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3.4L 5VZ 1st Gen Oil Change Guide

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. May 5, 2015 at 9:35 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    I've never heard of such a thing, but who knows. It's not that bad getting it off, I didn't think so anyway. Seen a lot worse.
     
  2. May 5, 2015 at 11:43 AM
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    well I was referring to these: http://www.partsgeek.com/y3qghcw-to...=PartsGeek+Bing&gb=pp&utm_term=&ad=7759158267

    and that's what I was looking at but some say some of them have fittings that reduce to opening size and its "said" it can reduce oil flow to the engine and be problematic. others say they used them for hundreds of thousands of miles without issue so they must work.

    my only thing is thinking there must be a simple converter so the filter changes from horizontal mount to vertical mount without needing hoses and relocation. just looking for a way to avoid the mess and need for buckets and funnels or 2 liter jugs or whatever the "rig" of choice is to catch the oil that leaks down everywhere.
     
  3. May 5, 2015 at 1:14 PM
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    ok, just finished oil change (didn't know I needed 6 quarts so off to the store again for another quart lol) but anywho everything was super easy without the skid plate being in the way and other then the engines grounding wire being right there under the filter and a little in the way (couldn't they have put that somewhere else????) it wasn't hard or messy at all.

    I have a pavement princess so I have no need for the skid plate so its going up for sale on ebay soon, just waiting for another member who expressed interest in getting it first.

    it was a little awkward getting the filter angle correct to start the threads but that's mainly just because I never did it before. im sure next time my brain will remember the angle to hold it at.

    after doing it, I think there is no need for oil filter relocating kits if you remove the skid plate or don't have one but if you change oil with the skid plate in place then I would use the relocation kit.
     
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