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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#3988 of 9498 serice at toyota--and other things
Dec 21, 2001 (11:13 pm)
the 15k service would have cost $450 at scottsdale Lexus, scott toyota just across the street charged me $230--a no brainer. Why in the world would anybody change oil every 3k thousand miles, can you say "anal retentive", this practice simply cannot be justified. The manual reccomends 5k oil changes for "heavy" (or whatever) use and 7.5k for normal usage. 3k is quite ridiculous IMO (for this engine), are you the type of guy who wears both a belt and suspenders? I can see frequent oil changes for something like Willards jeep junker he bought back in 1980, just what are you trying to acomplish?
I called my Lexus salesman, last week because I was wondering what it would cost to trade in my 14 mo old 22k mile 2001 for a 2002, the figure he gave me was 9k. This guy was a real straight shooter when I bought the car he played absolutely no money games on me. Na gonna do it because the 2002 RXs have absolutely nothing new on the 01s not even new (exterior) colors. He went on describe the new tweener lexus suv, and told me in all likelihood that the 03 RX 300 will be largely unchanged, mainly because it is (by far) the most successful product in the lexus stable. Selling more units than all other lexi combined. Sure he's just a salesman but what he said makes eminent sense to me.
#3989 of 9498 re: service at toyota...
Dec 22, 2001 (12:19 am)
Some people just like to take the best care of their vehicle that they can. I know people who clean their computer monitor after each session. It doesn't seem to make much sense but their monitors always look great!
#3990 of 9498 Mine might not be big.......
Dec 22, 2001 (4:50 am)
But I agree with spakchar, as far as change to the RX. Just can't envision any real size change even with the next generation since we'll have a Lexquoia for those who want/need 3 rows/V8.
And I admit to some reflex sympathy for kuangtic's 3k OC intervals. Old habits die hard, and for those of us who grew up with leaded gas, smoggy engines and lower production tolerances, 3k was absolutely necessary. That's no longer the case, but after literally thousands of oil changes (I worked in a service station way back when......), I'm left with a residue of almost subconscious unease with longer intervals. When it gets to be too much, I call my support group and they talk me through it. )
Meerry Christmas, all!!
#3991 of 9498 Kuangtic may be right
Dec 22, 2001 (5:25 am)
about 3,000 mile oil changes in Lexus/Toyota engines. Over in the Edmund's Maintenace and Repair Message Board, there is a topic called Engine Sludge. Post# 2638 has a lubricant specialist saying that in tests in new Toyota engines, the oil is losing viscosity by 4,000 miles. He may be wrong, but is it worth it to take the chance?
#3992 of 9498 Do it yourself Oil Changes
Dec 22, 2001 (5:27 am)
I posted this message last month and received no reply. Maybe in the spirit of the season someone will come back to me.
Thanks and Happy Holidays
3405 of 3800 DIY Oil Change by jbbear Nov 10, 2001 (09:37 am)
Does anybody have any advice on the best way to change the oil filter on my '01 RX300? The oil is a piece of cake but it appears as if a contortionist is required for the filter!
Thanks in advance.
Dec 22, 2001 (8:54 am)
called a lot of names but a "contortionist" is a new one. I don't know of any easy way to change the filter on my RX, so I just grin and bear it.
Oh, it helps immensely if the engine has cooled down.
Seems to me like the oil change interval on my 1960 Ford sunliner was 1000 miles, like the doctor said, old habits die hard.
#3994 of 9498 gsenthil........BINGO!
Dec 22, 2001 (12:36 pm)
That's what a lexu$ is,an over priced toyota.
#3995 of 9498 All Wheel Drive
Dec 23, 2001 (8:22 am)
Does AWD work when the car is in reverse?
Dec 23, 2001 (9:43 am)
a few don't...
#3997 of 9498 Conundrum?
Dec 23, 2001 (12:37 pm)
Automobile Magazine special issue 4x4 guide...
"Traction control optional with 2wd, not available with 4wd; stability control standard."
Anybody know the truth of this or not? Seems strange.