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Oil Filter cap conundrum

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Cl8NL, Jun 13, 2023.

  1. Jun 13, 2023 at 11:59 AM
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    Cl8NL

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    I bought a metal housing and realized that I had foolishly installed it incorrectly. I threw away all the components of the original plastic housing (tube, spring..). I’ve been running it for about 2 weeks and I want to remedy this.

    I know my options are to buy an OEM plastic housing and either install it or swap the guts into the metal housing but my question is this -

    should I bite the bullet and buy a $90 plastic housing from Toyota ($120 at my local dealership)

    Or

    is an aftermarket plastic housing suitable in this case. listing says it’s OEM, but it’s surely not, surely it can’t matter much. I even see plastic options for like $16.

    I know that a strong argument can be made that the OEM composite material is best and that the tube won’t collapse etc etc but how can toyota themselves only charge like $30 for an OEM aluminum housing and $120 for a plastic/composite one?

    I realize I made a dumb mistake, but does it have to be a $120 mistake or can I remedy this with <$50??
     
  2. Jun 13, 2023 at 5:18 PM
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    Why do you say it's not OEM? It list it on the description and if when you get it its not OEM then return it. Me personally I stuck to OEM when I did my aluminum oil cap. I actually stick to OEM on a lot of things. Lots of garbage out there these days.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2023 at 5:28 PM
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    It’s half price what the dealers charge, one reviewer said it’s not OEM, and Amazon is notorious for counterfeit products. Since I threw away the old one, I have to frame of reference for returning it :/
     
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    When I got my OEM aluminum from Amazon, it was legit. I mean you could try. Nothing to lose. You would be amazed at some of those reviewers and the stupid shit they say.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2023 at 5:50 PM
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    thanks for replying to my post btw. Do you think I’d have problems if I bought a cheap aftermarket plastic and put it in the OEM metal housing I have on currently?
     
  6. Jun 13, 2023 at 5:51 PM
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    The spring and tube are critical components. The spring is rated for a specific pressure and allows bypass if the filter begins to become clogged. With the wrong tube length, the filter can collapse. The filter housing material don't matter much.
     
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    I wouldn't buy an aftermarket one. I would buy the Amazon one since it says it OEM. Worse come to worse you return it if it's not OEM.
     
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    Yep, I became aware of this after I threw all that away. Has me worried. I was just wondering if an OEM plastic cap had to be the donor now, or if an aftermarket unit would suffice
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2023 at 5:58 PM
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    2mchfun Cool story, but did your new TTV6 tow a shuttle?

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    Obviously you should use an OEM spring and tube because aftermarket tube could have a different number of holes or different size holes which would affect pressure and the spring is critical.
     
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    This is the exact answer I was looking for!! I hadn’t really thought of the fact that the aftermarket could be machined differently in the sense of the holes. You rock
     
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