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4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. Jan 25, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    the first oil filter that comes from the factory is a bit tough to take off.
    some people stick a screw driver through it and it helps to twist it off
     
  2. Jan 25, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    Drain plug screws off. Make sure you are turning it the right way.
    A round filter wrench helps remove the filter. :)
     
  3. Jan 25, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    I thought it screwed off but just keeps turning.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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  5. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    I was getting the dealership change untill my warranty ran out. Then like a dumb ass I went to the local quick change place. The first couple of times they did alright. But this last time they spilled oil all over the battery and driver side fender. The ass clown that did it didnt say anything just closed it up and sent me on my way. Well about 1/2 a block down the road I start smelling burning oil. So I pull over and open the hood. You can imagine the horror and thoughts of violence running through my head.

    Well lets just say after 15 min of convincing the manager it was in his best interest to refund my money I decided I will never use a quick lube again for anything ever again.

    Thanks for the tip on the filter drain that will save me a lot of trouble now that I will go back to changing my own oil.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    it's pretty easy to do... unless u need a jack to get to the old drain plug..lol... a sign of overweight buawhaha.. i'm just changing my oil at this time drain while i type he he... i too use mobile1 5w-30w but the dealer said i could use 5w-20w and gain more horse power but i don't really need horse i think it's powerful enough.. nice thread thought yah it should be pinned.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    If you are referring to the rubber cap that drains the oil spilled when you remove the filter, it just pulls off. It is a bit tough to pull off though.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Wow. I have the old taco, and the new one has the filter in a much easier to get at location, plus it looks like they put a sleeve around it so you don't spill oil everywhere. On the old one, you have to lie on your back, reach up next to the manifold, and when the filter comes off, about 1/4 quart of oil spills all over the cross member. I'm used to it, but the 1st time I changed it, I was like WTF!?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    For the older trucks, just get a plastic bag and after you loosen the filter, put the bag oround it so it catches the oil. :)
     
  10. Feb 3, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    Just got the oil change at the dealer (since I had a coupon it was cheaper). They forgot to put the cap back on the "port". Will that be a problem? Does oil ever leak out of the filter other than when replacing it? If this happens, it will drain out onto some hoses and possibly the belts.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    Oil will only drain out when the filter is removed.
     
  12. Feb 10, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    I have Fords as well as Toyota. I thought this was interesting if you want to use a large filter.

    The Filter on the left is a TRD filter, supposedly discontinued. The filter on the right is a Motorcraft FL1A (most V-8 Fords use this filter).

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  13. Feb 10, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    This is a simple mod I did a while make for the oil filter drain cup. I added a small petcock like would be on a motorcycle and a small vacuum line. Then I can easily control the drain of the oil filter cup.
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    Excellent idea. I'll send pics after I install my Fumoto.
     
  15. Feb 10, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    Like this.

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    Well Okleedoklee then! 4 cyl or V6? Can't tell.....
     
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    Except mine has the nipple hose attachment and a plastic cover to keep debris out of the valve mechanism. Harrumph!
     
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