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Old 03-07-01, 11:27 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what is included in the 20k mile service. Is it worth it to get it done at lexus or should i go elsewhere. Im trying to conserve money in this slowing economy weve all been seeing and i know lexus usualy charges plenty. Thanks for your responce. Im sittung at 20k just waiting to see what i should do.

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Old 03-07-01, 11:40 AM   #2
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Mike - At 20k, the Lexus guide says to change the oil & filter & rotate your tires. U should also inspect all fluid levels, brakes, air filter & belts/hoses - basically eyeball them as that's all I've ever seen my techs do. Real simple & alot cheaper if ya do that little bit of work yourself!
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Old 03-09-01, 03:05 PM   #3
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It's not a waste of money if you consider your warranty and resell of your car.people do you know that this car has a huge resell value that people look at service history FROM THE DEALER. think about that
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I pulled into Jiffy Lube to have my oil change for the 20k mile. Im trying to save cash instead of going to the dealer. Jiffy lube tells me they need a certain part to get the oil filter out and Lexus/Toyota hasnt released it. He finishes by saying that only choice is to get it changed at the dealer. Is this true?

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Old 03-13-01, 01:13 PM   #5
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Mike - I think Jiffy Lube just doesn't want to work on a Lexus as all it takes is a standard oil filter wrench ( either cup or band style ) to remove the filter. It takes more time to remove that undercover than the filter itself. As far as having ONLY the dealer do the maintenance, it's more of a matter of convenience that all maintenance records are at one location than necessity as long as U keep the records for resale or warranty purposes. My friend with the shop I do all my work at also sells used rides & he says that as long as U have the receipts from the work being done ( a bit of a pain ) & on time, it really doesn't matter who does the work. My dealer says it doesn't matter to them when they take a Lexus in on trade because they have to go over it anyway to see if it's eligible for the Lexus Certification program. Just keep your paperwork in a file & U'll be fine. BTW - does anyone else have a problem of getting their Lex worked on? Even my Toyota dealer won't look at my GS - I think he's intimidated by the Lexus marquee. When I jokingly asked him about an oil/filter change ( I do 95% of the maintenance myself ), he advised me to take it back to my Lexus dealer ( over 100 miles away! ). I can understand if it involves special tools or software but an oil change?? Buncha cowards!!!!!
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msray,

Unless Lexus did something very strange to their cars since my '98 GS400, somebody at that Jiffy Lube is smoking funny cigarettes.

As far as I know there is nothing special needed to remove the oil plug or to change a Lexus oil filter.

I've had my oil changed at third-partys like Jiffy Lube every time and never had a problem.

Try another shop.

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Hi Iam a Lexus diagnostic specialist for a 11 years I dont see aproblem with going else ware to change your oil but I do recomend you buy the lexus oil filter there are two different sizes for our vehicles one for the six cylender and one for the eight cylender.
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tmsiegel,

As a Lexus tech I'd appreciate more of your input on this.

Can you tell us what's different about the Lexus filter?

Why not use one of the other well-thought-of brands like the M1?

Do you see significant differences in the engines of cars whose oil has been frequently changed, but used third-party filters?

What's your opinion on synthetics?

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