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2000 4Runner Fluid Specs

by Reese Armstrong

The 2000 Toyota 4Runner is much different than the original 1985 model, which was more like a pickup truck with extra seats. In 1995 the 4Runner was converted into a sport utility vehicle similar to the 2000 4Runner model. The 2000 Toyota 4Runner received upgrades from previous models such as daytime running lights, ABS-equipped models, matching fender colors and CD player. The 4Runner has many fluid compartments.

Fuel Tank

The 2000 Toyota 4Runner is designed to run on unleaded fuel, with an octane rating of 87 or greater. Toyota does not limit the fuel to 87 octane. The fuel tank of the 2000 model has a capacity of 18.5 gallons.

Transmission Fluid

Whether the 4Runner has an automatic transmission or a manual transmission will determine the vehicle's capacity for transmission fluid. An automatic 2000 4Runner has a transmission fluid capacity of 2 liters, while a manual transmission 4Runner will require about 3 liters of transmission fluid.

Oil

To maintain a proper level of engine oil in the 2000 4Runner, 6 liters of oil are required. Toyota recommends 5W-30 weight oil normally; however, if you live in a warmer climate 10W-30 weight is recommended.

Coolant

Toyota recommends using a long-life coolant in its vehicles, including the 2000 4Runner. The 2000 4Runner will hold up to 11 quarts of coolant.

Brake Fluid

The 2000 Toyota 4Runner indicates a minimum and maximum level in the brake fluid reservoir. The brake fluid should always between the "Min" and "Max" markings. Toyota recommends using a Department of Transportation ranked level 3 brake fluid.

About the Author

Reese Armstrong graduated from Kent State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. Armstrong has been writing professionally since 2010 and published articles on various websites. For several years she worked as a skin care consultant for a major cosmetic company.

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