Question about Toyota Tacoma

1 Answer

I put in 5w30w oil, and as soon as I started the truck, the oil came out from underneath.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,915 Answers

The most obvious reason is the drain bolt was not installed, but also the oil filter that was on had a ribber gasket and if it was VERY TIGHT it sometimes stays attached to the block instead of the filter housing on the old filter-you then install a new filter, with a new gasket attached, on top of the old gasket-there will be no seal between the block and the filter under these conditions. hence your leak.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to change oil fiter in suburban

The standard location for filters on GM 350 motors is underneath the vehicle, beside the oil pan near the flywheel shroud. A filter strap wrench is cheap and very handy. Place a drip pan underneath and wear some rubber gloves as it's apt to get messy. As soon as the filter starts coming loose, the oil starts running down the sides of the filter. It's always best the change the oil when warm, so obviously the filter will be warm too. Use rags to finish loosening by hand, being ready to catch the thing when it comes off. As soon as it comes off, tip it over and let it drain into the pan.
Wipe the filter mounting base clean before installing new filter

Take your new filter (Fram PH5 or equiv) and fill it with fresh oil. Smear a little on the rubber seal as well. By hand, screw it onto the nipple till the rubber seal contacts the metal base. Tighten by hand an extra 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
Assuming of course that you've drained the oil at the same time, make sure to put the drain plug back in the oil pan and refill the engine with new oil. Always run the engine for a few minutes, then stop for a minute before taking a final oil level reading on the dipstick.

Oct 13, 2012 | 1996 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

What type of oil would i put in a 97 jag xl6?

The best all around oil is 10W30W, u can also use 5W30W in cooler climates, use any major brand, I like Valvoline, but any name brand will do just fine, synthetic oil is great if u plan to keep the car for many years, but it cost about 3X as much as conventional oil.

Sep 02, 2010 | 1997 Jaguar XJ6

1 Answer

What type of oil should I use for a 2004 Chevy Suburban?

I would use the recommended oil witch I believe is 5w30w oil.

May 27, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

Ticking in engine is this a problem a mechanic told me this is normal for this vechile

This is not normal,ticking .most of the time is lifter noise,change the engine oil,use 5w 30w oil only,do not very,if this does not help,change the oil,and go to 10w 40w weight motor oil,do not vary from this,it should use the 5w30w but sometimes the lifters will not prime up with the thinner oil,but they will with a little heavier oil,but not to heavy,the engine is designed to use the 5w30w,but ,the heat may make you have to go to the 10w40w oil.

May 23, 2010 | 1999 GMC Suburban

2 Answers

What type of oil do i need to put in for a 2004 accord coupe v6?

the best all around oil is any major brand 10W30W in warm climates or 5W30W in colder climates

Feb 11, 2010 | 2004 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Oil capacity for my 01 nissan x terra

The 3.3liter motor requires 3.8 quarts of oil. 5w30 should be a good oil for the extreme conditions required in your climate. Most new car manufacturers now recommend 5w30w so that says volumes - hope this helps!

Nov 10, 2008 | 2001 Nissan Xterra

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts


Level 3 Expert

79186 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides