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Changing your own oil should be a requirement for an FJ owner. ;-)
So should a Fumoto valve.
Not with where the filter moved in 2010 or with any vehicle that requires a skid plate to come off.

When I was 30, sure, but now I'm more than happy to let my dealer handle it.

I do bring in my own Mobil 1 every 10K though; my rule of thumb is I make the appointment when the service light goes on for the second time.
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Not with where the filter moved in 2010 or with any vehicle that requires a skid plate to come off.

When I was 30, sure, but now I'm more than happy to let my dealer handle it.

I do bring in my own Mobil 1 every 10K though; my rule of thumb is I make the appointment when the service light goes on for the second time.

I do the same. I have the dealer do it since its not easy anymore with the new filter system.
ill change around every 8 to 10 k depending on my driving . my dealer has told me they use Mobil one synthetic oil. I'm at 110k on my 2011 .

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Ya, forgot about the filter location change. That would have been a deal breaker for me.

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I wouldn't be surprised if most places don't change the filter. For my wife's new rav 4 in going to get a case of filters and take one whenever she gets oil changed. Unless it's somewhere easy I'll let them handle

Years ago i asked how an express lube place got my filter off as I tried and was just hard to get to on that vehicle without cutting the tires to the side and a tight fit. It became apparent they didn't even know where it was after they had finished my oil change.
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Re: Synthetic and 10K Oil Change Intervals? Really?

I don't trust anyone to change mine properly. I upgraded the filter cap to the metal version and I have to use the exact wrench cap that was designed for it, the universal filter tools you see everywhere are just slightly too big and would round off the edges before loosening the cap.
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I don't trust anyone to change mine properly. I upgraded the filter cap to the metal version and I have to use the exact wrench cap that was designed for it, the universal filter tools you see everywhere are just slightly too big and would round off the edges before loosening the cap.
Here's another reason. Those oil change places are done by kids and done fast. I have let my FJ sit and drain for an hour then come back to remove the filter and there is still a ton of oil in there. If in a hurry, they remove that filter without a catch can underneath? It will drip into your alternator and onto your belts and fling oil all over your pulleys and other parts of the engine bay.

Bought an FJ that had a failing alternator because of this and have spent alot of time degreasing. No one loves your stuff like you do.
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