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Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 12-19-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By dcdyd
Worst snow tire is better than the best all...

Worst snow tire is better than the best all season tires - by consumer reports.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-09-13, 01:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,067
Posted By dcdyd
Do you really need the sensor? If you are hit by...

Do you really need the sensor? If you are hit by a nail on the road, sensor won't be able to prevent it from happening. Just check the tire pressure once every week you are good to go.

Note that...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-01-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By dcdyd
I did it my self with following instructions. I...

I did it my self with following instructions. I just brought normal trailer lights connector with raw cables. The package comes with the items you need in order to connect two cables by using hand...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-26-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By dcdyd
If you put the summer tire in the garage when...

If you put the summer tire in the garage when using the winter tire, TPMS sensor in the summer tire may be reachable from the on board computer. This may be the reason the TPMS indicator doesn't turn...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-26-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,181
Posted By dcdyd
$163.63 for one Oxygen Sensor? Is it made in gold?

$163.63 for one Oxygen Sensor? Is it made in gold?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-09-13, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By dcdyd
I thought that this is automatic. I was told from...

I thought that this is automatic. I was told from my wife that our 08 both mirrors are turned down a little when she puts it in reverse but it doesn't get back when she puts the gear into drive. She...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-09-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,301
Posted By dcdyd
You may need to reset the main switch in the...

You may need to reset the main switch in the driver side door panel. Or disconnect the negative of the battery, let it sit for 10 minutes and put back on. You need to do the initialization for all...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-28-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By dcdyd
If the owner does maintenance himself/herself,...

If the owner does maintenance himself/herself, there will be no service record. What you can do is to get a mechanics to check the car and it doesn't cost too much.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-21-13, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,305
Posted By dcdyd
Great write up. Should be a sticky.

Great write up. Should be a sticky.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-08-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,687
Posted By dcdyd
Note that the drain plug is difficult to loose...

Note that the drain plug is difficult to loose without proper tool. What shown above is one approach. Loose the fill plug before loose the drain plug.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-04-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By dcdyd
1) Check all fluids first. I had experience of...

1) Check all fluids first. I had experience of low engine oil with a used car.
2) CHeck tire wear and see there is any uneven wear pattern, IF you did find you need to go for alignment check.
3)...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-03-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,481
Posted By dcdyd
There is no need for the dealer to do this at all.

There is no need for the dealer to do this at all.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-03-13, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,861
Posted By dcdyd
Sorry for your loss. Although it is rare but it...

Sorry for your loss. Although it is rare but it does happen. The transmission on my 98 Ford Explorer only ran at 2nd gear when it was about 70K and had to install a rebuilt one 10 years ago. I would...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-30-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By dcdyd
Oil floats on water. If you want sample, you...

Oil floats on water. If you want sample, you probably need to reach the bottom of the tank?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-29-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By dcdyd
I am not sure how deep it fell. May be a pickup...

I am not sure how deep it fell. May be a pickup tool with magnetic head can be used? In the past I worked on another car and one nuts fell into the intake and I used a flexible pickup tool with...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-28-13, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By dcdyd
If you keep regular maintenance and follow all...

If you keep regular maintenance and follow all manufacture service schedule, I would think that it has no problem to reach 200K miles at least. The key is how you takes care of her.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 09-18-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By dcdyd
Seems to be too good to be true. But you can call...

Seems to be too good to be true. But you can call them to make sure that it real.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-16-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,824
Posted By dcdyd
I removed door panel several times. I just use...

I removed door panel several times. I just use hand carefully pull the panel after screws are removed. No special is really necessary.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-03-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By dcdyd
Good to know that everyone is safe. Thanks for...

Good to know that everyone is safe. Thanks for the Rx which seems to behave very well in this case.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-03-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Posted By dcdyd
People have different perspective on fluids and...

People have different perspective on fluids and many people believes that there is such thing called lifetime fluids. I did drain and fill for ATF with my 08 at 60K and I am going to change the...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 08-29-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By dcdyd
You will also feel vibration on the foot when...

You will also feel vibration on the foot when pressing brake if the rotors are warped.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 08-29-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By dcdyd
Thanks for that!

Thanks for that!
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 08-29-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By dcdyd
What is PDR?

What is PDR?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 08-29-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By dcdyd
I had my rear quarter panel scratch (not a big...

I had my rear quarter panel scratch (not a big one) removed, painted and my front bumper as well as front panel re-painted because of dents from the high way driving. The total cost is around $800 in...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 08-26-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,019
Posted By dcdyd
Yes, this should be linked in DIY thread. Very...

Yes, this should be linked in DIY thread. Very good information.
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