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Oil pressure gauge

Discussion in '3rd Gen TRD Pro (2014+)' started by iHacker, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Sep 12, 2016 at 8:08 AM
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    iHacker

    iHacker [OP] New Member

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    Hi guys I just need and advice from more tundras experienced owners this is my first tundra (former Tacoma owner) and Friday did my 5K miles first service but over the weekend something took my attention, I think I always saw my oil pressure gauge never moving from the 3/8 mark but after the oil change I notice the needle moving up with acceleration and getting close or in the 3/4 mark I'm not 100% sure to have seen this before or if this a normal symptom, or probably the dealer mess up something?


    I was so mad that day too because the tech guy did the first ding/chip to my door but they know the truck was in pristine condition when I dropped off and they are going to fix it at no cost to me. I took extremely care to my truck for the last 6 months but at least this happened on the dealership rather that a Walmart or other store parking lot in what the cost to fix it will be at my expense.


    That was not my lucky day after arrived home I watched under the truck and was a total mess, my TRD pro skid plate was oil splashed and leaking oil, what a dirty job this guy did



    I wait for some advice in the oil pressure gauge,


    Thanks a lot

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  2. Sep 12, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    Ryan Mc.

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    Sorry for the Ding the first is always the hardest. Mine was someone's key to the door.

    Anyways, I came from an '06 Taco and it is definitely something new seeing an oil gauge. Yes it is supposed to move. Remember in Taco's there is the Oil Light, same thing, now its a gauge. The more throttle the more oil pressure is needed to properly lube all components. And if the gauge is "L", aka Low, STOP DRIVING!!!!!

    Oh, and side note on the skid plate...on my Taco the technician totally removed my skid plate one oil change (no reason, there was sufficient room to access the drain plug), and to my astonishment he put the skid plate back on the truck missing 1 bracket completely. The skid plate was totally cockeyed. I always check my truck(s) after service. So I went back to the dealer and showed them...the guy threw the bracket in the trash thinking it was junk. I was able to recover the bracket and told them to never remove a skid plate. They requested to reinstall it themselves, I told them to go f*** themselves, and installed it myself....again.
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2016 at 9:05 AM
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    iHacker

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    Thanks for your reply Ryan Mc., yes I remember my taco had a low pressure oil light, I'm new to oil pressure gauges :)

    I had a skid plate in my Taco too and I'm with you on Tacos there's enough space to work on a oil change with it, but in the tundra is a bit different and that's why I checked after service because the tundra skid plate have a little door that protect/hide the oil filter, I bet hopefully not but I'm not impressed if some day they forget to place the little door/cover back, the oil drain plug is ok to remove with the skid plate on

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