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Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By SLH
Around here, they use two distinctly different...

Around here, they use two distinctly different kids of macadam paving. One is smooth. When driving on that, the tires are nearly silent. The other is quite rough. When driving on that, it can be...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 08-01-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By SLH
You should be aware that the hybrid is not really...

You should be aware that the hybrid is not really an advantage for cruising at highway speed. For constant-speed highway driving, the fuel mileage is about the same as the non-hybrid version. The...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-27-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By SLH
Yup, that's a CYA sticker, for sure. There's...

Yup, that's a CYA sticker, for sure. There's one on my car, too.

If you have ever shopped for a ladder at Home Depot, you learn to recognize them.
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-20-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By SLH
I used to own a Camry, though it was not the...

I used to own a Camry, though it was not the current model. The difference is in battery placement and rear-seat space.

In the hybrid Camry, the batteries are positioned laying down, the right...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-18-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,844
Posted By SLH
Many of these cars come to the dealer with 40+...

Many of these cars come to the dealer with 40+ psi in the tires. Higher tire pressure stores better, if the car has to be parked for a few months. The dealer is supposed to adjust tire-pressure in...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-07-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By SLH
There are two major differences between the...

There are two major differences between the 12-volt battery in an ES300h and the 12-volt battery in most cars.

In an ES300h, the little 12-volt battery is an AGM battery. Regular "flooded"...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-07-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,523
Posted By SLH
The vast majority of the wear in a regular manual...

The vast majority of the wear in a regular manual transmission is on the synchromesh friction-cones, not the drive gears. That wear occurs during shifting, as the friction-cones engage to match the...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-06-15, 05:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By SLH
Most of the noise in most cars comes from the...

Most of the noise in most cars comes from the interaction between the tire and the road surface. (Cars with intentionally loud exhaust or stereo systems are, of course, the exceptions.)

A very...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-05-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By SLH
After being involved in a t-bone crash, some...

After being involved in a t-bone crash, some years ago, that video is just amazing. In 2000, my Maxima was totaled when a kid driving a 240Z hit it. He spun-out on a curve, while I was driving in...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-03-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By SLH
I have put air-compressors and tanks in other...

I have put air-compressors and tanks in other vehicles, but mainly for air horns. (Around here, most drivers just don't hear electric horns, especially when they are distracted and doing stupid...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-02-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By SLH
I bought fuel today, and took a good look at the...

I bought fuel today, and took a good look at the fuel inlet. The inlet is mounted in a black flexible gasket (looks like neoprene). The mounting gasket has a little give, so it moves slightly under...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 07-01-15, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By SLH
I think the sensor is sensing the inside air, and...

I think the sensor is sensing the inside air, and the car is trying to push the fumes _out_ by introducing more outside "fresh" air. It doesn't seem to realize that the outside air is the source of...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-21-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By SLH
The usual cause of a brake warning light is that...

The usual cause of a brake warning light is that a sensor detects a problem in the brake system. It would be foolish to assume that the problem is only a defective sensor. There could be an actual...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-20-15, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By SLH
The maintenance-required message is just a...

The maintenance-required message is just a reminder to do the scheduled maintenance. It comes up a little before 5000 miles after the last time it was reset. They are supposed to reset the thing...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-16-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By SLH
You almost certainly do not need to buy a whole...

You almost certainly do not need to buy a whole new console system. The existing system almost certainly has inputs to accept video from a rear-view camera. It is just a matter of finding out which...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-13-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By SLH
If the engine has any problem in the ignition or...

If the engine has any problem in the ignition or fuel system that would cause a misfire, the ECU should record a "code". Every dealer, and almost every independent mechanic, and most auto-parts...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-07-15, 03:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,219
Posted By SLH
Both TireRack and Consumer Reports seem to like...

Both TireRack and Consumer Reports seem to like the new Michelin Premier tires. The CR article raves about how the traction (measured by stopping distance) remains good throughout the life of the...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-05-15, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By SLH
You can download a pdf of the owners manual from:...

You can download a pdf of the owners manual from:
http://drivers.lexus.com/lexusdrivers/info/my-lexus/resources/owners-manual-search.do
I find it is quicker to search an pdf than it is find things...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-03-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By SLH
There is also a mechanical lock on the trunk, and...

There is also a mechanical lock on the trunk, and on the glove box. You can always open the trunk using the mechanical key. The mechanical key is part of the fob, and detaches using a button on...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-03-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By SLH
There is a button inside the glove box, near the...

There is a button inside the glove box, near the upper left corner. It is a switch that disables the other trunk opener switches...When pushed in, the various trunk switches work. When out, they...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-02-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By SLH
With only 3K miles, I would be amazed if the...

With only 3K miles, I would be amazed if the engine is actually missing. Thieves don't usually steal engines that soon :D

Seriously -- It is almost certainly the transmission down-shifting. The...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 05-30-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By SLH
If it sound like an electric motor spinning at...

If it sound like an electric motor spinning at high speed, it very likely is an electric motor spinning at high speed. These cars have two electric motor-generators, and either or both of them can...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 05-22-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,312
Posted By SLH
You have to separate the weight of the manuals...

You have to separate the weight of the manuals into two parts.

The safety warnings must be carried with the vehicle, so every driver can read them before operating the vehicle. Those two and half...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 05-22-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,312
Posted By SLH
PDF versions of the manuals can be found at: ...

PDF versions of the manuals can be found at:
http://drivers.lexus.com/lexusdrivers/info/my-lexus/resources/owners-manual-search.do

When I entered a search term, it just downloaded the entire...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 05-14-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By SLH
I'll second that. IF you want to do such an...

I'll second that. IF you want to do such an experiment, it is important to eliminate unnecessary variances.

But, of course, after the "new" wears off, it really is just a car. The difference...
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