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Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 03-01-16, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Xtom73G
Yes, I should have done. Lexus part number is:...

Yes, I should have done. Lexus part number is: 8533014490. Prices ranged from $84 plus shipping to $104. I even saw one at $159. I found that the Toyota part was shown no fit until model 2001, but...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 03-01-16, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By Xtom73G
The gas cap vent allows air into tank, and if...

The gas cap vent allows air into tank, and if stuck, fuel pump can create a vacuum condition, stalling fuel delivery to engine. I have seen this cause tank to dent in, and then go "bong" when enough...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-28-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By Xtom73G
I have seen this behavior with a stuck gas cap...

I have seen this behavior with a stuck gas cap vent.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 02-24-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 128,456
Posted By Xtom73G
I may get into this project soon, and at the same...

I may get into this project soon, and at the same time, I wish I could replace the white instrument needles with red ones. I could not seem to find any solution, especially a brainstorm lighted...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 02-24-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Xtom73G
My parking lights seemed to burn out too quickly,...

My parking lights seemed to burn out too quickly, so I installed LED'S, slightly bluish cast, cool look, and I'll probably pass on before they burn out. I then used PIAA low beams, and made the...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 02-24-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,284
Posted By Xtom73G
That brought back memories. I remember starting...

That brought back memories. I remember starting my brand new Olds 442 on a snowy morning and hearing a terrible howling sound from under the hood and some sort of banging. I cut the engine and saw...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 02-24-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Xtom73G
Yes, I did look at salvaged items, but decided ...

Yes, I did look at salvaged items, but decided not to take the risk. My pump has the 2 outlets, i.e., front and rear flow. My mechanic has received the new Lexus pump, installing tomorrow. NOTE: I...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 02-18-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Xtom73G
Yes, so true. I did some checking and found out...

Yes, so true. I did some checking and found out that Toyota part no. 85330-20470 does NOT fit my 2000 RX300,
as that part shows a proper fit starting in 2001 model, and mine was manufactured late in...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 02-16-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,284
Posted By Xtom73G
I figure several guys already spent the bucks for...

I figure several guys already spent the bucks for a new pump, but I'm equally sure that this issue is an ongoing one, and others will be hit with it. Another idea; if there is a sensor or a relay...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 02-16-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,284
Posted By Xtom73G
Salimshah, thanks so much for so many helpful...

Salimshah, thanks so much for so many helpful posts on many issues. Guys, please see posts on previous question, and my comment. I speculate only; maybe if the level sensor gets too low, computer...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 02-16-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Xtom73G
The pump on my 2000 RX300 just suddenly stopped...

The pump on my 2000 RX300 just suddenly stopped working yesterday. A new genuine part runs around $96 including shipping. My favorite shop quotes about $110 for labor. They tested and found good...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 11-06-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,942
Posted By Xtom73G
Yeeesss, I am aware of the extreme age of this...

Yeeesss, I am aware of the extreme age of this thread, so please just accept the info. On my 2000 RX 300 AWD, I installed PIAA 19616 low beam headlight bulbs, and Lumen SM194CW short LED 194/T10,...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 09-14-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,407
Posted By Xtom73G
You are welcome, Hrabko. Funny story, out here in...

You are welcome, Hrabko. Funny story, out here in AZ it's common for ranchers to use "COW MAGNETS", a tube shaped mag about 3" long because cows eat pieces of metal like barbed wire, staples, nails,...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 02-19-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,248
Posted By Xtom73G
I realize that this is way out of date, but...

I realize that this is way out of date, but someone may get some help anyway. When a car overheats, one of the first things to suspect is a clogged radiator. Some can be rodded out i.e. cleaned, but...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 01-27-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By Xtom73G
Dash Cam RX 300

Is anybody else out there installing a dash camera in their RX 300? I now have the "Black Box" with the capacitor instead of a battery. I wonder about hard wiring it into power near the automatic...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-27-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,050
Posted By Xtom73G
Lexus should not permit this sort of behavior...

Lexus should not permit this sort of behavior from any authorized dealer. OK, sometimes a specific customer can be very difficult, but a strong Service Adviser should have the people skills to calm...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 01-27-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 38,157
Posted By Xtom73G
Oh, I did forget that I installed new lift gate...

Oh, I did forget that I installed new lift gate shocks (myself), easy, not expensive. Cruise inop, a dab of electrolitic grease and it works perfectly.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 01-19-15, 03:56 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 38,157
Posted By Xtom73G
My 2000 RX 300 AWD has 167,000 and still quite...

My 2000 RX 300 AWD has 167,000 and still quite nice. Tranny blew at around 110,000 and cost me a bundle, but I now have a lifetime warranty on that. Power antennae is noisy, driver's door lock...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-19-15, 03:40 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 39,081
Posted By Xtom73G
I got the GW1 BC for around 65 bucks and it works...

I got the GW1 BC for around 65 bucks and it works great. I'm still playing around with mounting options for my RX300. My unit is the new blacked out bezel with no battery and uses a capacitor...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-03-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,407
Posted By Xtom73G
Supermagnet solution

OK, file was too large. Maybe now...

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Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-02-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,407
Posted By Xtom73G
No alteration visor fix

Sorry for the long delay. Here is my fix, works fine. Just stick a rare earth supermagnet in this location, and problem solved. Note large size of magnet, and yes, this type is around $35.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 12-02-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,808
Posted By Xtom73G
My 2000 RX AWD suddenly had a highway shimmy. ...

My 2000 RX AWD suddenly had a highway shimmy. Right front wheel had thrown its weights, 4 onces out of ballance. Tire shop fix, no charge, smooth now. If CV is going, you might feel a slight...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 12-02-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Xtom73G
DJPsystems, you were correct, thanks. We did...

DJPsystems, you were correct, thanks. We did install all new iridium plugs, new plug wires, coils, still "random misfire on 3 and 5". Of course it had to be on the firewall bank and cost more for...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 11-24-13, 12:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,250
Posted By Xtom73G
Signs? Yep, metal specs in the tranny pan. Self...

Signs? Yep, metal specs in the tranny pan. Self destruction of planetary gear carrier, I smell Q.C. and specification/tolerance issues here, as a retired Q.A. manager. Lexus will never admit to that....
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 11-24-13, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,898
Posted By Xtom73G
A heads up. The wire bundle between the driver's...

A heads up. The wire bundle between the driver's door and the body gets flexed the most, and broken or intermittant wires are common. Since the bundle is inside a rubber tube, you can't see the...
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