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Went to grease monkey on the week end and had them do a 18 qt. fluid flush. They said that I didn't need a filter change that the flush would clean it. I think they just didn't want to do it. My truck is a 2001 TRD V6 Dbl cab with 75,000 miles. Is this normal? I also did an oil change myself as I always do. Put in 5 qts. of oil, when I checked it after about 2 days it was at the bottom dot on the dipstick it this right?

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Are you sure, those dots arnt like cold and hot checks?
 

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read the owners manual.
 

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I did and I thought it said 5 qts. I checked it at 4 a.m. and noticed. I'm at work now and was not able to look at other reasources.
 

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V6 should use 5.7 gts or some BS. Most people, myself included have put in 6 quarts. The bottom line/dot is for low, the top line/dot is full. in between is safe...but I'd rather have mine full.
 

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I agree with your thinking, thanks
 

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5 is usualy without the oil filter being changed, it can hold up to 1/2 qt in it.. I use the larger Amsoil oil filter and 6 qts is just perfect.
 

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I used a small oil filter Fram from Walmart
 

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:eek: FRAM!!!!! :eek: Run away! RUN AWAY!!

Please go find yourself a WIX or NAPA Gold(same) filter and use it.

Friends don't let friends use FRAM :xbarf: oil filters...

Jody.
 

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Outback said:
:eek: FRAM!!!!! :eek: Run away! RUN AWAY!!
I agree completely. Look on the web for an oil filter comparison. They are amazing, and I'm sure you'll never even mention fram again.
 

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EVOM1 said:
I used a small oil filter Fram from Walmart
Like OUTBACK said, stay away from the Fram junk. I'm on my last K&N filter now and will be using Toyota oil filters from now on. 1 of the sponsors is running a case of 10 Toyota filters for $42.22 shipped.
 

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EVOM1 said:
Are you sure, those dots arnt like cold and hot checks?
those are the full and 1 qt low marks, when in doubt the owners manual works pretty good.
 

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OK, why? Whats wrong with the fram bouble gaurd?
 

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OK, why? Whats wrong with the fram bouble gaurd?
Well, according to that site it's not as bad as the regular fram filter, but I agree with him - if people stop buying fram filters due to the bad quality (of the cheap one) maybe they'll start making them better.

I've just sworn off fram completely. I buy NAPA gold or OEM.
 

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Are ALL Frams bad??? :confused:
I have been using the Fram Tough Gaurd (TG3614) for a while with no problems, changing the oil every 3,500-4,000.

What are the issues?
 

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Are ALL Frams bad??? :confused:
I have been using the Fram Tough Gaurd (TG3614) for a while with no problems, changing the oil every 3,500-4,000.

What are the issues?
See post #13
 

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