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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-09-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Paul3637
The transmission is not "sealed." It simply has...

The transmission is not "sealed." It simply has no dipstick. It has in intake plug for new fluid and an overflow plug. Toyota has a special tool for doing a fluid exchange by pumping it in the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-05-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Paul3637
10% better mileage just not worth cost anymore

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Although I drive a 2009 Camry V6, the engine is the same as the ES. (I joined Club Lexus because my wife used to drive an ES.). When gas was $4 a gallon, premium fuel in both Kansas...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-08-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Paul3637
This is correct. Lexus started "recommending"...

This is correct. Lexus started "recommending" regular I believe in 2012. When they did that, they lowered the horsepower rating from 272 to 268 .... same as the Camry.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-13-17, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,380
Posted By Paul3637
Back when Toyota and Lexus vehicles manufactured...

Back when Toyota and Lexus vehicles manufactured before May of 2008 with the 3.5L V6 engines were blowing engines left and right when their faulty oil lines broke,Toyota was replacing engines post...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-14-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By Paul3637
They are not doing a synthetic oil change at that...

They are not doing a synthetic oil change at that price. As you said in the title ..... it's synthetic blend and others are correct .... synthetic blend is little or no different than regular oil. At...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-21-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,327
Posted By Paul3637
Take it to a Toyota dealer and have them install...

Take it to a Toyota dealer and have them install a used engine (it's the same V6 as Camry and Avalon). It should cost you about $3,000. That's what one ES owner did when her rubber oil line blew (she...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-05-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Paul3637
How far over the full line is it after the car...

How far over the full line is it after the car sits overnight and you check it in the morning? 5/8" over the full line means you have 0.4 quarts too much oil. This is common. The official crankcase...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-10-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,017
Posted By Paul3637
***** Check your build date. Any 2GR-FE V6...

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Check your build date. Any 2GR-FE V6 engine built May 2008 or later has (or should have) an all metal vvt-i oil line that will not rupture. I doubt your problem is the vvt-i oil line.

For...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-02-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,717
Posted By Paul3637
********* +1 - Mobil 1 is great. Just curious....

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+1 - Mobil 1 is great. Just curious. For the sixth quart, do you buy it at the single quart price (here it's $7.99 at Walmart)...... or do you buy two jugs and use what's left over next...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-23-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,647
Posted By Paul3637
Here is a youtube video on a 2007 Camry V6 (same...

Here is a youtube video on a 2007 Camry V6 (same engine as Lexus ES350).

It's entertaining and shows it is not an easy DIY job

2007 Toyota Camry V6 2GR-FE 3.5L Spark Plug Replacement -...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 06-20-16, 02:55 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 117,703
Posted By Paul3637
My mistake on this thread....... 2008 mfg date Model Year 2009

The date to be concerned about for the vvt-i oil line to the upper portion of the valve train with a rubber hose is April, 2008 NOT 2009. Your vehicle manufacture date is on the back side of your...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-09-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By Paul3637
Lexus may stil help you with a used engine or something

Go to this thread and read every post:


https://www.clublexus.com/forums/es-5th-gen-2007-2012/770219-2007-es350-recall-3.html

Pay particular attention to Lexman83 toward the end.

He got a...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 04-26-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By Paul3637
************ Agree. 6.4 quarts specified in...

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Agree.
6.4 quarts specified in owner's manual puts you at least 1/2 inch over full when it sits over night.

A ten minute drain leaves too much oil in the upper portion of the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-31-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,038
Posted By Paul3637
Very nice summary. First, the EPA standards are...

Very nice summary. First, the EPA standards are not even monitored independently. That's why Ford put out all these great gas mileage figures for its small displacement Turbo 4 cyl engines they...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-28-16, 05:28 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 117,703
Posted By Paul3637
*** The 9LH Oil Cooler hose is a misnomer. It...

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The 9LH Oil Cooler hose is a misnomer. It is not an oil cooler hose ...... it is the vvt-i oil line to the upper portion of the valve train and camshaft.

The oil cooler is actually on the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-07-16, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,038
Posted By Paul3637
AMEN. I switched at about 40K miles on my...

AMEN.

I switched at about 40K miles on my 2GR-FE 3.5L Camry (same engine as lexus) ... and there was no change in amount of oil consumption: ZERO

The car has 88K miles now. I just checked...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-07-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 47,262
Posted By Paul3637
Very Happy with H rated Premier A/S 215/55/17

Your experience is similar to mine. I just put on a set and they are excellent:

Full review here at post #119:
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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 12-09-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 47,262
Posted By Paul3637
****** I called Discount Tire Pensacola FL this...

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I called Discount Tire Pensacola FL this morning about buying H rated Premiers since Consumer Reports rated them very high .. especially on tread wear.

I told him I had noticed a number...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-26-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 47,262
Posted By Paul3637
******* Not a big deal ......... but MXM4 was...

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Not a big deal ......... but MXM4 was never standard on Lexus ES350 2007-2012. If you are certain that was tire on your car, they were simply not OEM.

Unless there was some kind of...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-26-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 117,703
Posted By Paul3637
Exactly right I have a case where the oil...

Exactly right

I have a case where the oil line burst and the owner was told "not covered under recall." so basically "tough s*&t"

She did have her oil changed every 5K but ..........
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-16-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 117,703
Posted By Paul3637
************* These are two separate and...

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These are two separate and distinct oil line problems .... but either one can produce the same catastrophic result when the engine runs out of oil..

The vvt-i oil line replacement...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-28-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,481
Posted By Paul3637
Putting your children through school

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My gosh folks .......... those OEM oil filters can be purchased at any Toyota Dealer for $5.41 each retail.

So ........ think about the giant savings. Why ....... by not changing...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-07-15, 04:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 47,262
Posted By Paul3637
Consumer Reports Nov 2015 tire test results

You all might get a kick out of posts 40 through 52 here:

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/310-7th-generation-2012/1036657-michelin-primacy-mxv4-vs-michelin-premier-s-7th-gen-camry-xle-3.html
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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-05-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,481
Posted By Paul3637
5 Quarts for $15.99?

The 3.5L V6 takes 6 quarts.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-29-15, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By Paul3637
They don't let in more air .... just more dirt

No independent lab tests ever confirm a gain in horsepower or gas mileage as they claim.

Just know what you are doing to your engine by putting one of those things on and ask if the "cool sound"...
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