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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-21-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By 01LEXPL
You'll be fine, even without the battery tender....

You'll be fine, even without the battery tender. If it was the middle of winter with -30c and you keep it outside I'd expect a dead battery... given it's spring now, you have nothing to fear.

If...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 04-20-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By 01LEXPL
Recalls are more "serious", so they HAVE to be...

Recalls are more "serious", so they HAVE to be done. Hell, I just had a couple done on an RX330 last year! The manufacturer plays it safe, since they don't want a lawsuit...

Now, TSB [technical...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 04-19-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By 01LEXPL
Drive it, make sure the trans isn't acting...

Drive it, make sure the trans isn't acting funny...

If you google "GSxxx transmission" it'll pull up CL with many threads. Not saying they're all ****ed, but some people have had issues.
It's the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-18-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,589
Posted By 01LEXPL
Again, 2009 recession, I'm sure you can recall...

Again, 2009 recession, I'm sure you can recall that. People losing their homes, yet a ~15k difference which severely cut into sales for a good three year stretch of the 5ES...

Proportionately......
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 04-18-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,589
Posted By 01LEXPL
LOL! I'm a fan of both, the 13's since they made...

LOL! I'm a fan of both, the 13's since they made away with the blob look that sort of followed on the 07-12's since the 2004 body style...


No. An understated look is what they did with your 05,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-02-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By 01LEXPL
I sold my '01 with 152k here in Canada for ~4400$...

I sold my '01 with 152k here in Canada for ~4400$

My car was a salvage, and another accident on file during my ownership. You'd never know... same with my current car...

I'd pay the asking, as...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-22-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By 01LEXPL
It is, if you want it to be. And if you're...

It is, if you want it to be.

And if you're afraid of having to invest some time with a few trips to a mech. well, then I'd suggest looking at something of the 4banger toyota/honda variety.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-22-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By 01LEXPL
similar, I don't remember anymore, as I ordered...

similar, I don't remember anymore, as I ordered from a guide I found on a japanese website.

But the numbers; t4.2 & t4.5 seem to ring a bell. I suggest just ordering a bunch of those, like 10x of...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-22-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By 01LEXPL
Get a quote for a timing belt, water pump, cam...

Get a quote for a timing belt, water pump, cam seals [the FULL job], along with coolant flush. Guaranteed the brake fluid has never been changed, that is a must do right away.

Same goes for the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-21-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By 01LEXPL
If you take apart the mirror switch [which I...

If you take apart the mirror switch [which I did], you will find a bulb... It's super easy to take out, pop that panel out, disconnect wire harness, then the switch will have small tabs [I suggest a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-20-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By 01LEXPL
ECU relearns when battery cables are removed and...

ECU relearns when battery cables are removed and touched together to clear the capacitors and all memory [fully].

The jerk is common, as in all of the ES330/RX330/50 have it. There's a newer...
Forum: NX Models 02-18-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,315
Posted By 01LEXPL
I'm not arguing the 2GR here, I was responding to...

I'm not arguing the 2GR here, I was responding to make a point regarding what can run 87, ie. the 2GR and that a turbo motor should not be running the same fuel type due to compression difference.
...
Forum: NX Models 02-18-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By 01LEXPL
Give it some time OP. I'm sure that companies...

Give it some time OP. I'm sure that companies like COBB already have their eye on this motor for the near future.

Even with off the shelf, safe tunes, these cars will be able to crank out more...
Forum: NX Models 02-18-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By 01LEXPL
What a wicked storm trooper. I like it.

What a wicked storm trooper. I like it.
Forum: NX Models 02-18-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,315
Posted By 01LEXPL
The EX/ES use a completely different motor with...

The EX/ES use a completely different motor with lower compression. Instead of a Turbo-4 they run a smooth V6. It does not need the fuel properties of high-test to run efficiently.

Good on you for...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-16-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By 01LEXPL
Try some basic things first before. I had a scare...

Try some basic things first before. I had a scare like this once in mine. It did it randomly, and I always came to a complete stop before switching gears.

I took it to my mech, no codes nothing....
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 02-15-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By 01LEXPL
Are you 'marrying' this car? [planning to own...

Are you 'marrying' this car? [planning to own longer than 5yers]

Are you dumping it in 3-4yrs?

Option one, I would replace. I urge you all to read this thread [this topic comes up on every...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-15-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By 01LEXPL
Guaranteed they wont. They'll "inspect it", aka,...

Guaranteed they wont. They'll "inspect it", aka, what they do on the very-much recalled 3GS' with the leaky waterpumps.
Forum: NX Models 02-15-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By 01LEXPL
Your gauge is likely in MegaPascale's [mPa] since...

Your gauge is likely in MegaPascale's [mPa] since the numbers are so 'small', unlike aftermarket gauges which read PSI.

Here's a good read about your setup, yes it is Subaru but the same...
Forum: CT 200h Model 02-14-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By 01LEXPL
It's great as commuter car to put around the...

It's great as commuter car to put around the city.

But it's gutless, the MPG make up for it.

Can't win them all.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-14-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By 01LEXPL
I'd roll the dice, only because these components...

I'd roll the dice, only because these components are really good that Lexus puts into their cars...

Look at the LS400 forums, the guys on there do 150-200k on the original timing belt, and it's...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-14-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By 01LEXPL
Yikes, another one bites the dust. I'm...

Yikes, another one bites the dust.

I'm wondering why the car is "stuck", when my trans **** the bed, I lost all except for 1st gear & reverse. Neutral was fine.

I would try and disconnect the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-13-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By 01LEXPL
No issues. It started all of a sudden in the...

No issues. It started all of a sudden in the drive-thru with the shuddering you described... you can really feel it in the steering column. I did have an intermittent CEL, after a couple of days with...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-12-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By 01LEXPL
Yes it can, and in my case [and many others on...

Yes it can, and in my case [and many others on here] it did.

Change both, around 100$ Aftermarket for the pair.
For some reason the ECU trips that series of codes when this happens.

What...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-12-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By 01LEXPL
Two things; 1. I LOVE your car. Seriously, what...

Two things;
1. I LOVE your car. Seriously, what a beautiful example, that was my goal for mine, but I sold it...

2. I think the offset is killing you. The 7.5 et42 is tight, a 5mm spacer SHOULD...
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