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Forum: RX - First Generation 08-22-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By jimsRX300
You spend 7200.00 AT LEAST change the oil and...

You spend 7200.00 AT LEAST change the oil and SUBSTITUTE 1 can of BG MOA for the same quantity of oil.

See what happens.

You are in the same situation as me, I did the work myself but still....
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-22-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By jimsRX300
Well, the oil is going somewhere bro. Gotta find...

Well, the oil is going somewhere bro. Gotta find it.

It's sludging that sucker up somewhere.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-22-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By jimsRX300
Pull the valve covers. Clean with a case of carb...

Pull the valve covers. Clean with a case of carb cleaner. Then pull BOTH oil pans. Clean with more carb cleaner.

Change oil and order:

BG MOA!! Get a bunch off of Amazon!!

Keep changing...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-18-14, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By jimsRX300
Ok, get a load of this. I put that part number...

Ok, get a load of this. I put that part number into google. The RX300 (compact SUV) shares the same coil springs & struts as the newer RAV4. I'm gonna keep researching. I'll let you know my findings.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-17-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By jimsRX300
Hey thanks bro! I'll upload some pictures of my...

Hey thanks bro! I'll upload some pictures of my seats. I SCRUBBED them real good. Just a little cracking & wear I want to eliminate before it gets worse.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-17-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By jimsRX300
Replacement Coil Springs?

Hello!

I tow a 5x8 utility trailer on a regular basis. My rear coils & struts are shot. For the life of me, I cannot find replacement Coil Springs where Lexus OEM doesn't gouge me.

A search...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-16-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,357
Posted By jimsRX300
I know!!! I was curious as well. I swapped the...

I know!!! I was curious as well. I swapped the motor in my 03 and I also learned that the U140E/F was used until 2011!!! It was the base transmission for the 4 Cyl RAV4!!!
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-16-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By jimsRX300
It's growing on me!!!

Yes! Despite the fact that the engine blew up & it needed some MAJOR TLC the 300 is growing on me. I've even been looking at 350's and yes the 470 big dog!!!

I'll post a new picture of it when I'm...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-16-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By jimsRX300
Interior color code?

I've got a 2003 RX300 with the tan / ivory interior. I'm going to buy some leather repair stuff from

http://www.leatherrepairkits.com/repairkit.php

They have 5 different ivory colors listed....
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-01-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By jimsRX300
I can help shed some light, recently been down...

I can help shed some light, recently been down this road. Lexus got in a bit of trouble in the late 90's over this master key stuff. Lost a bunch of lawsuits I guess.

The FLAT KEY you have. Place...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-31-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,173
Posted By jimsRX300
I have to say, I'm impressed with your motivation...

I have to say, I'm impressed with your motivation to dig in.

I would try to find a hulk in a junk yard and gut that sunroof assembly out. I looked on eBay, too much $$. Re-lube it... DONE!!
...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-29-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By jimsRX300
Normally I would agree with you. However I've got...

Normally I would agree with you. However I've got kids, it's THUNDERDOME around here. I schedule this stuff out way in advance. When I do a repair like this, I'm already in there. The last thing I...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-29-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By jimsRX300
I'm surprised that fits in there with the grill....

I'm surprised that fits in there with the grill. Initially, I wouldn't even use it. The system is gonna be running at 100% new capacity with a full rebuild.

Do your friends have AUX A/C fans? If...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-29-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By jimsRX300
Do yourself a favor. Go on rockauto and...

Do yourself a favor.

Go on rockauto and look at their Denso A/C condenser part number. Plop that into amazon, it's something like 82 bucks. Comes preoiled and with the dryer ready to go.

You...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-28-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By jimsRX300
Without manifold gauges, it's IMPOSSIBLE to know....

Without manifold gauges, it's IMPOSSIBLE to know.

You need to look at those pressures. Wether or not it's idle or on the freeway is insignificant.

Could be some desiccant broke free from the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-24-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By jimsRX300
These 300's are old. If you plan on keeping it I...

These 300's are old. If you plan on keeping it I would just rebuild the whole AC system.

My engine blew, I swapped it, I'm stuck with mine.

A 99? = JUNK YARD PARTS... 25 bucks! Throw a new...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-24-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By jimsRX300
Sorry... I'm working Ok, take out the...

Sorry... I'm working

Ok, take out the instrument cluster as described on this site. Do a search for "Drive Light Bulbed Burned Out". That will get it out.

Now look inside to the top right....
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-23-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By jimsRX300
Hi! I had some problems with my AC recently....

Hi!

I had some problems with my AC recently. I had SUPER high low side pressure and almost NONE on the high side.

My problem was that the car is 11 years old. So I but the bullet, had a shop...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-17-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,007
Posted By jimsRX300
My wife and I are renting an apartment to save up...

My wife and I are renting an apartment to save up and buy a house with a great school district. I had a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4.7 V8 with about 200K on it. I was a great car but wouldn't...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-16-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,007
Posted By jimsRX300
When I installed the oil pump into the new...

When I installed the oil pump into the new engine, I didn't see a filter or a screen. It must be internal. A new Denso oil pump is 75 bucks and a case of carb cleaner is 100. I could have saved the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-05-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By jimsRX300
Nope, I let it evacuate while I changed out the...

Nope, I let it evacuate while I changed out the right hand differential output seal.

If say I let it evacuate for a good 2 hours at least. Probably overkill.

Holds vacuum, air is still cold...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-04-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By jimsRX300
I just fixed this today on my 2003 RX300 AWD ...

I just fixed this today on my 2003 RX300 AWD

I replaced the compressor and changed the expansion valve.

The expansion valve is located on the DRIVERS SIDE of the vehicle. It is surrounded by a...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-01-14, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By jimsRX300
Does anyone have the part number for this? I'm...

Does anyone have the part number for this? I'm having a hard time with the diagrams online. Can't seem to figure it out.
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-25-14, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,842
Posted By jimsRX300
Amazon O2 Sensor SALE

They have the upstream O2 sensors on sale for 49 bucks. Just type in Denso 234-4215.

Also J Tech 194/168 led bulb 10 pack for 3.29.

Free shipping for prime users!!

They got me on the LED...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-16-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,357
Posted By jimsRX300
Mounts! Take some pics of the mounts! I just did...

Mounts! Take some pics of the mounts! I just did a 1MZ swap last month into my 2003.

Also, pictures of the Block to Transmission bolt holes. Need to see those too. I hope they are in the same...
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