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To me, once I had the access through the skid plate solved, the next obstacle is draining that filter housing prior to unscrewing it from the mount. You might already know this, and apologies if you do, but the oil filter will hold perhaps as much as 10 fluid ounces of oil. My first oil change resulted in mostly filling a 12oz beer bottle with oil from that filter housing.
There's a drain port on the bottom of the filter housing; it's behind the cast screw-on cover on the bottom of the housing. There are many you-tube vids, if you'd like to see how it's done.
I hate that aspect of the oil change. I've been doing changes on my truck since the freebies ran out; that's seven total to this point. I'm just now getting reliably proficient at draining the filter housing and avoiding having oil get all over everything when I take that filter housing off.
You'll probably get a plastic fitting with the filter when it arrives. That fitting jams into the drain port. Have something under there to catch that oil because it flows instantly as soon as you jam the fitting into the drain port.
2015 Double Cab SR5 TRD Off Road
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