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Has Anyone Converted Teir Oil Filter Housing To A Sec. Gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jcemitte, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Jul 27, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    jcemitte

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    my father-in-law has a secong gen and i noticed they haveoil filter right on top with super easy access complete with drain... TALK ABOUT SWEET! secong gen guys got it good :) has ayone ever put that setup on a first gen? would it even work?

    oil filter.jpg
     
  2. Jul 27, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    there has to be relocation kits that would fit if you really wanted to move it. Make em for my supra. I bet a universal one with some custom lines would be great.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    There are relocation kits. I saw them back when I had a 1st gen
     
  4. Jul 27, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    I've got the relocation kit - universal style - works well!
     
  5. Jul 27, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    where did you relocate your filter to? pics? :D

    this might end up being my birthday project.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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  7. Jul 27, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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  8. Jul 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    after a small investigation using the above submitted links, it seems that the 2ng oil filter housing-o-awesomness is not just ran up top with hoses and bolts to the block or head or whatever... it also seems that mounting a filter on a first gen that high would be problematic due to oil pressure issues... looks like this idea is not a very good one. relocating only seems like a good idea at or below factory level
     
  9. Jul 27, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    Yes, oil pressure needs to be considered, too. Just moving the filter 8 or 10 inches rearward, to just above where the steering joint enters the steering rack, would be a god send. I'd just fab up a bracket to mount the new filter location right on the frame.

    My 07 Accord has the filter accessible right at the passenger side A-arm. Just reach between where the lower A arm splits to attach to the frame, and there she is. Easy as pie. Wish I didn't have to be double jointed to change the oil on my taco...
     
  10. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    I love my 2rz for that reason. Oil filter right beside the pan.
     
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