How Many Quarts of Oil for 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

This 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser oil change guide features a step by step how-to, engine specifications, oil capacity, oil viscosity, necessary automotive tools and replacement car parts for all 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser models.

Automotive Tools Needed

red arrow Vehicle Ramps
red arrow Oil Drain Pan
red arrow Toyota Oil Filter Removal Tool
red arrow Funnel
red arrow 3/8-Drive Torque Wrench
red arrow 3/8-Drive Socket Extension
red arrow 3/8-Drive 6-Point 12-mm Socket
red arrow 3/8-Drive 6-Point 14-mm Socket
red arrow Flathead Screwdriver
red arrow Disposable Gloves
red arrow Shop Towels

How to Change Oil in 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

car prep Step 1 – Prepping Your Vehicle

Park your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser on level ground. Firmly place your vehicle ramps under the front tires of your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Drive up the vehicle ramps slowly and cautiously, never accelerate or apply the brakes suddenly. Once your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser reaches the top of the vehicle ramps, carefully apply the brakes to prevent over travel and set the emergency brake. Turn off your vehicle, open the hood and remove the oil filler cap from the top of the engine. Refer to the specifications chart below for the oil drain plug location on your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser and locate it on the underside of the engine. Use your torque wrench with a 12-mm socket to remove the (2) 12-mm bolts holding the oil drain cover onto the engine splash shield. Slide your oil drain pan underneath the oil drain plug to catch the old oil during draining.

car remove Step 2 – Draining the Old Engine Oil

Use your torque wrench, socket extension and a 14-mm socket to remove the oil drain plug. Keep in mind, turning the oil drain plug to the left with loosen the oil drain plug and turning it to the right will tighten the oil drain plug. After fully removing the oil drain plug and oil drain plug gasket, allow the old oil to drain into the oil drain pan. After the old oil is completely drained, wipe off any residual oil around the oil drain. Remove the old oil drain gasket from the oil drain plug and replace it with the new one. Re-install the oil drain plug and oil drain plug gasket back onto the oil pan. Refer to the specifications chart below for the oil drain plug torque of your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Tighten the oil drain plug to the specified torque.

car remove Step 3 – Removal of Old Oil Filter

Use your torque wrench, socket extension and a 12-mm socket to remove the (4) 12-mm bolts holding the engine skid plate to the car. Refer to the chart below for the oil filter location on your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser and locate it on the underside of the engine. Place your oil drain pan underneath the oil filter location to catch any residual oil that may still be inside the old oil filter during removal. Use your torque wrench and socket extension to remove the oil filter housing drain plug. Next, use the oil filter housing drain tube that comes with your new oil filter to drain any engine oil left in the oil filter housing. Now, use your torque wrench and Toyota oil filter tool to loosen the oil filter housing from the engine. Slowly unscrew the oil filter housing and let any residual motor oil drain into the oil drain pan. When all the residual oil has completely drained, unscrew the oil filter housing completely. Wipe off any residual oil from the area where the oil filter was removed so that when the new oil filter is installed, it seals well.

car install Step 4 – Installation of New Oil Filter

Apply new engine oil to the rubber gasket that is provided with your new oil filter. Doing this will ensure a tight seal and will make it easier to remove the oil filter when you perform your next oil change. Remove the old rubber gasket and oil filter from the oil filter housing. Insert the new rubber gasket onto the oil filter housing and insert the new oil filter into the oil filter housing. Using your hand, screw in the oil filter housing onto the engine until you can’t tighten it anymore. Use the your torque wrench and Toyota oil filter housing tool to tighten the oil filter until the metal bracket on the oil filter housing lines up with the metal notch on the engine.

car refill Step 5 – Refilling with New Oil

Place the funnel into the oil filler on the top of the engine. Refer to the specifications chart below for the oil capacity of your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Refill your engine with new motor oil to the specified oil capacity. Re-install the oil filler cap. Locate your oil dipstick on the top of the engine. Remove the dipstick and wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth or paper towel. Insert it all the way back into the engine. Remove the dipstick again and the check the oil level. It should be between the upper and lower marks on the dipstick.

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Engine Oil Specifications

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4×2
blue arrow Rear Wheel Drive
blue arrow 4.0 liter, 6 cylinder (Premium Gas)
blue arrow Motor Oil Capacity: 5.5 Quarts with Oil Filter Change
blue arrow Oil Drain Plug Gasket: Dorman Oil Drain Plug Gasket (095-156)
blue arrow Oil Drain Plug Location: Bottom of Engine on the Passenger Side
blue arrow Oil Drain Plug Torque: 30 ft/lbs
blue arrow Oil Filter: Purolator Classic Oil Filter (L25609)
blue arrow Oil Filter: Purolator PureOne Oil Filter (PL25609)
blue arrow Oil Filter Location: Center Bottom of the Engine Between the Engine and Radiator
blue arrow Oil Viscosity: 5W-30

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4×4
blue arrow Four Wheel Drive
blue arrow 4.0 liter, 6 cylinder (Premium Gas)
blue arrow Motor Oil Capacity: 5.5 Quarts with Oil Filter Change
blue arrow Oil Drain Plug Gasket: Dorman Oil Drain Plug Gasket (095-156)
blue arrow Oil Drain Plug Location: Bottom of Engine on the Passenger Side
blue arrow Oil Drain Plug Torque: 30 ft/lbs
blue arrow Oil Filter: Purolator Classic Oil Filter (L25609)
blue arrow Oil Filter: Purolator PureOne Oil Filter (PL25609)
blue arrow Oil Filter Location: Center Bottom of the Engine Between the Engine and Radiator
blue arrow Oil Viscosity: 5W-30

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