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Just came across random video, which I found rather interesting... I assume most newer Lexus engines would use low compression rings. Fun thing - I did oil changes on IS250 every 6k miles instead of 10k, but I doubt it matter at the mileage car had. Although my oil consumption was ~ 0.6-1L oil per 10k miles, not so bad for nearly 200k engine.

 

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wow what a video. Not too sure what to think of him. One or three contradictions at least. Personally I can't believe a car from new covering just 40 odd k miles had a knackered engine because of oil changes at 10k intervals. To me that's one helluva poor engine design. I agree with him about oil changes at 5k miles. I suppose its lucky to me that I'm now a low miler. About 3k miles a year. Mind you my car has averaged 6.5k miles a year and with a full lexus service history I think my engine is just fine and dandy. Out of interest tho I'll look at the oil level at fuel ups. Interesting video you've found Linas.

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27 years old, 92,000 miles, a 2-3000 mile annual oil and filter change with fully synthetic and doesn’t use a drop of the golden stuff.

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Mines a 2006 with 40k and does not use a drop - oil changed twice a year but only once in the past 12 months as have just not done the miles.

 

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2007, 43k on my 250 and oil changed every 5k religiously in all (5) of our cars, would like to ‘see’ inside but got absolutely no intention of ‘going in!’ 😀

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Excellent video - just watched it - totally agree with the guy in this video and also with the engine cleaner (engine flush), have done this for years and years. Had a Vauxhall Astra once - long time ago (2003) and that had the issue with oil consumption, 1 litre per 1k miles and Vauxhall were adamant that it was normal usage - begged to differ at the time, had it on a consumption test by them and the results came back as fine - eventually sold it back to them as a part x against first Lexus - best thing i done.

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Blimey. I've had both a SRI Cavalier and a SR Astra (I think it was SR but a 1800 injection anyway). Both for a couple years and must have put 40k + miles on each. Oil changes were at 6k intervals and neither car had oil leaks or burnt its oil and neither lost any either. I must have been lucky with my vauxhalls.

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