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Any of these oil filter wrench work?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by DCJeeper, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Jan 21, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    DCJeeper

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    I’ve seen many people recommend a special oil filter tool from Amazon that costs $25-30. Just wondering if Toyota’s oil filter is special or too tight to be removed? These tools cost much less in Harbor Freight.
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  2. Jan 21, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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  3. Jan 21, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    I had some of the Harbor Frieght cap wrenches and broke one (but mine were cast aluminum, not the stamped steel ones you show). My advice is to go with what @tonered showed or something similar. The frustration of having broken a wrench after the oil was drained was not worth saving $10.
    And +1 on using a torque wrench. The drain cap is 10 lb-ft and the filter housing is 18. Tightening them to the proper torque makes the job infinitly easier next time.
     
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    Any comments?
     
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    I'm not sure what the question is here, but I used the one that I linked for the 5k change. I was bored and a TW-hypochondriac. It worked great and there was no mention of problems at the 10k ToyotaCare oil change (I added the 5k oil change in the Service History in the toyota.com owners section).
     
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    Oh, @Dacon has lots of comments! :rofl:
     
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    None of tools pictured will work. (properly)

    Post #3 is what you're looking for.
     
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    The first filter removal will be tough because it was horsed on tight with no oil on the gasket. Use a big screw driver pierced through the center and get it off. After that run oil around the gasket and twist them on until it touches the mount. Twist 1/4 to 1/2 turn after that and no more. You'll always be able to get it off with a rag and a little elbow grease from then on. Now if you take it to the dealer or a quickie lube shop they'll put them on too tight but then it's not your problem to get them off. I own a half dozen oil filter removal tools and they either slip or you can't get any leverage. The only filter that makes it easy is a K&N with a built in nut on top. Others should do that unless its a patented thing.
     
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    my bad, i keep forgetting the 3rd gen tacoma comes with that drop in style filter....
     
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    Again, that does not apply to the 3rd Gen. :cheers:

    We'll be very unhappy going 1/2 turn after seated.
     
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    No biggie. I do the same in reverse for some 2nd Gen stuff.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    My bad. Should have looked if it was 1, 2, 3 generation. I keep forgetting you 3rd gen guys have that cartridge thing going on.
     
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