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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 06-06-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 84,981
Posted By Johnny
That is odd... My assumptions about the shark's...

That is odd... My assumptions about the shark's were evidently wrong. Mine is a 02/2015 build. I wonder if that had anything to do with it...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 06-03-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 84,981
Posted By Johnny
Yes, we do have XM, however this is the Executive...

Yes, we do have XM, however this is the Executive (Ultra) Edition, and a shark's fin antenna cannot be mounted on the glass panoramic roof. The antenna in this case is mounted on the trunk hood.
Forum: RX - Fourth Generation 06-02-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,422
Posted By Johnny
Not surprised with the UK prices, however if it's...

Not surprised with the UK prices, however if it's any comfort, a well-kitted out RX in Thailand goes for 6,090,000 Thai Baht. That's about 118,000 or US$ 181,000...

All nations that have...
Forum: RX - Fourth Generation 06-02-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,267
Posted By Johnny
BMW SUVs are made in the US. Lexus RX Hybrid...

BMW SUVs are made in the US.
Lexus RX Hybrid and Sport editions are made in Japan.
Other RX versions are mostly made in Canada.
The RX and other Lexus products retain their value much better than...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 06-02-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 84,981
Posted By Johnny
2015 ES 350 Executive (Ultra) Edition, Atomic...

2015 ES 350 Executive (Ultra) Edition, Atomic Silver (02/15 Build)
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-31-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 42,488
Posted By Johnny
I apologize for disappearing for the last three...

I apologize for disappearing for the last three years. Frequent travels to SE Asia over that time took its toll on my ability to monitor my threads. However, I'm back and can follow up on a number of...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 05-25-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,198
Posted By Johnny
You have to ignore the bravado and pushiness from...

You have to ignore the bravado and pushiness from sales staff. Take the lead, be assertive and find another staffer if you don't like the idiot that accosted you, going even to the point of seeking...
Forum: Car Chat 01-23-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Johnny
Talk to dealers near the border - not necessarily...

Talk to dealers near the border - not necessarily Lexus dealers either, as Lexus car dealers are not often close to the border, due to lack of demand; a Toyota dealer is a good start. You'll find...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,952
Posted By Johnny
Read the Disclaimers on the website; the Dealer...

Read the Disclaimers on the website; the Dealer is the most up-to-date information resource. Good that they gave you a few bucks, but that is just goodwill, not compensation.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,895
Posted By Johnny
Whaaat? Four gallons is a quarter tank, which...

Whaaat? Four gallons is a quarter tank, which will easily get you 75 miles. I've run the needle down to the line, and when it crosses that line, the car has less than a half-gallon. I've run out of...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,629
Posted By Johnny
This is an urban legend. Power steering, or boost...

This is an urban legend. Power steering, or boost as you call it, is designed to assist the driver at low speeds or when the car is not moving. When you are traveling at normal or high speed, the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 29,328
Posted By Johnny
In North America we are more overt, and...

In North America we are more overt, and manufacturers like to advertize at every opportunity.

If mounting a billboard onto the hitch was considered acceptable, we'd all be driving around with one....
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-30-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 157,030
Posted By Johnny
Here's a procedure I wrote when I programmed my...

Here's a procedure I wrote when I programmed my LS 460, LS 600hL and later my RX 350. The Lexus manuals are ambiguous, but the bottom line for Lexus cars is that the Homelink buttons in the vehicle...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-26-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 29,328
Posted By Johnny
The finished look; now that's a "hidden hitch"!...

The finished look; now that's a "hidden hitch"! The wiring can be stuffed in for a cleaner look!
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-25-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,992
Posted By Johnny
I believe this smaller oil drain "valve" is there...

I believe this smaller oil drain "valve" is there for users who don't feel the need to change their oil filter at every oil change. I still take the whole thing apart, but there is no need to.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-25-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,318
Posted By Johnny
Those alloy wheels on the RX 350 Sport are not...

Those alloy wheels on the RX 350 Sport are not chromed, but a paint finish. Big difference!
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-25-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By Johnny
Accidents will happen! If someone walks in...

Accidents will happen! If someone walks in between your car and the next, and turns just as your rear hatch is rising, they could get a nasty bruise if they collide with it. It's all about timing,...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-22-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 29,328
Posted By Johnny
Here are a few pics; I have others available as...

Here are a few pics; I have others available as well. Curt's install procedure is very accurate and detailed, and is filled with informative pics.

The attached detail the following:

1. The...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-22-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,753
Posted By Johnny
To OP: My RX 350 has about 70,000 kilometres on...

To OP: My RX 350 has about 70,000 kilometres on it, and my brake pads have 50% measured thickness on them. I live in the save part of the World as you do on Westwood Plateau, and my driving profile...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-21-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 29,328
Posted By Johnny
Bought Curt #13541 Hitch, Wiring Connector...

Bought Curt #13541 Hitch, Wiring Connector #56083, and Towing Starter Kit #45534. 2-Day included delivery, for $208 (using "welcomeback" discount code with my reseller). Installed today in about an...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-26-12, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,261
Posted By Johnny
Not this debate again... :egads: I thought this...

Not this debate again... :egads: I thought this thread was about Regular vs Premium...

Read this 5-year old article and make up your own mind.
...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-25-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,877
Posted By Johnny
Most aftermarket HID low-beam conversion kits are...

Most aftermarket HID low-beam conversion kits are "unmasked", and while they do provide the owner with excellent forward-looking lighting characteristics, they blind oncoming cars, and can be...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-24-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 42,488
Posted By Johnny
I was told machining of the rotors would be over...

I was told machining of the rotors would be over and above. Like a Toyota Parts & Service guy in Bellingham once quipped when I was buying oil filters a while back, "If these parts are for a Lexus,...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-24-12, 01:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 42,488
Posted By Johnny
The rotors are fine as long as you don't get into...

The rotors are fine as long as you don't get into the 1 mm wear zone. In my opinion, Lexus rotors are so predictable, there may never be a need to machine them. I'm not a big fan of doing that as it...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-23-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,892
Posted By Johnny
It's been a while since I've visited here, but...

It's been a while since I've visited here, but just to add to previous posters' comments, the Hybrid is indeed made in Japan, but so is the RX 350 Sport Edition.

That's the one with the 19" dark...
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