1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Oil filter removal: what do you guys use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Iowa10, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:19 AM
    #1
    Iowa10

    Iowa10 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Member:
    #162252
    Messages:
    326
    Gender:
    Male
    I usually use a band-type oil filter remover, but it sometimes crushes the canister. Is there something really easy that everybody uses that I don't know about?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:21 AM
    #2
    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco Sometimes I pretend to be normal

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Member:
    #16179
    Messages:
    31,659
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    USA
    Vehicle:
    2015 SW DCSB TRD Sport PR
    I use a cap wrench
     
    DrFunker, lynyrd3, Rambo54 and 3 others like this.
  3. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:22 AM
    #3
    Canoehead

    Canoehead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Member:
    #151301
    Messages:
    1,238
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Duncan
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    Vehicle:
    2007 DCSB, lots of scratches
    Rearview mirror upside down
    I use my hand.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:23 AM
    #4
    08TRDOFFROAD

    08TRDOFFROAD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Member:
    #10482
    Messages:
    3,880
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Vehicle:
    08' TRD Offroad DCSB 4x4
    Bilstein 5100's w/front's set at 1.75", TRD exhaust, Colormatched grill, Illuminated 4wd selector switch, BAMF Bolt on Sliders w/kickout.
  5. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:27 AM
    #5
    deeezy

    deeezy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2013
    Member:
    #111645
    Messages:
    5,227
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dana
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    2013 4x4 DC, 6 spd, TRD Sport
    King ext travel coilovers, Icon tubular UCA's Rear-King "Tundra" 2.5's, Allpro Expos, TRD cat-back, Hurst/Core short shift kit, etc...
    DG92071 likes this.
  6. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:29 AM
    #6
    Norton

    Norton Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Member:
    #52729
    Messages:
    4,350
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    2013 Access Cab 4x4 V6 6MT, TRD OR & Tow Packages
    Magnuson S/C w/12TRDTacoma's Qwikchange Hub & 2.5" RIP-Modded Pulley, Roostfactor's Pulley Wrap Mod; FPR Mod; JustDSM Tune via HPT MPVI2; mightytacoman Intercooler Tank; aFe POWER Magnum FLOW Pro DRY S Air Filter; OME Suspension Lift (885 Coils, Dakar Leafs, NitroCharger Sports); TRD Quickshifter w/TRD 6-Spd Knob; TRD Exhaust; NSB-AGM27F Battery w/HKB Adjustable Voltage Booster & Coupe's TRD Battery Hold Down; Goodridge SS Brake Lines; Trident904's MT ADM; Cooper Discoverer A/T3s on FJ SE Anthracite Rims; N-Fab 6-Step Nerf Bars; BPF TRD Skid & Cooling Panel; jsi's Locker Anytime, Up2NoGood's 2Lo Module; ramonortiz55's Always on Power Outlet Relay, ND4's Fog Light Anytime, & Crom's Speed Bleeder Mods; crashnburn80's Ultimate Headlight & Fog Light Upgrades; ThreatLevelMidnight's Wireless Charger; 4Runner 4X4 & FJ Fog Light Switches; redtaco2007-inspired LED License Plate Lights; mattgecko's Underhood Lighting; AudioControl LC2i LOC, JL Audio XD200/2v2 Amp, Focal PS165V1 Spkrs, Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Sub, Hushmat & Noico Sound Insulation; loginfailed-inspired Speedhut Boost & AFR Gauges in a Lotek Pillar Pod; Ltd Auto-Dim/Compass/Temp/Backup Camera/Homelink mirror on ImMrYo's Mirror Lift Bracket; Husky Floor Liners; UltraGauge EM; mesojdm's Ultimate LED Dome & Map Lights & GASSHOLE; Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Elite; Mobtown Offroad Locking Bed Storage Doors; Toyota Bed Mat; Cali Raised Led Bed Stiffeners; Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock w/TacomaTruckParts Support Bracket; ARE Z-Series Cap, SolarGard Tint; BlendMounted & MirrorTapped Uniden R3; CravenSpeed Stubby Antenna; Amsoil Lubricants; Adam's Detailing Supplies
    I use a cap wrench and/or a swivel wrench.
     
    Shark18 likes this.
  7. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:32 AM
    #7
    worthywads

    worthywads Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Member:
    #58841
    Messages:
    5,319
    Gender:
    Male
    Peoples Republic of Boulder
    Vehicle:
    05 5-lug access I4 Stick, 70 Challenger Vert
  8. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:41 AM
    #8
    PottMatter

    PottMatter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Member:
    #194786
    Messages:
    499
    Gender:
    Male
    CoLoRfUl CoLoRaDo
    Vehicle:
    2012 Red Baja Taco
    Same here...it doesn't need to be impacted on. 3 quarter past surface of filter meeting is all that's needed
     
  9. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:42 AM
    #9
    Chuy

    Chuy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Member:
    #8328
    Messages:
    2,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Lakeside, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 V6 DCLB 4X4 Sp
    2.5 inch lift; 5100's front; OME rear; Air Lift; dual batteries; Bestop bed cover; Nfab nerf steps; EBC rotors; Threadwright Claw MT tires; hood scoop LED light install.
    Me too. Have always used my hands to remove screw-on oil filters. If too oily, clean it up and use rubber gloves.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2017 at 10:43 AM
    #10
    natas1321

    natas1321 mischief monkey

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2015
    Member:
    #152467
    Messages:
    986
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    natas
    san antonio
    Vehicle:
    1990 Honda NC30 stock for now
    on the Tacoma I use my hand as well, it's been working fine for me so far.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2017 at 11:02 AM
    #11
    Iowa10

    Iowa10 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Member:
    #162252
    Messages:
    326
    Gender:
    Male
    All right, I guess I've been putting my non a little too tightly. I will back it off, thank you. :-D
     
  12. Apr 2, 2017 at 11:05 AM
    #12
    Mobtown Offroad

    Mobtown Offroad Boss

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Member:
    #134511
    Messages:
    10,796
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Harrington, DE
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4Runner
    You "should" be able to install/uninstall by hand. If you can't get it off by hand, it went on too tight.

    Sometimes I have to throw a strap wrench on it. Normally if I go a long time between changes. A few times I had to hammer a screw driver through the side and turn... :bananadead:

    Not sure why it was so tight then.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2017 at 11:06 AM
    #13
    Snotrocket

    Snotrocket Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Member:
    #212058
    Messages:
    121
    Gender:
    Male
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma AC 4x4
    I've never tightened one with anything but my hand in over 20 years of changing my oil.

    If you're crushing the old one taking it off you're probably putting it on a little to tight. Make sure to run some oil over the rubber gasket on the filter as well.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2017 at 11:37 AM
    #14
    T4RFTMFW

    T4RFTMFW Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Member:
    #134525
    Messages:
    69,491
  15. Apr 2, 2017 at 11:39 AM
    #15
    3coma

    3coma my kid says my truck is "Boss"

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2015
    Member:
    #164680
    Messages:
    1,069
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    rob
    Vehicle:
    19 dcsb sport cement 4x4
    Usually takes a large pair of pump plyers to get it off. I put it on tight by hand though.
     
    kidthatsirish likes this.
  16. Apr 2, 2017 at 11:58 AM
    #16
    Mobtown Offroad

    Mobtown Offroad Boss

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Member:
    #134511
    Messages:
    10,796
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Harrington, DE
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4Runner
    It's rare I need a tool to remove. I was single for a very long time. Popeye's forearms ain't got shit on me.
     
  17. Apr 2, 2017 at 12:02 PM
    #17
    T4RFTMFW

    T4RFTMFW Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Member:
    #134525
    Messages:
    69,491
    Maybe that's my problem. I can't loosen mine with my left hand.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2017 at 12:08 PM
    #18
    tacomavoyager

    tacomavoyager Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2014
    Member:
    #128480
    Messages:
    501
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Maggot61 and LivinLoud like this.
  19. Apr 2, 2017 at 12:11 PM
    #19
    Larzzzz

    Larzzzz Grande' Ricardo

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Member:
    #21609
    Messages:
    2,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Larry
    MA
    Vehicle:
    '06 dclb 350+ kmiles
    Aux back up lights, Bed lights, Re-located trailer plug, Good dooby, a.k.a. jumper cable mod, Heated seats, back up camera,
    Didn't we all have,"bone crushing handshakes" at one time or another?

    I just couldn't resist..
    Bwahahahahahha:bananadance:
     
  20. Apr 2, 2017 at 12:15 PM
    #20
    Mobtown Offroad

    Mobtown Offroad Boss

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Member:
    #134511
    Messages:
    10,796
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Harrington, DE
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4Runner
    The stranger!
     
    igno1tus, 59ksmall, itaro and 4 others like this.
To Top