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Learn From My Mistake - Replace Plastic Oil Filter Housing With Metal

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by loveinyourmouth, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Jul 31, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    staplegun

    staplegun Well-Known Member

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    I don't get under the car (only for oil filter swap), have not gotten under to do so in fifteen years and I sold the car with 313K miles on the clock. I evacuate the oil via mityvac fluid extractor. It has graduated marks for each quart you've sucked out. It's a much cleaner process, I just ordered the baxter conversion for the 2016 Taco.
     
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  2. Jul 31, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    Here ya go.

    I bought this many years ago. I like it's thick, sturdy construction and the fact that it has a 24 mm provision on the top. No weak 3/8" square hole like some cap wrenches. So if some professional arm wrestler happened to change the oil before me (which happens on some of my friends and neighbors vehicles) I can carefully loosen it with a breaker bar with nice even torque.

    Never damaged a housing....including the plastic ones.

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  3. Jul 31, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    staplegun

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    That latter (option 2) has been my philosophy since....forever
     
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  4. Jul 31, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    Do you have the Toyota part number for the new oil filter housing only (w/o cap wrench)? I don't believe I've seen it listed in this thread. Unless I overlooked it....
     
  5. Aug 2, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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    Hello! Good question. The part number is included directly in the Amazon listing. I’ve confirmed this part definitely fits V6 3rd gen Tacoma’s without any modification.

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  6. Dec 1, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    Thanks,

    Ordered a new housing did my first oil change and had no luck removing the old filter.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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    As soon as my 10K interval is up the baxter relo oil canister is getting done. I'll post photos of the installation, have about 3k more to go...
     
  8. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:44 PM
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    Another victim of a cracked housing here. Didn't notice until the wife said there were oil spots under my truck in the garage. Oil blew everywhere along the bottom of the truck too. Started up the engine and looked underneath with the skid plate removed. The oil dripped about once every 6-8 seconds. So with today's commute, I lost about 711 drips of oil!

    I'd do the Baxter upgrade so I can completely toss the shitty housing design to the wind, but the price is a bit steep. Next stop is the aluminum housing "upgrade," but I question the validity. Everyone getting legit parts from the Amazon vendors? Any recommendations on who to buy from? Basically between Amazon almost promoting knock-offs and China taking over various "hot buys on the market," I have about a 10-15% trust level when it comes to certain things.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:08 PM
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    You could just take the OEM part number to your local dealer and buy one if you’re scared of Amazon counterfeits.
     
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  10. Jan 15, 2020 at 3:57 AM
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    Ike H-mope

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    I bought this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07984MX2G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    No problems.

     
  11. Jan 15, 2020 at 5:29 AM
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    I have 84,000 miles on my truck. It has had 8 oil changes. I've changed the oil 6 of those times. Still using the original oil filter housing. It's not the design. The housing is actually pretty strong. It's the one holding the wrench that is the problem.
     
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  12. Jan 27, 2020 at 11:52 PM
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    6F55C91B-C7C9-44C3-9D1A-516894836DA4.jpg My Mechanic told me that this was because of a bad oil filter housing. He’s installing a new one tomorrow part from Toyota. How can a bad oil filter housing cause all this?!?
     
  13. Jan 28, 2020 at 3:51 AM
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    avs rain guards,,,tyger auto tubesteps... stealth SR8's.265/70/17,ridge grapplers..shiftsense pro...
    anyone got a link to a complete kit ? tks
     
  14. Jan 28, 2020 at 6:04 AM
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    It can't. Maybe a broken housing that lets all the oil run out or somehow the filter was installed improperly impeding oil flow, which is kind of scary who can't put a filter on correctly? At best he's not telling the whole story because whatever the problem is, it isn't a bad housing it was something they did. I would have a hard time believing anything else that "mechanic" ever says from this point forward.

    Also demand to see the old housing, I will bet he will say...we didn't save it it's gone.
     
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  15. Jan 28, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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    Another one

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  16. Jan 28, 2020 at 8:09 AM
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    I'm 11 years and probably 30 oc on my personal toyotas with filter housing plus the hundreds changed when working at a shop, never an issue with them breaking. Use the right tool and not gorilla strength, shouldn't be an problem.
     
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  17. Jan 28, 2020 at 6:49 PM
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    You absolutely right. My wife is far from any mechanical background and she agrees with you 100%. My mechanic did not charge me for the repair or for the part he installed. We all know that it was his fault.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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  19. Mar 7, 2020 at 3:11 PM
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    Agree with everything on this thread ...
    1. I've done my own oil for 30+ years - NEVER once had an issue; Toyota/Jeep/GMC/whatever never an oil filter issue.
    2. Exact same issue as stated at the beginning of this thread - let the dealership do the oil changes until the "free" maintenance ran out.
    3. The housing req'd a ton of torque to take off (with the specialty wrench/socket) and crack the tab on the housing in the process. Oil now drips from there.
    4. These housings are garbage and the tech who did the work clearly had WAY over-tighten this resulting in a huge headache on this end.

    Ordering a new housing per above. Complete waste of money and time ... that Toyota!

    Still love the truck tho!
     
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  20. Mar 8, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    The housing being plastic isn't the issue. The issue is the idiots over-torquing them. If the truck came with an aluminum housing, we would have a thread about aluminum housings being stuck/cracked/stripped.

    Like every maintenance item, you roll the dice farming the job out to a shop. Even "free" maintenance costs you time and headaches having to take it in, wait, and hope they don't leave you a surprise.
     
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