The fill plug torques to 29lb-ft and the drain torques to 48 lb-ft. Highlander, Sienna Landcruiser 30 30 33 30 29 33 2007-16 All. I once had a Honda with an impossible-to-reach filter and had an experience similar to yours before it started going to the dealer. Spin in the oil drain bolt in the clockwise direction a few turns by hand to prevent it from becoming cross threaded. Dispose of the used oil properly.
Replace the dipstick and make sure that the oil filler cap is tight. They said my Toyota was good to go. However, I also value my time and the gas to get back and forth to the dealer. Lubricate the oil filter seal with a thin film of oil and install it. He bought the car new from them in 2012 and has always taken it there only.
Sorry if I sound harsh, but this is a fundemental life-event, like the sun rising in the east every morning. Please double check your engine type, trim level and drivetrain two wheel drive or four wheel drive to determine the correct amount of new oil. The first steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, park the truck on a level surface and then turn off the engine. From driving through the neighborhood on garbage day I realize that very very few people are changing their own oil anymore. When I checked the oil level, I had a hard time seeing where the oil level is on the dip stick. The oil changes were ok but they way overtorqued the lug nuts every time.
Be careful when you remove the drain bolt. I don't use ramps, don't need to. The filter was put on with that cap wrench. Drain the oil, replace the filter, put the plug back in and fill the crankcase with fresh oil. After all, loss of engine oil is a much worse problem to deal with compared to having to fix the threads in the oil pan or drain plug or replace the oil pan. Other drain plugs require the assistance of an O-ring, regular washer or a crush washer. Leaving the vehicle on ramps overnight and then taking ten minutes to change the oil doesn't seem like a big deal to me and is probably a good way to go about it.
Keeps you from stripping plugs. None of the methods he tried prior to cutting open the filter provided as tight a grip, and as much actual contact area with the filter body, as a strap wrench. I've always been suspicious of pumping out the oil. Hence I avoid them whenever possible but do stop by to purchase Toyota filters and wiper inserts from the parts desk. I don't see a tab for torque values at the top of this page.
Install the oil drain plug and refill the engine with oil. Make sure that the rubber o-ring from the old oil filter is not still attached to the engine. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, re-insert it and pull it out again to check the oil level. When installing tires, always use some method to achieve proper and consistent torque. Scares the bejeezeus out of me. Inspect the seal and replace as needed. Clearly you have trouble with oil changes because you can't get the filter off, and you gotta ask what the torque spec is when putting one on.
Reinstall the drain plug and torque it down. Drive to the store, buy some oil and a filter. And while you are at it the oil drain plug is specified as 30 ft-lbs and the wheel lug nuts assuming you rotate the tires when changing the oil is 80 ft-lbs. I would think that draining the oil, especially when hot, from the lowest point oil drain plug would insure that you get most, if not all, of the oil and crud in the oil that might settle in the crankcase if there is any. I also let the oil drain overnight to get as much old oil out as possible.
Nope, use an oil in the manual's state viscosity range. It is much better to have slightly less oil than necessary in an engine than to over fill it. Once refilled with oil, start the vehicle and check for leaks. I won't list that mileage, but suffice to say that the old adage of changing oil every 3000 miles on newer cars is bunk. It was too tight, and it was slipping. Please help support this website by shopping at.
Slide under the engine bay and locate the black metal oil sump pan. However, the publisher shall not be held liable for errors or omissions in his sources of data. The factory-installed oil filter was very very hard to take out that I had to use a pipe wrench. All cars come with a manual. Figured it'd be here somewhere. I used to not believe this, but now admit I was wrong: Inconsistent torque on wheels results in warped rotors.