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Old 12-01-2012, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil filter location 2011 V6 4.OL

I know this may sound easy but where is the filter located in a 2011 Double Cab 4.0L V6 1GR-FE. Visually I don't see the normal filter on the sides but by the drain plug and Oil dipstick sump is a black cover with 12 bolts. Is the filter internal to that pan?? Any help is greatly appreciated, owners manual does not help.
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On my Tacoma with the 4.0 it was on the right side of the engine on top
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Thanks Coastie, I checked and did not see that. I did see that in a web search as well but not on this Tundra. I will keep searching and hit the toyota service dept if I have to. Appreciate the help though. Broj10903
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I am pretty sure if u are looking at the engine on the front right side the oil filter is upside down it is covered but the engine cover
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Take the skid plate off... Should be covered by that... not sure if its a spin on or not. It may be the canister style like the v8's
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4.0L DOHC 24V VVT-i V6 2007 Toyota Tundra Engine | GTcarlot.com

You will see what I mean in this pic
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Coastie, My setup is different. I don't have the oil housing right in front of the fill cap. I don't have http pics set up and I can't paste. Also the engine I have is 1GR-FE.
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The 2007 does have the housing in the pic you showed. But on the same site on the 2011 model the housing is not there. Thanks for the time though.
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Thanks Jake, your right. I climbed under and saw it but will do the work tomorrow. Looks like a 3/8" drive to remove the outer cover but I should be able to figure out the rest when I get the plate off. Thanks so much for the help. Brian
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Yeah its a quick deal... filter should come with new gasket... just leak check it when your done.
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