Four 12 mm bolts hold on the factory skid plate. Slide off the filter element. I bought a big box of toyota oil filters from the dealer since they said the fj cruiser and 40 use the same one. Paint protection film for hood and fenders is applied to select portions of the hood and fenders to help your Toyota maintain a like-new appearance. I figured I would start changing my own oil since a 100 for an oil change is a lot.
A true measure of strength is enduring an extreme challenge, and then having the ability to dust yourself off and jump back into the fray. However if you don't have one of these special little tools. Amsoil signature series 5w-30, and their Ea series synthetic filters. Next flip the cap over and wipe out any contamination with a clean rag. Toyota no longer makes the big filters and they are getting harder and harder to find so I went to a local dealer and the part number for the 2f filter nla now pulls up as the same filter as a fjc so I bought a case to save money. Paint protection film for front bumper is applied to select portions of the front bumper and is only available at your local Toyota dealership for an additional charge.
Do not install a floor mat on top of an existing floor mat. It's always an ongoing debate on these type of topics but often good info is shared. It was also changed to an element type filter. Make sure the o-ring is properly seated and secured into the o-ring groove. Apply a little clean engine oil around on the new o-ring and install the new large o-ring into the o-ring groove. First step is to gain access to the oil filter. I do have an 07 where the filter is easy to get to so a later model where they are in a tighter space may be a smaller one I'm not sure.
This is the Drain Pipe included in the Toyota oil filter box. Haven't touched a thing on the engine except spark plugs, oil filters, air filters, pcv valves and one idler pulley. Still a half down, so I ended up putting in a full 7 quarts of oil. Use caution to also remove crush washer that is on the bolt. Once you back it out, you'll see the oil filter element. You don't want to damage the cap. Using an oil filter wrench will do, just make sure it is one that fits properly over the plastic cap.
Do not use one that applies pressure to one side in a pinching fashion. Good or bad thoughts on certain motor oils for the fjc platform? My fj cruiser gets driven about once every two weeks for about an hour. I've seen these for other models on here and didn't see one for the fjc if it exists please tell me and I'll delete this thread. The base of the oil filter is the cap made of plastic. I've read the toyota filters have valves that can help with oil draining to the bottom of the motor. If you have the additional aluminum factory skid, or other aftermarket added skid plates they may have to come off as well.
Which brand and weight and oil filter, mileage between changes and your total mileage. In the past I've just gone to an express oil change and gotten them to do a synthetic oil change. Below on the cap is the smaller o-ring. It looks like Toyota put an metal clip on the cap to indication its position. Just throwing this out there Do people put the big filters on the fj crusiers. The element is on a spring loaded post so it will want to pop up and look like it's not fully seated. Tighten to 9 lb-ft Fill your crankcase with your favorite brand of 0W-20 Synthetic motor oil.
I've always done my own oil changes but had never changed one of these type of filters. Instructions are also on the back of the box. Once hand tightened, use your oil filter wrench to tighten it the rest of the way. Install the new o-ring by pressing it firmly down into the o-ring groove. Reinstall the drain bolt and tighten the drain. Next turn your attention to the oil filter housing or cap as Toyota calls it.
For the 2010 model, the oil filter location was changed to the front center bottom of the engine behind the radiator and above the skid plate. Castrol 5W30 synthetic and Toyota filters since new. I only use Amsoil because I can buy it in bulk; I used Mobil1 before that. Next, hand tighten the cap back onto the aluminum housing. From below you see a drain plug.