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Oil Change

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Toyoghi, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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    Toyoghi

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    the toyota filter is a wopping 7 bucks. The phram is what 5 or 6? for a buck difference isn't it better to be safe?
     
  2. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    If you can, cut the filter open and you can see how the filter is made. The fram XG 3614 is well made as for the Amsoil. The less expensive one may be of less quality
     
  3. Jan 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    Don't bother. Chris4x4 cut open a shit ton already. The OEM Toyota one was the one of the best for build quality and filter material as well as amount of filter medium available in the filter.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    Ok. I went ahead and purchased a Toyota OEM oil filter. And used 5W 30.

    Done many oil changes before. And this one went well too. But I have a question about draining the oil from the oil filter. How does one prevent the oil from leaking from the filter?

    I realize there is a drain plug where a hose can be connected to drain the oil under the oil filter holder. But I was unable to remove the plug. How do you connect a hose?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    The rubber plug should slip right off, it's just friction fit. A length of 5/16" I.D. hose will then slip over the drain down to your oil catch, or you can just wedge a small container under there. Loosen the filter a few turns and let it drain.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    Yup. Just pull that fucker off. It won't be easy but it can be done.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    See this link on why to buy OEM Filters:http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/te...-oil-filter-made-thailand-vs-competition.html
     
  8. Jan 11, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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  9. Jan 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    Just to make sure I understand. The rubber plug slips off? Or there is a sleeve on the rubber plug and the sleeve slips off the plug?

    I was able to turn the plug in both directions but wasn't sure how to disconnect from the oil filter holder.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    The rubber plug itself slides straight down. It's basically a condom covering an inch or so metal extension (the drain hole) on the filter holder, which is what you then slip your 5/16" drain hose over. I'm not even sure why the rubber plug is necessary. I left mine off last oil change.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/11201-ultimate-oil-change-thread.html
     
  11. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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