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Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 03-12-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By GSKaplan
Design features of the 2AR-FXE engine accommodate...

Design features of the 2AR-FXE engine accommodate the constant starting-up. From resin on the piston skirts to a valve in the oil pump that diverts relief pressure directly back into the suction side...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 03-12-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By GSKaplan
stick with the 350. more pep. less engine trouble.

stick with the 350. more pep. less engine trouble.
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 08-02-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,721
Posted By GSKaplan
Ha Ha love it.

Ha Ha love it.
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-02-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By GSKaplan
Yeah but the vice alone is badass that brand can...

Yeah but the vice alone is badass that brand can handle anything.
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-02-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By GSKaplan
Is that a one sided post lift? that's rad! Looks...

Is that a one sided post lift? that's rad! Looks like you could squeeze it in anywhere.
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-01-14, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By GSKaplan
Lets see your garage!

I have to admit, I'm pretty obsessed with this guys setup. I'm feeling a revamp of my space is needed. I would love to see what everybody has.

http://www.12-gaugegarage.com/

...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 08-01-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By GSKaplan
I remember back in the day I had a chevy cavalier...

I remember back in the day I had a chevy cavalier (hey at least it was re-branded a Toyota cavalier in japan)... I didn't need to replace the pads for 115000 miles. Lexus needs to infuse that sort of...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 08-01-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,721
Posted By GSKaplan
A gentlemen who owned an 07 LS460 came into the...

A gentlemen who owned an 07 LS460 came into the dealership after a certain unnamed independent shop serviced the brakes and brake fluid. They had somehow got air into the system and the brakes went...
Forum: Car Chat 07-31-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By GSKaplan
diggin' the MEGA CRUISER ...

diggin' the MEGA CRUISER


http://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/720x444/80-1219921774_1_49fdc47c86b86f9b67610efacb46982188b24b51.jpg
Forum: Car Chat 07-31-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By GSKaplan
75 Years of TOYOTA = They made that?

Stumbled upon this crazy interactive tree - never heard of some of them.

http://www.toyota-global.com/company/history_of_toyota/75years/vehicle_lineage/family_tree/index.html
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-31-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 263,808
Posted By GSKaplan
Not sure how you would clean it with the crushed...

Not sure how you would clean it with the crushed walnut in the car. Still have to put the valves in the machine.

This is how you have to get them out of the head.
...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-31-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,733
Posted By GSKaplan
Not saying this is what it is, but aside from the...

Not saying this is what it is, but aside from the voltage checks and what-not, but split intake hoses on these things can cause some crazy drivability concerns (with no codes- because fuel trim is 2...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-31-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,099
Views: 263,808
Posted By GSKaplan
Not sure if it was ever mentioned, but the test...

Not sure if it was ever mentioned, but the test the dealer uses to reproduce a misfire (while recording) is:

1.)Idle engine to warm
2.) Rev engine to 4000rpm and hold for 30sec
3.) Snap...
Forum: GX - 1st Gen (2004-2009) 10-15-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,247
Posted By GSKaplan
Pop in and go. It self installs from the disc.

Pop in and go. It self installs from the disc.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-15-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 78,529
Posted By GSKaplan
If you look back early in the thread I ranted a...

If you look back early in the thread I ranted a little about this. Short version:
rattle - yes
strong enough to cause bolts to back out - no.

same goes with the GS450H - yes its the same but...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-15-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 78,529
Posted By GSKaplan
Not sure what other recall they mentioned, but...

Not sure what other recall they mentioned, but the only active recall with the cam gears is the DLG. No further plans to change or enhance this recall are in place at this time. All dealerships were...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-14-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 78,529
Posted By GSKaplan
(if your vehicle is applicable for the recall)...

(if your vehicle is applicable for the recall) The valve covers come off during the repair, the valve cover gaskets are replaced. I would take your concerns directly to the service manager, that is...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-14-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By GSKaplan
What year and model RX do you have '06 RX330 or...

What year and model RX do you have '06 RX330 or '07 RX350?
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-14-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 78,529
Posted By GSKaplan
The water pump and gasket are NOT included in the...

The water pump and gasket are NOT included in the recall, but the valve cover gaskets come in the recall kit as you can see. So to me the gentlemen seems a little more than misinformed. I don't...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-14-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,986
Posted By GSKaplan
This is the logic in the progression.... ...

This is the logic in the progression....

Pistons and piston rings have excessive clearance and cause too much blow by ---> increased crank case pressure cause PCV to not operate well -----> Oil is...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-14-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 78,529
Posted By GSKaplan
I'm not sure why they only decided to recall only...

I'm not sure why they only decided to recall only the 350s (2gr) cam gears. I do know that it is a different cam gear than the 250 (4gr). The camshafts and valve springs are also not designed the...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-14-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 78,529
Posted By GSKaplan
Pictures always help: ...

Pictures always help:

http://theprofessionalmechanic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/oilleak.jpg

The "Timing Chain Cover Gasket" that is included in the recall is the tensioner access window...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 10-13-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 78,529
Posted By GSKaplan
If you had it done previously Lexus is still...

If you had it done previously Lexus is still recommending it be performed. They offer reimbursement in some cases, but only AFTER the RECALL version is performed. As far as I can see the cam gear...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 10-12-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By GSKaplan
The pistons are replaced to correct a misfire....

The pistons are replaced to correct a misfire. Part of the ZLA service campaign. I use brackets to hang the engine while its still in the car as well to save time, but I won't partly remove a...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 10-12-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By GSKaplan
He's doing a zla, replacing the pistons. I was...

He's doing a zla, replacing the pistons. I was referencing the leaving the cover on. I wouldn't ever do it that way. Cover should come off and be resealed.
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