4.7l Engine Oil Capacity?

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    Default 4.7l Engine Oil Capacity?

    Just changed the oil for the first time in my Tundra DC and the manual says 6.5 qt. But that gets the oil level only in the middle of the full and add marks on the dip stick. (I let the truck sit all night) so I put another 1/2 qt. in. Now it looks ok. Is this normal?

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    I get the same results in my '01 Tundra, so I just dump in 7 quarts.


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    Wonder why unless it's filter size. Mine's always topped off at 6.5 using the Pure One filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lgl002
    Wonder why unless it's filter size. Mine's always topped off at 6.5 using the Pure One filter.
    Mine takes 7 qts with the Pure One filter... Go figure.

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    I'am useing the filter the dealer gave me.

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    My first oil/filter change took 7 qts. and I am using the small stock filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLS
    I get the same results in my '01 Tundra, so I just dump in 7 quarts.


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    The dipstick seems to be a bit short for accurate measurement. I have the identical issue with my '03 V8.

    I just fill it up with all 7 quarts of Mobil 1 5W-30 SuperSyn!

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    My '03 tops the dipstick with 7qts using the ML-301 (large) filter. 6.5 qts using the ML-102 (small) filter.
    70k now and it's never burned a drop.
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    Also keep in mind that its better to keep your level 1/2 quart short than over. They may be telling you this to keep you from mistakenly over filling pan. It won't hurt to keep your oil level half way between the two marks on your dip stick.
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    It takes every ounce of 7 quarts to reach the full mark on my 2002 dip stick, which is the exact location when I drove my truck home the day I bought it new and checked the oil. I used to buy my oil from the local Toyota dealer along with their filter. The parts dept manager told me it would take 7 full quarts with the Toyota filter. His previous job at the dealership before becoming the parts dept manager was changing oil in their vehicles. Last oil change I switched to Mobil 1 10-30, and guess what, it took exactly 7 quarts with a Toyota Filter to reach the full mark.

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    This just happened to me this weekend. I changed the oil on my 04 Tundra (1st time) just as i've done with our Sequoia. However, to my surprise, it took 7 qts to fill the Tundra instead of the 6 1/2 qts to fill the Seq. What the heck... Is the oil pan on the Tundra larger? Or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rlockyer
    My '03 tops the dipstick with 7qts using the ML-301 (large) filter. 6.5 qts using the ML-102 (small) filter.70k now and it's never burned a drop.
    Are these the Toyota OEM filter part numbers?? Both work on the Tundra v8? What cars are each of them really for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fooddude
    Are these the Toyota OEM filter part numbers?? Both work on the Tundra v8? What cars are each of them really for?
    Those are the Mobil-1 filter numbers.
    The M1-102 is the one shown in the reference for the 4.7, and is the small filter. The M1-301 is the large 1-qt filter that crosses from the FL1A.
    M1-103 is the TEENY filter used on the Echo/Highlander/Rav4/Corolla four-bangers.
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    6.5 qts on my 2000(with Toy filter or Pure One), it took 7.5 qts when I had the wrong dipstick that came with the first Tundra's. Unless they changed the oil pain capacity I don't think you could get 1/2 qt difference with a different oil filter, even the large filters some people use. There used to be some info on the correct length of the dipstick on the site before it crashed a while back.

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