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What have you done to your 2.5 gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by T-Rex266, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Aug 9, 2021 at 6:50 PM
    HulkSmurf14

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  2. Aug 9, 2021 at 6:57 PM
    swallace

    swallace Insert profound statement —> here <—

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    First DIY oil change in the Tundra. Installed an aluminum oil filter cap and Fumoto valve in the process. Also picked up a Fumoto nipple hose kit, Motivx threaded funnel, Motivx oil filter wrench, and an MOCW oil filter drain to make life easier. Used Kirkland Signature 0W-20 synthetic.

    A few thoughts:
    1. The stock SR5 skid plate is lame. You shouldn’t have to remove a skid plate to change a filter.
    2. Valvoline Instant Oil Change is lame. They changed the oil last time. I had to remove the oil filter drain plug with a bench vice and ratchet with probably 80 ft lbs of torque. I’m surprised no damage was done when they replaced the last filter.
    3. Fumoto valves are not lame. I made a huge mess without it this first time.
    4. Motivx is not lame.
    5. The oil filter drain is not lame. Though I didn’t use it because Valvoline Instant Oil Change is lame.
    6. All of the accessories I purchased added up $, but they sure make life easier. The combined price was about the cost of one oil change. And now I can do it myself for $25 quickly with no mess.



     
  3. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:01 PM
    RainMan_PNW

    RainMan_PNW SSEM #82 RGBA #4 “That Guy” Vendor

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    Check the build link in my signature.
    Put another 350+/- miles on the truck driving around NW Montana.
    Garnet ghost town
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    Blackfoot River Valley
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    St. Ignatius Mission (in the middle of a major restoration project)
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  4. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:03 PM
    Hightide

    Hightide SSEM #88 - 3MW - ASCM #2 RGBA#Q

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    Posi-traction 4 on the floor Fuzzy dice

    Just received my Motivx stuff in the mail today.
    Their packaging is like a nice watch!
    I’ll be ordering from them just for the quality in that alone.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:06 PM
    Barrett50

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    Waiting for mine. Wonder how many customers this forum has sent their way.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:12 PM
    Hightide

    Hightide SSEM #88 - 3MW - ASCM #2 RGBA#Q

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    Posi-traction 4 on the floor Fuzzy dice
    Thats funny.
    I think that a lot when ordering stuff I see here.
    I actually sent an email to see if they had a Tundras.com promo code.:cool:
     
  7. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:14 PM
    Barrett50

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    You got a valve in for your plug. Contemplating the Valvomax one, but kinda freaks me out. I haven’t heard of any issues but…..
     
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  8. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:18 PM
    dbldutch

    dbldutch Full send

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    Trd pro headlights, baja designs fog lights, total chaos uca's, toytec lift
    Added some decals. The tundra one is white reflective. Still not sure about it yet. Almost went with red instead since the bed decal is red and white.

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  9. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:20 PM
    swallace

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    I agree! But the reviews and mess I had to clean up convinced me otherwise.
     
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  10. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:24 PM
    LarryDangerfield

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    First milestone! All put on since the end of January this yearScreenshot_20210809-210458.jpg
     
  11. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:25 PM
    Hightide

    Hightide SSEM #88 - 3MW - ASCM #2 RGBA#Q

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    Posi-traction 4 on the floor Fuzzy dice
    Form fitting foam for a socket, a funnel, a brass fitting and a tube.
    I’m a fan of quality products.

    Good stuff.

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  12. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:26 PM
    Barrett50

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    Dang!! Fancy. Was there a bottle of cognac in there as well?
     
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  13. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:27 PM
    Hightide

    Hightide SSEM #88 - 3MW - ASCM #2 RGBA#Q

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    Posi-traction 4 on the floor Fuzzy dice
    I better double check.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2021 at 7:46 PM
    TNTundra16

    TNTundra16 YOU BIG DUMMY!

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    5FDP and 1911s. We might be brothers!
     
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  15. Aug 9, 2021 at 8:21 PM
    Okie3006

    Okie3006 3 fingers of scotch please...

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    Bwahahaha Roger that!
     
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  16. Aug 9, 2021 at 9:15 PM
    Cl8NL

    Cl8NL Pocket-Sand

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    I’d love to get my hands on the platinum specific dash pad. I will pay + trade my 21’ black Limited pad. Air vent can be included or removed. I can’t post in the marketplace yet

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  17. Aug 10, 2021 at 2:24 AM
    AggiePhil

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  18. Aug 10, 2021 at 4:11 AM
    Tundra234

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    Nice! Say hi to the neighbors lol. :rofl:
     
  19. Aug 10, 2021 at 4:16 AM
    Tundra234

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    Wait until you drive with it and it has the phone weight on it. It will shake so bad that you wont even be able to look at it. That thing is horrible. A couple of us here have it. Their website doesn't exist either. I had to cut mine up and use JB Weld to make it useable. Mine does not shake at all now, but I can't adjust it any longer either.
     
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  20. Aug 10, 2021 at 4:37 AM
    Tundra234

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    What light bar are you putting in the bulge? I'm thinking the Rough Country 40" for mine. I don't like the NSV and the Baja S8 is nice but expensive. The Baja is ~1K and the RC is $250.
     
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  21. Aug 10, 2021 at 5:30 AM
    Okie3006

    Okie3006 3 fingers of scotch please...

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    I'm more than likely just gonna stick with RC, the old if it ain't broke scenario...
     
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  22. Aug 10, 2021 at 5:37 AM
    Tundra234

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    One of us needs to be the guinea pig for testing/fitment lol.
     
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  23. Aug 10, 2021 at 5:49 AM
    TNTundra16

    TNTundra16 YOU BIG DUMMY!

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    Truth. I HAD one. Went with @2020Platinum suggestion of the Scosche magic mount and problem solved.
     
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  24. Aug 10, 2021 at 5:53 AM
    Okie3006

    Okie3006 3 fingers of scotch please...

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    I'll be ordering mine later this week, so let the games begin...lol
     
  25. Aug 10, 2021 at 7:19 AM
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    What does the funnel screw onto?
     
  26. Aug 10, 2021 at 7:28 AM
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    On sparks I cannot determine which is for platinum. They are just listed as gray, black, sand, fabric…
     
  27. Aug 10, 2021 at 7:44 AM
    HulkSmurf14

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    Call 'em up...they're real ppl and are very helpful
     
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  28. Aug 10, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    I believe that piece screws in to the top of the engine to add the new oil.
     
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  29. Aug 10, 2021 at 8:22 AM
    Long Duck Dink

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    I enjoyed your write up! I am about to do my first oil change as well. I've only purchased a few things because I want to see how difficult and how it goes the first time.
    I'm debating about buying a TRD skid plate so I can do the oil filter with just the trap door. Have you considered that? I've also heard there is a YouTube video on crating a trap door in the stock skid plate but honestly, I'd rather spend the money and have the TRD skid plate if it really does make life easier.
    Only things I've bought are the MotivX tools, threaded funnel and drain tube for the filter.
    I'm considering the fumoto valve and the aluminum oil filter thing but I'll probably see how things go the first time before doing that.

    Thanks again for the write up!
     
  30. Aug 10, 2021 at 8:59 AM
    RobertD

    RobertD SSEM#123, ASCM#4 "I call it Vera" ~Jayne Cobb

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    RCI skid plate has the trap door too and will be like half the cost of the TRD skid plate.
     

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