I am going to change my oil since I just went over 1000 miles yesterday. Where in the world is the oil filter on the 2.4L?? :?:
sstarrx3 said:Well I did remember the CAP type wrench, but I still couldn't get the thing off. The cap slips. That thing is practically welded on. I ended up just putting the new oil in, remembering that I needed a little less because the oil filter is full. I will possibly try a different b rand of CAP in the future. I will have the shop that works on our cars do the 5000 mile maintenance and get that thing off. :x
mhgsx said:The screwdriver through the oil filter shell works for me.
The factory always seems to over torque new car filters.
sstarrx3 said:Two things. The oil filter the guy sold me looks shorter than the one stuck up in there? I think he sold me a 2005 oil filter thinking because the engine was the same the filter was. I believe the 2006 use a different filter. Probably why it looks longer to me? Anyway, my dinner was getting cold and the auto parts stores were closing, so I broke down and just put in 4.3 quarts of Mobile1 0W-20 (Very hard to find) in with the OEM filter still on. I figure it shouldn't hurt anything since they don't call for it to be changed until 5000 miles anyway Did any of you guys buy the repair manual from your dealer for your RAV? I might give the DIY a go, even though I don't know much about cars. Is that dumb? I'm a pretty bright guy, can I tackle this with the use of a good manual? :shock: