2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Engine Oil Capacity

This guide will tell you all you need to know about your 2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7 engine oil capacity, plus a few extra tips.
Written by Sarah Gray
Reviewed by Brittni Brinn
The 2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7 is tough, reliable, and versatile, but keeping it running well requires the right amount of the right kind of oil. Your Tundra’s 5.7L V8 has an oil capacity of 7.9 quarts or about 7.5 liters.
Driving an older vehicle can often mean saving a lot of money on
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. But if you don’t keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance, you could lose all those savings to unexpected
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We’ve created this guide to help you keep up with one of the more important aspects of vehicle maintenance for your 2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7—engine oil capacity and oil changes.

2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7 engine oil capacity

Toyota recommends 7.9 quarts or 7.5 liters of oil for the Tundra 5.7’s V8 engine.
When dealing with an oil change, don’t let the 5.7L fool you—that measurement has to do with the engine displacement and nothing to do with your Tundra’s oil capacity.

What kind of oil does a 2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7 need?

Keeping the right amount of oil in your Tundra is only half the battle—you also need to make sure it’s the right kind. The Toyota Tundra 5.7’s owner’s manual recommends you use SAE 0W-20 synthetic oil with an ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee) Certification Mark in your engine.
Toyota’s brand of choice is, of course,
Toyota Genuine Motor Oil
, but any high-quality, full-synthetic 0W-20 oil will do. Though it may save you a few dollars, don’t be tempted to trade out your Tundra 5.7’s synthetic oil for a blend or conventional oil. It may be a bit cheaper now, but it’ll wind up costing you in the long run in terms of both performance and your truck’s longevity.
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How often to change the oil on a 2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7

When using full-synthetic 0W-20 oil, Toyota recommends an
oil change
for your Tundra every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. So, even though synthetic oil may be more expensive than a blend or conventional oil, it stays cleaner and lasts longer than cheaper options. In other words, the cost evens out in the long run, when you consider that you’ll be changing your oil at least twice as often if you choose to use cheaper blends or conventional oils.
In addition to changing your oil, you should also check your engine oil levels at least once a month to ensure your truck is maintaining its oil level.
To check your oil level, follow these steps:
  • Remove the dipstick.
  • Wipe the dipstick on a rag.
  • Reinsert the dipstick without screwing it in.
  • Check that the oil level registers between the upper and lower limits marked on the dipstick.
While checking  your oil, keep an eye out for these warning signs that you’re due (or overdue) for an oil change:

How to change your oil 

Changing your Tundra’s oil yourself is a great way to get to know your truck while saving yourself some money. Before you get started, here’s a list of essential car tools and supplies you’ll need to gather:
  • 8 quarts of 0W-20 synthetic oil and a replacement filter 
  • A drain pan
  • A socket wrench
  • A filter wrench
  • A rag
Before you begin, ensure your engine is warm—this will make the oil drain easily and completely. Run your engine for about five or 10 minutes if it’s been sitting to warm it up. If you’ve been out and about, wait until you can touch the engine without getting burned to get started.
Speaking of getting started, let’s do it!
  • Turn off the engine and make sure your Tundra is parked on a safe, level surface or properly secured in jack stands
  • Remove the oil fill cap
  • Get underneath the engine and remove the oil drain bolt and washer, draining the old oil into the drain pan 
  • Remove the old oil filter and continue to let the oil drain 
  • Install the new filter
  • Replace the oil drain bolt using a new washer and tighten it to 29 lb-ft
  • Refill the engine with your new oil and replace the fill cap
Once everything is back in place and tightened up, run your Tundra for a couple of minutes to make sure everything’s working properly. If there aren’t any leaks or other issues, check the oil levels and top them off if necessary.
Once the oil change is complete, the last step is clean-up. Pour the old oil from the drain pan into a sealable plastic or metal container and take it to a recycling center.
DO NOT dump the oil on the ground or put it in the garbage—not only is oil terrible for the environment, but it is also illegal to dump motor oil in most states. You can easily find a location to recycle used automotive fluids near you by using
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