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Oil and filter change. Plus a surprise discovery

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Tondruh76, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. Jun 7, 2020 at 2:59 AM
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    Tondruh76

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    Having just purchased my 2000 Tundra and with no detail maintenance records available, I did and oil/filter change. All went well.

    However, I soon discovered something puzzling. The oil dipstick just would not register ANY oil level on the stick. What gives? With oil capacity listed at 6 4 quarts, I filled it to at least a bit over 5 to start. Ran the motor to operating temp, then cool down for a few minutes. Zero oil on the dipstick.

    I did a search online and I soon discovered confirmation of my suspicions .

    Toyota service campaign LSC-10M. Apparently early 2000 models were equipped with a dipstick which was too short, which would cause my problem.

    Now I'll be ordering a appropriate length dipstic . I surprised that my truck was never addressed during the service campaign all those years ago
     
  2. Jun 7, 2020 at 3:23 AM
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    Midnite72

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    That’s pretty messed up

    I check my oil level every time I fill up at gas station- even know I only have 7300 miles on my 18’( drive a co. Truck all week)

    It pisses me off that today’s vehicles have no tranny dip stick -

    I like to see levels just for piece of MIND !!
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2020 at 4:06 AM
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    Try putting more oil in. My 2000 takes 7 quarts to read full on the dipstick. Others have had the same experience -- and it's not just 2000 MY.
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    So you put 5 quarts in a truck that needs 6.5 quarts. What's the reasoning behind this?
     
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  5. Jun 7, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    Lol, my 3.0 2001 camry takes 5.2 quarts till full lmao. 4.7 for sure more than 5!
     
  6. Jun 18, 2020 at 8:09 PM
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    I got a longer dipstick. Problem solved.
     
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    Nice find, must be a rare oem dip stick item these days.
     
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  8. Jun 21, 2020 at 12:08 PM
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    Did you ever fill it to 6.5-7 quarts? With 5 quarts it wont register on the dip stick.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2020 at 12:09 PM
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    Yes. Even then nothing registered on the old dipstick.
     
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    Toyota Service Campaign LSC-10M = short dip stick fix
     
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  11. Jun 21, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    Yeah I know.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2020 at 2:04 PM
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    I know you know. :rofl:

    I read it above from you and reposted it for others in a simplistic fashion.
     
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  13. Jun 21, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    That's what she said.
     
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  14. Jun 21, 2020 at 11:03 PM
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    Your intent was not obvious to me.
     
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    It must have been my dead pan delivery.
     
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  16. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:36 AM
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    Very likely.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2020 at 5:26 PM
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    More common than you might think. I bought a new 2012 Hyundai, and it had a incorrect dipstick as well. Hyundai had corrected the dipstick by 2013 and I twisted arms at the service department until they gave me one. They said warranty would only give me the same 2012 stick. Finally I got them to get me a 2013 stick and all is well. I always put in the published amount in the Hyundai service manual for a filter and oil change, although it read high on the stick. I was glad to get the correct one. OCD thing.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    I 'underfill' too but only run engine for 7-10 seconds to allow filter to fill and a quick pump thru system. Then wait a minute for it to drain down and measure/fill correctly.

    Why all the way to operating temp (can't bear the thought of how long that takes)?? That would seem to Potentially cause harm....
     

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