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Draining the oil filter - tubing size

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Thundjet, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Aug 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    Thundjet

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    What size tubing do you need to put on that nipple under the oil filter holder so you can drain it directly to the pan?
     
  2. Aug 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    working on it...
    5/16 vinyl tubing I believe... 4 and 1/2 ft should be good. bought mine at Lowes for a buck 50
     
  3. Aug 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    Wow, $50! I just hold a plastic cup underneath it.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    Reading comprehension is not your strong suit... :rolleyes: He said $1.50 (a buck 50).

    I just use a 20 oz soda bottle. It wedges underneath the drain plug quite nicely.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    ha, no it isn't but a plastic cup is like 20 for a dollar. :eek:
     
  6. Aug 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    Sorry, I had to throw a jab at that one :D

    I hear ya, I've been reusing the same Pepsi bottle for years now. The 20 oz bottles wedge in nicely under the drain plug and I can't remember what's below it to support the bottom but it's a hands-free operation.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    I speed read at times and get mild dyslexic. I believe the alternator is below the oil filter.
     
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    some kind of pulley ... i use a bottle as well for the past so many years.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    wouldn't it be messier if you unplug it and plugged the plastic tubing in there? I also use the bottle method and not one drop has been missed.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    i used an empty seafoam can :)
     
  11. Aug 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    empty water bottle works perfect.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    It's a permanent install useing a hose clamp. After it drains i cap off the end with a plastic plug...never had one drop of oil on the driveway. I've used the bottle method...the tube wins hands down!
     
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    I'd have to disagree.

    Why have the tube there, especially perminate? when you can remove the little plug...place bottle...change filter...let the small amount of oil go into the bottle...clean filter scupper...replace plug...empty bottle...dispose bottle.

    clean...easy...done.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    this^^

    cap it and toss it in the box that goes to the hazmat collection center..zero fuss..

    hose? forget it..drink water, place under nipple, crack loose filter..let it drain. crawl under, and do the drain plug..reverse, put work glove over now drained and dry old filter..reverse. super easy..i wouldnt fuck with a hose.

    but it could work fine..more than one way to skin a cat.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Have you ever even tried the hose method? Believe me...i've tried both and the hose is soo much less work. I've read alot of stories here where the bottles get left in place after the oil change and makes one hell of a mess...can't happen with the hose. With the hose you empty the drained oil from a pan...that's it. No need to remove the plug, find a bottle, place the bottle, replace plug, empty bottle, and dispose of bottle.
     
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    yes

    I did the hose method my 1st Tacoma oil change. although I did not mount it perminate.

    it was a PITA. when done you're left with a hose filled with oil residue, that slowly leaks out into a can to be delt with later.

    I promise you...the bottle method is simplier and cleaner.

    and, if someone leaves the bottle in place after changing the oil...that individual probably should not be doing their own oil change to begin with.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    ^ Understandable, i wouldn't use the hose either if i had to take it off after every oil change...that just doesn't make sense. Try it permanently installed and cap it off after it's done draining...absolutly no mess and not one drop on the driveway in 5 years.
     
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    :burnrubber::burnrubber:Use a 5/16" fuel line hose(oil safe). Then after R2 the filter, spray down filter catch and hose with electronic or plastic safe cleaner. No muss no fuss & no driveway drips.
     
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    i would be uncomfortable leaving a permanent hose there. Bottl works just fine for me.
     
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    ^^^
     
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