1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Cheap oil change

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AR_Taco, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:05 AM
    #1
    AR_Taco

    AR_Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Member:
    #18227
    Messages:
    468
    Gender:
    Male
    Jacksonville Ar
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4
    3" lift, Flowmaster exhaust, K&N filter, URD short throw shifter, ScangaugeII
    The car care on base messed up on prices, so I got Royal Purple and Fram oil filter changed for 29.50.:D:D:D:D
     
  2. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:07 PM
    #2
    Hootbro

    Hootbro Omnipotent

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Member:
    #18789
    Messages:
    347
    Gender:
    Male
    Delaware
    Vehicle:
    2009 Tacoma Regualr Cab 4x4 2.7L
    Ditch the FRAM unless it is a TG series one.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM
    #3
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    Yeah that makes no sense....why would you go for something like Royal Purple and use it in conjunction with a piece of crap like Fram :confused:
     
  4. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:52 PM
    #4
    bermise

    bermise Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5196
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD off road
    Total chaos spindles, Total chaos heim joint uca's, Icon E/T coilovers, Icon reservoir shocks, custom Deaver 10 leaf pack, 285/70/17 Cooper STT
    I like mobile one filters.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2009 at 1:56 PM
    #5
    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Member:
    #5392
    Messages:
    2,543
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    Tundra Rock Warrior
    Past ride - 3" OME 885s&Shocks/ TSB 1.5AAL/ AX184 Rims 285 Firestone destination ATs/ 2 Shallow mount P310s in Supercrew Box - Punch 601s, Beefed up Hunter Brush guard, Tint, Fog light mod, AFE Drop in, AC and Fog light mods, scangauge
    Sounds like a deal to me...SWEET
     
  6. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM
    #6
    BakoTruck

    BakoTruck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Member:
    #16674
    Messages:
    2,823
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Herbie Hancock
    Bakersfield, CA
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner TRD
    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    So...explain why it is a piece of crap.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:16 PM
    #7
    SC4333

    SC4333 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Member:
    #11412
    Messages:
    2,190
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Grant
    San Antonio, TX
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD Off-Road 4x4 DCSB - Super White
    SOLD!

    Because they have a terrible design and use sub par materials.

    For your viewing pleasure.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:17 PM
    #8
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    Card-board end caps....mediocre filtering element and questionable anti drain back valves. Not getting into yet another anti fram topic a :deadhorse: Bottom line is Fram is a company that spends money on marketing and charges the consumer more for an inferior product......Sorry, but better filters for the same or less $$ can be had (i.e Napa's an Purolator's, AC Delco, Motorcraft) to name a few.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:18 PM
    #9
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    Do some homework and see for yourself....no wonder places like Iffy Lube use Fram's..
     
  10. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:22 PM
    #10
    BakoTruck

    BakoTruck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Member:
    #16674
    Messages:
    2,823
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Herbie Hancock
    Bakersfield, CA
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner TRD
    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Well thanks for the reply, I was just doing a little research after my last post. I have always used Fram filters and may end up changing after hearing what you guys have to say about them. :)
     
  11. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:26 PM
    #11
    bermise

    bermise Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5196
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD off road
    Total chaos spindles, Total chaos heim joint uca's, Icon E/T coilovers, Icon reservoir shocks, custom Deaver 10 leaf pack, 285/70/17 Cooper STT
    TRD makes a nice oil filter & comes with a new gasket but it is pricey.
     
  12. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:32 PM
    #12
    bb609

    bb609 O.F.

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Member:
    #18509
    Messages:
    796
    Gender:
    Male
    NH
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Sport Access Cab
    Bilstein 5100 CO's @ 1.75" - Icon UCA's - TSB Rear w/Bilstein 5100's - Air Lift System - Flowmaster 50 Duals(RIP...back to stock for now) - Avid Offroad Arctic Bar - Avid Offroad Nerf Bars - Leer 550 Bedcover - AVS Hood Protector(RIP) - Ventshades - Yota Bed Mat - Sheepskins!!! - Weathertechs
    OEM is as good as any of them if not better.
     
  13. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:39 PM
    #13
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    Yeah even Denso who makes the filter for Toyota hs gone down a little in quality ever since they moved there manufacturing to Thailand. In fact I think the Denso Toyota filters are outsourced to a company called Full. Still I'd rather buy a good ol American made Purolator or Wix/Napa Gold. Both are sturdy as a tank and can easily go up to a 10K mi oil change interval. I wouldn't do a mile over 5K with a Fram.....
     
  14. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:41 PM
    #14
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock

    I was in the same boat as you about 5 years ago.....I've have since seen the light. Pureone by purolator and Napa Gold's are great filters....even the purolator white can and NAPA pro select are better than the basic Fram.
     
  15. Jul 7, 2009 at 3:08 PM
    #15
    MiikeyD

    MiikeyD The Green Machine

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Member:
    #2017
    Messages:
    1,433
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Upland, CA
    Vehicle:
    Green Prerunner DC 2.7L
    Suspension / Wheels / Tires 3.5" Fabtech lift w/ AAL 265/75/16 BFG A/T American Racing Baja Audio Alpine HU CDA-9886 Kicker DS650 Z-Edition 1000W Memphis M3 US Amps 4000W 2.5Farad Cap Lighting 6000K HID 2 Hella 500FF 2 Aux Bed Lights 2 Aux Driving Lights Performance Volant CAI Flomaster Super 44 Doug Thorley Long Tube headers (coming soon) NGK Iridium Sparkplugs Accessories Scanguage II Cobra LTD27-NW with 3' Firestik Radio Shack Triple Trunking Scanner Harbor Freight Hi-Lift Cosmetics Flat Black Bumper Trim Flat Black Grill Surrounding with Satoshi Clear Corners Future Modifications (not specific) Longtravel w/ king shocks or fox Caged bed Shackles rear suspension. Fox / king shocks custom front bumper Custom Glassworks extreme kit for 01-04 (only have hood and passenger side.. need driver panel) Supercharger + 8port intake manifold optima yellow top battery remounted new rims caged interior rear bench removal 4 sparc
    look what you guys did! you scared him away now! dont make him feel bad! but yeh sorry fram sucks lol i put one on my truck and regretted it, turned my amsoil in to shit
     
  16. Jul 7, 2009 at 3:27 PM
    #16
    steviestyles

    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Member:
    #430
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Bone Stock
    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Another converted Fram user.....:yay: I did my job for the day...
     
  17. Jul 7, 2009 at 3:45 PM
    #17
    BakoTruck

    BakoTruck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Member:
    #16674
    Messages:
    2,823
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Herbie Hancock
    Bakersfield, CA
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner TRD
    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    lol...u guys didn't scare me away I was doing some more research and some other stuff on other sites. I saw some videos and pictures of what those fram filters look like inside, and you guys are right they are poorly made and are a big piece of crap.:crapstorm: I'm going to have to switch it up next oil change that's for sure. :D
     
  18. Jul 7, 2009 at 3:47 PM
    #18
    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Member:
    #10651
    Messages:
    14,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Nevada/Utah
    Vehicle:
    06' TRD Sport 4x4
    Yeah I used FRAM TG's for a while but just switched to the Toyota OEM ones just the other day. You can get like a set of 5 for real cheap on ebay!;):D
     
  19. Jul 7, 2009 at 3:52 PM
    #19
    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9104
    Messages:
    42,615
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Susan
    SC
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner SR5 V6 w/tow pkg
    OEM SS tube steps, Access LE tonneau cover, pop n'lock, AVS in-channel vent visors, stubby antenna, Wet Okole seat covers, bed mat, rear diff breather mod, 4 extra d rings in bed, K&N air filter.
    :mad::( I'd used Fram on my vehicles for YEARS. Always thought they were supposed to be good :(

    After finding this place (TW) I have changed :D to OEM.
     
  20. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:32 AM
    #20
    AR_Taco

    AR_Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Member:
    #18227
    Messages:
    468
    Gender:
    Male
    Jacksonville Ar
    Vehicle:
    07 DC 4x4
    3" lift, Flowmaster exhaust, K&N filter, URD short throw shifter, ScangaugeII
    I've always used Fram but thinking about changing now, never realized there were shitty.
     
To Top