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Forum: RX - First Generation 07-12-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By fastnoypi
please write a review of the Platinum pads if you...

please write a review of the Platinum pads if you choose to purchase them. The Wearever Gold that have been around have had occasional reviews of brake squeal after a few thousand miles of wear.
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Forum: RX - First Generation 07-06-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,164
Posted By fastnoypi
Salim, here is a pretty well written article that...

Salim, here is a pretty well written article that might be of interest to you. http://www.upmpg.com/tech_articles/motoroil_viscosity/

For those using a 20 weight oil to attempt to get more mpg, ...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-06-14, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,164
Posted By fastnoypi
Salim, the way this is expressed may cause some...

Salim, the way this is expressed may cause some confusion and be potentially damaging, IMO.

The number preceding the "W" in an oil weight is the cold temperature tested flow behavior. The...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-03-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,164
Posted By fastnoypi
The downside is that it can be too thin and/or...

The downside is that it can be too thin and/or shear down too quick compared to a 30 weight and you spin a bearing.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-01-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By fastnoypi
Unless you have an exhaust leak to introduce more...

Unless you have an exhaust leak to introduce more air ..to trick the sensor that you have a lean condition, it will not affect how the engine works.

Depending on the factory ecu fueling...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-30-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastnoypi
74.5mm oil filter wrench cap paired with a...

74.5mm oil filter wrench cap paired with a flexible 3/8 ratchet handle works great, from the top or bottom.

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-8-eighth-inch-heavy-duty-flexible-ratchet-96369.html
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-27-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By fastnoypi
Using a wire cup brush attachment on my cordless...

Using a wire cup brush attachment on my cordless drill helps me often to clean up any rust on exhaust parts and help identify those hidden surprise welded nuts.

Also another tip that works well...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-27-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastnoypi
Go re-read my statement again. I change my oil...

Go re-read my statement again. I change my oil when its a tolerable temperature. What's tolerable to me might be burning HOT to you. I don't like to touch burning stuff. 30 seconds of my time to...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-27-14, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By fastnoypi
you can get wheel spacers at almost any autoparts...

you can get wheel spacers at almost any autoparts store. They are essentially a drilled out plate. You need them to fit the 5x114.3 5 lug pattern.
Most manufacturers do not recommend them on SUV's...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-27-14, 04:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastnoypi
8 or so 10mm bolts? its hardly a major pain to...

8 or so 10mm bolts? its hardly a major pain to remove that 1 lower access panel.
Cordless driver removes them in seconds if you go from the bottom.
Agreed you don't have to change your oil...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-26-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastnoypi
FWIW, during my oil change on our 02 RX300 last...

FWIW, during my oil change on our 02 RX300 last week, i usually have enough grip to grab and spin off the filter from the bottom. In this case, the sealing ring must have cooked and made it a bit...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-26-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By fastnoypi
i think the filter media composition is the same...

i think the filter media composition is the same and sourced from the same 3rd party for Toyota/Lexus.
However, using a longer filter may negate any gains from a standard sized recommended filter...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-22-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,267
Posted By fastnoypi
I vote to take the cash and find another. Glad...

I vote to take the cash and find another. Glad you were able to walk away and be safe!
Forum: RX - Third Generation 06-22-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By fastnoypi
work with the dealer regarding the cosmetics. ...

work with the dealer regarding the cosmetics. CPO checklists that i've seen only consider the mechanical items and scheduled service to be kept up to date. Our 2010 was purchased CPO by a 3rd...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-22-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By fastnoypi
@Hypervish, would the procedure posted to...

@Hypervish, would the procedure posted to troubleshoot a speed sensor signal be still valid to look for a potential ABS system problem? As Salim stated, he has a ABS solid on. I would expect...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-20-14, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By fastnoypi
KYB GR-2/Excel G struts seem to be the preference...

KYB GR-2/Excel G struts seem to be the preference on this board. KYB is the OEM manufacturer but they are valved differently than the actual OEM strut released for Toyota/Lexus.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-19-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By fastnoypi
Agreed on this point, pick a high turnover brand...

Agreed on this point, pick a high turnover brand name gas station. IMO, off the shelf injector cleaners are a waste of money. Fuel injector services go for $20 per injector for full sonic...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-15-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By fastnoypi
It was worth the look but the hose was fine. It...

It was worth the look but the hose was fine. It must take ALOT of sludge to gunk up the front breather hose, its got a hefty inner diameter compared to the rear pcv breather hose.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-15-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By fastnoypi
Thanks for the detail, i'm going to watch the...

Thanks for the detail, i'm going to watch the consumption again during this oil change interval, if it doesnt improve or get worse..this is my next step.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-15-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By fastnoypi
i haven't checked the front valve cover breather...

i haven't checked the front valve cover breather yet, is there another pcv in there? I haven't come across many posts talking abou the front. But i have been suspicious of how the design actually...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-15-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By fastnoypi
I accidently pulled the hose off last night, in...

I accidently pulled the hose off last night, in the attempt to remove my pcv. Its nice and clean.
Actually it was a nice surprise to find it is the easiest way to remove your metal pcv. Pull the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-14-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By fastnoypi
I guess I have the new style valve cover. I have...

I guess I have the new style valve cover. I have the metal pcv.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-14-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By fastnoypi
when it was really bad i was using 5w30 and 10w30...

when it was really bad i was using 5w30 and 10w30 oils, the consumption didn't matter with brand or synthetic or conventional. I was convinced synthetic actually consumed quicker.
The past 2...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-14-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By fastnoypi
Oil consumption is back 02 RX300

Ok, our 02 rx has oil consumption again. I changed out the pcv last year and went to check it out tonight and it is still good. Any oil that is on it is clean and it rattles fine and doesn't...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-12-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By fastnoypi
Due to the age of 1st gen RX's , they've...

Due to the age of 1st gen RX's , they've depreciated to bottom. I'd go with the Option #2, IF the shop is reputable about honoring their warranties.
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