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Oil filter plugged clogged up w/ 10k on V6

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Teocalli, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Sep 30, 2008 at 7:51 PM
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    Teocalli

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    Yo! Changed the oil today. Filter plug was totally clogged with gunk. Any idea how to prevent this.

    T
     
  2. Sep 30, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    Filter plug?

    Are you referring to the hole at the bottom of the oil catch cup ?

    What's it clogged with?
     
  3. Sep 30, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    what is a filter plug? lol
     
  4. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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  5. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    I didn't know what it was either and decided to wait for the answer. I feel better knowing I was not the only one. lol.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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  7. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    Teocalli

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    Sorry for the lack of clarification. The plug in which the oil drains out of when you unscrew the filter. Plugged with gunk, debris, dirt... Any explanation. Thanks for the quick replies by the way.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Yo no freakin idea!

    j/k with ya!

    Still have no idea and will wait for those much more knowledgeable than me.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    Was this your first oil change in 10000 miles?
     
  10. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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  11. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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    Second oil change in 10K. Probably 2000 miles of off-roading on the truck. First oil change I had done at the dealership around 4,800. Switched to synthetic.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    When changeing the oil, make sure to clean out the cup that the oil filter sits in. If you leave oil in it, it will collect all sorts of dirt and whatever in it. Just wipe it down with a clean rag, and you should be good.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    Thanks. This makes sense. Do you think the mechanics at the dealership would of been so neglectful the first go around? Can't trust anyone these days.
     
  14. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    Here's the truck by the way...

    TRD 1.jpg
     
  15. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:40 PM
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    Absolutly. If its that dirty, just hold some rags under it with the plug out, but oil filter ON, and spray some break cleaner to clean it out. I know some people are going to say "WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!??????" No break cleaner by the oil filter!!!!!!!
    Trust me, it will be fine.
    Nice truck! :)
     
  16. Sep 30, 2008 at 10:08 PM
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    If I remember correctly. There is a red cap over the nipple on the bottom of the cup to catch the oil below the filter.
    With a Fumoto oil plug and a 3' long hose I can change my oil without spilling a single drop. Nice and Clean oil changes.
     
  17. Oct 1, 2008 at 2:13 AM
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    Filter on for sure... and the engine COLD!!

    Highly flammable brake cleaner & hot engine ...really really bad idea!
     
  18. Oct 1, 2008 at 3:13 AM
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    Be happy it was clogged. It kept the oil from leaking all over your frame & driveway.

    Nice truck!
     
  19. Oct 1, 2008 at 10:22 AM
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    when u guys drain the oild? then the oil filter? how much oil will it leak out from the filter? alot?
     
  20. Oct 1, 2008 at 10:37 AM
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    I'm guessing not much. Since the filter is inverted, I'd probably let the truck sit for a while after running the engine to make sure that gravity has some time to do it's job before removing the filter.
     
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