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Forum: RX - First Generation 12-17-14, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By artbuc
Ouch!!! So,what did you do about the cam seal...

Ouch!!! So,what did you do about the cam seal leak?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-13-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By artbuc
Assuming you have the mechanical skills/tools,...

Assuming you have the mechanical skills/tools, easy if you are going with pre-assembled units, not so easy if you have to remove/re-install springs. Of course you can always take the old struts to a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-19-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By artbuc
Yes, many reports of Bosch A/F and O2 sensors...

Yes, many reports of Bosch A/F and O2 sensors wreaking havoc in Toyota engines.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-18-14, 02:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By artbuc
Please describe the appearance of the MAF sensor...

Please describe the appearance of the MAF sensor wires before and after cleaning. How did you clear the p0171 code?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-11-14, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By artbuc
I use only Sil-Glyde silicone grease and I stand...

I use only Sil-Glyde silicone grease and I stand by my comments. I agree that many probably use the wrong lube which exacerbates the problem, but even with the best grease these caliper slide pins...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-09-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By artbuc
On my RX300, Avalon and several other Avalons and...

On my RX300, Avalon and several other Avalons and Camrys I have experience with, the clearance between the caliper bore and slide pin OD is quite small. I have found it necessary to service the slide...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-04-14, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By artbuc
Yeah, Lexus ES sucks.

Yeah, Lexus ES sucks.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-31-14, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By artbuc
Search here and/or google and you will find many...

Search here and/or google and you will find many excellent tutorials with pictures. Never heard of a MAF cleaner that excluded Lexus. Are you sure about that? Main thing is to make sure you spray and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-30-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By artbuc
First, have you cleaned and checked-out the the...

First, have you cleaned and checked-out the the MAF sensor? If it is not the MAF sensor, I bet a million bucks it's the Bosch sensor. Put in the correct Denso sensor and you will be good to go.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-24-14, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By artbuc
I used Interstate exclusively for 25+ years based...

I used Interstate exclusively for 25+ years based on a CR review a long time ago. I installed them on my cars plus several other cars I maintain for friends and family. I got 3 bad ones in a row and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-11-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By artbuc
Check-out the test reports and reviews on...

Check-out the test reports and reviews on Tirerack.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-11-14, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By artbuc
Actually it has already been discontinued...

Actually it has already been discontinued although there may still be a few left in inventory.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-07-14, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By artbuc
I do not assume or care if anyone else shares my...

I do not assume or care if anyone else shares my opinion. I was speaking for myself. I would say your description of my post applies equally well to yours. You can now have the last word as I am done...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-07-14, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By artbuc
You may think I am an A-Hole but it really...

You may think I am an A-Hole but it really hampers the usefulness of this site when folks hijack threads, especially when they ask an unrelated question. It is understand for a new person who may not...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-03-14, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By artbuc
If you are sorry, why did you do it? Start your...

If you are sorry, why did you do it? Start your own thread, please.
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-28-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By artbuc
If you spent any time at all reading this forum...

If you spent any time at all reading this forum you would know it has many knowledgable folks who generously share their time and expertise to help all who seek help. If you get no response, you can...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 09-14-14, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By artbuc
Sorry, but I do not buy this story even a little...

Sorry, but I do not buy this story even a little bit. Did you add Techron according to the directions? Why did you add it? Where you already having a problem you were trying to solve with Techron?...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-11-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By artbuc
I think you can accomplish both. The first thing...

I think you can accomplish both. The first thing I do do is drain the pan after driving with the engine at normal op temp. This gets the sediments. Then fill the pan with fresh fluid before you start...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-23-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By artbuc
Or you can take out a second mortgage and buy...

Or you can take out a second mortgage and buy this:

http://www.autosphere.com.au/p/6981159/ate-super-blue-racing-brake-fluid.html

and hire a mule to smuggle it into the good ole US of A!
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-23-14, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By artbuc
The Washington do-gooder bureaucrats always know...

The Washington do-gooder bureaucrats always know what is best for us.


http://hooniverse.com/2013/08/16/braking-news-ate-super-blue-deemed-illegal-for-us-distribution/#more-140799
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-05-14, 01:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,368
Posted By artbuc
I think this is wrong. The oil pumps are positive...

I think this is wrong. The oil pumps are positive displacement meaning they deliver the same volume independent of back-pressure.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-26-14, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By artbuc
I have lots of good stories. He used to clean old...

I have lots of good stories. He used to clean old oil filtesr right on the car with a gas soaked rag. Made them look brand new! One day a business woman (rarity in those days) stopped in. She was in...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-24-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By artbuc
Worse than that, you most likely could have...

Worse than that, you most likely could have cleaned your old MAF sensor and made it good as new for less than $10.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-24-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By artbuc
I would first talk with Denso to make sure you...

I would first talk with Denso to make sure you know exactly what part is right for your car AND the implications of installing the wrong part. Do NOT rely on the person who installed it to tell you...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 07-22-14, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By artbuc
This brings back memories! When I was a kid (50...

This brings back memories! When I was a kid (50 years ago), I worked at a Sunoco gas station. The owner was a crook. Late at night after the station closed, he would pump 190 into the 260 tank. My...
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