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Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-17-14, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By BDSL
How little was the mess you talking about? I am...

How little was the mess you talking about? I am sure there is a little oil puddle from oil coming out of the filter.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-16-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By BDSL
drkandre, sound like you have never done a timing...

drkandre, sound like you have never done a timing belt job before.
Therefore, since this is your daily vehicle, you shouldn't attempt this job on your own.

You should:
1. Have someone that knows...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-16-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By BDSL
I found if the bolt has never been removed since...

I found if the bolt has never been removed since factory, the bump method doesn't work all the time. Impact is the way to go. You will need a good compressor for that.....

If the bolt has been...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-15-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By BDSL
I have done it on a few vehicles. It is not...

I have done it on a few vehicles.
It is not hard. It is just time consuming.

These are things that you have to watch out for:
- the bolts/nuts at the strut bottom can be hard to remove. You...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-12-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By BDSL
You can probably get all the parts (aftermarket)...

You can probably get all the parts (aftermarket) for about $50.
Labour should be around 2 hours. I have replaced them myself.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-12-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By BDSL
You don't have to drain coolant. I did it on 2...

You don't have to drain coolant. I did it on 2 ESs before.....took me about 2 hours.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-25-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By BDSL
Correction. You can't get one for free. You can...

Correction. You can't get one for free.
You can borrow one with deposit.
Some shops will scan if for free....
Forum: Canada 11-24-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By BDSL
All you need is a tow truck and you can tow...

All you need is a tow truck and you can tow anything away in 60 seconds!!
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-20-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By BDSL
I had the same thing happened to me a few weeks...

I had the same thing happened to me a few weeks ago.
I bought a re-man alternator straight from the alternator rebuild shop for CAD$140 (USD$120?).
Took me less than an hour to swap.

Remember to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-18-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By BDSL
If you have a CEL, get it scanned and let us know...

If you have a CEL, get it scanned and let us know what the code is.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-16-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By BDSL
is it a brake squeal or belt squeal noise? ...

is it a brake squeal or belt squeal noise?

If the squealing noise happened before the brake job, it is probably your belt. Check and adjust belt tension.
Forum: Maintenance 11-14-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By BDSL
Its useless.....waste of money and degrade in...

Its useless.....waste of money and degrade in performance.
You will have to re-map the ECU for different injectors....but you don't need to since your engine will never max out the injector cycle.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-11-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By BDSL
I can remove the drain plug without jacking up...

I can remove the drain plug without jacking up the vehicle.
I have done it on multiple vehicles. Just reach in.....

It will be messy regardless....unless you don't remove the oil filter.

Drain...
Forum: Maintenance 11-11-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By BDSL
Get another quote. You can probably get another...

Get another quote.
You can probably get another good condition used (with low mileage) transmission put in for much less...maybe around $1500??
Forum: Maintenance 11-06-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By BDSL
Then you are not mechanically inclined....

Then you are not mechanically inclined....
Forum: Maintenance 11-06-14, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By BDSL
No complications.

No complications.
Forum: Maintenance 11-05-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By BDSL
Go by the owner's manual....unless you have more...

Go by the owner's manual....unless you have more knowledge and experience than the engineers that wrote those schedules.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-05-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By BDSL
You were told when you bought your car..... ...

You were told when you bought your car.....
Never believe the seller.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-29-14, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By BDSL
I assume it cranks normal during start up. ...

I assume it cranks normal during start up.

You might have sticky fuel injector(s) that can cause lack of fuel or flooding. Best to try fuel injector cleaners such as Seafoam. It only cause you $10...
Forum: Maintenance 10-27-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By BDSL
Assuming your battery is still good, check the...

Assuming your battery is still good, check the connections.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-27-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By BDSL
I had a 97 ES300 with 280k miles on original...

I had a 97 ES300 with 280k miles on original starter, engine, transmission, PS pump, alternator, etc....
It ran perfect. But the rear main seal went.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-25-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By BDSL
Did you record how many gallons of fuel that goes...

Did you record how many gallons of fuel that goes into the tank?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-21-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By BDSL
How did you calculate your fuel consumption?

How did you calculate your fuel consumption?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-16-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By BDSL
Lag in pedal response is normal.....that is the...

Lag in pedal response is normal.....that is the expected behavior on a 05-06 ES330....

Sometimes, the floor mat is positioned in such a way that the gas pedal is stuck and can't be released.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-16-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By BDSL
Floor mat?

Floor mat?
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