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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-10-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Paul3637
*********** Agree (except for the maybe the...

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Agree (except for the maybe the plugs). Lexus says change brake fluid every 30K so register at Lexus.com and look at the vehicle history. If not serviced by a Lexus dealer and brake...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-06-15, 02:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,086
Posted By Paul3637
******** 2012 Model Year Lexus started...

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2012 Model Year Lexus started recommending 87 Octane and 268 HP vs 272 ......... same as Camry. The car will take lower octane without engine damage. But watch out. I took a 10% gas...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-06-15, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Paul3637
Premier does not hack it/ Primacy is best. Michelin flunked out.

If you got 33K on Turanza with a UTQG rating of 260 .... you'll probably get about 60,000 out of V rated Primacy with UTQG rating of 500.. I got 8,500 miles out of my OEM Turanzas - 65,000 out of H...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-04-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,086
Posted By Paul3637
******* You should be running nothing but mobil...

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You should be running nothing but mobil #1 5W30.

Regardless that "most recalls were done" ........
the only one that matters is the vvt-i oil line
Make certain this oil line was...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-22-15, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Paul3637
*********** Correct. about oil contaminants. ...

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Correct. about oil contaminants. However the GM, Ford, Chrysler, and Honda OLM (Oil Life Monitoring) systems are based on algorithms that incolude load, temperature, trip legnth, miles,...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-20-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Paul3637
******** This thread covers it. Note towards...

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This thread covers it. Note towards the end how an employee of a Lexus dealer was told there were "no recalls" on his 2007 Lexus ES350. Less than two weeks later oil hose burst and ruined...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-20-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Paul3637
******* Thanks. Good news. No help needed...

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Thanks. Good news. No help needed because Toyota and Lexus both extended the vvt-i oil hose recall to Dec 2021. Result: Free engine rebuild.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-20-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Paul3637
A bit off topic - But check for recalls

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If you've not been taking your car to the dealer, I suggest you take it to a lexus dealer and make certain the vvt-i oil line recall has been performed or you may find yourself with a...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-19-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,056
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, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,056
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, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,056
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, 03:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,056
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, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,056
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, 03:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 44,787
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, 04:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 44,787
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, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
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, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,694
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, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,897
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, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
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, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,897
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, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,993
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, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
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, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
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...
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