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Need Help....and change your own oil...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by nevadabugle, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    nevadabugle

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    Well...this is what I get for trusting the dealership to change my oil.

    The last oil change was at the dealer and apparently they did not read the spec sheet on torquing down the oil filter housing. It's only supposed to be 19 foot pounds.

    When I tried to change my oil today it was so tight that not only would it not turn but I first broke the cap wrench then busted the tabs off the plastic housing...:annoyed:


    Anybody have any ideas on how to get this loose? I'm tempted to put the plug back in the bottom, fill it up with oil and drive with the dirty filter until I can get it to the dealer in two weeks.

    Angry does not even begin to describe my mood right now.20190317_134358.jpg
     
  2. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    Definitely upgrade to the aluminum cap!!

    I would run the old filter til the new cap comes in then rip that plastic one out.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    Lawfarin

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    The plastic swells. You can set it at the factory torque spec and it still be a bitch to get back off.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    that's what i would do as you can still drive it.

    i also put the aluminum cap on ... The first time i tried to change mine i almost snapped it... sucks but i think you should be able to get if off , or make the dealer do it ...

    maybe if the oil was warm it may move, some

    Also you can get the new cap and wrench as a combo pack on Amazon

    Genuine Toyota 15620-31060 Oil Filter Cap Assembly

    https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Toyo...=B008BHP68A&psc=1&refRID=CMHEKBCFQ43Z9S0BVQ5D


    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/aluminum-oil-filter-housing-15620-31060.491664/
     
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  5. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    s.e.charles

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    share a source for said aluminum cap? thanks
     
  6. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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  7. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    put plug back in, spray oil off with brake cleaner so it's not lubed up. Then a strap wrench like the poster above mentioned.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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    Old filter will be fine until you get a replacement.
     
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    Do you guys know, if I fill it back up now, then get the aluminum cap ordered, can I replace the filter without draining all my oil out. Hate to loose 6 quarts of fresh oil.

    Or when I pull the filter will all the oil drain?
     
  10. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    post #4
     
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    I have ordered the aluminum cap. But I still need to figure out how to remove the one I got.
     
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    I'm pretty sure I remember replacing the filter first and then draining the oil when I did my oil change.
     
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    This won't void your warranty? Just asking.
     
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    The aluminum one is exactly the same...just aluminum
     
  15. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    Shouldn't ? as long as the dealer isn't a dick about it and they did the last one AND you have the right wrench for it i would think not...

    Its for getting it off the cap. not the replacement cap,,, No problem with the cap as it is OEM toyota
     
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    You will lose less than a quart.
    After the dealer did the first oil change on our Highlander (same filter), I never went back. Way too tight.
    And add me to the list of fans of the aluminum housing.
     
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  17. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Well, plan B is a failure. When the tab broke off it cracked the plastic housing. Soooo, truck is dead until I get this one off and replace with another.

    Still having no luck budging this thing. Strap wrench is a no go.
     
  18. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Use the 27mm on wrench not 3/8
    to loose that thing
     
  19. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    What wrench did you have? The MotivX one from Amazon gets good reviews.

    https://www.amazon.com/Motivx-Tools...&s=gateway&sprefix=motivx+&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1

    Before I bought a Toyota wrench I used my old Honda one. It is stout, but does not engage the tabs on the Toyota housing.
     
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  20. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    Get a hose clamping on plastic housing
    Get the strap wrench over the hose clamp
    May work that way
     
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