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oil filter change without changing oil?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xpert1111, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Feb 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    xpert1111

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    Hope this isnt a dumb question. Got a new 2011 tacoma and had a question after reading many posts on this site about synthetic oils, etc. I don't think id go over 5000 miles without changing the filter so I may save some bucks and use synthetic blend instead. Any thoughts of changing just the filter if it can be done since the filter sits on top?
     
  2. Feb 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Yes it can be done...It can be done even with the bottom mount filters. Some folks use new filters with the same oil for 10-15K OCIs.

    I would get an oil analysis workup done...Make sure your oil choice is a good one and keeping up to the task.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    wow! same oil for 15000 huh...i wonder how many other people do this? i'll have to keep an eye on this thread,
     
  5. Feb 19, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. If I ever did let my oil go past 5k, I def change the filter.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    knew an old man who put 250,000+ miles on his 1970's model (chevy i think) truck. he always told me he would change the filter every 2,000 miles or so and top it off with oil. said he'd only change the oil every 10,000 miles or something like that. i guess that made more financial since back then, and apparently didn't do his truck any harm. so yeah go for it. i don't run synthetic and don't have the balls to stretch the conventional stuff that long but hey i say go for it.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    I use Mobil 1 Synthetic. I have the dealer change it every 5k since it is still under warranty. I had an 07 that I ran Amsoil with an Amsoil filter. The filter ruined the engine and Amsoil had to pay for a new one. So I would definitely recommend using only a Toyota filter.
     
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    Interesting- How did the filter ruin the engine??
     
  9. Feb 19, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    How was that proved that it was the filter's fault? Very interesting.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    ummm yeah
    i change my oil once a year.......and the filter at 6 mos.
     
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    I was wondering when you'd be here Ryan....:D
     
  12. Feb 19, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    ummm yeah
    haha yeah....im all over the oil threads wether i like it or not:cool:
     
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    The filter became clogged and starved the engine for oil. My oil light came on and a few seconds later there was a rod through the side of my block. Amsoil analyzed the filter and said it was fine and they would not be liable. I kept pursuing the issue and had a third party analyze it. They found it to be plugged so Amsoil had to pay me for the price of a new engine. It was advertised and sold to me as a 25k filter. It had 12k on it when it happened.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    ummm yeah
    what filter was this?
     
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    It was an Amsoil EO57. Amsoil has a bulletin out saying not to use these on Toyotas.
     
  16. Feb 19, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    ummm yeah
    OIC.....you are the first ive heard and i did know about that filter
    just never heard of a failure
     
  17. Feb 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Yeah, I would think that it is very rare. I just happened to be the unlucky one! At least I got paid though! I can't handle a 7 grand hit!
     
  18. Feb 19, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    I had a sienna come into work with the oil light on, had verry little oil pressure... ended up finding the cause of there problem was an amsoil filter, luckily no major damage was done to the motor
     
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    ummm yeah
    yeah im glad for you on that:D
     
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