Greetings, Did the 600 miles 1st oil change. OBSERVATION: After filling the gallon, the oil level in the viewer was correct. However, after running the engine for a couple of mins, the oil level dropped and that is when I added a bit more to level it out.
It is a normal practice for an oil-change-with-new-oil-filter to run the engine for a while, to fill up the new (empty) oil filter with oil. Then the oil level will be somewhat low, and you will need to add a dash more oil. No mystery there.
Caution: A short engine run on the FJR when cold, with a cold-engine shut-down, may cause very
hard starting next time. You may need to crank the starter like forever at the next start-up, if you did that. The fuel injection system gets "confused" by a cold shut-down and will flood the engine at the next start-up. The remedy, of course, is to never
shut down the engine when cold. Always let the engine warm up fully (I let the fans kick in once, to be sure) before you shut off the engine. This simple practice will avoid the "hard-starting" problem, for the next engine start-up.
We have seen people here getting out the wrenches
after they do a cold-engine shutdown (and then it won't start), as if anybody could fix this problem by replacing any parts. Just warm-it-up first, before shutting down the engine. Word to the wise . . .