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Old 06-04-11, 12:26 PM   #1
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I was going through our garage and thought about changing my oil in my 93 LS400. I found a new STP oil filter #S3614 not used yet inside the box. I know it fits 4runners but was wondering if anyone knows if it'll fit in my LS? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-04-11, 01:18 PM   #2
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Yes it does. Just like a fram.
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Old 06-05-11, 06:24 PM   #3
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I'd suggest going with the lexus OEM filter. They're about $5 bucks or less. Just for the peace of mind of having quality stuff in your car.
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The Mobil 1 filters are easily the best out there, much heavier and stronger than cheapos. Sometimes Autozone will do an oil+filter deal that's quite attractive.

The crappy filter I undid a few weeks ago on my new LS literally tore up when I tried to undo it with a filter wrench. A mobil 1 would never do that.
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wix makes the best filters on the market..they just came out with the platinum filter that surpasses the gold..its a fiberglass media and is especially made for people who use synthetic oil and also for people who let the mileage go past the 3,000 mile interval
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+1 for wix or mobil1.
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napa gold.

which is basically top shelf wix
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Yeah better to get a fiber filter than a soggy paper one that will burst at the drop of a hat.
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This is the one I've been using, http://www.l-tunedparts.com/product/?id=2217 . I think I'll get this one next time to try it out for around the same price, http://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?code=Ea15k51-EA. I think Amsoil recently came out with this application for our cars.
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I'd suggest going with the lexus OEM filter. They're about $5 bucks or less. Just for the peace of mind of having quality stuff in your car.
You are kidding right? Do you really think everything that says "Lexus" on it is better than all after market stuff? Just remember one thing, Lexus or Toyota don't make anything. They contract it out and most after market things are made to their specs.
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You are kidding right? Do you really think everything that says "Lexus" on it is better than all after market stuff? Just remember one thing, Lexus or Toyota don't make anything. They contract it out and most after market things are made to their specs.
I don't think its better than ALL the aftermarket filters, but i believe better than most. to each its own, OEM filter works fine. By all means get aftermarket if you want.
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there are different grades of OEM filter as well, some are cloth and some are paper.
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Ive been using all OEM filter for all my Toyotas... Of course aftermarket are better off too but in what areas, Cleaning or performance.
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any way u look at it...if u change ur oil on a 3,000 mile interval then its really not that important..when u let it go well past that then the better filters come into play
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any way u look at it...if u change ur oil on a 3,000 mile interval then its really not that important..when u let it go well past that then the better filters come into play
I used to think this, 20 years ago. But a better filter will trap more particals. But who's to say which is the better filter? You ask 10 mechanics, you will get at least 5 different answers. To each his own. I use Fram, not b/c it's better, just b/c that's all I've ever used.
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