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Fake Oil Filter Caused Toyota Engine Damage

Here’s a warning to car and truck owners about counterfeit parts you need to be aware of with this example of a Toyota that wound up damaged because of a faked part common to all vehicles. Plus, find out where you really have to go to get Toyota parts.


Bad Auto Parts Warning

Earlier we have repeatedly learned about warnings concerning not just non-OEM parts for repairing your vehicle, but even those that are OEM but should not have wound up on sites like Amazon being sold at significantly reduced prices.

Related article: Don't Buy Aftermarket Parts for Your Toyota Warns This Mechanic

Today we will see an example of how a Toyota Tundra engine was damaged by a faked auto part that is common to all vehicles and one we replace every few thousand miles---the oil filter.

Watch and learn as a Toyota automotive expert reveals what he discovered while working on a Tundra that had an ominous ticking sound.

Related article: Fake Online Parts Get DIY Mechanics in Trouble

Fake Oil Filter Caused Engine Damage in This Toyota! BE CAREFUL!

And finally…

For additional articles about parts problems and warnings, here are a two for your consideration:

The One Toyota Part You Do Not Want Replaced Because There is an Easy Fix

Everything You Need to Know About Saving Money Buying Toyota and Lexus Parts

COMING UP NEXT: The Biggest Lie Dealerships Use on Their Customers

Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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Jesse (not verified)    November 1, 2022 - 11:23AM

Sure, everybody wants to save a buck. Since we are talking oil filters here, I buy my oil filters from the dealership. For my 2009 Toyota Corolla, I bought factory oil filters. These are the cartridge type with a rubber O-ring included with every filter. The filters were 2 for $10.70. I couldn't buy these filters cheaper locally at other auto parts stores. Sure you could buy a cheaper filter, but it wasn't a Toyota. Been driving GM vehicles for a few years now. I get them at the dealership. I keep/kept the receipts for my filter purchases, both GM and Toyota. Thanks for these informative articles Timothy. We share the same hair color, but you have more than I. Generations of knowledge here!!