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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 12-13-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By SLH
After cleaning with a regular cleaner and drying...

After cleaning with a regular cleaner and drying thoroughly, I use "303 Aerospace Protectant". It is made by Gold Eagle. See, www.303products.com . I don't think it is supposed to be a "cleaner",...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 12-05-14, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By SLH
The only problem seems to be your own failure to...

The only problem seems to be your own failure to understand.

Traction control does not prevent tire noise. It is not supposed to prevent tire noise or wheel spin. That is not the function of...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 12-02-14, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By SLH
Be aware that retro-fit HID headlight kits are...

Be aware that retro-fit HID headlight kits are technically illegal in all fifty states. Replacement headlight bulbs must be the same type, and emit the same light, as the OEM headlight bulb. The...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-27-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,902
Posted By SLH
I drove a Tundra as my primary vehicle for four...

I drove a Tundra as my primary vehicle for four years, and had other trucks before that. But I got tired of paying for that much fuel.... In 2008 I bought my first hybrid car (a Camry), and...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-25-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By SLH
Look closely at the page of the instructions...

Look closely at the page of the instructions titled "Wire Harness Outline", page 3 of the instructions. The connectors (M) and (N) are part of the wire harness that comes with the kit. You connect...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-24-14, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By SLH
It probably is because those vehicles _were_...

It probably is because those vehicles _were_ washed and detailed, just before they captured the images for the video-animation software. The snow in the commercial isn't real, either. It just...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-22-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By SLH
I'll second that. Look at your wiper arms,...

I'll second that.

Look at your wiper arms, and the clearance from the hood, while they are in their normal "summer" stowed position. There is at least an inch of clearance. But, as you lift the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-18-14, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By SLH
It is very easy to lose traction from a standing...

It is very easy to lose traction from a standing start in these cars, even on dry pavement. Electric motors have extremely high torque at zero RPM. Excessive torque is what causes the loss of...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-09-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By SLH
My BSM indicators seem to be sensitive to a...

My BSM indicators seem to be sensitive to a slightly larger area than I would expect. But, so far, there is always something present. Sometimes is is only a wet bush, a little farther away than I...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-08-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,333
Posted By SLH
In my Camry Hybrid, when it got to 100k miles,...

In my Camry Hybrid, when it got to 100k miles, the brake pads still looked new. I didn't bother measuring the wear, since there was obviously still lots of material remaining in the pads... It...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 11-05-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,488
Posted By SLH
Remember that product vendors are in the business...

Remember that product vendors are in the business of selling products. And, service vendors are in the business of selling services. If you let them decide the schedule and the process, they will...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-01-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,949
Posted By SLH
The navigation sucks in multiple ways -- Not only...

The navigation sucks in multiple ways -- Not only does it not mute the stereo, and does not respect the phone conversation, but it also does not find the best routes.

There are a couple of places...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-31-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,507
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+) 10-30-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
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+) 10-30-14, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
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, 11:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
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, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
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, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,925
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, 02:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,925
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, 06:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,925
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
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...
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