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  1. Anybody experience the noisy surface/overlay Texas is using on their roads? Took a trip from Texarkana to Dallas on I30 and my head is still roaring. Trip was taken in a ES350. Sam PS: They are using this type of surfacing on their State and secondary roads.
  2. I now have an 2010 ES350. sam
  3. Anybody had a stall or hesitation problem when taking off from a dead stop or rolling start? This happened the other day when I was entering a busy street and it almost got me rear-ended. After a few seconds it caught hold and took of like a striped !Removed! ape, scary, scary. The wife said this has happened to her before. Any TSBs on this problem or info? sdman
  4. Thanks, Looks like the Primacy MXV4 would be a good choice. sdman
  5. Getting ready to install new tires onmy 2010 ES350. Does anyone have any recommendation on tire replacement? I have Bridgestone Turanza EL400 on it now and haven't been satisfied with them. Noisy and rapid wear. Thanks, Sam
  6. What's the most anyone has paid at a Lexus dealer to change the oil? sam
  7. With an compression ratio of 10.8 to one,high octane gas should be used.(91 to 92) The saving grace is that when the knock detectors detect knocking it retards the timing when using low octane gas. When this happens it cuts down the efficiencies of the engine. I'm of the Muscle Car era when we were running 10.5 to 11 compression ratios. If we had used low octane gas (87) back then it would have ruined the engine. We didn't have computers and knock sensors to adjust the timing back then. In fact we would use avation gas if we could get it, with octanes of 95+. The way I see it these engines were designed for higher octane gas. Get a tank of high octane gas without the ethanol, get someone to time you with a stopwatch. check and see how long it takes to go from 0 to 60. Then try it with some low octane with ethanol. Or you can try it different distances, 1/8 to 1/4 mile I think you will see a difference. Sam
  8. For ethanol-free gas go to, pure-gas.org sam
  9. Is there an option for changing the background color? sam
  10. Is there anyway to change from the white background to another color? sam
  11. What do I need to do to install a factory unit in my 2010 ES350? sam
  12. What's the latest info on Flyaudio. Thinking about installing one in my 2010 ES350. Is there something I need to know or is this a good idea? Sam PS: Anyone installed a factory model out of an wrecked ES350 to one that didn't come with nav?
  13. Looks like there is an surplus of LS460 2007/2008 on the market for sale. I started looking for a 2007 and was surprised at the number of them for sale. Could this have anything to do with the valve springs and wind noise problems? Maybe this is a normal number of them that has hit the market for sale Sam
  14. Speed rating has a lot to do with tire wear. The higher the speed rating the faster the tire wears out because the tread is made with a softer rubber compound. I dropped down to a lower speed rating (H) and increased my mileage considerably. This may not be recommended but I won't be driving 140+ mph. Here's a table of speed ratings. L 75 mph 120 km/h Off-Road & Light Truck Tires M 81 mph 130 km/h N 87 mph 140km/h Temporary Spare Tires P 93 mph 150 km/h Q 99 mph 160 km/h Studless & Studdable Winter Tires R 106 mph 170 km/h H.D. Light Truck Tires S 112 mph 180 km/h Family Sedans & Vans T 118 mph 190 km/h Family Sedans & Vans U 124 mph 200 km/h H 130 mph 210 km/h Sport Sedans & Coupes V 149 mph 240 km/h Sport Sedans, Coupes & Sports Cars Sam Our 2007 ls460 has 42K miles and I replaced the original turanza el42 tires at 40K with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus. I bought the new tires about 3 months ago at America's Tire for $915 after $100 rebate - This beat Costco and Tirerack. So far the new tires are performing well - I hope to get about 50K miles out of these tires. Archie, your logic fails me, you hate the junky tires the dealer put on the car but when you had the chance to replace your tires with something better you didn't.
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