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Oil filter question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dmicgrif, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Mar 8, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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    dmicgrif

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    So tomm I am going to change my oil. I noticed that the filter is I guess you can say upside down. But I was talking to a guy a few months ago about changing oil on a cat 3406 deisel engine. The oil filter is mounted the same way. He told me to stab a hole in the filter before removing and wait a few minutes to remove it. He said it helps with letting all the oil drain before roming it and making a big mess. Has anyone done this before? If not I hope this helps.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2012 at 1:12 AM
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    rbeezy

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    There's a drain hole on the bottom with a rubber plug on it... Remove the plug and place a bottle underneath to catch all the oil coming from the filter. No mess
     
  3. Mar 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM
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    The 05+ Tacos have a funnel located under the oil filter with a rubber drain plug that can be removed to let the filter oil drain into a plastic pop bottle. Don't feel bad if you don't know this -- I changed the oil a half-dozen times in my '06 with a wad of paper towels ready to mop up spills, cussing the engineers each time for their "bad" design, before I read on this forum about the oil-filter drain plug.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    Too much to list, but enough to get me in trouble. Repeatedly.
    Or attach a hose and run it down below.
     
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    Too much to list, but enough to get me in trouble. Repeatedly.
    Someone didn't flip through his owner's manual. It's mentioned in there, both the cup-collection method and the hose-drain method.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    Yes, have done this many times on different vechicles and machinery to avoid a mess. Takes longer then a few minutes, though!
     
  7. Mar 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    Loosen the oil filter, and have something like this at the bottom to collect the oil
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    This works the best! get some 3/8" hose i believe it is and attach it to the small drain hole on the bottom and run it down through the skid and into the oil pan. have done this since I bought the truck and it does wonders! saves you from a lot of clean up. I have punctured the oil filter as well before and it still drains out. doesnt make that much of a difference in my opinion..
     
  9. Mar 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    x2, but mine didn't have a rubber plug.

    OP, you can poke a hole in the filter and let the oil drain out, that works also but you will still have some oil that won't drain out and you'll have to use the catch cup method anyways.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    Thanks for the picture about to go and change the oil now.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    I did it. Haha, so I put a bottle under and it got most of the oil. I did have to take a rag and small screw driver to get the little bit that wouldnt go thru the hole. Thanks for the help. It was my first oil change on the truck.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    with an oil extractor it's even easier and don't even have to touch rubber plug, just suction by the filter as your unscrew it, keeps everything super clean
     
  13. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    You're welcome.

    :thumbsup::
     
  14. Mar 10, 2012 at 4:13 AM
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    I do like the new oil filter and drain plug positions in the 05+ models. Does anyone remember how hard it was to change oil in the late 1st gens? In my '03 not only did I have to take a half-dozen or more bolts lose to get to the plug, I about had to break by arm twisting around to get to the oil filter.
     
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