LS400 1990-1997

Engine Oil & Filter

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Oil & Filter Change




CAUTION
Prolonged and repeated contact with mineral oil will result in the removal of natural fats from the skin, leading to dryness, irritation and dermatitis. In addition, used engine oil contains potentially harmful contaminants which may cause skin cancer.


CAUTION
Care should be taken, therefore, when changing engine oil to minimize the frequency and length of time your skin is exposed to used engine oil. Protective clothing and gloves that cannot be penetrated by oil should be worn. The skin should be thoroughly washed with soap and water, or use water-less hand cleaner, to remove any used engine oil. Do not use gasoline, thinners, or solvents.


CAUTION
In order to preserve the environment, used oil and used oil filters must be disposed of only at designated disposal sites.

  1. Remove oil pan protector
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  3. Remove engine under cover
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  5. Drain engine oil
    1. Remove the oil filler cap.
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    3. Remove the oil drain plug, and drain the oil into a container.
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  7. Replace oil filter
    1. Using SST (SST 09228-07501), remove the oil filter.
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    3. Clean the oil filter contact surface on the oil filter mounting.
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    5. Lubricate the filter rubber gasket with clean engine oil.
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    7. Tighten the oil filter by hand until the rubber gasket contacts the seat of the filter mounting.
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    9. Using SST (SST 09228-07501), give it an additional 3/4 turn to seat the filter.
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  9. Refill with engine oil
    1. Clean the drain plug, and install a new gasket on it. Tighten drain plug to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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    3. Fill with new engine oil.
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    5. Reinstall the oil filler cap.
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  11. Start engine and check for oil leaks
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  13. Recheck engine oil level
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  15. Reinstall engine under cover
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  17. Reinstall oil pan protector
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