I figured since it was pitch black, it may be time for a change. Anyways. I went down to autozone to get the stuff. The castrol syntec was on special for $2.89 a quart, so I decided to give the semi-synthetic stuff a try. So I go and grab a mobil1 filter while i'm at it... The oil change was successful... I can't really say if the syntec is better, because my truck is probably just running better because I finally got around to changing the oil. The real results will be noticed in the coming weeks, i guess. anyways. Toyota decided to make their oil filters a real PITA to get too... I was on the roller, on my right side, my arm twisted funny, and had to wear a glove to grip the damned filter... And of course there is always that stupid oil inside the filter that splatters EVERYWHERE! Is there anyway to avoid that? it really bugs me. and it got all over the street. and that sucked. hooray for laundry detergent. Maybe my process is wrong? Remove plug Drain oil Instert plug Remove filter Add filter Add new oil right? how do you not get all that oil all over the place when removing the filter?