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oil change the hard way

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Barry J, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Barry J

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    Can't believe the trouble just to do a simple oil change.
    First go out and get a hose for draining,
    It says 5/16, but does not say inner diameter or outer??
    I got both.
    Now the drain plug gasket...I went to an auto parts store and got a Dorman brand they said would fit, but it does not match up with the Dorman brand listed on their website.
    The number on the website for a 2008 Tacoma 6cyl
    is #65394....they gave me # 65274
    And when I went to Autozone, they gave me a plastic Felpro
    At least the Dorman is metal/rubber.
    Could you tell me which one to use the Odd number Dorman or the Felpro??
    Also if the 5/16th tube is outter diameter or inner???
    Doing a oil change on my 67 Camaro is much easier and cheaper.
    Thanks
    Barry
     
  2. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    Barry J

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    I thought they suggested to chage them,
    And about the coke bottle trick...what do you do, just put it under the outlet from the filter holder???
     
  3. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    jgwheeler17

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    i just let that little bit of oil from the filter fall down the tube. it just splashes on the LCA and, yeah that's that lol. i go to advance auto and look in the book for the filters that work, usually get fram and uses havoline cause i always have. . . changed my oil 2 weeks ago. from sitting in the house and deciding to change oil, drive to store, come back and change oil, 1 hr had gone by. . . and i use the same gasket. doesn't leak, im happy.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    yup.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    If I'm not mistaking the drain tube is 5/16 inside dia. I permantly installed it with a hose clamp and ran the tube down 2" past a hole in the skid plate (I plug the end and lay it on top of the plate when not in use.) Once you have everything set up and your supplies the oil change is about as easy as it can get. I suggest going to the dealer's part dept and having them match the on-line price for a case of filters and drain plug washers.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    Pugga

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    I use a Poland Spring bottle, they're narrow and flexible and cram it to fit under the drain hole under the filter.

    I bought my filters at the dealership (I purchased 3 last time I swung by) and the parts guy just handed me a handful of the washers for free.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    Jez

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    Just did an oil change myself 20 minutes ago and just pulled the plug and stuck an empty quart container under the drain plug....works like a charm! Fits perfectly and the hoses hold it in place : )
     
  8. Oct 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    DON'T forget to remove the drain bottle. I changed the oil, started it up and check for leaks. All good, went in the house and about 4hrs later I though to myself what did I do with the drain bottle. Went outside in the dark and got the bottle out from under the hood with the wear marks from the belt.........................................it could have been bad. Slow down when your old because ................what were we talking about.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    Just wanted to add I always get the oil up to operating temp, then pull the plug as for the filter I take a straight head scew driver and puncture a hole on the top of the filter and walk away for about 10mins. Once you come back and unscrew the filter no mess.....
     
  10. Oct 21, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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  13. Oct 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    Wow if you do it that way it sure is difficult.

    I use an empty water bottle to catch the oil from the filter. I have never replaced the plug gasket, and won't unless it goes bad.
     
  14. Oct 21, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    Ditto. Add a Fumoto drain valve and you won't even get your hands dirty next time.
     
  15. Oct 21, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    The second time is a lot faster than the first, it only gets easier.

    But this was a heck of a lot easier than my last oil change;

    1) Start oil change in the evening because you were too busy at work to start it earlier
    2) Realize the spare filters on the shelf are for the car and not the truck
    3) Get eaten alive by mosquitoes as it was getting dark so put the old filter on the floor as a reminder to self to not to start the truck w/o a filter on it
    4) Go to the dealer in the morning to get new oil filters for the truck
    5) Come home to find the truck gone and an oil trail down the drieveway and street because the wife decided that was a good time to try driving it for the first time ever
    6) Tow truck home
    7) Remove and replace engine

    Good news is I know more about my truck than I ever expected and it will never be at the dealer for anything now. And I got to apply the parts for the throwout bearing TSB since my transmission was already out and I hope to be chirp free forever.
     
  16. Oct 21, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    First go out and get a hose for draining,
    It says 5/16, but does not say inner diameter or outer??
    I got both.
    I use a big ziplock freezer bag that I keep for this particular process. I just pull the rubber stopper off the drain nipple and hold it under the filter, and it works like a charm. I then just dump all of the oil in the ziplock from pulling the filter in the catch-pan.

    Now the drain plug gasket...I went to an auto parts store and got a Dorman brand they said would fit, but it does not match up with the Dorman brand listed on their website. The number on the website for a 2008 Tacoma 6cyl
    is #65394....they gave me # 65274
    I know these are one-time use, but I've had the same crush washer on for 30K miles with not one drop of oil.
     
  17. Oct 21, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    6.1 Quarts of Mobil 1 Full Synthetic
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    roughly 3 1/2 feet 5/16" tube

    Pull Drain plug
    Let Drain
    Once done, flush with clean quart
    Let Drain
    Install tube
    Remove oil filter
    Let drain
    New Oil Fiter
    Install drain plug
    Fill with Oil
    Remove tube (optional)

    Done


    Was that so hard? lol
     
  18. Oct 21, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    i use a plastic painters bowl. it looks like a plastic kool whip container. i can crush it and put it under the nipple. so little drips out, that i can crush the bowl a tad and yank it out.

    washers, i use OEM. i have a stack of them i keep on a nail hammered into a wall.

    this is truly the easiest oil change ever. i dont even lift my truck.
     
  19. Oct 21, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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  20. Oct 21, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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