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Old 09-05-2014, 12:36 AM   #1
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Think I got the oil filter on a 2014 figured out

So after a little thinking about what a mess the first oil change made, 20 minutes of wiping cleaning and it's still dripping, I think I have a new strategy for the next time around.

I got a peach can, smaller than a small coffee can and bigger than a soup can, and I was able to get it in over the filter from the front, over the cross member. I think I can loosen the filter, put the peach can over it and then unspin the filter and have it and the oil drop into the can, then carefully with minimal tilting get the can/oil/filter out the same way and get the drips with a paper towel.

It used to work something like that on my Tacoma with a small coffee can. the key is how much titling is required to remove the can/oil/filter combo...

Let you all know how it works out in about 3 months!

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Old 09-30-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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I use a funnel with a hose on it. All the oil goes in the funnel and down the hose to the bucket.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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I just use a piece of aluminum flashing about 6 inches wide and a foot long, bend the edges a bit to form a trough and slide under the filter while you loosen it with the oil running down and off the trough into your catch pan. Once oil quits running remove trough and old filter then spin on the new on and clean the little oil the dripped with a paper towel/rag.

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I laid a antifreeze jug on it's side and cut about a fourth of it off and slid it under the oil filter from the front of the engine and it catches the oil and the filter when I take it off. I still wrap tin foil around the rack and pinion bellows just in case I spill any oil
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I use a zip lock with a couple of paper towels wadded up inside. Put it around the filter after it's a little loose and let the oil drain in the zip lock.
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:14 PM   #6
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I use a zip lock with a couple of paper towels wadded up inside. Put it around the filter after it's a little loose and let the oil drain in the zip lock.
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I think I will try the zip lock with the paper towels. The can was better, but I was still using language my wife didn't appreciate...

I'll let you know! Thanks for the ideas!
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I think I will try the zip lock with the paper towels. The can was better, but I was still using language my wife didn't appreciate...

I'll let you know! Thanks for the ideas!
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:08 AM   #9
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Well, I just said screw it and got the Transdapt 1127 oil filter re-location kit off of Amazon. It fit and now I'm running a Fram XG8a filter mounted on the support bracket to the front bumper. Should take me about 30 seconds to remove the filter now with zero mess.

The oil filter location was the only thing that I really didn't like about this truck.
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