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oil filter wrench

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoma guy, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    I was changing my oil on my 99 tacoma with the 3.4 . I was waiting for the oil to drain, I started to read the label on the toyota brand oil filter box. It said to use a SST wrench to tighten the filter. What the hell is a SST wrench?:confused: Dos anyone know what that is ? Just curious !
     
  2. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    "Special Service Tool"

    It's an expensive filter wrench (in this case) "specifically made" for the oil filter.

    In other words....useless and not important.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    just get it as tight as you can with your hands and put another 1/8-1/4 turn on it with a filter wrench and call it good.

    No idea what a sst wrench is, sorry
     
  4. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Toyota techs use a "wrench" that fits over the top of the filter, and engages the indents along the edge.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    Is the Dealer the onyone that carrys it ? Or can I get it at any auto parts store?
     
  6. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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  7. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    There are a variety of types of filter wrench....Are you having problems getting the old filter off??
     
  8. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    They come in many sizes. Best to have the filter in hand so you can size it.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    I have found that auto parts sotres near me do not carry filter wrenches specifically for imports.

    I bought the filter wrench in Chris's picture from my Toyota dealer.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    If they dont carry the 1 size, you can get a set of 5 pretty cheap (about 20 bucks), that include most common sizes.
     
  11. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    I tried that at two different stores and none of them fit the toyota filter :laugh:

    Must be a Texas thing. We don't want no dang imports here! dodge ftw. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    No shit?
     
  13. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Having A hard time getting it tight enough so it dos not leak!
     
  14. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    It doesnt have to be "tight". You may be over tightening it.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    ^This...or you got a bad filter or something...cause I've never had a filter leak and I've never used a wrench...
     
  16. Feb 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    Absolutely zero shit.

    Negative shit, in fact.
     
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    I've been using the 'tall' oem filter but last time I was at dealer I wound up w/reg filter. Yesterday I already had oil out and filter off before I realized that tall filter wrench doesn't fit reg. filter. (I know, WTF) I've got 5-6 filter wrenches and none of them fit. Local Advance auto parts had lots of them. No, I didn't drive my truck.:D
     
  18. Feb 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    I have never used a wrench to put a oil filter on, Hand tight thats it.
    Getting them off is another story.
     
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    That's good be uncomfortable...
     
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