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Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-11-14, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By artbuc
Check-out the test reports and reviews on...

Check-out the test reports and reviews on Tirerack.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-11-14, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By artbuc
Actually it has already been discontinued...

Actually it has already been discontinued although there may still be a few left in inventory.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-07-14, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By artbuc
I do not assume or care if anyone else shares my...

I do not assume or care if anyone else shares my opinion. I was speaking for myself. I would say your description of my post applies equally well to yours. You can now have the last word as I am done...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-07-14, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By artbuc
You may think I am an A-Hole but it really...

You may think I am an A-Hole but it really hampers the usefulness of this site when folks hijack threads, especially when they ask an unrelated question. It is understand for a new person who may not...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-03-14, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By artbuc
If you are sorry, why did you do it? Start your...

If you are sorry, why did you do it? Start your own thread, please.
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-28-14, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By artbuc
If you spent any time at all reading this forum...

If you spent any time at all reading this forum you would know it has many knowledgable folks who generously share their time and expertise to help all who seek help. If you get no response, you can...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-14-14, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
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: 443
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: 2,052
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: 2,052
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: 40
Views: 2,085
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: 763
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: 349
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: 349
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: 763
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: 763
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: 1,545
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: 1,545
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: 46
Views: 3,896
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: 1,545
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: 324
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: 324
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: 14
Views: 6,422
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: 801
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: 1,545
Posted By artbuc
Maybe this will help: ...

Maybe this will help:

http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/h34.pdf
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