Sticking to an average oil level in your engine is an very important condition for proper maintenance of your Lexus GX. Indeed, if you often ran out of oil, you could seriously damage your engine or various essential parts. The oil is used as a grease for the various mechanical parts that are constantly subjected to various pressures. Without it, the shocks would be much more violent and therefore would damage the various parts enormously.
The idea of this article is simply to tell you how to find this oil dipstick on your Lexus GX and how to use it effectively. We will give you the different procedures to follow in order to be successful in the procedure.

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It is possible to find different types of oil dipsticks on your Lexus GX:

On your dashboard you can find an oil level indicator. Be vigilant however, this one could be defective, nothing replaces a manual check to guarantee the level.
Then, under your hood, you will find your oil reserve under the lower crankcase of the engine and the dipstick that goes with it.
However, there are a few recommendations before performing the test on your Lexus GX:

  • Make sure the engine is off.
  • Ensure that you have allowed enough time for the oil to cool and return to the reserve, otherwise the test would be false (at least 30 minutes)
    Then, watch out for the oil tank of your Lexus GX, which is often identified as yellow or bright. Open it, then take the oil dipstick, which is identical to a metal rod. Clean it properly with a cloth. This will allow you to see clearly where your reserve is located.
    Once clean, you can recognise two levels on this rod. One is the maximum recommended oil you should have on your Lexus GX, and the other is the minimum needed.
    Slide the metal rod gently into your oil tank to the bottom. Slowly pull it out and see the oil mark that determines your level.
    If your oil dipstick is below the minimum, this check has therefore been essential. If you were above the recommended maximum, try to find out why, it may be abnormal. (Unless someone else has recently refuelled.)
    If necessary, fill in the reserve of your Lexus GX.
    The idea is to have slightly less than the maximum recommended in order not to be bothered.
    Once the procedure is complete, replace the rod in the tank, close the tank properly and you are ready to go again.

Conclusion on my Lexus GX

Here are the different things to check when it concerns the oil level, it is recommended to do this manipulation every 2000 Km approximately on your Lexus GX, and most importantly before long journeys to avoid issues.

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