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Change oil filter only

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Deez1979, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:01 PM
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    Deez1979

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    Just tried to change my oil filter and do an oil change for the first time on my 2016 Sport. Dealership was completing the free service for two years and tightened the oil filter so tight I couldnt get it off. I put the new oil in cause I have to get to work but still need to change the filter. Can I change the filter without replacing all the new oil again so I dont waste it? Is it all going to pour out assuming I ever get it off?

    Also Im going to try a breaker bar once I purchase it but are there other options that might work? Scared of breaking the housing if its too stubborn. I already broke my knuckles

    I knew I should have just maintenanced it myself from the beginning. F’ing dealership
     
  2. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:08 PM
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    m603holden

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  3. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:19 PM
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    Fascinating. Its worth a shot. Thanks!
     
  4. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:21 PM
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    Most of the oil will be down in the oil pan, so you shouldn't lose much when you remove the filter canister. You might consider ordering the metal filter canister to have on hand before you try it, just in case the composite one breaks, leaving you stranded if you don't have another vehicle.
    I believe that the part number is 15620-31060.

    https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Toyo...SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=15620-31060+toyota

    Amazon and the Toyota parts websites will tell you that it does not fit the Tacoma (because the Tacoma comes with the composite part), but I and many other forum members have used it successfully.

    This is all assuming that you have the V-6.
     
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  5. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:45 PM
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    For $20 that seems a good insurance policy. Thanks!
     
  6. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:55 PM
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    Go to dealership and demand they loosen the filter and torque to specified 18 ft lbs- they obviously did sloppy maintenance.
     
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  7. Jul 25, 2018 at 11:05 PM
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    While at the dealership, show them your knuckles. A breaker bar is probably what they used to put the filter housing on.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2018 at 11:07 PM
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  9. Jul 25, 2018 at 11:16 PM
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    Toyota did a free oil change at 20K for me. I know how the OP feels because they put it it on too tight. I had to use a box wrench on the filter tool to get it off. Sometimes free is not a very good deal.
     
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    I would prefer to avoid going to the dealership again

    Are there other threads on this mod? I will search but if you have handy please post link.
     
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    Just google baxter performance, you will find it. Here is a picTS-101-BK.jpg
     
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    I asked my dealer when I took mine in for 20k oil change to please not over tighten the housing. They said "we will try, but heat makes them fuse up". Whatever the hell that means. So I'm going to buy the metal one before the next change.
     
  15. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    You guys know oil filter housings expand and contract with heat right? The plastic housings and rubber gaskets will swell and tighten themselves over time. I guarantee they didn't "put it on with a breaker bar". I've had to do many oil changes on the Toyota canister type filters, and usually have to use some type of longer ratchet or breaker bar to loosen them.

    Matt
     
  16. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Where are you located? I have 2 new spare plastic housings if you crack one.
     
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    Exactly, Jesus relax everyone. They tighten over time from heat cycles.
     
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    You guys :frusty:. This happens to alot of machines oil filters. I hand tighten all my machines filters at work and when I go to change them it's the same story. They get tightened due to the cycle of heat and cooling down constantly. This is normal and don't be that guy. Makes you look stupid. High possibility they DIDN'T over torque.
     
  19. Jul 26, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    I never even thought about the heat cycles as being an issue, very good point.

    Was the plastic housing updated for 2018?
     
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    I also put on a healthy amount of o-ring grease every oil change. This helps with removal the next time.

    -RJM
     
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