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Oil usage

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by PNJ 4x4, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    PNJ 4x4

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    Any feedback on oil usage? 1st Tundra after Four 4runners. Just about 30k miles and had to put in a quart. 5.7 L, 4x4. Mostly highway miles. No off roading( yet)
    None of the 4runners ever used a drop.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:06 PM
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    AZBoatHauler

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    Are you certain it was full from the last oil change? I have 37k on my 2017 and it doesn’t lose a drop.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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    Jrharvey02

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    I posted a week ago about having to add 1.2 qts to my 5.7 w/ 80k. Toyota would consider it “normal”; tho it’s not. Nobody else seemed to have an issue. I’m currently monitoring...swapped pcv valve, sparks and gonna be doing a BG engine clean thinking it could be a stuck piston ring...who knows, trucks runs perfect anyways. Maybe Mobil 1 put water in a batch...what oil do you use?
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/i-checked-my-oil-level-today-and-it-didn’t-even-register-on-my-dipstick.54042/
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    koditten

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    Who did the last oil change? Most Jiffy Lube places only give you 5 quarts and you have to buy the other 2.7 quarts. I could see the "tech" assuming the trucks only take 5.
     
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  5. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    PNJ 4x4

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    Thanks. Still under toyota care for the last oil change at 20k. Alao brought in for the 25k . Will change it shortly and closely monitor
     
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  6. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    Shephard_Of_The_Tundra

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    The truck needs 7.9 quarts w/filter
     
  7. Oct 10, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    koditten

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    Lol.

    Mine always gets 8. That 1/10th if a quart doesn't raise the level in the pan 1/16".
     
  8. Oct 10, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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    Jas4tundra

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    27k on 2019 bought in dec 18 . Not a drop lost between oil changes
     
  9. Oct 10, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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    Shephard_Of_The_Tundra

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    I agree with you, I buy 8 qts and that's what goes in
     
  10. Oct 10, 2019 at 9:45 PM
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    15Yota

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    Some 5.7s take 8.5 qts, mine is one of them.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2019 at 9:59 PM
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    computeruser6

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    I've always used 8 quarts for oil/filter changes and have never needed to add any makeup fluid.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    Rob's Inferno

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    mines uses at least 1 qt from change to change.has since new and i have 30k on it now
     
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  13. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:12 PM
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    knoxville36

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    8.5 qts. W/filter change.
    7.9 qts. Oil only.

    Our Tundra or 4Runner does not burn a drop between changes.

    Our Accord really burns the oil......
     
  14. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    koditten

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    Here you go.Screenshot_20191012-211924.jpg
     
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  15. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    I would suggest going by what your dipstick says. In my experience the book has been wrong on several of my vehicles. Your dipstick won’t lie to you.
     
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  16. Oct 12, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    My 2019 Tundra Trd Pro 5.7 Non Flex Fuel purchased on Jan 21, 2019 with 9 miles now Oct 12 2019 with 5272 miles no leaks has been parked in my garage same spot for 1 month I decided to drive it cause I’m going to be installing a new sound system so checked engine oil before taking it out and to my surprise was low 1 quart Toyota dealer 1 mile away so I purchased 2 quarts of oem 0w20 for 15 dollars from them I still have not gone for my 10k oil change I explained the situation to the service writer who told me to leave it he will love to do warranty work on my truck I bought my 2 quarts and ran out I can’t stand the dealer I guess I will talk to the dealer I got the truck from which is 20 miles away about what I found and what they think about it me being a certified automotive tech for 24 years wants to believe nothing is wrong all engines burn oil and have oil consumption even BMW allows 1 quart a month but I don’t drive this truck much I drive my 1999 Honda Odyssey most of the time with 165k miles and I do a full synthetic oil change once a year and I have never added 1 quart of motor oil during those 12 months
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  17. Oct 12, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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    How did you break the motor in?
     
  18. Oct 12, 2019 at 9:40 PM
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    I bought it in winter so I rarely drove it only on clean days I live in chicago so didn’t really drive it till spring all vehicles are broken in at the building plant so didn’t do anything special unlike when I build new engines were I keep RPM’s under 2k for first 500 miles and use break in oil for start up. I don’t drive aggressive but I have tested it once or twice it sounds and feels great but was a little surprised to see it low 1 quart I did check the oil wen it came off the show room to make sure it was full
     
  19. Oct 13, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    Actually, there was an issue with the first year tundras that the dipstick actually DID lie. Lol
     
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  20. Oct 13, 2019 at 5:08 AM
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    Just turned over 55k. From what I can tell I haven’t burned a drop. 8 qts on the money for every oil change. Mobil 1 0-20
     
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  21. Oct 13, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    JohnLakeman

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    With only 389 miles, I would have to conclude that you received a short factory fill, or...your dipstick does, in fact, lie.

    It is very difficult to believe that your brand new truck could burn that much oil in 389 miles without some highly visible indications. The only way I could be convinced otherwise if you had checked your oil level before you ever drove if off the lot, and it was then certified to be between the marks. My old 22RE dipstick lied...I fixed that by putting in the specified amount of oil with filter change and filing a notch on the dipstick.

    Change the oil yourself now, put in 8 quarts, and see where it is on the dipstick. No need to hold out for exactly 10K miles. I did my first change at 1000 miles to drain out any manufacturing and early wear-in debris.
     
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  22. Oct 13, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    Make sure when you're checking your oil level with the dipstick that the truck is on level ground.
     
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  23. Oct 13, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    I would drive it hard for a while, if its a piston ring issue it may help. I have broken in 5 new Toyota motors and they all responded very well to hard driving within the first 1000 miles. I personally put over 100k miles each on 3 of them and none used oil or had any issues. My 19 has 2000 on it and hasnt used any oil, but I changed the oil at 500 miles, so current fill only has 1500 so it may be too soon to tell for my truck.

    Factory fill never makes it past 1k in any new motor in my house. Toyota factory fill has been tested and is just standard Toyota brand 0w-20, so no reason to leave it in as it is not a special break in oil.
     
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  24. Oct 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    RLHOK

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    I can say that I cannot recall when the last time was that I checked the oil level on one of my trucks. LOL...
     
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  25. Oct 13, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    Toyota tech here... ok so guys it’s a good idea to do a early oil change anyway around 1,000 to flush out the metal shavings. Then do your next oil change at 5,000 mi. Then every 5k there after, I don’t recommend 10k oil change intervals unless you do pure highway driving over short periods of time (6 month span). Toyotas recommendation is 5k if you do stop and go ect . Being that you have 5k your technically due for an oil change. A top of at the very least. Also these engines have the basic can break in done on the bench w/ a machine spinning the longblock before the engine assembly is completed but these engines do still require 1,000 break in, basically don’t race the engine, don’t keep the Rpms constant for long periods, absolutely no towing for 500 mi. Hope this helps
     
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  26. Oct 13, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    915tundra just posted the most sane and practical oil advice.

    My last 3 new vehicles have all been broken in the same way. For the first 500 miles i warm the motor up by driving gentle, then race it like a raped ape.

    Never burned a drop of oil after this. Babying an engine doesn’t help it.
     
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