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Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-05-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By davidber
2000 ES300 Radiator Replacement

I recently took my ES300 in to have the headlights polished. The guys there stated that I should look at replacing the radiator. They pointed out that it is leaking up near the top. So I am trying...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-12-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By davidber
Seat Covers

After doing a search on the forums and not finding anything . . .

I have a 2000 ES300. The seats could use some covers. The thread that ties the panels together on the seat is ripping and the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-24-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By davidber
As someone wanted to know what is going on . . . ...

As someone wanted to know what is going on . . .

I picked up the car, after the firm in Orange county put in a JDM engine. I forgot how much I missed driving the car. It is sooooooo smooth and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-03-12, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By davidber
Not to continue the flame war between 'user...

Not to continue the flame war between 'user error' and 'manufacturer error.'

The car is in the shop having the engine replaced. A firm in Orange County had a JDM engine (30-50k claimed) for it. ...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-20-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By davidber
You are correct, we will agree on some points and...

You are correct, we will agree on some points and disagree on some.

Do short trips help? Nope. We agree.

Is there a defect? I say yes, you say no.

Did Lexus have a responsibility to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-20-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By davidber
With all due respect MrBooby, let's get the facts...

With all due respect MrBooby, let's get the facts correct.

1. I wanted lexus to notify me of the defect as they were ordered to by the courts in this case. They were instructed to do this, iirc,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-20-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By davidber
Yeah . . . The ONE time that I changed it...

Yeah . . .

The ONE time that I changed it at 7700 miles AFTER it had the diagnosed issue . . . The ONE time it went past the BOOK recommended 6k.

It caused it.

LOL - some people are...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-20-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By davidber
Yeskay, Right now, I can tell you I will...

Yeskay,

Right now, I can tell you I will never, ever purchase another lexus in my life. Their customer service at corporate is pathetic.

This car has 105k miles on it. I am the original...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-18-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By davidber
Thank you very much for the reply. I found...

Thank you very much for the reply.

I found another thread about plugs and yep . . . denso iridiums :)

The water gasket seal, was for the water pump.

I am confused - I know not hard! - what...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-18-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By davidber
2000 ES300 Engine Replacement

I have a 2000 ES300 that suffered from the oil gel issue and the engine is basically blown. Seeing that I drive all of about 4000 miles a year, it seems smarter to replace the engine and keep the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-12-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By davidber
I just got back from visiting my baby :( The...

I just got back from visiting my baby :(

The repair guy stated that it may not be very wise to even bother trying to replace the valve seals. That the labor to do it would be cost prohibitive and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-12-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By davidber
Update: The guy stated that the 'engine is...

Update:

The guy stated that the 'engine is tired.' He mentioned valve seals are leaking through to the bottom of the engine.

He suggested replacing the whole engine.

I am having...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-12-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By davidber
I dropped the car off today at the repair shop. ...

I dropped the car off today at the repair shop. It didn't smoke when I started it and was not smoking when I got there (about 4 miles away.) The shop said they would run some diagnostics and let me...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-10-10, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By davidber
Gentlemen thanks for the response. I like the...

Gentlemen thanks for the response. I like the idea of cleaning the engine and seeing where the leak is/was. I am not so sure about the damage because the oil light had basically come on and then...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-09-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By davidber
Yet another 2000 ES300

I have an ES300 with ~105k miles on it. This car other than having two coil packs go is a fantastic car. The other day my wife was driving it and said the oil light came on. She said she looked...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-07-10, 02:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,460
Posted By davidber
Hello. Instead of creating a new thread, I...

Hello.

Instead of creating a new thread, I thought I would tag along on this one and use his photos.

I have a 2000 ES300 that is leaking oil. This car has about 102k miles on it. It has had...
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