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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) Today, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,215
Posted By SLH
I have read that some manufacturers now use the...

I have read that some manufacturers now use the stereo system to make fake engine noise. Apparently, they have made the engine so quiet and the cabin so soundproof that the engine sounds were not...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 840
Posted By SLH
Reports of studies or scientific results, made...

Reports of studies or scientific results, made without citation or attribution, are often just not true. One "study" that I read a few years ago proved that 87% of all statistics on the internet...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) Yesterday, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By SLH
If you can figure out where a trim-rattle is...

If you can figure out where a trim-rattle is coming from, a piece of foam tape applied behind that piece usually solves it. The foam tape (weather strip) sells for just a few bucks a roll at...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-28-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 840
Posted By SLH
There are valid reasons for using nitrogen in...

There are valid reasons for using nitrogen in tires for specialized applications, but none of those reasons apply to passenger automobiles.

Nitrogen is used in airplane tires, because they need...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-18-14, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By SLH
One of my pet peeves is that car seats seem to be...

One of my pet peeves is that car seats seem to be made for extremely short people, to the point that they are unsuitable for people of normal height. I am 5'10", a "normal" height for an American. ...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-16-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By SLH
Toyota has used essentially the same scheme in...

Toyota has used essentially the same scheme in several generations of hybrid systems. Like the previous hybrid models, the 300h never actually idles.

The computer decides when it needs the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-14-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By SLH
My favorite was the time I was walking into a...

My favorite was the time I was walking into a home depot, after parking at the far end of the lot. A late-model Rolls Royce arrived, and parked sideways across FOUR handicapped parking spots. A...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-04-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By SLH
It might be reasonable to re-seat those threads,...

It might be reasonable to re-seat those threads, occasionally. Some new thread-sealant or gasket might be needed, of course. But then, for the price of these plugs, there really isn't much sense in...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-23-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By SLH
I would like to have a button on the fob to: Turn...

I would like to have a button on the fob to: Turn the car off; close the trunk; and lock the doors. About twice a week, I have to park the car, get a wheelchair out of the trunk, assemble the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-23-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,363
Posted By SLH
Seems like you have the makings of a good...

Seems like you have the makings of a good experiment. Twice in one week is often enough, that parking outside for a week or two might be enough to confirm the theory.

Was the tapping noise at a...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-23-14, 01:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,363
Posted By SLH
Been reading about this... The Toyota/Lexus...

Been reading about this... The Toyota/Lexus smart key system operates on the 315 Mhz frequency band. That band is used for RFID devices. Technically, the smart key is an active RFID device.

The...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-19-14, 05:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,363
Posted By SLH
Where do you keep the key fob? And, the spare...

Where do you keep the key fob? And, the spare one?

These cars turn things on when the key fob is nearby. A number of owners have reported dead batteries on cars when the key fob is kept in the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-18-14, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By SLH
I'll second the air-conditioner theory. I live...

I'll second the air-conditioner theory. I live in south Florida, so I use the AC almost year round. I get about a 10 percent bonus (increased mpg) during the months each year when my AC doesn't...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-16-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 58,365
Posted By SLH
Slow speeds do take less energy than higher...

Slow speeds do take less energy than higher speeds, because of the aerodynamic drag.

In city driving, you spend most of your fuel during acceleration. If you learn to accelerate at the right...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-16-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,244
Posted By SLH
Here is the list of part numbers, as given by...

Here is the list of part numbers, as given by rustytank in post # 12 of that thread:

ES 350

FRONT STRUTS
4851080582 - ABSORBER ASSY, SHOCK, FRONT (RIGHT, PASSENGER SIDE) MARK 48510-33680...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-16-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,244
Posted By SLH
No. There are actually two suspension options in...

No. There are actually two suspension options in the es350. The es300h comes with the parts that are part of the "sport" package in the 350. Read this thread: ...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-16-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,244
Posted By SLH
I'm not sure I would consider an es350 a...

I'm not sure I would consider an es350 a "downgrade" from a bmw 535. I haven't personally owned a bmw since the 1980's, but my partner has one now... They have always impressed me as rather spartan...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-15-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 58,365
Posted By SLH
I just realized I haven't said anything about gas...

I just realized I haven't said anything about gas mileage, yet. ..

I didn't buy my es300h for fuel mileage. I have a long commute, but there is an HOV lane on that highway. So, I actually bought...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-15-14, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By SLH
Thank you, Les and Arty. I found some...

Thank you, Les and Arty.

I found some videos of people using the drcolorchip products... The thing I notice is the squeegee... Several people recommend using a squeegee to put the paint only...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-14-14, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By SLH
Scratch through clear coat

Some idiot dragged something across about 12 inches of my RR fender the other day. Most of the small scratches came out with just a little polishing compound. But one scratch went all the way...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-14-14, 04:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By SLH
Shiny black is the worst. It shows everything. ...

Shiny black is the worst. It shows everything. And, once the shiny finish is damaged by bird poop or sap, the spot is permanent. Other colors are not as bad.

I think that may be the reason the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-09-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By SLH
If you can find the vessel name, you can then get...

If you can find the vessel name, you can then get the ships scheduled itinerary. This is usually available from the shipping company on its web site, and there are other sources. The...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-08-14, 04:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By SLH
I keep a few small bottles of water and a roll of...

I keep a few small bottles of water and a roll of paper towels in the trunk. They don't take much space. When a bird poops on my car, I can clean it immediately, as soon as I see it. Removing the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-07-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,419
Posted By SLH
My only complaint about my ES300h is that I am...

My only complaint about my ES300h is that I am still looking for a good place to stow a couple of umbrellas. The door-pockets could easily have been made long enough for folding umbrellas...
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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-06-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,058
Posted By SLH
When the floor mat wears out and starts looking...

When the floor mat wears out and starts looking ratty, many Lexus owners will buy new floor mats. With the heel pad, the did not sell very many replacement floor mats. There is lots of markup in...
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