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Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-27-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By pauljcl
In addition to BITOG, which is an excellent site,...

In addition to BITOG, which is an excellent site, I am taking the liberty of referencing another site which I found very informative. [I believe it comes via one of the BMW forums.]
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Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-26-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By pauljcl
+1 - Today's synthetic oils are great. The Toyota...

+1 - Today's synthetic oils are great. The Toyota synthetic oil is a very very good oil. Just use that one and you will be fine.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-23-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By pauljcl
I installed the Toyota/Lexus hitch, part number...

I installed the Toyota/Lexus hitch, part number PT228-48045. I don't believe it looked as bad as the one you show.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-08-15, 12:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,318
Posted By pauljcl
I did. Check with your dealer.

I did. Check with your dealer.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-05-15, 11:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,318
Posted By pauljcl
Yes, they did a great job. I had it done at Lexus...

Yes, they did a great job. I had it done at Lexus of Kendall. They kept the car for two days. There were two very very slightly misaligned (small) panels/seams - but I am an obsessive perfectionist....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-04-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,318
Posted By pauljcl
I jjust got my letter today - 2009RX350 - and it...

I jjust got my letter today - 2009RX350 - and it does not explicitly include the door panels. But my panels are OK so far. I applied for reimbursement of the net amount (i.e after Lexus assistance) I...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-27-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By pauljcl
I don't know what a 'driving light' is, but the...

I don't know what a 'driving light' is, but the tailights DO come 'automatically' when the parking lights, and low or high beams are turned on.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-23-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By pauljcl
Fog lights are to be used when there is fog. When...

Fog lights are to be used when there is fog. When there is fog, your high beams (which are not directed 'low') are reflected back to you and blind you more than when you do not use them. I know that...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-12-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,318
Posted By pauljcl
I have still not received any letter. Does anyone...

I have still not received any letter. Does anyone know if it has been posted on-line or on any Toyota or Lexus website?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-30-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,318
Posted By pauljcl
Well, no letter received yet! I am in Miami and...

Well, no letter received yet! I am in Miami and own a 2009RX350, which had the dash changed this past Spring. I am looking forward to getting a refund of the partial payment I made (Lexus having paid...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-15-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By pauljcl
If you can plug it into a power outlet, you can...

If you can plug it into a power outlet, you can find them at $20 or less (check Amazon - ebay - autozone - newegg etc... or a google search). I have a couple (two cars!) and the better ones cycle in...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-15-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By pauljcl
Will you let us know how it works?

Will you let us know how it works?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-14-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By pauljcl
I agree that the dipstick is hard to read,...

I agree that the dipstick is hard to read, particularly with new-ish oil. However, speaking for myself, I noticed that my 2009 RX350 doesn't seem to use oil - it still shows 'full' or so close that...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-12-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By pauljcl
Maybe you could file down the device you use, so...

Maybe you could file down the device you use, so that insertion and extraction would be easier?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-06-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By pauljcl
Absolutely correct. The windows need to be reset...

Absolutely correct. The windows need to be reset one by one. (It happened to me.) The button on the driver's door to limit window movements is only so that one can prevent rear passengers from moving...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-05-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By pauljcl
I found that my Ecopias took about 1500 miles to...

I found that my Ecopias took about 1500 miles to be quieter and achieve their fuel efficiency. Wait a bit more before giving your opinion......
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-05-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By pauljcl
No, it is not normal. It would appear they...

No, it is not normal. It would appear they disconnected the warming light (strange....!)
"My" Costco did not 'do' TPMS changes - I thus changed tires and am still fine. Another post stated that they...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-04-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By pauljcl
Great article. Thank you.

Great article. Thank you.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-30-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By pauljcl
If you had your rims/tires roadforce balanced, I...

If you had your rims/tires roadforce balanced, I would return where they did the job and complain. Good luck, anyway!
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-30-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By pauljcl
No difference, no vibration. Closing in on ticket...

No difference, no vibration. Closing in on ticket territory though!
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-26-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By pauljcl
If you have a slight shake at 80mph, it is most...

If you have a slight shake at 80mph, it is most probably due to imperfect balancing. That is the speed at which it shows up most in the RX (18" wheels).
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-25-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By pauljcl
The RX is normally very smooth all the way to top...

The RX is normally very smooth all the way to top speed of 110mph or so (170 km/h). If yours vibrates, it is that something is not OK. If you are sure your rims and tires are OK, then it is something...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-24-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,185
Posted By pauljcl
The chart you show seems to indicate that ALL the...

The chart you show seems to indicate that ALL the RXs can use the Toyota 0W20 oil.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-24-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By pauljcl
Indeed. The dealer recommended it (Toyota 0W-20)...

Indeed. The dealer recommended it (Toyota 0W-20) and it seems it contains a 'special' additive pack in addition to the base Mobil 1 oil. They say change in 10 mos. or 10K miles, which comes first....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-24-14, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By pauljcl
Seriously - several methods: 1. Check the gauge...

Seriously - several methods:
1. Check the gauge against a known gauge (e.g. at a tire shop or at a Lexus dealer)
2. Preferred method. - Lexus recommends 30 psi all around (I have an AWD...
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