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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 350, Auto Repair, Sedan
#1 of 17 warning lights for required oil maintenance
Dec 26, 2007 (7:59 pm)
Can anyone explain how to reset warning lights on the dashboard of the Lexus 350 ES once an oil change is completed, so that the message "required oil maintenance" is no longer displayed, and so that the exclamation point in a red triangle is no longer visible.
#2 of 17 Re: warning lights for required oil maintenance [assetcorp]
Jan 15, 2008 (9:24 am)
Did you get your answer yet? I just found it on p.287 of my 2007 ES350 Owner's Manual. It's in the Do-it-Yourself Maintenance section, right after recommended oil viscosity.
#3 of 17 Re: warning lights for required oil maintenance [mac1lsr1]
Jan 24, 2008 (9:17 pm)
I was able to get a more complicated way of resetting the warning light for required oil maintenance from the dealer. If the method on page 287 doesn't work, contact me at assetcorpyahoo.com Put warning light in the subject line.
#4 of 17 AC light flashing
Apr 01, 2008 (5:13 pm)
Can anyone tell me what's wrong with the AC light flashing on and off? Does this mean that the AC unit needs a charge on freon?
#5 of 17 Re: AC light flashing [choufrank]
Apr 03, 2008 (10:08 am)
It means, generally, that the A/C compressor, with its clutch engaged, is not rotating cognizant with the engine RPM.
The drive belt is slipping..??
#6 of 17 Re: AC light flashing [wwest]
Apr 03, 2008 (8:26 pm)
Thanks West! I'm getting air (cold & warm) coming out while in gear or neutral. With that, you still think it is the drive belt?
Thanks for your comments.
#7 of 17 Re: AC light flashing [choufrank]
Apr 05, 2008 (8:44 am)
Just that the belt is the most likely of MANY possibilities. Second would be the A/C compressor clutch itself.
#8 of 17 synthetic oil?
Apr 17, 2008 (3:05 pm)
I have a 2005 ES330 with 47,000 miles. I use the regular conventional oil, when getting the oil change. I hear that synthetic oil lasts for 10,000 miles and its better. Any idea on what to do on the next oil change? Is it worth twice the price? Thank you.
#9 of 17 Re: synthetic oil? [asitmehta]
Apr 17, 2008 (6:25 pm)
I think you can safely stay with the conventional oil for another 30,000 miles or so. Around 75,000 miles consider switching to synthetic oil as a prudent measure to reduce wear on the engine.
Here's why: I have a 98 Toyota Camry, and Consumer Reports printed an article that described sludge buildup in Toyota engines, even with regular oil changes. So, after having the engine fully cleaned (which Toyota paid for, even at a non-dealer!) the technician recommended a switch to synthetic oil. I did this around 100,000 miles, and that car now has 140,000 and runs great. So, I'll apply that lesson to my other car, an ES 350.
#10 of 17 Which hose is it?
May 18, 2008 (8:24 pm)
1994 ES300 V6- 275,000 miles. I recently noticed a slow leak of power steering fluid from the reservoir. On occasion, especially on hot days, when the AC is used, smoke is coming from under the hood. I am assuming it is from the leaking fluid. It looks like the leak is comming from a hose just to the right of the oil fill, which runs from the engine, to the cooling fan. there is no actuall damage on the hose, as far as any cracks, but it looks like the leak is comming from where the rubber meets the preasure fitting at the end of the hose. The end that connects to the fan, looks similar to a break hose fitting(Banjo). Looked in my manual, and couldn't find anything on this. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!