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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By Paul3637
Sealed Transmission is a misnomer.

The transmission is not sealed .... it just does not have a dipstick. There is a drain bolt at the bottom of the torque converter and there is on "overflow" and an "input" opening (just unscrew the...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By Paul3637
VIN tracking system did not work ... thus the new recall

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Lexus & Toyota are stiill paying for new engines when these oil lines fail and the enigne runs out of oil .... even when cars are past warranty. As it turns out, their VIN...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-22-14, 04:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 35,976
Posted By Paul3637
****** The 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 Toyota engine is on...

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The 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 Toyota engine is on Sienna, Avalon, Camry, Lexus ES & RX, Rav 4 yada yada and the vvt-i rubber oil line on those manufactured before April 2008 is their downfall ..... as...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-22-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 35,976
Posted By Paul3637
******* Check very carefully. The vvt-i oil...

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Check very carefully. The vvt-i oil line issue applies to all 2GR-FE 3.5L engines manufactured before April 2008.

I am staring at a $15K "estimate" from a Toyota dealer for a 2007 Lexus...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-20-14, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Paul3637
So they're called "domestics" even in Canada. ...

So they're called "domestics" even in Canada. That is funny. It took a LexusLS400 in 1991 to get our family away from the useless, undependable American branded cars.

My (ex) wife said it...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-20-14, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Paul3637
Instead of going down in wheel size, try better...

Instead of going down in wheel size, try better tires. Yes, 16 inch will work (same as 2006 ES330) but you will give up a lot in handling. Plus ..... what would you do for wheels????? Surely not...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-03-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,322
Posted By Paul3637
Replacement tire update July 2014

Michelin, Pirelli, & Continental all have new tires out that offer new and better choices. Please go here and see my post #27:
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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-03-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,550
Posted By Paul3637
Tire Update

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The CR 2014 auto issue is based on their 2012 test results. Since then, Michelin, Continental, and Pirelli have all come out with updated tires, not yet tested by CR. Here is...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-26-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By Paul3637
Help: Need good independent shop Nassau County/Long Island

[If not Nassau County, maybe somewhere else on Long Island]

I am trying to help someone whose oil hose failed like this:
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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-14-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,550
Posted By Paul3637
*********** Great deal on a great tire. ...

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Great deal on a great tire.

Although mine's a Camry 09V6 same powertrain and 215/55/17 tire size as ES350 (I stay on this forum since my "ex" drove ES & Camry V6 has same powertrain...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-31-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,622
Posted By Paul3637
BMW finally admits ..... it's 10K or one year for oil change

It's March 2014 now. Well ........... my son has had zero problems with Lexus despite the sub-zero temps of Chicago (he moved to Glenn Elyn IL Jan 2012).

There was/is no "severe service"...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-11-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By Paul3637
********* This is correct. Along with the...

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This is correct. Along with the above post that says the OP just wanted to know if it's OK.

I use 5W30 Mobil 1 in my 09 2GR-FE V6. Sorry It's a Camry .. I got into this forum because...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-04-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By Paul3637
************************ Dino is correct...

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Dino is correct through MY 2012, But. on the 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 they switched to synthetic in model year 2013 for the LexusES & Avalon (which share the same platform). Toyota...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-04-13, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By Paul3637
************* Amen. Toyota plants are...

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Amen. Toyota plants are extremely environmentally friendly. There is no "recycled oil" facility at the Georgetown plant to handle that much volume..

I was going to post something...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 10-27-13, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By Paul3637
Myth. Synthetic 0W20 is the factory fill for all...

Myth. Synthetic 0W20 is the factory fill for all new LexusES, Camrys and Avalons. Synthetic has been factory fill for corvette, mercedes and bmw for some time.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-30-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By Paul3637
Watch out for oil cooler hose failure

There are two oil lines that can fail on these. One is the vvt-i oil line. If you bought the car from a Lexus dealer, it should be fixed because there was a recall. The second oil line that can...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 07-27-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,268
Posted By Paul3637
You are covered --- period

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You are still under factory powetrain warranty. That means had there never been a recall, your damage would have been be covered.. Call in the district manager.
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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 05-31-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,153
Posted By Paul3637
Do you have Wal Mart do your oil changes? It's a...

Do you have Wal Mart do your oil changes? It's a lot cheaper there and your car would run the same.

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This same discussion is going on in the Gen7 Toyota forums, too !!!!!!!!!!
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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-23-13, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Paul3637
Just curious, did you ever have your transmission...

Just curious, did you ever have your transmission fluid changed ?
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-16-13, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,118
Posted By Paul3637
Absolute BS. My H rates on my camry v6 (same...

Absolute BS. My H rates on my camry v6 (same powertrain & 17" wheels as ES) were purchased at NTB in Kansas City with no caveats. They have 48K miles on them now and will go to 60K if I want to...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-13-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,118
Posted By Paul3637
No ....... at least according to Consumer Reports...

No ....... at least according to Consumer Reports testing (overall 70 for H rated, 66 for V rated). Although it does better in wet braking, it is not as good in ride, noise, & rolling resistance.
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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-11-13, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,118
Posted By Paul3637
Go Primacy H rated MXV4

Primacy is a fantastic tire

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es350-2007-2012/614698-need-help-with-tires-2007-es-350-a-2.html#post7044176

See post #11 of that thread.

Primacy is best is...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-03-13, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,784
Posted By Paul3637
Same topic keeps reappearing. Better to buy 4. Do math 1st

Go here:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es350-2007-2012/216648-es350-tires-3.html

See my posts #29 & #32

Not only are four non-oem tires better and cheaper ........ they are a super good...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-02-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,268
Posted By Paul3637
vvt-i oil hose

Too many dealers said they did the recall but really did not do it. They may have inspected the hose but not replaced it. In one case, a highlander owner had the service performed but when he took...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-19-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By Paul3637
Lexus to be built in Kentucky

Just a matter of interest:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-19/toyota-to-make-lexus-in-kentucky-amid-localization-push.html

Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) plans to build Lexus ES 350 sedans at...
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