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Oil filter help (I searched!)

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Motoknuckle, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    Motoknuckle

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    I'm retarded...I have a 02 tacoma with the v6...where the hell is the oil filter?

    I'm new to these engines and my warranty expired.:(
     
  2. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    if you have to ask...
     
  3. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    Thank you for that useful post...:rolleyes:
     
  4. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    that's the wrong attitude for TW.

    Sorry. I don't know where your oil filter is.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    try looking up from underneath it??? may be easier to spot from the bottom versus the top. good luck bud
     
  7. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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  8. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    I took a quick peek underneath. Didn't see much...I heard it was under my skid plate on the drivers side but just wanted to make sure before I start ripping stuff off.;)
     
  9. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    mmm, that sounds right, you can see in the drawing the CV boot to the right of the filter. If you can, reach an arm up there and feel around to confirm thats where the filter is.

    Hopefully somebody with a 1st gen can chime in to confirm
     
  10. Jun 29, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    Pull off your front skid and it'll be obvious where it's at. you can change it with the skid on, but you'll spill and curse. It's much easier to do with it off.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    I found it....left the skid on...a little oil on the top of the skid is ok by me.:)
     
  12. Jun 29, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    I left the skid on the first Oil change and I left a few oil stains in the GF's driveway because the drips on the skid made their way out... not a happy camper, so I pulled it off, cleaned it and realized it'll be much easier for the next oil change if I take it off.
     
  13. Jun 29, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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  14. Jun 29, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    its a bitch to get to from underneath. there is a rubber flap in the front drivers side wheelwell that gives you direct access to the filter. i don't have my 02 anymore so i can't show you a pic. no skip plate crap or working around 4wd parts.
     
  16. Jun 29, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    I'm going to have to check that out. Pulling the skid isn't a huge issue, but easier access to the filter would be nice.
     
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