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  1. My Lexus is my weekend car. My daily is my 2009 Mazda 3i.
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  2. Have you tried alternating (on/off) the "auto" feature? Does it affect the heat? When was the last time your heating system coil was flushed? There is a temperature control valve also. If you don't want to go to a Lexus dealer, find a good local independent mechanic.
    2 points
  3. Good info here Same thing happened with my elder brothers 07 LS460L; solution was that the mechanic took out the latching machine out and aligned it and put it back again; then the trunk started to lock normally as it would do It is highly unlikely that the latch system will die; most likely it can be fixed
    2 points
  4. Nice! That looks a bit like a 1957 Chevrolet. There are many here in the US with big engines in them. There is a mechanic on youtube who is installing a Jaguar V12 engine in a 1966 Chevelle Malibu. Engine Reveal! See what crazy engine the CAR WIZARD has selected to put in this '66 Chevelle Malibu - YouTube I watch some of his videos. He is a very good mechanic.
    1 point
  5. Showing door not closed is probably the door sensor. Will leave light on in door permanently. A full good battery should be able to handle that for several days.
    1 point
  6. For the outside of the lens, try Maguires lens spray on treatment. You can purchase a cheap $13 lens polishing kit from Harbor Freight, which requires use of a hand drill to polish. Follow with the Maguires, but do so outside --- not in the garage --- because the stuff is potent.
    1 point
  7. Yes, 0-60 MPH is about 4.5 seconds for the Vanderhall, which is close to the BMW i8 at about 4.2 seconds. The best sound from the Vanderhall is what is probably the turbocharger's waste gate. It's like hearing a big rig's air brake at almost the same sound level. You really can't wear a baseball cap; it would fly away at highway speeds, so I bought a World War I open cockpit plane cap that includes a chin strap. Bystanders must've thought I was some former military pilot who longed for the old days. πŸ™‚
    1 point
  8. The Ford F-150 is a "body on frame" design and engineered from the start for heavy towing. The RX350 is a unit-body vehicle without a separate frame and is designed for light duty towing at best. Trailers over around 1,500 pounds should have their own brakes - electric or surge. Trailers over 3,000 pounds REALLY need their own brakes. Trailers for boats of the size you are talking about usually have surge brakes since electric brakes aren't happy being submerged. Boat ramps can be scary slippery with moss in the Midwest but maybe that's less of a problem in Florida. I once had a sca
    1 point
  9. I think the big issue is weather a Front wheel drive 270hp RX350 can pull 6500lbs up a ramp and out of the water. I think that maybe asking for trouble. Would gladly spend for trailer brakes if the rx could pull it. But was comparing the curb weight of the rx350 and a 2015 F-150 with a 2.7 eco boost. The weights are actually very similar but the f-150 can tow well over 6500lbs all day long. Just dont know why they rated the RX so low. seems like it could do allot more.
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  10. Makes sense it might be one of those door flap motors for the vents. We'll wait until warmer Spring temps and see if they are quieter. If not, we may just need to pull the dash and possibly replace one or more of those motors. Thanks for the help!
    1 point
  11. I think the main reason why Lexus doesn't offer any vehicles with exotic car power is their reputation for longevity. German manufacturers seem to be in a never-ending competition for highest horsepower but I doubt any can last as long as the typical Lexus vehicle.
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  12. Hey, Trevor, I guess living in a big city has its advantages. I just recently rented a Vanderhall Venice and added 2 photos to the mix, above. The fastest so far was the 2019 McLaren 570S, followed by the 2020 Porsche 911 4S Cabriolet, the 2014 Corvette. The others were all quick but the Vanderhall was the most "raw" - lots of noises, kindof like a cross between a motocycle and a kit car - lots of fun!
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  13. Not sure about the 2.0L turbo engine in that IS. You should drive it to make sure it has enough power for you. I drove the IS 250 F Sport which has a 2.5L V-6 and it seemed underpowered. I bought a 2016 IS 300 AWD F-Sport and it is fine for me. Would have liked to find an IS 350 AWD F-Sport but the are rather rare. You may want to try to fine a late model certified IS as it will have the rest of the factory warranty and has a 2 year/unlimited mileage warranty being certified.
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  14. BMW has it with the "nostrils grill". I do find the Lexus nomenclature confusing. Some models have an "F Sport" which may or may not mean changes in horsepower and handling while others have the "F" designation which appears to be a different engine. Everyone knows what a BMW M is as well as the Mercedes AMG. Not so with the F...
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  15. Yep, I'm getting the same from my mechanic here in DE. Thank you, Bill.
    1 point
  16. Useful video, thanks for posting. Recently changed the lights on my Mitsubishi L200 and had to replace the indicator relay to slow down the flash rate....worked a treat after that
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  17. Some of the cars I've driven within the past few years: Of course, all but one are Turo rentals.πŸ™‚
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  18. One of the best mods you can make. Get some that are adjustable. I had the Megan Racing EZIIs installed. Ride height is slightly lower. The firmed up the car. After 4 wheel alignment the car tracks like it is supposed to .
    1 point
  19. Ford F-350 one ton diesel. Same truck since new in 2002. It does everything well. Record mpg is 23.8.
    1 point
  20. Thank you for your reply. I've read in other posts that it is o.k. to drive in 4WD High all the time. My mechanic says what you are saying, not a good idea. Bill
    1 point
  21. Michaelwigon well it could be a close shave in the event of a near miss πŸ™‚
    1 point
  22. This does make you wonder how many fake parts enter the automotive aftermarket. Although this is not a new problem and I personally was involved in resolving an issue with fake GM parts being sold as authentic parts way back in the early 1990's. But it does make you aware of what can happen in the event of a part failing and causing damage to the car or occupants 😞
    1 point
  23. Advice from 11 years ago is exactly what I needed. I am having the same problem with my Lexus RX 300. A battery is all I need? I can do that!
    1 point
  24. . and the other girls in my life πŸ™‚
    1 point
  25. The Rx-350 mustache Lexus IS today’s Edsel. How can anyone think this is a modern exciting design. It bulbous, oversized and ugly. I wonder how the mustache does in a front end crash. michaelw
    1 point
  26. There have been some complaints over the years but this site's severity rating is a 2. 14 Complaints: 2006 Lexus RX 400h Power Train Problems (carcomplaints.com) I have not seen many similar complaints in this forum. Did you scan for codes?
    1 point
  27. Thanks Toni and All The lens covers are scratched so polish won't work. Have to replace the entire assembly as they don't sell covers. Expensive deal and I think Lexus is running out of them so I will be faced with about a $3000 bill. Probably not.
    1 point
  28. Update: Well Jim, you were correct: The aftermarket rear wiper blades are garbage vs. the genuine article from Lexus. Once temps here finally rose above freezing I was able to remove, clean, lube and reinstall the rear wiper arm and blade assembly - with little to no improvement in effectiveness. Went to Lexus and purchased a new blade. Both blade assemblies looked exactly the same, but right away I could feel the difference between the two blades as I had both lying on the counter: The after-market blade assembly exhibited stiffness in the joints that support the wiper strip. The Lexus b
    1 point
  29. I want to buy a new SUV in 2021, but I can't stand the ugly grille on the Lexus RX 350. Hope Lexus will redesign and come out with a new better looking grille.
    1 point
  30. To anyone having this problem...... Engine & whole system including power steering DIES AS YOU ARE DRIVING! There is no pattern, it doesn't matter what speed you're doing etc. Dash lights up like a Christmas tree, "check engine light," "Check Hybrid System" come on and all kinds of other problems. You may have tried replacing the 12v battery - this helps reset the system but does NOT solve the problem. You may have tried the simple reset on the dash display hoping that will do something - it does NOT solve the problem. This is a dangerous situation! BUT, you may be driving a
    1 point
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  32. Hi.....welcome to the forum. As far as preventative maintenance goes, I would replace anything that looks under par, such as filters that look old, belts that are perishing, same with tyres. All of these can be done over time and lead to a better and more economical and reliable drive.
    1 point
  33. Thanks for more info. I'm sure its the wrong product but its installed... Yes I would rather be here. Its sunny and in the 80s today and I took the dogs for the duval crawl yesterday. Live music at hogs breath and harry's hair of the dog. Closest thing to pre pandemic life you can see in the US.
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  34. I want to thank the writers to this post. I have a ES 330 with the same problem and after much searching I am glad I found this post. I was debating the the part number and this gave me clarification. So thanks again for the clear and complete information.
    1 point
  35. The 2nd love of my life! 2000 BMW Z3 2.0 liter Roadster
    1 point
  36. 2003 Lexus GX 470 with coil spring conversion
    1 point
  37. Check engine light was on 2001 LS430 pulled codes found P0135 Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction Bank 1 Sensor 1 1. Bank 1 is on the drivers side, Bank 2 is on the passenger side 2. Sensor 1 is the upper sensor or upstream sensor in the manifold, Sensor 2 is the downstream sensor 3. Disconnect the sensor on the Driver Side, on mine the heatshield was too close to the sensor to be able to get anything in there to push the tab let alone a hand in there do disconnect it, I used a prybar and tweeked the shield a little so I could get a Right Angled Pick in there to push the tab down to
    1 point
  38. Many have questions on how to program the Homelink buttons. It is in the owner's manual but sometimes it may be confusing to understand the terminology. I've summarized what the manual states, and hopefully this will help anyone in the future (as I have in the past already hehe) "Ok. Delete the codes in the homelink then try this. (To delete, hold down the first and third buttons at the same time, hold for about 30-60 seconds till the light blinks really fast. Release and check if deleted if the light blinks at a slow but steady pace. That means there's nothing stored on that button) Hold do
    1 point
  39. I changed my driver's side sensor at the manifold very recently. It really wasn't that bad. I used the small O2 sensor wrench in the Autozone loaner kit. It probably wasn't necessary on my car, but I sprayed it with a mix of acetone/ATF to help break it loose. The sensor was easy, but the thing that took the longest was experimenting trying to put pressure on the tab of the electrical connector. I ended up using a very small flat-blade screwdriver clamped into some needle-nose vise grips.
    1 point
  40. I took the car back to the dealership with an old clip-on garage door opener and the sales guy who sold me the car did it for me. if you have one of the newer rolling coder garage door openers, you have to do it on your driveway. Check youtube for how-to videos.
    1 point
  41. I have on 07 RX and a Chamberlain liftmaster. It was a frustrating experience to say the least but I finally got it. Now that I've done it I can do it about 14-15 times and not even bat an eye. What, for me, was the stumbling block was my liftmaster remote passing along the sequence to the Homelink remote BEFORE hitting the Learn button on the opener itself. Even though the liftmaster remote was like 1 inch away it wasn't "seeing it". I held down the '1' key and the liftmaster remote almost touching the 2 and 3 keys and that did the trick. For anyone else out there, I recommend reading,
    1 point
  42. My 95 ES300 after replace all air vacuum hose ID 3mm new break the plastic tube of VSV 90910-12080, order one replace it but found seriously leak from the breathing port of VSV 90910-12080 wet the engine top full then drain to the floor, Anyone know what made this happened? Raymond
    0 points


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