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Forum: RX - First Generation 09-08-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By fastnoypi
it wasnt hard after i could tell that the bearing...

it wasnt hard after i could tell that the bearing cup was centered straight and i started it with the breaker bar and socket. Once i was sure i used my electric impact gun. I think starting it is the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-08-14, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By fastnoypi
i have, but not on a lexus. I've done it on a...

i have, but not on a lexus. I've done it on a subaru and bmw. Others claim you can do it on the car but i opted in both situations to pull the whole knuckle off and put in a vice, and use a...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-07-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By fastnoypi
There is really no average set limit on how long...

There is really no average set limit on how long wheel bearings last.
You could do it yourself for less than $200 if you access to a press or have a hub shark/ HF equivalent. ...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-03-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By fastnoypi
Seafoam might do more damage than good if the...

Seafoam might do more damage than good if the sludge is excessive. The loosened debris can clog oil galleys. The fact that both ocv's appear faulty could be due to sludge buildup.

If there is...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-02-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By fastnoypi
The OCV's are about 40 each at Rockauto. They...

The OCV's are about 40 each at Rockauto. They are actually simple to replace..if indeed they are the problem.
1999 model year has the earlier rear valve cover so you would be taking a chance on...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-02-14, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By fastnoypi
if you can get the measurements , 3rd party ...

if you can get the measurements , 3rd party liftgate struts run around $50 for the pair. If they are the same as RX350, you can find them on ebay
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-01-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By fastnoypi
you can have your rotors turned as long as there...

you can have your rotors turned as long as there is enough meat on the rotors. 9mm is the minimum thickness on the fronts. You can measure them with calipers or have a local shop measure them for...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-01-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By fastnoypi
No issues with our 2010 either, we bought it...

No issues with our 2010 either, we bought it pre-owned certified but not by Lexus. However the certification program it was under was very extensive much like Lexus. Struts were even replaced...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-30-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By fastnoypi
You will know in the first 2 feet of driving if a...

You will know in the first 2 feet of driving if a shop used a hammer to press in a bearing.
If the shop doesn't have access to a press, don't bother going unless it is understood they outsource...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-30-14, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By fastnoypi
while KYB gr2/excel g's are a popular replacement...

while KYB gr2/excel g's are a popular replacement on these RX300's, i think they might be a tad stiff for the conditions you describe. I think they are slightly firmer than when the car was new,...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-28-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By fastnoypi
what did you end up going with on your passenger...

what did you end up going with on your passenger side? a split boot? or oem style with band clamps?
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-28-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By fastnoypi
my OEM rears went before the fronts... so...

my OEM rears went before the fronts...

so far, i've been happy with my KYB GR2/Excel G struts
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-23-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,108
Posted By fastnoypi
Try ebay, from time to time sellers will sell it...

Try ebay, from time to time sellers will sell it under the guise of "For off-road use only"
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-22-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By fastnoypi
i agree its going somewhere.. it could be as...

i agree its going somewhere.. it could be as simple as the pcv itself sticking wide open and letting the vac of the intake manifold suck it all out.

I had one that internally had a spring that...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-22-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By fastnoypi
there is absolutely no way he can have that much...

there is absolutely no way he can have that much sludge in 6 month old engine to require a cleaning.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-22-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By fastnoypi
Just to be clear, which style pcv and rear valve...

Just to be clear, which style pcv and rear valve cover do you have on this remanufactured engine?
Is the pcv a plastic right angle style or straight metal screw in style?
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-19-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By fastnoypi
unless you have an ac manifold gauge set there...

unless you have an ac manifold gauge set there isnt much you can do for self diagnosis. The compressor switch will not activate if you drop below a specified pressure of refrigerant.

A...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-18-14, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By fastnoypi
rx300 is a great first car, however the '99 is...

rx300 is a great first car, however the '99 is susceptible to the known issue of oil consumption due to the design of rear valve cover. It can be remedied by using the newer style cover found in...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-17-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By fastnoypi
Try contacting Rockauto on their KYB K-flex coil...

Try contacting Rockauto on their KYB K-flex coil springs to confirm they are stock ride height. It might be an option for you. FWIW, most of the aftermarket springs that i've seen are lowering...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-11-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,997
Posted By fastnoypi
Liquid Wrench isn't flammable. Works well if you...

Liquid Wrench isn't flammable. Works well if you have a torch handy.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-10-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By fastnoypi
i'm pretty sure its the front valve cover...

i'm pretty sure its the front valve cover breather tube by the OP's description of where it is connected.
If you want an off the shelf part that will work, take the broken original hose to your...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-07-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By fastnoypi
for the "injen or honda sound" you are looking...

for the "injen or honda sound" you are looking for, you might as well buy new a SS canister style muffler from ebay $30-55 . Any used OEM part out there will never get that sound.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-04-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By fastnoypi
I'm not sure about Toyota/Lexus but other makes...

I'm not sure about Toyota/Lexus but other makes such as Honda and Subaru on certain models are known to have special "break-in" oil by the factory that has certain protective additive packs. ...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-29-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By fastnoypi
FWIW, i used our then unused spare on our 02 RX...

FWIW, i used our then unused spare on our 02 RX and threw it into the 5 tire rotation in late 2011. (roughly 9 years) Its been holding up fine in the rotation and not seeing any signs of...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-26-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 47,184
Posted By fastnoypi
You could you 3/4" ID- 1" OD tubing... I...

You could you 3/4" ID- 1" OD tubing...

I used 5/8" ID-7/8" OD tubing i found at Home Depot and it fit as well.

I had them cut from the bulk roll, you need less than 2 feet per spring just...
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