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i know this shouldn't matter but i have a question, so today i brought my car to toyota, and gave them the oil to change the car the tech instead of just 6.4 quarts he put 7 full quarts, should i get it changed asap, and stay away from this toyota dealer or is that half a quart wont make a difference.

please help, since its sat night i wont be able to do anything till next weekend.

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also i checked the oil now after driving home and it been sitting all day, its fine its right at the line maybe a hair or 2 above, but when he checked it right after it was a good amount over

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6.4 quarts? Seriously?
Better double check your numbers.

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2010+ FJ`s capacity with filter is 6.4 qts.

7 full quarts, it should be way over the line, the sumps aren`t that large.
usually you put in 6 quarts when doing an oil service bc there is residual oil still left in the engine, they rush through the service so fast they don`t remove all the dirty oil!

start the truck, run for a few minutes. Shut it down, let it sit for a few minutes and check it 2x, add as needed...

I know what comes out of mine bc it will drain for more than an hour, I pull the drain plug and let her drain while doing something else. this is after a good warm up...

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Wow, didn't know. Usually, .5 qt over wont hurt anything.


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That's what ever one is saying .5 won't hurt I'll change it in 3k also when I checked it tonight it seemed perfect


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Re: oil change

I fill my truck with 7 quarts, just so that I wouldn't have any leftovers.

The level on the dipstick still seems okay (thinking about it, I think I emptied the last quart just to get it up to level on the dipstick).

If you have any vehicular problems that may result in potential safety issues in the long run that Toyota's simply putting a Band - Aid® on or ignoring outright (be it Premature Throwout Bearing Wear, Weak Fenders, Vibrating Steering Columns, etc.), make the issue known and report it to the NHTSA through the link below.

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml
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Re: oil change

Someone else does the same, here:

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser oil Change with new oil filter element

If you have any vehicular problems that may result in potential safety issues in the long run that Toyota's simply putting a Band - Aid® on or ignoring outright (be it Premature Throwout Bearing Wear, Weak Fenders, Vibrating Steering Columns, etc.), make the issue known and report it to the NHTSA through the link below.

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I`m not a big fan of overfilling, so the oil doesn`t sling around the crank and create foam and air bubbles. I do not know if the FJ 4.0 V6 has a windage tray of some sort or even a crank scraper...

is it safe to overfill, maybe, maybe the manufacturer put in the "stupid" factor for things like this...

the O rings and plastic drain tool, which I attach a short length of hose to, is included with the OEM Toyota filters, no cobbling needed.

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