I just did my first oil change on my 2010 Sienna XLE at approximately 2000 miles.
It was very early to do the oil change but since the car still in "break-in" mode and I got dealer gift card when I purchased the vehicle. I figured to do a oil change wont hurt.
Went to dealer to purchase OEM filter cartridge, drain plug gasket, and 5W30 engine oil.
Drain the oil from oil pan was easy.
I was surprised at how dark the oil was. I expected it to be dirty but not that dark.
Getting the filter housing drain plug out was easy as well. Fitting the plastic drain plug in took some force and couple tries. Boy, the plastic drain plug was a tight fit.
Next was the hard part. I had my old plastic oil filter wrench I used for my other car. It was a good/tight fit. However, the filter housing was so tight that the wrench will slip.
After numerous try I gave up on removing the filter. So I refilled the oil and call it a day.
I will purchase AST Toy640 oil wrench for my next oil change and see if I can get the filter housing to budge.
I figure I can just place the oil wrench on and with moderate force remove the filter housing. But obviously it was not the case for me.
Any one has any tip on removing filter housing?
Thanks in advance