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Another Oil Change Thread

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Jota21, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Mar 27, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    Jota21

    Jota21 [OP] New Member

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    So take it easy on me, but i've never had a car that uses the cartridge-style filter before and it's confusing me. Is the below all i'll need to do a proper oil change? I've always done my own, so i'm confident i can, but just a little unclear since the filter cap assembly/filter wrench/drain tool, fumoto valve are all foreign to me.

    My understanding is that i'll use the drain tool to drain the existing filter, then use the filter wrench to remove the entire filter housing? Replace that housing/filter with the ones below for longevity? The fumoto valve is straight forward enough - i can't believe i've never used one before.

    Also, Valvoline is ok, right? Why is it half the price of Mobil 1 on Amazon??????

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  2. Mar 27, 2020 at 10:21 AM
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    Skip the MotivX tool and get this one instead:
    https://www.amazon.com/Tool-Guy-Rep...460&sprefix=toyota+oil+fileter,aps,192&sr=8-3

    This is the filter socket that all the Toyota techs use. The OEM toyota filters come with the oil filter drain fitting, just need to find a piece of clear hose.

    Everyone has their own opinion on oil, but it seems the favorite flavor around here is the Mobile-1 Extended Performance 0w-20.
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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    Green Thunder

    Green Thunder Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.

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    Yeah, that looks good. I'm going to get the Motivx package that includes the screw-in funnel, but what you have there will be fine.

    I'm going to use Castrol Magnatec...it's great oil and even cheaper. Sign up for recurring shipments and I think the price drops under $17 for 5qts. I'll have oil delivered every 3-4 months automatically.

    On a side note... our very own @Roman parts guy here on the forum is having free shipping on orders over $100. I bought 3 years worth of oil, air and cabin filters for about $135. His price on oil filters is under $4 each.
     
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  4. Mar 27, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    Green Thunder

    Green Thunder Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.

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    Fumoto Pro Tip: Before you install it, take it to the hardware store and get ~2' of clear hose that will fit on the nipple. Then you can just run the oil directly into the pan. I haven't used one on the Toyota yet, but my Ford valve was horizontal and the oil squired out 2', well over and beyond the pan.
     
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  5. Mar 27, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    The first two samples are from Mobil 1 and the second two are of Valvoline:

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  6. Mar 27, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    Nice report!
     
  7. Mar 27, 2020 at 11:52 AM
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    As for the filter cap; you will probably need to swap the existing center (screen) piece into the new housing. If the existing one is longer definitely swap them out. The filter element needs the longer center screen.

    As for the oil cost difference, Mobil1 name guessing. Lots of good oils out there.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2020 at 6:13 PM
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    Haggis777

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    Exactly....did the same thing and saved some coin. Use the plastic insert you get with the oil filter and secure it with a hose clamp.
    Hose: 3/4" O.D. 5/8" I.D.
     
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  9. Mar 27, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    That Aluminum filter housing is definitely worth the upgrade . Mine was all chewed to hell up and couldn't get it off with the filter socket do had to get some pliers. When I change my oil I dont worry about draining it out of the housing I just make sure to have the pan under and undo it slowly and dump it in the pan and clean the inside. As others have said you have to switch the inside metal screen with the one that's on your plastic one .
     

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