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Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By artbuc
Sorry, but I do not buy this story even a little...

Sorry, but I do not buy this story even a little bit. Did you add Techron according to the directions? Why did you add it? Where you already having a problem you were trying to solve with Techron?...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-11-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By artbuc
I think you can accomplish both. The first thing...

I think you can accomplish both. The first thing I do do is drain the pan after driving with the engine at normal op temp. This gets the sediments. Then fill the pan with fresh fluid before you start...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-23-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By artbuc
Or you can take out a second mortgage and buy...

Or you can take out a second mortgage and buy this:

http://www.autosphere.com.au/p/6981159/ate-super-blue-racing-brake-fluid.html

and hire a mule to smuggle it into the good ole US of A!
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-23-14, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By artbuc
The Washington do-gooder bureaucrats always know...

The Washington do-gooder bureaucrats always know what is best for us.


http://hooniverse.com/2013/08/16/braking-news-ate-super-blue-deemed-illegal-for-us-distribution/#more-140799
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-05-14, 12:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,724
Posted By artbuc
I think this is wrong. The oil pumps are positive...

I think this is wrong. The oil pumps are positive displacement meaning they deliver the same volume independent of back-pressure.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-26-14, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By artbuc
I have lots of good stories. He used to clean old...

I have lots of good stories. He used to clean old oil filtesr right on the car with a gas soaked rag. Made them look brand new! One day a business woman (rarity in those days) stopped in. She was in...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-24-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By artbuc
Worse than that, you most likely could have...

Worse than that, you most likely could have cleaned your old MAF sensor and made it good as new for less than $10.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-24-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By artbuc
I would first talk with Denso to make sure you...

I would first talk with Denso to make sure you know exactly what part is right for your car AND the implications of installing the wrong part. Do NOT rely on the person who installed it to tell you...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-22-14, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By artbuc
This brings back memories! When I was a kid (50...

This brings back memories! When I was a kid (50 years ago), I worked at a Sunoco gas station. The owner was a crook. Late at night after the station closed, he would pump 190 into the 260 tank. My...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-21-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By artbuc
You are doing exactly the right thing. Keep your...

You are doing exactly the right thing. Keep your OCI at 4-5k. Keep using premium fuel as that will help your oil maintain that nice honey color. Hope you find this info useful. Good-luck.
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-16-14, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By artbuc
Yes, if you cleaned the "hidden" wire elements...

Yes, if you cleaned the "hidden" wire elements you got it. It is quite easy to see the difference between dirty and clean wires.
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-13-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By artbuc
Are you sure? Many have mistaken the IAT sensor...

Are you sure? Many have mistaken the IAT sensor bulb for the MAF element.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-05-14, 01:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,988
Posted By artbuc
No, they are designed to last the lifetime of the...

No, they are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle. I have never heard of one failing. I replaced mine at 110k miles because I was in there replacing VC gaskets. It looked brand new, inside...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-30-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By artbuc
Not so!! It is very common for a dirty/faulty MAF...

Not so!! It is very common for a dirty/faulty MAF sensor to throw only the P0171 DTC. Happened to me a couple times and another couple times to other folks I know personally.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 06-30-14, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By artbuc
The struts may be rated for 250 lb but the hood...

The struts may be rated for 250 lb but the hood isn't. You most likely sprung your hood and/or your hood hinges. Good1luck with that.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 06-29-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By artbuc
Sounds like you damaged your hood. May need a...

Sounds like you damaged your hood. May need a trip to the body shop. Did you really force the hood by bouncing your butt on it? If you did, it is the dumbest thing I have ever read on a DIY...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 06-28-14, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,079
Posted By artbuc
And your point is? Are you suggesting a man is...

And your point is? Are you suggesting a man is born with a built-in low oil alert? I guess a man has never run his car on low oil and ruined an engine? I know a couple men who are dumb as stumps with...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-19-14, 02:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By artbuc
You can bet the farm on it. P0125 is a companion...

You can bet the farm on it. P0125 is a companion code with A/F DTC's virtually 100% of the time.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-19-14, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By artbuc
Maybe this will help: ...

Maybe this will help:

http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/h34.pdf
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-19-14, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By artbuc
Wrong. This is a true MAF sensor not a MAP sensor...

Wrong. This is a true MAF sensor not a MAP sensor which has to be referenced to barometric pressure. Do some Googling and you will quickly see how it works.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-16-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By artbuc
Can you return the ECT sensor?

Can you return the ECT sensor?
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-16-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By artbuc
What a relief! Thank-you for the good news!!

What a relief! Thank-you for the good news!!
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-03-14, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By artbuc
Sorry to say it but you got hosed royally. I have...

Sorry to say it but you got hosed royally. I have done that job myself. It is very easy and should not take a skilled mechanic more than 30 mins, max. Bet it can be done in 15 mins.
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-29-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By artbuc
Highly doubt you need a new ECT sensor. Usually...

Highly doubt you need a new ECT sensor. Usually you get a P0125 companion code along with the A/F sensor code. Never heard of P0115 as a companion code but I bet it is. It is very easy to check the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-13-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By artbuc
Never thought I would be happy with any...

Never thought I would be happy with any aftermarket pads. A few times over the decades I have experimented with hi-end aftermarket pads and none came close to the overall performance of OEM. But, I...
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