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Old 08-31-2014, 10:08 PM   #1
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Oil filter on the 2014 1500 is PIA!!!

1st oil change today at 1200 miles. Went 5w30 full synthetic. Holy cow is that oil filter a PIA!!! I went from the bottom and dropped it twice and it got hung up on the wiring and it dumped at least a quart of oil on me...

Next time I'm going to try to come at it from the front over the cross member. Maybe I can get a peach can over it that way to catch some of the oil.

I'm seriously considering a relocation kit... but there's nothing to mount it too! All the fenders and flat surfaces are thinner than Tupperware and made out of the same plastic...

How much are those Tundras again?

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Wow, have they moved it? Mine are nowhere near that bad.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:54 AM   #3
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I think it's the switch to the electric power steering unit. It's really just not easy to get out or to cover up with anything to catch all the oil spilling from it. I ordered a transdapt 1113 relocation kit. We'll see how that goes next time around, if it fits at all...
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Hmmm. Another reason to keep my 124 kilo-mile, paid-for, twelve-year-old model.
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Hmmm. Another reason to keep my 124 kilo-mile, paid-for, twelve-year-old model.

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Hmmm. Another reason to keep my 124 kilo-mile, paid-for, twelve-year-old model.
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My old clunker's looking better all the time .



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Well it does get 26MPG on the highway and 20MPG's around town... So far the oil filter change is my only complaint.

If I can relocate the filter to a more convenient location, then all is well.
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Well it does get 26MPG on the highway and 20MPG's around town...
And if I believe that, you have some ocean-front property in Wyoming I can get cheap?
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And if I believe that, you have some ocean-front property in Wyoming I can get cheap?
You can believe whatever you like...

I drive like grandma and use only non-ethanol 92 octane. The catch can may help a bit, too. If I put my foot in it once, the mileage drops to 23 highway, 18 around town instantly... Lol

I actually expect it to go up a bit after switching out to synthetic oil.
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The new trucks do get better miles 2014 got a little more strict on EPA crap
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