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Replacement aluminum oil filter cap assembly for 3.5 V6

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Joisey, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Jul 28, 2018 at 6:35 PM
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    Joisey

    Joisey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if the Toyota aluminum oil filter cap # 15620-31060 can be used to replace the plastic unit on my 2018 Toyota Tacoma 3.5 V6?

    I find conflicting information online. Thank you for the help.
     
  2. Jul 28, 2018 at 6:47 PM
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    Why change? The oil filter housing is up high and covered by the skid plate.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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  4. Jul 28, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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    I trust cast aluminum a lot more than plastic when it come to hot oil under pressure.
     
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  5. Jul 28, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    Do you know where the small leaks were from? The drain plug or the filter housing O ring sealing?
     
  6. Jul 28, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    Just edited my post to add a link. Apparently around the threads of the housing.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    And I think the reason for the conflicting information online is that the metal housing will not be listed as fitting the Tacoma since our trucks come with the composite one, but it definitely fits.
     
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  8. Jul 28, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    Thank you for your help. As I wrote before, I trust cast aluminum more than plastic when heat and pressure are present.
     
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  9. Jul 28, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    :thumbsup:. Me, too.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2018 at 7:15 PM
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    It does, indeed. I found one off Amazon for about $16 shipped.
     
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  11. Jul 28, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    There have been zero problems due to heat or pressure on the OEM housing after close to a half million 3rd gens sold in three years. Don't worry.
     
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    Are you sure? Zero problems? On a 3rd gen? :rofl::D JK. I just felt better with metal, and my filter wrench fits it a little better.
    My daughter's Corolla has the composite housing and it seems fine.
     
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  13. Jul 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    Oh there have been problems, just not with that particular piece lol. When we are designing our hydraulic systems we would much rather use plastic wherever possible. Much less headache and much more impact resistant.
     
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    Had a composite housing on my 2010 FJ and have had no issues. Composite material works just fine in heat and under pressure.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    I swapped mine. No issues since.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    If it's the same material as the OEM scion frs filters you'll be fine. Doubt the tacoma will ever get as hot as tracking a car in 100+*f heat.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    The plastic on the canister caps distorts, especially when tightened by lube bay kids. It's not a spin on filter.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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    Oh didn't know that. Good to know, thanks
     
  19. Jul 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    Just got truck 12-8-17, Ordered-BAKFLIP MX4 bed cover,IONIC 5" stainless BLACK nerf bar step, that's it so far.
    To OP, I thought I had a leak when installed mine but but it was residual from install. Just checked other day after couple months of use..."..
     

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