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Hey guys whats up

I was wondering how much oil you 2.7 guys put in your trucks. I just want to make sure i am putting in the right amount. I still have not found a way to mount that freaking dipstick yet.

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i mounted my dipstick, but somehow or another it doesn't read correctly, it reads over 1 quart low, even when I have almost 6 quarts in it...

I think they take 5.8 is what I have heard.
 

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Thanks for the info

I wonder if anyone out there has found a way to get a proper oil reading on the dipstick
 

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7qts, that is quite alot
is that because of the larger T-100 oil pan?
 

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Thanks oz for the info. I will try that out and see what happens.

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sorry to bring up an old thread. But I just finished my swap and added 6qts. And it still doesn't even register on the dipstick. My dipstick is cut at the low line.Its a 2.7. Do I add more until I see it?
 

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aztaco1 said:
sorry to bring up an old thread. But I just finished my swap and added 6qts. And it still doesn't even register on the dipstick. My dipstick is cut at the low line.Its a 2.7. Do I add more until I see it?
I run a T-100 filter (larger capacity) and i do what OZ said...........only I add 6 1/2 quarts...........mine just barely registers on my dipstick.
 

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ok thanks guys.
 

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I'm assuming you are talking about the T100 ds that comes with the new pan...it goes on the dr side.
 

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I guess Ill have to add some then. I forgot the new pans are bigger. I put the usual 5 qts in it. I have to cut the dipstick too.
 

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We are using the same dipstick and tube so the dipstick hits the pan so it doesnt go in all the way.
 

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why are you guys cutting te ds? what does it hit. i thought it would be fine if you used the ds and pan from a t100
that was my question...I just used the one that came with the T100 kit :confused: it will be something of a pain to get to but will work.

and, it will be fun to have some tech check my oil the first time, LOL
 

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I put close to 6 in mine. I cut my DS as well but I dont even bother to look at it. Side note: im using the jeep liberty filter for added capacity and filtration.
 

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that was my question...I just used the one that came with the T100 kit
it will be something of a pain to get to but will work.

and, it will be fun to have some tech check my oil the first time, LOL
Can you imagine a tech popping the hood and finding TWO oil dip sticks on a 5 speed?

I haven't needed any service to my truck since SAS'n it. but I put the T100 stick in the side where it belongs for the t100 but left my stock Tacoma dip stick in it's original place. I actually have two dipsticks...and I still forget to check my oil!


The front tacoma d s, is a dummy, full length stick, but the t100 stick ds is what I use for accuracy.

Of coarse this is all on my V6. Everyone knows four cylinders are just wannabe 6's anyway.
j/k (don't get your panties in a wad.)
 
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