One simple instruction: while the engine is off hold “Trip A” and press “Start” twice.
1. Cycle through trip odometer and find “Trip A”
2. Turn the ignition “off”
3. Hold Trip A odometer and press ignition switch twice (foot off gas pedal)
4. Continue to hold down the Trip odometer button until “000000” MILES appears on the display and the maintenance light turns off.
This is easiest way to change engine oil and filter for a Lexus ES350. The example used here is a 2014 model year car. We begin with the kind of tools needed, and proceed to replacing the canister type oil filter. And then I will demo a method for easy oil extraction and focus on the most important aspect of the oil extraction: how to speed up the oil extraction time. If you don’t use oil extraction, you may simply use traditional way to drain the oil through the oil plug. Finally I will show you how to reset the maintenance light.
For new drivers, parallel parking is considered to be the hardest skill. For non-new drivers, the problem is not remembering how to do it when it is needed. Or you may not have the confidence to do it in one shot.
Mathematically, there is only a single fixed solution to parallel parking. If you follow the instructions exactly, there should be no variations and anyone should be able to complete the parking in one shot without hesitation. When you have a problem, either you are not following the instructions correctly and precisely or more commonly the instructions were not precise and were hard to interpret. Today I am giving you the shortest and very precise instructions in just 3 steps. Instead of using common phrases such “knowing your 4 wheels” or “don’t collide front, back, left or right”, I am providing you with 3 easy to understand and well-aligned markers to follow while you are inside the car driving. The video is a little long because I want to demonstrate multiple times and I want to explain the concept well so that you will never forget. Once you learn it, you’ll be good for life.
I understand that some of you may have your own preferred set of instructions, and may have already mastered the art of parallel parking. However, teaching someone else is quite a different thing! I have spent a year in researching and producing this video, so I would appreciate any comments that let me know if the concept in this video is good or not.
I will show you 6 precise and concise steps to change a canister type of oil filter. I will also share with you some tips to make the filter change easy. To demo the steps, as an example I use the oil filter for a Lexus ES350 2014.
If you hate sliding under the car and getting your hands covered with dirty oil or damaging the oil plug, I will show an easy way to construct your own oil extractor free! The most difficult DIY oil change is getting underneath the car to drain the old oil. Now that is no longer an issue and I also make the DIY super cheap (it’s free)! Please share it with your friends.
If your oil filter is not mounted on the top, you will probably have to slide underneath the vehicle anyway. Still, the extractor eliminates the difficulty of wrestling with a stubborn drain plug bolt. Also, removing the drain plug often means having hot oil gush onto your hand. The oil extractor makes the operation easy, but if you do decide to do the traditional way, we have a different video to make it a little easier for you: https://youtu.be/S0Ndn4rdBMg
Some people may question the advantages of this method. You may not get all the oil out, you may not remove all the debris out etc. The counter argument is: but the oil filter will hold most of the debris. The oil is changed hot which means the debris doesn’t really have time to settle. Plus no matter what you do , there is still oil left in the engine, oil left in the pan. What do you think? Is draining better? Do you get most oil out? Does 2 cups of oil left in the engine really matter? Post your thoughts in the comments below.