NAPA Gold Oil filter vs Toyota
I changed the oil and filter the other day prior to a long trip. I used a NAPA Gold 1348 oil filter which cross referenced to the Toyota 90915-20004. The few things I've read about the NAPA Gold filters have been good and it seemed like a quality filter. The only difference between the NAPA filter and the stock filter was the NAPA had a flat gasket as opposed to the stock, "O" ring type gasket. But---The Napa filter was 1 inch shorter than the stock filter. Is this something I should be concerned with?
I'll probably buy Toyota filters but the only Toyota dealer locally is 40 miles away and I didn't have time to drive 80 miles round trip this time.
2006 Red Tacoma Double Cab, 4x4 TRD, short box, auto trans