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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-24-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By SLH
Think of it as the sound of money being pumped...

Think of it as the sound of money being pumped back into your gas tank.
And, if it still annoys you, turn on some music.
;-)
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-24-15, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By SLH
That seems like too much of a pressure drop to be...

That seems like too much of a pressure drop to be caused by just the temperature. According to the ideal gas law, for a constant volume, reducing temperature from 80F to 0F should reduce the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-23-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By SLH
I am sure it is a business decision. But it...

I am sure it is a business decision. But it seems very odd. Surely, the people behind Sewell Lexus have to realize that a large part of their good reputation came from the online community. They...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-14-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By SLH
The map shows the traffic on the road ahead, and...

The map shows the traffic on the road ahead, and updates that traffic information when it changes. However, the navigator does NOT route around traffic.

I normally take a route that includes...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-10-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,961
Posted By SLH
I particularly appreciate my rear power sunshade...

I particularly appreciate my rear power sunshade when there is someone behind me with his bright lights on.

If the auto-dimming rear-view mirror worked properly, it would detect the bright lights...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-08-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 68,421
Posted By SLH
I have a ES300h that the dealers in Florida call...

I have a ES300h that the dealers in Florida call "ultra luxury", pretty well loaded. Only a couple of the options are not installed...

It gets 36 mpg, on average. Slightly better on surface...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-04-15, 12:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,961
Posted By SLH
I agree the NAV is very poor. And that's being...

I agree the NAV is very poor. And that's being charitable. A $150 Garmin both finds better routes, and comes with map updates. For ten times that price, Toyota/Lexus really should do at least as...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-01-15, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By SLH
Even young people who are drunk or using drugs...

Even young people who are drunk or using drugs usually do not abuse their own vehicles that badly. Dents and tires cost money, and most people quickly learn to avoid those costs. I expect those...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 01-31-15, 04:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,961
Posted By SLH
Mine is a 300h with the UL package, ML radio,...

Mine is a 300h with the UL package, ML radio, plus some of the options.

The Intuitive Parking Assist is helpful for getting into tight parking spaces.
The Blind Spot Monitor w/ Rear Cross Traffic...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 01-29-15, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By SLH
That sounds like the entertainment system. All...

That sounds like the entertainment system. All of the radio, phone, and navigation components are part of one system. They all connect to one computer, and share the display screen. Perhaps that...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 12-13-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
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: 769
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: 1,559
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: 2,353
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: 348
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: 1,163
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: 826
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: 1,163
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: 1,194
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: 3,831
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: 1,834
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: 8,585
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: 26
Views: 4,453
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: 1,915
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: 637
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...
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