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METAL oil filter housing: 15620-40030

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So I have seen some discussions on other Prius forums and this forum also about Toyota using the plastic filter housings and how they get stuck and are extremely hard to get off at your next oil change.

I hate the plastic housings also.

When they crack or break, you can buy another Toyota plastic housing, or Dorman makes a cheap replacement housing, but it's plastic also.

So I started looking through Toyota's catalog of parts and looking to see what other cars have similar setups, but with METAL housings instead.

I came across and purchased the following housing and accessories (on eBay for $19.97 with free shipping) and will be putting it on my car at the next oil change:

Toyota Part Number
1. 15620-40030 (Main oil filter housing)
2. 15643-31050 (Oil filter housing plug)
3. 96723-35028 (Oil filter housing plug o-ring)

The reasons why I went with a metal housing is because:
1. I can get the filter cartridges much cheaper then the metal oil filters.
2. Less overall waste
3. I don't need the adapter plate to install onto my timing cover to make the metal oil filters work for my car
4. It's a direct replacement for the plastic housing and its a Toyota part.

This housing fits the 2012-2015 Scion iQ. Why the iQ got a metal housing and the CT didn't...I don't have clue! 馃榿

If anyone has any questions just ask away.

Hope I can help someone out looking for a replacement metal oil filter housing for their plastic one. I can provide pictures for those that want a comparison of the two parts (plastic vs. metal).
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So I have seen some discussions on other Prius forums and this forum also about Toyota using the plastic filter housings and how they get stuck and are extremely hard to get off at your next oil change.

I hate the plastic housings also.

When they crack or break, you can buy another Toyota plastic housing, or Dorman makes a cheap replacement housing, but it's plastic also.

So I started looking through Toyota's catalog of parts and looking to see what other cars have similar setups, but with METAL housings instead.

I came across and purchased the following housing and accessories (on eBay for $19.97 with free shipping) and will be putting it on my car at the next oil change:

Toyota Part Number
1. 15620-40030 (Main oil filter housing)
2. 15643-31050 (Oil filter housing plug)
3. 96723-35028 (Oil filter housing plug o-ring)

The reasons why I went with a metal housing is because:
1. I can get the filter cartridges much cheaper then the metal oil filters.
2. Less overall waste
3. I don't need the adapter plate to install onto my timing cover to make the metal oil filters work for my car
4. It's a direct replacement for the plastic housing and its a Toyota part.

This housing fits the 2012-2015 Scion iQ. Why the iQ got a metal housing and the CT didn't...I don't have clue! 馃榿

If anyone has any questions just ask away.

Hope I can help someone out looking for a replacement metal oil filter housing for their plastic one. I can provide pictures for those that want a comparison of the two parts (plastic vs. metal).
I ordered these parts a few days ago thanks to your writeup. Thanks!
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@NewShockerGuy

Which Fumoto valve did you order? There's 3 different ones.

I thought about doing the metal cartridge but ultimiately ended up replacing the entire oil assembly for a standard screw on filter. To me it's easier, no tools are required and I can use a longer OEM Toyota filter than the smaller Prius/Lexus one.

All parts are OEM and coupled with a Fumoto valve = no mess/no special tools needed for an oil change.
Parts used:
Oil Filter housing: 15609-0T070 (15609-0T060 is an older version where the oil filter housing is round, new version comes to a triangle so the oil drips down)
Engine oil Seal (2) : 96723-24020
Union for Oil Filter housing: 90904-04006
Bolts (4): 90105-A0452 *Some people reuse the existing ones but they are only $1 so I just replaced them.

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The above cost about $100
Just another alternative for people.

-Nigel
I bought the short nipple one so that way I an put the little cap on the end so no crap gets in the hole.

-Nigel
Does it come with a cap? if not, what did you buy?
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