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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-19-15, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By SLH
Probably, neither of those. The ECU controls...

Probably, neither of those. The ECU controls the fuel injectors, so it should not need to monitor or measure the flow. That is, the Engine Controller operates the fuel injectors, telling them when...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-13-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By SLH
I have the parchment interior in my ES300h UL. ...

I have the parchment interior in my ES300h UL. It is a lighter shade than I have had in previous cars with similar colors. The plastic on the door sills shows a scuff every time anyone touches any...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-11-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By SLH
The most efficient strategy is to avoid braking...

The most efficient strategy is to avoid braking at all, and to use the minimum amount of brake when it is needed.

If you accelerate until it become necessary to apply heavy brake, you are wasting...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-03-15, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By SLH
I put my wireless Qi charger on top of my...

I put my wireless Qi charger on top of my dresser, in the bedroom. My S5 phone generally holds charge all day. I do keep a charger cord in the car, just in case, but have never yet had to use it.
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-24-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
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, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,411
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, 10:36 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,110
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+) 02-03-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,411
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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
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, 03:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,411
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, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
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, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
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, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
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, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
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, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,508
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, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
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, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
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, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,123
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,908
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...
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