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Old 05-20-13, 02:20 AM
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This is not the standard unit, it is made by Toyota but is much larger. It uses a different filtering material. It is only available through our CL vendor Carson Toyota. From what I understand, the TRD filter is this same one re branded.
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yes, you are referring to the Toyota p/n 90915-20004 (made in Japan) which is indeed larger than aftermarket filters for the LS400, in fact it is the same size as the more recent 90915-YZZD3, main difference is that the latter is now made in Thailand, both are made by Nippon Denso, whereas the TRD is a bit smaller and made by FRAM Filtration (aka Champion)

neither of these three are as large as the filters on my main list, but I will add the two larger Toyota filters and the TRD to the list in any event, as they now would be "oversize" compared to the aftermarket filters in the typical size if you looked up LS400 fitment

This is not the standard unit, it is made by Toyota but is much larger.
actually the standard unit has grown back to this size, perhaps by popular demand - the current standard Lexus dealership filter for LS400 is the 90915-YZZD3, which is the same physical dimensions as the Japan-made one you are getting from Carson

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I would be more impressed if u told me they make hastings..pure-olator pure 1..baldwin,or wix

frams higher end filters might be ok at best..but I guess u don't sell these parts and listen to shops and walk in customers every day of ur life like I do..research the rep fram has..its not good..anyway u slice it u will be ok with 3,000 oci's but once u start going into an extended oci's I recommend buying a better filter.
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If you install a massive filter like the K&N HP2009 doesn't it make sense more oil is needed than the manufactures specification?How much more?
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If you install a massive filter like the K&N HP2009 doesn't it make sense more oil is needed than the manufactures specification?How much more?
it's not massive, it probably holds no more than a cup more - how do you tell when you have the right amount in there?

the dipstick!!

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Lscowboy i was sitting back waiting for your comment on that one...lol
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Originally Posted by LScowboyLS View Post
it's not massive, it probably holds no more than a cup more - how do you tell when you have the right amount in there?

the dipstick!!
Will this work instead of a dipstick? It says its fun!

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Lscowboy i was sitting back waiting for your comment on that one...lol
I think we have a case of a dipstick not knowing what to do with his dipstick
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WOW! That is hilarious!!!
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haha sillies. i never knew 90915-YZZD3 was an oversize. been using that one on my LS and IS since i've owned both cars.

i'm uncertain if the ground clearance is affected by running a larger filter. i would assume not, larger doesn't necessarily mean longer. but i just want to confirm for the folks whose oil pan is millimeters away from the pavement.

and you guys can go 5-digit intervals (>10,000 miles) before an oil change?! despite using synthetic i still don't go beyond 6,000 miles before a change.
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Originally Posted by LScowboyLS View Post
I used to be hardcore about changing oil & filter every 3000, but modern full synthetics and/or modern diesel rated heavy duty oils as well as premium high end filters like the ones I listed have gotten so much better in the last 25 years that changing oil every 3000-5000 miles is becoming a bit silly
I agree your way is better, but I turn 80 next year and my habit is already formed...
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the next experiment I am going to run is to see if I can get those huge PH8A size truck filters to work - woohoo!
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there you go with those fram filters again...lol
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Originally Posted by timmy0tool View Post

i'm uncertain if the ground clearance is affected by running a larger filter. i would assume not, larger doesn't necessarily mean longer. but i just want to confirm for the folks whose oil pan is millimeters away from the pavement.
good point - larger filters are not for the slammers!
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I should cross reference that to a mobil 1 filter.
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