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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-12-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By oldgrump
To state the obvious, and as the mechanic that...

To state the obvious, and as the mechanic that you've been talking to has told you.........if the starter is rotating the crankshaft but the camshaft sprocket that is visible through the oil filler...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-03-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,685
Posted By oldgrump
I certainly hope that the tech thoroughly rings...

I certainly hope that the tech thoroughly rings out the harness.......(wire/s), harness connectors (pins, pin connectors including checking that each wire connection is good). This should include...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-01-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,685
Posted By oldgrump
Intermittent issues like this can drive anyone...

Intermittent issues like this can drive anyone involved nuts, and can be difficult to troubleshoot and correct. It's NOT likely that a total of three O2 sensors have failed on this car. Did the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-22-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,676
Posted By oldgrump
You might want to check out a different mechanic....

You might want to check out a different mechanic. There are two catalytic converters, each with a front and rear O2 sensor. I'm assuming that your mech has pulled several codes related to the O2...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-22-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By oldgrump
Hold the phone.......the P0128 fault code can be...

Hold the phone.......the P0128 fault code can be caused by other issues, and it's unlikely that it is caused by the coolant temp sensor itself. They are:
- Leaking or stuck open thermostat
- Low...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-12-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By oldgrump
I'm sure that the OP is referring to a TSB that...

I'm sure that the OP is referring to a TSB that addresses oil seepage (or worse) from an engine oil cooler flex hose on engine oil cooler equipped RX 350 vehicles (and some other 2GR-FE powered...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-09-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,028
Posted By oldgrump
To the OP.......in relation to being proactive in...

To the OP.......in relation to being proactive in connection to the cooling system........according to the Maintenance Schedule (Canada) you are very close to the first recommended coolant change (10...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-09-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 34,763
Posted By oldgrump
The Check Engine light and VSC lights being...

The Check Engine light and VSC lights being illuminated was not a coincidence. When the ECM detects certain engine performance faults the ECM may disable the VSC system, and very often the Traction...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-08-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,028
Posted By oldgrump
As an owner of any car it is wise to lift the...

As an owner of any car it is wise to lift the hood every couple of weeks or so (at least) and check the oil level, the coolant level, and the brake fluid level. These fluids are the "big" three. With...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-22-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By oldgrump
A common way that coolant can enter the exhaust...

A common way that coolant can enter the exhaust is via a "blown" cylinder head gasket whereby coolant gets sucked into a cylinder/s (on the intake stroke of the piston) and then on the exhaust stroke...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-21-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By oldgrump
As you appear to be in BC I think that you are...

As you appear to be in BC I think that you are seeing nothing but water vapour (a product of combustion) from the exhaust especially at our temps here along with the high humidity. Plus, the mufflers...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-21-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By oldgrump
Canada and US cars have different standard...

Canada and US cars have different standard equipment (base) cars, and different option packages. Canada got very few individual item options. I have the sales brochures for Canada cars for the model...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-05-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By oldgrump
Make a couple of 50 mile plus trips and see what...

Make a couple of 50 mile plus trips and see what the mileage indicates. Even a 15 mile trip doesn't get the engine fully warmed up. Regular short trips is the worst kind of operation (classified as...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-05-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,852
Posted By oldgrump
Not the worst case of being cheap (to be kind)...

Not the worst case of being cheap (to be kind) that I've heard of.......about twenty years ago we had a clown at work (in the airline industry yet) that "claimed" that he had never changed the oil...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-11-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By oldgrump
You'd think that the gasket/seal would not allow...

You'd think that the gasket/seal would not allow leakage but they apparently can/do leak......thus the drains. I'd be careful using compressed air.......you might blow the hose off (if it's still...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-11-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,900
Posted By oldgrump
Common chaps........the seat cushion fan is...

Common chaps........the seat cushion fan is visible under the seat. Even on "high" it shouldn't be making much noise. If it is making some weird sound there may be something contacting the fan rotor....
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-10-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By oldgrump
Probably the sunroof drain tube has come adrift....

Probably the sunroof drain tube has come adrift. See it here: http://www.mylparts.com/parts/2011/Lexus/ES350/Base?siteid=214992&vehicleid=313910&diagram=8921370&diagramCallOut=8
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-07-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,900
Posted By oldgrump
I don't think that the airflow from the seat...

I don't think that the airflow from the seat cushion fan is that bad......on my car a light hand towel will "float" off the cushion when the fan is on "high". I guess if one uses the fan a lot it...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-30-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By oldgrump
Come to think of it I hear a very faint "ticking"...

Come to think of it I hear a very faint "ticking" sometimes when in the "Accessory" and/or "Ign. On" mode, I think. I believe it's done it from new.......never worried about it. I'll tinker a bit...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-30-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By oldgrump
What "kind" of noise are you hearing? I can only...

What "kind" of noise are you hearing? I can only hear the servos when they are "operating", but not at other times.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-30-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,525
Posted By oldgrump
sf3r8z........you brought this same issue up over...

sf3r8z........you brought this same issue up over a year ago and several people (including myself) that had accomplished one or more oil changes supplied you with the same answers that you are seeing...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-28-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By oldgrump
Supercharging is not as simple as just slapping a...

Supercharging is not as simple as just slapping a turbo on the engine. Fuel delivery, ignition timing etc., etc. has to be addressed. Not worth it probably but you could check the GS350...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-27-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,003
Posted By oldgrump
No ES that I know of had a digital speedo unless...

No ES that I know of had a digital speedo unless the new ES hybrid has one. I believe that I've seen an IS that had a digital speedo. I've recently looked at a new Mazda 3 Sport (to possibly replace...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-26-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,003
Posted By oldgrump
Well.......at a steady speed if you reset the...

Well.......at a steady speed if you reset the "Avg Speed" (by pressing the "Display" button for a couple of seconds) then the "Avg Speed" should indicate your actual speed until you change or vary...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-26-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By oldgrump
About 650 in P or N with a slight drop to about...

About 650 in P or N with a slight drop to about 625 when shifted into gear. I don't notice any real increase when shifting into gear. Outside temp is about 72F.
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