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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By dreyfus
Look to see if the oil color is clean immediately...

Look to see if the oil color is clean immediately after servicing and compare that color to the oil on the dipstick immediately before servicing. The only way to prove they changed the filter is to...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By dreyfus
Buy the DS4s and be done with it. The flickering...

Buy the DS4s and be done with it. The flickering bulb is how they normally fail. Use the search here on CL to find instructions to replace the bulb yourself. It isn't hard but the first time can...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By dreyfus
I'm agreeing with old grump here, you're being...

I'm agreeing with old grump here, you're being way too anal about this. The 6.4 quarts is a target and not an absolute requirement. A dipstick check is not a precise measurement. Draining the oil...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By dreyfus
From a warranty standpoint you should follow the...

From a warranty standpoint you should follow the interval in the owner's manual. From a longevity standpoint you can go 7,500 miles between changes without any problem. Modern oils and especially...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By dreyfus
Replace ES350 HID headlight bulb

This is how the ES350 headlight bulbs typically go out. They fail intermittently first. Purchase the Phillips bulb online or through Toyota/Lexus for a lot more $$. The Toyota HID bulb is part #...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-27-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By dreyfus
You have to pair the phone to the car manually...

You have to pair the phone to the car manually the first time. After that, so long as your Bluetooth is active on your phone it will automatically connect when you start up.

I have a Verizon...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-13-14, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By dreyfus
My Toyota and Lexus dealers refused to do a...

My Toyota and Lexus dealers refused to do a transmission flush - refused my money. So I did it myself. Although I've had no problems, I agree that no oil lasts forever.
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-29-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,867
Posted By dreyfus
Best line, "If that's the way this is going down...

Best line, "If that's the way this is going down you're gonna need a bigger knife."
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-26-13, 04:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,325
Posted By dreyfus
I switched back and forth between octanes when my...

I switched back and forth between octanes when my car was newer while keeping careful mileage and performance records. I could detect no difference. So I've been using regular gas for five years...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-18-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By dreyfus
The OEM filters are very good. Toyota sells...

The OEM filters are very good. Toyota sells cheaper than Lexus for the same filter.

Any oil will do. They're that good now. I use Mobil 1.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-05-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,623
Posted By dreyfus
The difference in mileage is irrelevant. I...

The difference in mileage is irrelevant. I personally like the nav and wouldn't buy a car without it, though my 2007 software is a bit dated.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-25-13, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By dreyfus
All things being equal, a 2009 is better than a...

All things being equal, a 2009 is better than a 2007. I can't speak to whether or not the newer car is worth the added $5k to you.

As for me, my 2007 has been an exemplary car. I'm somewhere...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-02-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,238
Posted By dreyfus
If the dealer performed the service I would take...

If the dealer performed the service I would take it back to them for a test ride.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-14-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,214
Posted By dreyfus
It's only common sense. No fluid can last that...

It's only common sense. No fluid can last that long.
Forum: The Clubhouse 06-12-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,281
Posted By dreyfus
Some good reads here (I hope the movie doesn't...

Some good reads here (I hope the movie doesn't ruin WW Z, which I enjoyed).

I have a number of books I'm reading (or re-reading) now but will recommend THE SHACK by William Young. It's a short...
Forum: The Clubhouse 06-12-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By dreyfus
The premise that people can be turned on and off...

The premise that people can be turned on and off like this is the huge suspension-of-belief that you have to swallow to continue on with the movie. Half a second of thought would show that if all...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-02-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,750
Posted By dreyfus
I forgot, I put in a new battery earlier this...

I forgot, I put in a new battery earlier this year. That will add about $13 per year to my total cost so far.
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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-02-13, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,750
Posted By dreyfus
I've owned my 2007 since July of 2006. It now has...

I've owned my 2007 since July of 2006. It now has 144,000 miles on it. I replace my own oil, filters, wiper blades, a single headlight bulb, do my own brake work, rotate my tires, and have replaced...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-30-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,214
Posted By dreyfus
The issue is that you cannot drain but a couple...

The issue is that you cannot drain but a couple of quarts from the transmission by dropping the pan This leaves another ten quarts or so of old fluid in the system. Even the manual method I used of...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-23-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By dreyfus
Friends of ours remodeled their bathroom and...

Friends of ours remodeled their bathroom and found a brown paper bag full of 1920 cash in the wall ($20,000 worth). It turns out a suspected bank robber from the 20s once stayed at the house but...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-23-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By dreyfus
I lived in California for 15 years and many...

I lived in California for 15 years and many earthquakes and I'd take an earthquake over a tornado any day. The tornadoes that came through Raleigh here two years ago and killed 22 people also...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-23-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By dreyfus
That sounds crazy expensive to me. Brand new...

That sounds crazy expensive to me. Brand new base MSRP on a 2013 is only $36,370.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-22-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By dreyfus
I'd say that the 13,700 miles additional on the...

I'd say that the 13,700 miles additional on the second car should have no meaning whatsoever in your decision. That's a very small difference on a car that will last ten times that long without even...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-22-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,214
Posted By dreyfus
Mine is a 2007 and at the time I think it had...

Mine is a 2007 and at the time I think it had around 120,000 miles on it. They refused to change the transmission fluid because it "never needs changing" and that was that. Frankly, if a customer...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-22-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By dreyfus
The problem with the old buttons is that the...

The problem with the old buttons is that the covering material degrades and tears. Mine look like hell.
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