2004 Toyota Sequoia Engine Oil Capacity

The 2004 Toyota Sequoia’s 4.7-liter V8 engine has an engine oil capacity of 6.6 quarts. Learn more here!
Written by Cameron Thiessen
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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The 2004 Toyota Sequoia’s only available engine was a 4.7-liter V8. That means every 2004 Toyota Sequoia has the same oil capacity: 6.6 quarts, including the filter.
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2004 Toyota Sequoia engine oil capacity

The 2004 Toyota Sequoia has an engine oil capacity of 6.6 quarts, or 6.2 liters. While the 2004 Toyota Sequoia’s engine is referred to as a “4.7-liter” engine, take note that this figure describes the engine’s displacement, which is one way that we keep track of engine sizes.

What kind of oil does a 2004 Toyota Sequoia need?

While you don’t need to use full synthetic oil for your Toyota Sequoia, it is recommended, because synthetic oils can help extend the engine life of an older car. Synthetic oil also lasts longer, meaning you won’t need to change it as often. Your owner’s manual recommends using Toyota Genuine Motor Oil.
The recommended viscosity to use is 5W-30, but you can also use 10W-30, as long as you’re not going to be dealing with any winter temperatures.
A viscosity rating system is used to describe how thick fluids like oil are compared to one another. Modern cars use multigrade oil, which is designed to act like a thinner oil when it gets cold. The “W” number is the viscosity rating for “Winter” weather, while the second number refers to the oil’s viscosity at 212 degrees fahrenheit (water’s boiling temperature).

How often to change the oil on a 2004 Toyota Sequoia

Still feeling good? We’re almost ready to
change the oil and filter
on this 2004 Sequoia! But we’re not going to start doing that until we make sure that your vehicle is actually ready for an oil change! Changing your oil too early effectively ends up being a waste of money—and oil.
Conventional oil will need to be changed more often than synthetic oil. For conventional oil, get an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Full synthetic oil can be changed every 7,500 to 10,000 miles or every 12 months, whichever happens first.
Don’t forget to record the date and your car’s odometer reading after an oil change, so you can stay on schedule and avoid excess wear and tear to your engine. However, you should still make a habit of checking your oil at least once per month. Check the level on the dipstick and pay attention to the signs of dirty oil:
  • Oil looks dirty
  • Oil feels sandy/muddy.
  • Strange noises/smells are coming from the engine.
  • Engine performance has decreased

How to change your oil and oil filter

Here are the supplies you’ll need to change your Sequoia’s oil:
  • Jacks, stands, or lift if you can’t get underneath the vehicle
  • 14-mm socket wrench
  • Drain pan
  • New replacement oil filter
  • Funnel
  • Gloves
  • Rags
  • 6.6 quarts of 5W-30 oil
Begin the process by running the engine for about two to three minutes. This will heat up the oil, making it thinner so it can drain easier and more thoroughly.
Next follow these steps:
  • Open the hood of your SUV and remove the oil fill cap.
  • Raise the vehicle if it’s necessary to access your Toyota’s drain plug.
  • Once you’re safely underneath, locate the oil drain plug. You may need to remove a skid plate first, depending on your specific model.
  • To start the draining process, loosen the oil drain plug with the socket wrench, but don’t remove it fully. When it’s loose enough, grip it tightly with your gloved hands and loosen it carefully.
  • If you have a second oil drain pan, you can position it under the oil filter while the rest of the oil is draining, then remove and replace the oil filter.
  • Once all the oil has drained and you’ve replaced the filter, replace the oil drain plug, and tighten it well with your socket wrench.
  • Now, just pour in the new oil!
Turn on the SUV for about 30 seconds, allowing the new oil to move through the engine, and check the oil level afterward. Also, check the area for any oil leaks while the engine is running. Don’t forget to recycle your old oil by bringing it to a recycling center in sealed containers
PRO TIP You can use the empty bottles left from the oil change to store the old oil.
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