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Oil cooler bolt

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by MITundra1987, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Jun 29, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    MITundra1987

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    First time changing the oil and filter in my 2012 Tundra and accidentally removed the oil cooler bolt. Its right next to the oil filter. The bolt came off and a spring and small piston looking thing plopped on the ground. I think I know the sequence but don't want to guess. Thanks!IMG_0031 (1).jpg
     
  2. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:12 PM
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    I put it back in the order show in the picture. Also, I notice that hardly any oil is draining out. Used the plastic plunger that comes with the filter for draining. Got maybe a quart or two. I did open the cap on top and dipstick to help with the flow. The truck is on a slight decline but shouldn't be enough to prevent that I would think
     
  3. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:27 PM
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    That looks like the correct order to me, as for the oil are you sure it was full before you drained? Maybe it was actually that low.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    It's possible. This is the first vehicle that I don't usually change the oil myself. I found some of the bolts on the bash plate cranked down. I couldn't get the filter drain open (way too tight) and had to open the filter cap first. Should have worn my shower cap. I guess the B team has been taking care of me...Anyway, I'm going to move the truck to a more level area and try it again. Thanks for the input!
     
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  5. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:50 PM
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    You did pull the drain plug out if the oil pan too, right?
     
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  6. Jun 29, 2020 at 8:14 PM
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    Yeah I did now...:anonymous: I'll be in the corner
     
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  7. Jun 29, 2020 at 8:18 PM
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    Hey, if you didn’t pull the drain plug out of the transmission you’re well ahead of some right now. :)
     
  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 5:44 PM
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    Funny stuff, if in doubt consult some utube videos 1st.
     

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