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Best Oil Filter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Yota4Life!, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    BillsSR5

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    OEM Toyota! !!!! :bananadance:
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    OEM:thumbsup:
     
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  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 7:06 PM
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    Just use the Toyota filter but use two gaskets

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    Wix XP for full synthetic is what I’ve been running in all mine since 2011. Do some YouTube search’s on oil filter reviews. It will open your eyes a little. Nothing wrong with what your running.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    Go with the Gold. NAPA Gold.
     
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    OEM is definitely not the best - it's OEM and the standard; there will be worse and better filters, like OEM brakes, shocks, tires, etc... The best will depend on what you are expecting from it - mileage, size, burst strength, efficiency rating, etc... Some highly regarded filters include Amsoil, Purolator Boss, Wix XP, Royal Purple, and Mobil1. Look for the larger size filter (it will add up to half a qt of oil to your crankcase) such as Amsoil EAO15-EA, Purolator Boss PBL30001, Wix 51515XP, etc...
     
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  9. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:46 PM
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    If you look at the oil filter studies, the Toyota oil filter has more filter media surface area than Royal Purple, K&N, Mobile 1 and many other premium brands. By almost every measure it is the best. There is a sticky somewhere on here done by one of the mods that had a disection of almost all the premium oil filters, and Toyota put them all to shame, for a fraction of the price. Obviously anyone can run whichever filter they want, but if I can buy a filter with the best construction available and 2x the filter media for 1/2 the price of the poorly built aftermarket competition, and it is OEM, I'll buy the Toyota part for sure.
     
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    Toyota oil filters are made by an off Shore mfg "Denso" in Thailand
     
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    Denso is Toyota's OEM supplier.
     
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    Most media surface (ie # of pleats) comparisons do not take into consideration the thickness of the media, nor do they point out the efficiency rating, a more important figure. If media surface is important to you than go for one of the larger filters. Here are Wix filters, OEM size to largest practical filter that will fit: 51348 (3.4" tall, 2.92" OD), 51516 (4.83" tall, 2.92" OD), 51515 (5.2" tall, 3.66" OD).
     
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    The more I read the more useless this thread becomes. If you look at an add, for any of the mentioned filters, theirs is always the best. As far as the media surface, would you rather have 20 sheets of single ply toilet paper, or 10 sheets of double ply toilet paper, it's just a matter of personal preference, really ain't any difference. Do you think the size matters? Most Taco filters hold appx. 1 cup or appx. 1 1/2 cup. If size matters, I think I'll start making a Taco filter that holds 2 cups, if bigger is better, I be rich, nobody would buy one of those little filters, knowing my bigger one was better. Can anyone say their Taco started using oil at 100,000 mi. because they used a cheap oil filter or say mine has 500,000 mi. on it, & doesn't use oil, because I've always used $12.00 filters instead of $3.00 filters. Just say'in, are there any facts to determine what brand filter to use, or are they just opinions. I feel, a thread about what brand filter "NOT TO USE" & why may be better.
     
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  16. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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  17. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    OEM may be “rock catchers” but they have brought many Toyotas over the 200-300k mile mark without oil related issues.
     
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    I’ve been in the car repair business since 1990 and I’ve never heard of an engine failure based on what oil filter was used. I’m sure it might have happened somewhere, but not in my experience.
     
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  19. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    OEM Toyota (while admiring my post count. LOL)
     
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    Or due to the brand of oil used. Brand doesn't matter but people like to argue about it.
     
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