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Hello y'all, 2 questions??

Is there a preferred oil filter removal tool, i did a search and came up with alot of results, prefer actual RAV4 users preferences. I will be doing my own maintenance as far as oil/filter/air filter.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a diagnostic scanner/tool?? One that will erase and read any/all trouble codes?

TIA, cheers.
 

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Hello y'all, 2 questions??

Is there a preferred oil filter removal tool, i did a search and came up with alot of results, prefer actual RAV4 users preferences. I will be doing my own maintenance as far as oil/filter/air filter.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a diagnostic scanner/tool?? One that will erase and read any/all trouble codes?

TIA, cheers.
As a Toyota tech, my co-workers and I use this particular one: https://store.snapon.com/Oil-Filter...cion-65-mm-1-2-drive-Blue-Point--P773729.aspx

It's pretty expensive but I've had mine for about 1 1/2 years now and it still looks as new as when I bought it. Also sold by Snap-on


As for a diagnostic scanner tool, I really couldn't help you there. We use the ones provided by the shop and I personally use it maybe twice a week.
 

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As a Toyota tech, my co-workers and I use this particular one:

It's pretty expensive but I've had mine for about 1 1/2 years now and it still looks as new as when I bought it. Also sold by Snap-on


As for a diagnostic scanner tool, I really couldn't help you there. We use the ones provided by the shop and I personally use it maybe twice a week.
Thanks for the tip, snap-on tools are indeed good but there price for a diy'er is not feasable, for pro's like yourself its essential. I see a bunch online was hoping to get some feedback from actual owners/users,
 

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We just had a nice discussion about oil filter wrenches in this thread:

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/123-4-4-general/235162-oil-change-2014-a.html#post2288841

As for reading diagnostic codes, I have 2 ways. For detailed and comprehensive Toyota troubleshooting, I use Techstream with an MVCI cable and my laptop. For quick general code reading and clearing, I ordered this code reader from Amazon for less than 15 bucks. Works great:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011Q18D14
Thanks JueBug, i tried a search and came up with alot of posts that contained oil filter and wrench in them, i will read through the thread you linked. Thanks for the link for the scan tool, for $15, how do you go wrong, i really like the fact that you actually have experience with this one. Cheers
 

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Thanks JuneBug, i tried a search and came up with alot of posts that contained oil filter and wrench in them, i will read through the thread you linked. Thanks for the link for the scan tool, for $15, how do you go wrong, i really like the fact that you actually have experience with this one. Cheers
Yes the scan tool is quite basic but does a great job. It even worked on my old '96 Nissan! As for the oil filter wrench, the MotivX seems to be the one to go with. It not only has the 14 flutes, but also slots for the wings on the filter housing:

https://www.amazon.com/Motivx-Tools-Toyota-Filter-Engines/dp/B00XTAGHU0

 

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Yes the scan tool is quite basic but does a great job. It even worked on my old '96 Nissan! As for the oil filter wrench, the MotivX seems to be the one to go with. It not only has the 14 flutes, but also slots for the wings on the filter housing:

https://www.amazon.com/Motivx-Tools-Toyota-Filter-Engines/dp/B00XTAGHU0
I believe that is the very wrench i will purchase, i like how it has the slots for allowing it to fit onto the tabs on the filter housing as well, looks also to be well made. I wonder if the scan tool is made by autel, it appears to be the exact copy, perhaps just under another name, a local retailer to me has them in stock and this place will have them on sale soon or a similar one, they rotate inventory of these kind of things often. Cheers
 

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I believe that is the very wrench i will purchase, i like how it has the slots for allowing it to fit onto the tabs on the filter housing as well, looks also to be well made. I wonder if the scan tool is made by autel, it appears to be the exact copy, perhaps just under another name, a local retailer to me has them in stock and this place will have them on sale soon or a similar one, they rotate inventory of these kind of things often. Cheers
Yes, my scan tool is identical to the Autel, they even have the same MS300 model number:

https://www.amazon.com/Autel-MaxiScan-MS300-Diagnostic-Vehicles/dp/B001LHVOVK
 
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