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#4682086 - 03/02/18 09:19 AM Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations
HampsHump Offline


Registered: 03/01/18
Posts: 10
Loc: TX, USA
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.

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#4682096 - 03/02/18 09:33 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4027
Loc: North Carolina
M1 5W-30 and a Fram TG9972.
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#4682100 - 03/02/18 09:35 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump]
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Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 337
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Pennzoil Platinum Pure Plus High Mileage 5W30 and a Fram Ultra!!! You can use the $10.00 rebate for Pennzoil synthetics also. wink


Dale


Edited by BAJA_05 (03/02/18 09:37 AM)
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#4682103 - 03/02/18 09:38 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 13655
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M1 5-30.
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#4682105 - 03/02/18 09:38 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: BAJA_05]
knerml Offline


Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 479
Loc: NE Ohio
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.
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#4682108 - 03/02/18 09:41 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: knerml]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2731
Loc: Wet side WA
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?
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#4682113 - 03/02/18 09:46 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 642
Loc: US
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)
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#4682125 - 03/02/18 09:58 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump]
PimTac Online   content


Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4232
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
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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#4682135 - 03/02/18 10:09 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
knerml Offline


Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 479
Loc: NE Ohio
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.
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#4682149 - 03/02/18 10:21 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: JLTD]
HampsHump Offline


Registered: 03/01/18
Posts: 10
Loc: TX, USA
City and some highway, easy driving, 70-80 mph on highway.
preferred change- 6-7K.

Thanks

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#4682157 - 03/02/18 10:33 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
HampsHump Offline


Registered: 03/01/18
Posts: 10
Loc: TX, USA
What impact will the high mileage 5W30 have over the non..?

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#4682164 - 03/02/18 10:36 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump]
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Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4232
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
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 donít need it.
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#4682185 - 03/02/18 10:57 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump]
raytseng Offline


Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 2333
Loc: CA
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.


Edited by raytseng (03/02/18 11:00 AM)

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#4682205 - 03/02/18 11:21 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: raytseng]
HampsHump Offline


Registered: 03/01/18
Posts: 10
Loc: TX, USA
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?

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#4682206 - 03/02/18 11:23 AM Re: Lexus ES 350 oil change recommendations [Re: HampsHump]
CELICA_XX Offline


Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 861
Loc: Oklahoma
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
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