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    Default 5.7L Oil Change - Tips?

    I'm in the process of changing the oil on my 5.7 Crewmax. There has to be an easier way. The plastic oil filter housing was stripped. I have the aluminum housing to do the conversion. Is it necessary to remove the plug and push up on the spring loaded valve? It makes a huge mess and gets oil all over my tools and hand. Any tips would helpful. Thanks.

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    Default Re: 5.7L Oil Change - Tips?

    I hate to be the one that says it first but there has been so many threads and discussions about oil changes...use the search button or try this link
    DIY: Oil Change w/ pics. & Reset Maintenance Required Light
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    I know, I know....I actually have the DIY printed out and used. In addition, I should mention that I have the filter wrench from ASTtool.com. It fits much better than the normal 65/67 filter wrench. I also found a plastic thing for the oil filter drain plug in the box with the Toyota filter. I think that might be useful, especially if I connected a rubber hose to it. In addition, the DIY doesn't have torque specs.

    ft/# = Foot / Pounds of Torque)


    4.0L V6 Engine
    Oil Pan Drain Plug 30 ft/#
    Oil Filter 13 ft/#

    4.7L V-8
    Oil Pan Drain Plug 29 ft/#
    Oil Filter 13 ft/#

    5.7L V-8
    Oil Pan Drain Plug 30 ft/#
    Oil Filter Drain Plug 9 ft/#
    Oil Filter Cap 18 ft/#

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    LOL...okay. Thanks!
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    Default Re: 5.7L Oil Change - Tips?

    well i just went through this myself. just pull your pan underneath the filter before you screw the plastic thing into the plug. you shouldn't need a hose as its not that messy, drains straight down. being that you have the right filter wrench and once you change out the stripped plastic cap for the aluminum cap it really shouldn't be that bad to change....it looks and seems like alot more of an aggravation than it actually is. trust me

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    Go to Home depot and get a 5 gallon bucket ($3), it fits neatly under the oil pan and eliminates spatter.
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    Default Re: 5.7L Oil Change - Tips?

    I found that a rectangular oil pan worked the best. It caught the oil when it came out full-force, then caught the drips w/o ever moving the pan. When the oil comes out full-force, it'll come out near the wheel, so position the far esge of the pan close to wheel at first.

    Yes, you will need to change out the innards of your aluminum canister, including the spring and the pressure plate under the spring. You probably already know this, but you have to bend the tabs to get the center portion of the canister out.

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    I didn't change out the spring and pressure plate. Is that really needed?

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    Default Re: 5.7L Oil Change - Tips?

    OMLG...7+ quarts is a lot of oil. Especially expensive when you go amsoil. I of course under estimated my pan and made a big mess. but she's good till April now.

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    my diesel f-250 took 15 quarts of 15w40


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    [QUOTE=seanpistol;1841641]my diesel f-250 took 15 quarts of 15w40 =QUOTE]

    Cripes, I thought t was tough going from my sienna(5qts and a dash) to my 4.6 tundra! And I can't imagine going amsoil. I will be going synthetic on my next change, prolly mobile1.


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    Default Re: 5.7L Oil Change - Tips?

    My first time to change the oil on my 08 5.7. 50k miles on the Tundra, all previous changes were at the dealer under the now expired maintenance contract. I switched to Mobil 1 5-20, wasn't bad at all. Couldn't get the plug out of the bottom of the filter housing till I removed the housing and took it to a vice, dam thing was so tight I didn't think I would ever get it off. When I put it all back together I used the new "O" rings that came with the filter and a torque wrench to tighten everything back to specs, should be a good bit easier next time.

    Wasn't too messy, used a three gallon bucket with a plastic liner to catch the oil. Cleanup was a breeze, poured the old oil back into the Mobil 1 containers and gave it all to my neighbor, said he could use the old oil at work. Trashed the plastic liner and cleaned up a few drips off the garage floor. The entire job took little more than an hour and a half and about $50.00 less than the dealer wanted for a change with synthetic oil.

    Also rotated the tires and checked the brakes and roters.
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