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Old 02-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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How hard is it to replace the oil filter bracket gasket o-ring in the 3RZ-FE engine?

I'm not totally sure but either the oil pan is leaking upward, or the oil filter bracket gasket is leaking downward - as shown by this photo below.

It looks straightforward to fix either - but I ask, for a 2WD manual 1997 4Runner with the 4cylinder engine, how easy or hard is it to fix either of the two?
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Does anyone have experience replacing these two o-rings in the oil filter bracket housing?
(I can not find a DIY for these two o-rings.)
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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I've got the same issue and have searched this site with no results.
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Did you get it fixed? My 2RZ Taco has done the exact same thing. Dealer filters every 3k and I know the oil pan is sealed.
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bump.


OP, i searched the web and found that you presented this question elsewhere, did you find anything?

i'm going to attempt to tackle it in about a week but some advice beforehand never hurts
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:23 AM   #6
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I added a little rtv to my old one when I had the motor on the stand but now it developed a slight leak to ill be tackling this soon. 3 12mm bolts and its out in one piece. you can remove the header and have more than enough room but im going to try it with everything in place.
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Mines been leaking for like 9 months and she's getting a decent puddle now. Everytime its on the lift it points to this housing as the culprit. Gonna call the Stealership and get the o-rings and have at it. I'm getting a small antifreeze puddle in the oil as well so it's w/pump time as well.

Mines got 172k on it.
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Called the local dealer and they get 12.00 for the (2) orings. I asked if they had a water pump and got a price of 136.00...

Looked on Rock auto and they have the OEM pump made by Aisin, and gasket for 52.00.
My local Napa wanted 85.00 for a pump or 65.00 for a rebuilt.
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