Indeed, the drain plug was so tight that the whole filter assembly came off and a half quart of overflow oil made a mess. The Lexus engineers must have been thinking for 08. Maybe it is easier with the filer on the car but it is not likely. After about 3 drain and fills you have in essence replaced all the transmission fluid. For personal maintenance, I'm definitely doing my air filters in the future.
Seems pretty bad that a recall can be issued for floor mats and accelerator issues, but no recall is issued for this issue which can drain the oil from your engine in a minute, blow up your engine, and then possibly wreck your vehicle. There's no minimum or maximum orders. That will be good for another 50K miles. For most Lexuss, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. This made it shallow enough to work perfectly.
Go by distance or time. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. The plastic drain for the oil filter that was included with the new filter is interesting in that it also automatically removes the filter drain plug's O-ring. In fact, I don't personally know anyone who has. Just pour in with old oil, let idle around 15 minutes do not drive! Now that I own the tools, things go in my favor economically. Oil all over my driveway and again, I believe the motor has been damaged due to driving home unaware there was an issue until I saw the oil everywhere underneath and on the side of the motor.
This drain and fill process only drains about 40% if the fluid since a large part of it remains in the torque converter. Although I am certain it won't take too long to change my oil in the future, I don't know that it's worth it. The picture of this vehicle will help you find your pcv valve. You'll need to take off the passenger side front wheel, and the wheel well protective lining. I didn't bother with removing the drain plug from the canister end.
Go by distance or time. It had to work, as I have no leaks anywhere. I know they want you to take to them for oil changes but I'm an hour away from the nearest dealer and I could have done it myself by then. Can we get some pictures of this from someone?? It was a different rubber oil hose and would not be covered under warranty. Can we get some pictures of this from someone?? If you repeatedly use regular with 87 octane you might notice knocking when travelling uphill.
Since the bottom-plug was so tight, I could see no reason to remove it, only to replace the gasket and tighten it again. Your engine block is the main part of your engine that holds the crankshaft and pistons internally. If it does, replace it. It's going to be messy. Lexus extended warranty is 150,000 miles unfortunately mine has 152,400, so they are denying coverage. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
Getting access to the filter is a breeze. It had to work, as I have no leaks anywhere. Seems pretty bad that a recall can be issued for floor mats and accelerator issues, but no recall is issued for this issue which can drain the oil from your engine in a minute, blow up your engine, and then possibly wreck your vehicle. Change oil when Oil Life Monitor tells you to change the oil or go by the owner's manual factory drain interval. I changed the sensors in my 99 rx300, long day! Every oil pump is engineered, manufactured and assembled to the highest material and production standards. No photos yet but the metal cylinder housing holding the filter element is supposed to come apart in two sections. Ideal for high mileage cars.
Out of an abundance of caution, I gave it a good twist with my socket wrench, just in case. Most Lexuss have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. Loosen the oil filter assembly slowly by hand and let the oil drain down the cardboard chute. The dealer had done the free 5K service and had torqued the pan drain plug and oil filter drain plug to the extent that I thought I'd have to use an impact wrench to get them off. Does that mean a filter change means changing the filter element and not the housing and filter? The pan drain plug did have a fiber washer that should probably be replaced. Driving at 55 mph on highway. Again the dealer had tightened the filter plug so tight, the filter loosened when I tried to remove the plug.