2024 Tacoma oil change guide!

Riley_monthule

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Alright everyone I just did the first oil change on my Tacoma and thought I'd post a guide since I can't seem to find a good one anywhere yet.

Oil filter: 90915-yzzn1 otherwise known as the N1 filter
oil: 6Q of Toyota SAE 0W-20

Instructions:

1. Take both "skid plates" off. 4 bolts each.
2. Take oil filter off and place drain pan underneath. My filter was wayyyyyy too tight from factory so you might have some trouble taking it off. I ended up putting a screwdriver through the end of it to get leverage and turn it off.
3. Prefill new filter as much as possible and screw it on hand tight.
4. Find the oil drain plug. I included a pic below of the location. Drain the oil and be careful. On mine no matter how I positioned the drain pan the oil would hit it and perfectly rainbow onto the ground. A filter mat placed in the pan would help this. Drain the oil completely, replace the blue washer on the drain bolt and put it back in. The official factory torque spec is 30lbs but that felt like way too much so i just did 15lbs which has been fine and felt plenty tight.
5. Put 6 quarts of Toyota SAE 0W-20 in.
6. Check the dipstick to make sure the oil is in and at the proper level
7. Start the truck and look under it to make sure theres no leaks and everything working correctly
8. Turn the vehicle off and replace the skid plates
9. Enjoy your new oil change knowing you're taking proper care of your vehicle!
10. Change the oil every 5k miles!! I know Toyota says every 10k but if you plan on having the truck for over 100k miles especially with a turbo engine 5k is the way to go. This debate is endless but the car care nut and the motor oil geek on youtube both know more than you and agree that 5k miles is the correct interval.

Relevant: If you bought your truck new do the first change around 1k miles! Again Toyota says 5k but if you want this thing to last forever it's best to do the first change at 1k miles. Go to the motor oil geeks youtube and watch his videos on this. He goes in depth on why this is important and backs it up with real oil test evidence on multiple vehicles.
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Alright everyone I just did the first oil change on my Tacoma and thought I'd post a guide since I can't seem to find a good one anywhere yet.

Oil filter: 90915-yzzn1 otherwise known as the N1 filter
oil: 6Q of Toyota SAE 0W-20

Instructions:

1. Take both "skid plates" off. 4 bolts each.
2. Take oil filter off and place drain pan underneath. My filter was wayyyyyy too tight from factory so you might have some trouble taking it off. I ended up putting a screwdriver through the end of it to get leverage and turn it off.
3. Prefill new filter as much as possible and screw it on hand tight.
4. Find the oil drain plug. I included a pic below of the location. Drain the oil and be careful. On mine no matter how I positioned the drain pan the oil would hit it and perfectly rainbow onto the ground. A filter mat placed in the pan would help this. Drain the oil completely, replace the blue washer on the drain bolt and put it back in. The official factory torque spec is 30lbs but that felt like way too much so i just did 15lbs which has been fine and felt plenty tight.
5. Put 6 quarts of Toyota SAE 0W-20 in.
6. Check the dipstick to make sure the oil is in and at the proper level
7. Start the truck and look under it to make sure theres no leaks and everything working correctly
8. Turn the vehicle off and replace the skid plates
9. Enjoy your new oil change knowing you're taking proper care of your vehicle!
10. Change the oil every 5k miles!! I know Toyota says every 10k but if you plan on having the truck for over 100k miles especially with a turbo engine 5k is the way to go. This debate is endless but the car care nut and the motor oil geek on youtube both know more than you and agree that 5k miles is the correct interval.

Relevant: If you bought your truck new do the first change around 1k miles! Again Toyota says 5k but if you want this thing to last forever it's best to do the first change at 1k miles. Go to the motor oil geeks youtube and watch his videos on this. He goes in depth on why this is important and backs it up with real oil test evidence on multiple vehicles.
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Great post. I just got 2024 trd OF. New to Toyota. Where do I even order these parts ?
 
Thank you! Congrats on the new truck! You can get all OEM parts from your local Toyota dealer. With the oil change though if you're not mechanically inclined I would start elsewhere. If you mess up the oil change you need a new engine which would not be fun on a brand new truck.
So I have about 1200 on it. Pulled into a jiffy lube to get it changed. Im military and traveling from ga to ny. They put new oil in it but was so new they didn’t have a new filter to put on it. That’s why I originally found your thread. I was like I’ll do it myself. I ordered the exact oil and filter you have above and I’ll just do it again myself. I’m assuming that the truck running idle you want the digital gauge to be dead middle. This obviously jumps higher when you driving and hit the gas. I’m extra because as I’m in line getting oil changed someone with a tundra came in swearing very upset that they over filled his tundra the day before and his truck was smoking etc. thanks for everything brotha.
 
Alright everyone I just did the first oil change on my Tacoma and thought I'd post a guide since I can't seem to find a good one anywhere yet.

Oil filter: 90915-yzzn1 otherwise known as the N1 filter
oil: 6Q of Toyota SAE 0W-20

Instructions:

1. Take both "skid plates" off. 4 bolts each.
2. Take oil filter off and place drain pan underneath. My filter was wayyyyyy too tight from factory so you might have some trouble taking it off. I ended up putting a screwdriver through the end of it to get leverage and turn it off.
3. Prefill new filter as much as possible and screw it on hand tight.
4. Find the oil drain plug. I included a pic below of the location. Drain the oil and be careful. On mine no matter how I positioned the drain pan the oil would hit it and perfectly rainbow onto the ground. A filter mat placed in the pan would help this. Drain the oil completely, replace the blue washer on the drain bolt and put it back in. The official factory torque spec is 30lbs but that felt like way too much so i just did 15lbs which has been fine and felt plenty tight.
5. Put 6 quarts of Toyota SAE 0W-20 in.
6. Check the dipstick to make sure the oil is in and at the proper level
7. Start the truck and look under it to make sure theres no leaks and everything working correctly
8. Turn the vehicle off and replace the skid plates
9. Enjoy your new oil change knowing you're taking proper care of your vehicle!
10. Change the oil every 5k miles!! I know Toyota says every 10k but if you plan on having the truck for over 100k miles especially with a turbo engine 5k is the way to go. This debate is endless but the car care nut and the motor oil geek on youtube both know more than you and agree that 5k miles is the correct interval.

Relevant: If you bought your truck new do the first change around 1k miles! Again Toyota says 5k but if you want this thing to last forever it's best to do the first change at 1k miles. Go to the motor oil geeks youtube and watch his videos on this. He goes in depth on why this is important and backs it up with real oil test evidence on multiple vehicles.
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I appreciate this
 

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