Last post on Dec 17, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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Lexus ES 300, Lexus ES 350, Auto Repair, Sedan
#15 of 17 Re: ES350 Engine Compartment Covers [ghg]
Jul 01, 2011 (11:57 am)
The cylinder head covers on the ES350 serve two purposes: 1) The cover actually reduces certain engine vibrations from entering the cabin 2) cosmetically cleans up the engine bay
You may remove the cover and not experience an increase in cabin vibrations. All you have to do in order to remove the cover is to remove the one bolt that holds the cover onto the cylinder head (see ref #90480 in the engine cover diagram) and the cover should pop off.
#16 of 17 Re: ES350 Engine Compartment Covers [ghg]
Dec 16, 2011 (6:43 am)
Given that the ES350 drive train is Toyota Camry, and the V6 Camry has none of these covers in the engine compartment, I can only assume they are cosmetic--just a differentiator for Lexus. I can't see any downside to removing them, but be sure to save them so you can reinstall them before you sell/trade the car.
Yes, those little clips that hold them in place are annoying--if you drop one, it's lost forever in the lower engine compartment. You can buy them at Lexus or Toyota dealers for about $1.25 each. One of these days I'm going to remove that lower engine compartment shield/panel just to see how much junk has accumulated there.
#17 of 17 Re: Lexus es300/2000 fluids [frank944]
Dec 17, 2011 (11:21 am)
All very typical (st,d)ealer RIP-OFF items.