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Old 01-27-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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First DIY oil change but...

I just did the first oil and oil filter change (5k miles) but when I was trying to loose the oil filter every thing turn into a night mare!

The dam oil filter was tight as hell, I end up getting it out, but took me almost 2 hours do get it done!

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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I just did mine today too, 5K. Not my first oil change ever though.

I was pissed because the oil filter wrench I have worked on the stock filter, but not my new Hastings one. Blah, now next change I have to buy another.

What oil and filter did you go with?
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:00 PM   #3
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Mobil and Fram I recall
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:06 PM   #4
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can i change oil on this car without jacking it??? i have trd springs on though..
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:08 PM   #5
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can i change oil on this car without jacking it??? i have trd springs on though..
Me... I had to lift it up; the ground effect spoilers all around get in the way, at least for me.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:13 PM   #6
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I would say no, unless you're small. That was my original plan.

But I have these tiny ass ramps -- maybe 4 inches tall -- and that was more than enough space.
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I would say no, unless you're small. That was my original plan.

But I have these tiny ass ramps -- maybe 4 inches tall -- and that was more than enough space.
the ramp may not empty the oil all the way coz its tilted..
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...they're 4 inches tall. I'm pretty sure all the oil is out...

The earth is curved, and you were parked on the edge. All your oil didn't get out. =P
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:30 PM   #9
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here's a easy to do ramp . Take a good piece of 2"x10" ( treated be better ) and cut it 24 > 30 inches long . The one end make an angled cut across so easier to drive up on . Then take scrap piece of wood , 2"x 2" ( or similar ) and cut 10 inches long and nail across the other end as a stopper for tire . Place in front of drivers side wheel and then drive car onto your homemade ramp . This way the car will be tilted towards the drain pan / plug for better drainage of oil ( pan slopes to passengers side of car ) . Should have just enough room to crawl under and perform oil change . Hope this makes sense .
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here's a pic of ramp , http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...t=IMG_1243.jpg , just do one layer of 2'x10" .
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I am not small and no you don't need ramps (DF210's). Oil filter simply comes off with a set of channel lock pliers...then re-installation is just hand tight. No tools required aside from the 14mm box end for the drain plug. Now that I have the fujitomo valve...I do oil changes with no tools at all. Quick and simple.
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I am not small and no you don't need ramps (DF210's). Oil filter simply comes off with a set of channel lock pliers...then re-installation is just hand tight. No tools required aside from the 14mm box end for the drain plug. Now that I have the fujitomo valve...I do oil changes with no tools at all. Quick and simple.

Interesting,
could you explain a little bit more "fujitomo valve"?

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Interesting,
could you explain a little bit more "fujitomo valve"?

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http://www.fumotovalve.com/
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so can we change the oil without jacking it.. i dont have fujitomo valve
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:50 PM   #16
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Mucho Cool,
but doesn't looks like "hit me" I know that this may not happen. I think I'm getting one.

What is the best tool to take the oil filter out? link please, if you have one.
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I am not small and no you don't need ramps (DF210's). Oil filter simply comes off with a set of channel lock pliers...then re-installation is just hand tight. No tools required aside from the 14mm box end for the drain plug. Now that I have the fujitomo valve...I do oil changes with no tools at all. Quick and simple.
Cool valve - I've seen other quick drain valves in the past that I just wouldn't trust, but the Fujitomo looks good.

Looks like the F-103 is the correct one for the Yaris (and my Xterra as well).
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I just ordered two of the valves. In doing some searching I found coupon code YM4 - It is a 10% discount, which in my case offset the $5 shipping charge.
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