Great hot and cold start protection. The hesitation and subsequent lurching is very noticeable when accelerating from 24 mph. I saw a Grand Am recommend 7000 miles on regular oil--that car's computer is not calibrated for synthetic! I cannot agree with that conclusion. Superior protection again oxidation, neutralizing acids, inhibiting corrosion, reducing wear and protects against deposits. First check fuses and relays. Again, let me stress, I feel that the car is unsafe in making left hand turns with oncoming traffic.
Now Lexus acknowledges the problem and offers a remedy! Being of smaller molecular structure than regular oils, synthetics can lead to sooner gasket leaks, as the gaskets fall naturally over time. The main thing is that oil is changed on a regular basis. Advance Auto Parts has 5 different Automatic Transmission Fluid for your vehicle, ready for shipping or in-store pick up. I would still maintain changes at no more than 7,500 miles. Like Latify, I've known people who have gotten well over 300,000 on Toyota engines running on regular oil.
Now with all of the problems coming out of this company, I think it is important for me to bring this issue and I am sure there are many people who have complained about it. The contact stated that the battery discharge warning light was illuminated. Thank you for helping with the safety issue. And 123k isn't high mileage to a Camry! Since there isn't a Lexus dealer in my hometown they informed me that the closest dealers were at least 150 miles from my home. Oil Change every 6-months or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first. The contact stated that the failure had begun to occur more frequently. The dealership said it was a problem built into the system and couldn't be fixed.
The internet discussions are right. Change every 10,000 miles or 6-months, whichever comes first. Look under Fuel Pump Shut Off System. After driving it for a month or two. Caller is waiting for manufacturer to call her back. It almost stopped making turns. Great for flat tappet cams and high tension valve springs.
True, you remove an air filter and your car may free rev easier, but think of how much money and time Lexus spent on deciding what exact intake piping and fuel mapping to use. There are alot of complaints registered on the internet I. When Lexus finally changed the transmission, I felt it was finally safe to get rid of the car. Upon inspection mechanic determined that the code in the tcm needed to be updated. Works in gas or diesel engines.
You have to do some steps in order for the car to run again. Whatever it takes it needs to be done soon. In a non-turbo engine, the physical mechanics of the engine, allow only so much vacuum to the throttle plates, at any given rpm. The failure was diagnosed by the dealer five times. It needs to be recognized by Lexus before their is a fatality due to the extreme lag at start from stop conditions. And change it on a regular basis : 3-5k miles.
We were told that the car would adjust to the driver over a period of time. Ive noticed that as you reduce the restricion caused by an air filter the car was designed to have , you lose some of the smooth acceleration. It was taken back to the Lexus dealership for the complaint two or more times. If not, switching over now will possibly cause you engine seal leaks, and will definitely have you throwing money away needlessly. The contact was able to continue to drive the vehicle to his destination.
There was something definitely wrong with the system. I also want to add that engine flushes for the most part aren't a good idea. This product is superior to anything you can get mixed with your fuel from the gas station pump. The failure mileage was approximately 66,108. I was almost in a very serious accident last night as a result of the acceleration hesitation problem. Do not go by vehicle's oil life monitor when using this oil. More consistent acceleration, albeit still had somewhat of a delay.