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4.0 oil filter change

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by hotrod45, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    hotrod45

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    guys, i am a new member of taco land. bought the truck a week ago and changed the oil and filter today. question is, what i the trick to changing the filter? i was thinking the lip on the base was cool, until it filled up with oil and started running over. i am sure there is a trick i am not aware of yet to prevent this mess.anyone have any ideas?:)
     
  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    Unscrew slower and make sure you take the cap off the bottom and put a bottle or catch basin under the filter lip.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    what brunes said.

    there is a small "nipple" on the underside of the oil filter catcher that you need to remove, place some sort of coke bottle or somethin under it, and then slowly unscrew the filter untill it all drains into your coke bottle
     
  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    this is the oil catcher taken out of the truck. the nipple is the little barb on the underside circled in red


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  5. Mar 19, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Wait till the Tacoma's get the 4.0 they have in the 4Runners and FJC's.

    Time to play "Let's find the oil filter!"

    BTW, took me about 5 minutes, then a little head scratching.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Bottom of engine, behind skid plate.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    No? Link?
     
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    Take the cap off the drain nipple and attach some hose with a hose clamp. Run it down through the hole in the skid plate...mine is permanently attached and capped off on the end when not in use.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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