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Oil Filter tool question

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by ArmygreenTRD, Jun 11, 2023.

  1. Jun 11, 2023 at 10:51 AM
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    Getting ready to change the oil/filter. Realize I don’t have a filter wrench or tool. Need to purchase. Trying to avoid spending crazy $ on the Toyota tool. Recommendations? TIA.
     
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    I would get the Toyota or a high end tool. I have a $50 and $15 one and the fitment is off enough to bust your knuckles. The cheap ones at the local auto part will have sharp edges that might damage the hose that’s wrap around the oil filter. FYI
     
  3. Jun 11, 2023 at 11:10 AM
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    I had no issues at all with the Autozone adapter. Just take the filter with you and make sure it fits snug… it ls your money though
     
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    Motivx tools is hands down the best oil filter wrench, worth the money ! I bought the whole kit with the funnel and drain valve, makes life a lot easier !
     
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    Thanks all!
     
  7. Jun 11, 2023 at 12:27 PM
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    This. Always have one of these in the tool box to remove stubborn filters, especially when doing a first oil change. This tool will get them off when nothing else will and you never know how tight they will be from the mfg. As for installation, you can do it by hand but I just use a standard cap wrench which works fine for the low torque involved in 3/4 rotation past contact. And that is simple to achieve with 3 1/4 rotation moves of a ratchet.

     
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    Got these at home?
    https://www.amazon.com/Channellock-...ive&sprefix=chanell+lock,automotive,81&sr=1-2

    Congratulations, you already have the right tool for the job!
    Many cars/trucks require special tools or sockets due to the filter design or position, luckily ours is easily accessible by "anything that can grip the outer 3/4" of the filter and turn it."
    While I have multiple "filter tools" for other vehicles I kid you not that when I did my 1st oil change on the 2022 I reached for that big-a** channel lock and said to myself "let's see if this works." Sure enough 3 seconds later the filter was loose.

    I'll wait for the sh**storm coming my way for this right over there, but my point here is this: don't overthink it.
    While toys and gadgets are nice to have, I'm often perplexed how many ppl here (and elsewhere) go out of their way to find the most expensive and tool/solution to a simple problem.
    Should any (even half decent shade tree) mechanic use pliers on daily bases? No.
    At the same time, average Joe who has to ask about a tool for oil filters definitely doesn't need a $50+ "special wrench" either.
    ;)
     
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    Shit if that’s the case… you can poke it with a screwdriver and just spin it.
    BTW, I have those Channel locks and used em a few times to do so oil changes, no harm no foul.

    KISS; keep it simple stupid.
     
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    Crazy times we live in where it’s normal to pay $65k or $1,200/month for a truck but spending $50 on a tool that pays for itself the first time you use it is too expensive.
     
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    Damn these guys from the 2.5 gen are falling from the sky!
     
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    Edit:
    I wrote something else but w/e.....no desire to ruin OP's thread.

    OP:
    Here's a real piece of advice:
    Buy a cheap enough of a tool so that one day when you can't find it, you won't get pissed off at yourself for paying $50+ for it.
    :p
     
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    Proud 2.5 and 3 owner.
    ...same pair of channel locks work on both.
    :laughing:
     
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    Not discounting big-a** Channellocks, but it seems it'd be awkward to get it. Do NOT do the stab with a screwdriver thing. Unless they went back with gen3, it:s a permanent unit holding the paper element, not old school oil filter!

    I bought a Motivx for mine (2020) from Amazon for $28, arrived same day, worked great!
     
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    Gen.3 is old school Mr.Barbarian…..
     
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    Yup.
    Old is new again.

    For all the shortcomings of the 2022+ models, I salute Toyota for going back to the old true and tried "traditional" oil filters.
    ...I'm willing to bet however they didn't do this outta pure love for us, the DYI'ers.

    Here's to at least one "green new deal" proven to be a sh** design!
    :cheers:
     
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    The screwdriver trick doesn't work every time. I have had filters that the cap tool slipped on, the plier tool just crushed and the screwdriver just tore through the shell. But that Lisle spring clamp tool still got the remnants off. If you DIY your changes it shouldn't come to this but sometimes new cars and sometimes ones serviced by monkeys...

     
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    It’s just another option. If you’re being anal and don’t like to splash oil everywhere, it’s a great way to drain the oil filter so you don’t have oil spill all over the frame.

    Not a Tundra issue, but other my Mustang does spill oil all over the frame…
     
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    Oh, wow! All that new tech, and they went back old school on the oil filter? It's not too much hassle with the canister, but, yeah, all I've known since started car maintenance in about 1980 has been the 'traditional' oil filters, wish they'd stayed away from the canister experiment.

    Thanks for the information!
     
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    I have the Lisle, AutoZone cheapies, professional band type, plus others. I always end up using channel locks for ease of finding it and removing filters lol.
     
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    If my mom's most average Subaru Outback can have this - why can't we (or others as well) ?!?!?!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Similar to 2nd gen Tacoma 4.0 V6. It was really nice having the filter up top.

     
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    I also used this to get the oem filter off my '22. Then put in the K&N oil filter which was nice because it just requires a socket wrench.

    K&N Premium Oil Filter: Protects your Engine: Compatible with Select TOYOTA/LEXUS/SUZUKI/CHEVROLET Vehicle Models (See Product Description for Full List of Compatible Vehicles), HP-1003 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C4087O
     
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    That would be using common sense.
    They like a design that pours oil all over your fan belt … o_O
     
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    The filters have an anti siphon valve so they don’t make a huge mess (or cause a dry start). Had one like that on my FJC.
     
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    I used channel locks on mine.
     
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    A little mess is too much on a fan belt. Still takes an extreme amount of attention not to drip oil down the engine. I tell the techs If I see one drop of oil on my belt they pay for a new one .
     
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    i have worked with many a different oil filter, most common tool you see used in shops are the sliding adjustable filter wrench pliers like Mattedfred posted, when i worked in the shop, and i still have one today and love it, is the spring type cup, as you use it with a 3/8 ratchet and extensions, to get it over the filter you simply turn it clockwise with the ratchet, it expands, and when you turn it counter clockwise it tightens down on the filter to remove it, you can also buy these from your local auto parts stores generally, the ones made by lisle

    https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-63600-Oil-Filter-Tool/dp/B0002SR4Q8

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    DO NOT buy one of these, they are terrible
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