ES 330 Fuel Requirements

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Old 13 Apr 2004, 10:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
Rich
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Default ES 330 Fuel Requirements

Hello,
I am considering an ES 330. Just one question, what grade of fuel is
adequate in this model? The Lexus web-site says regular unleaded, and the
dealer says 91 octane. Anyone had any experience trying different grades?
Thanks for your help.
Rich.


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Old 14 Apr 2004, 07:37 am   #2 (permalink)
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Ours will run ok on 87, but even my wife says it doesn't drive as
well on 87. I gave up and put the good stuff in now. I should try a
tank to see if the 89 is ok.


On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 03:53:16 GMT, "Rich" <r.warrington@comcast.net>
wrote:

>Hello,
>I am considering an ES 330. Just one question, what grade of fuel is
>adequate in this model? The Lexus web-site says regular unleaded, and the
>dealer says 91 octane. Anyone had any experience trying different grades?
>Thanks for your help.
>Rich.
>


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Old 14 Apr 2004, 09:24 am   #3 (permalink)
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"Rich" <r.warrington@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Hello,
> I am considering an ES 330. Just one question, what grade of fuel is
> adequate in this model? The Lexus web-site says regular unleaded, and the
> dealer says 91 octane. Anyone had any experience trying different grades?
> Thanks for your help.
> Rich.
>
>


The manual actually says to use 87. That's actually the selling point on
this. Most vehicles the ES330 competes with (Cadillac CTS, etc) require 91.
I have been using 87 and it works great!


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Old 14 Apr 2004, 12:36 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I've got a 3 month old ES330 (had a GS). I run 87. Actually like the $2-3
savings per tank.
"Dan J. S." <me@hyperx.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Rich" <r.warrington@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:MA2fc.32302$wP1.111598@attbi_s54...
> > Hello,
> > I am considering an ES 330. Just one question, what grade of fuel is
> > adequate in this model? The Lexus web-site says regular unleaded, and

the
> > dealer says 91 octane. Anyone had any experience trying different

grades?
> > Thanks for your help.
> > Rich.
> >
> >

>
> The manual actually says to use 87. That's actually the selling point on
> this. Most vehicles the ES330 competes with (Cadillac CTS, etc) require

91.
> I have been using 87 and it works great!
>
>



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Old 14 Apr 2004, 06:32 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks to all for your information. It will make the decision to go with
the ES 330 that much easier.
Rich.

"Rich" <r.warrington@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Hello,
> I am considering an ES 330. Just one question, what grade of fuel is
> adequate in this model? The Lexus web-site says regular unleaded, and the
> dealer says 91 octane. Anyone had any experience trying different grades?
> Thanks for your help.
> Rich.
>
>



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Old 17 Apr 2004, 11:59 am   #6 (permalink)
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Just wondering why anyone who owns a new Lexus would be concerned about a
couple of bucks difference in a tank fillup. I read one response on that
point and was dumbfounded. If saving a couple of bucks per tankful is a
real perk, then those people should buy a Toyota instead and not worry so
much about the fuel cost.


"Rich" <r.warrington@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks to all for your information. It will make the decision to go with
> the ES 330 that much easier.
> Rich.
>
> "Rich" <r.warrington@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:MA2fc.32302$wP1.111598@attbi_s54...
> > Hello,
> > I am considering an ES 330. Just one question, what grade of fuel is
> > adequate in this model? The Lexus web-site says regular unleaded, and

the
> > dealer says 91 octane. Anyone had any experience trying different

grades?
> > Thanks for your help.
> > Rich.
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 17 Apr 2004, 12:16 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Previously in alt.autos.lexus, "Steve Larson" <r@NOSPAM.com>
proclaimed :

>Just wondering why anyone who owns a new Lexus would be concerned about a
>couple of bucks difference in a tank fillup. I read one response on that
>point and was dumbfounded. If saving a couple of bucks per tankful is a
>real perk, then those people should buy a Toyota instead and not worry so
>much about the fuel cost.
>



I own a Harley and you'd be amazed at how many people bitch and moan
about spending about $10 more for synthetic oil. Dude, you just spent
$20k on a bike and you're complaining about spending $10 more on oil?

I had a friend that owned a Ferrari and he did nothing but complain
about how much he had to pay in high octane fuel and the lousy mileage
it got.

Well...DUH...if you have to be concerned about how much a car like
that costs to maintain, you can't afford one.


amazing...




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Old 19 Apr 2004, 11:03 am   #8 (permalink)
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In article <MA2fc.32302$wP1.111598@attbi_s54>, r.warrington@comcast.net
says...
> Hello,
> I am considering an ES 330. Just one question, what grade of fuel is
> adequate in this model? The Lexus web-site says regular unleaded, and the
> dealer says 91 octane. Anyone had any experience trying different grades?
> Thanks for your help.
> Rich.
>
>
>

It's a Lexus, not a Kia. If price of gas is a consideration, get a
Camry.

By the way, I just bought a 2004 ES 330. My decision was based on built
quality, mechanical reliability, and prestige.
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Old 19 Apr 2004, 04:07 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Have you noticed any hesitation in the transmission on the 2004 ES 330 yet ?

Would love to get one but am concerned by the numerous complaints by other
ES 330 owners. Would love to know if they fixed it for 2004.

The Duke


>
> By the way, I just bought a 2004 ES 330. My decision was based on built
> quality, mechanical reliability, and prestige.



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Old 19 Apr 2004, 04:56 pm   #10 (permalink)
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If I had to guess, I'd say the ECU "update" they provided for the 2002-2003
ES drivers was the production version in the 2004.


"The Duke" <yours@dot.com> wrote in message
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> Have you noticed any hesitation in the transmission on the 2004 ES 330 yet

?
>
> Would love to get one but am concerned by the numerous complaints by other
> ES 330 owners. Would love to know if they fixed it for 2004.
>
> The Duke
>
>
> >
> > By the way, I just bought a 2004 ES 330. My decision was based on built
> > quality, mechanical reliability, and prestige.

>
>



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