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End Cap Oil Filter Wrench

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Monster1, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    Monster1

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    I need some help before I buy a oil filter wrench, does anyone know what size in mm I need to buy the end cap oil filter wrench for a 2012 4.0 V6? I would really appreciate the information, thanks in advance. PS: a good quality wrench.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    John3

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    I used to use those wrenches, but they would always slip.
    I use these now
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    You can get them almost anywhere that sells auto repair supplies.
     
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    X2

    I also have a second one like this just in case.

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  4. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    Personally, those are all GARBAGE filter wrenches. Every time I have used them, they just slip and slip and slip. My personal preference is these ones:
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    And I've also used the cloth strap ones with good success.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    Larry

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    this is the type I use. not sure of the size. 73/14 is stamped on the underside.

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  8. Sep 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    How about using your man strength. I don't see why you would need one on the 4.0. If installed to the correct tightness you should never need one.

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  9. Sep 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    Wha? No need for a filter wrench. Get your hands on that sumbitch and twist counter clockwise. Boom done.


    Oh, and welcome to the nut house.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    ^^^ this. makes it REAL easy
     
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    yes...

    but does little to improve your internet nut swinging status. :D
     
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    you might need both if your truck is brand new. you might need the wrench in post 2 to undo the factory oil filter that was tightened by a gorilla. the wrench in post 7 will then be used on the dealer filters, thereafter.

    i discovered this after i drained all my oil out... i couldnt remove the factory filter until i got the wrench in post 2...

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    I use end cap style always. Never had a problem either.
     
  16. Sep 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    I thought I was the only guy to drain his oil before trying to get the filter off. Had to take the bike to the auto parts store for a strap

    LOL
     
  17. Sep 28, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    i actually had the nerve to say to myself "watch how fast this will be", and started a timer lol! 3 effing hours later and driving around in my gf's car
     
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  18. Sep 28, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    A trick to remove tight oil filters when you don't have an oil filter wrench available: Using a large slotted screwdriver, stab the old filter completely through from one side to the other on the end furthest from the engine. Then, use the protruding ends of the screwdriver as handles and spin the filter off.
     
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  19. Sep 28, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    I just bought the one Larry suggested....the dealer had screwed my filter on incredibly tight, and my trusty strap wrench was too big. Took my longest breaker bar to loosen. I ended up tapping it on the filter for the best grip. Should never ever need it again
     
  20. Sep 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    JayDirt

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    These will give your fork fingers plenty of grip.

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    Home Depot...$5.00
     
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