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First time self oil change. Tips/advice?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by 2Good4You, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Oct 17, 2019 at 5:09 AM
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    I’ve been watching YouTube videos on how to change the oil on my 2010 Tundra. Doesn’t look too complicated. Are there any tools, tips, or tricks you guys Recommend?? Is taking that plate off a pain in the @ss?!? Thanks
     
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  2. Oct 17, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    Just a few extra minutes over an old school oil change, but nothing complicated. On a scale of 1-5, It's a 1 unless you have never done an oil change before.
     
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    The hardest part is having to buy the oil filter tool and wait for it to arrive
     
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    Taking off the skid is nothing more than 6 12mm bolts. You have to slide the skid a few inches to one side, once unbolted, for it to drop. You will need this oil filter removal tool to get the oil filter housing off. Don’t use the 3/8” square to turn it, use a 22mm socket...

    ABN 6-8 Cylinder Oil Filter Wrench for 2.5L to 5.7L Engines - 64mm Cartridge Style -fit for Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Sienna, Tundra, Toyota, Lexus https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L84EKI0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_v3p9rGMC6FNQw
     
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    A search using "oil filter housing" yields most of the valuable information (plus some of questionable value). That link is shown below. Read what you need, ask if you have any questions. Ignore any threads obviously on peripheral subjects like steering rack removal, which is only listed because the oil filter housing has to be removed to get the rack out:

    https://www.tundras.com/search/2196133/?q=oil+filter+housing&t=post&o=date
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm still a ways out on my 1st change but will go ahead and grab this along with a couple of filters to get the free shipping
     
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    The cartridge filter kits come with a plastic bleed nipple for the oil canister. Shove a piece of hose into before you use it to direct the drainage otherwise have some rags around. Also make sure you know where the 2 gaskets go.

    Don't go ham on the plastic canister. They can crack. Upgrade to the aluminum can if you need to. There's a OEM and a Dorman version.
     
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  9. Oct 17, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    One more thing you’ll need to buy, the oil plug o-ring...if I had a link I’d give it to ya, but I unfortunately went with an Amazon buy, and they suck. They deteriorate over 5k and cause my drain plug to be torqued back down. Go with OEM from a dealer, you can get a pack of many that’ll last years...
     
  10. Oct 17, 2019 at 4:12 PM
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    Some Toyota filters may not have the o-rings, but these do:
    https://www.amazon.com/Set-Toyota-0...1571353732&sprefix=04152-YZZA4,aps,187&sr=8-6

    Not an o-ring, but these are what you need for the oil drain plug:
    https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Toyo...6Q8GY1TR2WP&psc=1&refRID=SYY75YQXB6Q8GY1TR2WP
     
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    The best tip you could get is to properly torque the filter housing and the drain cover when you reinstall them. Replace the drain plug gasket as @JohnLakeman mentions above.

    Really simple job. I actually prefer it to the old filters as it's really easy to keep everything perfectly clean.
     
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    I would personally avoid those from Amazon, that’s what I got. They’re junk. Maybe they work for others, not me.
     
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    Those are Toyota filters, exactly the same as the ones you get from the dealer. How did they not work for you?
     
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    I ordered 10 filters from mcgeorge Toyota for around $3.65 each. Along with the oil drain plug gasket. The oil filters come with the 2 rubber gaskets and the plastic drain piece for the oil filter. I had to get a dorman oil filter housing since the previous owner or oil change, it was missing the middle piece on the oil filter housing.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    2 oils changes with them and each time, the oil drain plug is slightly loose and the gasket is essentially disintegrated, there’s very little of anything left, causing the slightly lose plug. Thought the first was a fluke.
     
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    First change on a 2015? If you recently bought the truck change it right away unless you have a receipt proving the last time it was done
     
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    There is more than one listing of two Toyota filter packages on Amazon. Some of the case quantity (10) listings are being sold by Toyota dealers. Can you go into your orders and find the listing you bought from? This is important for the rest of us to avoid boot-leg filters. I am assuming the filters you bought came in the red/white Toyota boxes?
     
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    Dealer certified. They changed it before I bought it
     
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    Yes, filters are genuine w/ Toyota box. I’ve tried finding where I bought there drain plug washers and can’t... otherwise I would alert others...I completely agree that I think I got knock-offs, but must have ordered from a site other than Amazon or eBay.
     
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    I would get a Fumoto oil drain valve F103N and never have to worry about having to get an oil drain plug gasket each time. Makes changing your oil much cleaner as well.
    Fumoto F103N with LC-10 Lever Clip FN-Series Engine Oil Drain Valve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D9DXCHP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_YQeWzEDzfq5CY

    I also bought a 10-pack of oil filters off Amazon from DaytonaToyota.

    Get the Motivx filter wrench and drain tool as well. They are well built and should last a lifetime. They are having a sale on them right now.
    https://www.motivxtools.com/collect...mx2341-drain-tool-bundle?variant=895099699225
     
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    I believe all genuine Toyota 04152-YZZA4 filters will have a small diameter (1/2"?) reflective sticker on the top of the box. I can't think of any reason for that sticker unless Toyota IS having some problems with knock-off filters being sold, and it's a way of discovering knock-offs (like the stripe in $100 bills). Of course, the sticker could also be faked, but that is another step pirates have to discover and duplicate.

    Buy Toyota filters that have the o-rings and plastic drain gizmo in them. Buying from a Toyota dealer on Amazon would be preferable (less $), but most of the Amazon outlets are also selling genuine Toyota filters for less. Buying o-rings from a separate source will cost you more, and can lead to all kinds of problems. O-rings used in oil systems have to be hydrocarbon resistant (Viton or Buna-N). Materials that are not compatible with hydrocarbons, or of poor quality may have the problem you experienced.
     
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    So, I just went to the dealership to pick up genuine oil drain gaskets. They are totally different than the ones I have been using, which are eerily similar to those you posted. The dealership gaskets are black and have a much thinner, more rubbery coating on the washer, whereas my counterfeit(?) ones were blue, with a much thicker, drier type of gasket feeling to it. I installed the new one today and I’m glad I did. With less than 300 miles on my fake gasket, this is what it looks like...the outside rubber is nearly gone while the inside, which was against the oil pan, was melting away. I read a few of the reviews on Amazon for those and other guys have experienced what I did. Here’s some pics of the blue ones (Less than 300 miles since oil change)...9850944B-2DDD-40E3-A441-235D6F17DC41.jpg23F991C6-08A2-48DA-9E44-0476EA096AC0.jpg And here’s a pic of the gaskets I picked up from the dealer...6771B06F-E702-48A2-893D-A57DFAD018ED.jpgAfter install, I feel so much more confident about this one. It looks different when installed, my fake gasket could barely be seen once torqued to 30ft/lbs and this new gasket is super apparent it’s there and doing its job correctly. That’s all I have to say about a $1 part, lol.
     
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    Interesting. The drain plug gasket listing in my first post is what I purchased, and those are apparently the real deal, Toyota part number and packaging. All the Toyota drain plug gaskets I've used for 30 years have had a dry, papery gasket material (as you describe, not rubbery) on both sides of an aluminum washer. Sometimes they are called "crush washers", but they are stamped from sheet aluminum...they DO NOT crush. In a pinch, they can be reused. The color used to be black, now appears they are blue. Your description of a rubbery coating is different from my experience. Something wanky is afoot. I think you bought some ringers...raise hell with Amazon to protect the buying public.
     
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    Yes, I do. The 5.7 is the same 2007-Current
    Scroll thru some reviews and questions on the Amazon link and you’ll find plenty of Tundras with it...
     
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    It is a Toyota filter housing that was used on other engines, like the Venza, instead of the plastic housing. Toyota won't tell you it will fit, because you have to exchange the original center tube in your plastic housing for the short one in the aluminum housing. You have to do this because using the longer Tundra filter with the short center tube will cause the top of your long filter to collapse, possibly leading to filter media debris in your engine. It has happened. Not a good thing.
     
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    My first two oil changes made a mess. That 0-20W oil comes gushing out. I was using the same drain pan I had always used on my other vehicles. I finally took a 5 gallon bucket and cut it down so it would just fit up under the oil pan. Now I don't have a mess any more.
     
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    I do the same, but fill the bucket w/ a 13gal. trash bag. I can then hang the bag-full-o-oil on my tree, poke a hole in the bottom and drain back into something for disposal. Very little mess.
     
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