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#3195866 - 03/18/13 08:21 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
Hunter 257W
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 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
The life of your oil and the distance between oil changes depends on the conditions you drive under.Big city bumper to bumper driving your oil will get dirtier faster.The wife's Grand Prix told you when the oil needed changing by measuring the viscosity of the oil. When we lived in Nashville the light always came on at close to every 4,000 miles.When we Moved to Benton county I started changing around every 8,000 miles. When changing your filter be sure to coat the sealing ring with a thin coat of oil.You only need to snug it hand tight.


I added the BOLD. Very good advice. Also along this same line, don't try to remove the filter from a totally cold engine. It's a lot harder to break it loose. If you aren't careful, you'll end up damaging the filter to the point that you can't run the engine but you still can't get it off either. At that point you end up driving a screwdriver through the filter to use as a "wrench". You have now passed "The point of no Return". There is no running it down to your local oil change place to finish it off once you jab a hole in the filter. \:\) I've come close to having to pull an engine to get a stuck filter off one time because of this. Believe me, it's better to get hot oil down your arm than to stick a filter.

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#3195887 - 03/18/13 08:37 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: RUGER]
Carlos Viagra
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Registered: 11/20/04
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Around here you just about can't buy the stuff as cheap as you can have it done.


Ditto that!
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#3195889 - 03/18/13 08:39 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: Hunter 257W]
7mm08
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Never thought of a screwdriver as a wrench as a bailout. I always had one of those wrenches until I got smart somewhere along the way and only hand tightened. HA!
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#3195894 - 03/18/13 08:41 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: Kimber45]
MUP
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 Originally Posted By: Kimber45
Toyota only! Worked at a Yota dealer for many years (20yrs ago) and the Techs in the shop explained there's an anti drain-back valve in the Yota filter - keeps oil where it needs to be at startup. They were Techs - could have used anything they wanted and all swore by only Yota filters on a Yota.


I was told the same about my Nissan, AFTER I had used a Fram filter. I noticed at start up the rattling from lack of oil in the journals of the engine. After I went back to the Nissan filters, it stopped. Definitely use the Toyota filter imo.
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#3195898 - 03/18/13 08:42 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: Deer Whisperer]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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Registered: 11/12/10
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the main thing is change the filter.i assume they all are pretty good
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#3195904 - 03/18/13 08:44 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Around here you just about can't buy the stuff as cheap as you can have it done.
But what oil and filter are they useing? Most of the time its the cheaper oil and filter,and I won't put that junk in my vehicles.
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#3196058 - 03/18/13 10:36 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: Hunter 257W]
lung-buster
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Registered: 09/16/08
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Loc: Southern Middle Tn

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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
The life of your oil and the distance between oil changes depends on the conditions you drive under.Big city bumper to bumper driving your oil will get dirtier faster.The wife's Grand Prix told you when the oil needed changing by measuring the viscosity of the oil. When we lived in Nashville the light always came on at close to every 4,000 miles.When we Moved to Benton county I started changing around every 8,000 miles. When changing your filter be sure to coat the sealing ring with a thin coat of oil.You only need to snug it hand tight.


I added the BOLD. Very good advice. Also along this same line, don't try to remove the filter from a totally cold engine. It's a lot harder to break it loose. If you aren't careful, you'll end up damaging the filter to the point that you can't run the engine but you still can't get it off either. At that point you end up driving a screwdriver through the filter to use as a "wrench". You have now passed "The point of no Return". There is no running it down to your local oil change place to finish it off once you jab a hole in the filter. \:\) I've come close to having to pull an engine to get a stuck filter off one time because of this. Believe me, it's better to get hot oil down your arm than to stick a filter.
it makes a huge mess if the old gasket sticks and you put a new filter on. I know from experience

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#3196073 - 03/18/13 10:52 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: lung-buster]
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Wix makes Toyota filters
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#3196079 - 03/18/13 10:56 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: paincave_2000]
gasman
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Fram is good filters! My old Ford 350,000 plus miles and still going strong (until my daughter decided to jump a creek with it) changed oil every 3-5k mi. Used Fram and Castrol every time. I will never use anything else.
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#3196107 - 03/18/13 11:26 AM Re: oil change/filter question [Re: lung-buster]
Zulu
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Registered: 02/06/08
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 Originally Posted By: lung-buster
it makes a huge mess if the old gasket sticks and you put a new filter on. I know from experience


x 2 on that!

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