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1st Oil change - Cleaner/easier oil filter replace

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Stu, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Dec 9, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    Stu

    Stu [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So did the first oil change 2nite, cold out there! 38 F. Talked with the guy @ Carquest & he said that I should be using 5W-20 instead of the 5W-30 that I read in the manual. I'd get better mileage and easier with winter coming on us. Going to MT for Christmas (1000 mi one-way) so I thought K, sounds good. What's with that?

    Found that Banshee had written this up about the reset procedure. Thanks Banshee!
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...s-reset-maint-reqd-light-post528.html#post528

    Oh yeah, I found a quick way to keep things a bit cleaner with the oil filter deal too. Tried to fish a hose down to the oil pan, no go.

    Got to thinkin about the BBQ drain can & BLAMO!

    I used a spice jar the 4" tall ones. (Chilli Powder - if anyone cares) and wrapped about 12" of wire around the rim, twisted the wire so you have 6-8" of wire loose. Bend the wire into the jar so it looks like so...

    Then take off the rubber cap under where the filter screws on, & run the wire up from the bottom, bend it over to keep it in place, then trim extra off so you don't have to reach so far. Replace filter, unbend wire, pull the jar down & out, done. Hang it next to the funnel.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    dually

    dually Low and slow

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    38 deg cold! HAHAHAH yeh... its gonna be in the negatives here soon.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    Stu

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    Not much yet, got a pretty good sound system w/ my custom sub box. Plan on adding more lights & a tool box.
    I know 38 isn't all that cold, but first cold here.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2008 at 7:51 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    nice idea with the jar..

    when i did my oil change all i did was cut the top off of one of the 1qt. plastic oil containers and held it under the little drain sprout thingy as i took off the filter. worked like a charm!
     
  5. Dec 10, 2008 at 4:47 AM
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    chris4x4

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    The guy from car qwest may have been thinking about the 2.7. Its recomended to run 5w-20 in it. The V6 is recomended to run 5w-30, which is good to below freezing.
     
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