Sep 12, 2012 // Parts Photos //
TRD USA vs. TRD
JAPAN OIL FILTERS
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),
Both filters fit the 93-98 Supra, and
cross reference to 90915-20003,
90915-YZZB5 and 08922-02011
– The TRD USA filter face looks similar
to the Mobil1 Filter Design.
– 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.
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.