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quick oil filter question for 4.0L

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by praetor, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Dec 13, 2008 at 9:06 AM
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    praetor

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    Will the Mobil m1-209 give better oil flow than the M1-102? I am 1000+ per week driving off road so I want the best (I can afford).
     
  2. Dec 13, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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    I don't see how oil flow has to do with the size of the filter. They both should flow at the same rate. I think the reason why people use a larger filter is to have better filtering capabilities rather than a better flow rate.... just my 2 cents.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2008 at 11:54 AM
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    I use the OEM filter that made from Japan, the best filter out there
    they are rare thou. I had to order it from a dealer in VA. $10 a filter
     
  4. Dec 13, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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    His opinion is right. Have you looked at the original filter? :confused:
     
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    I've always used genuine toyota filters on both my pickups. Although I can find one easier then this mobil M1-209? I would like to find one of them tho just to see what the insides look like.
     
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    You mean like this?

    http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/index.html
     
  7. Dec 13, 2008 at 4:04 PM
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    ^^ just like that yea! thanks for the info man. It looks like the toyota filter had the most filter area, too bad they didn't test the M1-209. Synthetic filter media makes sense, especially if your using syn. oil. I'll have to look around and see if I can find one for the next filter change!
     
  8. Dec 13, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    This was more my question. I am not a Fram type of guy because I don't really want something that I can only buy at Wally world and that is all they had at wally world. I chose the mobil1 M1-201 that is spec-d but just wanted to know about performance, i.e. oil flow. I did a search and found a lot of people saying that one is bettter than the other blah, blah, blah, but never why. I don't think anyone can really see the difference but I may use the larger next time because, as humanoid said, filtering capabilities. My 1000+ miles is usually 400-500 off road through a lot of silt and loose shit and I would like to keep my changes down to once a month (3000-4000miles). And I am not going to order a filter.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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    Do an oil analysis. Dirt in your engine would more have to do with the air filter you are running. If your samples come back with a high amount of silica in them, check your air filter. :)
     
  10. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    the OEM filter from Japan is made with Synthetics fibers not PAPER!!!
    everyone uses PAPER!!

    Not made my yang but made my kawasaski! :D
     
  11. Dec 14, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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    The OEM (japanese, 20004) filter rocks. It's built like a machine part:

    [​IMG]

    The previously posted link has a link to toyota-specific filters.

    http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/toyota.html

    Even the smaller YZZD1 has WAY more filter area than any of the others. I think many of us are using the larger YZZD3.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    The Lexus V8 filters will work too, they are the larger/longer ones than the OEM Taco ones.
     
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    word up dawg, I got 3 of those 90915 20004 filters from this toyota dealers in richmond, va. I found out they had because someone here on the tacoma world told me. anyway, they were like $11 a filter plus the shipping was like $5
    I wanted more filters but that's all they had, they said I can order more from Japan, but it will take a while!

    i got them in like 2 days!! Hopefully I get a flute weather where it gets in the 50's so i can change oil!! :)
     
  14. Dec 15, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    Yeah, but the price isn't cool. For the amount of money you pay for that filter and have to buy the chemicals to clean it and the time spent doing it, I can buy a crap load of OEM filters for the life of a truck. Not worth it IMO.
     
  17. Dec 15, 2008 at 12:09 PM
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    Holy Crap:eek: your right. I'll stick with my Mobil 1 thank you.
     
  18. Dec 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    anyone change oil and not the filer?
    go like 10k.. and chnage the oil twice
     
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  20. Dec 15, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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    I had an old ford I would change the oil every 3.5 weeks just by adding what was burned off every week. But for me it's new oil, new filter.
     
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