1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:50 AM
    #261
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    109,942
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2019 Rubicon 4 Door,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    If you dont have a hose, you need to put something under the filter assembly to catch the oil.
     
  2. Dec 23, 2009 at 6:54 PM
    #262
    C-Hawk

    C-Hawk Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Member:
    #23112
    Messages:
    30
    Gender:
    Male
    No need, at least on a '10 reg cab 2.7L 4wd. the oil filter is accessed from underneath on the passenger side and is mounted upright (although slightly canted). Very easy, especially if you first remove the engine skid plate (4wd models) first. Even with the skid plate in place you can readily access the O/Fwith minimal acrobatics. I just prefer removal (4- 12mm bolts) and the stock plate has tabs to hold it in place so you don't need 3 hands to do the job. With the plate removed it is one of the easiest vehicles I've ever changed the oil on.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2009 at 7:33 PM
    #263
    jspadaro

    jspadaro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Member:
    #12342
    Messages:
    2,991
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Knoxville, TN
    Vehicle:
    Former Tacoma Owner
    Blue Oval Mod
    Yeah, thanks for the info! But I already went ahead and did it last night - you're right, no mess or fuss, got a little oil on my arm, but that's why I wear a special (dirty) sweatshirt for oil changes.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2010 at 3:17 AM
    #264
    flea

    flea New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Member:
    #28663
    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    WV
    Vehicle:
    2009 4cyl 5 speed
    does the plug just "wiggle" out or what is the proper way to drain the plug at the filter??
     
  5. Jan 3, 2010 at 6:28 AM
    #265
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    109,942
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2019 Rubicon 4 Door,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    It just pulls right off. Its a rubber plug.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2010 at 8:57 AM
    #266
    j0sh

    j0sh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Member:
    #12036
    Messages:
    275
    Gender:
    Male
    Oklahoma
    Vehicle:
    '10 TRD Sport 4x4
    AFE Filter, TRD Catback
    I just stick an empty water bottle there to catch it.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2010 at 3:44 PM
    #267
    xodeuce

    xodeuce mmmmmmbourbon.

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Member:
    #24427
    Messages:
    1,397
    Gender:
    Male
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2004 UZJ100
    What's the size of the drain plug washer? Is it anything special, or can you get an aluminum gasket washer from Autozone?
     
  8. Jan 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM
    #268
    oldtimertoyota

    oldtimertoyota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20697
    Messages:
    506
    Gender:
    Male
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    2009 4X4 Double Cab-1986 2wd Pickup Orig own
    If you buy the Toyota oil filters, they will come with a new gasket.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2010 at 2:23 PM
    #269
    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5289
    Messages:
    2,974
    Gender:
    Male
    Socal
    Vehicle:
    08 Dbl Cab 6spd 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Black Headlights, HIDs, Tinted Fogs, Powdercoated Black Wheels, 5100s @ 2.5", Diff drop, AFE Exhaust, AFE Stage 2 Intake, Black Emblems/Grille, LED Tail lights, 265/75/16s Good Year Duratracs
    At my dealer they cost 89 cents. Why cant they just throw it in for free! hahah
     
  10. Jan 22, 2010 at 3:42 PM
    #270
    xodeuce

    xodeuce mmmmmmbourbon.

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Member:
    #24427
    Messages:
    1,397
    Gender:
    Male
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2004 UZJ100
    But I bought a Mobil 1 filter, and it didn't come with one. My dealership is 30 min away, and there's an Advance Auto down the street. If I knew the size I could buy one there in a pack of 4 for like $2.25. Anyone know the size?
     
  11. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:58 PM
    #271
    oldtimertoyota

    oldtimertoyota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20697
    Messages:
    506
    Gender:
    Male
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    2009 4X4 Double Cab-1986 2wd Pickup Orig own
    What's wrong with you dealership, when I bought an oil filter for my wifes camry I noticed there was not a gasket in the box, I told the parts guy and he went and got me 3 to take, no charge:)

    xodeuce, I think your auto store will be able to look up the info you need, I'm pretty sure these gaskets are nearly all the same for the toyotas, my 86 toyota truck, 95 camry and my 09 Tacoma look to all take the same gasket.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2010 at 9:55 AM
    #272
    xodeuce

    xodeuce mmmmmmbourbon.

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Member:
    #24427
    Messages:
    1,397
    Gender:
    Male
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2004 UZJ100
    In the process of letting mine drain as I type this. I found out another alternative to using the hose from the filter drain thing. Turns out a big plastic cup form a place like McAllister's or a football game or something fits there perfectly. It's probably 32oz. It rests in the cavity below the filter perfectly, and takes up nearly the entire opening. I'll do the hose next time, but that'll work in a pinch.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    #273
    Veccster

    Veccster bass turds

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Member:
    #8407
    Messages:
    2,177
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    Vehicle:
    2020 Pro
    I just posted a review of the fumoto drain valve HERE.... It enabled me to change my oil with ease and not spill one DROP onto the driveway. Makes changing the oil a breeze. I am very pleased with this product.

    Basically:

     
  14. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:11 AM
    #274
    mjp_tx

    mjp_tx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Member:
    #28740
    Messages:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    x2, I have had the fumoto on 4 vehicles so far and love it....
     
  15. Feb 14, 2010 at 8:13 AM
    #275
    brucehenry33

    brucehenry33 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Member:
    #31345
    Messages:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bruce
    Osprey,FL
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD
    How does that plug come off? thanks
     
  16. Feb 14, 2010 at 9:32 AM
    #276
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    109,942
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2019 Rubicon 4 Door,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    The OEM rubber plug just pulls off.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2010 at 4:48 PM
    #277
    george3

    george3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7173
    Messages:
    4,156
    new jersey
    Vehicle:
    tacoma
    Seat belt beeper, Cabelas (Weathertech) floor liner gray, Covercraft Seat Savers in Taupe, Protecta Heavy Duty Rubber Truck Bed Mat, Pop n Lock PL5200, Pace Edwards Full Metal JackRabbit, Wolverine oil pan heater, Scangauge2, afe pro dry s filter, Remote Underbody 4 Piece LED Light Kit (White) used as Bed light, DIY Washable Cabin Air Filter, PA15-TOY, 4x4 Illuminated Switch, full synthetic, Redline Tuning Hood Support, Smittybilt Nerf Steps black powder-coated
    You might be interested in this link. Wix oil filter is shown but after you watch that mobile 1, fram, amsoil, bosch, fram tough guard and purolator are all on the right of the screen. Check them out. Wix looks real good. Fram looks like garbage. Amsoil look very good but is probably expensive. The Wix can be had for about $6. The Fram is $3 or $4 but after you see what's inside, isn't your Taco worth the extra $2. Mine is. Side links didn't show but if you go to Youtube and search Wix oil filter you will see the links on the right. Screwy, now it shows.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BQha9MSM-U
     
  18. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:47 AM
    #278
    NOAH

    NOAH Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Member:
    #8795
    Messages:
    52
    Gender:
    Male
    Orlando, Florida
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner SR5
    Detroit TrueTrac, 5100's x4 set @ 1.75, TSB AAL, Flowmaster 50, AFE CAI, 16" Raceline Renegade 6 wheels, 265/75/16 General Grabber AT2s, Color matched grille, Cleared-out headlights, 15% tint front 30% tint rears and back, Peripheral iPod adapter, Heavy-Duty vinyl armrests, Hard wired GPS, Sockmonkey badging
    Do you use a torque wrench to put the oil pan drain plug back? How do you insure 30 ft/lbs with out one?
     
  19. Feb 25, 2010 at 8:01 AM
    #279
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    109,942
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2019 Rubicon 4 Door,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Use a torque wrench.
     
  20. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:05 PM
    #280
    Pyro-Rob

    Pyro-Rob Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Member:
    #14054
    Messages:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    North of Denver, CO
    Vehicle:
    09 DC TRD Sport Mag Gray Metallic
    Ideal Turn-Key Clamp (to secure tailgate), On Anytime Fogs, DTRL, Hood Scoop Running Lights, more in the works
    A calibrated elbow? After you have torqued a few nuts, bolts, and drain plugs, you develop the feel so you don;t strip out nthreads and yet don't start leaking.

    Some people can do it, others couldn't get it even with a torque wrench :)
     
To Top