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Discussion in 'Member Builds' started by Tacomaholic, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. OP
    Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Lol so true! We had the tools but that stuff was so overgrown and over so long a distance that it would have literally taken all day to trim it up.
     
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  3. OP
    Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Next Q&A posted up:
     
  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’ve been there. Cringe and go.
     
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  5. OP
    Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Pretty much! I wanted to film that part but I was too busy crying.
     
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  6. OP
    Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Changed the engine oil and added the fumoto drain valve:

     
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Something I do is remove the oil fill cap (TRD cap) before the drain plug. This helps create a vacuum effect and the oil comes out a little quicker. I tell myself it prevents more of the old oil from being left in the engine. Probably won’t change the out come either way.
     
  8. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I do this too.. It just makes me feel better
     
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  9. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Dump half a qrt of the oil leftover from last oil change. Push anything ur worried about thru.

    When i was at a shop and did my own oil, id dump a full qrt thru of bulk oil... because, why not.
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I do that too. I also use to prime the old can style oil filters and use some of the spill over to lube the gasket on the filter but I’ve heard mixed reviews on that. I haven’t had a vehicle with a can style oil filter for a while and probably never will so I’m not worried about it any more.
     
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  11. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Tow package wont allow me to prime filter. Trucks doing fine. I remember doing that shit with diesels, it sucked.

    Ive never heard anything about why NOT to lube the gasket. I know the yota filter for 2nd gens are lubed o rings, but i do and always will use oil on em.
     
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  12. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member


    $10 for filter???!

    I get 3 for $15 with gaskets from the dealership dude.
     
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  13. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Not about the lubing of the gasket...
    I’ve heard mixed reviews on priming the oil fritter itself.
    Always lube your fritter gasket.
     
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  14. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Ah, ok.
    Man some them huge diesel filters took 1.5qrts.
    It took awhike for them to fill cuz they had to dissipate.

    Maybe its turbo thing. Never had a turbski before myself.

    Nomm, fritter gaskets.
     
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  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I always do the same thing.
     
  16. OP
    Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Well it sounds like I missed out. My local dealerships rarely run deals like that.
     
  17. OP
    Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Had fun doing a walkaround on a local Tacoma:

     
  18. OP
    Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    The human body is 60% water. So are my new headlights.

     
  19. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Open, reseal with more butyl, bake and clamp.
    Then seal the 2 halves where they meet with ge silicone ii


    Done this on retrofits, bhlm, and sealed a few for friends and some online strangers who sent me their headlights. 1 of which is in florida.

    Ive NEVER had a set leak after ive sealed them
     
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  20. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    After silicone, let them offgas for 24hrs if u can with ALL bulbs removed. Then reinstall
     
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  21. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    I love it when you type techy stuff...
     
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