I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited, and I changed the oil in it on Sunday. I let the oil drip out…

SJacobson58

I have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited, and I changed the oil in it on Sunday. I let the oil drip out for 15 minutes, then replaced the filter (Mobil1 M1-102). Then put in the new oil, 5.5 quarts of Mobil1 Advanced Full Synthetic 10W-30 (it recommends 5W but I used 10W last time). After replacing them, I ran the car for a couple minutes. Since our driveway nor road are flat ground, I drove to a store to check the oil. As the dip stick showed twice as far as it should be, I thought the oil wasn't settled fully yet. However, now when I start the engine it shakes mildly, but goes away after driving for 5 seconds. Sometimes the engine wants to rev to about 2000RPM then shift from stationary. Other than that is runs more smooth when moving. I did the oil change the same way I did it the last time I had to do it.

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guyonearth
guyonearth

Did you wipe off the dipstick and check it again? Oil will be all over the dipstick if you just pull it out after driving it. And why would you use 10w when they say 5W?

SJacobson58
SJacobson58

Do you have a recommendation on brand? I spent $15 on that filter, which was probably their top dollar oil filter they had available for the car. And I did check the oil on flat ground at a store, however with the engine semi-warm, the oil cold.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

you put in the correct amount of oil, but it showed way too much on the dipstick. So either you measured it on a hill at a steep angle, or something is making the oil stay in the oil pan and not flow through the engine. If all that happenned after changing the oil, I would try a different filter a that one may be poorly made