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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-28-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,668
Posted By oldgrump
660 bucks? They are just "testing" you. Run away...

660 bucks? They are just "testing" you. Run away from that dealer as fast as your little short legs can carry you! In particular, DO NOT use any additives in the oil. When one has a perfectly...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-25-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By oldgrump
To clarify.......so on the 200 mile trip today...

To clarify.......so on the 200 mile trip today the vibration was non-existant or negligible at the start of your trip and as you continued driving the vibration became apparent/got worse? That would...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-24-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,109
Posted By oldgrump
I believe this issue has come up on this forum...

I believe this issue has come up on this forum more than once. At least in a couple of instances the cause was low refrigerant level (due to a leak) and was at least temporarily remedied by adding...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-24-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By oldgrump
I think the dealer saw you coming and doesn't...

I think the dealer saw you coming and doesn't really know where the "leak" is coming from, and the non-technical "suggester" is simply reading from a computer template re "low/leaking PS fluid". ...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-17-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By oldgrump
The throttle is electronic, the brakes are...

The throttle is electronic, the brakes are conventional vacuum assisted hydraulic (with ABS), the steering is hydraulically assisted rack and pinion. The parking brake is (as I'm sure you've figured...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-15-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By oldgrump
What fault codes were being set by the...

What fault codes were being set by the ECM?.......ECMs rarely fail. What year and mileage? The ECM is one of the components covered by the emissions warranty.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-03-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By oldgrump
Holy mackerel!.......the OP's daughter is...

Holy mackerel!.......the OP's daughter is correct. Expecting the dipstick to initially indicate a level exactly at the "Full" mark every time after an oil change is a pipe dream. This applies...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-11-14, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By oldgrump
Have you checked the coolant level lately? There...

Have you checked the coolant level lately? There can be a loss of coolant without it being noticed as drips under the car. There have been several instances of coolant leaking past the coolant pump...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-11-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By oldgrump
Because the noise disappears when you turn the AC...

Because the noise disappears when you turn the AC "off" (the AC compressor is declutched and is not being driven by the engine) it is very possible that the noise is being generated by the AC...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-19-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By oldgrump
The correct PS fluid is in fact Dexron ll or...

The correct PS fluid is in fact Dexron ll or Dexron lll automatic transmission flluid. How low is the fluid? If it's gone much below the "COLD" mark then you more than likely have a leak and it...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-15-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By oldgrump
The engine covers are primarily cosmetic and for...

The engine covers are primarily cosmetic and for sound. They will not prevent dust/dirt from collecting on the engine and the other underhood components. The one above the rad is also there to help...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-14-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By oldgrump
What the heck is a "4 wheel brake service"?? Oh,...

What the heck is a "4 wheel brake service"?? Oh, I know, they visually checked the brake pads for thickness when they accomplished the brake fluid change and and rotated the tires. At your cost for...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-13-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By oldgrump
There is a dealer here that at every service...

There is a dealer here that at every service visit adds a bottle of in tank fuel system cleaner at a cost of 26 or 27 bucks. I guess they know that most Lexus owner's don't bother to check the work...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-06-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By oldgrump
If your ES is "bogging" or hesitating when...

If your ES is "bogging" or hesitating when attempting to accelerate in a turn or otherwise something is not right and it shouldn't be doing it. Is this occuring from basically a dead stop? As it's an...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-06-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By oldgrump
For Pete's sake.......yes they have to remove the...

For Pete's sake.......yes they have to remove the serpentine belt. It's the easiest part of accomplishing a coolant pump replacement. Whatever the labor hours are for a coolant pump replacement the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-05-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By oldgrump
You CAN turn the AC compressor off (declutch it)...

You CAN turn the AC compressor off (declutch it) anytime. With the non-Nav cars this is accomplished using the "AC" button (the light will extinquish), and on the cars with Nav, in the lower left...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-05-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By oldgrump
Yes, my car has Nav. The MAP screen comes up...

Yes, my car has Nav. The MAP screen comes up after startup. When I select Audio or Climate, for example, the respective display flips back to the MAP screen after about 20 seconds. This is because...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-05-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By oldgrump
You appear to be in the wrong forum (the is not...

You appear to be in the wrong forum (the is not the IS250 forum), but I suggest that you take the car to a dealer........the P0051 code is for a fault in the Bank 2 O2 sensor heater or the circuit....
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By oldgrump
If it's the warning light coming on and it's...

If it's the warning light coming on and it's accompanied with ONLY the "oil maintenance req'd soon" or the "oil maintenance req'd" message then those two messages are tripped strictly by the mileage...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By oldgrump
Was the car just at the dealer? I had a couple of...

Was the car just at the dealer? I had a couple of setting changes once after the car had been serviced at the dealer. They are supposed to careful about not making changes to the customer's car but...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By oldgrump
It's in Setup in the Navigation Manual. Check...

It's in Setup in the Navigation Manual. Check that the Auto Screen Change selection is on "Auto". Page 294 in the Navigation Manual.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By oldgrump
The oil maintenance light?? You are talking about...

The oil maintenance light?? You are talking about the yellow triangle illuminating and a message with "oil maintenance req'd"......correct? If that's all it is then whoever changed the oil did not...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By oldgrump
See what happens for the next couple of gas...

See what happens for the next couple of gas fillups but if you get any warning lights or messages again I'd take it back to a dealer. It sounds like by your "skipping" comment that the engine may...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-03-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By oldgrump
Firstly, don't let the fuel level drop to where...

Firstly, don't let the fuel level drop to where it's down to "a 15 mile range" at least on a regular basis. It does not help with fuel tank condensation (water) issues, if water could be the problem...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-31-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By oldgrump
You need to find a good shop that can determine...

You need to find a good shop that can determine if the engine is salvageable......more than likely it's more than just simply one or both head gaskets. This engine appears to have severely...
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