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2021 tundra oil change questions

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by CementNick561, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. Nov 9, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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    CementNick561

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    Just picked up a 2021 tundra and the dealer was telling me to get a oil change around 7k-10k because of the new oil they have been using. This is my first Toyota i crossed over from ford and im used to geting a oil chage ever 3k-5k miles just wanted to know when i should service my vehicle and is should i still serivce it every 5k miles??
     
  2. Nov 9, 2020 at 1:54 PM
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    AzureNightmare

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    Lots of oil threads. You'll get lots of different opinions. For general use, Toyota lists a 10,000 mile oil change interval. Adverse conditions or duties will require more frequent oil changes. Your owner manual will have the exact wording, and if you want to preserve your warranty you should follow and document what the manual dictates.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    Alot of them
    Dealers are idiots. Toyota has been at 10,000 mile oil changes for years.
     
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    Sales person told me 10k, Service Manager looked up vin and I change mine at 5k. Just my $.02
     
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    5k miles if you have flex fuel engine.....

    10k miles if you have non flex fuel
     
  6. Nov 9, 2020 at 2:21 PM
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    CavBluTundra

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    I do have a FFV
     
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    Change every one thousand miles to be safe
    Also don’t drive truck to be safe
     
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    Technically speaking, it should be changed every 5k miles even if you don't run flex fuel. However the engine is exactly the same as non flex fuel. I would just die 10k also, but I guess to satisfy warranty 5k should be followed.
     
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    Part of me is still really old school which probably does not apply today. But the old school said to change 1st time at 500-1000 miles from new. Then of course back then at 3K OCIs. Now I think 5K is an easy # to remember. I'm too old school to go 10K even though I know under 'non-extreme' use conditions, its probably very OK if using name brand full synth oils and filters designed for 10K OCIs. Luck all!
     
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  10. Nov 9, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    5k for me, I would never do or go up to 10k, I don't care how better engines are built or oil is designed, just me
     
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    I've tried 5k, 7.5k & 10k. The oil's color is too light at 5k to make me think it's useful life is over & too dark at 10k for me to feel comfortable. I vote for 7,500.
     
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  12. Nov 9, 2020 at 7:48 PM
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    As others have mentioned, factory says 5k for FFV and 10k for non...however

    ...It's your money do as you wish!

    Mines a non-flex fuel and I still do my oil changes every 5k, my dealer doesn't mind taking my money twice as often.
     
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  13. Nov 10, 2020 at 6:14 AM
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    thanks you bro for the info!! appreciate it
     
  14. Nov 10, 2020 at 6:15 AM
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    i honestly had no idea hahahha thank you
     
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    How often should i change the blinker fluid?
     
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    really? thats good to know thanks for the info man have a nice day
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    lolololol
     
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    lolololol
     
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    Yes. Now I must say that was running 98% hwy miles. 10k mile intervals may be just fine and I've seen folks with Blackstone lab results to back it up. 7,500 is just what I'm comfortable with on my personal truck. It's an 2007 that I bought with 188k miles & now it has 254k. Enjoy that new one dude!
     
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    follow the manual plus you get toyota care, my 2018 I change every 7000 miles, make sur they change your filter. just letting you know.
     
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    When I bought one of my Tundras (I think the 2014), Toyota was doing free maintenance (Not sure if it was called Toyota Care at the time). I don't recall my previous Tundra's coming with that, but maybe they did. In any case, the manual and even whatever documents I had from Toyota care said every 5k for the oil change. I then at some point got something in the mail saying that the Toyota team determined that 10k is a better interval to do the oil changes. Not sure if this really did coincide with the free maintenance stuff, or if it's just all in my head, but that's how I remember it.
     
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    Mine is a flex fuel, but I don't use nor have I ever used flex fuel, so I change it every 10,000.
     
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    Blinker fluid intervals vary depending on if you have a 2019 with the blinker fluid recall or not. Call your local service department and they can tell you if your Tundra is on the list.
     
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    I wonder if thats why mine are not very bright!!!! Lol
     
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    That's expensive.
    Use this one at Autozone instead.....

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  29. Nov 10, 2020 at 10:58 AM
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    I have a 2016 and normally do mine every 5,000. I had sent oil sample to get tested. They told me I could go up to 7,000 before my next oil change.
    I am gonna go to 7,000 just this one time, see what it looks like.
     
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  30. Jan 11, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    Ive been reading through the various oil change threads and have a few questions: is the 2021 oil change process identical to the 2020? Does anyone have a parts list available of what tools will be needed? I believe there is a special fitting to go around the cap. ive also seen some people talk about an aluminum aftermarket cap? thanks
     

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