2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Engine Oil Capacity

Your 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 engine oil capacity is 7.9 quarts. Check out this Jerry guide for the complete oil change steps and specs.
Written by John Davis
Reviewed by Claire Beaney
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The 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 is a beast of a pickup that combines brute strength with a massive cabin size. But if you want to ensure that your Tundra remains in top condition, you'll need to understand its engine oil capacity—which is 7.9 quarts.
Owning a car in today's day and age comes with several unavoidable expenses. Between your monthly insurance premiums, the ever-rising cost of fuel, and routine maintenance, it can sometimes feel like your car has a never-ending appetite for money. You can check your owner's manual for oil capacity before changing your oil at home to save money.
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2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7 engine oil capacity

The 5.7-liter V8 engine that powers your 2014 Tundra holds 7.9 quarts or 7.5 liters of motor oil.
When preparing to change your oil, it's important to remember the difference between your
engine's displacement
—the 5.7 liters of space occupied by the cylinders—and its oil capacity, which is the amount of oil the engine can store for use as a lubricant.
Your Tundra's engine displacement and engine oil capacity are not the same thing and should never be used interchangeably. 

What kind of oil does a Toyota Tundra 5.7 need?

Your engine's oil capacity is an essential piece of information to have when preparing to change the oil. However, it's not all you need to know. You'll also need to purchase the correct type of oil. 
That's right, not all motor oils are the same, and you can't just grab the first eight quarts you see at the parts store. Rather, look for SAE 0W-20. That's the oil Toyota recommends using in your Tundra, and you can't go wrong choosing the manufacturer's recommendation. 
That combination of letters and numbers might appear a bit strange, but don't stress. Its meaning is fairly simple once you understand a couple of things.
First, the "SAE" stands for the Society of Automotive Engineers. That's the organization responsible for writing these engine oil codes. 
The numbers tell us how viscous or thick the oil is at different temperatures. The "0" indicates how thick the oil is when it's cold—that's why it's in front of the "W," which stands for winter—and the "20" tells us how thick the oil is when it's hot. 
When you look at the numbers on a container of motor oil, you can identify thinner oils by their smaller numbers. Generally, thinner oils are better for your car because they move more freely through the engine. 
If you're still feeling hesitant about what oil to buy, go for the
Genuine Toyota 0W-20 Motor Oil
. This is the oil your car comes from the dealership with and what your owner's manual recommends using.

How often to change the oil in a Toyota Tundra 5.7

Toyota recommends replacing the oil in your Tundra every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or every 7,500 to 10,000 miles if you're using full synthetic motor oil. Alternatively, if you don't drive your truck very often, it might be easier for you to remember to replace the oil every six months.
Because it's typical for a long period of time to pass between oil changes, it's critical that you check your oil level and condition on a regular basis. We recommend making it a habit to check your oil every other time you fill the tank, but regardless of how you remember, you should inspect the oil at least once a month.
When you pull the dipstick and inspect your oil's condition, keep an eye out for these signs that it needs to be replaced:
  • The oil looks black, dark brown, or sludgy (clean oil is amber-tinted and slightly transparent)
  • The oil feels grimy, dirty, or sandy
  • The engine emits foul odors, like oil, smoke, or burning
  • The engine performance is suddenly poor
  • The engine is making new and unusual sounds

How to change your oil and oil filter

Now that you know your Tundra's oil type and capacity, you're ready to roll up your sleeves and get started changing it. You'll need these tools:
  • Jack and jack stands, ramps, or something to lift the vehicle
  • A ratchet wrench with a 14-millimeter socket
  • A torque wrench
  • A drain pan
  • An oil filter wrench
  • A funnel
  • A rag or towel
Before crawling under the car, start the engine and let it run for around five minutes. While this step isn't necessary, it causes the oil to warm up enough to drain easily. After the engine is sufficiently warm, turn off the car, open the hood, and start with the steps below.
  1. Remove the oil fill cap and pull up the dipstick.
  2. Crawl beneath your Tundra and remove the oil drain plug. Use the drain pan to catch and collect the dirty oil.
  3. While the oil is draining, remove the old oil filter from its housing.
  4. Use your finger to lubricate the gasket of the new filter with a thin layer of oil before screwing it into place. Do not over-tighten the new filter, and turn it only until it is snug.
  5. Reinstall the drain plug and tighten it to 30 lb-ft.
  6. Fill the engine up with clean oil and then replace the fill cap. 
When you complete these steps, turn your truck on one more time and allow it to run for about 30 seconds. Then, use the dipstick to check the oil level. Add more oil if necessary, ensure that the fill cap and dipstick are secure, then close the hood.
As you clean up, remember to pour the old oil into the new oil container. Then, take it back to the auto parts store for proper recycling

How to save on your car insurance payments

After you give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for successfully changing your own oil, you might be wondering if there are any other easy ways to cut down on your automotive expenses. If that sounds like you, then now is the perfect time to reconsider whether you're overpaying for your
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