Many Auto parts store will accept your used motor oil for recycling. So basically we aren't working on a Previa. Move over to the filter and remove it with a banded oil filter wrench or a closed end wrench, depending on how much room you have to work. It would also be a good idea to check your parking spot, garage or driveway for drops of oil which may indicate a leak from the drain bolt or the new filter. Just snug the bolt up or else you will strip the threads. Pull up the yellow plastic handled dipstick an inch or two. This large piece of metal protects the underside of the truck from rocks and debris and sometimes houses the oil components.
For most Toyotas, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Gather your oil drip pan, new oil filter, cleaning cloths and a closed end wrench. If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the PayPal. It's okay to use Synthetic oil on any vehicle but bare in mind, if your vehicle has previously run on regular oil you will need to drain all the oil out completely in order to switch to synthetic, once you run on synthetic oil though you have to keep the oil synthetic because switching between different types of oil will really mess up your vehicle. No need to Superman it on either. The Tacoma takes approximately 5. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your truck, and have a great time with other Toyota Tacoma fans.
Slide under the vehicle, and see if your Tacoma has a skid plate. The Toyota Tacoma's drain plug is on the bottom rear of the oil pan, with the filter to the side. Some of our top Oil Pan Drain Plug product brands are , and. Temporarily replace the oil filler cap and fully re-insert the dipstick handle. Pop the hood, unscrew the oil filler cap and remove the dipstick.
It is much better to have slightly less oil than necessary in an engine than to over fill it. It is a sealed transmission. When your done carefully lift it out and dump it. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. For more information go to. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Tacoma. Reset maintenance light - On 05 to 11.
Put the oil filler cap on and replace the dipstick. Let the engine run for 30 seconds then shut down. This is optional but I like to pull the dipstick out and loosen the cap so that the oil flows out a little easier. At this point I like to let the oil drain while I lube the U joints on the driveshafts 4wd only. Wait 30 minutes and check the oil level.
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Hopefully this clears things up. Start your Tacoma and let it run for about a minute. You should use whatever oil you like. After the engine runs for a few minutes I shut the engine off. Oil filter drain plug - At the bottle of the housing there is a plug to keep all the oil from the filter from spilling everywhere.
Pull out the dipstick and read it. Engage the emergency parking brake and chock the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving. Use the First In Synthetic Motor Oil's. I have the 2 year free maintenance warranty that came with the new Taco, so I am good to go for awhile. I decided to make an oil change guide since we don't have one on here yet. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Tacoma and that the filter is being changed too. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2016 Toyota Tacoma.
Throw the cup away or clean it out and use it next time. Turn off the engine and add more oil if it's not on the full line. First let's take a look at the oil pan location. Be careful when you remove the drain bolt. Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows to an occasional drip.
Insert an automotive funnel in to the oil filler hole on the right driver side of the engine. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Toyota Tacoma Fans to meet online. However; I do not believe nothing is free, just probably paid for it up front. Dip your pinky finger in to some new oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring gasket on the new oil filter. Advance Auto Parts has 7 different Oil Pan Drain Plug for your vehicle, ready for shipping or in-store pick up.