Recommendations for 1HD-T oil filter

Submitted: Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 13:48
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Any recommendations for an alternative to the genuine oil filter for my LC 80 series, Turbo diesel (that is 1HD-T). My local Toyota man wants $45 for the genuine ones - I'm prepared to pay that too if the alternatives are not up to standard - just thought you guys may have a good alternative (read quality, but cheaper).
Thanks .
Rowdy.
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Reply By: Moose - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 14:03

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 14:03
Try a Don Kyatt outlet (Sunshine State 4WD here in Brisbane). They sell the same filter as Toyota in different packaging and a hell of a lot cheaper.
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Follow Up By: Rowdy - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:04

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:04
Thanks Moose,
Thats interesting - I wonder what outlets if any, Don Kyatt has in NSW...
I'll make some enquiries.
Rowdy.
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:09

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:09
Moose,

I just said be a bit careful. Some companies parralell import parts and package in their own boxes, some bulk buy from dealers etc.

All I am saying is for the sake of a few dollars provided the haggling has been done, why worry.

Also every 5 Km or so there is a Toyota dealer how many of these outlets are there. Are you going to drive across town to save a buck?

Anyway I am not having a go at Kyatt's etc it is just hard sometimes to sort out the wheat from the chaff. At least you no what you are getting when you buy genuine.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 18:22

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 18:22
If you are on the www.lcool.org toyota land cruiser 80 or 100 or 90 or 120 email lists, they bulk buy filters by the box between them for around $22 ea I think it works out getting boxes of 10, then dividign them between each other.

LCOOL home page
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 15:32

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 15:32
Rowdy,

Be a bit careful of "the same filter in different packaging claims"it is either the same filter,same packaging or it is something different again.

Toyota recommended trade price is $35 inc gst so if you haggle a bit the dealer should come down to that especially if you are paying cash. If you buy in quantity he should also sell at a less price. Be nice when you haggle though.

With the cost of an engine replacement it is silly to do major damage by buying something that may or may not be up to scratch.

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Follow Up By: Moose - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 16:01

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 16:01
Why don't you buy one of the Don Kyatt oil filters, take it out of the different packaging and then compare the serial numbers, colour, size, shape, weight etc to a genuine Toyota filter? They are identical except for the price.
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 21:31

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 21:31
Moose, I prefer genuine. The Toyota ones are made in Japan; the Sakura are made in SE Asia (? Malaysia). I've taken apart a Toyota filter and visually, they look like the goods - dual stage filter with pressure relief valve etc

Last year, I got 6 from the dealer at $30 each.
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 00:05

Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 00:05
there's an adaptor made by FilterMate (advertised in last months 4WD Monthly I think) that allows use of Z9 filters which you can buy for about $5 each. I've been using this arrangement on my 1HZ for 3 years now without any drama's. Option is there to unscrew adaptor and use Z334's again if that's all that is available at the time.
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 12:10

Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 12:10
Coops,

Maybe someone has mentioned this before, but its a risk you are taking. The Z334 is a dual stage filter with finer filtering capabilities than the Z9. Z9 is a single stage filter. You may not see a problem until that reconditioning job is required a little sooner rather than later.

I personally wouldn't take the risk. I have PDF files for both theres a good reason for the price difference.
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 19:55

Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 19:55
40 000 km's a year, that's 8 oil & filter changes using Penrite HPR plus additive and the adaptor has a wire filtration screen also. I can do 2 oil changes within a week if I've got a trip to Perth & back to make so I reckon it'll be fine given the regularity of oil changes. I'm led to believe that 1HZ originally used Z9 anyway.
I do appreciate the advice though and will gladly eat humble pie should anything fail before time.
Looking at relocating to Perth soon and might get an analysis of oil done just to check.

thanks
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