Has anyone ever discovered a discrepancy between the manufacturer’s oil capacity specs and what the dipstick reads?
I bought my 2009 Tacoma used from the dealership in October of 2011. Should I be concerned that it did not have the original dipstick or something?
Last week I checked the dipstick after taking my 4 cyl Tacoma to Jiffy Lube and it read 1/2 inch above the full mark. When they charged me for 6.1 liters (quarts?), I just figured that they had used 5 quarts and were trying to get more money out of me. I knew that my 2 previous oil changes had not required an extra charge, and the receipts said “up to 5 quarts”. It didn’t occur to me that they hadn’t actually read the dipstick. So we had words and I went home. Then I decided to read the dipstick myself and became aware of the overfill. I ended up talking to the district manager who sent me to a different location for a “redo”. But they still insist that the info that Toyota supplies through their computer system says 6.1. And upon checking my receipts, my first oil change at the Toyota dealership says 6 quarts. I thought I’d checked my manual long ago and saw 5 quarts, but now that I want to find it again, I can’t. Maybe I was viewing an online manual.