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4.0L Oil Filter Differences

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DirtEater, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Mar 18, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    DirtEater

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    My truck has a 90915-2004 oil filter, yet I've seen 90915-YZZD3 listed. Just wondering what the differences are. Does one of them have a lower micron rating?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    Bought the case of 90915-YZZD3 for 40$. Maybe someone put the wrong one in yours.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    The -2004 oil filters are made in japan and of are better quality, the ones you get for an oil change at the dealership are made in china or Thialand I think, but there a little different in quality.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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    Wrong one? That's the factory oil filter.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    Thank you. Maybe the dealer stocks both, I'd think anyway.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    They only get put on from the factory Ive tried many dealerships to get them and they dont carry them. I know someone sells them I saw a link for them here few months ago and he sells them by the case...when I find it Ill post it here
     
  7. Mar 19, 2013 at 6:33 AM
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    The 90915-20004 may be impossible to find. It sounds like they're no longer made, but I'm puzzled that they're installed at the factory. I guess the one the dealer carries is what most of the guys buy here?
     
  8. Mar 20, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    let me know if you find any...
     
  9. Mar 20, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Better quality...why? Because they happen to be made in Japan?

    They're both fine. The only reason YZZD3 filters come out of Thailand is because NipponDenso put the manufacturing plant there because the exchange rate was favorable and packing labor was cheap.

    It's not like these filters are hand made. Machines give less than a shit which country they're operating in.
     
  10. Mar 20, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    Thicker canister and sponge media instead of paper. Not impossible to find, probably just not worth triple the price in comparison to the recommended filter considering the vehicle. I bought a case when I bought the truck, Carson Toyota still has them for sale.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    Just put a Mobil 1 filter in it and never look back. IMO, you are over thinking this a little. I put the oversized Mobil 1 M1-209 which is overkill but makes me feel good and many times it's the same price as the regular size M1-102. You can find these almost anywhere except Walmart.
     
  12. Mar 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    Theres a guy on here that takes oil filters and compares them to others....most filters appear to be the same...youre just paying for a name and a color. Oversized ones have the same filter media....

    OEM replacement filters remain the best with the most filter media compared to aftermarket filters...
     
  13. Mar 21, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    Funny you mentioned getting the larger M1 -209. Took my son to Autozone yesterday to get their Mobil1 EP oil and M1 filter for his '02 Ranger and that's the filter it takes. It's certainly bigger.
     
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    Having the "most filter media" may not necessarily make it the best, on it's own, when other filters such as Mobil 1 are using synthetic media.
     
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