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Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-20-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By pauljcl
I have a 2009RX350, 50,000 miles. I used...

I have a 2009RX350, 50,000 miles. I used synthetic oil (Mob 1 5W30) until a couple of years ago, when my Lexus dealer finally conceded that Lexus had authorized the use of the Toyota 0W20 synthetic...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 05-30-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By pauljcl
Thank you a for the solution to one my problems -...

Thank you a for the solution to one my problems - the car starting to slightly 'groan or creak' in tighter corners and I could not figure out what the problem was. I read your posts and the penny...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-11-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By pauljcl
I had some rear ones installed by going to a car...

I had some rear ones installed by going to a car radio/alarm store/installation center. Cost was about $200 installed, plus about $100 painting if you wanted them the color of your car (which I did)....
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-29-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By pauljcl
I just changed my engine air filter, and it...

I just changed my engine air filter, and it appeared I had the same problem, but it was solved by making sure that the filter's 'lip' is equally and firmly set over the inside raised 'lip' of the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-17-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By pauljcl
In 11K miles, I have had very even wear with the...

In 11K miles, I have had very even wear with the Ecopias on a 2009RX350 AWD. No feathering - no issues. I run my tires at 31-32 psi.The dealer wants me put them at 35 psi, but in my opinion the ride...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 03-15-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By pauljcl
Ask a dealer?

Ask a dealer?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-15-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By pauljcl
About 10K miles ago, I replaced my OEM tires with...

About 10K miles ago, I replaced my OEM tires with the [Costco has BridgestoneŽ DUELER H/L 422 P235/55R18 for $670 with 65K mile warranty after $70 rebate.] Excellent tire. Lacks a littel in road feel...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-10-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,122
Posted By pauljcl
I felt a difference on both an old Cadillac...

I felt a difference on both an old Cadillac Seville (90000miles) and an RX300 (60000 miles). Just a little more 'crispness', like on a cooler day.... (but may be my imagination). Other cars (new and...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-10-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,122
Posted By pauljcl
The Toyota 0W20 is a great oil and, depending on...

The Toyota 0W20 is a great oil and, depending on the year of your car, is acceptable to Lexus. Previously, I used Mobil1 5W30 in cars for over 25 years. Some people say that, because synth oil is...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 02-18-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By pauljcl
Hi Mandyfig! Yes, it is a very reliable (except...

Hi Mandyfig! Yes, it is a very reliable (except for the oil connection) engine, said to be able to do 250K miles without a problem. I have zero oil consumption with 48K miles. As a side-note, the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 02-18-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By pauljcl
2009 RX350 to 2015 RX350

I am thinking of 'upgrading' to a 2015 (slightly used) from my (used - 48K miles - as close to 'perfect' as can be) 2009 RX350, if the price the dealer gives me is right for me. Does anyone know of...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 02-06-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By pauljcl
I don't know how much I can really help. You...

I don't know how much I can really help. You should check the Consumer Reports auto issues for historical reliability, though of course on cars that are ten years old or more (the dates you mention),...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-24-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By pauljcl
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-13-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By pauljcl
Same problem wit the RX350. The problem is one of...

Same problem wit the RX350. The problem is one of design, where most of the light is blocked by the shield inside the reflector. (How could anyone come up with such a daft design?) Some have replaced...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-11-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By pauljcl
Hi Speedkar! - Do you know if the software such...

Hi Speedkar! - Do you know if the software such as shown in the video) comes with the scan tool or is it a separate purchase? Thanks -
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-09-16, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By pauljcl
Same generation - the 330 became a 350 in 2006,...

Same generation - the 330 became a 350 in 2006, essentially similar but with an 'improved' slightly larger motor - the belt driving the camshafts etc.. being replaced by a chain. The subsequent 'new'...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 01-05-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By pauljcl
It does not work on my 2009RX350. Too bad. But...

It does not work on my 2009RX350. Too bad. But I'm glad it worked for you.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-23-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By pauljcl
Good to know. TKU! I hope I will not have to...

Good to know. TKU!
I hope I will not have to ask them to use it.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-22-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By pauljcl
I'll have to check whether it is covered under...

I'll have to check whether it is covered under the 'platinum' Lexus extended warranty. I doubt it, but easy to find out.
No, the switch is set to 'main' - no change - but the light mysteriously went...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-22-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By pauljcl
Thanks for the suggestion - I will check it. ...

Thanks for the suggestion - I will check it.
How did you identify which sensor went out and which were good?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-21-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By pauljcl
TPMS seems 'out', light 'on'

Just tonight my tire pressure monitor light lit up on the dashboard. All tires, incl the spare, are fine - perfect (and identical!!) pressure in all. Thus, I believe it is one (or several) of the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-13-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By pauljcl
I believe the fourth letter of the VIN indicates...

I believe the fourth letter of the VIN indicates 2wd or 4wd. Mine is an AWD and the fourth letter is "H". You can also check by looking under the car and see whether you have a rear differential....
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-06-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By pauljcl
Check the manual, and do the services recommended...

Check the manual, and do the services recommended therein. You do not need to do more maintenance, except in obvious cases of extremely hard use.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-17-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By pauljcl
You're most welcome. I'm happy to help if I can.

You're most welcome. I'm happy to help if I can.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-16-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By pauljcl
Rebate on Mobil 1

For those who buy their own oil - enjoy!
https://mobiloil.com/en/promotion/mobil-promotions/up-to-15-dollars-off-with-mobil-1-and-mobil-super
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