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Larger Oil Filter

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zbadboy, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Feb 2, 2018 at 4:58 AM
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    zbadboy

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    I am not trying to start a filter flame thread just providing some info I found out today while picking up some auto parts. I have 1998 Toyota Tacoma that I needed to do a oil change on. The stock wix filter number is 51348; however, I purchase the 51516 for my Tacoma which is similar to the Toyota D3 filter most people use.

    I noticed they have an even slightly larger filter 51516XP. The height on that is 5.197" vs 4.828" on the 51516. I have not tried this filter yet and relize we have a confining space. Just wondering if anyone else is running this filter.
     
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    Thank you for your service. Semper Fi.

    I honestly never looked into a larger filter. I always used the M1-102 by Mobile 1 and I always figured is was big enough. Curiosity why would you wanna run a bigger filter?
     
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    Well thanks for doing my homework I keep forgetting about!!! I'll be running the 51516 from now on. The 5 at the start is wix.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    I really didn't come up with the idea of running a larger filter. It was mentioned on this forum that a lot of people run the Toyota D3 oil filter which is the same as the stock one. Just a little longer, allowing for a full 6 quart fill up rather then having a 1/2 quart left over. I just happened to notice the 51516XP which is even a little larger. As to why you would want to have a larger filter, I am not an engineer, however, more filter space and allows for more oil in the system. Semper fi RM92!
     
  5. Feb 2, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    I ran a larger filter on my 22R. It was off of a v8 ford or chevy can't remember now but I did it for the increased oil capacity. Not sure I really ever noticed any difference though.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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    It's not something you would notice but should provide some longevity to your oil by having more in the system.
     
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