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So tomorrow will be the dreaded oil change day. I usually love changing oil, but not on my 2007 Tundra with the 5.7, never did. 8.5K on the oil, Mobil1 0w20, and a Napa Gold Filter. At least I will be good until about July-August. 155300 miles.
 
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I hate working on Tundras! Taking down the shield and how the filter is placed is absolute garbage. This is with an actual lift too. I can't image trying to DIY a tundra.
 
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Originally Posted By: FordBroncoVWJeta
I hate working on Tundras! Taking down the shield and how the filter is placed is absolute garbage. This is with an actual lift too. I can't image trying to DIY a tundra.
That was Toyota's plan.
 
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Mom's 4Runner has a 1/4" thick skid that needs removed to get to the filter. Can't say I am a fan either. Then it has a cartridge with some goofy push in valve thing that drains the housing before removal. I can never get that to work either.
 
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If I can crawl under my Fiat in the driveway with nothing but a 2x6 under one wheel (didn't have a second) I'm sure a Tundra is a cakewalk. You'll be fine! Just think of the beer waiting for you in the refrigerator.
 
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Originally Posted By: anndel
That stupid can-less filter which is messier than a regular filter.
Only because Toyota designed it. Somehow GM, Chrysler and Fiat can design a cartridge filter that's right on top of the engine, simple to change and doesn't drip a drop of oil.
 
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
Be sure to lay out what you're going to wear the night before so you're good n' ready.
Pack a lunch too. If things don't go as planned, there is always the corner where one can assume a fetal position to kick and scream.
 
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YouTube video says you should be able to do it in under 4 minutes. Oh wait, that's just the length of the yt video, sorry. (J/K) Do follow Homer's advice at the end of the video. So you have something to look forward to when you're done, have a couple cool ones chilled and ready to go. cheers
 
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I have changed oil when I am lying in packed snow in the parking area. Not fun. But today in NJ should not be that bad weather wise.
 
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I love how the skid plate requires 2 sizes of wrench, 10mm and 12mm. I wonder if the thread size of the skip plate bolts differs as well. Not just a MACRO INTELLIGENT idea to have 2 sizes of anything for such a simple job but to do so where it's likely the dimmest "mechanics" will be put on the job. I looked at a vehicle in Lodi, NJ which matches the OP's description (engine and mile wise). Yo, 93cruiser, did you buy that truck on Outwater Lane?
 
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: FordBroncoVWJeta
I hate working on Tundras! Taking down the shield and how the filter is placed is absolute garbage. This is with an actual lift too. I can't image trying to DIY a tundra.
That was Toyota's plan.
How does Toyota benefit from making the oil change on one vehicle somewhat annoying?
 
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Originally Posted By: Ethan1
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: FordBroncoVWJeta
I hate working on Tundras! Taking down the shield and how the filter is placed is absolute garbage. This is with an actual lift too. I can't image trying to DIY a tundra.
That was Toyota's plan.
How does Toyota benefit from making the oil change on one vehicle somewhat annoying?
You bring it to them of course!
 
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: Ethan1
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: FordBroncoVWJeta
I hate working on Tundras! Taking down the shield and how the filter is placed is absolute garbage. This is with an actual lift too. I can't image trying to DIY a tundra.
That was Toyota's plan.
How does Toyota benefit from making the oil change on one vehicle somewhat annoying?
You bring it to them of course!
Toyota doesn't service cars, their franchisees do. People are just as likely to go to a quick lube. You're grasping at straws, to say the least.
 
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