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  1. I think it'd be worth a try, although it's hard for me to believe that the static fluid pressure is high enough to do this.
  2. I hope you did not drive it much after the oil loss. Toyota and Lexus are pretty good about extending recalls. Did you call a dealership service manager to inquire as to whether they can help? Most likely you would have to have the car towed there so they can look at it.
  3. If it doesn't leak and you didn't lose much liquid, I would suggest that you monitor it for a while before getting too worried.
  4. Is the paint's clearcoat damaged by the sun? If not, you may consider having the dings pulled. (typically, $100 each) and a good detailing of the paint vs. spending $5000+ for a good paint job. We have had all repair-related paint work done by a local Toyota Collision Center. They did excellent work but did not have to do the entire vehicle.
  5. Update: I was searching through Consumer Reports magazines and came upon a section on rodents and their damaging habits in engine bays during certain times of the year. One of CR's suggestions is to place moth balls inside panty hose, tie up the end and place in the general area of infestation. Between this and the tape I mentioned, above, you should have a good chance of eradicating the pests. Good luck, Kathy; let us know if you've had any success.
  6. Have you tried this tape? https://www.consumerreports.org/car-maintenance/how-to-protect-your-car-from-rodents/ This does seem to be infestation season. I've never seen so many lizards, snails, mice, and rats. I think the heavy rains we experienced in March is the impetus. For 4-5 mornings in a row, at about 5:00 AM, we could hear a chewing sound coming from the walls. It shifted from two different rooms, downstairs to one room, upstairs. It sounded like the object being chewed on is fairly hard, not soft like wiring or wood. Suddenly, it has not returned for the last two mornings. Hopefully, it will not return.
  7. I think this is what you should've put in the tank before the hibernation period: https://www.walmart.com/ip/STA-BIL-22214-Storage-Fuel-Stabilizer-for-All-Gasoline-Engines-32-fl-oz/16645039 You may have to have the tank drained and refilled. As a general rule of thumb, before many months of storage: * Pour a bottle of Stabil in the gas tank. *Disconnect the battery or connect a battery tender to it to keep it topped off. *Change the oil and filter. * increase tire pressure to max listed on tire to prevent flat spots. * Leave the windows down or throw some desiccant packs in the car.
  8. I would say that it is part of the front door window frame. I did look at some of the Lexus OEM parts stores, online but their images are very poor. You may want to stop by the Lexus dealership parts department and ask the person there to bring up the exploded view of that area. At least you'll know what the part number, description, and dealer cost is. You can then search around for the best price or buy it while you're there.
  9. I have never seen a similar post. Unfortunately, you may need to take it in for repair. My guess is that most independent repair shops have never had to fix something like this but if you do call any, you may want to ask that very question. I'd also call the dealership service advisor to inquire.
  10. I assume you pressed the DISPLAY button on the steering wheel to cycle through the display options?
  11. At that age, I would guess that your valve cover gaskets need to be replaced. We just had ours done on our 2006 (purchased in 2005) RX400h. After that many years of daily use, I can't say that I am surprised. We had about 120,000 miles on the odometer when we started smelling burning oil, now and again.
  12. I agree. The key here is the age of your 12V battery. When ours is getting weak, we usually see a message that includes mention of the shifter not being in the Park position. I would guess that your battery is weak and needs to be replaced. It could also be that a cell or two in that battery is dry. This can also cause weird things to happen.
  13. That being the case, it would not surprise me if the sender unit needs to be replaced.