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4.0L 1GR 2nd Gen Oil Change Guide

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

  1. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    kris77

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    Those Fumoto plugs...Can you find them locally? Advance Auto? Auto Zone? Or are they online only...
     
  2. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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    I believe they're online only. I have one... Love it.

    Here's where I bought mine. Don't get the F-103N... it hangs down way too far (for my comfort). I didn't think it'd hang down that far and I got it. I had to grind the nipple off to make my own F-103.

    Edit: Also, DON'T get the little metal safety clip. It looks like it's pliable and can easily be used to fit over the valve and keep it from unlocking, but it's completely worthless. I threw mine away. It would take a LOT to open that valve by accident. No little pebble or rock is going to do it. You'll see what I mean when you get one.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    I have the F-103N and I don't think it sticks down far at all, at least I am comfortable with it. :D
     
  4. Mar 6, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    You're wrong, dammit! It sticks down too far!

    Kidding, of course.

    I'm actually glad I got the 103N... I was able to put it on and see for myself that I wasn't comfortable w/ how far down it stuck... I'm also glad I had access to a grinder.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    Don't over tighten the drain plug. I don't know what the torque spec is but it's probably pretty low. And whoever is using teflon tape, quit, never done that..

    I like that plastic bag around the filter idea on the 4 banger when you unscrew it. No more leaked all over my arm messes!
     
  6. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Drian plug torque is 30 ft.-lbs.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    so i just changed my oil this afternoon. I dropped the oil drain plug some place in the engine bay, so its probably lost forever. I just cut out a piece of the plastic tubing that i got from home depot, covered one end and used that as my plug.

    My question is, will the heat from the engine bay cause that rubber tubing to melt onto the plug? It seems like it gets really warm in that area, but since the plug isnt directly connected tothe motor, it doesnt seem that it will melt the rubber part to the drain plug. So do you guys think i'll be alright with my homemade drain plug or should i take it off.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    chris4x4

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

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    You should be able to find the right lug at an auto part store. It should be in the Vaccume tube section. You will be fine. There is nothing near the bottom of the engine that would cause it to melt. It would have to get lodged on the exhaust somehow. In fact, The first time you get past 50 mph, it will probably have blown out. It will be fine.
     
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  9. Mar 19, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    thanks for the quick reply. Only hard part for changing oil on this truck was getting that plug off behind the filter. but overall soooooooooo much better then my Honda prelude. Filter location on that was right behind the engine, so youd have to stick your arm into the engine compartment where it gets all cut up
     
  10. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    I saw this question asked earlier but never answered. Does it matter if you use the Mobil 1 short (standard height) filter over the taller one?
     
  11. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    I use the Mobil 1 Extended Performance...I think it is M-102.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    I changed my oil today for this first time on this truck.

    I bought an EZ Change drain plug from O'Rileys
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    I was worried about the mess from the oil filter so I opened the filler cap and pulled the dip stick first then I drained the oil. Once it was drained I pulled the filter. No mess at all. The filter was completely drained. Here is a pic of the resivoir when I pulled the filter
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    And the filter its self
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    When I was putting the drain hose on I found out somewhere along the line the cap was never replaced so I made my own. I cut a length of hose and I had an extra clip from pulling my mud flaps and it fit perfect.
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    I also made it long enough that it will be easy to pull on the next change.
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  13. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    Mornin'! I was plannin on doing my first oil change on my own at 3000 miles on my truck. Do I need to get the new oil cap?
     
  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    I meant a new oil plug gasket?
     
  15. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    It wouldnt do much harm if you re use it once or twice. But i would get one, sometimes if the dealer is nice they will give you one for free. if not, they charge like 85 cents ha
     
  16. Apr 7, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    Thanks! I appreciate it.
     
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    Sorry to hear this but I had a similar experience with the local dealer. They changed the oil and forgot to put the oil filler cap back on. I noticed the smell of burning oil a week later and checked under the hood, to find oil all over.

    The dealership apologized, gave me a new oil filler cap, and called it good. I found the filler cap the next time I pulled the bottom shroud when the original one fell out.

    --->Rob
     
  18. Apr 10, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    Oh man I can relate.....my first car was a VW Rabbit, paid for by me and babied like you wouldn't believe. I think I waxed it every weekend....then....I took it to an oil change place (I recall Jiffy Lube) and they had this pimple faced high schooler doing the work...I should have known, but I was young too. By the time I got home and smelled the burning oil, it was too late...he had failed to put the oil cap back on and the oil had spattered out all over the engine bay....it coated EVERYTHING. I wanted to kill him.
     
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  20. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    I finally got my oil filter off after trying unsucessfully "twice" before. I've tried several different tools and nothing has worked. Sunday I said that was it the "pig" was coming off or I'll buy new filter and replace the truck ;).

    I used a filter wrench that fits the bottom and has a 3/8" drive hole, it acually broke it when I applied force...don't know the torque setting they used when they installed it (still new from Sept 08) but this was stupid! And in case anybody asks "were you turning the right direction" or "did you have the right wrench", yes to both! My buddy grabbed a hose clamp and repaired the oil filter wrench but that still didn't help. Next we added some 2 sided tape and emery cloth to the inside of the oil filter wrench and jamed it on...one hard turn did the trick.

    It is finally free and I'll be able to do my regular oil changes from now on. Just thought I share this in case any someone else ever has a similar situation.
     
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