Like most of you guys I try to do all the maintenance on my Tundra. The first time I did the oil change (I bought my Tundra used) I saw the filter housing pretty beat up, looks like someone used a channel lock trying totake it off, soon I realized why.
After going through 3 brands of oil filter wrenches, busted knuckles, a lot of swearing and half a day of driving around, I end up with a stamp metal wrench, put a rag over it and hammered it on to get that sucker off.I also took the opportunity to replace the filter housing to a Toyota Venza one per Jowett recommendations.
A few months later, I was cleaning up my garage and saw the plastic filter housing that I took off. Just before I chuck it in to the trash, I saw the little redundant wings that were built in on the housing. I said hey why not make a tool that instead of grabbing on the hex which will round out if the tool ever slips, it will grab on the wings which looks substantial. At the same time I had flash backs of that dreaded oil change day. Armed with the motivation of not wanting to bust another knuckle, I went on the drawing board.
After work the next day I visited my buddies shop and showed him the CAD I came up. A 12 pack and two weeks later he made the tool for me. And I finally got to try it on my Tundra this weekend and it worked perfectly. Here are some pictures of the tool, hope you guys like it.
Due to very positive response from the members I will be always stocking about 10-15 of these wrenches and they will be ready to ship anytime!
Pricing will be very simple the wrench will be $14 (price updated 9/4/2013)
Shipping you have a few options.
$7 USPS Priority Flat Rate Small box with tracking and insurance
$3.5 USPS Snail Mail (In a padded mailer) no tracking and insurance
$21 USPS Priority Flat Rate Small box with tracking and insurance
$10 USPS Snail Mail (In a padded mailer) no tracking and insurance
Just add the price of the wrench plus shipping and send in your payments to paypal account email@example.com. You can also email me at the same email address or PM me in TS.
Thanks everyone, you guys rock!
I have been getting many PM about whether this tool will fit other Toyota vehicles.
I did some researching and came up with a list.
Here is the list I came up with.
Avalon 2005- V6 (2GRFE)
Camry 2007- V6 (2GRFE)
2010- 4 Cyl. (2ARFE)
FJ Cruiser 2010- V6 (1GRFE)
Highlander 2008- V6 (2GRFE)
2009- 4 Cyl. (1ARFE)
Land Cruiser 2008- V8 (3URFE)
2008- V8 Diesel (1VD-FTV)
Land Cruiser Prado 2010- V6 (1GRFE)
Rav4 2007- V6 (2GRFE)
2009- 4 Cyl. (2ARFE)
Sequoia 2008-09 V8 (3URFE, 3URFBE)
Sienna 2007- V6 (2GRFE)
Alphard 2007- V6 (2GRFE)
4Runner 2010- V6 (1GRFE)
Tundra 2007- V8 (3URFE, 3URFBE)
Venza 2009- 4 Cyl. (1ARFE)
2009- V6 (2GRFE)
ES350 2010- V6 (2GR-FE)
2013- V6 (2GR-FSE)
IS250/IS250C 2006- V6 (4GR-FSE)
IS350/IS305C 2006- V6 (2GR-FSE)
IS-F 2008- V8 (2UR-GSE)
GS300 2006- V6 (3GR-FSE)
GS350 2007- V6 (2GE-FSE)
GS450h 2007- V6 (2GR-FSE, 2GR-FXE)
GS460 2008- V8 (1UR-FSE)
LS460/LS460L 2007- V8 (1UR-FSE)
LS600h 2008- V8 (2UR-FSE)
RX350 2007- V6 (2GR-FE)
RX350h 2010- V6 (2GR-FXE)
GX460 2010- V8 (1UR-FE)
LX570 2008- V8 (3UR-FE)
tC 2011- 4 Cyl. (2ARFE)
I have tweaked the shape of the tool and made it a bit wider. The wrench are now made out of 4130 Chromoly Steel and will be indestructible!