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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit
Is maintaining your car almost therapeutic for you? [R]1 year ago_mzi posted submission on cars.
Nov. 3, 2018
I just changed my pads and rotors on my beater(Nissan Sentra), and it's probably the most calming thing I can do during the day.
Hard jobs are different but I bought a Pittsburgh breaker bar here recently and it has made a world of difference with anything I do on either of my cars.
Is it something that relaxes you?
Tips on getting off stuck Oil Filter Cartridge Housing - 2012 Toyota Camry 4cyl [R]1 year, 4 months agoslick62 posted submission on MechanicAdvice.
June 18, 2018
I bought a used 2012 Camry 6 months ago and now it's time for an oil change. I tried taking the filter housing off with the official Toyota tool but I ended up breaking said tool.
Any advice on what I do from here?
Prius claims another ASsTTOY [R]3 years, 6 months agoXR999 posted submission on Justrolledintotheshop.
May 8, 2016
May 9, 2016
An ASSTOY640 oil filter wrench. They are used to remove the caps of cartridge filter housings (an example with the tool to remove it installed on it) which manufacturers from many makes have started using in place of standard spin-on oil filters.
Instead these housings are a reusable plastic or metal container that house a replaceable filter element (this one is an example of a Prius filter) and depending on the vehicle manufacturer some require special tools to remove the cap correctly without damage.
Others though use a nut on top that you can buy a special socket set for although depending on the access available, you can sometimes use a regular 1/2 drive socket instead (Dodge Grand Caravans for example as they take a 24mm socket to remove).
The main reason why this tool failed though is because many Toyota models are known for breaking these tools when people overtighten the housings on reinstall and then when the next guy goes to remove the housing, it's simply on too tight for the tool to be able to withstand the force required to remove it. Heck I've seen one on so tight that an air hammer was required to finally remove it, followed by the last guy who installed it getting an earful about it.
What was the last year/generation of Toyotas that were (relatively) easy to work on? [R]4 years, 10 months agofatalalala posted submission on MechanicAdvice.
Jan. 6, 2015
I'm looking into buying a newer Toyota, but I still want it to be serviceable by me to an extent. I was wondering if there's a cut off year where everything became super complicated and non-serviceable by an average Joe mechanic.
Jan. 6, 2015
Maintenance on Toyota vehicles is easy. If you are buying a truck, you'll have to remove skid plates to get to the oil filter and oil drain plug in most cases. Make sure you have 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, and 21 mm tools. You'll need one of these to change the oil filter.
Guys, I think I just found the deal of the century! ( /s) [R]4 years, 11 months agonappyheadedho posted submission on Autos.
Dec. 7, 2014
Lube your F*KING GASKETS!! [R]5 years agoXR999 posted submission on Justrolledintotheshop.
Oct. 18, 2014
Oct. 19, 2014
You might as well throw your money in the toilet with those cheap stamped steel "wrenches". If you're working as a tech, you'll break one of these in short order with a seriously overtightened filter, plus these are useless if it's a spin-on filter (such as the OP's photo) since they often only fit the OEM flute design, not what the aftermarket/quick lube often supplies/uses.
These types of tools are best suited for cartridge filter housings, but they make far better ones for those, ex. this Assenmacher for Toyota housings.
Need help changing oil filter 2009 Corolla [R]5 years, 9 months agoxMeRcHanDiSe posted submission on Toyota.
Feb. 6, 2014
My wife has a 2009 Corolla LE, and the last time I went to change the oil I was defeated by the oil filter because it has that dumb cap on it. I just can't stand to pay someone to change my oil, so I really want to find the specific wrench I need to get the cap off. Can someone link me to it online somewhere where I can buy it? I'm not sure what size it is and or what I'm looking for
3 hour oil change [R]6 years, 6 months agoApril 30, 2013
April 30, 2013
I bought an oil filter socket on amazon, didn't get the 15/16" socket since my giant crescent wrench fits the nut perfectly to get that filter off. I swear to the gods of car motors that I will never go to a Jiffy Lube ever again. I found out that they didn't replace my filter (I used a permanent marker to write the date and milage on the bottom of the filter where you can see it. I checked later that day and there it was still . I called up the shop and told them what I found. They offered a free oil change, naturally I declined)