend....never done it before...is it hard? which oil/parts do I need? I tried to search for a DIY but couldn't find one.....is there a link to one somewhere?

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Should try doing a search under the tech articles/maintenance... anyhoo, here's a link

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pssst...read this thread. there's a great how-to in here

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umm..i feel totally stupid now...i must have overlooked bob's link....sorry just in a rush to get outta here for the weekend.....enjoy your Easters !
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