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Easiest Way To Change Lexus ES350 Oil and Filter


This is easiest way to change engine oil and filter for a Lexus ES350. The example used here is a 2014 model year car. We begin with the kind of tools needed, and proceed to replacing the canister type oil filter. And then I will demo a method for easy oil extraction and focus on the most important aspect of the oil extraction: how to speed up the oil extraction time. If you don’t use oil extraction, you may simply use traditional way to drain the oil through the oil plug. Finally I will show you how to reset the maintenance light.

If you are interested in just watching how to change the canister type oil filter, you may watch this video: https://youtu.be/C074os54sQM

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Lexus ES350
Lexus ES350 2014
Oil Filter Wrench
Oil Change
Engine Oil Change
DIY
Motor Oil
Engine oil extraction
cartridge oil filter
cartridge style
canister style
spin-on filters

Other related videos:
DIY: Cheapest Engine Oil Extractor, Drain Fluid Easily and Free
https://youtu.be/FoiY4sWYHvU
Clean and Cheap Way to Change Engine Oil (Subaru Example)
https://youtu.be/S0Ndn4rdBMg
How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo
The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc
N Ways To Remove An Oil Filter Without Special Tool
https://youtu.be/QPVs03aZjmc
4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk
How to Change Engine Oil For Honda Accord
https://youtu.be/HavaTZDwtjk

What is Done to Your Car During Yearly Smog Check?


Aren’t you curious about what is done to your car during your yearly smog check? Every year or every other year I have to have a smog check done. In the past when I asked to do video taping, they always refused. Today I found a friendly shop to let me show you how exactly the smog check is done.

There are 2 different smog check procedures, one for cars from year 2000 and earlier, the other one is for newer cars (which is easier). There are 7 steps in your California smog check. They are computerized tests and takes about 20 seconds for each test. If you pass the test, the report then is sent directly to the DMV electronically.

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smog check
smog test
california smog check
DMV
dynomo
dynomometer
2000 and earlier
tail pipe sensor
OBD2

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in the 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this Youtube Setting/Quality).

Please check out other related videos:
The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools – in 4K UHD
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc
How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Rotate Tires Without Any Special Tools
https://youtu.be/TBpn030_-kU

4 Solutions When Charging Station Won’t Release EV Car


Fears associated with your electric cars? Many people told me: not being able to unplug. Many drivers found they couldn’t unplug their cars after charging had completed. Here I will show you 4 situations that you are not able to unplug from a level 3 quick charger and what you could do.

You may also want to check out other EV related videos:
5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

How do two Blink Quick Charger Ports Share one Charging Station?
https://youtu.be/I8oYrOiYgJ8

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504
https://youtu.be/EwzkSD-6uQY

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unplug
release
quick charger
quick charger port
no charge to charge
ev
Electric vehicle
charge stations
blink
fast charger
Charging Station

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

How Do Two Blink Quick Charger Ports Share One Charging Station?

How do two Blink Quick Charger Ports Share one Charging Station? Only one port can be used at a time. The second port will need to wait, but the switching is automatic.

Please check out other related videos:
EV Quick Charge Station at Santa Clara Convention Center, California
https://youtu.be/QP2r05s209k

5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504
https://youtu.be/EwzkSD-6uQY

Hard to Believe: Young Girls With Such Bad Etiquette At EV Charge Station

Hard to Believe: Young Girls With Such Bad Etiquette At EV Charge Station

This is my own real experience, what happened at the EV charge station at Walgreens 399 El Camino Real South San Francisco, CA 94080. Please share this video with as many people as possible. I was so surprised at the lack of courtesy of a couple of people using the quick charger at a charge station next to the SFO airport. By liking this video and sharing it you may help yourselves and a lot of others.

I wanted to take some EV charge station videos when I went to the San Francisco Airport to pick up someone. I knew I had to stop at some EV charge station since the airport is pretty far from my house. I chose a station with quick Level 3 charger because usually a quick charger stops after 30 minutes so my waiting time would probably not be much more than that. And I was so wrong, but not because there was more than one person in front of me. I really couldn’t believe it.

Please check out other related videos:
EV Quick Charge Station at Santa Clara Convention Center, California
https://youtu.be/QP2r05s209k

EV quick charge station at Capital Kia, San Jose, CA
https://youtu.be/HS2O1Hig2vE

EV quick charge station at Whole Foods Market 777 The Alameda, San Jose, CA
https://youtu.be/Q5npZ0fCPYo

EV quick charge station at Walgreens, 1399 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA, 95126
https://youtu.be/kRoQDhCYk0E

EV quick charge station at Walgreens, 200 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050
https://youtu.be/2w51-iom8aM

EV quick charge station at 2050 Channing Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303
https://youtu.be/GU75di68J2g

EV quick charge station at Premier Nissan of San Jose, 1120 Capitol Expressway San Jose, California 95136
http://youtu.be/ga9ui5dePIU

EV quick charge station at Stanford Shopping Center,250 Quarry Rd Palo Alto CA 94304
https://youtu.be/N8zNYm-qqaA

EV quick charge station at Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118.
https://youtu.be/olvDcDvJgjc

5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504
https://youtu.be/EwzkSD-6uQY

Tags
Etiquette
quick charger
quick charger port
CHAdeMO
SAE Combo Connector
CCS
Combined Charging System
access code
ez-charge card
no charge to charge
ev
Electric vehicle
charge stations
blink
evgo
clipper creek
nrg evGo
nissan leaf
faulty
fast charger
mistakes
Charging Station

How To Remove A Badly Corroded Car Battery, Replace With New

My battery terminals were really corroded. It was so bad that the bolts and nuts could not be saved. When I got a new set of bolts and nuts, even though they were purchased based on the year and make, they didn’t fit well. I will show you how to fix that.

In addition to demonstrating how to remove a badly corroded battery and replace with a new battery, I will show you how to be safe and will explain the correct procedure to avoid hazards as well as damage to the battery assembly.

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battery
terminal
corroded
corrosion
clean
lead
posts
cable
correct sequence
correct steps
damage
sparks
acid
safe
safety

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in the 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this Youtube Setting/Quality).

Please check out other related videos:
The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools – in 4K UHD
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc

How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Rotate Tires Without Any Special Tools
https://youtu.be/TBpn030_-kU

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

Everything You Want to Know About EV Charging – My Adventure


There is only one kind of gas station but there are so many different EV charge stations. There are different charging networks and different equipment manufacturers and standards.

I will share with you my adventures at various EV charge stations and the mistakes I made. If there are people at the charge station ahead of you, you may not know what to ask yet, then, after other people leave, and it is your turn to charge, then there is no one around whom you can ask. Sure, you may feel embarrassed about asking questions, but you should be grateful if there is someone around the station who can explain things to you. When there was no one around, I had to spend a long time to figure things out myself. I really wished someone had made this kind of collection of videos for me to learn from.

Please check out other related videos:
5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504
https://youtu.be/EwzkSD-6uQY

EV Quick Charge Station at Santa Clara Convention Center, California
https://youtu.be/QP2r05s209k

EV quick charge station at Capital Kia, San Jose, CA
https://youtu.be/HS2O1Hig2vE

Tags
quick charger
quick charger port
CHAdeMO
SAE Combo Connector
CCS
Combined Charging System
access code
ez-charge card
no charge to charge
ev
Electric vehicle
charge stations
blink
evgo
clipper creek
nrg evGo
nissan leaf
faulty
fast charger
mistakes
Charging Station

4 Years Later, Attaching Rearview Mirror Again — Glue attached to windshield


4 years after my first video showing how to re-attach the rearview mirror, it fell off again. While I am glad that it lasted 4 years, it tells me that something is not right. I am not sure why it came off, so I will experiment more and share the results with everyone. I have two options:
1. repeat the process and see if it works.
2. find the reason it failed and do things differently.
Since the rearview mirror repair glue/kit is only $2 at Walmart, it is sensible to first try #1. If it does not work, then I will try something different.

The video of re-attaching the rearview mirror is shown below:
Rearview Mirror Repair –Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/8MqFRc1JSVo

How To Reset EV Charge Station Error Code 0x0504


My previous experiment with the EV charging station (titled How To Reset EV Charge Station, https://youtu.be/ia_cNr54y6s) did not include this error case, reseting Error code 0x0504. It is pretty easy.

Please check out other related videos:
5 Mistakes Made at Various EV Charging Stations
https://youtu.be/t9InCQslp8E

EV Charger Experiment Gone Wrong-Emergency Stop Red Button
https://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s

Flat Tire-My Most Embarrassing Moments,Unbelievable, I’m Shocked
https://youtu.be/R6j0hDRnWRM

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

Tags
reset
ez-charge card
no charge to charge
ev
Electric vehicle
charge stations
blink
evgo
nrg evGo
faulty
fast charger
Charging Station
0x0504
0504

How To Reset EV Charge Station


After my previous experiment with the emergency stop button messed up things (see http://youtu.be/b29_IsqSx5s)
I decided to move to another location to have a second try. This time it worked by turning the Emergency Stop Button clockwise, and the button popped back.

In addition, I went to yet another location that has a different charger. It had a connection error and I could not reset it the same way. I had to make a call, so that the operator could reset it remotely.

Tags
reset
ez-charge card
no charge to charge
ev
Electric vehicle
charge stations
blink
evgo
nrg evGo
faulty
fast charger
Charging Station