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do you remove the skid plate to change oil?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mattvivsound, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    mattvivsound

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    On the 05+ do you have to remove your skid plates to change your Oil Filter?

    If not what do you have?

    I think every toyota I have owned I had to remove the front skid plate to get to the Oil Filter and I have owned: '88 22RE 4Runner, '94 3.0v6 4Runner, '98 2.7 Tacoma and '04 4.7v8 4Runner.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    The stock, non-TRD skid plate (The silver one that comes up front a bit) has an access hole. Not sure about the TRD ones, or any of the aftermarkets (BUD, ect).
     
  3. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    oil filter is on top of the engine, so no
     
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    x2
     
  5. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    no need to remove the skid, there should be a hole in it where the drain plug is
     
  6. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    In my first gen, you unsnap some clips in the driver-side wheel well and pull back some rubber flap to reach the filter.

    On my second gen, you access it on top of the engine. Greatest design I have ever seen! And the removable plug to drain the overflow basin around the filter is the 'cherry on top'. I added a fumoto drain valve and can change my oil without a single drop spilling on the driveway.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    Like everyone else said, there is a hole to access the drain plug.

    I'm sure some other people do this too but I put a plastic SOLO cup underneath the little drain hole on the oil filter housing so that when I remove it I don't have to clean up any oil, then just wipe the remaining residue out of the housing with a paper towel.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    the oil filter is on the top of the engine bro
     
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    Lmao, wow I skimmed that one haha...

    Yea... on top...
     
  10. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    I attached a hose permanently to the drain hole under the filter and ran it down through a hole in the skid plate....works great!
     
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  13. Dec 3, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    With 4 responses like this... is that for the I4 or V6 or both?
     
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    V6 forture, don't know about 4 cyl??
     
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    haha i was about to say my 05+ 4 cyl definetly doesnt have it on top

    for us its on the pass side of the block. you might even be able to get to it through the pass wheel well
     
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    4 cyl is accessed from the bottom, no need to remove anything.
     
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    The only other truck I had with a top mounted filter was back in 1974 with a Mazda Rotary Pickup.
    I just took a screwdriver and punched a hole in the top and oil would drain out before I removed it with no mess.;)
     
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    No, you dont..
     
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    Did that cause your apex seals to go out prematurely? lol...rotary joke
     
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