Lexus has provided excellent warranty service for me. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. I'm not saying that its unsafe for the motor, I'm just saying that should you ever have any type of warranty claim that they can pin on your longer oil change intervals, they will. What's included in an oil change service? The Editorial department is independent of Cars. This has to be the worst interface on the market today, and Lexus continues to proliferate it across its lineup, with each new vehicle failing to improve upon it in any measurable way despite variations such as a touchpad in other models. But I have many luxury cars and I never used regular 87 gas in them. Dino is less the synthetic in every area.
You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. Anybody can speculate about an attempt at denial, but guarantee from outsiders is just speculation. Like you I have years of experience with the 2 brands as well as other premium brands, not to mention internet forums. But it is reasonably priced — much more so than many of its German competitors. For most Lexuss, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Unfortunately Toyotas very expensive payout is now in history books.
The spindle grille that has found its way across the entire Lexus lineup looks only mildly outrageous here, where it was first seen, instead of full-on silly, as it does on some other Lexus models. Yet there are some people for whom nothing but a traditional luxury sedan will do. From my limited almost 13 years of doing oil testing on my engines , synthetics are better but it comes down to 2 reasons; people do not want to pay the price or: 2 they are un-educated on the subject. No matter whether your engine requires a synthetic motor oil blend, high mileage oil, or a basic synthetic, you can bet we'll do what's right for your car given your driving style, mileage, and climate. And 10K intervals on Mobile1 is not negligent, the well documented lab results prove that.
As an engineer, frankly all the discussion is nonsense, the cars ran great. If you drive 15k miles per year, that amounts to 3 changes per year instead of 1. Doing 10k changes on a 2007 risks voiding the warranty. But people some recommend using 91 premium for better performance and engine life. He works for Lexus indirectly and he told you what Lexus says needs to be done to maintain the vehicle. I am now using Lc20 in the oil. Now same as Camry, so I guess for Lexus the sigma of premium wasn't worth it.
If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. Again to repeat, it's not fine for everybody to casually change to 10K intervals, see above. And then I will demo a method for easy oil extraction and focus on the most important aspect of the oil extraction: how to speed up the oil extraction time. The dashboard shape is formal and devoid of visual interest. The biggest area integral to 2 is that people do not test their oil to clearly see the delta in properties. Lexus can print whatever they want. If you are doing longer drains, I would pay the price for a synthetic oil.
Again not saying toyota is wrong but show me the numbers. The bottom line is that if you use synthetic you'll spend 3 times as much money on motor oil, but will not any see a measurable gain in engine life or fuel economy. Just remember to always fill up when you reach half a tank. In order to deny Warranty claim Lexus would have to prove that the 10K intervals contributed or caused the problem reported. The first service writer dork I asked at dealership about this, said I needed to come in at 5K intervals with synthetic oil, blah blah, blah.
Toyota has explained they use dino because it delivers excellent engine life 500,000+ miles at a more reasonable cost to the owner than synthetic. When you give your car what it needs, it'll give you back a whole lot more. Not starting an oil debate but I would do a search on this. Based on my tests, the oil is able to do this and have. Lately Lexus has dropped to recommending regular and so did the performance specs. Something formal, upright, not too flashy, not too fast — and not too expensive, either.
Most Lexuss have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. The bottom line is that if you use synthetic you'll spend 3 times as much money on motor oil, but will not any see a measurable gain in engine life or fuel economy. Now if you are doing 3K drains many do , I would use dino oil. Toyota has explained they use dino because it delivers excellent engine life 500,000+ miles at a more reasonable cost to the owner than synthetic. Yes, we haven't had engine seizures and oil sludging, no kidding.
He said that is all that they install now and that all Lexus dealers would be doing the same. No the dork is wrong, because the law protects owners. There oil is your typical run of the mill dino oil. Lexus specifically stated that oil change intervals could not be lengthened when using synthetic oil. Or is dino oil better? Yes, we know how poorly Toyota and Lexus did when it paid out big time for oil sludging problem, even when owners were severly negligent. I guess I go with what the dealer said. I've owned the car for 5 years and I've had no problems.