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3.4L 5VZ 1st Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. May 30, 2016 at 5:29 PM
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    Just got down to the parts store and pick up a bag of universal sizes, no need to be picky unless you absolutely have to have OEM everything, including body rivets! Haha
     
  2. May 30, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    Not at all. But having the OEM part number makes it easy to identify the third party equivalent that is available on Amazon for a fraction of the cost.

    Case in point is a similar fastener for my Accord, which was $3.29 each from the dealer, or $2.79 for FORTY on Amazon. I needed seven. They worked great and saved me a bundle, plus I have spares should I need to break them again (I mean remove them again).

    I'd prefer to only get the size I need, especially for something that I will likely break each time I do an oil change. :D
     
  3. Jun 12, 2017 at 4:41 PM
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    Has anyone developed or know of a remote oil filter set up?
    Spilling oil all over the diff, skids, floor, etc is for the birds...
     
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    Do you have the factory wannabe skid plate/pan or a real skid plate?

    I have the former. I drop it, drain all the oil and then jam a large sacrificial towel underneath where the oil filter is. I do get a little bit of oil on the differential and the immediate vicinity but not much.

    If you have a real skid plate I could see where dropping it would not be a good option.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2017 at 10:15 AM
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    Real skid plate, that isn't the point:

    This is what I am addressing -> Jegs remote oil mount.
     
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    No, I got ya. I'm just saying that with the factory pan, IMHO, it's not worth the expense & risk of relocating the filter because dropping the pan is no big deal and makes for an easy job.
     
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    I removed th skids and was not bad to access the filter, mimimum spill, the hard thing was the oild drain screw, i guess the waltmart guys overthigth that thing with power wrech... got to apply woolwax and 3 minutes later got able to get it lose, i also light clean the battery terminals and lube them with woolwax.

    Next project , the zerks... i know someone got that write up, please share links.... thks to all. :thumbsup:8137744B-B3DD-47C5-9594-9866E4F8376C.jpg
     
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    great write up
     
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    Ive had multiple tacomas with the 3.4 engine and done countless oil changes plus other maintenance. Has anyone ever seen 2 oil filters before? Ive never seen this on a 3.4 Tacoma before, thoughts?

    20210421_095038.jpg
     
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