nikhilpatel05 Member Posts: 2
edited April 2014 in Lexus
i was told that on my is300 it is beneficial to change the oil every 5,000 miles. i just bought the car, and have always been adapted to the normal 3,000 miles. Any advice on whether this is ok. Dealership recommends 5,000 miles. Plus are there any other care tips for this car anyone might have...
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I would follow their recommendation and should be just fine.
Another question, has anyone started their IS while the door is open and there are no noise except the car? It seems that I hear a ping noise or something similar to metal to metal contact, but it seems to go on and off? Has anyone experienced that?
Another question, is your transmission still shifting funny after 3000 miles? I spoke with dealer and a Lexus tech., they say the transmission is trying to learn between 1200 to 3000 miles and I hate it when it is in bumper to bumper traffic!
I love this car and it is fun car to drive on the open highway when there are no cops. Has anyone experienced there tail end of the car seems to be doing their own thing like moving side to side. May be I'm going above 80 mph, but I'm not sure if wind is involved because I don't hear anything except for tire noise. By the way talking about tires, is everyone having even tire wear. It seems I'm driving pretty hard around corners on coldwater cyn and sunset blvd.
To be extra, extra safe, use dead-dino (conventional oils) for the first 10,000 miles.
Be sure to follow your owner's manual regarding any special break-in oil that may be in your car directly from the factory. You'll want to leave this in for the specified amount of time.
--- Bror Jace
Also, there are some issues to be aware of regarding the plastic undercarriage cover dropping off the vehicle, CD changer jams, and an upcoming ECU fix for transmission troubles. All of these have been discussed there.