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What type of engine oil filter should I use for a 2001 3.4 V6?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by N81292, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Dec 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM
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    N81292

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    totally clueless about filtes, can I buy just any filter at the store?
     
  2. Dec 22, 2016 at 12:08 AM
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    robssol

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  3. Dec 22, 2016 at 12:14 AM
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    One that fits
     
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  4. Dec 22, 2016 at 1:17 AM
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  5. Dec 22, 2016 at 2:46 AM
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    Whichever filter you have a coupon for.
     
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  6. Dec 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM
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    I use the Toyota filter that's made for the 4.0 liter engines in the 2nd gen Tacoma's. Same thread pitch but it's a little bigger giving you more filter media. You can pull the skirt back in your driver side wheel well to get to it easier when changing.
     
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  7. Dec 22, 2016 at 7:06 AM
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    robssol

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  8. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:05 AM
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    I use a '95 Ford Taurus 3.0 filter. About twice the height of OEM Yota filter.
     
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  9. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:07 AM
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    Yep, thats the one. Its a 90915-YZZD3
     
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  10. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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  11. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:57 AM
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    I usually go oem but my last one leaked so its got a Bosch till next change
     
  12. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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    Is this going to be just as bad as "what oil" or "what tranny fluid" debates?

    I certainly wouldn't waste your money on those "high performance" ones, like the $15 K&N's.

    Honestly, it doesn't really matter. The most important thing is to just change your oil at regular intervals.

    FWIW, I've used Fram filters in all my vehicles for the last 2 decades. The ones with the black traction material on the ends to make them easier to grab on to. They cost the same, if not less than the OEM brand, and work just as well.
     
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  13. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:03 AM
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    Or the what kind of gas threads?
     
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  14. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    Have heard horror stories regarding fram filter failure but Iike mentioned above some have ran them for years with no issues. I'll spend the extra buck on oem because that could be way cheaper then a new engine if the reviews on cheap filters ring to be true. This topic/debate has been beaten to death OP. Tons of threads on this in TW. Filters are not all created equal,@chris4x4 did a pretty thorough comparison on this as well
     
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  15. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    Clearly 91 octane. You get more power.
     
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    its a Toyota truck and that's all the modifications needed
    Toyota oem yzzd3
     
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