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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

    Plain Jane Taco Rockin' it stock

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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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    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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    Split|Circuit

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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.
     
  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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    Woodrow F Call

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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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