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Oil Filter housing, metal strainer supposed to be there?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by toolman.dustin, Sep 22, 2023.

  1. Sep 22, 2023 at 2:46 PM
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    Just changed the oil in my 2017 Tundra, 5.7L
    I noticed recently a Tundra repair video and the guy replaced the oil filter. His housing has the metal strainer in the center of his Oil Filter Housing Cap as seen in the image below.

    Mine doesn't have that metal strainer. I think it's purpose is to "allow" the bypass valve to open if the filter clogs. Without it my paper filter would have to be rigid enough to depress the bypass valve. I'm not sure it would be able to do that.

    Do any of you Tundra people know if the metal strainer is supposed to be there, or not? I think it's been this way since I bought the truck in 2019.

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  2. Sep 22, 2023 at 2:51 PM
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    TundraMcGov.

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    Here's the succinct answer: YES.
     
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    Yes it is supposed to be there. If you have the plastic housing, then it is missing. If you have a metal housing, then that means that someone swapped from the plastic to metal housing and didn't move the strainer over.
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2023 at 3:25 PM
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    Thanks to both replies.

    I'll order this one on Amazon. It comes with 3 different length stems. Toyota parts lookup calls for a part number but when I look it up people who purchased it for Tundra say the center stem is too short and they had to cannibalize the old cap. Since I don't have an old cap with a stem I'll get this kit. And, mine is the plastic housing. Anyway, this should fix my problem.

    Thanks,
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    Does it have the spring and valve plate in the bottom? If those are missing, you need those along with the long metal strainer.

    edit:
    What you ordered will have it all.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2023 at 5:10 PM
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    You may want to just order and OEM cap. Part # 15620-0S010

    https://youtu.be/G_vl2AYe7Yg?si=NNMIcgcFFzZvjMaC
     
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    Its purpose is to prevent the paper/cellulose filter element from collapsing under pressure. Metal spin-on oil filters have them as well.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2023 at 9:08 AM
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    The parts I need are on order. The question I have is, without the screen stack and spring, what has been taking place in my oil filter system.

    At 4:53 in this video, Ahmad explains that when the metal screen moves down it exposes the bypass ports (at the top of the filter) and causes oil to bypass the filter.
    If I understand this correctly, without the metal screen & spring in place (as has been my situation) my filter is always in bypass mode!
    Basically, I have not been filtering oil.

    Do I understand this correctly, or did I miss something?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_vl2AYe7Yg



    Dustin
     
  9. Sep 23, 2023 at 9:32 AM
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    Yes without that tube you're not filtering the oil and the paper filter is likely to collapse down.
     
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