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Oil Pan Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pster, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Feb 1, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Pster

    Pster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am going to install a Fumoto oil drain valve. The only thing I have not been able to get comfortable with is whether ALL the oil be drained when using this. The 12mm male threaded part is only 7/8" long, so it shouldn't protrude too far into the pan. Does anyone know what the inside of the Tacoma oil pan looks like so I can find out if all the oil will drain? I have heard that some have internal ramps or depressed areas around the drain to aid in letting all the oiul drain out, but since they were designed to have the drain hold totally open, I'm just not sure. Or has anyone used a Fumoto and then taken it off to check to see if any material oil remained?

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  2. Feb 2, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    Janster

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  3. Feb 2, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    You never get ALL the used oil out, anyway. It isn't a problem.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    Pster

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    Thanks Janster, I had actually read those posts on ToyoNation.....found the tailgate theft fis there as well: Turn Key Clamp (Mfg: Ideal) with rubber liner.
     
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