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Oil Capacity with the 5.7 V8

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by erm626, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. May 14, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    I own a Auto Repair shop in the Tampabay area and service Tundra's from time to time. Most take around 8 qts of oil, but have come across some that take around 10 qts. The 10 qt Tundra's have all been 4x4 and seem to have a larger Oil Cooler and a Tow Package.
     
  2. May 14, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    WTF? 10 qts?!? No way...that engine was overfilled. Period.
     
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    My 2013 crewmax with 5.7 and tow package uses just over 8 qts.I always put my oil level at the top mark of the dip stick.I have found that putting in 8 qts and let it run a few minutes,then recheck and fill to top mark on dipstick .mine is also a 4x4.
     
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    Mine is 8.5 qts. Everyone kept saying 8 so I did and it always came up low, it would be full when I checked it, but after sitting overnight it would be low on the dipstick. So now at 8.5 she’s full as a tick and doesn’t move.
     
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    I have an '11 4X4 with the 5.7L, tow package and transmission oil cooler. Takes 8 quarts to the top mark on the dipstick....
     
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  6. May 14, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    Odd how there are some many capacities for the same engine?
     
  7. May 14, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    Hello gang,

    I have the 2011 4x4 TRD Warrior with the 5.7. Which has the engine oil cooler and towing package. Every oil change with oil filter has taken 9 quarts of oil to bring the indication of oil at the upper level indent on the dipstick. Oil changes are when the maintenance needed light comes on or 5000 miles, which ever comes first over her 235000 miles . She sets in my garage or shop overnight to drain. My owners manual displays the 7.9 capacity for an engine fill with filter change. No mention of the oil cooler but 1 additional qt brings me to full dent mark. So...8 qts plus 1 qt totals 9 qts of oil. The used oil fills the 5 qt jug and 1 gallon jug for disposal. Otherwise I am just over the lower dent mark on the dipstick if I just use the 8 qts. No additional oil is added between changes. Mostly freeway miles with horse and hay trailer towing. Did use 0-20w synthetic just for gas mileage gimmick but switched to my 0-40w synthetic for heavy engine and freeway work.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Like others, my 2019, on the very last page of the owner’s manual state 8.5 quarts with filter.
     
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    Is it possible that the dip sticks you guys are using are NOT all the same?

    Toyota has updated / increased oil capacity before. I have got a new "updated" dipstick for my corolla. the "dots" range has changed and the full dot is 10mm above the old one allowing for about .5L more oil.

    You guys should measure the distance from the top dot (full dot) to the center of the o-ring near the handle.

    I'll Start... Dipstick measuring contest!!

    Mine is 26"

    2013 5.7 4x4 DCLB Tow package (non Flex Fuel)
     
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    My 2015 Pro takes 8.5 quarts.
     
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    Could you measure your dipstick from the full mark/dot to the o-ring on on the handle?
     
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    This is from my 2019 owners manual
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  16. Dec 2, 2019 at 7:06 AM
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    Weird that your 2019 manual and mine show two different things. I wonder what Toyota is doing here?

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    I've got 26" from the full dot to the top of the o-ring.
     
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    Any 2018,2019,2020 guys want to measure theirs and post them?

    I'm gonna start adding an extra .5 qt...
     
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    My '16 also shows 7.4/7.9 ...

    Maybe as a precaution (for the average driver) they are specifying 1/2 qt. more in case the engine burns some oil during the 10K miles oil change interval. That way you don't get below the L mark. We keep hearing that some engines (very few?) have been burning oil ...

    Maybe a slightly bigger engine oil cooler. I doubt there has been a major redesign ...

    Either way imho, 1/2 qt. up or down from the imaginary F mark shouldn't cause any issues.
     
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    OK, it looks like guys with the brand new trucks can read their manuals, but have no idea what or where a dipstick is, or how to find it.

    Change my mind..

    If you have a 2018-2020 5.7. Measure your dipstick from the full dot to the o-ring near the handle. Post your measurements! One of you guys surely are mechanically competent enough to take on this task.

    Simply posting what your manual states is redundant, and doesn't help solve the mystery of WHY/HOW these identical engines have different oil fill specs. (AGAIN, Toyota changed the oil QTY on my Corolla, and gave me a NEW dipstick that had the full dot 10mm/.40" above the full mark on the dipstick that came with my car. This allowed .5 USQT more oil. I am curious to see if this is the same thing going on with the 5.7 tundras. Maybe with how large this 5.7 engine is, a new dipstick is not needed due to the fact an extra half USQT of oil is only a few mm on the dipstick difference. But, I'd like to put it to bed either way.


    Measure your dipsticks! And post!
    (Stop posting pics of your manual)
     
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