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#1 KBRX330

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:29 PM

Just did the 1000 mile break-in oil change on my ES350. Very easy for the DIY'er

Parts: Toyota 04152-YZZA1 Filter kit
Toyota 90430-12031 drain bolt gasket
7 quarts 5w30 SL/SM oil ( takes 6.4 qts with filter change)

Tools: 14MM box end wrench
3/8 ratchet with 4" extension
65-67MM oil filter wrench
1-wooden toothpick (to remove o-rings DO NOT use a metal tool)
Floor Jack
Oil catch pan
6" piece of old 1/2" garden hose


1. Raise car about 5-6 inches find oil drain plug on oil pan and remove w/14MM wrench draining oil into catch pan.
2. Reinstall oil drain plug with new gasket (be sure to remove old gasket as it will stick to the pan drain hole, tighten plug.
3. At front RH of car underneath you will see a round aluminum oil filter housing. It is gray and has an indent for the 3/8 drive extension. Insert extension into housing and remove oil housing cap. (a small amount of oil will come out).
4. If the small black o-ring comes off with the cap put it back on as it will seal the draiining of the filter
5. Take small plastic drain insert from filter kit and insert the long end into the piece of garden hose.
6. Insert the pronged end of the plastic drain insert into the filter housing making sure to direct the hose into catch pan. The oil filter will now drain.
7. Remove plastic drian insert when filter is drained. (twist and pull out)
8. Using 65MM oil filter wrench unscrew filter housing and remove. Remove used filter element.
9. Wipe clean and replace small o-ring with new small o-ring and reinstall cap on housing (be sure to oil new o-ring so it seals correctly). Tighten cap with 3/8 ratchet extension.
10. Remove large o-ring from filter housing and re-install new large o-ring from filter kit ( be sure to oil new o-ring). NOTE: use the wood toothpick to remove the o-rings because if you scratch the aluminum housing it will leak.
11. Place new filter element in housing and push all the way in.
12. Wipe housing cavity (on the engine) clean and re-install filter housing by hand. Be sure not to dislodge o-ring. Turn in tight all the way by hand and apply light force with filter wrench (remember you are not tightening another 1/4 turn like a conventional filter) Be careful not to cross thread housing into cavity.
13. Add 6.4 quarts of 5w30 oil
14. Wipe everything clean
15. Start car and allow to run for 5 minutes. Check drain bolt & filter housing for leaks.
16. Re-set maintenance reminder.
17. Shut car off, wait a few minutes and check oil level.

Note: If you rotate your tires every 5000 miles like I do the torque spec for the lug nuts is 76ft lbs.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:54 PM

Thanks RBRX.....
This is my project for this weekend. I started last weekend but did not have the correct tool to pull the flter housing. I had the steps but your post reinforced the instructions I have.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:29 AM

Note: The oil filter wrench I had for my Honda CRV fits perfectly on this housing.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:30 AM

For me the procedure is:

1. Drive to Lexus dealer
2. Drive off in loaner
3. Drive back at my convinience with my bag of money to pay them with
4. Drive off

;)

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:42 AM

For me the procedure is:

3. Drive back at my convinience with my bag of money to pay them with

It should have read: Drive back at my convenience with my BIG bag of money to pay them with

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:56 AM

BIG bag ;)

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:39 PM

ROFLMAO...... that is me... up until this weekend. I drive 5,000 miles in about 2 months. My car is less than 2 years old and reads 47K on the odo. My BIG bag of money is gone. Not to mention tires and regular maintenance. I am going to put in synthetic in so that I can last a bit longer between changes.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:10 PM

ROFLMAO...... that is me... up until this weekend. I drive 5,000 miles in about 2 months. My car is less than 2 years old and reads 47K on the odo. My BIG bag of money is gone. Not to mention tires and regular maintenance. I am going to put in synthetic in so that I can last a bit longer between changes.


Toyota changed the oil changed intervial a few years back from 7.5k to 5k because of some of their
engines were failing due to oil gel otherwise known as sludge build up. But their are many cars on
the road that go 7.5k to 10k on a regular basis with no problems on regular oil.

I think Toyota needs to find the source of the oil gel problem and fix it and return the intervial to
at least 7.5k so they will be on par most other modern autos , also I think the oil gel problem
was on a small number of cars and had something to do with operating conditions and less to do
with oil change intervials but still I think there is something Toyota need to do also.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 12:18 PM

ROFLMAO...... that is me... up until this weekend. I drive 5,000 miles in about 2 months. My car is less than 2 years old and reads 47K on the odo. My BIG bag of money is gone. Not to mention tires and regular maintenance. I am going to put in synthetic in so that I can last a bit longer between changes.


I will switch this ES to Pennzoil Platinum synthetic at 10,000 miles after I get my dealer "freebie" 5k service. But I will stick with a 5000 interval. I buy syn oils in big quantities when Advance Auto has the BOGO sales here so a synthetic oil change costs me about $22. So at 47,000 miles my cost for 9 oil changes will be $198. If I went to my dealer my cost would be $1,233.00. for conventional "Lexus" oil which is Mobilclean 5000 that you can buy at Walmart for 8.97/4qt jug. So in the 150k life of this vehicle I will save myself about $3,000.00 on oil service. Which is enough to replace the tires 3 times and service the transmission and cooling system and replace the brakes twice for the 150,000 miles.

Doing your own service is not for everyone. I just happen to have all the tools as one of my hobbies is working on my Harley Davidson. Plus I had a real bad experience with one of my trucks having some idiot change my oil and strip the oil pan bolt and nearly lost the engine. Since I have 2 Lexus cars & a GMC Denali, SeaRay twin engine & Harley in my fleet one fleet oil change takes 39 quarts of oil and 6 oil filters. If I had respective dealers do all of them one oil service would cost me about $610.00. Add in all the time running back & forth to the dealer and it becomes a part time job.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:37 PM

ROFLMAO...... that is me... up until this weekend. I drive 5,000 miles in about 2 months. My car is less than 2 years old and reads 47K on the odo. My BIG bag of money is gone. Not to mention tires and regular maintenance. I am going to put in synthetic in so that I can last a bit longer between changes.


Toyota changed the oil changed intervial a few years back from 7.5k to 5k because of some of their
engines were failing due to oil gel otherwise known as sludge build up. But their are many cars on
the road that go 7.5k to 10k on a regular basis with no problems on regular oil.

I think Toyota needs to find the source of the oil gel problem and fix it and return the intervial to
at least 7.5k so they will be on par most other modern autos , also I think the oil gel problem
was on a small number of cars and had something to do with operating conditions and less to do
with oil change intervials but still I think there is something Toyota need to do also.


Lexus intervals have been 7500 normal, 5000 severe since at least 1998, on all models.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:32 PM

ROFLMAO...... that is me... up until this weekend. I drive 5,000 miles in about 2 months. My car is less than 2 years old and reads 47K on the odo. My BIG bag of money is gone. Not to mention tires and regular maintenance. I am going to put in synthetic in so that I can last a bit longer between changes.


Toyota changed the oil changed intervial a few years back from 7.5k to 5k because of some of their
engines were failing due to oil gel otherwise known as sludge build up. But their are many cars on
the road that go 7.5k to 10k on a regular basis with no problems on regular oil.

I think Toyota needs to find the source of the oil gel problem and fix it and return the intervial to
at least 7.5k so they will be on par most other modern autos , also I think the oil gel problem
was on a small number of cars and had something to do with operating conditions and less to do
with oil change intervials but still I think there is something Toyota need to do also.


Lexus intervals have been 7500 normal, 5000 severe since at least 1998, on all models.



the current Toyota oil change intervial is 5k for normal driving and that also includes Lexus it
was changed sometime between 2001 and 2006 for the reasons I stated previously.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:15 AM

Really? Thats news to me. I've always used the 5k interval since its easier to calculate, and thats what the dealers go by (for obvious reasons). My 2003 has an option of 5000-7500, as does my dad's 04 LS430.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:42 PM

Really? Thats news to me. I've always used the 5k interval since its easier to calculate, and thats what the dealers go by (for obvious reasons). My 2003 has an option of 5000-7500, as does my dad's 04 LS430.



My 2001 camry was 7.5k which is what I used it may have had the option for 5k I dont recall but
the interval indacator was factory set at 7.5k, Now they are all set to 5k check it out next time
you are at the dealer.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:46 PM

My 2001 camry was 7.5k which is what I used it may have had the option for 5k I dont recall but
the interval indacator was factory set at 7.5k, Now they are all set to 5k check it out next time
you are at the dealer.

Same thing(5K), for the '07-'08 ES350's

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:26 AM

The dealers here have always operated on the 5k schedule, they ignore that the 7500 mile schedule even existed despite it being in the owners manual.

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