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Lexus RX 300, Lexus RX 330, Lexus RX 350, SUV
#24 of 43 Does maintenance come with new lexus purchase?
Mar 08, 2009 (7:54 pm)
Does maintenance come with new lexus purchase?
I'm more familiar with BMWs and maintenance is included for first 4yrs/50,000. I thought it was included with a Lexus purchase as well, but from what I'm gathering from this forum it isn't. Someone mentioned they pre-paid for maintenance... anyone recommend what a good price is and for how long are the contracts?
#25 of 43 Re: Does maintenance come with new lexus purchase? [jpzy3]
Mar 10, 2009 (7:06 pm)
Only 5K service was gratis on my 2007 RX350, presume it is still the same. My 99 RX300 included both 5K and 10K free service as I recall. I generally go to a Toyota dealer for routine maintenance, about half the price of the Lexus store but no gourmet breakfast, free loaner or quick and dirty car wash. Same parts and level of competence, no problem whatever unless you have warranty issues; which are few.
#26 of 43 Re: Does maintenance come with new lexus purchase? [pschiffe]
Mar 23, 2009 (7:06 pm)
wow really - almost half off? good to know!
#27 of 43 Location of engine air filter
Apr 27, 2009 (6:59 pm)
I've canged the air filter on other cars but I can't find its location on a 2008 RX350. Can anyone direct me please?
#28 of 43 Re: Location of engine air filter [mbminer]
Dec 19, 2009 (4:07 pm)
I see this has gone unanswered for more than 7 months - sorry, just saw it today.
The air filter housing is located next to the battery, kind of between the brake fluid reservior and the big engine cover. Just went to change mine (for the first time) today - found absolutely nothing in the owner's manual. It's a little bit of a pain to get the filter out - need to loosen a couple of bolts, and remove a sensor connector, and then you have to wiggle the top cover (measures about 12" x 6" x 6") to gain access to the filter element. Then you have just a little bit of room to get the filter element out.
Putting in a new element and putting it all back together is a little bit of a pain too.
Been working on my own cars for 35 years - this is the most "inconvenient" air filter I've come across. Not impossibe though - it helps to cuss a couple of times.
#29 of 43 Re: Location of engine air filter [flowman]
Dec 19, 2009 (6:29 pm)
Thanks very much for the helpful description. I watched my oil change guy remove it a few months ago and was amazed how complicated it is compared to most cars. Appreciate the response.
#30 of 43 Oil filter housing issue on my 2007 RX350
Jan 12, 2010 (5:15 pm)
I have done the oil change on my 07 RX350 for quite a few times. However, everytime when removing the oil filter housing, I had problems to lose the underneath screw, so it ended up that I need to remove the housing completely before draining out oil left in it, and no way to put the new plastic tube, etc.
Anybody has the similar problems or know solutions for this?
#31 of 43 Re: Location of engine air filter [flowman]
Jan 23, 2010 (8:57 am)
would you be able to post some pictures of how you change the air filters? i am not very handy. also, could you please describe how to change cabin filter? thanks a lot
#32 of 43 2008 air filter befuddlement
May 08, 2010 (8:38 am)
I was happy to read someone else has been through this.
I am just going through this with my 2008 RX 350 now.
Never ran into one I couldn't figure out !
Looks simple. but......
Bolts dont seem to loosen at all. Is there a trick to them? Do they come right out ?
Looks like lift end closest to drivers side first after bolt issue.
Is there a safe place to put a small screwdriver to pry open the lid?
Please and thank you.
#33 of 43 Re: 2008 air filter befuddlement [robert1958]
May 12, 2010 (9:45 pm)
I'm going from memory here.......
I'm pretty sure the bolts were captive - they don't come all the way out. No special trick to loosening them, but they might need a little snap to get them to break free.
You are right about lifting the right (driver's) side first, then the left side has a tab that fits into a groove. I did not need to use anything to pry the cover open, and I would try to discourage that unless there is no other choice.
The whole thing is not especially complicated, but there is not very much room to get the filter element out.
I took some photos in response to ac2000's request back in January, but I couldn't figure out how to post them. They would have shown that it's not all that complicated. Just need to be really careful about disconnecting the sensor. Good Luck!