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Oil Change... is really a short question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mvega1969, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Oct 14, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    mvega1969

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    I was searching... but I did not find it, I know it is somewhere, but here is my question. How can I avoid an oil drop mess when removing the oil filter?

    a.- Wait a long period of time prior to hand loosen the oil filter and after engine is off.

    b.- Is there any other way than waiting? Which one?

    Last time I remember that Janster answer that, but as I mentioned... I can not find it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 14, 2008 at 8:39 AM
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    lsocoee

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    hook up a hose to the bottom of the oil filter pan and run it into the oil pan.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    lakewoodbilly

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    All I do is wedge an empty 20oz soda or water bottle under the oil filter spill collector and remove the rubber plug. I don't think you can avoid spillage by loosening and/or waiting.

    My oil and filter changes take 10 minutes total.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2008 at 9:21 AM
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    yeah i used a coke can to catch the oil from the filter.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    1. take oil filter drain cap off
    2. put a sall container under it (I use a 20 oz gatorade with a metal coa hanger taped to it.)
    3. Unscrew oil filter.
    4. once filter is fully drained replace plug. Done and clean! be careful tho, its usually very hot by the plug if you just drove the truck.:eek:
     
  6. Oct 14, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    What is an oil filter drain cap? I don't have one on my truck, is it only on the V-6 engines? My 4 cyl doesn't have one, and it makes quite a mess when removing the filter.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2008 at 9:45 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    On the 4.0 v6 the oil filter is mounted upside down at the top of the moter so when you start to unscrew it it emediately starts to poor. and if you didn't take the steps these guys are talking about you would have oil all down the front of the motor.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2008 at 9:59 AM
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    The good thing about the oil cap is that is not longer there, on my first oil change (this is my second) I installed a fumoto valve, this time (than oil in the pan) will be as easy as open a valve (prior I will insert a proper width hose), but I do remember the oil filter mess.

    Thanks to you all guys for typing your solutions to this experience.
    Regards.

    and we all still open to any new options...
     
  9. Oct 14, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    OK, thanks Ninja. That makes me feel better about where and how the filter is installed on my 2.7 !! :D
     
  10. Oct 14, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    Thanks to Chris4x4 and to spaghettiedy for bringing this missing in action thread, more complete and detailed can not be.

    Thanks to both of you guys.

    Regards.
     
  12. Oct 14, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    I use a old 20 oz. water bottle, fits perfect underneath.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2008 at 7:18 AM
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    Yeah, I was reading another oil related thread in which Chris pointed this out. It really should be a sticky! Hint, Hint to the webmaster.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2008 at 7:35 AM
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    Thanks Isocoee!
     
  16. Oct 16, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    Thanks as well Isocoee
     
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