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Forum: ES300 and ES330 Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Oro
You must live in a different Seattle than I do; I...

You must live in a different Seattle than I do; I can't get to the corner store without seeing four or five. When we were looking for an ES in the area we had a large number to choose from

I...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-28-14, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Oro
Yeah, those clog. I had it happen a few times in...

Yeah, those clog. I had it happen a few times in ugly stuff on the NY Thruway. It gets unbalanced and your front vibrates like it's falling apart. I had to pull over a few times at a heated car...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-28-14, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Oro
Speedkar9 is right; he knows his stuff. Toyota...

Speedkar9 is right; he knows his stuff. Toyota really tweaked this engine to get the most out of it by the last few model years. That's why they went to a whole new engine in 2006. The VVT-i, the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-28-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Oro
Yes. Ours disintegrated on our GS (same design)...

Yes. Ours disintegrated on our GS (same design) and dumped all the fluid out suddenly. Not even leaking before that. Replace it asap. You can get one on Ebay for much less than a dealer. Check...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-28-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Oro
I know nothing of the brand, but I know the...

I know nothing of the brand, but I know the design. It was from the late '80s, German BBS design that went OE on some Mercedes and Audis, BMWs. To me it's a very dated design, and I think it would...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-27-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Oro
It is indeed a crankcase ventilation hose. A...

It is indeed a crankcase ventilation hose. A dealer parts diagram can get you a number, but not necessary.

You can take it to a parts store or measure the ID yourself and go tell them. They can...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-27-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Oro
The description you give doesn't make it...

The description you give doesn't make it perfectly clear to me ("wheels are rolling"), but it could be shocks or shocks+springs. Mileage on car? Conditions/use? A control arm bushing could also be...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-25-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Oro
I would do a few things: 1) add some...

I would do a few things:

1) add some transtune, drive it. Then drain and fill the tranny. If it is really nasty looking, you can disconnect the cooler line, pump some out (by running car),...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-24-14, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Oro
I like SeaFoam. I used it a long time on...

I like SeaFoam.

I used it a long time on motorcycles to keep carbs clean; worked great. A rough running bike would smooth out in one tank ( 1 oz. per gallon). Basically like magic since it...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-20-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Oro
Cool, glad I could help. I discovered years ago...

Cool, glad I could help. I discovered years ago through careful shopping Firestone was the go-to place for batteries and it seems to still stay true.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-19-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Oro
Yep, definitely negotiate it in. As...

Yep, definitely negotiate it in.

As mentioned, key things are verifying timing belt service or adding that cost, too, and checking for sludge.

As to parts cost, I don't know how handy you are,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-19-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Oro
That sounds odd. I just looked at my local...

That sounds odd. I just looked at my local Firestone and they had the top Interstate for a 2000 ES300 for $120. And you can always find a coupon for them to knock that down $20 or so. That was the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Oro
Slightly off your question, but... Since you...

Slightly off your question, but...

Since you live in IL and it get's frosty there sometimes (I know, my brother lives in Crystal Lake), I want to put in a word for Interstate batteries. I used to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Oro
I hear you. 15+ years ago, I had some real...

I hear you.

15+ years ago, I had some real shoulder problems; various sports injuries bilaterally. Developed into back issues. I worked a desk job all day in NYC. Sometimes, I'd just get in my...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Oro
I really like the late model 300/330. What the...

I really like the late model 300/330. What the heck do you need with rear seat heaters in Arizona? (unless you live in Flagstaff?)

I once spent a Thanksgiving, desperately searching for a motel,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-17-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Oro
Not easily. You could hack something together,...

Not easily. You could hack something together, but in the end it might be simpler to sell it and get a similar vintage LS430 with them pre-installed. ;)
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-17-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Oro
If you search "clean throttle body" and "1mz...

If you search "clean throttle body" and "1mz es300, rx300, camry v6," you'll get a lot of helpful diy's with pics and video, mostly from here or toyota nation. 1mz (1mz-fe) is the engine code and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-16-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Oro
A quart at a time is pointless. "Fractional...

A quart at a time is pointless. "Fractional dilution" is what he's getting at, but that's not effective. Basically, drain the pain, refill. You will now have 1/2 new fluid (or less, depending on...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-13-14, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Oro
Congrats. We have an 02 and really like it. ...

Congrats. We have an 02 and really like it.

Worth verifying your t-belt was done; 90k is the recommended interval. 110k/11-12 years on it and the tensioner would make me want to be certain of...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-13-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Oro
If this wasn't mentioned elsewhere, when you...

If this wasn't mentioned elsewhere, when you bleed it is helpful a bit if you can point the car uphill somewhat. It does help the air to work it's way up and out a bit faster. "Burping" the hoses...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-06-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By Oro
Yes, I agree. if you are NOT changing coolant...

Yes, I agree. if you are NOT changing coolant type, the bit still in the heater core (~1.5 qts I think) won't matter. If you are changing type, then you need to run it w/water and dilute it,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-01-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Oro
I don't think you're going to see any real...

I don't think you're going to see any real difference.

If you are using syn., it's going to have cling and cold temp. viscosity that will make it unimportant whether it is 5w-30 or 10w-30. ...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-01-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Oro
Search "new springs" on this forum. Then for...

Search "new springs" on this forum. Then for kicks, do the same at toyotanation.com.

No one needs to spoon-feed such simple stuff that is well known and documented.

The point of the post is to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-29-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Oro
It's a qualified statement based on a very large...

It's a qualified statement based on a very large number of complaints from owners and relatively pre-mature spring failure vs. other makes. Lexus appears to make a compromise in trading off...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-28-14, 03:20 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 60,380
Posted By Oro
New front struts

New front struts; to match rear struts and springs 2 weeks ago. OMG, what a difference. Full post here:
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