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Which oil filter for 2009 tacoma trd?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Orion, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Apr 23, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    Orion

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    My first oil change is coming due for my tacoma. I bought it with 7,000 miles on it and this will be the first oil change by me.. What is everyone using? Does it matter?

    I believe I will be using Mobil 1 oil...

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 23, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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  3. Apr 23, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    I alternate between Puralator Pure one and Mobil 1 Filters depending if the mobil 1 is on sale. Sometimes advance runs a deal for Mobil 1 plus a M1 filter for $29. If they are running the sale I will buy a M1 filter..otherwise I buy puralator.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Mobil-1 filter p/n m1-209 little bigger than stock filter
     
  5. Apr 23, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Why risk it? Something fails, Toyota has one more item to point at if they decide to argue, and on the off chance you get a bad filter, Toyota will cover any damage if they sell you the filter, definitly unlikely in the event you get a bad aftermarket filter. I personally cannot understand going with anything other than OEM. Sometimes OEM just makes sense......
    There was an FJ in Alberta, with an aftermarket oil filter that malfunctioned, starved the engine of oil. I think Toyota covered that one, but you have to have a dealer BS'ing for you to get that.....
     
  6. Apr 23, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Amsoil EAO filter #34
     
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    Toyota filter.. no reason to F around.
     
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    In the US they can't do shit. The law states you can use any approved filter. If it fails, it's covered. Toyota will just go after the manufacturer.
     
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    Microguard. The cheapest O'Reilly's has to offer. $3.50 I think? Along with regular Pennzoil.
     
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    I use the TRD oil filter (looks like K&N filter) and Mobile 1 ... IMO, this is about the best bang for the buck.

    Amsoil or Royal Purple products maybe be a fuzz better ... but are harder to find and more expensive.

    Good filtration (in lubricants and/or air) is important in everything that I use.

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  13. Apr 23, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    I think you are wrong. Toyota does not cover damage caused by other manufacturer parts. Read your warranty card.

    I vote for the stock Toyota filter.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    Any quality filter will do -- ie. not basic Fram. I use Wix 51516/Napa Gold 1516 or 51348/1348. I've been using Wix/Napa Gold for years and never had a problem.
     
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    Whats the benefit of going bigger? I mean If you change your oil regularly. What's the difference?
     
  16. Apr 23, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    exactly. If you change your oil like you're supposed to, then it doesn't matter imo. I don't get the whole expensive oil/oil filter...
     
  17. Apr 23, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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  18. Apr 23, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    when I owned my 2005 RAV4 I had Toyota of Lake City argue with me about changing my own oil. They threatened my warranty coverage if I had a problem. Said Toyota most likely would not cover problems this threat happened more than once. I wrote Toyota and they apparently shot something off to the dealership. The service manager called me and told me the warranty would be ok so long as I saved the receipt from when I purchased the oil and filter. He was supposed to tell the service writers to quit spreading rumors. I suspect it was all to make sure I returned to the dealership for the $60.00 oil change. The dealership had use of Toyota parts on the brain aftermarket was not good enough.

    Had the 30,000 mile service done at a nearby Japanese repair shop. They did everything the dealer did down to changing out the antifreeze. Then told me I had a leaking water pump. I returned to the dealer for that as it was still under warranty. they noticed the antifreeze was the wrong color, though it was brand new they changed it again for the wonderful incompareable 100,000 mile Toyota antifreeze and wanted to charge me for that. I jumped up and down on the service writers desk and they decided to install the Toyota anitfreeze under warranty.
    Yes sir those wonderful Toyota parts. Thats why many here use aftermarket suspension, K&N Filters etc.

    Toyota filters are likely made from recycled Japanese beer cans and likely no better than a good aftermarket filter.

    By the way I used WIX filters on the RAV4 exclusively, no problems with those, though one would never know unless his oil was analyzed for dirt or had a oil problem of some sort.
     
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  20. Apr 23, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    I use the K&N not because I think it is better than other filters and it is not cheap, but I like the nut on the top of the filter, which makes taking it off easy.
     
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