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Forum: RX - First Generation 08-19-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By fastnoypi
unless you have an ac manifold gauge set there...

unless you have an ac manifold gauge set there isnt much you can do for self diagnosis. The compressor switch will not activate if you drop below a specified pressure of refrigerant.

A...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-18-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By fastnoypi
rx300 is a great first car, however the '99 is...

rx300 is a great first car, however the '99 is susceptible to the known issue of oil consumption due to the design of rear valve cover. It can be remedied by using the newer style cover found in...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-17-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By fastnoypi
Try contacting Rockauto on their KYB K-flex coil...

Try contacting Rockauto on their KYB K-flex coil springs to confirm they are stock ride height. It might be an option for you. FWIW, most of the aftermarket springs that i've seen are lowering...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-11-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,931
Posted By fastnoypi
Liquid Wrench isn't flammable. Works well if you...

Liquid Wrench isn't flammable. Works well if you have a torch handy.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-10-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By fastnoypi
i'm pretty sure its the front valve cover...

i'm pretty sure its the front valve cover breather tube by the OP's description of where it is connected.
If you want an off the shelf part that will work, take the broken original hose to your...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-07-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By fastnoypi
for the "injen or honda sound" you are looking...

for the "injen or honda sound" you are looking for, you might as well buy new a SS canister style muffler from ebay $30-55 . Any used OEM part out there will never get that sound.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-04-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By fastnoypi
I'm not sure about Toyota/Lexus but other makes...

I'm not sure about Toyota/Lexus but other makes such as Honda and Subaru on certain models are known to have special "break-in" oil by the factory that has certain protective additive packs. ...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-29-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By fastnoypi
FWIW, i used our then unused spare on our 02 RX...

FWIW, i used our then unused spare on our 02 RX and threw it into the 5 tire rotation in late 2011. (roughly 9 years) Its been holding up fine in the rotation and not seeing any signs of...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-26-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 44,669
Posted By fastnoypi
You could you 3/4" ID- 1" OD tubing... I...

You could you 3/4" ID- 1" OD tubing...

I used 5/8" ID-7/8" OD tubing i found at Home Depot and it fit as well.

I had them cut from the bulk roll, you need less than 2 feet per spring just...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-23-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 85,591
Posted By fastnoypi
You're lucky with that connector, it took me...

You're lucky with that connector, it took me longer to pull the connector off than actually replace the sensor. No need to worry about starting your car, these modern ecu's have a way to put...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-12-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
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.
...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-06-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,386
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: 3,386
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: 3,386
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: 862
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: 39
Views: 1,614
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: 647
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: 39
Views: 1,614
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: 486
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: 39
Views: 1,614
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: 39
Views: 1,614
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: 39
Views: 1,614
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: 1,449
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: 560
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: 306
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...
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