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Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By speedkar9
If you have cool moist winters where you are...

If you have cool moist winters where you are located, I suggest leaving this as a summer project, unless you have access to a temperature/ humidity controlled shop.

Also if your going to be...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-20-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By speedkar9
I say 5-6 years tire lifespan is conservative and...

I say 5-6 years tire lifespan is conservative and is a general guideline for tires that are outside installed on a vehicle exposed to the elements.

The spare wheel spends most of its time locked...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-19-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By speedkar9
I say shop around for a used or rebuilt...

I say shop around for a used or rebuilt transmission.
The 99-01's transmissions were quite failure prone.

Or you could buy a wrecked 3ES and swap over the guts.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-19-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 63,206
Posted By speedkar9
So 02SDGS.... I heard Buffalo got a "little" bit...

So 02SDGS.... I heard Buffalo got a "little" bit of snow the other day.... How are those summer tires playing out? Lets see some pics :p
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-18-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,448
Posted By speedkar9
Sharp eyes :p Long story, it has to do with...

Sharp eyes :p

Long story, it has to do with buying used rims and not swapping the tires over yet. The 5 spokes are from a second generation Solara.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-17-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 63,206
Posted By speedkar9
Did an oil change to synthetic Mobil 1 and a...

Did an oil change to synthetic Mobil 1 and a Toyota filter this weekend. Put in my snow-brush, gave it a good vacuum and wash, as well as applied touch-up paint.

(Almost) ready for winter.
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-17-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,448
Posted By speedkar9
First Canadian Winter

Woke up to this this morning:

http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh435/speedkar9/CameraZOOM-20141117082339461.jpg...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-17-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,220
Posted By speedkar9
Your best bet is probably to hard wire an AUX...

Your best bet is probably to hard wire an AUX cable to the input of your CD changer, or the TAPE reader head inside the head unit. Here's how I did it on my Solara:

Adding an Auxillary Input to a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-17-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,586
Posted By speedkar9
To clean the throttle body, the key is turned to...

To clean the throttle body, the key is turned to the ON position but the car is NOT started, and the pedal is floored to open the butterfly valve. Use throttle body cleaner and not carb cleaner.
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-15-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By speedkar9
What's the fluid levels like? Also check the...

What's the fluid levels like?

Also check the power steering fluid - it also uses ATF.

That area between the transmission and engine is where the rear main seal is, but a leaking RMS would be...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-15-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By speedkar9
You either have a seized caliper or a restricted...

You either have a seized caliper or a restricted flex hose, or both. The pressure in the line was so much that the weakest spot in the flex hose gave and exploded.

Since only one side of the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-08-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By speedkar9
You've probably burned through the shoes inside...

You've probably burned through the shoes inside the rear rotors. They are separate from the pads.

Here's the breakdown:

Toyota Parking Brake Service with Rear Disc Brakes - YouTube
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-04-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 63,206
Posted By speedkar9
I live in Canada. I woke up to our first snowfall...

I live in Canada. I woke up to our first snowfall on Saturday morning. Tired of not being able to drive this car in the rain for the past month due to aged/almost bald all-season tires, I decided to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-04-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By speedkar9
Is there a power outlet on the 4 ES in the glove...

Is there a power outlet on the 4 ES in the glove box for cars with a CD changer? I don't have one in mine (CD changer is in-dash on the 4th gen), but having a power plug in the glove box is useful...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-02-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 63,206
Posted By speedkar9
Are you into photography? What camera setup do...

Are you into photography? What camera setup do you use?

Reminds me of a few pictures I took this weekend with the beautiful fall colors too,
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-02-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 545
Posted By speedkar9
Get the check engine light checked out. If...

Get the check engine light checked out.

If you don't have a trusty mechanic, you can take the car to a Toyota dealer for service, as these cars are mechanically identical to the Toyota Camry V6....
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-29-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By speedkar9
Where do you hear the click sound, is it from...

Where do you hear the click sound, is it from inside the car? If so that's probably the relay.

If the click is coming from the trunk, the solenoid sounds like its trying to disengage the latch.
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-28-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By speedkar9
There isn't much performance to be had from the...

There isn't much performance to be had from the 3.3L through modifications. One thing you can look into is a throttle controller to make the drive-by-wire accelerator more responsive.

Check out...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-28-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By speedkar9
The only thing I'd worry about with no name...

The only thing I'd worry about with no name wheels is the weight and quality. If its significantly heavier than stock it will affect braking big time.

With your setup your wheels would be pushed...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-21-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By speedkar9
When reprogramming a remote I *think* (but I...

When reprogramming a remote I *think* (but I can't guarantee it) it erases all previous remotes and overwrites it with the current remote you are programming. So if you have one working remote, all...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-18-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,658
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, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
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.
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