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Forum: ES300 and ES330 Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Oro
That makes sense and is very true for post-96...

That makes sense and is very true for post-96 cars. This ain't that.

But that vintage was not designed to work with red. It was designed for use with yellow HOAT/G-05 coolant. It was built with...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Today, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Oro
oh man, Illinois. The chicago salt cancer. Egads....

oh man, Illinois. The chicago salt cancer. Egads. My sympathies. I am familiar; my brother and his wife are in Crystal Lake now. They have their house on the market and are evacuating the area as...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By Oro
Yep, I got it trying that gambit right after I...

Yep, I got it trying that gambit right after I posted.

There's a pair of white wire connectors that are not visible. They are behind the lower door opening trim on each side. One side got loose -...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By Oro
No Voltage to fuel pump

After some minor work last night, car would not start. 2002 ES300.

After lengthy diagnosis, I have no voltage at the fuel pump (either key "ON" or when cranking). Fuel pump runs on bench...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By Oro
Repairing/replacing door weather stripping/glass run/gasket DIY

Here is how to do a simple r&r on a door weatherstripping. AKA "glass run." This is a 2002 MY ES300.

Our 2nd hand 2002 ES300 had the "glass run" (Toyota Speak) fail at 12 years/223,000 miles. 3...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-17-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Oro
That is part of your window weather stripping. It...

That is part of your window weather stripping. It is called a "glass run" in the parts book.

There is an extra foot of it on each side of the window (front/rear) that sticks down in the door...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-16-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Oro
Ok, so when you put the clamshell 1/2's back...

Ok, so when you put the clamshell 1/2's back together, dab a very small amount of blue loctite on the screw. Turn it backwards slowly 1/2 turn (or whatever it takes) until it "clicks." - this is the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-16-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 55,215
Posted By Oro
I really can't say; I got the car used and the...

I really can't say; I got the car used and the shocks were already worn, so I don't know the original feel intimately. I am working on a detailed a post about it and my impressions, part #'s, etc - I...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-16-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Oro
I did my struts last week (2002 MY). I noticed...

I did my struts last week (2002 MY). I noticed behind the r. side C pillar cover, adjacent to the side curtain airbag, is a black ABS relay or control unit. You could also check if that wiring was...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-16-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Oro
I replaced mine last month ("Torque Strut"). It...

I replaced mine last month ("Torque Strut"). It was like yours, missing that rectangular weight or dampening unit (I imagine it's a dampening unit).

Since mine was broken (forward rubber bushing...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-16-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Oro
Yes, and it's not going to affect being able to...

Yes, and it's not going to affect being able to pull over! Simple physics of inelastic collisions will make you realize that the valves are going to bend or break and the pistons keep turning until...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-15-14, 10:10 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 55,215
Posted By Oro
2002 MY: a) Broke down and sanded the...

2002 MY:

a) Broke down and sanded the headlights then polished w/the Mother's kit "power ball." Wow, what an improvement in appearance and performance.

b) Replaced sway bar bushings front and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-14-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By Oro
I don't know if the '92 ES uses the same heater...

I don't know if the '92 ES uses the same heater valve on the firewall as the GS - I bet it does - so check it.

We had a '94 GS and about a year ago the heater valve just disintegrated. They were...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-12-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Oro
I would save the $100 and just clean it and the...

I would save the $100 and just clean it and the filter. It isn't a wear item, it appears, unless oil grade or time between changes has been off. They will go hundreds of thousands of miles with...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-11-14, 01:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Oro
True, but how do you time the break so the VVT...

True, but how do you time the break so the VVT gear is in the non-interference portion of it's dwell arc? ;) Maybe you get lucky, maybe you don't...

I agree with you though that it's not a huge...
Forum: Lexus Vehicles Classifieds 09-10-14, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Oro
If you were on the west coast this would be ours...

If you were on the west coast this would be ours now.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-10-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Oro
I don't really think so and that's why I don't...

I don't really think so and that's why I don't bother w/one. It seems to me they protect it if you drop the single key and the head hits pavement and cracks. But they don't at all protect it from...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-09-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Oro
My research a while back came to an authoratative...

My research a while back came to an authoratative reference that said

- all 1MZ w/o VVT were non-interference
- all 1MZ with, were interference

I did not bookmark the reference as it was clear...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-09-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Oro
The non VVT's 1MZ-FE's are non-interference, but...

The non VVT's 1MZ-FE's are non-interference, but I think his '99 is VVT and thus interference?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-09-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Oro
Before just replacing them, I would do the test...

Before just replacing them, I would do the test as the diagnostic describes. See AZ-dave's posts in this thread (particularly #36):
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-09-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Oro
I checked and cleaned mine last month. here are...

I checked and cleaned mine last month. here are some leads:

-This shows the location of the bolts over the filter bodies and securing the OCV's themselves (scroll down):

TN OCV pics...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-09-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Oro
At 112k, I'd get it done soon. You are likely...

At 112k, I'd get it done soon. You are likely not in the serious danger zone yet, but why go there? It is overdue, and should be done. Especially at that price.

$500 is a very good price. Best...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-09-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Oro
Another aid is to use blue Loc-tite on the screw....

Another aid is to use blue Loc-tite on the screw.

The plastic is more prone to breaking once it loosens a bit and allows the shell halves to wiggle when turning. I went through this with a Land...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-07-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Oro
I thought they could do a one time car-fax for...

I thought they could do a one time car-fax for like $15. Or at least they used to.

You can input the vin at lexus and it will show all dealer work.

As to their sales policy, yes, that's how...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-07-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Oro
I do not know about the elect. option, but I am...

I do not know about the elect. option, but I am getting ready to do the same on an 02. I am replacing:

cartridges
boots
sway bar bushings

but NOT mounts.

Reason: there is no problem w/my...
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