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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 12-07-14, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By dreyfus
I've owned my 2007 since buying it new July 2006....

I've owned my 2007 since buying it new July 2006. This is the first time I've heard of checks to ES350 owners. Obviously, no money for me so far.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 12-04-14, 04:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,997
Posted By dreyfus
Nitrogen-filled tires are just as susceptible to...

Nitrogen-filled tires are just as susceptible to pressure drop as every other tire. Regardless of what a salesman says, the laws of physics still apply.

In regards to your mileage dropping, my...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 11-13-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By dreyfus
I don't know about your options and I think fraud...

I don't know about your options and I think fraud was likely in hiding the damage. However, your CPO warranty stands no matter what. It IS warrantied as a CPO vehicle and Lexus has to honor that. ...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 10-24-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By dreyfus
Yes, I will vouch for KevinJLR.

Yes, I will vouch for KevinJLR.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-21-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By dreyfus
It depends on your provider. I have Verizon and...

It depends on your provider. I have Verizon and cannot transfer contacts from my iPhone.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By dreyfus
Look to see if the oil color is clean immediately...

Look to see if the oil color is clean immediately after servicing and compare that color to the oil on the dipstick immediately before servicing. The only way to prove they changed the filter is to...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By dreyfus
Buy the DS4s and be done with it. The flickering...

Buy the DS4s and be done with it. The flickering bulb is how they normally fail. Use the search here on CL to find instructions to replace the bulb yourself. It isn't hard but the first time can...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By dreyfus
I'm agreeing with old grump here, you're being...

I'm agreeing with old grump here, you're being way too anal about this. The 6.4 quarts is a target and not an absolute requirement. A dipstick check is not a precise measurement. Draining the oil...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By dreyfus
From a warranty standpoint you should follow the...

From a warranty standpoint you should follow the interval in the owner's manual. From a longevity standpoint you can go 7,500 miles between changes without any problem. Modern oils and especially...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-09-14, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By dreyfus
Replace ES350 HID headlight bulb

This is how the ES350 headlight bulbs typically go out. They fail intermittently first. Purchase the Phillips bulb online or through Toyota/Lexus for a lot more $$. The Toyota HID bulb is part #...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-27-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By dreyfus
You have to pair the phone to the car manually...

You have to pair the phone to the car manually the first time. After that, so long as your Bluetooth is active on your phone it will automatically connect when you start up.

I have a Verizon...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-13-14, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,137
Posted By dreyfus
My Toyota and Lexus dealers refused to do a...

My Toyota and Lexus dealers refused to do a transmission flush - refused my money. So I did it myself. Although I've had no problems, I agree that no oil lasts forever.
Forum: The Clubhouse 09-29-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,729
Posted By dreyfus
Best line, "If that's the way this is going down...

Best line, "If that's the way this is going down you're gonna need a bigger knife."
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-26-13, 04:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,372
Posted By dreyfus
I switched back and forth between octanes when my...

I switched back and forth between octanes when my car was newer while keeping careful mileage and performance records. I could detect no difference. So I've been using regular gas for five years...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-18-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By dreyfus
The OEM filters are very good. Toyota sells...

The OEM filters are very good. Toyota sells cheaper than Lexus for the same filter.

Any oil will do. They're that good now. I use Mobil 1.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 09-05-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,134
Posted By dreyfus
The difference in mileage is irrelevant. I...

The difference in mileage is irrelevant. I personally like the nav and wouldn't buy a car without it, though my 2007 software is a bit dated.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-25-13, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By dreyfus
All things being equal, a 2009 is better than a...

All things being equal, a 2009 is better than a 2007. I can't speak to whether or not the newer car is worth the added $5k to you.

As for me, my 2007 has been an exemplary car. I'm somewhere...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 08-02-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,656
Posted By dreyfus
If the dealer performed the service I would take...

If the dealer performed the service I would take it back to them for a test ride.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-14-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,124
Posted By dreyfus
It's only common sense. No fluid can last that...

It's only common sense. No fluid can last that long.
Forum: The Clubhouse 06-12-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,686
Posted By dreyfus
Some good reads here (I hope the movie doesn't...

Some good reads here (I hope the movie doesn't ruin WW Z, which I enjoyed).

I have a number of books I'm reading (or re-reading) now but will recommend THE SHACK by William Young. It's a short...
Forum: The Clubhouse 06-12-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By dreyfus
The premise that people can be turned on and off...

The premise that people can be turned on and off like this is the huge suspension-of-belief that you have to swallow to continue on with the movie. Half a second of thought would show that if all...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-02-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,732
Posted By dreyfus
I forgot, I put in a new battery earlier this...

I forgot, I put in a new battery earlier this year. That will add about $13 per year to my total cost so far.
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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 06-02-13, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,732
Posted By dreyfus
I've owned my 2007 since July of 2006. It now has...

I've owned my 2007 since July of 2006. It now has 144,000 miles on it. I replace my own oil, filters, wiper blades, a single headlight bulb, do my own brake work, rotate my tires, and have replaced...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-30-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,124
Posted By dreyfus
The issue is that you cannot drain but a couple...

The issue is that you cannot drain but a couple of quarts from the transmission by dropping the pan This leaves another ten quarts or so of old fluid in the system. Even the manual method I used of...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-23-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By dreyfus
Friends of ours remodeled their bathroom and...

Friends of ours remodeled their bathroom and found a brown paper bag full of 1920 cash in the wall ($20,000 worth). It turns out a suspected bank robber from the 20s once stayed at the house but...
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