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Oil Filter mess? on First oil change.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mvega1969, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Feb 21, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    mvega1969

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    Well I did finally do my first oil change, which included the FUMOTO drain valve, AMSOIL synthetic oil and their brand filter. BUT... I almost mess it all when removing the oil filter... any tips to avoid the mess on my second oppotunity?

    What kind of mess? the oil filter is at the top and when removing it will be oil inside it... probably it will be a little bit more waiting time to have it fully drain but does this will be the solution?

    Thanks.
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  2. Feb 21, 2008 at 2:11 PM
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    hey vega.....just let it drain on out for a little bit, then take the small black nipple cover from off the side of the filter housing, and place a small cup or bottle under the nipple ,so when you remove the filter, the little bit of oil left will drain into the cup or bottle.........problem solved.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    I can tell you I wait about 5 minutes after I saw the last small drops from the oil pan and I tought it will be all, also I was kind of slow and sure of there was not anything else in the oil filter and...:eek: oh surprise!, no more than two or three drops went out of that scoop that surronds the oil filter area, that was really save me from a bigger mess.

    Thanks I will take that in consideration for next time.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2008 at 2:28 PM
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    I remove the rubber cap and put on a piece of rubber tubing that drains to my oil drain pan. Any oil that spills from the oil filter into the catch area will drain into the pan.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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    I haven't changed mine myself yet but i have already thought about what to do about hte excess oil in the filter. my solultion is to get a shop towel or large rag and bunch it up under the filter. it should catch most of the leaking oil.... i assume..... guess i'll find out when i actually change my own oil.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    And add to that a fast very fast unscrew of the oil filter, or as recommended a slow damn slow and a long waiting time to let the oil filter drain by it self.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    What would happen if you pop a hole in the top of the filter? (to let air in)
     
  8. Feb 22, 2008 at 9:25 AM
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    That is a good idea. on a Sienna the oil filter is at the front of the engine, and to "flush" the oil (most of it) from the engine's interior I place a blower (plastic bed inflator -for outdoors use-) at the engine's top and probably you can imagine how much more oil was drained doing this. Well, once a hole in the oil filter is done I can do the same... BUT only risk (BIG RISK) is to have some debris inside the engine...:eek:
     
  9. Feb 22, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    the oil would drain from the filter a bit quicker.
     
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    Your going to knock crud out of the filter into the engine maybe
     
  11. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    Hopefully your ADBV stops this from happening.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    i use a plastic painter's bowl. it looks like the bowl, kool-whip comes in. it is flexible enough to jam into the area, right below that nipple. (my plastic cap is missing). i spin the filter off at my leisure, and take it off normal any and all oil, drips into the plastic bowl. it is easy to squeeze/flex it to pull it out. no mess, no fuss. fishing a hose onto the nipple and out the bottom seemed like too much effort for my lazy butt.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    I just use a solo cup. It's ridiculously easy to change the oil on this truck. I've never found it to be messy.
     
  14. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Why risk metal shaving contamination? Poping a hole in it would require enough force you probably can't control to go past just the outer layer. Honestly, by the time you finish draining most of the pan and controlling where it hits, the filter's already drained the bulk of what is there...
     
  15. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    There is a drain in that little cup under the filter. Place a coffee cup or similar underneath the drain, crack your filter loose and spin it off halfway and leave it for a few minutes. While the filter oil is draining in the cup replace your drain plug in the oil pan. By the time you get back on your feet the filter will be dry.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    ive just been spinning it off as fast as possible and what oil that does come out gets caught inside the little cup it has surrounding the filter, and most of the oil stays in the filter..
     
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