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Quick question about the oil filter clip

Iím in the middle of changing my oil on my 2013 FJC.
I took off the filter clip to un screw the filter housing. Now when I put the housing back on the clip doesnít make contact with the case to prevent the filter from backing out.
Is this normal? If the clip doesnít make a stop against the case whatís the point of the clip?
Or do I need a new clip as this one seems to short.
Please help as Iíve come to a hault trying to finish my oil change.

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Re: Quick question about the oil filter clip

Save the clip in your tool box. It is a waste of time to worry about. I have ran mine for years without it. As hard as they are to remove I have never had one loosen or leak.

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Save the clip in your tool box. It is a waste of time to worry about. I have ran mine for years without it. As hard as they are to remove I have never had one loosen or leak.
+1. Took mine off in 2009. Never had the filter housing back out. You dont need it.
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Re: Quick question about the oil filter clip

Thank you for the replyís.
I ended up pinching the clip a little to be sure it stayed in place, but what a dumb design.
This was my first oil change since getting my FJC, and Iíve yet to do an oil change on my 4Runner since the dealer took care of the first one.
What I can say, and wished I had known earlier is the the oil filter was tight, so tight I had to use a breaker bar to get it loose. Again a dumb design, thank goodness I bought the Motivx filter tool other wise I donít this I would have been able to get it off.
I guess if it recommended, I will replace the plastic housing with the metal.

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