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Oil Filter Drain Plug Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xmixpixx, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Nov 15, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    xmixpixx

    xmixpixx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This is my first post on here, although I get a lot of help by searching through other peoples post. My question is (and I think I know the answer to it)..

    I was changing my oil and putting the little drain plug back on the spill pan for the oil filter, and I dropped it. I am assuming this is a non-factor, other than I need to remember this the next time I change my oil, or get a replacement between now and then. Basically I just want to confirm that this only aids in changing oil filters and doesn't affect the functioning of the truck. Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    pataco

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    what little drain plug?i have just a black plastic slip over cover on mine.and no it will not affect anything until u go to change your filter and the oil runs down the hole.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    xmixpixx

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    That's what I thought, but it was dark out and I couldn't see under the hood very well. Thanks
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    Fortech

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    My rubber plug has been gone since maybe my fourth oil change (#19 coming up).
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    gotcha.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2015 at 7:21 PM
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    Anyone know the part number for the little plug?


    Jon
     
  7. Jun 17, 2015 at 7:29 PM
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    DouginNC

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    I don't have one either. Probably disappeared at the first dealer oil change. I don't need it.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2015 at 7:32 PM
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    RobertHyatt

    RobertHyatt You just can't fix stupid...

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    You can probably find something that will work at auto zone or advanced. They sell little packages of different-sized small rubber caps in the "HELP" section...
     
  9. Jun 18, 2015 at 12:33 AM
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    Lester Lugnut

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    stump jumper

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  11. Jun 18, 2015 at 8:01 AM
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    jmaack

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    My 14 has one. Looks to me nothing more than a. Vacuum cap for a manifold. Maybe 50 cents at a part store.
     
  12. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:37 AM
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    Mine was missing after oil change at dealer, I asked them about it and they acted like they didn't know what i was referring to. Local hardware store had rubber screw protector for 41 cents, works fine. I now do my own oil changes.
     
  13. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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    I just ran a 3/8"hose down from the nipple to near my pan drain plug. Now when I change my oil the filter spill drains down to my collector pan for easy clean up.
     
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  14. Jun 18, 2015 at 12:15 PM
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    ^ good idea
     
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