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Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 04-13-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By jfelbab
UWQ is a nice maintenance product that can be...

UWQ is a nice maintenance product that can be used in full sun on paint, trim and glass. It doesn't dry white. Yet, I'd suggest it is not a replacement for the Ultimate Wax (liquid or paste) product...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-11-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By jfelbab
Here is a warning that can cause you some issues...

Here is a warning that can cause you some issues if you have a newer keyless RX. You can start the RX with the key fob in your pocket. I recently left home with my spouse who dropped me off for a...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-10-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By jfelbab
Sorry for your misfortune but I doubt there is...

Sorry for your misfortune but I doubt there is any compensation due for your failure to take the proper action when the warning light came on.

Not sure what your manual states but mine says:

...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-08-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By jfelbab
My 2004 RX330 total maintenance costs over 10...

My 2004 RX330 total maintenance costs over 10 years was $0.05 per mile and gasoline cost was $0.13 per mile. All maintenance was performed at the recommended intervals at the Lexus dealership. Those...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-05-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 105,559
Posted By jfelbab
My latest trip, Milwaukee, WI to Cape Coral, FL...

My latest trip, Milwaukee, WI to Cape Coral, FL and back.

This trip included some horrendous traffic delays around Tampa, Atlanta and Nashville due to road construction and accidents, still the...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 04-05-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 195,820
Posted By jfelbab
I prefer the Leather Masters Strong Leather...

I prefer the Leather Masters Strong Leather Cleaner. I mix it 50/50 with moderately hot water. I also use the Leather Master Protection Cream after cleaning. I clean and protect 3-4 times a year...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 03-30-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By jfelbab
IMO, the "depth" some products add is due to the...

IMO, the "depth" some products add is due to the way they refract and reflect light, not the physical thickness of the coating. I still use some carnauba on show cars of particular colors for that...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-24-15, 06:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,863
Posted By jfelbab
Just wondering what type and grade of oil is in...

Just wondering what type and grade of oil is in the vehicle and how long ago it was changed. Did the noise begin soon after an oil change? I might be tempted to change the oil again with a 100%...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-20-15, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By jfelbab
The inspection will let you know the condition of...

The inspection will let you know the condition of your brake pads, the status of any recalls, the condition of the battery, any leaking of fluids, any worn components and about 90 other vital test...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-19-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By jfelbab
Better... document this and send it to Lexus...

Better... document this and send it to Lexus corporate and CC the dealership owner and service manager. My dealership is anal about getting things right the first time and will do almost anything to...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 03-18-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By jfelbab
Yes. That has been my favorite exterior...

Yes. That has been my favorite exterior vinyl&rubber treatment product for many years.
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 03-16-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By jfelbab
Weatherstripping on my 1991 MR2. This is a 24...

Weatherstripping on my 1991 MR2. This is a 24 year old car that served as my daily driver for over 12. The sun will take a toll on untreated rubber and vinyl. My trim looks darn near like new. ...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-16-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 105,559
Posted By jfelbab
Perhaps partially but I'd believe most is due to...

Perhaps partially but I'd believe most is due to less friction of engine and drive train components perhaps along with the ability of the car's computer management to learn your driving style.

I...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 03-16-15, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By jfelbab
Meguiars M40 Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner. ...

Meguiars M40 Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner. Does a nice job of cleaning and leaves UV protection.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-09-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 105,559
Posted By jfelbab
New tires usually always come with a drop in fuel...

New tires usually always come with a drop in fuel economy. New tires can be over a half inch in circumference larger than worn tires. The odometer/computer doesn't know about tire circumference it...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 03-06-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By jfelbab
All cars get dirty, dark colored cars show the...

All cars get dirty, dark colored cars show the dirt a lot more readily. I apply my favorite LSP, then on a daily/bi-weekly basis I use Meg's M135 Synthetic Spray Detailer (a.k.a. Ultimate Quik...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-26-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 105,559
Posted By jfelbab
You pulling a trailer? LOL I wonder if you have...

You pulling a trailer? LOL I wonder if you have a brake pad dragging. That is really low fuel economy. I'd suspect something is not working as designed. Is that MPG value from your computer or...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-19-15, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By jfelbab
That material has both good and bad traits. The...

That material has both good and bad traits. The good, as mentioned is that is adds sound isolation. The bad... the material absorbs water and road grime and when you park in the garage after...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-17-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By jfelbab
That's what I use. Noz2Noz

That's what I use. Noz2Noz
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 02-15-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By jfelbab
If I'm doing more than 1 car I'll use a DA...

If I'm doing more than 1 car I'll use a DA otherwise I like the therapeutic value of a hand application of wax or sealants.

On my personal vehicles, my garage queen gets a carnauba wax and my...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-14-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 105,559
Posted By jfelbab
My 2014 RX AWD picked up a couple MPG right...

My 2014 RX AWD picked up a couple MPG right around 6,000 miles. Winter blend fuel dropped my fuel economy by 2-3 MPG. I'd still refer this to Lexus on your next service call to get your...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-14-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By jfelbab
Welcome to the forum Startover9 It means you...

Welcome to the forum Startover9

It means you can't trust CarFax. Many body shops don't report data to CarFax. Your vehicle was in an accident and repaired.

If you bought the vehicle from a...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-09-15, 07:05 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 105,559
Posted By jfelbab
In January, I drove my 2014 RX350 AWD from...

In January, I drove my 2014 RX350 AWD from Milwaukee to Cape Coral FL, 1384 miles, 55.8 gallons, average 24.8 MPG. The RX was heavily loaded. 100% interstate and mostly cruise set at 75 MPH. I used...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-08-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By jfelbab
Don't overlook the affect that winter blended...

Don't overlook the affect that winter blended fuel has on fuel economy. I saw an immediate 2 MPG drop in MPG when reformulated (winter) fuel hit our pumps (2014 RX350 AWD). There are so many...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 02-06-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By jfelbab
Meg's QID does leave behind some UV protection...

Meg's QID does leave behind some UV protection but no odor or glare.
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