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Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-10-16, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Eliaquim
Thank you! It gives me peace of mind.

Thank you! It gives me peace of mind.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-09-16, 04:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Hello! I apologyze for not following up on this...

Hello! I apologyze for not following up on this thread. All was going well untill someone cut my engine wire harness in half.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-09-16, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Eliaquim
Can I push an AWD RX330 a few (30) feet?

Hello!

My car has been sitting in my yard for a few months and now I need to move it just a few feet. I can drive it because the engine is out. It was near the gate because I was not using the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 05-31-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By Eliaquim
Is there a hum? Does the steering wheel vibrate?

Is there a hum? Does the steering wheel vibrate?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 05-14-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Ok, I just received a crankshaft I bought from...

Ok, I just received a crankshaft I bought from eBay. The seller turned out to be Record Crankshaft, which I tried to avoid after seeing to many bad reviews online. They have different name...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 05-09-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Eliaquim
I envy you! I just took my dashboard out of the...

I envy you! I just took my dashboard out of the car in order to get it tailor wrapped. No warranty. Hope it turns out smooth.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-14-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
No, I wasn't thinking about import a block from...

No, I wasn't thinking about import a block from the USA. Too expensive to ship, too expensive to convert our currency to USD these last months. I was looking at the websites just to check for the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-14-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Anyone knows o a company that makes special...

Anyone knows o a company that makes special bearings? In case I decide to go with 030 undersize journals.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-14-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
I am still hope to salvage it, yes. Everything is...

I am still hope to salvage it, yes. Everything is already out of the block. I checked and there is no warpage or cracks. I'm now looking for used 2005 - 2006 Toyota Camry block. The crankshaft and...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-14-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Yeah! before buying this car with 120.000 miles I...

Yeah! before buying this car with 120.000 miles I checked online an notice stories of RX's going up to 250.000 miles. I thought it was enough for me. Just didn't factor in the fact that it could have...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-14-16, 04:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
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Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-14-16, 04:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
OK, time for pictures. Sorry I did not post them...

OK, time for pictures. Sorry I did not post them before because I am doing this far from home with no cable network. The phone bill would be too high.

Warning: very graphic content.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-14-16, 12:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Thank you! I agree with you about the oil...

Thank you! I agree with you about the oil changes. I was very careful with it. Now, for the brand, I was using Castrol. Turns out the one we have here, made in South Africa, is not really good. There...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-14-16, 12:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Thank you! I had already checked the block and it...

Thank you! I had already checked the block and it is within spec. Also, the car never showed a sign of overheating while with me.

Now for the bad news. By the sizes of the journals that look...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-12-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Some more thing I remember. When checking the...

Some more thing I remember.
When checking the crank before removing it, it was not rotating smoothly. At one specific point, got harder to turn. What gives? Warpage? I can't check?

Also,...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-12-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Update: 1 - I am having difficulties...

Update:

1 - I am having difficulties finding a precision tool to check the heads and block for warpage. What do you think it takes a 12 year RX engine to warp?

2 - One of the main bearings is...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-12-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Thank you again! I am learlearning a lot from...

Thank you again! I am learlearning a lot from this experience and from you.

I will do my best to adjust the valve clearances. And now I wonder if this hindering of the exhaust flow would blow a...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-11-16, 12:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
I have engine out. After the first mech...

I have engine out. After the first mech wirjedworked on it I only drove for about 500 miles and already spun a rod bearing again. The guy did not check the clearances nor did he use a torquing...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-11-16, 12:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Thank you! I forgot to mention that those...

Thank you! I forgot to mention that those measurements were for the exhaust valves. Intake are good. Also the problem is not the budget, but restrictions in using credit cards or get dollars to...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-09-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Hi I havÍ a question I hope you can answer. When...

Hi I havÍ a question I hope you can answer. When I checked the clearance between the camshafts and the valves, the 0.35 mm (0.0138 in) filler gauge went in with some "effort" but the 0.40 mm did...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-08-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Almost there

I think I'll be able to remove the engine tomorrow. Heads are out. You asked me to share lessons learned. I tell you this: do what the manual says and drop the engine with the tranny. It's easier...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-02-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
UPDATE: Today I removed the front valve cover...

UPDATE: Today I removed the front valve cover (head cover) and there is lots of sludge. It was sad. It is not just gelly. It has some crusty buildup. Like oil wasn't flowiing up nor down.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-31-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Thank you all! I will be posting more of my...

Thank you all! I will be posting more of my acitivities and pictures. Just know that I have a very demanding job and other responsabilities, so it will be a very long term proccess. Like a 5 months...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-27-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
It goes like this: bad oil (they told me castrol...

It goes like this: bad oil (they told me castrol was not a good oil in Angola. I disaggreed. Turned out it was not the same Castrol used in the USA or Europe) -> long trip with that bad oil -> low...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-27-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By Eliaquim
Thank you again! I borrowed a tool and removed...

Thank you again! I borrowed a tool and removed the wiper arms in a snap. The rest was just following the repair manual.

Please clarify: do you think it is possible to leave the transmission and...
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