Last post on Feb 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM
You are in the Lexus RX 300/330/350
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Lexus RX 300, Lexus RX 330, Lexus RX 350, SUV
#40 of 43 Fuel Injector Service
Feb 13, 2011 (8:01 pm)
Anybody ever heard of fuel injector service on an RX350? I often take my RX350 to a Toyota shop for oil changes and last time the service adviser stated that they recommend that this be done every 25,000 miles $99.95. They claim it is necessary due to the high sulfur content of fuel in this area (Buffalo-Niagara Falls region). No mention of this in the owner manual or by my Lexus dealer nor was this ever done on my previous RX300. I suspect there is no necessity for this and it frankly damaged my opinion of an otherwise very satisfactory Toyota shop. I declined the service, any comments? TIA
#41 of 43 Re: Fuel Injector Service [pschiffe]
Feb 13, 2011 (8:41 pm)
Just before I got my 2010 RX, my lexus dealership on an oil change visit recommended a "fuel induction" service on my '07 RX. It was to clean up any carbon build up. Maybe this is what they meant?? Needless to say, I declined to have that done.
#42 of 43 Re: Fuel Injector Service [pschiffe]
Feb 14, 2011 (8:45 am)
Pure snake oil...
$3 can of "cleaner", run the engine for 10-15 minutes on YOUR gas, $97 profit.
#43 of 43 Re: Lexus RX 350 Servicing question. [edmundoh]
Feb 15, 2011 (10:23 pm)
I save money by going to Sam's Club to do tire rotation and balancing. Sam's Club charges only $16 for this service which includes all 4 tires. If you bought the tires from Sam's they do it for free. Also, Sam's Club fixes flat tires for free no matter where the tires were bought and they balance it when they're finished fixing the puncture. When going to the Lexus dealer for service you must ask that they delete the tire rotation and brakes inspection from the service. If you just ask to delete the tire rotation they will still remove all 4 tires to inspect the brake pads and charge you the same as if they rotated the tires. You can easily inspect brake pads yourself.