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IS250_rookie

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  • Lexus Model
    ES300
  • Lexus Year
    1998
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    New Jersey (NJ)
  1. I noticed I'm getting some views... please leave some comments too. Part 1 Check the back page of your manual for the correct amount of oil. The AWD version needs 6.8 quarts. Things you'll need, include: Every Time 7 quarts of 5W30 oil. - around 35 bucks(walmart); I used synthetic, it's cheaper if you use conventional oil. Oil filter. - $6.55+tax(lexus dealer) Lexus Part #:04152-YZZA5; Wix Filter: 57173 Drain plug gasket. - got it for free, a pack of 3 similar ones was $2.33(local auto parts store) Paper towels. - It gets messy no matter how hard you try One time buy Oil Filter Wr
  2. How dirty was your old fluid, and at how many miles did you do this?
  3. 2IS auto transmissions are sealed - you cannot drain the fluid. So that's why there is nothing in the maintenance handbook, and why Lexus consider it a lifetime fluid.
  4. I bought 4 different polishes from Poorboy's World: SSR1, SSR2, SSR2.5 and SSR3. I also have 3 Lake Country Pads (an Orange Medium Cutting Pad, a White Polishing Pad, and a Red Wax/Sealant Pad). The polishes go from most aggressive (SSR3) to least aggressive (SSR1). What pads should go with what polish? When I was buying the polishes on Autogeek, they suggested to use SSR3 with a White Pad because it has a lot of cutting power, instead of the Orange or Yellow... Btw, I have the FLEX DA polisher. Thanks. :)
  5. Damn that's rough. The worst I've had is I left the two front windows open over night and it started raining in the morning so I had to run out and close them. But I wiped down all the water and never had any issues.
  6. You can reset the car yourself. Disconnect the battery's negative terminal for a minute, it will reset your transmission shift points. Your radio and odo readings will stay the same, which is nice. Back on topic, the PWR button doesn't actually decrease your fuel economy it just makes you drive more aggressively since the pedal becomes much more sensitive to driver input. You can have the same MPG with the PWR button on, it's just harder to do it.
  7. I've seen at least 5 Audi's, newer and older generations, with those issues in my area alone. Some Mercedes have those issues too. Def makes me feel worried about their products. But the thing is, they weren't burned out, they were just not working properly. The tailights were always very bright as if the person was applying his brakes, but the top brake light was off.
  8. A/S/L? ......jk :)

  9. Yes you're right. I used the WIX#57173 for my second oil change and it's exactly the same as the stock one. I dunno why but WIX has 2 different filters for RWD and AWD IS-sedans. But in reality, only one of them is correct(57173).
  10. I don't think so. It's either 5 or 7.5k
  11. That cant happen. The window would stop and go down if it sensors any resistance going up. You willing to try it? I put mine down to flip out a cig and hit the express up too soon and it like to smashed my arm. I couldn't get the down button quick enough. The feature may be there but they aren't 100%. The system works, I tried it with a notebook. I'm too scared to have my arm/fingers in there though :P Also your comment about pets, why would you close all of the windows if your dog was inside? I would use it if I forgot to close the windows and shut off the engine already.
  12. I know that the regular audio system has a fake speaker in the middle of the dash(under the windshield), you can pry open the cover and there is an empty space inside. It's used for the ML audio.
  13. I've used Lexus of Pembroke Pines for parts and their prices are the lowest I've seen. They're located in Florida so I dunno how much the shipping cost would be for you. It's obviously best to buy in bulk to spread the cost of shipping. One thing to note, they don't pack very well...but I never received anything broken. The coolant jugs were bent at the cap, and other stuff was just free to move around inside the box. But other than that, they're great.
  14. It could be just on there too tight. My only suggestion is to use some elbow greese. I personally have a problem with it too. I torqued it to spec last time I did my oil change and later on I couldn't open it again(stupid me)....should've just hand tightened it like usual. The only downside to not being able to open the drain bolt on the filter housing is that you can't drain the filter before opening it up, so it's just a bit messy.
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