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Old 09-17-2010, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mcbrew View Post
Domo, do the tC's have the cartrige-style filter like the xD or is it a typical spin-on type?

I bought a 64mm Assenmacher brand oil filter wrench and it works great. The model number is TOY640. Much better quality (and fit) than the stamped steel ones.

Just to shed a little light on an old post (and to help some newbies) I just bought an AST (I always giggle when I type or say 'Assenmacher') TOY640 wrench from Amazon. Expedited shipping and all it cost me like $22 USD. Not bad price and now I have the proper tool.

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Old 09-19-2010, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by fLyPiNoY7 View Post
can anyone give me any tips or tricks to get this housing off?...the cap type wrench just rounded over the edges and the clamp type just stripped the housing...im worried that ill have to resort to breaking this thing off and just getting a new housing by the looks of things...
If the housing is rounded, and the Cap Wrench slips when turning, put a sheet of newspaper over the filter before the cap wrench is placed on it and it'll get quite snug. You might have to tap LIGHTLY to get the cap on, and it will remove that case for you. Mine often slips too, and that trick ALWAYS WORKS! (The paper will make it fit tight)

Good Luck, and I hope I wasn't too late and you have not cracked the bugger open yet, coz removing the remaining parts will REALLY be fun...
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Originally Posted by cbmikey View Post
Just to shed a little light on an old post (and to help some newbies) I just bought an AST (I always giggle when I type or say 'Assenmacher') TOY640 wrench from Amazon. Expedited shipping and all it cost me like $22 USD. Not bad price and now I have the proper tool.

-Mike

Just a quick follow up, I got my wrench early last week and I got my oil changed this past weekend. The AST TOY640 fit like a dream and the housing came off like it was nothing. The wrench took a 15/16 wrench to turn it but it worked perfectly!

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I just did my first oil change on my '14 xD and as expected I had the same problem everyone else is. I got a $10 universal Toyota housing wrench at the local parts store. It fit perfectly. However, even with a 12" breaker bar, I couldn't break the housing lose and I'm pretty stout. I took it to a local tire shop and asked them if they would break it lose for me. They did and didn't charge me anything and he had to use a 2' breaker bar.

The guy told me that the dealership doesn't put them on all that tight but they tighten themselves over time with heat and vibration. So, I got a bright idea. I brushed some high temp bearing grease onto the threads of the housing hoping that the next time it will come off with little effort as it should. I also tightened it until it seated and then gave it about 1/8th turn with the wrench. Next time I change the oil I'll let everyone know if the grease trick worked. If it doesn't, then I'm back here to see if anyone has come up with any new tricks. I for one think this is a ridiculous idea and I throw this in with the odd ball tire size issue. Toyota seems to go way out of their way to make sure we return our vehicles to the stealership to get routine service. I for one refuse and will trade the car before I pay someone to do what I've been doing myself for years.
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Originally Posted by mdhyre View Post
I just did my first oil change on my '14 xD and as expected I had the same problem everyone else is. I got a $10 universal Toyota housing wrench at the local parts store. It fit perfectly. However, even with a 12" breaker bar, I couldn't break the housing lose and I'm pretty stout. I took it to a local tire shop and asked them if they would break it lose for me. They did and didn't charge me anything and he had to use a 2' breaker bar.

The guy told me that the dealership doesn't put them on all that tight but they tighten themselves over time with heat and vibration. So, I got a bright idea. I brushed some high temp bearing grease onto the threads of the housing hoping that the next time it will come off with little effort as it should. I also tightened it until it seated and then gave it about 1/8th turn with the wrench. Next time I change the oil I'll let everyone know if the grease trick worked. If it doesn't, then I'm back here to see if anyone has come up with any new tricks. I for one think this is a ridiculous idea and I throw this in with the odd ball tire size issue. Toyota seems to go way out of their way to make sure we return our vehicles to the stealership to get routine service. I for one refuse and will trade the car before I pay someone to do what I've been doing myself for years.
That's mighty tight. I just snug it up 'till it seats. I've done all my oil changes since my posts here and have *never* had it tighten up on me from heat or vibration. My guess is the local quik-change tightened it up too much. Good luck on the next one!
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