Return to the Cars Forum | Post a Follow-Up

oil filter

Posted by joe_mn (My Page) on
Fri, May 13, 11 at 11:10

2010 camry 4cyl. drained oil last week. filter wrench failed. put in new oil. ordered new filter wrench. today i changed filter. filter housing is plastic and has drain. got about 1/3 qt. black oil. checked dipstick to add new oil and it is gold. think filter was in bypass? dipstick oil looked like honey. why was filter oil black? odd.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: oil filter

this is 2nd oil change. original change oil actually did not look horrible. dark yes but not coal black. this oil change it was black. well its got a few miles now. combustion byproducts and all. i did use mobil 1 at 1st change. been told toyota syn oil is made by mobil.

RE: oil filter

maybe the clean oil draining thru the dirty filter acts like a coffee maker? drain is at filter bottom so oil runs thru filter? not like a canister style filter where as you unscrew it, the oil just drizzles out the top.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Cars Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here