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2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque #4714487
04/02/18 07:45 PM
04/02/18 07:45 PM
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Southern VA
klt1986 Offline OP
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Changed the oil in my Tundra today and for whatever reason, I just realized I over torqued the cartridge filter housing. From everything I've read the housing is supposed to be torqued to 20 lb-ft. I looked at the oil drain plug torque and went to 30 lb-ft. Should I:
a:) Not worry about it and fix it in 6 months when I change again
b:) Try loosening the housing and torque to spec, or;
c:) Remove the cartridge housing, replace the o-ring and torque to proper spec?

Thanks for the advice in advance.


Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 5W-30
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714497
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I use my German Torque wrench: "Guten tite" but not too tight.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714505
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Charlie2015 Offline
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As it heat cycles, the filter housing will only get tighter - keep that in mind when you have to change it next.


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Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: Charlie2015] #4714519
04/02/18 08:19 PM
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Southern VA
klt1986 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Charlie2015
As it heat cycles, the filter housing will only get tighter - keep that in mind when you have to change it next.


Yeah that is what I was thinking. I'm just wondering if I can get by with loosening and then torquing again?


Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 5W-30
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: Charlie2015] #4714533
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Just asking.
Why would heat cycles tighten a filter housing and not loosen?
Thanks.

Originally Posted By: Charlie2015
As it heat cycles, the filter housing will only get tighter - keep that in mind when you have to change it next.

Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714543
04/02/18 08:40 PM
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I've read on a couple of posts folks have used the gaskets up to 3x on a Toyota housing, so loosening and retorquing properly would be my call.

Isn't there a mark or a metal tab on the side of the housing?


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Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714586
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I woudn't do anything. Just wait until your next oil change and eat your Wheaties beforehand.


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Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714619
04/02/18 10:15 PM
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Same here - loosen and re-torque properly would be my call.


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Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714657
04/02/18 11:07 PM
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I just remember: 30, 20, 10.
30 ft/lbs drain plug
20 ft/lbs filter housing
10 ft/lbs filter housing cap

Most drain plugs are around 30 ft/lbs

My vote is to not worry about it. When your filter cap is torqued to 1000 ft/lbs because your gorilla dad helped you and you have to use all your force with a 24” breaker bar and vice and start damaging the plastic housing, that’s when it’s time to worry. I could’ve left it but I couldn’t sleep with that small oring on there for a third oil change


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Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714676
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I can only say the way I do it by "hand" torquing. Turn it by hand until it feels firm but not totally compressed. Then check for leaks for the next few days just in case. This always worked for me. Biggest problem I've known, people leaving the old seal behind then trying to screw the new filter on top of the old seal. Same goes for drain plug, I hand tighten it until it feels just right: Never leaked or stripped on me. But you need to clean the seat around teh drain hole as well around the drain plug to make sure there's no grit interference.

Last edited by Plundy; 04/02/18 11:42 PM.
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714700
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In years past I have had to drive a long screwdriver through the spin on filter on my late Aunt's car . To get the filter off . Also tried a BIG pair of channel locks , but could not really do much but crush it .

First time I changed oil on our 2006 Buick Lacrosse , I could not locate a 6 point 13mm box end wrench . After rounding it off with a 12 point , I ended up trying my largest vice grips & pounding on the handle . Three times . I installed a new drain plug & bought a 13mm Craftsman combination wrench .


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Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714800
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Loosen and re-torque so you will sleep better. ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: Eddie] #4714807
04/03/18 07:06 AM
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Southern VA
klt1986 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Eddie
Loosen and re-torque so you will sleep better. ed


You hit the nail on the head. I think that is my plan. I have another filter and o-rings on hand just in case it develops a leak.


Wife: 08 Honda CR-V 4WD, M1 5W-20
Me: 11 Toyota Tundra DC 4WD 5.7L, PP 5W-30
Me Work: 06 Ford Explorer 4WD 4.0L, Pennzoil 5W-30
Son: 14 Toyota Corolla S, M1 AFE 0W-20
Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714867
04/03/18 08:09 AM
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30 pound/feet ain't that bad. The filter cap wrench with the slots for the filter canister is a great buy.
If you re-torque the canister, please post your results.
You should be fine.

Re: 2011 Tundra Oil Filter Torque [Re: klt1986] #4714905
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If it isn't leaking wait till next OC to address. New O-ring at that point.

It wont get tighter. Folks are thinking of spin on rubber base gasket that adhere to the machined aluminum or CI filter boss.

My spin on filters have been found LOOSE at 5k miles and I give them a final tug with a strap/band wrench.


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