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"I'm not a Mechanic or Auto Body Specialist. I sit in-front of my computer all day at work. That being said; If I can do this Step-By-Step DIY, so can you!" . . . JD
* Automotive Work Gloves or Disposable Gloves (Stanley HandHelpers Disposable vinyl gloves @ Home Depot)
* Safety Glasses (for Eye Protection @ Canadian Tire)
* All-purpose Funnel with Handle, 12-in (Canadian Tire)
* Oil Drain Pan + extra container-Filter Oil (Canadian Tire)
* Oil Filter Element Kit Part #:04152-YZZA3 (from DVN Parts)
* 7 qt. of API SL SAE 5W-30 (I used Royal Purple)
* Old Carpet Runner or Old Exercise Mat (for back support)
* Old Newspapers (for Oil Spill)
* Jack (I used Michelin 3½-ton Speedy Lift Jack @ Canadian Tire)
* 2 x 3½-Ton Axle Stands (Walmart)
* 4 x Wheel Chocks (Walmart)
* Socket Wrench with 14mm Socket (Mastercraft @ Canadian Tire)
* Socket Wrench with 10mm Socket (Mastercraft @ Canadian Tire)
* Toyota Oil Filter Wrench 64mm/14 flute (via Ebay Motors) OPTIONAL:
* In-Car Scissors Jack (Applies to Lowered Cars)
Locate Oil Drain Plug/Bolt underneath vehicle
Position your "Oil Drain Pan" below the drain plug. Use 14mm socket wrench to loosen and remove drain plug/bolt. Let the oil drain into the oil reservoir. (Don't forget to wear disposable gloves & Safety Glasses in this step)
Place some old newspaper below the Oil Drain Pan as well - - - for possible oil spill
if you do your own oil change, does that void warranty?
also, op i noticed your from toronto as well, do you know how much a oil change at the dealership cost?
No, it does not void your warranty. Usually if you go in for warranty work, the dealer won't even ask about your oil change history. Dealers shouldn't give you any trouble if you tell them you perform your own. It's probably best just to be safe to retain some documentation each time you perform it - maybe the receipt from the purchase of the oil and filter, a picture of the used oil/filter next to the new stuff with a picture of a newspaper, etc - you can get creative. But the point is this shouldn't be needed in most cases.
Very nice work! I looked for the front, middle jack point on my RWD 350 and couldn't find one. So I just used the ramps I had anyways...didn't even use chocks. Emergency brake works just fine on newer vehicles.
Sorry for the bump, but locally I can only find a 65mm 14 flute oil filter wrench. Does anyone know if it will slip if it's off by that 1mm?
edit: i have a 2007 is250 RWD
Some people were able to get it off with the 65mm, but it does have some play. It might also get "stuck" and require a little force getting it detached from the housing after it is off.
In my case specifically, I was using a 65mm I bought from autozone and it was completely useless, it was slipping. I ended up ordering the 64mm and it was a perfect fit. I recommend finding a 64mm, it will be better.