You're always safer going by the severe service or 5000 mile intervals. This is the part I don't get. And, of course, anyone who can make a profit off this outdated interval, will! Have family or friends do a blind test by having them put gas in your car multiple times to eliminate guessing and then you drive it trying to guess which fuel. To access it, set your Lexus is on a ramp to create room below. With all of my lexus cars, i have always gone every 5K. By the way, don't by the marketing bull about using premium gas either.
During the days of leaded gas, cars should only be driven 3,000 miles before oil changes. Established in the early 1980s and launched in 1989, the Lexus marque soon became associated with quality, luxury and superior customer satisfaction. Forum Member mmade22 shows us the way. Even though I had receipts for everything, and the parts used either far exceeded genuine, or were genuine, becuase the service book did not have any service stamps in it, it always became a negotiation point for potential buyers. You're dealer wants to make money. You're always safer going by the severe service or 5000 mile intervals.
When oil filters malfunction either by being clogged by dirt, engine performance diminishes and results in a costly breakdown. I prefer to do maintenance myself as it's not difficult and enjoy doing it. It is also, in my experience, rare for a car with this much power to be booted in better tyres than Chinese ditchfinders, so my buying budget includes four new tyres as I don't have a death wish. You're dealer wants to make money. Even then the difference is insignificant to today's engines. Was it a Lexus service centre? How much value will the car lose in 2 to 3 years time, compared to how much I would save in performing the service myself. I really don't know how the dealer sets the maint light to 3000 miles.
We thank you for supporting this site. If you didn't receive the owner's manual, go to the owner's page on www. Back in the day, manufacturers recommended 3000 miles but with a filter change only every other change. Power Steering Fluid Figure 7. Thanks for the maintenance schedule. Where wheels are balanced by a non-calibrated machine, the roughness can be detected and the steering wheel vibrates. I never went along with that because I couldn't see running new oil through a partially dirty filter.
A mechanic by trade, he shows us what he's done. Engine Air Filter Figure 6. Same goes for time versus mileage. This gave me some confidence that the vehicle had been serviced correctly by the previous owner. I can't believe that lexus is okay with running that amount of metal shavings in the filter for 15,000km.
The arguments are pretty much personal preference, similar to the discussion on oil and oil change intervals. Even then the difference is insignificant to today's engines. The lock system works properly, is there any leakage after parking, tire surfaces not worn damaged, turn the engine off and ensure that there is adequate ventilation before performing. I know most manufacturers are moving away from the 3k oil change interval with the modern oils. Since I also mentioned that one is from a Toyata dealership, and has surpassed 150k miles, meaning its just had a huge service means its extremely unlikely something is going to fail. The quicker the used oil gets back, the quicker the oil can be filtered again and so on.
I know the is350 uses timing chains so no need for timing belt replacements. Simply with some kind of proof to have this applied. Some euro stuff is upto 30K intervals now days Although that's pushing it a bit far for my liking even. You're always safer going by the severe service or 5000 mile intervals. Continue to press and hold the knob until the trip meter displays 000000. Brake fluid transfers force of a pressed brake pedal onto the wheel hub and lubricates movable parts in braking system to prevent corrosion. By the way, don't by the marketing bull about using premium gas either.
Heat produced during heavy and prolonged braking affects the fluid's operation and also when it vaporizes or air seeps in. By suggesting another service at 5000 km, it sounds like the service centre was eager to see you sooner and make more money from you. So calculate time that I could be spending earning money. How much would this be for Lexus? I am assuming 150K of mostly highway miles won't be that bad, right now I'm driving an 02 Ford Taurus that just hit 125K miles and even that doesn't have much wrong with it, and I drive terribly. Also if a high pitched sound is heard when the engine is idle or starting, it could be the belt is worn out. Power steering reservoir on the left side of the engine.