TRD oil filters – TRD USA vs. TRD Japan Oil Filters

TRD USA vs. TRD
JAPAN OIL FILTERS
07/23/2003

Thanks to Curt Aigner
for his generous donation of these TRD filters.

 

– The filter on the left is the TRD USA
made filter (brand new!), White (00602-90915-004), MSRP $13

– The filter on the right is the TRD
Japan made filter (brand new!),, Red (00642-90915-001) (Also under #90915-SP020
),
MSRP $27.50

Both filters fit the 93-98 Supra, and
cross reference to
90915-20003,
90915-YZZB5 and 08922-02011

 

Part numbers printed on the boxes top

 

They look different from the outside…

 

The TRD Japan Box looks nicer IMO 🙂






 

You can see here the TRD Japan filter is
greased and sealed, not so on the TRD USA filter, also there are 8 holes for the
oil inlet on the TRD Japan filter, 6 bigger holes on the TRD USA filter….

 

– The TRD Japan filter face looks
Exactly like the Toyota Japan filter (
90915-20004)

– The TRD USA filter face looks similar
to the Mobil1 Filter Design.




 

Both Filters Opened up! The TRD Japan
filter body was slightly tougher then the TRD USA filter.


 

They are obviously Different!,

 

– The TRD USA filter is almost a copy of
the Mobil1 Filter , the same
‘upper’ type
Relief
Valve
used as the
Mobil1 Filters, Even the
anti-drain seal is an exact copy of the
Mobil1 Filter , there are few
differences but I would think that is due to my last test on the Mobil1 filter
was in early 2000, so maybe Mobil1 made some small changes since that time (I
need to cut another Mobil 1 filter soon!), I wouldn’t be surprised if Mobil1
makes it for TRD USA, or a 3rd party makes it for both of them.

– The TRD Japan Filter is Designed
similarly to the stock filter,
except for the
Relief Valve,
which is a copy of the Lexus filter

Relief Valve.
the anti-drain valve is blue instead of orange.


 

As you can see here a close up of the
filtering material, I have no way of testing them, I do believe the TRD Japan
material is something new I haven’t seen before (but still paper like), both
don’t match the material found on the
Lexus V8 filter
.

 

The threaded body on the TRD Japan
filter is much thicker!