Lexus IS Engine Oil Capacity and Maintenance

lexus is oil capacity and oil filter

An oil change is important to maintain the smooth running of your Lexus. Lexus Technicians will choose the right oil for optimal engine performance of your Lexus as well as fuel economy.

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EngineOil capacity L (qt., lmp.qt.)Oil type (viscosity)Change interval
2JZ-GE IS300

with filter 5.4 (5.7, 4.8)

without filter 5.1 (5.4, 4.5)

SAE 5W-305000 miles

”Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or equivalent Oil grade: API grade SL ”Energy-Conserving” or ILSAC multigrade engine oil.

Recommend oil viscosity – SAE 5W- 30 if normal temperatures are below 38C (100F).

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EngineOil capacityOil type (viscosity)
4GR-FSE IS250without filter:
2WD models
AWD models
6.2 qt. (5.9 L, 5.2 Imp. qt.)
6.3 qt. (6.0 L, 5.3 Imp. qt.)
SAE 0W-20

with filter:

2WD models
AWD models

6.6 qt. (6.3 L, 5.5 Imp. qt.)
6.7 qt. (6.4 L, 5.6 Imp. qt.)
SAE 0W-20
SAE 0W-20 is the best choice for good fuel economy and good starting in cold weather. If SAE 0W-20 is not available,
SAE 5W-20 oil may be used. However, it must be replaced with SAE 0W-20 at the next oil change. 
2GR-FSE IS350without filter:
2WD models
AWD models
6.2 qt. (5.9 L, 5.2 Imp. qt.)
6.3 qt. (6.0 L, 5.3 Imp. qt.)
SAE 5W-30

with filter:

2WD models
AWD models

6.6 qt. (6.3 L, 5.5 Imp. qt.)
6.7 qt. (6.4 L, 5.6 Imp. qt.)
SAE 5W-30
SAE 5W-30 is the best choice for good fuel economy and good starting in cold weather. If SAE 5W-30 is not available, SAE 10W-30 oil may be used. However, it should be replaced with SAE 5W-30 at the next oil change. 

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EngineOil capacityOil type (viscosity)
IS350 (2WD)With filter6.0 qt. (5.7 L, 5.0 Imp. qt.)0W-20 5W-20
Without filter5.8 qt. (5.5 L, 4.8 Imp. qt.)0W-20 5W-20
IS350 AWD/IS300 AWD (AWD)With filter6.8 qt. (6.4 L, 5.6 Imp. qt.)0W-20 5W-20
Without filter6.3 qt. (6.0 L, 5.3 Imp. qt.)0W-20 5W-20
IS300With filter4.9 qt. (4.6 L, 4.0 Imp. qt.)0W-20 5W-20
Without filter4.5 qt. (4.3 L, 3.8 Imp. qt.)0W-20 5W-20

The engine oil capacity is a reference quantity to be used when changing the engine oil. Warm up and turn off the engine, wait more than 5 minutes, and check the oil level on the dipstick.

Continued engine operation with low engine oil will damage the engine.

Functions of engine oil

Engine oil has the primary function of lubricating and cooling the inside of the engine, and plays a major role in maintaining the engine in proper working order.

Engine oil consumption

It is normal that an engine should consume some engine oil during normal engine operation. The causes of oil consumption in a normal engine are as follows.

Oil is used to lubricate pistons, piston rings and cylinders. A thin film of oil is left on the cylinder wall when a pistonmoves downwards in the cylinder. High negative pressure generated when the vehicle is decelerating sucks some of this oil into the combustion chamber. This oil, as well as some part of the oil film left on the cylinder wall, is burned by the high temperature combustion gases during the combustion process.

Oil is also used to lubricate the stems of the intake valves. Some of this oil is sucked into the combustion chamber together with the intake air and is burned along with the fuel. High temperature exhaust gases also burn the oil used to lubricate the exhaust valve stems.

Oil consumption: Max. 1.0L per 1000 km (1.1 qts./600 miles, 0.9 Imp. qts./600 miles) When judging the amount of oil consumption, keep in mind that the oil may have become diluted, making it difficult to judge the true level accurately.

For example, if a vehicle is used for repeated short trips and consumes a normal amount of oil, the dipstick may not show any drop in the oil level at all, even after 1000 km (600 miles) or more. This is because the oil is gradually becoming diluted with fuel or moisture, making it appear that the oil level has not changed.

The diluting ingredients evaporate out when the vehicle is then driven at high speeds, as on an expressway, making it appear that oil is excessively consumed after driving at high speeds.

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