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I've come back to changing my own after many years of taking the vehicles to oil change places. Been doing my own again for about seven years; first on my 2000 Tundra with the 4.7L, and now on my 2015 with the 5.7L.
I agree that the design of the Tundras makes it a messy job. I never was able to get the oil filter off on my 2000 without getting old oil puddling on top of the skid plate and then dripping onto the garage floor/driveway. On my 2015, I had to adjust how I was doing things to make it reasonably efficient and clean.
First, I have a large sheet metal pan I slide under the truck to catch errant drips that don't end up the drain pan.
Second, I use a Fumoto valve on the drain plug, and slip a plastic drain tube over the end of the valve hook to direct the old oil into a drain pan. The Fumoto makes it easy to reach under the truck and begin the draining process. It's a bit slower than pulling the regular plug and letting it flow, but it also doesn't splash all over the place.
Third, I use a MotivX filter drain tool to drain oil from the filter housing before removal.
2015 Double Cab SR5 TRD Off Road
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