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Lost the little plug from the oil filter area....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AznGunner, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Sep 25, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    AznGunner

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    Did oil change this morning, but lost that little rubber plug from the oil filter area....it shouldn't be a big deal huh?
     
  2. Sep 25, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    JML50

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    No big deal, just buy a rubber cap for it from some auto parts store. Or u could not worry about it and just remember to put a hose on there before you take off the filter. It's just there so when u take the filter off, the oil has a place to drain rather than sit in the cup thing.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    Brunes

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    I haven't had my rubber cap since almost when I bought the truck. No big deal at all.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    mattgecko

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    I misplaced my cap on the first oil change.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    2ndary air filter removed, flowmaster 40
    just jam a slurpee cup under there when u screw off the filter
     
  6. Sep 25, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    bowzerdoo77

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    yep i just cut the top off a gatorade bottle and then use that to catch the oil..
     
  7. Sep 25, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    I ran a permanent tube from the filter drain down to the skid plate. When I change the oil I move the bucket over and drain the excess from the filter.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    AznGunner

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    Hey, I like this idea.....thanks for all the replies!
     
  9. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Version 2.0 of this project for me will involve running a longer tube back to somewhere near the drain plug, that way I don't have to move the oil pan when I unscrew the filter. Yes...I'm that lazy.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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  11. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    X3 I got the idea from someone on the forum.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    Like mentioned just permantly install a 5/16" hose with a hose clamp. I ran mine down about 2" through a hole in the skid plate. Once it stops draining I plug the end...never had one drop on the driveway!
     
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