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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-19-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,137
Posted By Paul3637
************** I'm just glad they did the right...

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I'm just glad they did the right thing by you. Glad you got a new engine.
Oh, and yes you are right, no luxury brand beats the Lexus for delivering a car with just the right...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-10-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,137
Posted By Paul3637
********* Any updates ... since been in the...

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Any updates ... since been in the shop for three or four weeks now ?
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-31-15, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,137
Posted By Paul3637
******** ******** One thing for sure ........

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One thing for sure ..... the oil light does not come on until the engine is basically out of oil and you more than likely will have some engine damage ... the question is .. How...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-26-15, 04:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,137
Posted By Paul3637
********** This was the worst mental midget...

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This was the worst mental midget example of a chain being no stronger than its weakest link ever in modern automotive history. An external engine oil line made out of weak rubber not...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 01-24-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
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) 01-24-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,137
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: 118
Views: 39,560
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: 118
Views: 39,560
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: 654
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: 654
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: 5,431
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: 3,929
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: 373
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: 3,929
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: 2,741
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: 1,754
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: 1,754
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: 1,754
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: 1,754
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: 1,476
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: 7,731
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: 4,317
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: 1,161
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: 3,231
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: 3,231
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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