2011 Rav4 V6 AWD – Engine Oil Change

How-To for an engine oil change for the 2011 Rav4 V6. Do all work at your own risk.

Tools needed:

  • Stands or ramps
  • 14mm wrench
  • Oil filter removal tool
  • Toyota oil filter
  • Roughly 6 quarts of engine oil (Amsoil SSO 0w30)
  • Drain pan

Drive the car up on ramps or up on stands. I did this at the same time that I did the transfer case flush, so I was already right there:

Locate the drain pan, drain plug, and oil filter right next to it:

Drain the oil from the oil plug:

I had to use a special tool to get the oil filter off. The 3/8ths insert is for something else, and I did not mess with it or us the plastic thing that Toyota provided with the oil filter:

After draining both, I reinstalled the drain plug and new oil filter:

From there, it’s just a matter of refilling the appropriate amount of oil. I always add a little less than the total that is supposed to go in (in this case, 5 quarts) and take a quick drive around the block and refill.

Good for 15k miles/1 year!


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