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Oil Change on a LS460/LS460L..

Old 05-20-15, 05:26 PM
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I simply don't understand why Toyota goes backward on the oil filter design.
This type of filter kit reminds me of my first used car, Toyota Corona, I bought for $850 back in 1975.
It was quite messy when changing the oil and filter since I did not know any better with just the car manual.

Toyota should design a disposable filter cartridge for simplicity just like other models.
Most high end vehicles use this design. BMW, etc. It's cheaper to manufacture, easier to recycle, and allows for filter inspection w/o draining the oil, extending oil change intervals etc. Personally I prefer it over messy spin-ons. My Wifes BMW is has the canister on top of the engine by the rad. Simply unscrew the cap and remove/replace the filter. No mess. Here's a good read referencing your question from BITOG:
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Thanks roadfrog for your clarification!
Personally, I think it's kind of over-engineering.
I stopped buying BMW and Mercedes because of it.
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I dumped the oil today to put full Synth in it, I just feel it does a better job than Dyno.. but that is just me.

This was my first change on the LS. It was very straight forward and the filter kits I got for my 06 GS300 were exactly the same. I bought them off EBay for 9.95 for (3). In each kit I have the filter (much higher quality than what the dealer had in there BTW), the plastic drain spout, the small O ring for that bleeder nut and the larger O ring for the filter housing.

Its as simple as taking the bleeder nut off (is there an official name for this?) and putting the plastic drain spout in there to dump the filter area before you take the housing off. Then the main pan, which took some time.. as it is 9 quarts! Cleaned it all up and put it back together hand tight, the dealer guys always just crank this together so hard that its almost impossible to get back off.. not sure why they do that, I like to pay attention to how much torque I use.

Then it was 9 quarts of Full Synth, a reset of the Computer and a reset of the idiot light, I am not sure these are linked, Im assuming they are not?

Any how thanks for the tips up here, I was able to do this under 30 min and I have piece of mind as I get underneath and check out all the hoses and belts etc. I dont like counting on the dealer to do this the way I want it all done, but its much easier than any car I have ever owned, a very simple DIY for those of you that like to stay close to your own maintenance.
You said after the oil change you had to reset the computer and reset the idiot light,how do you reset those 2 things and is it absolutely necessary??? 2007 LS 460 L
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