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Awesome instructions. I am going to do my first ever DIY oil change on my 2011 RAV4 V6 next weekend. These instructions are so so helpful.
1. For the drain plug washer/gasket: I just purchased the OEM washers from Amazon last night (~$6 for 5 pieces). But how is this gasket different from the washers we typically buy for nuts from Homedepot? Can the latter be used?
2.What is the optimal oil dip-stick reading? Is it closer to the top hole or somewhere in-between?
3. Did you add oil to the filter/filter housing before screwing it back in? I read in a few places that you shouldn't leave the filter dry.
Thanks again and looking forward to my first DIY car project! I have brakes coming up in a few months as well.