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messy oil changes '06 with remote filter and pool

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PRS, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Nov 19, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    PRS

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    I usually have a local garage change my oil, but the past three times I have done it. I always made such a danged mess because the the remote oil filter base with the up right filter drains out old oil when I tilt it off the base. The base has that collection pool thing around the bottom, but its too small to hold all the excess and oil spills down on the garage floor. Then there is that pool of nasty oil in the collection collar around the bottom of the base. Today I had a Mitey-Vac ready to pull the oil out of the collection base, but cleaning that up is no holiday. There must be some method to the madness of this design -- how is supposed to be done?

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  2. Nov 19, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Below the base is cap you pull off going to a small drain, some folks attach some tubing to it leading to the drain pan underneath, I stick a small water bottle catches all the overflow with no mess. Once its gone, I wipe the base clean with a rag. Chris4x4 showed me how easy it was in a cool write up, search ultimate oil change thread. :thumbsup:

    Here ya go
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/11201-ultimate-oil-change-thread.html
     
  3. Nov 19, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    PRS

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    xedge; Ya done me good, Pard!

    I didna know the danged thing had a drain fitting under it. The owner's manual is piss poor! I also always put 6 quarts in and its not over full by the dip stick -- except I check it cold -- but the shop always charged me for 6 quarts too. Hmmmmm. Thanks!

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  4. Nov 20, 2008 at 3:31 AM
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    Joe B

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    I have a 5/16 hose attached to the filter base drain and have it running down and plastic tied and leave the hose on the skid plate and pull it through the a hole in the skidplate when needed to drain.
    Convienent and an easy install.:)
     
  5. Nov 20, 2008 at 4:08 AM
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    CAMZTRD

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    i stick an empty 20oz water bottle under the drain...it fits snug under the drain and is mess free....
     
  6. Nov 20, 2008 at 5:28 AM
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    Rtrn2taco

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