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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-05-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Paul3637
How far over the full line is it after the car...

How far over the full line is it after the car sits overnight and you check it in the morning? 5/8" over the full line means you have 0.4 quarts too much oil. This is common. The official crankcase...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-10-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,406
Posted By Paul3637
***** Check your build date. Any 2GR-FE V6...

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Check your build date. Any 2GR-FE V6 engine built May 2008 or later has (or should have) an all metal vvt-i oil line that will not rupture. I doubt your problem is the vvt-i oil line.

For...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-02-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Paul3637
********* +1 - Mobil 1 is great. Just curious....

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+1 - Mobil 1 is great. Just curious. For the sixth quart, do you buy it at the single quart price (here it's $7.99 at Walmart)...... or do you buy two jugs and use what's left over next...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-23-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,032
Posted By Paul3637
Here is a youtube video on a 2007 Camry V6 (same...

Here is a youtube video on a 2007 Camry V6 (same engine as Lexus ES350).

It's entertaining and shows it is not an easy DIY job

2007 Toyota Camry V6 2GR-FE 3.5L Spark Plug Replacement -...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 06-20-16, 01:55 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 87,461
Posted By Paul3637
My mistake on this thread....... 2008 mfg date Model Year 2009

The date to be concerned about for the vvt-i oil line to the upper portion of the valve train with a rubber hose is April, 2008 NOT 2009. Your vehicle manufacture date is on the back side of your...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-09-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By Paul3637
Lexus may stil help you with a used engine or something

Go to this thread and read every post:


http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es-5th-gen-2007-2012/770219-2007-es350-recall-3.html

Pay particular attention to Lexman83 toward the end.

He got a...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 04-26-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Paul3637
************ Agree. 6.4 quarts specified in...

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Agree.
6.4 quarts specified in owner's manual puts you at least 1/2 inch over full when it sits over night.

A ten minute drain leaves too much oil in the upper portion of the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-31-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By Paul3637
Very nice summary. First, the EPA standards are...

Very nice summary. First, the EPA standards are not even monitored independently. That's why Ford put out all these great gas mileage figures for its small displacement Turbo 4 cyl engines they...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-07-16, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By Paul3637
AMEN. I switched at about 40K miles on my...

AMEN.

I switched at about 40K miles on my 2GR-FE 3.5L Camry (same engine as lexus) ... and there was no change in amount of oil consumption: ZERO

The car has 88K miles now. I just checked...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-07-16, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 32,549
Posted By Paul3637
Very Happy with H rated Premier A/S 215/55/17

Your experience is similar to mine. I just put on a set and they are excellent:

Full review here at post #119:
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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-09-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 32,549
Posted By Paul3637
****** I called Discount Tire Pensacola FL this...

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I called Discount Tire Pensacola FL this morning about buying H rated Premiers since Consumer Reports rated them very high .. especially on tread wear.

I told him I had noticed a number...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-26-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 32,549
Posted By Paul3637
******* Not a big deal ......... but MXM4 was...

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Not a big deal ......... but MXM4 was never standard on Lexus ES350 2007-2012. If you are certain that was tire on your car, they were simply not OEM.

Unless there was some kind of...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-26-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 87,461
Posted By Paul3637
Exactly right I have a case where the oil...

Exactly right

I have a case where the oil line burst and the owner was told "not covered under recall." so basically "tough s*&t"

She did have her oil changed every 5K but ..........
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-16-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 87,461
Posted By Paul3637
************* These are two separate and...

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These are two separate and distinct oil line problems .... but either one can produce the same catastrophic result when the engine runs out of oil..

The vvt-i oil line replacement...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-28-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,882
Posted By Paul3637
Putting your children through school

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My gosh folks .......... those OEM oil filters can be purchased at any Toyota Dealer for $5.41 each retail.

So ........ think about the giant savings. Why ....... by not changing...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-07-15, 03:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 32,549
Posted By Paul3637
Consumer Reports Nov 2015 tire test results

You all might get a kick out of posts 40 through 52 here:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/310-7th-generation-2012/1036657-michelin-primacy-mxv4-vs-michelin-premier-s-7th-gen-camry-xle-3.html
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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-05-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,882
Posted By Paul3637
5 Quarts for $15.99?

The 3.5L V6 takes 6 quarts.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-29-15, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Paul3637
They don't let in more air .... just more dirt

No independent lab tests ever confirm a gain in horsepower or gas mileage as they claim.

Just know what you are doing to your engine by putting one of those things on and ask if the "cool sound"...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-10-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,711
Posted By Paul3637
*********** Agree (except for the maybe the...

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Agree (except for the maybe the plugs). Lexus says change brake fluid every 30K so register at Lexus.com and look at the vehicle history. If not serviced by a Lexus dealer and brake...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-06-15, 02:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,281
Posted By Paul3637
******** 2012 Model Year Lexus started...

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2012 Model Year Lexus started recommending 87 Octane and 268 HP vs 272 ......... same as Camry. The car will take lower octane without engine damage. But watch out. I took a 10% gas...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-06-15, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By Paul3637
Premier does not hack it/ Primacy is best. Michelin flunked out.

If you got 33K on Turanza with a UTQG rating of 260 .... you'll probably get about 60,000 out of V rated Primacy with UTQG rating of 500.. I got 8,500 miles out of my OEM Turanzas - 65,000 out of H...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-04-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,281
Posted By Paul3637
******* You should be running nothing but mobil...

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You should be running nothing but mobil #1 5W30.

Regardless that "most recalls were done" ........
the only one that matters is the vvt-i oil line
Make certain this oil line was...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-22-15, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,238
Posted By Paul3637
*********** Correct. about oil contaminants. ...

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Correct. about oil contaminants. However the GM, Ford, Chrysler, and Honda OLM (Oil Life Monitoring) systems are based on algorithms that incolude load, temperature, trip legnth, miles,...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-20-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Paul3637
******** This thread covers it. Note towards...

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This thread covers it. Note towards the end how an employee of a Lexus dealer was told there were "no recalls" on his 2007 Lexus ES350. Less than two weeks later oil hose burst and ruined...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-20-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Paul3637
******* Thanks. Good news. No help needed...

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Thanks. Good news. No help needed because Toyota and Lexus both extended the vvt-i oil hose recall to Dec 2021. Result: Free engine rebuild.
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