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Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations #4682086
03/02/18 09:19 AM
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HampsHump Offline OP
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Hey Guys,

Newbie here. My 2011 ES is up for an oil change and I want to go full synthetic.
This would be the very first change over to synthetic.

Mileage: 58K
Engine model: 2GR-FE
Recommended viscosity: SAE 5W-30 (if unavailable, SAE 10W-30 maybe used)
Location: Houston, TX (humid subtropical)

Please give your expert recommendations on the synthetic oil type/brands I should consider including filters.
I plan on buying the oil/filters and getting the change done at Walmart or a good local lube shop.
Can I go directly to a synthetic or do I need to step through a blend?
Online/local store to buy oil/filters etc.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump] #4682096
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M1 5W-30 and a Fram TG9972.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump] #4682100
03/02/18 09:35 AM
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Pennzoil Platinum Pure Plus High Mileage 5W30 and a Fram Ultra!!! You can use the $10.00 rebate for Pennzoil synthetics also. wink


Dale

Last edited by BAJA_05; 03/02/18 09:37 AM.

2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L PPPP 0W20 & FU (108K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
QSHM 5W30 & FU (96K)
2000 Ram 4X4 5.9L (93K) PYB 10W30 & FU
Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump] #4682103
03/02/18 09:38 AM
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M1 5-30.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: BAJA_05] #4682105
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Originally Posted By: BAJA_05
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage 5W30 and a Fram Ultra!!! You can use the $10.00 rebate for Pennzoil synthetics also. wink


Not a high mileage vehicle. You might want to avoid high mileage oils until you see leaking or an oil consumption problem.


2015 Hyundai Elantra Sport 2.0 GDI Mobil 1 5W20 & OEM/Mann W811/80 Filter
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol Edge 5W40 & OEM/Mann W811/80 Filter
Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: knerml] #4682108
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Originally Posted By: knerml
Originally Posted By: BAJA_05
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage 5W30 and a Fram Ultra!!! You can use the $10.00 rebate for Pennzoil synthetics also. wink


Not a high mileage vehicle. You might want to avoid high mileage oils until you see leaking or an oil consumption problem.


The HM oils many times are the ones on sale. But you'd be smart to avoid them because they will cause what specific damage to your car?


2004 Corolla 126813
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump] #4682113
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Depends....What are your driving habits? All city, go cheap and change more frequently. All highway, do extended drains with an oil designed for it (M1 EP, Amsoil)


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump] #4682125
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Any major brand that meets the specs for your Lexus will do. How long do you plan to go between oil changes?


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Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4682135
03/02/18 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted By: knerml
Originally Posted By: BAJA_05
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage 5W30 and a Fram Ultra!!! You can use the $10.00 rebate for Pennzoil synthetics also. wink


Not a high mileage vehicle. You might want to avoid high mileage oils until you see leaking or an oil consumption problem.


The HM oils many times are the ones on sale. But you'd be smart to avoid them because they will cause what specific damage to your car?


The additive used to treat oil seals cause them to swell and take a new set. If you then stop using HM oil, the oil leaks may return and may become worse.


2015 Hyundai Elantra Sport 2.0 GDI Mobil 1 5W20 & OEM/Mann W811/80 Filter
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol Edge 5W40 & OEM/Mann W811/80 Filter
Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: JLTD] #4682149
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HampsHump Offline OP
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City and some highway, easy driving, 70-80 mph on highway.
preferred change- 6-7K.

Thanks

Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4682157
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What impact will the high mileage 5W30 have over the non..?

Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump] #4682164
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High mileage oils are for engines that have a weep or seeping issue or for some oil burning issues. If you have neither of those you dont need it.


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Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump] #4682185
03/02/18 10:57 AM
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I like pp or pup.
But most importantly just go with what's on sale.

For filter I suggest you just buy a 5pack of toyota oem filters with drain crush washers. There are various toyota and lexus dealer parts depts who put up amazon or ebay storefronts that will sell you a discounted 5packs. You can also access the low price dealer that uses the trademotion network via parts.com.
If you think ahead you should also buy other oem maintenance items like wipers or engine air filters at the same time to amortize shipping

If youre buying an oil and filter bundled special from an autoparts store oil change deal, I'd run the bundled bosch or fram or purolator whatever filter is in the bundle without hesitation.
For pup set up an alert for amazon when it goes on sale and use the pennzoil rebate.

Last edited by raytseng; 03/02/18 11:00 AM.
Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: raytseng] #4682205
03/02/18 11:21 AM
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Thanks for the heads up. I was able to find 6 quart M1 5w30 at Sam's Club for $27.78 before tax.
I now need to buy
- air conditioner filter
- engine air filter

Sorry. What is pp and pup?

Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump] #4682206
03/02/18 11:23 AM
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I would skip the High Mileage oils as well.

Any major brand of synthetic would do fine. You don't need to go to a blend first.

Fram Ultra filters


15 Toyota Prius - M1 EP 0w20 SN+
02 Toyota ECHO - Valv MaxLife Full Syn 5w30 SN+
97 Lexus LX450 - M1 EP HM 5w30 SN+
93 Lexus LS400 - Valv MaxLife Full Syn 5w30
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