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Oil consumption

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Britrider750, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Sep 29, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    Britrider750

    Britrider750 [OP] Old dude with cool truck.

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    So what is considered normal?
    The manual gives no information on this that I can find.
    My 2017 Tundra came used to me with 6,000 miles and it underwent one oil change before I took possession.
    The oil level when I first got it was in the middle of the two holes in the dip stick, after putting on 3,000 miles, it is just above the low level hole.
    Is this considered normal?
     
  2. Sep 29, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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  3. Sep 29, 2018 at 7:24 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Do me a favor and try this:

    Top off oil to your desired fill mark if not already.

    Drive truck, ensure operating temperature is normal. Park truck at home, set a 5 min timer. Check oil level.

    Every 1500 miles do the same thing, in the exact same location. This sets a standard drain back time into the oil pan, and exact same location your oil is checked.

    Let us know if the level is still dropping. I can’t remember what Toyota’s “acceptable oil consumption” is, but mine never burnt any noticeable amount of oil in 89k miles.

    Hot and cold oil levels will vary a bit. We had this problem at work with one of our large generators. Every week we did a preventative maintenance work order on this generator. People kept overfilling the motor. What some people didn’t realize is one side of the dipstick was for cold oil temps and the other side was for normal operating oil temps.

    Subscribing.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    landphil

    landphil I can’t be serious.

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    Not huge consumption by any stretch. And the truck has 9,000 miles total? It’s still breaking in in my opinion.

    And do what Chris suggested. If you have to add oil, keep a record with date, mileage, and oil quantity as well.
     
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  5. Sep 29, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    What do you think @landphil, maybe a 1/2 qt at most?
     
  6. Sep 29, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    landphil I can’t be serious.

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    Somewhere around there. I’d monitor it like you say, record any time oil needed to be added, and drive it. No extended idling, and no baby’ing it.
     
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  7. Sep 29, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I broke mine in rather quickly with tow duties. :D
     
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  8. Sep 30, 2018 at 4:36 AM
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    Britrider750

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    Thanks.
    I will do what has been suggested.
     
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