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Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-24-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By MrBooby
Driving 5 miles a day can actually create a lot...

Driving 5 miles a day can actually create a lot of sludge in your engine, because your oil will not have enough time to get to operating temperature and burn off any left over moisture. Go with...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-24-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By MrBooby
That is your Bank 2 Catalytic Converter. If it's...

That is your Bank 2 Catalytic Converter. If it's glowing red, that means that there is some serious issues with your engine.

1. You could have a stuck open fuel injector that is dumping fuel into...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-21-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By MrBooby
Ask what parts he's planning to use. There are a...

Ask what parts he's planning to use. There are a lot of choices when it comes to struts.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-20-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 44,897
Posted By MrBooby
Came out of the store to a pleasant surprise -...

Came out of the store to a pleasant surprise - another ES parked next to me.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh236/mjrgonorrhea/F1CD5239-84DE-458C-B408-ECFAE87A92C6_zps88qtqv6j.jpg
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-20-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By MrBooby
Agreed, although I think in my case that 22 year...

Agreed, although I think in my case that 22 year old piece of rubber is a time bomb.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-20-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By MrBooby
Cylinder 3 is the middle one by the firewall, if...

Cylinder 3 is the middle one by the firewall, if I recall correctly.

Camshaft seals require the removal of the timing belt - extensive job.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-20-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By MrBooby
You can replace with regular struts, but you will...

You can replace with regular struts, but you will lose the switch. The electronic struts are extremely expensive, but may be the best option if you want keep the ride quality. If the springs are not...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-20-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By MrBooby
That would really depend on the output of your...

That would really depend on the output of your alternator, which requires some testing. If the output is okay and you can live with the sound, then wait till it gets worse. Mine started off like...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-20-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,829
Posted By MrBooby
Thank you. I'm working on a video to complement...

Thank you. I'm working on a video to complement the tutorial, which should be up in the coming weeks.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-19-14, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By MrBooby
PSA: Check Your Tires

I was recently helping somebody figure out the age of their tires and as a result decided to check out my own spare in the trunk. I thought it was in a pretty good shape, when I got the car in 2011,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-19-14, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By MrBooby
+1 on the Bosch O2 sensor.

+1 on the Bosch O2 sensor.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-19-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By MrBooby
I'm pretty certain that it's your alternator, but...

I'm pretty certain that it's your alternator, but just to be sure, take a long screw driver and put it against the alternator while it's running. Put the other end against your ear and take a listen....
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-18-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By MrBooby
Scan the CEL code, fix the vacuum leak and report...

Scan the CEL code, fix the vacuum leak and report back. The oil leak by the valve cover is mostly likely a bad camshaft seal, very common problem.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-16-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By MrBooby
Clean the area with brake clean and observe the...

Clean the area with brake clean and observe the leak. It looks like the pan gasket is leaking, but honestly there is too much going on to have any idea.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-15-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By MrBooby
Check your alternator.

Check your alternator.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-14-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By MrBooby
Get it towed to a mechanic. It may be as simple...

Get it towed to a mechanic. It may be as simple as a broken shifter linkage or a bad transmission. Good luck.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-13-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By MrBooby
Before you start using the spare tire, take a...

Before you start using the spare tire, take a look at its manufactured date, it may be unsafe to use at this point.
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-12-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,536
Posted By MrBooby
Yeah the eBay ones. I currently have the stock...

Yeah the eBay ones. I currently have the stock bulbs and I was wondering what I should expect.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-12-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By MrBooby
Traction Control uses the throttle to correct any...

Traction Control uses the throttle to correct any loss of traction, so it makes sense what you experienced. What kind of tires are on the car and what's the tread like?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-12-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,536
Posted By MrBooby
Could you post a picture of what it looks like? I...

Could you post a picture of what it looks like? I ordered the same bulbs and they should be arriving tomorrow.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-11-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By MrBooby
I can see both points of view. Using the drain...

I can see both points of view. Using the drain plug lets you utilize the momentum of the oil stream to push any contaminents out of the pan. The extractor on the other hand helps contain the oil in...
Forum: Site Suggestions & Problems 11-10-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By MrBooby
Forum App

Is there an app that works with this forum? I had some app on my phone for a while that stopped working and I had to delete it, but now I can't remember what the name of it was.

Also, are there...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-10-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 40,644
Posted By MrBooby
Just wanted to chip in about raising the vehicle....

Just wanted to chip in about raising the vehicle. There is a center jacking point on the front subframe that lets you lift both sides of the car at once, no need to mess with tow hooks. The same is...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-08-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By MrBooby
Yes a high pitched whine will often come from a...

Yes a high pitched whine will often come from a bad alternator and/or accessory belt.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-06-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By MrBooby
What year is your Lexus ES? I've never seen codes...

What year is your Lexus ES? I've never seen codes like that, so I'm not sure how they got them.

Replace the alternator and recheck. I was in a similar situation and replacing the alternator was...
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