Amount of Oil for v6

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    Hi, I have a 2009 Tundra 4.0 v6... how much oil is this suppose to take??? the owners manuel says 4.8qt with filter change... well I dumped the 5qt Mobil 1 in, and it still looks like it's 1/2 qt low, it looks to be bewteen the 2 dot's... This is the (3)rd oil change I did, and these seems to be the norm.... so I don't know weahter to go ahead and dump another 1/2 qt or what.... anyone else have this motor????

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    Let the engine warm up and it should be where it's supposed to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_wraith View Post
    Hi, I have a 2009 Tundra 4.0 v6... how much oil is this suppose to take??? the owners manuel says 4.8qt with filter change... well I dumped the 5qt Mobil 1 in, and it still looks like it's 1/2 qt low, it looks to be bewteen the 2 dot's... This is the (3)rd oil change I did, and these seems to be the norm.... so I don't know weahter to go ahead and dump another 1/2 qt or what.... anyone else have this motor????
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    I have the V6 in my Tacoma and it takes about 5.5 quarts to top dot mark on the dip stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TucsonCrew View Post
    Let the engine warm up and it should be where it's supposed to.
    I did, and it wasn't..

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    Default Re: Amount of Oil for v6

    almost 6.. i put in 5.8 qts according to my oil gun..

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    Default Re: Amount of Oil for v6

    Does that engine have a normal oil filter or does it have the one like the 5.7? If you have a normal filter maybe Toyota takes in to account they want the oil filter pre filled before you fill the engine with oil. That may be where the extra oil is needed. I don't think the filter holds a 1/2 quart, but maybe a 1/4 quart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TucsonCrew View Post
    Does that engine have a normal oil filter or does it have the one like the 5.7? If you have a normal filter maybe Toyota takes in to account they want the oil filter pre filled before you fill the engine with oil. That may be where the extra oil is needed. I don't think the filter holds a 1/2 quart, but maybe a 1/4 quart.
    I'm not sure how a 5.7 filter is, on my v6 the filter is on top of the motor...front drivers side.

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    Default Re: Amount of Oil for v6

    As long as you have the correct dipstick, the proper amount of oil is the amount it takes to reach the full line (or mark) with the engine at operating temperature.
    The manual will be close, but cannot account for manufacturing tolerances, or oil that pools in the galleries, heads, etc.
    Some newer engines have a slow draindown, so when you shut off the engine to check the level, wait a minute or so before you check it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevJ View Post
    As long as you have the correct dipstick, the proper amount of oil is the amount it takes to reach the full line (or mark) with the engine at operating temperature.
    The manual will be close, but cannot account for manufacturing tolerances, or oil that pools in the galleries, heads, etc.
    Some newer engines have a slow draindown, so when you shut off the engine to check the level, wait a minute or so before you check it.

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    Yeah, I waited a good 15-20min, plus before I changed the oil I checked it and it was the same... so it looks like I need to put in another 1/2qt... to make it a total 5.5qt.


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