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Old 12-30-18, 02:01 PM
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Can someone tell me where the oil filter is located on the gasoline v8 engine? I've removed both three bolt metal plates under the car, one gives access to the drain plug and the second gives access to absolutely nothing. Cannot locate the answer to this easy question online anywhere.
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Old 12-30-18, 02:18 PM
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Found it. Doesn't look like I expected it to look.
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Hello, where did you find it? Please share. Thanks!
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Hello, where did you find it? Please share. Thanks!
From below the car, it's located under a cover (marked oil filter I believe) just behind the radiator at mid-point between the front wheels.

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Did you or are you planning to change the oil yourself?
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Did you or are you planning to change the oil yourself?
Yes, I plan on changing the oil myself. I've made adaptive wood add-on pieces for my ramps so the LC front bumper will fit under them. These wood pieces make the ramp longer with less of a slope going up.
I do anything I can to avoid bringing my car to a dealership or any shop so it is not in the hands of anyone but me. No one takes care of your possessions like you do. Too many opportunities for careless damage.

It appears oil changes on this car will be simple. Two 10mm bolts to remove the metal cover to access the drain plug and four 10mm bolts to remove the metal cover to access the oil filter which is in front of the oil pan. The hardest part was adapting the ramps.
I have purchased the correct wrench from Lexus to remove the cover of the cartridge that houses the oil filter and plan to change the oil tomorrow.

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I've made adaptive wood add-on pieces for my ramps so the LC front bumper will fit under them. These wood pieces make the ramp longer with less of a slope going up.
Just FYI - for those interested in nice ramp options: https://raceramps.com/ramp-category/...service-ramps/
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^^^^I've had my Race Ramps for better than 5 years now. Very pleased with them.

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I looked into race ramps too but I already have ramps the work on my other cars and for $5.62 I purchased an 8 foot piece of 2x8 doug fir at Home Depot and solved the problem.
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I have had an IS 350 and presently have a RX350 and very familiar with the oil change.Very similar oil filter housing design for Toyotas.
I agree that I would not trust anybody to change my car's oil if I can do it myself.
Plus, save some money too.
I plan to use Mobil 1 or equivalent synthetic.
Its interesting that Lexus ships this HP car with regular oil stating that they do it to allow a proper brake in.
The Vettes ship with Mobil 1 from the factory.
Some of my coworkers theorize that maybe the Chevy engines are pre-broken in. I doubt it.
Any insights? Opinions?
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Originally Posted by Puertex View Post
I have had an IS 350 and presently have a RX350 and very familiar with the oil change.Very similar oil filter housing design for Toyotas.
I agree that I would not trust anybody to change my car's oil if I can do it myself.
Plus, save some money too.
I plan to use Mobil 1 or equivalent synthetic.
Its interesting that Lexus ships this HP car with regular oil stating that they do it to allow a proper brake in.
The Vettes ship with Mobil 1 from the factory.
Some of my coworkers theorize that maybe the Chevy engines are pre-broken in. I doubt it.
Any insights? Opinions?
Years ago, accepted/suggested practice was to break in the engine w/conventional oil, then switch to synthetic (if desired) and once you did, you were committed to synthetic for the life of the engine....nowadays there are many cars coming from the factory w/synthetic, so go figure...
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Old 01-11-19, 01:17 PM
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I believe Lexus is very conservative in their approach. That's OK.

I called the Lexus dealer and they will change my oil at 30 days. I have 500 miles on LC now.

Then there is another (free) change I believe at 5000 miles.

After that, I am switching to synthetic.
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