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6 Steps To Change Canister Type Oil Filter (Lexus ES350)


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.

Tags
Oil Filter Wrench
Oil Change
Engine Oil Change
DIY
Motor Oil
cartridge oil filter
cartridge style
canister style
spin-on filters

Other related videos:
DIY: Cheapest Engine Oil Extractor, Drain Fluid Easily and Free
https://youtu.be/FoiY4sWYHvU
Clean and Cheap Way to Change Engine Oil (Subaru Example)
https://youtu.be/S0Ndn4rdBMg
How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo
The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc
N Ways To Remove An Oil Filter Without Special Tool
https://youtu.be/QPVs03aZjmc
4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk
How to Change Engine Oil For Honda Accord
https://youtu.be/HavaTZDwtjk

DIY: Cheapest Engine Oil Extractor, Drain Fluid Easily and Free

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.

Other cheap tricks see below links:
How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc

N Ways To Remove An Oil Filter Without Special Tool
https://youtu.be/QPVs03aZjmc

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Tags
oil extractor
oil extraction
engine oil extractor
cheapest
Jack Stand
Oil Pan
Oil Plug
Oil Filter Wrench
Oil Funnel
Oil Change
Cheapest Way
Engine Oil Change
DIY
Motor Oil

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Clean, Cheap and Easy Way to Change Engine Oil (Subaru Example)


Does oil splash everywhere when the oil plug is opened? How can you quickly change the engine oil without special equipment? From jacking the car to effectively using a wrench, I will show you my tricks. I used a Subaru Forester as an example. You may modify it and adapt the ideas to other cars as well.

Other cheap tricks see below links:
How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc

N Ways To Remove An Oil Filter Without Special Tool
https://youtu.be/QPVs03aZjmc

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Tags
Jack Stand
Oil Pan
Oil Plug
Oil Filter Wrench
Oil Funnel
Oil Change
Cheapest Way
Engine Oil Change
DIY
Motor Oil
Fumoto valve

3rd Time Attaching Rearview Mirror– Glue attached to windshield Using 5-minute Eproxy

Just a month ago, I re-attached the rearview mirror (4 years after my first video showing how to re-attach the rearview mirror), but then it fell off again. Certainly last time was a complete failure. This time I spend more time investigating why it failed. I am doing something different to fix this time so that the previous failure would not repeat again. Last time I had two choices:
1. repeat the process of the first fix and see if it works.
2. find the reason it failed and do things differently.
Since the first choice did not work, I am now trying the 2nd this time in this video.

Previous videos of re-attaching the rearview mirror are shown below:

Rearview Mirror Repair –Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/8MqFRc1JSVo

4 Years Later, Attaching Rearview Mirror Again — Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/2ZC1TCsgq-g

Tags
5-minute Aproxy
Rearview mirror
car repair
DIY CAR
glue
attach
windshield
fix Do It Yourself
save money
fell off again
problem

4 Years Later, Attaching Rearview Mirror Again — Glue attached to windshield


4 years after my first video showing how to re-attach the rearview mirror, it fell off again. While I am glad that it lasted 4 years, it tells me that something is not right. I am not sure why it came off, so I will experiment more and share the results with everyone. I have two options:
1. repeat the process and see if it works.
2. find the reason it failed and do things differently.
Since the rearview mirror repair glue/kit is only $2 at Walmart, it is sensible to first try #1. If it does not work, then I will try something different.

The video of re-attaching the rearview mirror is shown below:
Rearview Mirror Repair –Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/8MqFRc1JSVo