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FYI engine cover bolts

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03coma, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Nov 11, 2006 at 2:58 PM
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    03coma

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    Hey just wanted to send an fyi out on the bolts that hold the lower engine cover on. This is the cover needed to be removed on the 03 taco's to get to the oil filter. MY taco is just going on 3yrs old and these bolts get kinda rusty, (truck is garage kept too) yea leave it to the dealer to snap them off in the frame.
    yea it's my fault for falling for the $18.99 oil change special.

    After bitching to the dealer they just drilled out the bolt. put tie wraps on to hold it. Did'nt even try to drill and tap it. Don't let this happen to your Taco.

    I had a new nut welded on the frame, replaced all the bolts but the moral of the story is put some Anti-Seize Lub. (Permatex) on those bolts! you won't go through the hassle I had.

    2003 p/n for bolt w/washer 90080-11373
     
  2. Nov 11, 2006 at 3:01 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    Have you thought about getting an Amsoil remote/extra filter setup? My Dad has one on his '04 and he likes it, makes getting at the filter a helluva lot easier.
     
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    Banshee good idea, is it mounted in the wheel well area? I wil have to look into that, Thanks
     
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    I think he mounted it inside of the frame a bit behind the engine. He had to fab up a mounting bracket for it but it is protected from rocks and other road oriented debri and still easy to get to, just slide under the truck to get to it.

    If I can I'll get the info from him.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2006 at 4:21 PM
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    Thanks for suggesting a very simple process that will save us a lot of pain:cool: . You may also consider galvanized or stainless steel nuts and bolts. Anti seize compound? I would have never thought about that one.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2006 at 2:22 PM
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    Does this use the stock filter?
     
  7. Dec 17, 2006 at 7:06 AM
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    Send us a pic. I am thinking about doing the same thing.

     
  8. Dec 18, 2006 at 4:36 PM
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    Good info so sorry it happened to you.
     
  9. Dec 25, 2006 at 5:49 PM
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    i have an 03 all you have to do to get to the oil filter is turn your wheels all the way to the pass side unclip the wheel well liner and it is rite there
     
  11. Jan 7, 2007 at 1:16 PM
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    I have a 04 and all I have to do is turn the wheels and it is right there too what engine is is your 03?
     
  12. Jan 7, 2007 at 4:03 PM
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    i have an 03 trd 3.4 4x4
     
  13. Jan 7, 2007 at 4:41 PM
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    I just reach up from underneath and twist the oil filter out. It's a bit of a squeeze for my hand, but it's doable. I have an '03 3.4L as well.
     
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