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Typically, I get a full set of factory manuals when I purchase a vehicle, but my new 2001 S-Runner's full set of three manuals is over $200.00! A bit much. I'll probably just order the "mechanical" manual... Anyway, the point is, I want to do my initial oil and filter change at around a 1000 miles and I need the proper torque setting for the drain plug.
I'm ready to go, got my Toyota filter and the ridiculously expensive and overly complex drain plug washer ($1.25 Ea.!). All I need is that torque setting, help please?
 
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As far as the drain plug goes tighten till it contacts the drain pan and then give it a about another 1/4 turn and it will be fine. I have a 2001 and I use a fram filter #3614. It cost about $3.00 and it works great. That's all I used have used on all my previous vehicals.
 

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I forgot about the drain plug gasket. On my truck there is one on the pan or it might be stuck there but I have changed my oil about 5 or 6 times and have never changed mine and I have no leaks.

I hope this helps.
 

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Make sure you have a good oil filter wrench, the 4 bagger oil filter is in a nice little cavity which is best accessed by a contortionist who isn't afraid of getting oil down his arm.
 

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..Ain't that the truth. I find now that I've dropped my Taco that I have to put it up on little 2x4 blocks to be able to get under it. You'd think Toyota could've found a better place to locate it. :p
 
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