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Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-18-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By speedkar9
I agree with the rest, don't follow what mileage...

I agree with the rest, don't follow what mileage your computer gives, especially the instantaneous mileage.

I've found the instantaneous gas mileage to change dramatically with the slightest...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-18-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By speedkar9
Have someone turn it while you listen outside the...

Have someone turn it while you listen outside the car. If its coming from the top of the strut tower, its the strut mount.

If its coming from the bottom end, it could be a loose tie rod end,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-18-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By speedkar9
Does the clunk sound like this when going from D...

Does the clunk sound like this when going from D to R to D?

Broken Rear Engine Mount Camry V6 - YouTube

If so, it could be the engine mount.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-14-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By speedkar9
I've always used FRAM. Tried Purolator last year,...

I've always used FRAM. Tried Purolator last year, but now that Walmart doesn't stock them anymore, I've switched to Toyota OEM oil filters.

The only thing good about the FRAM is it has a grippy...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-14-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By speedkar9
Alignment has been off on my 4ES since I bought...

Alignment has been off on my 4ES since I bought it over 2 years ago. It doesn't affect the tire wear, the car always pulls to the left. Did two alignments, still pulls to the left on the highway.
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-11-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 66,521
Posted By speedkar9
It snowed and snowed. ...

It snowed and snowed.

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Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-11-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By speedkar9
It does work, I can hear it faintly when I'm in...

It does work, I can hear it faintly when I'm in the back seat (Bass turned to +5 on the controls), and can definitely hear it when I put my head in the trunk. It just doesn't have that umph that my...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-11-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By speedkar9
Thats on the high side, considering the parts are...

Thats on the high side, considering the parts are $20.

Did they replace anything else, such as the spark plug tube seals, spark plugs, wires and clean the intake and throttle body?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-10-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By speedkar9
How are you setting the cruise control? Clicking...

How are you setting the cruise control? Clicking the button on the side of the lever will turn the cruise control system on, but not set it. You have to move the lever down to set it.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-10-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By speedkar9
I have the "Lexus Premium" sound system in my...

I have the "Lexus Premium" sound system in my 2005 and it sounds terrible for a luxury sedan. The audio isn't that clear and there is almost no bass to speak of, despite the subwoofer on the rear...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-08-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By speedkar9
I think the 2005-06 Lexus ES will offer you the...

I think the 2005-06 Lexus ES will offer you the closest comfort, luxurious interior and power to the GS in your price bracket.

The 2005 got upgrades that in my opinion are worth the extra, such as...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-08-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By speedkar9
OMG this reminds me when I over torqued my...

OMG this reminds me when I over torqued my water-pump and idler pulley when doing the timing belt on my ES... bolts snapped and bad things happened. I was using a ft-lb torque wrench instead of an...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-06-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By speedkar9
I wasn't aware, can you send me the link? ...

I wasn't aware, can you send me the link?

Thanks
Forum: RC F 12-05-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,118
Posted By speedkar9
I sat in the RC-F last weekend at the dealer and...

I sat in the RC-F last weekend at the dealer and I was impressed.

Good material quality and design, though not liking that hump near the gas pedal for the AWD (like the IS and GS). The center...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-05-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By speedkar9
Here you go: Transmission Filter & Gasket...

Here you go:

Transmission Filter & Gasket Change Toyota Camry V6 - YouTube

Procedure is same if you have the 17 or 18 bolt transmission, just make sure you get the right filter and gasket. The...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-05-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By speedkar9
It looks good, except where the ES300 badge is on...

It looks good, except where the ES300 badge is on the light. Canadian models have the badge on the trunk itself.

So what's the trick, did you just drill into the light housing and add some 194...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-05-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By speedkar9
What would come across your mind if you saw...

What would come across your mind if you saw something like this at a junkyard?

I always feel sorry for the occupants.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-05-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By speedkar9
Thanks for posting my videos, and I hope it...

Thanks for posting my videos, and I hope it helped.

The 3rd and 4th generation ES does not have a telescoping steering wheel, just a manual tilting one.
A real sludge check is done by removing...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-03-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By speedkar9
Fumes aren't good to breath. Check the heater...

Fumes aren't good to breath. Check the heater core for leaks. Is the carpet wet? Has the coolant level dropped?

Also check the exhaust flex pipe, which could be leaking pre-cat fumes into the car.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-02-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By speedkar9
Premium isn't required for 3MZ-FE. The Avalon...

Premium isn't required for 3MZ-FE. The Avalon never came with the 3MZ-FE.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-02-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By speedkar9
I always wanted to make a comparison video...

I always wanted to make a comparison video between the Lexus ES and Camry, because this question is asked a lot in the used car market.

As Oro mentioned, the fundamental mechanicals are straight...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-29-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By speedkar9
Don't quote me on this, but I believe the ES330,...

Don't quote me on this, but I believe the ES330, Solara and Camry SE engine/tranny will just drop right in.

The RX330, Highlander and Sienna's transmissions are different because of the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-29-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By speedkar9
If you want super reliable, get the 97-98 for the...

If you want super reliable, get the 97-98 for the more robust transmission, or look for an 04-06 for the upgraded power-train.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-29-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By speedkar9
Thanks, now that I look back at it, the...

Thanks, now that I look back at it, the inspection makes my car look much worse than it is, because I pointed out every single over-spray, scratch and clear-coat line. At least it was a good...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-27-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,837
Posted By speedkar9
I'm glad my DIY could help you change your plugs....

I'm glad my DIY could help you change your plugs.

The rear most (14mm) bolt is the hardest to thread in, but its not really as hard as people state it to be. The other two 12mm bolts aren't that...
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