Does My Car Need ZDDP Additive??

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It can't be... why would a 1.6 need such a monstrosity. I know already... remember working on plenty of Ford products back then...

Funny what a 1.6 today gets for a filter. That 3600 is bigger than what went on my previous Tundra 4.7
 
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It can't be... why would a 1.6 need such a monstrosity. I know already... remember working on plenty of Ford products back then...

Funny what a 1.6 today gets for a filter. That 3600 is bigger than what went on my previous Tundra 4.7
My 96 year old neighbor who passed away last year had a 1986 base model ranger with the 2.0L 4 banger and I looked up the filter it takes, and it was the fram 8A size so the same as the FL-1A, Ford used bigger filters overall back them, I guess.
 
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My 96 year old neighbor who passed away last year had a 1986 base model ranger with the 2.0L 4 banger and I looked up the filter it takes, and it was the fram 8A size so the same as the FL-1A, Ford used bigger filters overall back them, I guess.
Filters today are criminally undersized and at the heart of many engine woes.
Many are too small to even be an effective fuel filter!
 
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Filters today are criminally undersized and at the heart of many engine woes.
Many are too small to even be an effective fuel filter!
The one on my old ECHO is tiny, in fact it's the same size as the one on my standby generator. Yet I've gotten nearly 300,000 miles on the little 1NZ-FE engine. My even older Sienna with the "sludge monster" 1MZ-FE has only a slightly larger filter and I've gone almost 450,000 miles on that one. Since the filters are "criminally undersized" should I sue Toyota?
 
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The one on my old ECHO is tiny, in fact it's the same size as the one on my standby generator. Yet I've gotten nearly 300,000 miles on the little 1NZ-FE engine. My even older Sienna with the "sludge monster" 1MZ-FE has only a slightly larger filter and I've gone almost 450,000 miles on that one. Since the filters are "criminally undersized" should I sue Toyota?
No but I should have - and I've proven that the Genuine Toyota Filter was to blame.
I got a bad batch and you got a good batch.
Lucky you unlucky me - and my wife's car too.
The sample size is much larger than your isolated experience.
 
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