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Why You Need the Motivx Tools Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Oil Filter Drain Tool
Changing the oil on your 2.5L - 5.7L engine with the cartridge style oil filter system can be messy. Unlike a traditional spin-off canister style oil filter, your vehicle has a cartridge style filter inside a plastic or aluminum housing. This housing must be removed using a 64mm oil filter wrench, and once you start to unscrew it the mess begins. Because of the vertical position of the housing and the height of the filter, the oil level inside the housing is higher than the housing itself. Once the seal is broken between the housing and the engine oil pours out. Toyota has provided a valve built into the bottom of the oil filter housing, however without the proper tool it's nearly useless.
How the Motivx Tools Oil Filter Drain Tool Works
Unscrew the metal plug on the bottom of the oil filter housing to expose the threaded drain valve port. Thread the Motivx Tools oil filter drain tool into the housing until snug, then direct the end of the 36" drain hose into your oil disposal container. Tighten the knurled ring on the tool which activates the valve in the housing which will start the flow of oil. While the housing is draining is a perfect time to pull the oil pan drain plug and drain the oil pan as well. Once the housing is drained, remove the tool and reinstall the previously removed plug. The housing can now be cleanly removed using your 64mm oil filter wrench so the oil filter can be replaced.
The Motivx Tools oil filter housing drain tool fits all 2.5L to 5.7L Toyota, Lexus, and Scion engines with the cartridge style oil filter system. Click here to see our complete application chart.