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Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-04-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Briand_OH
IME the Toyota/McGard is a 21 mm hex. McGard's...

IME the Toyota/McGard is a 21 mm hex. McGard's aftermarket keys are usually NOT that size. Its been years, but McGard had really great customer service and actually answered phone, but after...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-14-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Briand_OH
May not be pertinent, but I recently installed a...

May not be pertinent, but I recently installed a Corolla rear spoiler and found a template online for drilling. I fastened with various stainless steel fasteners (some Allen head) and 3M tape.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-12-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Briand_OH
Data Pt: I bought a IAC at Toyota dealer...

Data Pt:

I bought a IAC at Toyota dealer years ago. Can't recall the price, but wasn't Lexus caliber. No problems, but getting Phillips screws out was not fun in single digit temps.....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-12-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: I've used NOAH car covers outside...

My $0.02:

I've used NOAH car covers outside for invalid, parked cars in Akron, OH for years. Not perfect, but they are NOT $300, rather ~$200. It takes a while to get and they often do not...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-29-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 93,923
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: If you're super-organized and...

My $0.02:

If you're super-organized and don't like to have old stuff lying around, sure, sell old O2 for a $1. IMO, having some OEM sensor plugs around if I'm going to still own the vehicle OR...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-25-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 93,923
Posted By Briand_OH
Anti-seize

Yes, factory and most mfrs apply anti-seize. IMO is best to heat up the sensor prior to wrenching. I've had success with a 6-pt 7/8" (22 mm for all practical purposes) Craftsmen combination wrench...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 07-24-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By Briand_OH
Here in Rust Belt, you can feel your fillings...

Here in Rust Belt, you can feel your fillings with a stiff enough spring rate. In sunny CA where the roads last???
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-21-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Briand_OH
Um, a BTDT on a 99 RX300 and 98 GS400: I've...

Um, a BTDT on a 99 RX300 and 98 GS400:

I've had to disassemble the actual receptacles and replace a redundant "fuse" washer that failed under 7 Amp+ use. It might be on a thread on one of those...
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-21-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Briand_OH
AND...it has a cover! Because its a Lexus!

AND...it has a cover! Because its a Lexus!
Forum: GS - Second Generation 07-21-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Briand_OH
Just my $0.02: A scan tool that reads out...

Just my $0.02:

A scan tool that reads out real-time O2 voltages is invaluable IMO. R&R'ing O2 sensors gets old.....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 07-14-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: I use 6mm thick wall Si vacuum...

My $0.02:

I use 6mm thick wall Si vacuum tubing in cool blue color from local shop if its the same size. It used to be ~$1/foot. But...any NEW hose will probably last many years IMO.
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Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-10-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: If you have the time, and if...

My $0.02:

If you have the time, and if there's a reputable automobile electric rebuilder in your town, consider taking alternator into shop. I had a Denso alternator with 250K that shop replaced...
Forum: RX - First Generation 06-17-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By Briand_OH
FYI:, from wiki and google: Chromate...

FYI:, from wiki and google:

Chromate conversion coatings are commonly applied to everyday items such as hardware and tools, and can usually be recognized by their distinctively iridescent,...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-14-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By Briand_OH
In line with the vehicle batty query, you might...

In line with the vehicle batty query, you might try and removing the gnd cable and letting car reset itself. This also presents opportunity to recondition the terminals IMO. Just my $0.02.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-12-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Briand_OH
Just a data pt for those in NE Ohio: E-Check...

Just a data pt for those in NE Ohio:

E-Check will replace at no charge a failed gas cap during biennial inspection. Dunno if it'll have the Toyota "leash", though.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-12-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By Briand_OH
Just a BTDT, on an 18-yr old Jeep's remotes, I've...

Just a BTDT, on an 18-yr old Jeep's remotes, I've had to resolder the actual switch to the circuit board after years of use (its a kinda SMD). Perhaps another remote to rule out this kind of...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-12-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: If you're in the Rust Belt, spend...

My $0.02:

If you're in the Rust Belt, spend a little extra and get the 409 grade stainless Flowmasters....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-03-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Briand_OH
Just my $0.02: Consider taking old...

Just my $0.02:

Consider taking old alternator to reputable auto electric rebuilder if one is local. You -might- only have to replace the brushes if, after testing, they don't find anything wrong...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-03-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: Be glad rodent(s) stopped at the...

My $0.02:

Be glad rodent(s) stopped at the filter and not inside the cabin. I've heard of deodorant soap or mothballs in air intake to discourage. I have also used some stainless steel scouring...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 05-29-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Briand_OH
Just my $0.02: Its probably nothing more...

Just my $0.02:

Its probably nothing more than storage/shipping schmutz and label may have been inkjet printed. Its inside that's important. Bilstein used to have 800# and you could talk to real...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 05-01-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Briand_OH
Kinda obvious, but have you tried leak-down...

Kinda obvious, but have you tried leak-down tester?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-30-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By Briand_OH
Just a data pt: Got an '04 Corolla CE for...

Just a data pt:

Got an '04 Corolla CE for winter beater. Power locks, but NO keyless entry. Local co. (Century 2000/Akron) offered an Audiovox remote start for $125. Upgrading to the keyless...
Forum: Performance 04-28-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Briand_OH
Just curious: I'm in Ohio, but doesn't Calif...

Just curious:

I'm in Ohio, but doesn't Calif require some CARB number? Anyways, unless its NBD, consider recycling your cats. I was surprised at how much you can get. Its kinda hassle with...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-27-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: Since you replaced the alternator,...

My $0.02:

Since you replaced the alternator, you had the batty disconnected, right? If not, try that and make sure the onboard electrics are truly discharged, by time or ....
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-14-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: On other cars, a local auto glass...

My $0.02:

On other cars, a local auto glass place would diagnose and seal leaks for moderate price. Many cars OEM adhesive/sealant goes away with time/exposure IME.
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