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An Oil Filter Mess

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by no_werries, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    no_werries

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    Doing my second oil change in 4 weeks today, these long drives are killing me, my question is do any of you have a method for removing the damn thing without making a major mess, this time around I just grabed a bunch of rags and wraped them around the filter as I unscrewed it to catch most of the oil that spilled out but still made a mess, anyone got any advice for me??
     
  2. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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  3. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    Just put a cup under the drain hole. Hold the filter there for a minute after you unscrew it and let it drain. I do this and never have a drop spill.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    Wilson hit the nail on the head.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    A 1 liter bottle with the neck/spout chopped off makes a good catch can. It'll sit right on the belt and it's still tall enough to catch what ever you have dripping.

    Search for the Ultimate Oil Change thread. It may of already been given to you. Chris and others use a clear tube and run it into the drain pan you use for the crankcase oil catch. Lowe's has this tube in the plumbing dept. It was .79 cents a foot. You'll need 5ish feet. Then grab a couple of wooden golf tees or bolts to plug up the ends of the tube after you drain it. That'll keep the residual from making a mess in your tool (giggity) box or your work shop.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    great thanx for the help all, and canucksinsc, I'm a beach bum from Wasaga!!! Go Blue Jays, wtf Leafs, and why the hell would they be upping the price on argos tickets?
     
  7. Apr 19, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    The only thing I could add to Chris's write up is the drain valve on the oil pan. Changed mine the other day with no ramps, 10 minutes, and no mess.
    I don't have the valve with the nipple, and it doesn't matter, as it doesn't splatter while draining into the pan because of rate of flow. Save the $$ on the reg. model. IMO.

    http://www.qwikvalve.com/search.php?mode=search&substring=&makeid=58&modelid=156
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    I think fram hos somthing like this and it comes with a hose

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    http://www.jegs.com/p/Fram+&+Autolite/750898/10002/-1
     
  9. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    I drian the pan and pull out the dip stick before changing the filter and had no mess at all. i didnt even need the hose on the drain for the filter housing.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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  11. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    I'd never seen the Fram, but the Fumoto valve has been around quite a while with a good track record. I like the Fomoto operation better, than the twist Fram, as in locking in the closed position and construction. IMO.[/quote]


    I had the fram in my '94 Toyo Pcup never had a prob with it leaking. But then i never heard of the Fumoto till today either...
     
  12. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    Are we talking about a mess from the oil drain pan stand point or the mess from the "upside" down filter?
     
  13. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    upside down filter, I believe
     
  14. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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