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Just wanted to let you guys know, as many of you are approaching your first oil change you should be making sure the dealer uses the YZZA1 oil filter. Dealers are getting confused and using the YZZA2 which is the smaller version that is used on the Xa and Xb models. Cheers ! - t
 

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Hmm, this being my first car, what do you mean by oil filters, don't they jsut change the oil? I've seen my bro do it with one of those nifty lil plastic pan thingies, haha newayZ sooo what exactly does the dealer do, and what should i know to keep from getting jipped? and are you using synthetic oil now? or what?
 

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When they change the oil, the need to change the filter. Your bro (hopefully) changes the filter also.
 

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Originally posted by phammerz@Aug 7 2004, 01:03 PM
Hmm, this being my first car, what do you mean by oil filters, don't they jsut change the oil? I've seen my bro do it with one of those nifty lil plastic pan thingies, haha newayZ sooo what exactly does the dealer do, and what should i know to keep from getting jipped? and are you using synthetic oil now? or what?
As oil is heated up to the extreme temp's of the engine, it breaks down into particles. Also, as it flows through the oil channels of your engine it will break of deposits of carbon that tend to build up also. All of your oil is routed through a filter, to take these impurities out. Any time you change your oil, you should also change the filter because as they become loaded with "soot" , they do not flow as well and eventually clog up.

Just ask the dealer to make sure they are using the filter for the 2.4 litre Camry motor and not the higlander/xa/xb 1.8 etc...motor. The last digits of the filter part# are yzza1 not the commonly misused yzza2 filter. I'm going to use the 3 free regular oil changes from Scion, let the rings and pistons seat themselves.......then switch to synthetic for the rest of the vehicles life. - t
 

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Originally posted by FrostbytetC@Aug 7 2004, 10:37 PM
Cool! The dealer told my I wouldn't need an oil change until 4k miles.... i'm thinking NOPE! I'm going in at 1k and getting my first of 3 free oil changes...
Its hard to hear this, but 1k is a waste........but i wont spend to many more keystrokes arguing my case because I know that once a person has his/her heart set on something then thats most likely what they will do!


I went in at 500 for my first change but the dealer was VERY adament against doing it at that time.......so he said come in at 3000, and he was right. But i couldnt wait that long and did it at 2500 haha.
 

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I read somewhere that the factory oil filter for the tC is 90915-10004. This one is actually made in Japan. 90915-YZZA1 is also made for the tC but it is manufactured in the USA. Its up to you which you prefer but most dealers only carry the 90915-YZZA1.

If you do your own oil change... you can buy the original part from McGeorges. The oil filter costs $7.99 each plus $5 shipping for orders of 1-6 filters. If you buy more than that, I think the shipping will depend on the weight of the order.
 

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Hmm... i was looking for cheap TRD USA high performance oil filters for our tCs and found Toyota of Goldsboro selling them for $8.99 including shipping through ebay. Thats damn cheap... McGeorges and Partznet are selling them still for like $13 bucks a pop. Just thought you guys would find this info useful...

SMALL DIAMETER/TALL HEIGHT PERFORMANCE FILTER
TRD Part: 00602-90915-006
OEM Fitment: 90915-10002, 90915-03004

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...&category=33661

 

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It was suggested to me by both the dealer and a person whose car knowledge I trust greatly to go in for the first oil change at 2,000, then do factory intervals thereafter.

P.S. I'll be doing my first three oil changes at the dealership, since they're free.
 

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does anyone know if the wrong oil filter is used (yzza1), will it even fit properly, would the service department notice anything wrong, and would it do much harm?
 

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Originally posted by ANTH521@Aug 26 2004, 06:29 AM
does anyone know if the wrong oil filter is used (yzza1), will it even fit properly, would the service department notice anything wrong, and would it do much harm?
Thats the right oil filter for the tC.
 

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that is good stuff to know....still 2000 off my first scheduled, so i will have to remember to ask the dealership about it when i take it in
 

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toyogobo has great prices. i have no idea how they do it. anyway, if you want to buy anything from them i can verify that they are legitimate and stuff and they probably have the best deals around. they are located in goldsborough, north carolina. i bought some of my parts for my 2003 corolla s from them. i got a cheap TRD oil cap and TRD strut bar for the corolla from them.

as for oil changes, i have always been told every 5,000 miles. it has worked no problem for me so i stick with that.
any earlier just seems like a waste to me
 

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Damnit... they did it to me too... I got home after my first oil change today and wala... guess what is on my receipt... YZZA2. I'm like dude thats ridiculous... u would think they know which filter is the right one by now. Anyways... I called the service manager and left him a VM. Still waiting for him to call back.
 

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^^^ Ok... kind pissed... the service mgr never called me back today... I left a second VM towards the end of the day and nothing... I'm gonna have to drive it in on Monday morning when they open to get this taken care of...
 

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that sucks.. u shoulda have pestered them about it while u were there to make sure it was done right before u left the service area...

now ur in for some hassle and a huge pain...
 
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