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Old 02-08-08, 11:16 AM   #1
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Angry Lexus ES 350 oil change

I'm looking for Special Service Tool (SST) to remove the oil filter housing (ES 350 with 12,000 miles). I have used walmart stuff (cap style wrench). But for some reason it is on so tight. Where can I buy one?
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Old 02-08-08, 11:38 AM   #2
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I think one of the supporting vendors here sells them. Might want to try a search.....I think that has been asked not long ago.
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Old 02-08-08, 05:10 PM   #3
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I'm looking for Special Service Tool (SST) to remove the oil filter housing (ES 350 with 12,000 miles). I have used walmart stuff (cap style wrench). But for some reason it is on so tight. Where can I buy one?

Try one of the vendors like he said. Have you had your oil changed before, or is this the first one?
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Old 02-12-08, 10:28 AM   #4
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I'm looking for Special Service Tool (SST) to remove the oil filter housing (ES 350 with 12,000 miles). I have used walmart stuff (cap style wrench). But for some reason it is on so tight. Where can I buy one?
LOL--apparently I'm not the only one who's had trouble removing the housing w/ the Walmart cap wrench.
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Old 02-12-08, 01:48 PM   #5
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just use a standard socket wrench..... tighten up the drain plug... then torque it free so the whole unit comes out.. then use a bench clamp to hold the cap while you take out the drain plug...
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Old 02-12-08, 10:49 PM   #6
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You can get one through your lexus dealer. I can find the part number on mine tomorrow. I'm not sure on the price though.
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Old 02-17-08, 10:27 AM   #7
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try your local/chain auto part stores, they have oil filter sockets, autozone has them next to the oil filters
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try your local/chain auto part stores, they have oil filter sockets, autozone has them next to the oil filters
I've tried them all--well, at least the ones that can be had at your neighborhood Autozone/Kragens/Pep Boys--it's either because none of them work or else the filter housing is super-torqued on there.
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I've tried them all--well, at least the ones that can be had at your neighborhood Autozone/Kragens/Pep Boys--it's either because none of them work or else the filter housing is super-torqued on there.
The one that fits the ES350 housing also fits on an 07 corolla filter, if your having slippage, try a towel between the 2, also I found a longer extension allows for better leverage then a smaller extension
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Old 02-21-08, 10:12 PM   #10
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My dealer states to use Penzoil Synthetic 5W-30 oil for my next oil change at 10K. What oil filter should I use? I plan on purchasing that Service Tool in a week or so. I have used to many wrenches that don't work on other cars and I am done with it. I'll just buy the thing and be done with it. I haven't changed the oil yet in this car but am not wanting to pay the $40 my dealer is wanting to charge. Not to mention the $25 for the tire rotation. Any feedback on the filter is appreciated.
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Old 02-22-08, 06:44 AM   #11
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My garage guy just gets the Toyota oil filter "insides" and replaces it.
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Old 02-23-08, 09:28 AM   #12
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My dealer states to use Penzoil Synthetic 5W-30 oil for my next oil change at 10K. What oil filter should I use? I plan on purchasing that Service Tool in a week or so. I have used to many wrenches that don't work on other cars and I am done with it. I'll just buy the thing and be done with it. I haven't changed the oil yet in this car but am not wanting to pay the $40 my dealer is wanting to charge. Not to mention the $25 for the tire rotation. Any feedback on the filter is appreciated.
The oil change is easy. You don't even have to lift the car.

Toyota/Lexus filters are the only way to go, quality-wise. I always buy mine from the local Toyota dealer. The part # is 04152-YZZA1.

I've purchased the air filters (cabin & engine) from there too.
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Old 02-23-08, 10:52 AM   #13
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$14 oil change/filter at my local Toyota dealer (with coupon)

No mess and out in 30 mins.
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^^^^ good deal
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does anyone else sell the paper filter element, cause I just pick them up at Toyota for half the price of Lexus
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