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Remove filler cap,
then from under the car remove oil pan drain plug.
Allow oil to drain into an oil waste pan.
Change oil filter also ..located under skid plate..use filter wrench to remove filter. Be careful as filter is full of oil ..drain in waste pan
wipe filter mounting plate clean..put a thin coating of oil on new filter gasket before spinning it on to the mounting plate..hand tighten and then tighten about 3/4 more turn.. reinstall drain plug. do not over tighten or you can strip the threads. Install correct viscosity and amount of oil start engine. let run to get pressure up. shut off engine, check level with dipstick and close cap....you are done.
The oil filter on a Lexus GX460 is a cartridge type filter located at the bottom front of the engine. It is difficult to see without removing the front engine undercover, which is basically a steel plate shield held to the vehicle by 4 bolts. Once the shield is removed, the oil filter housing is visible right behind and just above the stabilizer bar. The housing is positioned sideways and a large pair of channel locks can be used to unscrew the black housing cap. Make sure you have a drip pan ready because a fair amount of oil will drain once the cap is removed. After the cap is removed, it's a simple matter of removing the cartridge filter with your fingers and popping in the new one. A new rubber o-ring should be included with the replacement filter.
locate oil drain plug on oil pan,engine off. take out oil plug with wrench, drain oil into a big pan or similar. when oil is drained remove oil filter and put new one on, put some new oil on filter seal with finger then screw on to car as tight as you can get it by hand. do not use a fiter wrench to tighten filter only hand tight. use oil filter wrench to take off old oil filter. when filter is on put plug back in oil pan and tighten. then add your new oil to reccomended oil level.
oil catch pan hydraulic cat and ratchet with metric sockets adjustable filter rachet lift car front get on under with oil pan rachets and on the motors side of the car you'll find a bolt on the crank pan just a lonley screw on the bottom of a pan close to where your under loosen screw first then put oil pan under try and loosen screw slowly so when it lets go you can cntrol the flow a little so the oil pan can be put in the proper place to catch the oil let it empty till there is nothing but droplets return screw and tighten back on do not over do it the treads on the pan can be harmed if you over tighten then locate filter put oild pan under filter loosen and the same way as the screw do with the fiter . Before putting in new filter on put some fresh oil on the rubber ring and inside just a little so it goes on smooth your finished under the car now go up top hood open you can put car down by now find oil cap and fill in oil
This engine requires synthetic oil, 5 quarts, and oil filter. Remove dip stick, remove oil drain plug at bottom of engine oil pan, remove filter housing, remove oilf filter and o-ring. Replace o-ring and filter, rub o-ring with some new oil, replace filter housing, replace oil drain plug, pour new oil in at top of engine oil cap, replace dip stick, start engine, run for 45 seconds, turn off, check dip stick to make sure oil is at correct level. You are done, recycle old oil.
nazof is exactly right. Totally disregard emissionwiz and clint_carter. I have the exact same vehicle and have changed the oil and filter myself. The filter is located right in the middle, almost up against the firewall, after you pop the plastic engine cover. You must twist off a plastic cap and then pull the filter (a cartridge type) straight up and out. There are two replacement rubber rings that should come with your replacement filter. One goes on the plastic cap (just above the screw threads) and the other much smaller one goes at the end of a plastic rod that is connected to the cap.
Replace the oil filter after draining the old oil, and" BEFORE "adding new fresh oil, otherwise you'll be dump all that fresh oil, on the ground,while you "TRY to get the new filter installed.
Step 1 Remove drain plug,Drain oil into drain pan
Step 2 Remove oil filter
Step 3 Reinstall drain plug,qnce oil has drained.
Step 4 Fill new filter with oil,lube seal on filter.
Step 5 Install new filter, Add fresh oil to proper level.replace filler cap
Step 6 Run engine check for leaks.