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Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,697
Posted By speedkar9
<<<@!1!@>>> I disconnected the wire on the...

<<<@!1!@>>>

I disconnected the wire on the passenger side of the engine compartment near the alarm horn/ diagnostics port to disable the DRL's on my Solara. (Skip to 4:55 in this video):
HID...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By speedkar9
Spend $25 and buy a headlight polishing kit and...

Spend $25 and buy a headlight polishing kit and buff the headlights. The difference will be amazing and the car will look much newer. You could also replace the standard halogen bulbs with cool white...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By speedkar9
Well inspired by this thread, I cleaned my...

Well inspired by this thread, I cleaned my throttle body today on my ES330. It hadn't been cleaned for over a year since I did spark plugs.

Off the line response is a tiny bit more responsive...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By speedkar9
To remove the center console you have to first...

To remove the center console you have to first remove the face plate going around the shifter by simply pulling it up. (skip to 5:00 in this video):
How to Install LED Lexus Interior Lights -...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-17-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By speedkar9
I wonder if you could swap LS430 seats (or at...

I wonder if you could swap LS430 seats (or at least the seat bottom) to gain a heater function...

You could add a seat heater coil but it would require re-upholstering the leather seat cushions.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-17-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By speedkar9
The drive-by-wire throttle in the 4th gen ES has...

The drive-by-wire throttle in the 4th gen ES has a lot of lag. It makes the car feel very unresponsive. If you're not used to it, you'll think you haven't pressed the pedal far enough and press it...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-17-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By speedkar9
You probably have a vacuum leak in the intake...

You probably have a vacuum leak in the intake system. Given the brakes aren't working properly, my thoughts are there's a leakage in the brake booster vacuum line going to the intake, if not a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-16-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By speedkar9
Clean your throttle body.

Clean your throttle body.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-16-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By speedkar9
The Michelin Premier A/S is the successor to the...

The Michelin Premier A/S is the successor to the Primacy in Michelin's all season tire line up. Long term though, is unproven.

I'm running MXV4's on both my cars, very quiet and comfortable...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-15-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By speedkar9
Also have the mechanic clean the contacts on the...

Also have the mechanic clean the contacts on the bulb and ballast with electrical contact cleaner (or a pencil eraser). Sometimes it can become corroded or full of crap and cause intermittent...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-14-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 58,981
Posted By speedkar9
Clear Vinyl Headlights to Prevent Hazing

Just a thought to share with those who suffer from hazed lights,

I clear buffed my Solara's headlights and applied clear vinyl to them. This will prevent hazing.

Check out this video on how it...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-12-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By speedkar9
Honestly I have the same car and was thinking to...

Honestly I have the same car and was thinking to debadge it when I bought it too.

But then I thought again and I didn't want anyone to mistake it for a Camry or just another sedan. I want them to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-10-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By speedkar9
The limitation on rim width on this car is...

The limitation on rim width on this car is determined by the clearance at the rear struts.

I have a Solara (same suspension and chassis setup as the Lexus ES), and I was able to run my OEM ES330's...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-08-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By speedkar9
Here's a start, Parts Needed: 1997-2001...

Here's a start,

Parts Needed:
1997-2001 Toyota Camry or 1999-2003 Solara V6 with a manual transmission.

Additional notes
The 99-03 ES's had the 1MZ-FE engine with VVT-i. Toyota didn't offer...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-06-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By speedkar9
He's a "specialist" in transmissions. He's trying...

He's a "specialist" in transmissions. He's trying to sell you a transmission job you probably don't need.

To you, does the transmission feel like its slipping? Does the engine rev up and the car...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-06-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 58,981
Posted By speedkar9
Hows the PCV valve? Its probably letting a lot of...

Hows the PCV valve? Its probably letting a lot of carbon back into the intake system. Also do you have an oiled K&N type filter or the standard dry paper filter?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-04-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By speedkar9
Were you doing TB, water pump and front seals?...

Were you doing TB, water pump and front seals? While the video did take some time and I took my time with breaks in between, that rear cam seal took up more than an hour of my time trying to get it...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-04-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,954
Posted By speedkar9
For all those who want to change the wiper stock...

For all those who want to change the wiper stock or turn signal switch WITHOUT removing the steering wheel or airbag, here's a video detailing the procedure:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJyu22QruNw
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-03-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By speedkar9
You remind me of the first time I tried a timing...

You remind me of the first time I tried a timing belt job on my Lexus. I too was excited to try the job myself. Things didn't go well and I wasn't prepared with the proper tools. It was a crunch for...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-02-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By speedkar9
On the 1MZ-FE the Aisin water-pump actually has...

On the 1MZ-FE the Aisin water-pump actually has the manufacture date stamped on it in a circle on the right side. Unfortunately, accessing the water-pump means removing the timing belt covers which...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-30-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By speedkar9
Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. As I mentioned...

Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. As I mentioned in the beginning, this was a "just for fun" project and I don't really intend on using it on the road (the spray is aimed so low, the guy has to be...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-29-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By speedkar9
Stiffer ride isn't what a Lexus ES should be....

Stiffer ride isn't what a Lexus ES should be. Sure its great for handling but you might miss the super soft ride after a few long drives. Thats why the Camry spring differs from the Lexus spring, as...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-29-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By speedkar9
Tailgater Retaliation

Just for fun, I rigged up a Tailgater Deterrent System to my Solara.

I thought I'd share this with you all, let me know what you think:

Tailgater Deterrent System - YouTube
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-26-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By speedkar9
Not sure what year ES you have (1997?) but you...

Not sure what year ES you have (1997?) but you can look for OEM part numbers on Sewell Lexus' website here :

http://lexus.sewellparts.com/
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-26-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By speedkar9
Didn't the 1995-96 1MZ-FE V6 Camry's come with a...

Didn't the 1995-96 1MZ-FE V6 Camry's come with a manual transmission option? I know the Gen 4 Camry's did. If so, it could be a simpler swap.
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