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OEM Oil Filter??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacobale, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Nov 25, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    tacobale

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    Just changed my oil for the first time and I cut open the OEM filter to check it out. Has anyone did this?

    What kind of media is inside? Looks real crumbley. Like it could crumble and get inside the engine. It's some kind of suspended, hard but porous media of some kind held together with a plastic housing.

    That didn't look very good to me. I use WIX for all my vehicles. The WIX was about 1/2" shorter but that's OK.

    Does anyone know anything about this? This filter looks like something Toyota uses for start-up purposes?? The Toyota filter in Chris4x4's tutorial looks the same on the outside but is clearly different at the gasket area and the media inside the hole. Looks like a paper filter.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    How about a pic and the part number ?
     
  3. Nov 25, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    You know, if you are into all that perhaps on your next change out, do it at 3K pull the filter, cut it open and send the pic's , then on to 5K, 7,500K. Might be nice to see the difference with the added mileage.... just an idea.
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  4. Nov 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    I'll get some pics up ASAP. If I can figure out how to do it....
     
  5. Nov 25, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    All I know is the last two filters I got at the dealer were different sizes... shifty
     
  6. Nov 25, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    I think the filter you're referring to are these:

    http://www.l-tunedparts.com/product/?id=2217

    Scroll all the way down and you'll see them. These are the oil filters made in Japan, one of the best filters that money can buy.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    OK got a pic, if you click on the camera in my first post, the pic is in my album. Part number is 90915-20004
     
  8. Nov 25, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    Wow, good stuff.

    I wonder why Toyota USA isn't buying these any more...moved to something cheaper?
     
  9. Nov 25, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    That is the only filter I use for my truck, pricey but it is superior to the one imported from Thailand IMO.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    The bottom line (i.e. to save money) is why they did it.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    Hmmmm interesting. I ordered some Toyota OEM oil filters for my truck a few months back.:rolleyes: So you guys are saying there are different kind of OEM filters for our trucks that Toyota makes?:confused:
     
  12. Nov 25, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    Yes, they will be different. These are imported directly from Japan while the ones you get at the dealer are usually made in Malaysia or Thailand.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    I dont mind useing the ones from the dealer. My oil samples come back really good.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    ^ I agree with Chris. If you change your oil and filter on a regular basis it really doesn't matter what oil and/or filter you use.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Okay cool, got yah!!;)
     
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    I don't entirely agree with that but since I hate "my oil is better than yours!" threads I'll leave it alone. But generally, yeah, if you change your oil regularly you will have less, if any, problems.
     
  17. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    Hey chris did you say you changed yours every 3000 or 5000?
     
  18. Nov 26, 2009 at 4:40 AM
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    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    I do agree that changing the oil and filter often is the key to engine life. There are some filters that are just better than others.
    One of the sites list the filter elements after disecting many filters and you do need a filter with a by pass.....you just cannot go wrong with a quality filter, no matter who's it is. Any good oil will do the trick . Syn or dino.....I just prefer syn for its cold and heat property's.
    Jeff, 06, V6, SR5, 6spd
     
  19. Nov 26, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    So I guess the conclusion to the filter issue is that it is a very good filter as opposed to a bad filter. Then that is the kind of filter you want on a new engine. There were no metal that I could see on the media.
     
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