To keep your car running well, you should change engine oil of your 2004 Lexus RX 330 regularly. It change cycle can be as few as 3 months or 3000 miles to as long as 20, 000 miles or 24 months depending on your driving habits and your 2004 Lexus RX 330 type. But do you know how to change the oil in 2004 Lexus RX 330 car? I want to note you that you should be very and very careful when dealing with a hot engine.
Step 1: prepare all equipment and supplies you need to change engine oil for your 2004 Lexus RX 330 to make every procedure smooth.
Step 2: open the hood of your 2004 Lexus RX 330 and the oil filter and drain out its original oil.
Step 3: loosen the plug with properly-sized socket. Be careful to not drop the plug into your oil pan. If it drops into it, you can find it with a magnet.
Step 4: for some vehicles which have a filter element or cartridge as opposed to the simpler spin-on type, you should open the cap of a built-in reservoir.
Step 5: then we will go to the process of locating the filter. Filters are no located in a standard position. Find something similar to the replacement you bought. Once you find it, you should remove it. This is a difficult action; you should keep trying until success.
Step 6: replace your drain plug on your oil pan and install a replacement gasket or washer.
Step 7: screw the new filter on carefully and pay attention to not to cross the threads. There are many small part of it including a paper cartridge filters and o-rings etc. All of these small parts should be replaced to ensure no leakage. Read the specifications on the filter or box it came in to see how tight it could be.
Step 8: add new oil to your 2004 Lexus RX 330 through the fill hole. Check out the owner’s manual to see how many oil you can add.
Step 9: replace your fill cap, check around and close the hood.
Step 10: start the engine and ensure the oil pressure light goes off after start-up. Look under the 2004 Lexus RX 330 to see if there is any leak while your engine is running.
If all these are done with no problem, the process of changing engine oil is finished successfully.