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Oil Filter Choice?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by freerider8, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Mar 29, 2016 at 6:22 PM
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    So I was trying to find threads on oil filters in the search tool but could not find anything. I already know what kind of oil I am going to use in my Tundra. My question is this for everyone interested, what kind of oil filter do you use and why? I will be using Mobil 1 Synthetic when the oil needs changed since I did just get this truck a few weeks ago. I was looking for filters on various sites and narrowed it down to the Toyota brand, Mobil 1, Hastings, Wix, and K&N filters. I believe they are all good filters so I probably won't go wrong with any of them but wanted some thoughts on what has worked for others.
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  2. Mar 29, 2016 at 6:25 PM
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  3. Mar 29, 2016 at 6:45 PM
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    I used K&N oil filters on my 09 Taco, but prefer using the Toyota filter on my Tundra. They are good to go with synth oil. Mobile-1s are good, but worth twice/three times the cost??
     
  4. Mar 29, 2016 at 6:53 PM
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    I go for the OEM also.
     
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  5. Mar 29, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    Good point. I suppose if they are good enough for the dealers, should be good enough for me.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2016 at 11:56 PM
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    Nice thread.

    I do my own oil changes and keep vehicles for a long time. When I bought our 350Z I also bought a case of oil filters and a few bags of crusher washers for the oil plug. Got great pricing by doing it this way. Fast forward 10+ years later I still don't have to buy any oil filters for the Z.

    I'd like to buy a case of oil filters for the Tundra, if I get a good discount. Any recommendations on who to buy OEM oil filters from?

    Thank you,
     
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  7. Mar 30, 2016 at 5:48 AM
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    I was able to buy 8 OEMs off Craigs List for about $3 a piece. Should last a few years. driverdog has the best idea. The dealer should give you a decent discount for a case of filters and crush washers.
     
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  8. Mar 30, 2016 at 6:26 AM
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    I used Toyota brand or Napa Gold Series. Like Matt said, you can get the good filters online cheap.
     
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    I too, use OEM filters. Just recently changed over to Amsoil products and their filter actually has metal end caps, but it measured 3/16" longer so decided to stick with OEM on the filter.
    IF there is ever an engine related warranty issue, I firmly believe that it's better to be running an OEM filter and the recommended oil viscosity. My .02 worth.
     
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  10. Mar 30, 2016 at 3:44 PM
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    I think I will run the OEM filters on my truck. Sounds like a good way to go. Thanks for the helpful advice guys.
     
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    I have a friend who swears by Amsoil. What is your opinion on Amsoil or for that matter, Royal Purple? I'm always game when it comes to decent aftermarket products. Maybe a new thread ???
     
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    I have used Amsoil in vehicles before and it is a good product. I haven't ordered it in awhile but I do like Mobil 1 products also. Plus Mobil 1 is a little easier to get when its absolutely needed in a hurry.
     
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    Go to a dealer and put a oem and a trd side x side and you will see why I choose to use the trd. My local dealer price matches so I take a screenshot of the cheapest I can find and take it to them. Lol. And I use Mobil 1.
     
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    A lot depends on how often you change your oil. Some folks will still change every 3K, even with synth which is totally unnecessary. Oil filters are only made by a few mfrs and re-branded. Yes there are good ones and not so good ones. It's all about specs in the long run, not looks. ie: no junk science.
     
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    With that I am sure that when some are made for certain companies the specs are changed just do to cost and design. Like with most things, some are good and some are not. It makes no sense to change Synthetic oil that often like conventional, such a waste of money and the benefits of even using it.
     
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    Amsoil has a higher level of zinc than all the rest, and with a quad cammer, that means less wear on that expensive valvetrain. In addition to the high zinc, other additives make it the best oil for those that don't put a lot of miles on their vehicles, and maybe change oil once a year. Cost is $11 a quart, but worth it IMO, and cheap insurance on an expensive motor. Met a guy at a car show recently, had a new Z28 with extensive custom head work, hi-po cam change, full length headers and is now making 700+ hp at the fw. Cunningham Motorsports did all the work and they insisted on using Amsoil because of the protection it offers.
    http://www.cunningham-motorsports.com
     
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    I use OEM but go with the premium filter that is a bit taller than the normal one. Same filter for my Tundra and Taco so I buy a case and run Mobile 1 Synthetic.
     
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    TRD filter. Had a amazon gift card from Christmas and bought a bunch. Should last me for years.
     
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