If you want to extend your time between oil changes, running a great full synthetic oil such as Pennzoil Platinum or Ultra, Mobil 1 Extended, Valvoline SynPower, Castrol Edge Titanium, etc. is not enough, you still have that wimpy little oil filter than doesn't have the capacity to go 12 or 15K miles! - Even if you are very conservative in your oil change frequency and change it every 3000 or 5000, a larger and better made oil filter is always a good thing!
So here is a list of the most premium oil filters that work great on all LS models from 1990-2006 and give you ~60% more volume as well as premium features on the inside of the filter such as a silicon anti-drainback valve and high quality bypass valve of the same PSI setting as the stock Toyota filter.
Oh how I love big oil filters rather than the smaller one that came on our car!
here is the list of the world's most premium oil filters, in oversize, which I can expand if I have missed your favorite brand:
Bosch Premium --- D3422
LsCowboy, the shop would not install D3422 but would only install D3330 which, is about 1.5 inches smaller vs D3422.
I can understand as it is the one listed in their manual. I wish I could just do it myself but It would just be a huge pain to do it on the street. Also, since I am 2" lower I can't drive her on up on ramps anymore.
Anyway, am I missing out with the smaller D3330? Packaging has the exact same specs on it but the filter was obviously not as big. Also put in Mobile 1 5w30.
D3330 is fine, but personally I would only deal with a shop that listens to ME and puts whatever filter I decide I want on the car.
I agree. I have a local shop that I usually go to but being the 4th I went to a cooperate shop and I can understand their questioning my choice if it is not listed as compatible. You know, liability reasons.