How to Change the Oil on a 2009 Lexus IS250

Changing the oil, filter cartridge and resetting the oil warning light inside

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How to Change the Oil on a 2009 Lexus IS250
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I always use my fan to help cool things down before I start

I always use my fan to help cool things down before I start

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Pop the hood and take the oil cap off, place the oil cap over the hood latch, so if you forget to put the cap back, you can't close the hood

Pop the hood and take the oil cap off, place the oil cap over the hood latch, so if you forget to put the cap back, you can't close the hood

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Jack the car up on the drivers side, using a jack point, or using the frame rail

Jack the car up on the drivers side, using a jack point, or using the frame rail

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Always always always support the car with a jack stand, don't trust just a jack.

Always always always support the car with a jack stand, don't trust just a jack.

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This car takes 6.8 quarts of synthetic oil.  This car also takes a filter cartridge that you will need a filter wrench to take off

This car takes 6.8 quarts of synthetic oil. This car also takes a filter cartridge that you will need a filter wrench to take off

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Under the car, remove the 14mm drain plug, with your oil catch under

Under the car, remove the 14mm drain plug, with your oil catch under

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Drain completely

Drain completely

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Once drained, replace the plug, don't over tighten

Once drained, replace the plug, don't over tighten

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Directly in front of the drain plug, you will see a removable panel that will reveal the oil filter

Directly in front of the drain plug, you will see a removable panel that will reveal the oil filter

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Use the wrench to remove. As soon as you crack it, oil will start to drain out, so have that oil catch handy

Use the wrench to remove. As soon as you crack it, oil will start to drain out, so have that oil catch handy

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We are replacing the filter, this is what the dirty one looks like

We are replacing the filter, this is what the dirty one looks like

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If you are replacing the gaskets, follow the directions that come with the filter

If you are replacing the gaskets, follow the directions that come with the filter

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When placing the new filter in, make sure it fits snug to the bottom. It is spring loaded so make sure it's in straight. You should be able to push the filter straight down

When placing the new filter in, make sure it fits snug to the bottom. It is spring loaded so make sure it's in straight. You should be able to push the filter straight down

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Take some oil and grease the gasket then replace the filter, then replace the cover

Take some oil and grease the gasket then replace the filter, then replace the cover

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Add your oil (can't pour and take pics)

Add your oil (can't pour and take pics)

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Once all done, start the car then check the oil.

Once all done, start the car then check the oil.

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To reset the warning, hold down the odometer button (on the left)

To reset the warning, hold down the odometer button (on the left)

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While holding the odometer button down, press the start button once, then while still holding, press start again to start the car

While holding the odometer button down, press the start button once, then while still holding, press start again to start the car

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Will take 30-45 seconds but the warning will reset. You're all done

Will take 30-45 seconds but the warning will reset. You're all done

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