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Toyota Oil Filter (Made in Thailand) vs. the competition........

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Oct 15, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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    I haven't had a chance to get my hands on a terd filter. If you want to send me one pM me for my address
     
  2. Oct 15, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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    Nice post !! I use the Toyota. I would not put a FRAM on anything I own...
     
  3. Oct 15, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Not True...it can be had for $5.74 from Amazon, and Purolator routinely offers rebates on the PureOne filter ($2 off)

    As for the PureOne filter, I would argue that filter is made of better materials (Silicone Bypass Valve) as opposed ot the Nitrile one on the Toyota filter. Also the Purolator is made in the USA, where the Toyota filter is made in Thailand. At the end of the day both ar good filters and do what their supposed to :D
     
  4. Oct 15, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    TRD is the same as the M1/K&N
    OEM is $4 in quantity, so unless you buy Amazon Prime, add the shipping to that $5.74
    The Toyota gasket is an o-ring and is captive... no chance of it sticking to the mount and being overlooked. It would be tough to argue that the Purolator media is better. It's good, but without an independent test of the efficiency....
    There have also been some concerns raised that there is too much media, making the element too restrictive.
    Don't get me wrong, it is a good filter, and when M1 had their last price hike I went to the PureOne until I found out how reasonably priced the OEM filters are.

    As far as "Made in USA", keep in mind that Bosch severed ties with Champion labs the same time they went to the "Worse than Fram" E-Core design (the M1 and K&N are still Champion premium filters).
    Bosch purchased Purolator and kept the production line.
    The Purolator name is now a business unit under Mann-Hummel....
    Tennessee and Indiana? Maybe some products, but they are primarily in China and Europe.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    Again, not true in my instance. My Dealer charges $6.00 for the OEM filter with a 10% military discount. Unless I'm buying 10 filters on E-Bay, that's the only way I can get an OEM filter for $4, which I'm not fond of keeping 10 filters around as that's 5 years of oil changes and I doubt I'll have the truck that long. As for $5.74 from Amazon...easy peasy, I buy off Amazon enough than when it comes close to oil change time, I drop a filter or 2 onto an order and it's normally over $25 getting me free shipping, you just have to plan no different as if you were going to the parts store to buy a filter

    The PureOne filter is made in the USA, don't confue the standard Purolator white can with the PureOne Yellow can. THe White can is made somewhere other than the US...China, Mexico...etc, but the Yellow Can is still made in the US.

    As isaid earlier both the Toyota OEM and PureOne filter are very good filters, but I would argue saying the Toyota filter is better. Something of note, Toyota contracts their filter manufacturer to Denso, who subcontracts the filter to Full a company out in Thailand.
     
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  6. Oct 24, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    needs to be over $35 now for free shipping :( (on amazon)
    OEM filters are more expensive than the PureONE filters from amazon in my case, cause the only one thats available from my dealership is the OEM DENSO filter
     
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  7. Oct 24, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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  8. Dec 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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    I'm on my second tacoma. First was 1999 that I bought new and modded with pretty much everything at one time or another for 14 years. Toyota bought it back due to frame rust. New tacoma is exact same truck down to the black color with alpine nav/dvd, tint, de-badged, and softopper, so far.
    I was told by a few different Toyota parts guys and mechanics when I bought my 1999 Tacoma new that the Toyota filter was at least as good as any aftermarket filter on the market, so I've been buying them by the case since then. The same filter fits my new 2013 even though the engine has changed which is good because I still have half a case. Thanks for the article which pretty much validates my 15 year old decision to go with the toy filters.
     
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    Great writeup. Awesome to know somoene is doing a little work to find the truth behind advertising.
     
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    just picked up a case of 10 oem toyota filters from the dealership located in flemington NJ for 39.80, or.. $3.98 each! almost a steal! plus tax, it was 42 and some change.

    i called and asked how much they were and he said 5.50 each,
    then i asked if i bought in bulk would there be any type of discount. he said yeah i could probably hook you up, so i went. come to find out he is prior service air force, and some how he saw my military id in my wallet, and that started a whole new conversation, after some bs'in, he said take this to the cashier/receptionist and pay, i look at the receipt and it said 39.80 for 10 filters! :eek:

    im good for the next 50k+ miles
     
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    Seems Mobil 1 and K&N are obviously just stamped to look different. I have heard this rumor as well with some if not all of TRD parts.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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    went to the dealership today and got 2 filters after readin your test. #1 the filter looks shorter than the one in your pic. i asked her and she double checked and said it was the right one for my truck. it says 90915-YZZG1. not the same as the one you tested. and #2.. filter says MADE IN USA??!! what gives? i have an 04 prerunner xtra cab
     
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    These are all compatible:
    08922-02001, 08922-02002, 15600-25010, 15600-41010, 15601-44011, 90915-02004, 90915-03002, 90915-03005, 90915-20001, 90915-20002, 90915-20003, 90915-20004, 90915-YZZB5, 90915-YZZB9, 90915-YZZD1, 90915-YZZD3, 90915-YZZG1

    The shorter filters are generally used on the 4-cylinder engines.
     
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    i have the v6.. should i take em back?
     
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    I'd go ahead and use it, but next time, specify the YZZD3.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM
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    chris told me the filter he did the write up on was for a gen 2... maybe that is the right filter for my gen 1... nobody has yet said anything about the made in USA part yet?
     
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    They're all compatible.
    Toyota does have a couple of smaller filters used on the Rav4, Echo, Corolla, etc... but all Toyota trucks since the beginning of time have used a standard base filter that is compatible with the old Motorcraft "FL-1A"
    The newer filters are smaller diameter, but the fitment is the same.

    On the height of the filter, I haven't opened up a Toyota filter to see, but on Amsoil filters, it doesn't matter if the can is 3" tall or 5" tall... they both get the same guts.
     
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    ok... thanks!
     
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    I certainly appreciate all the info concerning oil filters. I just got my last free Toyota Care service done last month, so the next one (and countless to follow) are all mine.

    I'm definitely going to go with either the PureOne or the OEM since that seems to be the consensus I've tabulated from this on-going thread. The deciding factor probably going to be $ and convenience of purchase location.

    That said, I used Fram on my previous truck ('97 S10) and never had any issues through 312K miles, changing oil every 4K. And I've seen it being driven by another owner since I pretty much sold it for junk. It wasn't worth it to me for the cost of fuel pump, tank and all fuel lines being replaced, including labor. That's when I got my 'coma.

    Thanks for everyone's input. I mostly lurk here, but find plenty to mull around when I do.
     
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