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Old 12-01-2012, 03:39 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Almost a complete DIY - where are the pictures of the BEER?! The most important part?


I would think a good English beer would work best. Perhaps Bass Ale or Old Speckled Hen
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Thanks for the info on the "NIPPLE" usage. As it was first time I did the vehicle with this assembly, I wasn't sure about it. It did drain forever before I could remove the cartridge housing.
Was the engine up to temp first? My housing drains in a matter of seconds when the oil is hot. It also keeps you from getting burned by oil when you remove the next piece with the oil filter wrench.
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I opened casing slowly and yes it was hot as hell!
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I would think a good English beer would work best. Perhaps Bass Ale or Old Speckled Hen
Boddingtons or Smithwicks would be my choice.


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Lotus branded filter: $33 shipped
Toyota branded filter: $6 shipped

Has anyone done a side by side comparison of the Toyota oil filter 04152-YZZA1 and the Lotus A132E6399S ?

Are there any differences to justify the Lotus $ cost difference ?

I've seen 10 packs of Genuine Toyota 04152-YZZA1 filters for $35-$40.
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... Are there any differences to justify the Lotus $ cost difference ? ...

I would expect not, especially since Lotus has not changed that "side" of engine and has obligations to Toyota for the pass through warranty they probable use a rebranded standard Toyo filter. As to filters, my last install was a Toyota TRD brand, I don’t have the PN records with me at work, but it was easy to cross reference to the engine through a Toyo site. Filter cost a little more than standard Toyo issue but lots less than Lotus part. Lotus for sure is not using the premium TRD part as it has these differences, metal caps top and bottom rather than “paper” and filtering medium is 100% synthetic fiber similar to the Mobil 1 filters.

Blurb from Toyota Racing site:
"TRD oil filters use a 100% synthetic fiber filtration medium to provide the highest possible dirt removal efficiency with the lowest possible flow restriction. The construction of the outer steel container offers a burst strength exceeding six times the operating pressure and ten times the fatigue strength of standard filters. The internal backing plate is polished to remove manufacturing burrs and improve flow.
When it comes to oil filters, all you need to know is that TRD oil filters are designed to hold 45-percent more dirt than the leading national brand. And while the service life of TRD oil filters is the same as original equipment filters, TRD air filters offer a much longer service life because of their unique construction. A TRD air filter never needs to be replaced – only serviced periodically by washing and re-oiling. And to make that easy, TRD offers a service kit that includes a water-soluble cleaning solution along with the correct oil to re-saturate the filter medium after cleaning."
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:02 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Just a couple of observations:

1. You said you skipped removing the smaller oil cap. I would highly recommend against skipping this step. Use a 3/8" drive ratchet with a 3" extension and remove it. No oil will come out. Then use the supplied plastic nipple (see pic below) with the oil filter and pop it into the housing to pre-drain the oil. This makes the job significantly less messy. I think this feature was an awesome update on Toyota's part.



2. Use a flexible funnel to fill the oil. You can find one at Walmart or nearly anywhere. I bought one to fill the transmission on my old Honda and end up using it all the time.

So are you saying I can just use a standard 3/8" ratchet in lieu of the TOY 640 filter cap tool? From the pictures on page 1 of this thread it appears that is the case. I am getting ready to do my break in oil change and need to know if I need to buy the special tool to remove the filter.
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So are you saying I can just use a standard 3/8" ratchet in lieu of the TOY 640 filter cap tool? From the pictures on page 1 of this thread it appears that is the case. I am getting ready to do my break in oil change and need to know if I need to buy the special tool to remove the filter.
No. The filter cap has a plug in it. The 3/8" socket is to open the plug while leaving the oil filter housing in place.

You can tighten them both with the 3/8. Don't do it!

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I bought this end cap oil filter wrench on Amazon and it works fine. I bought this end cap oil filter wrench on Amazon and it works fine.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:40 AM   #50 (permalink)
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No. The filter cap has a plug in it. The 3/8" socket is to open the plug while leaving the oil filter housing in place.

You can tighten them both with the 3/8. Don't do it!

BTW I bought this end cap oil filter wrench on Amazon and it works fine.
Gotcha. Thank you
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:54 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Wow. Just this morning I was pondering if it was possible to change the oil myself. I decided to check this site this afternoon and voila! Right in front of my face. Thanks Alp! Damn, I love this site....
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I did one for exhaust installation too if you fancy doing that yourself.
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Thanks Alp. I will definitely check it out.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:47 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Get the canister wrench that will grab the wings, like;

Oil Filter Aluminum Cup Wrench 3 8?Dr 64 5 mm 14pt Lexus Toyota | eBay

K&N filter PS-7020

be thankful that Lotus did not use the plastic canister cap that is on the Camry they break all the time, and degrade with the heat of the engine.
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Thank you so much for this great post for oil changes....today i called the atlanta dealer to ask their price to change my oil...when they quoted me $450 i decided to use the search function here to see what you all have written...and i found this...it will be done at home now..thanks much for this!! They must be smokin crack to think i would pay 450 ..just because the car says LOTUS on the butt doesnt give them the right to gouge!!
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Thank you so much for this great post for oil changes....today i called the atlanta dealer to ask their price to change my oil...when they quoted me $450 i decided to use the search function here to see what you all have written...and i found this...it will be done at home now..thanks much for this!! They must be smokin crack to think i would pay 450 ..just because the car says LOTUS on the butt doesnt give them the right to gouge!!
Super easy DIY. I think with full synthetic and filter the change cost me $50.

This forum is a awesome resource

Thanks everyone for contributing
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At the end of the oil change

I have always found this the most appropriate beer after an oil change on an English car....
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No way! I am looking for that beer from here on. Is it 5w40? Cos I don't drink any other grades.
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Thank you so much for this great post for oil changes....today i called the atlanta dealer to ask their price to change my oil...when they quoted me $450 i decided to use the search function here to see what you all have written...and i found this...it will be done at home now..thanks much for this!! They must be smokin crack to think i would pay 450 ..just because the car says LOTUS on the butt doesnt give them the right to gouge!!
I recommend using the TRD PTR43-0082 oil filter. As Julian noted, they have the metal end plates, and a finer filtration. They can be found online for as little as $7.99.
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I recommend using the TRD PTR43-0082 oil filter. As Julian noted, they have the metal end plates, and a finer filtration. They can be found online for as little as $7.99.
thank you Bobsy, i did order it! on amazon..
now i have to find the special tool that was mentioned in this thread.
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