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Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 07-27-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By jfelbab
I had a similar issue with my 04 RX330 where the...

I had a similar issue with my 04 RX330 where the SRS warning light would stay lit and I took it in for repair. I was told that while the SRS light was lit, the airbag would not deploy so consider...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 07-19-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By jfelbab
Take to the dealer. It may be covered under...

Take to the dealer. It may be covered under warranty.

"Restraint Systems Warranty

This warranty covers repairs needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship of any seatbelt or air bag...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-18-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,590
Posted By jfelbab
I had that issue with my 2004 RX330 and the...

I had that issue with my 2004 RX330 and the dealer performed a 15 minute recalibration that resolved the issue. I was told that if the light is on, the airbag won't deploy so it is a definite...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 07-14-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By jfelbab
The three most common types of automotive leather...

The three most common types of automotive leather in use today are:

Aniline: Leather thats dyed and painted with an opaque pigment to yield uniform color to hide blemishes and then clear coated. ...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 07-02-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By jfelbab
I find my 2014 RX to be fairly quiet except under...

I find my 2014 RX to be fairly quiet except under heavier acceleration. I believe the exhaust system has a valve in it to open up and increase flow under heavier throttle and that makes it drone a...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-24-16, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By jfelbab
There is a lot of misunderstanding about how...

There is a lot of misunderstanding about how coated leather performs in an automobile. You need to understand how coated leather gives and takes its moisture. It is through a process similar to...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-22-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By jfelbab
Temps in a car parked in the Texas summertime sun...

Temps in a car parked in the Texas summertime sun can reach 160 even with the windows open. Put a thermometer on your dash one day and see how hot it gets. This heat can quickly dry out leather. A...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-14-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By jfelbab
Lexus offers two leather options on most of their...

Lexus offers two leather options on most of their vehicles. Real coated leather or NuLuxe, an engineered faux leather. In vehicles with real leather, only the contact facing areas are real leather...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-12-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By jfelbab
If you don't want to try to replace one odor...

If you don't want to try to replace one odor with another, buy a couple packages of Arm & Hammer Fridge-N-Freezer odor eliminators. Toss them under the seats and see what happens in a couple days....
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-09-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By jfelbab
It's been my experience that leather conditioners...

It's been my experience that leather conditioners don't work on coated leather. If you try it, post your impressions.

IME, most conditioners often leave a thin film on the leather that feels...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-08-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By jfelbab
Nearly all modern automotive leather is coated. ...

Nearly all modern automotive leather is coated. The purpose of this coating is to help prevent stains and provide better wear and appearance characteristics. Hydration of this leather is...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-07-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By jfelbab
The leather in the pics looks like it is in good...

The leather in the pics looks like it is in good condition. I'd continue to follow the procedure you are using. Damp cloth wipe down weekly and a thorough cleaning and coating every 2-4 months...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 06-07-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By jfelbab
I wonder if something is out of spec with the...

I wonder if something is out of spec with the windshield frame and is causing added stress to the glass when installed. The installer may not have completely removed all of the original adhesive and...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-06-16, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By jfelbab
Try testing this again in selected spots. It...

Try testing this again in selected spots. It might be possible that your new car was damaged and resprayed prior to delivery and that repaired area was not clear coated. If you find an area that is...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-24-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By jfelbab
How large a crate do you need to fit your dog? I...

How large a crate do you need to fit your dog? I use a soft crate for my 40 lb wheaten terrier. It helps if the crate also has a side load. Check out Noz2Noz or EliteField for fit. The low slanted...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 05-17-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 178,730
Posted By jfelbab
NuLuxe is an engineered leather or faux leather. ...

NuLuxe is an engineered leather or faux leather. It should be cleaned with the same methods and products as coated leather. NuLuxe does not benefit from leather conditioners and yet will resist...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 05-14-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 178,730
Posted By jfelbab
My opinion... the Leather Masters cleaner works...

My opinion... the Leather Masters cleaner works better and is more versatile. I previously mentioned I buy the LM Strong Leather Cleaner and dilute it 50/50 with hot water. This makes for a very...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 05-08-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 178,730
Posted By jfelbab
I use the strong cleaner and mix it 50/50 with...

I use the strong cleaner and mix it 50/50 with hot water for al but the most soiled leather.
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 05-07-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 178,730
Posted By jfelbab
You can use Leather Master Leather Cleaner (my...

You can use Leather Master Leather Cleaner (my personal favorite) or you could use Woolite diluted 10 parts hot water to 1 part Woolite. Again, I recommend the CHAT method which is gentle but...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 04-27-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By jfelbab
My $0.02 During the "dry" season here in SW...

My $0.02

During the "dry" season here in SW FL, I often can go several weeks without washing my vehicles. Typically weekly, I use M135 (UQD) to remove light dust and fingerprints then D156 (UQW)...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-20-16, 06:34 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 76,410
Posted By jfelbab
My 2014 RX350 rides pretty nice, smoother than my...

My 2014 RX350 rides pretty nice, smoother than my older RX330. What tires do you have and what inflation? Tires can make a big difference in ride quality. Check the Tirerack.com site for ride...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 04-18-16, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By jfelbab
Sounds like your car needs more than just a wax....

Sounds like your car needs more than just a wax. I suspect your car needs to have the paint clayed and polished first. Depending on your ambition/time/tools, you have many options. If you want fast...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-17-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By jfelbab
First sparsely lube the strut rods with a light...

First sparsely lube the strut rods with a light silicone. Wipe mostly dry or they will attract dust and dirt.

If this doesn't work you need to replace the struts. This is a DIY if you are at all...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 04-14-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By jfelbab
Dark colors may show these smudges more than a...

Dark colors may show these smudges more than a lighter color but you might try using something like Leather Masters Protection Cream. This will seal the surface that and help to resist some of this....
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-11-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By jfelbab
I drove both models before purchasing my 2014...

I drove both models before purchasing my 2014 RX350. The "F-Sport" was noisier on the road and drove too harsh and too firm for my tastes. I have a 2-seater for when I want to feel like I'm driving...
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