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Old 03-29-15, 09:14 PM
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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.
I just did mine today. It didnt have the grounding clip either. Its a 07. Is there a real purpose for it? I turned the cap till i felt it seated all the way with out over doing it. No leaks so far.

The drain cap was on it good and it came off with the cap. I let it stream out till i felt it was ok to take off.

I did get apart later and replaced the o ring.

But that clip has me wondering. Anyone?
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Old 02-18-16, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyg66 View Post
I just did mine today. It didnt have the grounding clip either. Its a 07. Is there a real purpose for it? I turned the cap till i felt it seated all the way with out over doing it. No leaks so far.

The drain cap was on it good and it came off with the cap. I let it stream out till i felt it was ok to take off.

I did get apart later and replaced the o ring.

But that clip has me wondering. Anyone?
I think it acts as sort of a locking mechanism...kind of like a cotter pin. It connects the plastic cover to the housing, but I wouldn't worry about it much, it doesn't look like it does a whole lot and the newer ones don't come with it. I've dropped mine a million times when I do an oil change, I always find it and put it back, but one of these times I'm going to throw it in the trash.
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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.
The reason why it might be difficult to loosen up the filter cap could be caused by the "grounding" spring clip (the metallic "C" shape part to the right of Johnny's picture; I, too, had a very difficult time removing the filter cap causing me to profess expletive . . .) I believe it serves more as a locking clip (would not make sense to electrically ground a non conductive composite filter cap) to prevent the filter cap from being loosened up accidentally.

Solution: use a pair of pliers to pull it off before loosening the filter cap. Put it back once done. If your car didn't have one, it might have been left off from a previous oil change.
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where can I buy the oil filter drain hose you mention in your post, for 2010 LS460?
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where can I buy the oil filter drain hose you mention in your post, for 2010 LS460?
If you're referring to the tube that drains the little amount of oil in the cap, it's included with the filter purchase.
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Ok thanks. This will be my first oil change on the LS460 so I wasn't sure because it looks different than other filters.
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I know this is an old thread but would anyone still have those pics handy? Planning on doing my first oil change within the next month and was hoping for some visual aids. I've done similar oil changes on our other Toyota's with the same filter and housing and just wanted to get some visual aids before I started. TIA!
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LS460 Oil part.

This is the RX350 filter change but concept is similar.

Filter location for LS460.

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Thanks for that!!!!

I think one last question, will there be any plastics to remove from the bottom of the LS? I have the Sport version.

Freaking hate it when those tech over-tighten that little plug on the housing!
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I am in the same boat like you. I got my 2011 LS460L recently and am going to do my first oil change next month. I haven't gone underneath yet therefore my info is based on internet.

Plastics - I believe there is a 10mm bolt holding plastic door to get to the filter. There shouldn't be anything obstructing the drain plug. I am going to put FRAM Sure Drain plug when I replace the original plug. I have it on my LS430 and oil change is a breeze.

You don't really need a tool to remove the filter itself but I got one anyways. You may already have it. If not, I highly recommend spending $5. This is what I got.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oil-Filter-...n/322936936843
It was shipped very quickly, got it in a week or so (unbelievable as I was expecting it to come in a month or so), and appears to be very solid.

I believe you have 2013 F Sport LS460. Update your signature or mention it in your posts so that easier to answer.
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Thanks for that. Ordered it. This'll certainly help.

Yeah, I have the 2013 F sport. I'm going to tackle this either this weekend or next. Although, our 60K service is due as well. Not exactly sure which of those services I really need though.
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Sorry to bring back an old thread here...

Need some assistance. Last oil change was at the dealer. Damn asshats, of course, over-tightened the ****ing oil filter case. Tried the small tool from a couple of posts above this one broke one of the tabs! Argh!

Is there a comparable non plastic oil filter case? Saw the post about swapping out the inner tube but I'd like to just buy the part that is for our cars and that is not plastic. Any suggestions? Tried to search the net but keep coming up with the plastic one.
Now I have to buy another tool just to try and ****ing loosen this thing! If not, might have to ask a shop to just pry the case open for me to swap to another one.
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