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Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-06-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By JoeInHNL
Rock auto will ship to Angola. I have not used...

Rock auto will ship to Angola. I have not used them personally but they have a good reputation and a friend bought some parts for his BMW through them and was happy.

...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-24-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By JoeInHNL
I replaced the valve cover gaskets on my 2004. ...

I replaced the valve cover gaskets on my 2004. They started leaking at about 50,000 miles/7 years. I did the front first since it was easy. I lived with the rear for a couple of years since it...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-23-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By JoeInHNL
Woofers for the front doors with ML stereo. The...

Woofers for the front doors with ML stereo. The impedance is different for standard stereo.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-22-14, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By JoeInHNL
I used these: ...

I used these:

http://www.parts-express.com/vifa-p17wj-00-6-1-2-woofer--297-305

Unfortunately Parts Express no longer carries them.

Repairing the speakers with RTV works well and is cheap.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-06-14, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By JoeInHNL
As a better alternative to Haynes or Chiltons you...

As a better alternative to Haynes or Chiltons you can get access to factory repair information here:
...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-31-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By JoeInHNL
Amazon. Amazon.com: Philips D2S Xenon HID...

Amazon.

Amazon.com: Philips D2S Xenon HID Headlight Bulb, Pack of 1: Automotive
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-23-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,217
Posted By JoeInHNL
Sensor 1 is before the catalytic converter....

Sensor 1 is before the catalytic converter. Sensor 2 is after the converter.

Sensor 1 is the harder of the two to reach.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-15-14, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By JoeInHNL
For what it's worth, the torque spec for the...

For what it's worth, the torque spec for the upper nuts on the front shocks is 80 NM (59 FT LBS). My source is the factory service manual.

Sorry I do not have the lower or rear specs.

Aloha,...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-13-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,020
Posted By JoeInHNL
Look at post #23 from this thread. ...

Look at post #23 from this thread. http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-second-generation/520146-2004-rx330-front-door-speaker-size.html


This is the common failure mode for the ML woofers. I do...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-11-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,020
Posted By JoeInHNL
I have the Mark Levinson stereo. The front door...

I have the Mark Levinson stereo. The front door speakers are 8 ohm woofers versus the 2 ohm woofer in the standard stereo.

When the first one went, I bought a 6.5 inch woofer from...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-10-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,020
Posted By JoeInHNL
The front door speakers for the standard stereo...

The front door speakers for the standard stereo are 6 x 9, 2 ohm, woofers. There is no separate sub-woofer. My source for this is the Lexus 2004 New Car Features Manual for the. RX330.

If...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-24-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By JoeInHNL
I would be wary of having a spot repair done...

I would be wary of having a spot repair done versus repairing the whole dash. My experience has been that I first developed a crack above the climate display and have subsequently developed cracks...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-23-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,025
Posted By JoeInHNL
This link was posted by another member in...

This link was posted by another member in another thread

http://www.lexusreimbursement.com
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-30-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By JoeInHNL
Add valve cover gaskets to the list; I had to...

Add valve cover gaskets to the list; I had to replace both of mine. The rear gasket is a lot of effort to replace a $20 part.

Lower control arm bushings seem to be getting a lot of talk lately,...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-27-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,217
Posted By JoeInHNL
Bank 1 is the right (rear) bank. Sensor 1 is the...

Bank 1 is the right (rear) bank. Sensor 1 is the upstream (air/fuel) sensor. I get 234-9022 as the one you need. $93.20 from Amazon with free shipping.

That is the sensor i had to replace on my...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-26-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,217
Posted By JoeInHNL
You can get Denso part numbers here:: ...

You can get Denso part numbers here::

http://www.densoautoparts.com/find-my-part/vehicle-selection

I used this to get an air/fuel sensor part number. Bought it from amazon for $100 vs $275...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-07-13, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By JoeInHNL
The front door speakers are 6 x 9 woofers. The...

The front door speakers are 6 x 9 woofers. The Mark Levinson speaker is 8 ohm. The standard stereo is 2 ohm. If you buy an aftermarket replacement, the maximum depth is about 3 inches to prevent...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 08-01-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By JoeInHNL
If you do have a problem, the Lexus powertrain...

If you do have a problem, the Lexus powertrain warranty is 6 years, 70,000 miles. So as long as you are under 70K, the cooling system should be covered except possibly hoses which might be classified...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-06-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,088
Posted By JoeInHNL
If you can live without the CD player, I would...

If you can live without the CD player, I would install an iPod interface.

DIY installation is not that bad:
...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-04-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By JoeInHNL
I still have the original timing belt in my 2004...

I still have the original timing belt in my 2004 RX330 (72,000 miles, build date March 2003). I will let you know if/when mine fails so you know when to replace yours.


From the Lexus website...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-23-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,474
Posted By JoeInHNL
BTW the speaker in the center of the dash on the...

BTW the speaker in the center of the dash on the ML stereo is a squawker not a woofer. The woofers are in the front doors on both version of the sound system.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-12-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By JoeInHNL
HTownBlue Thanks for your advice on this. ...

HTownBlue

Thanks for your advice on this.

I tackled the job this weekend and (fingers crossed) I think I fixed the leak without creating any new ones. Time will tell. I found a couple of...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-03-13, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By JoeInHNL
Thanks HTownBlue. That helps. I am...

Thanks HTownBlue. That helps.

I am curious why the lower intake manifold needs to come out. Was this to give you enough clearance to remove the valve cover with the cowl installed?

It...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-01-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By JoeInHNL
This answered most of my questions: ...

This answered most of my questions:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-second-generation/689263-rx330-rear-spark-plug-change-diy-with-pics.html

Does any one know if the rear valve cover will...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-01-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By JoeInHNL
Upper Air Intake Removal

I am trying to remove the upper air intake manifold (air surge tank per the factory manual) and need some advice.

I am at the point where the factory repair manual says to remove the nuts for the...
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