Just performed an oil change on my 2019 LE.
For those who are looking to do their own oil change just after the break in period of the motor or later on, there seems to be some confusion on what oil filter to use on the 2.0L 4.
I did some research before crawling under the car to see if the 2.0L in my 2019 is the canister style or the cartridge style/filter element only. Found a video where a mechanic Stateside did an oil change on a 2018. He first thought the filter was canister style but found out it was cartridge style. With this info, I went into my local Advance Auto and picked up 5 quarts of Mobil 1 and a Purolator Boss Oil filter PBL16311. Thinking I had everything I needed I head back and proceed to jack up the car and get underneath.
The access panel and where the drain plug and oil filter is is on the passenger side of the car. Once I opened up the panel, to my surprise, the oil filter was a canister style and not one requiring a cap tool to twist off the cartridge housing. Ok. Great. So I don't have to worry if the Toyota cartridge housing tool I already have would work on this engine or not. Back to Advance Auto to exchange the PBL16311 with a PBL14476.
Other than the oil filter issue, everything else was easy. I found out I could use the cartridge housing tool I already have to tighten the oil filter down and most probably remove it. I only decided to try the tool on the new filter after I had gotten the factory filter off with a set of big channel locks; still looking for my oil filter tool which would have been better for this which I had misplaced some where.
So not sure if Toyota decided to do a change from model year 2018 to 2019 with the oil filter. Or there is something else going on with the video I found on Youtube where the guy did indeed had a car with the cartridge style filter.
Oh and if anyone is wondering why I changed the oil myself since I do have 2 years/25,000 miles of Toyota care, I wanted to get the break in oil out of the engine with any possible metal shavings/burrs. The car had about 1700 miles when I did the oil change.
2019 Toyota C-HR LE Silver Knockout Metallic
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