Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Perryville,AR: Proud member of the Fourche River Outlaws
You are correct, there is no filter to replace. All there is that sits there is a screen. I fyou got to clean that, IMHO, you got bigger problems. I took a look at mine when I had a linkage problem. If you drop the pan, you will have to use SillyKone, there is no gasket. Not to tell you how to do it or anyhting but this is the way I do it.
Start with the truck cold on a flat surface and drain.
Measure what came out in old 5qt oil container.
Replace with the same amount, drive till hot and add if needed.
I replace with Quaker State Standard DEX III once a year if it needs it or not. I do pull a boat quite a bit but my oil always is nice, red, and no order. I drive an average of about 22k a year.
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99 PreRunner ExtraCab SR5 . XM or nothing!