2011 Highlander lmtd
Good luck with that...the couple of $'s and peace of mind and ability to not have an engine go bad are easily worth it for me.Well... Consider what the filter does. It only removes solids suspended in the oil.. and only fails when the accumulated solids build up enough to reduce the flow (at which point the oil is bypassed). Your filter does nothing to prevent the breakdown of the oil. Unless you are concerned that solids are being flushed through the filter (not) there is in fact little need to replace the filter at each or even every other oil change.