Today’s oil change was the 3rd one that I did on my in my 2008 Lexus IS 350. Unfortunately, this one turned out to be the most complicated.
1) The Assenmacher toy 640 Oil Filter Wrench I had ordered…
… got stuck on the Housing and wouldn’t come off. I tried PB Blaster but it didn’t help. I just gave up and left it on the housing. I hope it’s not a big deal. Next time I take the car to Lexus Service, hopefully they can pull it off for me.
2) There was also something that bothered me when I pulled down the oil pan cover to expose the drain plug. There was an extra screw that came down with it:
For anyone unfamiliar, this is the area that’s exposed when you take this cover off:
Here’s a close up of the screw:
I have no idea where this came off of.
3) I’ve always wondered what these other items are that come with the Toyota Oil Filter:
I don’t do anything with them.
4) And lastly, I forgot to use the “Gasket: Oils and Fluids-Crush Gasket (Oil drain plug) 9043012031PC.” I just pulled the old drain plug back on after it was done draining.