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Old 05-21-12, 04:52 PM
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...my first surprise was when I opened the access cover to get at the filter and discovered the dealer in Nevada who changed the oil previously had left the big socket stuck to the filter housing...
You just can't make this stuff up... Wow! I'm glad it didn't fall off.
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Old 08-25-12, 10:31 PM
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As others noted, there really is no need to remove the small drain plug and use the drain pipe. I just unscrewed the whole thing and dumped the oil in the drain pan.
I believe this smaller oil drain "valve" is there for users who don't feel the need to change their oil filter at every oil change. I still take the whole thing apart, but there is no need to.
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What kind of tool is needed for removing the bolt for draining the filter assembly? I just removed the whole assembly, which was somewhat messy.
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I did the oil change on my LS this weekend, and I must say that this DIY was very helpful.

One thing I would like to add though, is to get the oil filter wrench that has the 6 slots (notches) that engages the tabs(ears) of the oil filter cap. (see pics attached pics)

I got the one that was recommended earlier in this thread, however, the oil filter would not budge, and it felt like I was going to damage the oil filter housing. I went and got the wrench with slots and then I was able to remove the oil filter cap with little effort.

Again great DIY
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Old 03-17-13, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for the instructions. They helped a ton.
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Default Cannot find the oil filter compartment capscrew

I cannot locate the screw, Can somebody draw a diagram or take a picture for this?

I have 2009 LS460.

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Old 06-11-14, 02:39 PM
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I see this oil filter on ebay. Same part number but ls460 is not listed as compatible. I think it's a mistake. As long as the part # is correct, i should get it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Genuine-OEM-Oil-Filter-04152-YZZA5-Set-of-3-/321325012348?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ad076957c&vxp=mtr
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I cannot locate the screw, Can somebody draw a diagram or take a picture for this?

I have 2009 LS460.

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I just did the oil change on my LS today. There is only one 10mm screw under the car and you can't miss it.
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Old 09-22-14, 10:47 AM
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Good post, Thank you for taking the time
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Excellent instructions and pictures for DIY. Very helpful.
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Default Great Post

I changed the oil in the LS460 and it was easy to do.... Great post to help in doing this.. thanks!
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Reference is made to a grounding tab on the oil filter housing in the initial post of instructions. Can someone explain its purpose. My '11 460 does not have one.
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Default Words of Wisdom...

Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
One thing I might add... laziness rises to the occasion.

However, I could easily tell the drain nut had never been removed. The oil in that area had gelled, and the nut was very had to break loose... So many things go on in places we don't have access to - and even if we did, we certainly couldn't stand next to the mechanic the whole time.

To me anyway, it's a constant reminder that there is no substitute for DIY.
Johnny: I could not agree with you more, sir.

FANTASTIC Post. Well documented. Great pics. Solid grammar

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Ps. This is my 1st post in CL. Purchased my '07 LS460-L on Dec 12, 2014 with only 35k miles & very excited
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Ps. This is my 1st post in CL. Purchased my '07 LS460-L on Dec 12, 2014 with only 35k miles & very excite
Don't be a stranger Apaper! This forum can only succeed and benefit members through input from folks like yourself.
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Johnny: what a PERFECT write up for my LS460-L. You made my 1st oil change a breeze!!

KUDOS to a most-excellent documented thread. I hope to have equally nice future contributions.

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