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I just changed my oil on my 08 Tacoma (4.0 liter) for the first time. I made much more of a mess than I had hoped. So I have a few questions about the whole procedure.
1) Reading the dip stick. There are two dots on the end of the dip stick. Where on the dip stick should the oil be when fulling filled? I read through the owners manual, search online but couldn't find what I was looking for.
2) When taking off the oil filter, there was still a lot of oil in it and it spilled. I have cleaned it up which a bunch of rags, etc. Are there any techniques to minimize the mess that is created?
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2) Let it drain longer? And, underneath that small silver cup just beneath the filter there is a drain valve. Just get a large mouth bottle or large yogurt container underneath it and pull the rubber piece off the end. Then unscrew the filter and let it drain into that cup...it should funnel right into your container. Hope that helps.
You will most likely get a little bit on your fingertips from pulling the rubber piece, but that should be all.
Thanks for a quick response. You have put my mind at ease.
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No, I think what happened was someone confused the oil pan for the tranny pan. Manual transmissions do not have the pan, therefore you shouldnt get confused. On the manual there is just a bolt up against the tranny housing.
Hope that helps.