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Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-17-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Droid13
They'll probably replace $10,000 worth of parts...

They'll probably replace $10,000 worth of parts before discovering it was a loose wire.;)
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-16-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,298
Posted By Droid13
I've gotta say, forget the USB stick thing. I...

I've gotta say, forget the USB stick thing. I started out with that, but when my son cracked the screen on his old iPod (that still worked), he got a new one and I took it the old one to connect...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-10-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,059
Posted By Droid13
It's obvious you were oversold on the...

It's obvious you were oversold on the functionality of the EV mode by the sales person. I don't know how much responsibility Lexus itself takes over the statements made by individual sales people or...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-10-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Droid13
I'm going to guess the vehicle might have slid...

I'm going to guess the vehicle might have slid off the road sideways, causing damage to one wheel and scuffing on other wheel requiring the repair and refinishing, coupled with some minor damage to...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-09-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By Droid13
Ah, the General... I made regular donations to...

Ah, the General... I made regular donations to him in the 90s seeing as how I work within spitting distance of one of their assembly plants, but I ended up making too many donations to the tow truck...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-08-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By Droid13
Ah, Mark, I feel your pain. Toyota/Lexus extended...

Ah, Mark, I feel your pain. Toyota/Lexus extended warranty pricing in Canada is ridiculous, but so is the part pricing. The last 3 cars I've purchased I have agonized myself over the extended...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-08-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Droid13
I agree it can save a lot of annoyance just to...

I agree it can save a lot of annoyance just to replace the battery at regular intervals, but just FYI, you don't have to walk just because the battery dies. The fob can be recognized even when the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-05-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Droid13
It sounds like they had a simple "scheduled...

It sounds like they had a simple "scheduled maintenance" type alert setup. If so, it would have showed up at the date or mileage selected regardless of whether your fob battery was pooched or not....
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-05-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Droid13
It depends on a lot of things, so many variables...

It depends on a lot of things, so many variables are being considered at any moment. But just some of my own insights:


It is not a priority to use the battery as much as possible all the time....
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-24-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Droid13
Been there since the 2010 model. Which...

Been there since the 2010 model.

Which brings me to a question I've had in the back of my head on the same subject. Which is better, mirror indicators that flash to the side/front like the RX, or...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-24-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Droid13
Maybe someone fancied themselves a skilled "entry...

Maybe someone fancied themselves a skilled "entry technician"...

My same window was broken by the dealer as they tried to pop out a door dent by sliding some tool down the side of the window.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-21-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,761
Posted By Droid13
True enough, even subjective opinions can change...

True enough, even subjective opinions can change over time I think too. I found it interesting to have someone complain how hard the seats are, and I found them too soft at first. My previous car had...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-29-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,445
Posted By Droid13
True in practice only because of a limitation in...

True in practice only because of a limitation in the application of the design, not a limitation of the design concept itself. In theory more power could be split off the electrical power being...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-27-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,445
Posted By Droid13
Torque steer mainly affects the more seasoned...

Torque steer mainly affects the more seasoned folks like myself that primarily learned to drive RWD vehicles and got used to using a single finger stuck through the steering wheel spokes to correct...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-21-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,445
Posted By Droid13
A lot of people will recognize this as a common...

A lot of people will recognize this as a common complaint with Toyota's hybrids. It's interesting how the human brain makes associations like this, that performance must obviously and naturally be...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-20-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,445
Posted By Droid13
It's all about the torque. Even though the RX450H...

It's all about the torque. Even though the RX450H has more HP, it has less torque than the RX350. Atkinson cycle engines used in hybrids are not very good at torque, the reason why they just don't...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-07-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Droid13
Search the forum and you'll find lots of...

Search the forum and you'll find lots of discussion about this on both sides, plenty of logic, facts, figures, opinions, and first hand experiences.

Unless you experience a specific and noticeable...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-03-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Droid13
If you turn the heat on, the engine will continue...

If you turn the heat on, the engine will continue to run until the coolant is at sufficient operating temperature to heat the interior. If it's really cold out, well below freezing, the engine will...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-02-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Droid13
Conventional cars naturally get better numbers at...

Conventional cars naturally get better numbers at highway speed because they spend a lot more time at steady speeds, much less stopping and accelerating. Obviously a very efficient way to drive. Any...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-01-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Droid13
I think it's all a matter of degrees. Valve...

I think it's all a matter of degrees. Valve timing degrees that is. The Aktinson/Otto switching engines, as Toyota calls them, implements variable valve timing system with a wider range of adjustment...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-01-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Droid13
Most likely changes in the hybrid system are...

Most likely changes in the hybrid system are technical rather than architectural. The electric motors will be smaller/lighter or more powerful for a given size and weight. The inverter and electrics...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-29-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,938
Posted By Droid13
2 really young kids? My opinion is stay with RX,...

2 really young kids? My opinion is stay with RX, you'll want every millimeter of space you can get. I haven't personally seen the NX, but if it is indeed 5% to 7% smaller, you'll appreciate the extra...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 09-28-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,892
Posted By Droid13
More specific question on the RWD system on the...

More specific question on the RWD system on the GS450h. What does it have in terms of technology to make winter driving as tame as possible without making it suffer?

I grew up driving RWD in the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-23-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Droid13
I used some glow-in-the-dark stickers designed...

I used some glow-in-the-dark stickers designed for home light switches from eBay (at least Australian light switches, they must have different types of light switches there as I do because I remember...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-08-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Droid13
Oh, and one thing that's not in the manual, it...

Oh, and one thing that's not in the manual, it sends everything it sees back to the NSA for "vehicle diagostic studies".
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