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Another question on changing the oil (sorry)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by franimal, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Apr 27, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    franimal

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    ok I got it to reset and stuff...but can anyone answer this question

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    Is this normal when you change your oil on tacomas? does it some how get sucked back into the oil lines (LOL sorry first time working on a taco) or am I suppose to just clean it up. By the looks of it just looks like a tray that keeps oil from spilling when you remove the filter
     
  2. Apr 27, 2008 at 3:57 PM
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    Just clean it off.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2008 at 3:58 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    actually....if you look to the bottom side of the housing of where the oil is puddled up, there is a small drain nipple under there. all you have to do is put a small cup or something under there, pull off the cap and let the small amount of oil drain out,then put the cap back on. some people even run a piece of fuel line or clear fish tank line from there down to the frame, where its easy access when draining the oil.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    ChrisDeSoup

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    ^yup
    Next time just remember to clean it before you put the filter back on. I have yet to change the oil on my Taco (708 miles on her), but it looks super easy with the filter on the top and the little spill lip!

    Was it as easy as it looks? Did you change to synthetic?
     
  5. Apr 27, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    franimal

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    pretty straight forward ...uhm one thing I'd probably suggest a bigger oil bucket? haha cause since I was used to changing oil on my 240sx ... the amount of oil that came out of my truck comparing to the 240sx maaan I felt like I was draining niagara falls :rain:! and the result of me being unprepared was oil spilling on the garage floor and some dripped onto the driveway :(
     
  6. Apr 28, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    Break out the kitty litter! those stains are a beaotch if you dont attend to it right away!
     
  7. Apr 28, 2008 at 11:37 AM
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    LOL! would that be "Happy Cat" brand kitty litter??
     
  8. Apr 28, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    dammit I should take care of it when I get home....it spilled yesterday I hope this heat didnt make it that permanent
     
  9. Apr 28, 2008 at 3:28 PM
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    I use the cheapest powder detergent I can find and when I know it's gonna rain I'll sprinkle some on those oil spots on the driveway. Eventually after a few rains and the powder, spot goes away. :)
     
  10. Apr 28, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    Have an old leather belt around and a strap wrench is not a bad idea either. I had to use both of them, the belt at the bottom of the filter and the strap wrench at the top. Put my weight into both of them at the same time and finally that puppy broke loose! :)
     
  11. Apr 28, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    Floor dry is a good product to use. Just put it on there for a couple of days, might still have a bit of shadow but better than the alternative. Might also want to think about finishing your garage floor ;)
     
  12. Apr 28, 2008 at 4:54 PM
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    it doesn't rain much around this time in San Diego lol
     
  13. Apr 28, 2008 at 4:59 PM
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    BTW, what filter did you use and why, just curious? Yup, I drained mine the other day and I agree with the others about the GUSHER of aoil that dropped out of that 4.0 Wow! I put on my new Fumoto too. Been two days and it has not opened up yet and drained the engine . . .
     
  14. Apr 28, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    When I first changed my oil I went immediately with synthetic and I am running Fram, I think they are extended or tough guard filters. And with the oil drain, do yourself a favor and get some cheap clear tubing and run a piece from the drain nipple under the catch cup down to the oil catch pain that you are draining the rest of your oil into. It's a piece of cake and makes no mess at all.
     
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    What is that thing that your filter is sitting onwith the hoses?
     
  16. Apr 29, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    i wish mine was that easy to change
     
  17. Apr 29, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    gotta loooove oil coolers and relocated oil filters
     
  18. Apr 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM
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    uhm to tell you the truth I used that tough gaurd fram filter cause it was the first thing I saw and I just grabbed it and.....I also switched it up to royal purple 5w-30

    anyone know why I have to keep track of what I've done to the car? My uncle was telling me something about the dealership saying that
     
  19. Apr 29, 2008 at 2:50 PM
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    Just keep your receipts for the filter and oil. ? though is, is RP API approved and SM/GF-4 rated these days.
     
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    Just curious, cuz I just experienced the same 'problem' performing my first oil change the other day while switching over to synthetic.

    After the 'big spill' I contemplated whether poking a hole in the top of the filter may have allowed the stored oil to drain out before attempting to unscrew it (unsealing the vacuum like a beer bong :rolleyes:).

    Has anyone tried this?
     
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