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Re: Club-Lexus by Angrygoat: 3:51pm On Dec 26, 2023
There is a leakage u cant see it. But new radiator.
Normal top up of half a tea cup or just a small srop.but 1liter. O serious. Of cos it wont overheat when the ac is not turned on. I dare u to drive the car for the whole day with the AC on. Hahahaha.u go hail. Radiator don spoil.buy another one
civilserva:
Pls who can explain why my radiator is taking almost one liter of water every morning. There is no visible leakage and the car does not overheat. The car is Es350 2007 model.
Re: Club-Lexus by civilserva: 10:44pm On Dec 26, 2023
Angrygoat:
There is a leakage u cant see it. But new radiator.
Normal top up of half a tea cup or just a small srop.but 1liter. O serious. Of cos it wont overheat when the ac is not turned on. I dare u to drive the car for the whole day with the AC on. Hahahaha.u go hail. Radiator don spoil.buy another one

Thank you. I will carry out further investigation after this Christmas season
Re: Club-Lexus by kingreign(m): 7:01am On Dec 27, 2023
civilserva:


Thank you. I will carry out further investigation after this Christmas season

Ignore the mad man that's given you that advise.
Re: Club-Lexus by kingreign(m): 7:06am On Dec 27, 2023
Angrygoat:
U r a pained looser. Glorified blockhead kazeem

Ok winner certified ACE Havard graduate mechanic with PhD grin
Re: Club-Lexus by eightsin(m): 8:40am On Dec 27, 2023
Did you try using spacers?
I have similar problem as my bank 1 cat was stolen. I am considering O2 spacers if it will work.

Balistic4:


I get 15mpg or less in my 2010 es350 but I noticed that what greatly affect it is my driving style and driving terrain. If I drive short distances in a bad road, it gets as bad as 11mpg. If I drive long distances in a good road, it gets up to 22mpg. Not sure what causes this. My catalyst has been removed, not sure if it is the cause, though I strongly believe that the cat is not the cause and that it is normal, but since I have not been able to clear cat and o2 sensor related codes since the removal, I am considering putting it back
Re: Club-Lexus by Balistic4: 8:57am On Dec 27, 2023
eightsin:
Did you try using spacers?
I have similar problem as my bank 1 cat was stolen. I am considering O2 spacers if it will work.

Yes, I used spacers and it didn't work. Is yours es350? Was there any code before they stole the cat? What code do you get now?
Re: Club-Lexus by kingreign(m): 9:14am On Dec 27, 2023
Balistic4:


I get 15mpg or less in my 2010 es350 but I noticed that what greatly affect it is my driving style and driving terrain. If I drive short distances in a bad road, it gets as bad as 11mpg. If I drive long distances in a good road, it gets up to 22mpg. Not sure what causes this. My catalyst has been removed, not sure if it is the cause, though I strongly believe that the cat is not the cause and that it is normal, but since I have not been able to clear cat and o2 sensor related codes since the removal, I am considering putting it back

Driving short distance does no good to modern cars. From cold start, your engine ECM is in open loop, the ECT sensors and AF sensors informs your ECM of this which then the ECM commands the injectors to pour in more fuel into the combustion chambers to quickly bring your engine to operating optimal temperature and once this threshold is reached, the ECM goes into closed loop thus making your car operate at the best power and economy it can provide safely.

Since you drive short distances, your car will keep taking more fuel. I'd also advise you perform some tune ups to help.

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Re: Club-Lexus by eightsin(m): 9:14am On Dec 27, 2023
Balistic4:

Yes, I used spacers and it didn't work. Is yours es350? Was there any code before they stole the cat? What code do you get now?

Mine is es350 2008...there was no code until the stupid Painter stole the bank1 catalyst. I have arrested him and he said he will pay end of February. So I was considering spacers before then.

The code is below

Re: Club-Lexus by kingreign(m): 9:22am On Dec 27, 2023
eightsin:


Mine is es350 2008...there was no code until the stupid Painter stole the bank1 catalyst. I have arrested him and he said he will pay end of February. So I was considering spacers before then.

The code is below

Get a spacer. It works. I've installed them on a good number of lexus and toyota. Absence of cats doesn't necessarily relates to increased fuel consumption in toyotas some lexus (yours inclusive). In toyota and lexus, its purely for emissions purposes.

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Re: Club-Lexus by Balistic4: 9:29am On Dec 27, 2023
kingreign:


Driving short distance does no good to modern cars. From cold start, your engine ECM is in open loop, the ECT sensors and AF sensors informs your ECM of this which then the ECM commands the injectors to pour in more fuel into the combustion chambers to quickly bring your engine to operating optimal temperature and once this threshold is reached, the ECM goes into closed loop thus making your car operate at the best power and economy it can provide safely.

Since you drive short distances, your car will keep taking more fuel. I'd also advise you perform some tune ups to help.
Which tune ups do you recommend. You know I'm a fan of tune ups, I will just drop for your office at any given chance cheesy grin grin

On the side, do you think the presence of cat will reduce the amount of fuel poured during this cold start?
Re: Club-Lexus by Balistic4: 9:31am On Dec 27, 2023
eightsin:


Mine is es350 2008...there was no code until the stupid Painter stole the bank1 catalyst. I have arrested him and he said he will pay end of February. So I was considering spacers before then.

The code is below
If this is the only code, then yes, just one spacer will do it. I don't have that code even with no cat in my exhaust cause of spacers

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Re: Club-Lexus by kingreign(m): 9:33am On Dec 27, 2023
Balistic4:

Which tune ups do you recommend. You know I'm a fan of tune ups, I will just drop for your office at any given chance cheesy grin grin

On the side, do you think the presence of cat will reduce the amount of fuel poured during this cold start?

The state of the various components will tell what type of tune-ups that needs to be carried out. Presence or absence of cats doesn't affect the air/fuel ratio at cold start, however, blocked exhaust (from broken cats or blocked cat converters or use of wire mesh to suppress sound) does affect the fuel economy badly.

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Re: Club-Lexus by eightsin(m): 9:48am On Dec 27, 2023
What tune up will you advise sir?

Edited.. ignore boss.. I've seen your answer

kingreign:


Driving short distance does no good to modern cars. From cold start, your engine ECM is in open loop, the ECT sensors and AF sensors informs your ECM of this which then the ECM commands the injectors to pour in more fuel into the combustion chambers to quickly bring your engine to operating optimal temperature and once this threshold is reached, the ECM goes into closed loop thus making your car operate at the best power and economy it can provide safely.

Since you drive short distances, your car will keep taking more fuel. I'd also advise you perform some tune ups to help.
Re: Club-Lexus by eightsin(m): 9:52am On Dec 27, 2023
This is a relief boss. Thanks a lot.
So the absence of this bank1 cat will not cause increase in fuel

kingreign:


Get a spacer. It works. I've installed them on a good number of lexus and toyota. Absence of cats doesn't necessarily relates to increased fuel consumption in toyotas some lexus (yours inclusive). In toyota and lexus, its purely for emissions purposes.
Re: Club-Lexus by DanielsParker(m): 8:16am On Dec 30, 2023
princejones:
Wil soon be joining this club

Amen 🙏
Re: Club-Lexus by visita: 11:49am On Dec 30, 2023
Good day guys. Please I need urgent advise. My rx 350 2010 ac compressor just stopped working and I want to fix it. All AC technicians I’ve come across are saying I’ll have to replace with a manual compressor instead of the auto that came with the vehicle. Some of them went ahead to explain at length the reason for this but from what I gathered online (especially nl) it’s totally unadvisable. I’m confused on what to do now as I’ve been driving the car without ac.

Please those that have been in this situation how did you go about it?
Re: Club-Lexus by yemi2plus(m): 11:19am On Dec 31, 2023
Good morning everyone,

I recently purchased my first car, a Lexus ES350 2010 model and serviced it for the first time about three weeks ago with Mobil 1 - 5W-30 engine oil.

I am reading online that the recommendation oil for the engine is 0W-20. I am also reading that oil depends on the environment temperature (country), I would love to hear from other users what oil they use and how it affects the Lexus engine.

Lastly, I need a recommendation for good a car OBD scanner that works very well to detect error codes.

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Re: Club-Lexus by Angrigowt: 11:41am On Dec 31, 2023
Oil is oil. Whats the purpose of engine oil. O metal to metal contact...lubrication. enjoy your car my guy. 0w20 is like water when it gets heated up. Use 5w30 or 5w40 or 20w50. Nigeria is too hot and 0w20 is too lite. Whoever turn the 5w30 really like u.
yemi2plus:
Good morning everyone,

I recently purchased my first car, a Lexus ES350 2010 model and serviced it for the first time about three weeks ago with Mobil 1 - 5W-30 engine oil.

I am reading online that the recommendation oil for the engine is 0W-20. I am also reading that oil depends on the environment temperature (country), I would love to hear from other users what oil they use and how it affects the Lexus engine.

Lastly, I need a recommendation for good a car OBD scanner that works very well to detect error codes.
Re: Club-Lexus by dru23(m): 12:16pm On Dec 31, 2023
yemi2plus:
Good morning everyone,

I recently purchased my first car, a Lexus ES350 2010 model and serviced it for the first time about three weeks ago with Mobil 1 - 5W-30 engine oil.

I am reading online that the recommendation oil for the engine is 0W-20. I am also reading that oil depends on the environment temperature (country), I would love to hear from other users what oil they use and how it affects the Lexus engine.

Lastly, I need a recommendation for good a car OBD scanner that works very well to detect error codes.


Follow the manufacture advice at all times. They design the engine and they are highly educated...... Avoid uneducated advice from uneducated people e get reason.........

0w20 is the correct engine oil for it .... If you follow the owners manual. It tells you to use engine oil that meets the manufacture specifications ... It can be any brand of engine oil ...... 0w20 is formulated to work in any type of weather conditions....... But if decide to deviate from the manufacture advice don't go all the way left and use something too heavy.....


But there are few exceptions ..eg since you are operating the vehicle at hotter temperature year round 0w30 will be ok...... Avoid using 20w50 at all cost... The cost of import is very high now due to the weak naira... And lots of fake engine oil plenty for market now ....
Re: Club-Lexus by yemi2plus(m): 12:29pm On Dec 31, 2023
dru23:



Follow the manufacture advice at all times. They design the engine and they are highly educated...... Avoid uneducated advice from uneducated people e get reason.........

0w20 is the correct engine oil for it .... If you follow the owners manual. It tells you to use engine oil that meets the manufacture specifications ... It can be any brand of engine oil ...... 0w20 is formulated to work in any type of weather conditions....... But if decide to deviate from the manufacture advice don't go all the way left and use something too heavy.....


But there are few exceptions ..eg since you are operating the vehicle at hotter temperature year round 0w30 will be ok...... Avoid using 20w50 at all cost... The cost of import is very high now due to the weak naira... And lots of fake engine oil plenty for market now ....

Thanks for your input.

Considering that Nigeria temperature is hot almost all year round, do you advice I continue using the 5W-30 or change to the manufacturer recommended oil.
Re: Club-Lexus by dru23(m): 12:38pm On Dec 31, 2023
visita:
Good day guys. Please I need urgent advise. My rx 350 2010 ac compressor just stopped working and I want to fix it. All AC technicians I’ve come across are saying I’ll have to replace with a manual compressor instead of the auto that came with the vehicle. Some of them went ahead to explain at length the reason for this but from what I gathered online (especially nl) it’s totally unadvisable. I’m confused on what to do now as I’ve been driving the car without ac.

Please those that have been in this situation how did you go about it?


Please avoid using manual compressor . 2010 Rx350 are nice cars.. Once they convert it manual compressor that car will never be the same again.. The conversion will weaken the engine and all types of Xmas lights will show up on the dashboard and you burn more fuel......


The best way and the only way to go is buy brand genuine ac compressor that came with the car ... This will cost you around $600 or more and hopefully that will be the only thing you will need to buy........

Avoid buying China made a/c compressor.. It will end in tears.. I am talking from experience. And even if u do buy a brand new original ac compressor to get a competent a/c tech na another story and nightmare on its own. I no longer recommend anyone to anybody .........

2010 rx350 is a lovely car just to have someone go in there and mess it up. .... But more than likely 80% once someone touches that a/c system that car will never be the same again....


I talk from experience........

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Re: Club-Lexus by Angrigowt: 12:38pm On Dec 31, 2023
He wants your engine to knock. Dont worry. Go and use the 0w20.so when the engine knocks.your eye go clear. He sells fake oil.so better listen to me
use 5w30 or 40. Go ahead and use 0w20.since na texas we dey.when the oil dry out.engine knock u go hail.
yemi2plus:


Thanks for your input.

Considering that Nigeria temperature is hot almost all year round, do you advice I continue using the 5W-30 or change to the manufacturer recommended oil.
Re: Club-Lexus by dru23(m): 12:54pm On Dec 31, 2023
yemi2plus:


Thanks for your input.

Considering that Nigeria temperature is hot almost all year round, do you advice I continue using the 5W-30 or change to the manufacturer recommended oil.


Me personally I will not use it . because I have access to all these oil .. I would have use 0w30 since the operating temperature is going to be hot year around .. 0w30 will give it best protection year round than 0w20...

But 5w30 should be ok .. But my preference will 0w30
Re: Club-Lexus by visita: 5:22pm On Dec 31, 2023
Okay boss thanks for your input. Please I sent you a mail.
dru23:



Please avoid using manual compressor . 2010 Rx350 are nice cars.. Once they convert it manual compressor that car will never be the same again.. The conversion will weaken the engine and all types of Xmas lights will show up on the dashboard and you burn more fuel......


The best way and the only way to go is buy brand genuine ac compressor that came with the car ... This will cost you around $600 or more and hopefully that will be the only thing you will need to buy........

Avoid buying China made a/c compressor.. It will end in tears.. I am talking from experience. And even if u do buy a brand new original ac compressor to get a competent a/c tech na another story and nightmare on its own. I no longer recommend anyone to anybody .........

2010 rx350 is a lovely car just to have someone go in there and mess it up. .... But more than likely 80% once someone touches that a/c system that car will never be the same again....


I talk from experience........
Re: Club-Lexus by Angrigowt: 7:35pm On Dec 31, 2023
Ode. U r taking advice from a dumbo. Ode. So u wan waste almost 700k on top conpressor wey go still knock. Oya na go ahead. When w knock under 1month. Your eye go clear. Nigerians are just wicked. My guy get yourself a manual abeg.your wngine na v6.nothing mega. I get niggis wey don install manual compressor for rx and e still dey work. Go ahead if u get money waste. But note that auto compressor spoils within weeks cos it doesnt tolerate any form of dirt. Go ahead na. Since na yankee we dey. Go buy it for 700k.when e spoil under 1month.sheybi na dru23 go fix am for u na.enjoy
visita:
Okay boss thanks for your input. Please I sent you a mail.
Re: Club-Lexus by sharpwriter(m): 11:03pm On Dec 31, 2023
Angrigowt:
Ode. U r taking advice from a dumbo. Ode. So u wan waste almost 700k on top conpressor wey go still knock. Oya na go ahead. When w knock under 1month. Your eye go clear. Nigerians are just wicked. My guy get yourself a manual abeg.your wngine na v6.nothing mega. I get niggis wey don install manual compressor for rx and e still dey work. Go ahead if u get money waste. But note that auto compressor spoils within weeks cos it doesnt tolerate any form of dirt. Go ahead na. Since na yankee we dey. Go buy it for 700k.when e spoil under 1month.sheybi na dru23 go fix am for u na.enjoy
Kai ... your blood too dey hot o cheesy cheesy... shey na you get the engine ba? Leave the guy na and let him have personal experiences; his experiences will be part of our learning. Moreover, Lexus guys no suppose dey worry about money cheesy grin grin
Re: Club-Lexus by Angrigowt: 11:06pm On Dec 31, 2023
U will buy condenser....open dashboard...flush everywhere. Its not worth it for a naija used old rx.buy manual and rest
Re: Club-Lexus by dru23(m): 5:33am On Jan 01
Angrigowt:
Ode. U r taking advice from a dumbo. Ode. So u wan waste almost 700k on top conpressor wey go still knock. Oya na go ahead. When w knock under 1month. Your eye go clear. Nigerians are just wicked. My guy get yourself a manual abeg.your wngine na v6.nothing mega. I get niggis wey don install manual compressor for rx and e still dey work. Go ahead if u get money waste. But note that auto compressor spoils within weeks cos it doesnt tolerate any form of dirt. Go ahead na. Since na yankee we dey. Go buy it for 700k.when e spoil under 1month.sheybi na dru23 go fix am for u na.enjoy

Re: Club-Lexus by dru23(m): 5:35am On Jan 01
sharpwriter:

Kai ... your blood too dey hot o cheesy cheesy... shey na you get the engine ba? Leave the guy na and let him have personal experiences; his experiences will be part of our learning. Moreover, Lexus guys no suppose dey worry about money cheesy grin grin

Re: Club-Lexus by dru23(m): 5:37am On Jan 01
Angrigowt:
He wants your engine to knock. Dont worry. Go and use the 0w20.so when the engine knocks.your eye go clear. He sells fake oil.so better listen to me
use 5w30 or 40. Go ahead and use 0w20.since na texas we dey.when the oil dry out.engine knock u go hail.

Re: Club-Lexus by kingreign(m): 6:56am On Jan 01
Angrigowt:
He wants your engine to knock. Dont worry. Go and use the 0w20.so when the engine knocks.your eye go clear. He sells fake oil.so better listen to me
use 5w30 or 40. Go ahead and use 0w20.since na texas we dey.when the oil dry out.engine knock u go hail.
I think it's time to desist from being a nuisance. This acts need to stop in this new year pls.

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