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How hard is it to replace the oil filter bracket gasket o-ring in the 3RZ-FE engine?

Discussion in '4Runners' started by RockSockDoc, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. RockSockDoc

    RockSockDoc [OP] Member

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    I'm not totally sure but either the oil pan is leaking upward, or the oil filter bracket gasket is leaking downward - as shown by this photo below.

    It looks straightforward to fix either - but I ask, for a 2WD manual 1997 4Runner with the 4cylinder engine, how easy or hard is it to fix either of the two?
    1997_toyota_4runner_3rzfe_engine_oil_leak.jpg
     
  2. RockSockDoc

    RockSockDoc [OP] Member

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    Does anyone have experience replacing these two o-rings in the oil filter bracket housing?
    (I can not find a DIY for these two o-rings.)
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    I've got the same issue and have searched this site with no results.
     
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    Did you get it fixed? My 2RZ Taco has done the exact same thing. Dealer filters every 3k and I know the oil pan is sealed.
     
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    bump.


    OP, i searched the web and found that you presented this question elsewhere, did you find anything?

    i'm going to attempt to tackle it in about a week but some advice beforehand never hurts :)
     
  6. Taco47

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    I added a little rtv to my old one when I had the motor on the stand but now it developed a slight leak to ill be tackling this soon. 3 12mm bolts and its out in one piece. you can remove the header and have more than enough room but im going to try it with everything in place.
     
  7. RIO5.0

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    Mines been leaking for like 9 months and she's getting a decent puddle now. Everytime its on the lift it points to this housing as the culprit. Gonna call the Stealership and get the o-rings and have at it. I'm getting a small antifreeze puddle in the oil as well so it's w/pump time as well.

    Mines got 172k on it.
     
  8. RIO5.0

    RIO5.0 Active Member

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    Called the local dealer and they get 12.00 for the (2) orings. I asked if they had a water pump and got a price of 136.00...:eek:

    Looked on Rock auto and they have the OEM pump made by Aisin, and gasket for 52.00.
    My local Napa wanted 85.00 for a pump or 65.00 for a rebuilt.
     
  9. mytoy04

    mytoy04 Well-Known Member

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    Hey y'all. I know this is old but how did this job go for ya. I need to do this to my 4Runner. Any tips or tricks? I noticed the leak a couple weeks ago when I changed my oil. Can I change that gasket and o-ring without losing a bunch of oil or do I need to drain the oil first?

    Hope to hear back from someone soon.
     
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