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Oil and filter change

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Well i`m about getting due for my first oil change ( for me, not the car ) and i`m thinking if I go to the local parts store and ask for a lotus elise oil filter there just going to look at me like i`m from another planet. Can I just get a stock celica GT-S filter? is the clearance and everything good?

Whats a good filter and oil that I can get in eastern Canada...no PEP boys or anything like that. My best bet would be canadian tire, UAP NAPA, or Toyota.

and getting a stock one shipped in from Scotti`s would end up expencive on shipping for just a filter.

thanks for the help.

PS I did search, and came up with nothing
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Look in the uberpost under the oil change section.

If you can't find the uberpost, look in the Hi, I am new here section...

Aw hell, here is the uberpost link.

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f221...rmation-25131/

Click the routine mantenance section, there is a whole section on filter discussions.

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Use Google to do your search. It is better than built in search about 75% of the time. This is the appropriate search string:

site:lotustalk.com oil filter change

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Hi

Well i`m about getting due for my first oil change ( for me, not the car ) and i`m thinking if I go to the local parts store and ask for a lotus elise oil filter there just going to look at me like i`m from another planet. Can I just get a stock celica GT-S filter? is the clearance and everything good?

Whats a good filter and oil that I can get in eastern Canada...no PEP boys or anything like that. My best bet would be canadian tire, UAP NAPA, or Toyota.

and getting a stock one shipped in from Scotti`s would end up expencive on shipping for just a filter.

thanks for the help.

PS I did search, and came up with nothing
AutoZone carries the K&N HP-2009, which works on the Elise.

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AutoZone carries the K&N HP-2009, which works on the Elise.
Yep... I have used both the K&N HP-2009 and Mobil 1 M1-209 for my oil changes.

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Finding the OEM Toyota filter is tough. I found a Toyota dealer who special ordered them for me. I bought a dozen at about $7 each.

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Finding the OEM Toyota filter is tough. I found a Toyota dealer who special ordered them for me. I bought a dozen at about $7 each.
Dude e-mail me next time. I can get them for under $5 and usually have a few in my Lotus parts closet. I even use them on my gfs Rav4 since they are cheaper and like 30% larger then the factory one for that car I have the largest wholesale discount available with my local Toyota dealer so just let me know next time...
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As for the right brand of oil, there are many opinions on this forum. But do stick with 5W40 synthetic, as recommended by Lotus.

I've used the K&N 2009 filter and Mobile 1 "Turbo Diesel" 5W40 oil.

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Dude e-mail me next time. I can get them for under $5 and usually have a few in my Lotus parts closet. I even use them on my gfs Rav4 since they are cheaper and like 30% larger then the factory one for that car I have the largest wholesale discount available with my local Toyota dealer so just let me know next time...
Thanks, Bane.

I bought my filters over 2 years ago. I just changed oil today and still have 9 filters left. It will be several years before I need more.

BTW, there's a distributor here in Mesa that sells Havoline 5W40 synthetic oil.

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As for the right brand of oil, there are many opinions on this forum. But do stick with 5W40 synthetic, as recommended by Lotus.

I've used the K&N 2009 filter and Mobile 1 "Turbo Diesel" 5W40 oil.
That turbo diesel modile 1 is the onle 5W40 I can find...The only thing is, i`m not shure if I like the idea of running diesel oil in a sports motor ....anyone else running this stuff? can it hurt anything?
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As long as the oil meets or exceeds Lotus specs, as this oil does, it's fine, most of us use it.

QUOTE=ECPERFORMANCE;1080260]That turbo diesel modile 1 is the onle 5W40 I can find...The only thing is, i`m not shure if I like the idea of running diesel oil in a sports motor ....anyone else running this stuff? can it hurt anything?[/QUOTE]
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That turbo diesel modile 1 is the onle 5W40 I can find...The only thing is, i`m not shure if I like the idea of running diesel oil in a sports motor ....anyone else running this stuff? can it hurt anything?
Besides being the proper spec, Mobil's Turbo Diesel oil may be the better oil to use. Current specifications for oil ("SM" I believe) have reduced the level of an additive in the oil. On cars that have "sliding lifters" (like the Elise) instead of "roller lifters", this lack of the additive may cause problems. The Mobil 1 5W40 Turbo Diesel oil is rate as "SL" - the previous oil standard, and it still has the additive.

Bottom line is that the Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel oil is probably better for the Elise's engine than other 5W40 oils rated as "SM".

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Perfect, just what I wanted to hear, the local store has plenty of that.

thanks guys
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Thanks, Bane.

I bought my filters over 2 years ago. I just changed oil today and still have 9 filters left. It will be several years before I need more.

BTW, there's a distributor here in Mesa that sells Havoline 5W40 synthetic oil.
I'm a distributor for Redline oil also. I use their 5W-40 "street" formula in my Elise. I have several cases of it in my office if you want some... unfortunately it's not as cheap as the Havoline or the Mobil truck oil.
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BTW, there's a distributor here in Mesa that sells Havoline 5W40 synthetic oil.
Please post or PM me the source!
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Where do you pick up the drain plug screw gasket?

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Where do you pick up the drain plug screw gasket?
Last oil change I went to a local Toyota dealer and they just gave me one for free. That's after I asked them for the Toyota filter and they did not have it.

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Can I just get a stock celica GT-S filter? is the clearance and everything good?
That's what I do- It works fine-

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Toyota dealer parts counter. They're really cheap... I think they were about 20 cents each. They also fit my Land Cruiser and my son's Nissan.

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