DUHH !! Where's the Oil Filter???

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    Wow...while my engine undercover is off waiting for hardware to install the skidplate...I crawled underneath the truck today and just laid under there to familiarize myself with 'stuff'!

    I usually try to do this when I get a new vehicle. New or used.

    I have had over 100 cars and ALWAYS do my own oil changes. Sold Toyota parts, (among other brands) for years and like to think I know my way around cars? But............................................... ...................

    I'll be d---ned if I see an oil filter on this 4.6 motor?! I do wear glasses, but.....

    I have heard the story on here of cutting a hole in the undercover for easier oil filter removal, but I figured that would most likely be unnecessary, and that you could probably remove from above with the hood open. But, I don't see it anywhere? Years ago on my then brand new, 1990 Toyota 4x4 with a 22RE, I installed a remote oil filter mount, and placed it on the fender apron. If this is going to be a PITA to get to with the undercover installed, I may do that again?

    Can someone enlighten me please?

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    You do know that it's not a standard spin-on filter, right?
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    Default Re: DUHH !! Where's the Oil Filter???

    I'll be d---ned if I see an oil filter on this 4.6 motor?! I do wear glasses, but.....



    Can someone enlighten me please?

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    LMFAO I'm not even gona get into it, but if you ever find the damn transmission dip stick by all means post a picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by waiting tundra View Post
    I'll be d---ned if I see an oil filter on this 4.6 motor?!
    The 4.6L is the same as the 5.7 motor (with a shorter piston stroke). The oil filters are the same: a replacable filter element inside a reusable housing.

    Quote Originally Posted by waiting tundra View Post
    LMFAO I'm not even gona get into it, but if you ever find the damn transmission dip stick by all means post a picture
    You'll be waiting a looooong time for that photo. There is no transmission dipstick. The transmission is a factory-sealed unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyGuy View Post
    The transmission is a factory-sealed unit.
    It's not sealed just a little different service procedure than an auto trans with a dip stick. It's actually very similar service to a manual trans. I did mine last week using the TSB procedures and a IR thermometer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyGuy View Post
    The 4.6L is the same as the 5.7 motor (with a shorter piston stroke).
    If that's true, then it's right next to the oil cooler. That is... if you have an oil cooler.

    Quote Originally Posted by SHELBYBIKEBOY View Post
    I installed a remote oil filter mount
    And if you figure that out, people will pay you for the parts and instructions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyGuy View Post
    You do know that it's not a standard spin-on filter, right?
    Must be different here in the mid west because mine spins on and it's in the exact same spot as my old 2001 Tundra

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDW View Post
    Must be different here in the mid west because mine spins on and it's in the exact same spot as my old 2001 Tundra
    What engine is yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDW View Post
    Must be different here in the mid west because mine spins on and it's in the exact same spot as my old 2001 Tundra
    I should have clarified that I was referring to the 5.7L and 4.6L engines; both of which do not use a standard spin-on filter. I figured the OP had one of those two engines since he couldn't find his filter.

    The 4.7L (which I'm guessing is what you have) does use a standard spin-on filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordless View Post
    It's not sealed just a little different service procedure than an auto trans with a dip stick.
    You may not think of it as "sealed", but that's what it's considered to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyGuy View Post
    I should have clarified that I was referring to the 5.7L and 4.6L engines; both of which do not use a standard spin-on filter. I figured the OP had one of those two engines since he couldn't find his filter.

    The 4.7L (which I'm guessing is what you have) does use a standard spin-on filter.
    After I posted did a little research and found their are different oil filter set ups. They don't try to make it easy do they?

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    Thanks all...


    I thnk? OK...then where is the 'housing'?????

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    Default Re: DUHH !! Where's the Oil Filter???

    im still tripping about you having over 100 vehicles. do you just get a different one every 6 months, assuming your 50years old and drove since u were 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELBYBIKEBOY View Post
    ...then where is the 'housing'?????
    :scratchhead: I must be a total doomoss!!
    No point (other than for pure amusement) stringing you along any further.
    Refer to this DIY section oil change thread. That should point you in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevJ View Post
    No point (other than for pure amusement) stringing you along any further.
    Refer to this DIY section oil change thread. That should point you in the right direction.

    Steve
    Stev- thanks for not being a knob!

    I sincerely appreciate your help on this. I am so disconnected from Toyota's stuff after being a FORD guy for so long! This thread is very helpful.

    @htownrida- I am a car guy, through and through. Thus having up to five sometimes, at a time! It's a PITA sometimes, what with washing them and changing the oil on all of them, and just the routine upkeep! I have had many Corvettes, many Mustangs, (my faves) some Nissan 'Z' cars, a few Celicas, a few Mercury Capris, a few Mercury Cougars, and lots of pickups! This is only my second Toy truck. I had a 1990 SR5 4x4 that I bought new at Camelback Toyota in PHX. as an employee in the parts department at that time. Then before that the other new Toyota that I ever purchased was a 1982 Celica ST coupe. That was a nice car. Both of those Toy's had 22RE's and were very reliable. Great fuel economy for the time, and very hard to kill! These are the reasons that Toyota is still on my radar screen, enough to even think of looking at this new Tundra for my DD.

    I like all kinds of cars, for varying reasons. I just have higher expectations for Toyota than I feel that I have recieved this go 'round!?

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