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OEM oil filter cover

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by maileboy, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Jun 30, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    maileboy

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    OK, so I finally put on the aluminum oil filter cover found on TW threads, TOYOTA OEM #15620-31060 from Amazon and it went on smooth, everything same as plastic cover, new filter, O ring in right groove, cleaned engine side threads, oiled everything and put it on, cover was torqued to spec and it butt up against the block. Wiped any oil around area. Drove for 50 miles and found it weeping where it meets block. Checked oil, no loss.
    Looked up part on Toyota parts and it's for an Avalon! Local dealer only has # for plastic cover, anybody else have this problem? Really like it, plastic cover looks like it would give probs later on and it was a bear getting it off, tight all the way!
    And yes I searched and found nothing about this problem. Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    The part # will not show Tacoma because we only get the plastic version from the Factory, I am sure you are just seeing a little residual oil and will be fine.
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    Ok shakerhood, I'll keep an eye on it and update if it keeps leaking. Thanks for the reply, have good 4th!
     
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  4. Jun 30, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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    NP Bro, enjoy the 4th too!
     
  5. Jun 30, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    That's the correct part number. Like @shakerhood said, the dealer will not show this part number for the Tacoma. Are you sure the O-ring is seated properly? I would wipe the area clean and check it again in a few days. Should be fine.
    Edit: oops, too late, I guess. :)
     
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  6. Jun 30, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    Will do, thanks.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2018 at 7:47 PM
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    We were on the Big Island last week. What's the deal with all of the abandoned cars and trucks along the highways, all vandalized and parted out? (But we didn't see any abandoned Tacomas).
     
  8. Jun 30, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    Vbpiper, the only guy that used to crush cars got busted by EPA for contamination in ground, so nobody's takeing cars for recycling......and Toyota's are gold over here, it's crazy...towing company's are storeing cars all over the place! I know it's an eyesore!
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    I was hoping to pick up some cheap parts to bring home, but no Tacomas to be found, so my wife had to settle for coffee. :)
     
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  10. Jul 1, 2018 at 5:47 AM
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    Got mine from Amazon too. Never an issue.

    What Shakerhood said.

    G.
     
  11. Jul 1, 2018 at 5:58 AM
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    I put the same cover on my Wife's 4Runner. Like Shakerhood said you are probably just seeing residue from the change. I too did not feel good about the plastic one that is why I changed mine.
     
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  12. Jul 1, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    Well I changed mind out to this aluminum one and had a small leak too, so I went back to the original plastic one. No doubt it was a leak by the block and the o ring was installed correctly and filter was more than tight.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    Get the Baxter Performance adapter and use a normal spin on filter. High quality part although a bit pricey at $195. I use the WIX 51348 which has more filter area and has a drain-back feature which you don't get with the canister. Oil changes are a breeze and you never have to remove it again.
     
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    Definitely interested in doing this, changed the oil for first time last night , is there any clearance issue with the stock skid plate ? Also how do you know which wix filter to use ?
     
  15. Jul 3, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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    If the plastic one is so bad why does the upgraded one leak?
     
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    The Baxter one doesn’t leak , it’s the other shitty designed Toyota one
     
  17. Jul 3, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    I ordered my Baxter Performance adapter today $ 199.99. for my Wife's 2017 4Runner. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Jul 4, 2018 at 4:27 AM
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    Plenty of room with stock skid plate. Filter size/thread is called out from Baxter. Just happens to be the filter used in 2nd generation Tacomas. I use WIX but you can get any other brand to fit, goes on easy and you can get both hands on filter to loosen/tighten.
     
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  19. Jul 4, 2018 at 5:55 AM
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    Definitely getting it for next change. No brainer , that design is terrible, thanks for info
     
  20. Jul 4, 2018 at 6:40 AM
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    Pretty easy to install. You will need a 1" deep socket and a 12MM allen. You have to remove the silver retaining clip on the side of the OEM canister and you can just pull it out with a pliers. Lube the o-rings on the adapter, thread in, and tighten to 25 ft lbs. Then thread in the nipple (I used a few dabs of blue loctite) tighten it down with the allen wrench and then install filter. Because the filter is vertical to the motor, you can fill it with oil before screwing it on. Instructions did not call for loctite, and I contacted Baxter about that. They said it was optional, but I wanted to make sure the nipple would not thread out when I loosened the filter.
     
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