Lexus GS (2006-2011) GS 350 Oil Change DIY

Change the Oil on a 2006-2011 Lexus GS 350

Works For:
2006 Lexus GS 350
2007 Lexus GS 350
2008 Lexus GS 350
2009 Lexus GS 350
2010 Lexus GS 350
2011 Lexus GS 350

Source: ClubLexus

I saw that the old thread lost all it’s pictures and some people were asking for them… I took pictures when I did my first oil change on my 2007 GS350 (I bought it pre-owned) but I never made a post. Anyway, here it is. I hope this is helpful.

1. First step is to get your car on ramps and be sure to set the parking brake. I bought my ramps from O’Reilly Auto Parts for $32.99+tax (link).

2. Open up the oil fill cap to allow air in and for easier oil drainage.

3. Next step is to locate the oil drain plug.

4. Use a 14 mm socket to open it up. I used the back of another wrench to get some more torque to loosen it up. Be sure your drain pan is in position.

4. Loosen it the rest of the way using your hand. I would wear gloves…

5. Let the oil drain out for a while while you work on the filter.

6. Now it’s time to work on the filter. I bought my filters from; I got 10 for about $58 shipped with the washers (aka gaskets). Make sure you get the right filter. This is for my car which is a GS350 RWD. AWD is slightly different.

7. Open up the panel towards the front of the car. It has about 7 10mm bolts holding it in place. And then locate the filter behind it.

8. Follow the instructions on the filter box to remove the old filter. I had two oil filter wrenches that would have worked. Neither was the offical Toyota SST which costs an arm and a leg.

9. Removing the old filter and pouring the oil out…

10. Removing the old gasket, cleaning the housing, oiling it up with clean oil and placing the filter element in place.

11. Install the filter housing back to where it was.

12. Back to the drained oil. Remove the old washer from either the bolt or the surface of the oil pan (wherever it stuck to), replace it with a new one and screw the bolt back in.

13. Pour in the correct amount of oil (check your manual). I used Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic. I went with 5w-20 which is per the TSIB for the 2GR engine.

14. Pull out the drained oil pan from under the car. Drive the car for a bit, bring it back, check for leaks.

15. You can pour the used oil into old oil containers and recycle it (most auto parts stores accept used oil for free, or check your local city recycling center).

16. Reset the oil change on the maintenace system in the NAV and/or on the dash (they are separate systems). I usually use the one in the NAV display.

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3 Responses to “Lexus GS (2006-2011) GS 350 Oil Change DIY”

  1. P.J. says:

    Great job in this posting brother————-just finished my 2007 GS350 and all went perfectly!

    Thank You!

    Best Regards,


  2. admin says:

    That’s Good to Hear. Don’t thank me though, this tutorial is from ClubLexus. I’m just trying to make an archive of Auto DIY’s so that the information will be easier to find.

  3. Ping says:

    Great instructions and pictures! I just changed my oil for the first time. It went perfect, except I put 5 quarts of oils, I checked and it was still not enough?? How many quarts does it take? I need to get more oil.

    Thanks for your great efforts.

    Best Regards,


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