I dunno about the tacomas.... I have used 5 of the fram filters so far. My truck seems to be fine. My chevy trucks?? Both of them?? 200,000 miles on a big block, no oil issues. My race truck?? Only issue is breaking the cheesy remote filter/ cooler mount. Fram filters have been ok so far. We cut them open pretty regularly, to see what they catch. Also, we have 2 big magnets in the oil pans. We see the same thing in both places. Silt, after a while. The filters definitely do their job. I pre oil them before installation, and run 'em into the ground. I have never seen one implode or fail in it's normal life, even with lifters and rockers coming apart at high rpm.