But what if you want a luxury car that makes all its advertised power without any octane preference? Live representatives are always willing to assist you with your shopping needs. Always fast never hesitated and gave me a smile each day. Second, braking and suspension failure. Once your engine stop knocking, the computer will slowly advance timing slowly until it knocks again and it dials back again. We're here to help with whateveve questions or concerns. Now if you're on a track timing things, the difference may show up there.
If you dont plan to keep your car for long or if it is a lease then it really doesnt matter. I disagree, because I have seen it happen. A relative who is a Toyota master mechanic told me that today all cars have knock sensors and unless you're pounding on the gas you can run them on regular. So, replace it at least once half a year. It is smooth, comfortable, and has plenty of power.
I'm sure the rising gas prices are changing that psychology, which is part of the reason this thread exists. I am selling it because I want to sit up higher after driving sedans for a couple of decades. I disagree that Lexus would advertise the fact that the car runs just fine on regular. Turn the drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the drive belt from the engine. It's like driving a sport car and luxury car in one. In fact, I think its the opposite, if they can advertise a Lexus which use regular gas, consumers would have more interest in the car, because it lowers the operating cost. Overall, I would recommend the car, especially at used prices - not sure there is a better used value for a sporty mid sized sedan out there with the dependability the Lexus badge brings.
I read that the Lexus recommended oil and transmission fluid are better than other stuff part of the reason they only ask for oil changes every 5K miles. So, even though oil may go down, gas prices still have to catch up to oil price increases so they're not likely to fall as much. Take a socket and long handle ratchet or breaker bar and place it over the nut in the center of the crankshaft pulley. Once your engine stop knocking, the computer will slowly advance timing slowly until it knocks again and it dials back again. If saving a few dollars for a negligible difference belittles owners of 50K cars, doesn't negotiating on those same cars belittle the owners? Not sure I agree with you. This can cause damage to the engine.
We talked to company representatives, combed through specs and downloaded more owners manuals than we can count. As an engineer, frankly all the discussion is nonsense, the cars ran great. Each model has a full list of specifications and recommended octane gas on the company's homepage, Lexus. Obviously, this issue has close relation with engine. Most people buying cars don't frequent these types of forums so they are not privy to these types of conversations. They share similar engines from the Toyota line and have a lower compression ratio engine.
Allow handle to wedge up next to something sturdy; next, manually try to rotate the belt a few turns to see if the the nut in the crankshaft pulley rotates or not. Start the engine and check the charging system for proper operation 5w-30 is the norm. Spread out over a 350 mile range, that's less than 1 cent per mile difference in cost. I can certainly judge very well what I feel and what I don't. It has nothing to do with 'ego'.
In order to save your time and energy in maintaining, here we will tell you what parts are very vulnerable. Most luxury-vehicle owners are accustomed to paying extra for premium fuel, which higher-compression engines often prefer. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Keep in mind that oil is the single biggest component of gas prices and retail gas prices haven't gone up nearly as much as oil has. Than stated above will cause persistent heavy knocking, severe, this will lead engine damage, if you detect heavy knocking even when using, recommended fuel, or if you hear steady knocking while. By the way, I can't tel the difference in the performance.
Now same as Camry, so I guess for Lexus the sigma of premium wasn't worth it. We here at Auto Parts Warehouse want to make sure you're happy with your car part purchases. An engine that uses premium fuel is designed for higher compression which can give it higher peak power. Did a lot of reading on the topic. Install the radiator with the two upper supports and torque the bolts to 9 ft. I bought regular fuel today for 1.
Other drivers may - to each his own. It feels like I am driving on air. But they all thought the engine performance reduced so that loss of power while acceleration and poor fuel efficiency lower the overall quality of the vehicle. With the price of gas these days, if the Lexus can get away with using regular gas, that would be a big selling point. Like I said, I'm sure there is a performance difference that I would probably notice on a track, but I don't feel it in my every day driving.
I Use premiumjust because my step dad who has worked on carrs hs whole life swares it is a scam and there is such minimal differences off the two. Only to engines that require it. I'm sure if I took it to a track, I would. Probably the best car I ever owned. Interestingly, many Lexus models are based on shared platforms with Toyota equivalents. Connect the alternator wire clamp to the wire clip on the alternator.