the element comes with the kit. other companies will make one. calm down. its just an oil changeUnbelievable...that's going back 30 years. I can't believe that they don't use a spin-on filter like everyone else! How much will the "Pipe" adapter cost and where do you get one?? The filter elements will probably only be available at Toyota...at $20.00 a piece. Do the other engines use the same setup??
i also have done cartriges and found them to be a cleaner job to do, and very easy. the toughest thing to do is take the skid plate off.... if you call that tough.Didn't mean to get excited, but I have dealt with filter elements before...a long time ago. I can do an oil change on my 97 Silverado in about 10 minutes with 2 tools...no muss, no fuss. This looks like it will be an afternoon project...with lots of screws and bolts to keep track of, as well as "O" rings, screw drivers, and wrenches. I really want to buy a Tundra, but the more I read on this Forum, the more discouraged I become!!
Which is the exact same reason that I am trading in my '05 F250 6 liter for a Tundra.Thanks for the info, I was also trying to find my filter. I must agree Toyota seems to have made this harder than it needs to be. On my f350 the cartridge was right on the top, took five minutes tops. Of course that truck also needed a $8,000 head replacement at 18,000 miles
Thanks for the info...much appreciated! I was hoping it wasn't going to be a big deal. Just seems strange that they went to an element filter instead of a spin on. I just hope the element kit becomes available at auto parts stores because my closest Toyota dealer is 120 miles away.
A spin-on will not work using the factory installed filter element, at least not without modifications to the existing setup.
Design flaw????? Not sure what you are talking about because Toyota is not the only company who has filters like this. The engineers at Toyota and BMW who develop these engines know a lot more about these than any of us on this board and I am more then certain that they have specific reasons for the filter design. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean its a design flaw.If the existing format wasn't changed what good would a spin-on filter be ?
WIX has been at the game far longer then Toyota and I'm very confident they'll pull it off without to much trouble.The concept has already been discussed and the adapter is pretty simple to get around the design flaw of the canister oil filter.
I cant wait to receive the proto-type