Mike's Garage

Oil Filter Relocation

I relocated the oil filter just like I did on my old 4Runner.  This (along with the Fumoto oil pan valve) makes it so I don't have to remove my skid plates every time I change the oil.



It also allows me to run a much larger oil filter.  This adds almost an entire extra quart of oil capacity to the motor.


Battery Upgrade

Several excusions into the Mojave desert, along with a recent heat wave, finally killed off my factory battery.  I replaced it with an Odyssey PC1700 MJT.  The metal jacket provides for a slightly higher operating temperature.