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Forum: Car Chat 01-23-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Johnny
Talk to dealers near the border - not necessarily...

Talk to dealers near the border - not necessarily Lexus dealers either, as Lexus car dealers are not often close to the border, due to lack of demand; a Toyota dealer is a good start. You'll find...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,246
Posted By Johnny
Read the Disclaimers on the website; the Dealer...

Read the Disclaimers on the website; the Dealer is the most up-to-date information resource. Good that they gave you a few bucks, but that is just goodwill, not compensation.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,164
Posted By Johnny
Whaaat? Four gallons is a quarter tank, which...

Whaaat? Four gallons is a quarter tank, which will easily get you 75 miles. I've run the needle down to the line, and when it crosses that line, the car has less than a half-gallon. I've run out of...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,508
Posted By Johnny
This is an urban legend. Power steering, or boost...

This is an urban legend. Power steering, or boost as you call it, is designed to assist the driver at low speeds or when the car is not moving. When you are traveling at normal or high speed, the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,562
Posted By Johnny
In North America we are more overt, and...

In North America we are more overt, and manufacturers like to advertize at every opportunity.

If mounting a billboard onto the hitch was considered acceptable, we'd all be driving around with one....
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 116,925
Posted By Johnny
Here's a procedure I wrote when I programmed my...

Here's a procedure I wrote when I programmed my LS 460, LS 600hL and later my RX 350. The Lexus manuals are ambiguous, but the bottom line for Lexus cars is that the Homelink buttons in the vehicle...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-26-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,562
Posted By Johnny
The finished look; now that's a "hidden hitch"!...

The finished look; now that's a "hidden hitch"! The wiring can be stuffed in for a cleaner look!
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-25-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 32,209
Posted By Johnny
I believe this smaller oil drain "valve" is there...

I believe this smaller oil drain "valve" is there for users who don't feel the need to change their oil filter at every oil change. I still take the whole thing apart, but there is no need to.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-25-12, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,256
Posted By Johnny
Those alloy wheels on the RX 350 Sport are not...

Those alloy wheels on the RX 350 Sport are not chromed, but a paint finish. Big difference!
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-25-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By Johnny
Accidents will happen! If someone walks in...

Accidents will happen! If someone walks in between your car and the next, and turns just as your rear hatch is rising, they could get a nasty bruise if they collide with it. It's all about timing,...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-22-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,562
Posted By Johnny
Here are a few pics; I have others available as...

Here are a few pics; I have others available as well. Curt's install procedure is very accurate and detailed, and is filled with informative pics.

The attached detail the following:

1. The...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-22-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,936
Posted By Johnny
To OP: My RX 350 has about 70,000 kilometres on...

To OP: My RX 350 has about 70,000 kilometres on it, and my brake pads have 50% measured thickness on them. I live in the save part of the World as you do on Westwood Plateau, and my driving profile...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-22-12, 12:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,562
Posted By Johnny
Bought Curt #13541 Hitch, Wiring Connector...

Bought Curt #13541 Hitch, Wiring Connector #56083, and Towing Starter Kit #45534. 2-Day included delivery, for $208 (using "welcomeback" discount code with my reseller). Installed today in about an...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-26-12, 01:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,988
Posted By Johnny
Not this debate again... :egads: I thought this...

Not this debate again... :egads: I thought this thread was about Regular vs Premium...

Read this 5-year old article and make up your own mind.
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Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-25-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By Johnny
Most aftermarket HID low-beam conversion kits are...

Most aftermarket HID low-beam conversion kits are "unmasked", and while they do provide the owner with excellent forward-looking lighting characteristics, they blind oncoming cars, and can be...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-25-12, 12:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 28,382
Posted By Johnny
I was told machining of the rotors would be over...

I was told machining of the rotors would be over and above. Like a Toyota Parts & Service guy in Bellingham once quipped when I was buying oil filters a while back, "If these parts are for a Lexus,...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-24-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 28,382
Posted By Johnny
The rotors are fine as long as you don't get into...

The rotors are fine as long as you don't get into the 1 mm wear zone. In my opinion, Lexus rotors are so predictable, there may never be a need to machine them. I'm not a big fan of doing that as it...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-23-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,258
Posted By Johnny
It's been a while since I've visited here, but...

It's been a while since I've visited here, but just to add to previous posters' comments, the Hybrid is indeed made in Japan, but so is the RX 350 Sport Edition.

That's the one with the 19" dark...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-23-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 28,382
Posted By Johnny
2010 RX350 DIY Brakes vs Lexus Dealer

My odo is coming up to 70,000 kms (abt. 44,000 miles), so I wandered into my dealership to inquire about a 4-corner service. I was weighing this against doing the work myself. I have done many of my...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-21-12, 09:46 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 47,360
Posted By Johnny
Brochure Here!...

Brochure Here! (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/13/2013-lexus-rx-redesign-revealed-in-leaked-brochure/)
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-09-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,710
Posted By Johnny
Asleep at the wheel. :)

Asleep at the wheel. :)
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-30-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By Johnny
Interesting... Lexus has put in a SS scuff plate...

Interesting... Lexus has put in a SS scuff plate for the trunk sill.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-30-11, 06:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,710
Posted By Johnny
2012 RX450h shown - RX350 is the same... In...

2012 RX450h shown - RX350 is the same...

In Canada, here: http://www.lexus.ca/lexus/experience/en/home/vehicles/specs/BC1BAC2012/specs_features.jsp?model=BC1BAC&year=2012

In the US, here:...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-30-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,710
Posted By Johnny
Anyone know when Lexus eliminated the 19" tire...

Anyone know when Lexus eliminated the 19" tire size on the RX?

According to their current models (2012) website, only 18" tires are available now.
Forum: Digital Photography 11-04-11, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By Johnny
I was in Thailand from Sep. 30th until Oct. 31st....

I was in Thailand from Sep. 30th until Oct. 31st. to shoot a wedding in Issan & Samui. Managed to avoid the problem through vigilant scheduling. Issan is nice and dry of course, but I stopped over on...
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