I know this has been discussed elsewhere but I bought a demo model 2015 RX 350 a few months ago with 2000Km's on the clock I am now on 6800 KM's and yesterday a notice came up on the screen IRO oil and that i should go to my dealer. I read the instruction book !
and they say there that excessive oil consumption is "normal" with a new car and running in. I live in town so town driving is the normal, I have not done that much out of town and many of my trips are short trips.
I did check the oil having followed the instructions about bringing the car up to operating temperature and then testing after 5 minutes and the oil is still clearish/amber looking and was between the two marks but probably tending towards the lower mark. The warning notice has not come up again only twice yesterday.
Can anyone give me an opinion on this please.
I also see that they recommend the use of 0W-20 oil - I have a 100VX diesel landcruiser for which I use Delo Gold 400 which is 15W40 that's quite a way from 0W 20 - comments here also please.
regular vs synthetic - didn't even know that the latter existed !
I find the car 19" wheels/suspension quite bumpy on average quality roads and have altered the tyre pressure from the recommended 2.2 bar back and front to 1.8 bar to try and give a better smoother ride which may of course do nothing for the tyre wear. Is there any aftermarket suspension/tyre that could be fitted to make the ride better ?
all in all I like the car but find the wheel base quite long on turning and you have to be careful not to take tight turns too quickly, and I don't like being bumped about so much.
I am in South Africa and yes we do have tar roads
all comments gratefully received