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Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-04-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 49,832
Posted By rcy
Yes. My posts are on here somewhere with pics...

Yes. My posts are on here somewhere with pics (assuming the links aren't dead after all these years).

Yes, I had an early VIN #.

The first leak was on top of the inverter where the black...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-04-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 49,832
Posted By rcy
He didn't say it wasn't worth fixing, he said it...

He didn't say it wasn't worth fixing, he said it was too expensive to fix.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-21-16, 04:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 49,832
Posted By rcy
As you can see I was one of the owners that this...

As you can see I was one of the owners that this happened to earlier on. . Fortunately, I was still within warranty as I needed a new inverter and shortly after a new transale. When I heard that a...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-24-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,396
Posted By rcy
So, after doing the ISC reset, did you find that...

So, after doing the ISC reset, did you find that the engine did not come on at the slightest touch of the gas pedal.

You will find your fuel economy improves nicely once the weather gets warmer...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-24-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,418
Posted By rcy
I was going to suggest the traction battery...

I was going to suggest the traction battery cooling fans as well, but I'm not sure if those fans will continue to run when the car is off. It won't be the regenerative braking either if you hear the...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-22-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By rcy
Good luck with your hybrid experience. You have...

Good luck with your hybrid experience. You have a lot to learn.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-22-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By rcy
Have you paid any attention to your hybrid while...

Have you paid any attention to your hybrid while driving? Specifically, the display (if you have NAV). Even on the highway at 70mph the ICE shuts off. Downhill - off, lift your foot off the gas -...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-22-13, 01:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By rcy
As stated in my post "The ICE doesn't run as...

As stated in my post "The ICE doesn't run as often when driving " If this isn't the same as 'any given time ...including at speed', your grasp of the English language is tenuous.

As stated in the...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-22-13, 12:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By rcy
Just thought I'd point out that my MDX and my...

Just thought I'd point out that my MDX and my Maxima have a procedure for resetting / learning the idle speed. Seems like it might be something needed on a vehicle with an e throttle, perhaps. So...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-21-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By rcy
With the ISC reset done, the vehicle idles less...

With the ISC reset done, the vehicle idles less and the ICE doesn't run as often when driving. Without the ISC reset, the ICE tends to run with the slightest press of the gas pedal and idle when...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-21-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By rcy
Yes there is.

Yes there is.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-21-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By rcy
I only noticed this post now, and couldn't resist...

I only noticed this post now, and couldn't resist - gross engineering incompetence???

1MZ-FE sludge engine
Unintended acceleration / mat / gas pedal debacle
Water pump / steering shaft defect in...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-21-13, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By rcy
It never ceases to amaze me how much faith people...

It never ceases to amaze me how much faith people put in the dealer/technician, nor how much some people can analyze something and come up with an answer that works for them, whether it's the right...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-18-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By rcy
I put winter tires on my 2006 400h (which I no...

I put winter tires on my 2006 400h (which I no longer own) and over three winters (and the odd gravel road thrown in) I never had a problem with traction. The VDIM system was almost uncanny in it's...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-18-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By rcy
The fact that no one there has heard of it just...

The fact that no one there has heard of it just shows a certain level of ignorance and ineptness on the part of your dealer's technicians.

The procedure is well laid out in the service manual,...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-14-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,741
Posted By rcy
Don't know why they would refuse to change either...

Don't know why they would refuse to change either the tranny fluid or the brake fluid, when the procedure is right in the service manual and the brake fluid is recommended to be changed every 3 years...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-21-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,075
Posted By rcy
I know it's too late as you've already bought...

I know it's too late as you've already bought your tires, but I ran 235/60/17 on my 400h for two winters with no problems.

If you check here using this handy tire size calculator
...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-17-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,651
Posted By rcy
Over the three years and about 100 000km that I...

Over the three years and about 100 000km that I had my 2006, no bulb failure. I also parked in a garage. Auto setting used exclusively.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 11-16-12, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By rcy
Make sure all the recalls are done. There was...

Make sure all the recalls are done. There was one (way back) for the electric power steering rack, and more recently, there has been one for the crankshaft pulley and two (or three) for the...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 09-26-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By rcy
There was a follow up to the original inverter...

There was a follow up to the original inverter recall? Is this another recall on top of the first one?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-26-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,320
Posted By rcy
The compressor also will not run if the ambient...

The compressor also will not run if the ambient temperature is below a certain point (usually around freezing) to prevent damaging it. It won't matter at this point if you have it in AUTO or DEF or...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-21-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By rcy
I'm going to guess that you probably have a big...

I'm going to guess that you probably have a big ole screw in one of your tires...??
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-17-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,795
Posted By rcy
Almost every vehicle with auto up/down windows...

Almost every vehicle with auto up/down windows need to be reset after disconnecting the battery. The other thing you will need to reset is the sunroof, or it won't auto close properly. The...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-12-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By rcy
Really? The centre bore of the factory Lexus...

Really? The centre bore of the factory Lexus wheel fits perfectly over the flange on the hub. This is hub centric. Same on my current Acura MDX and my previous Subaru Outback.
...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 09-12-12, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By rcy
I know the vehicle works just fine in wet weather...

I know the vehicle works just fine in wet weather (rain, snow etc.), but I don't know if I'd want my expensive ELECTRIC rear differential submerged.
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