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Hi All I just bought a second hand 2006 IS250 in black and very good condition. The car is excellent and love it so much compared to my previous car; 2009 Honda Accord. It is far more superior. No regret in purchasing it.

I have got a couple of questions I hope someone could help me.

1. The service interval for the car is 12 months. I am just curious what sort of oil viscosity and brand do they put in the car? Most of Japanese cars service interval is 6months. I dont like the idea of 12months interval although it is much less hassle.

2. When putting the gear in N with foot-brake engaged (?), opening the door would set off the warning chime on the dash. Is there anyway to turn this warning off?

Thanks.

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Congrats on your purchase.

Service intervals are 15,000kms or 12 months - whichever occurs first and for those sort of intervals it should definitely be fully synthetic oil - however I'm unsure of the viscosity.

I have my IS350 serviced every 7,500kms or 6 months in between just for peace of mind so that I know it isn't being left with the same oil and filter for a year. Have done this with all my cars regardless.

As for disabling the warning chime - Easiest way would be just to put it in park instead of neutral if you're opening the door or getting in/out. I doubt there's an easy way of disabling it because the dash panel should also tell you at the same time to put the selector in the P position...

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Hi All I just bought a second hand 2006 IS250 in black and very good condition. The car is excellent and love it so much compared to my previous car; 2009 Honda Accord. It is far more superior. No regret in purchasing it.

I have got a couple of questions I hope someone could help me.

1. The service interval for the car is 12 months. I am just curious what sort of oil viscosity and brand do they put in the car? Most of Japanese cars service interval is 6months. I dont like the idea of 12months interval although it is much less hassle.

2. When putting the gear in N with foot-brake engaged (?), opening the door would set off the warning chime on the dash. Is there anyway to turn this warning off?

Thanks.

According to Lexus service sheet:

SAE 5W-30

API grade SM “Energy-Conserving” or

ILSAC*9, multi grade engine oil

I use 5w-30 Nulon , you need 6.3l per oil change with filter.

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It really worry me servicing once a year. The car was last serviced at end of 2011. So it has been 4 months since it was last serviced. Just checked the oil it seems to be still pretty clear (ie. no debris). I will monitor it in the next few months to see how well the oil is going. If it is black and has a lot of contamination, I might just drain and fill the engine with new oil myself. Does anyone know if Lexus service allows you to bring your own oil? I usually use Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 for my last car. It is a very good oil.

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I would go every 5 or 6000 kms. Keep on top of any small issues that can turn into big issues. I wish I had of done this with my 93 es300, it might still be on the road now!!

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