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Re: Toyota oil filter housing rant [Re: greenjp] #4977047
01/12/19 01:09 PM
01/12/19 01:09 PM
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Going to agree with OP that the design is overall not user friendly, however the Germans are not immune as my '06 Jetta 2.5 had a similar cartridge system accessed from underneath that caused spillage. The TDI's had a top mount cartridge that was no mess, same with most if not all BMW's and Mercedes.

My '03 Golf TDI, '09 MB C300 and now my '11 MB E350 all have top mount filters where when you unscrew the cap it opens the anti-drainback valve and drains the filter housing down to the pan as soon as you have the cap loose. My process was to just get the housing fully unscrewed and leave it sitting for a few minutes for the filter and housing to drip a little bit longer. Makes refilling the oil easier too as you had this massive filter housing to pour oil into that drains pretty rapidly into the pan, never used the oil fill neck except for topping off.


2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic - 85k miles
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Auto (Traded - 8/11/18 - 78k)
Re: Toyota oil filter housing rant [Re: greenjp] #4977067
01/12/19 01:37 PM
01/12/19 01:37 PM
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Same thing on 2GR-FE V6 in my Sienna. Poor average driver of Toyota still thinks they are lucky, as it must be more difficult and expensive on Euro cars.
On Tiguan it is a breeze and more importantly, no mess.
But that on a side. Which idiot put that filter housing so close to the ground is beyond my understanding.


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 0W20 EP+ 2qt of M1 0W40 + FRAM Ultra).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
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