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Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-17-14, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Oro
The way I read it, the warranty on them is...

The way I read it, the warranty on them is extended by Denso and RA lists them as Denso remans, on a Denso core. Others are list in ways such "PYB" reman. on a Nippondenso core. You can check the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-17-14, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Oro
There is a big variability in the quality of...

There is a big variability in the quality of remanufactured alternators and starters that don't come from big names. Many are done poorly or flat out incorrectly.

Unless you have to have it...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-16-14, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Oro
Yes, that is why I bundle them ahead with other...

Yes, that is why I bundle them ahead with other orders. Or get wix (different warehouse), if my order is coming from that warehouse. But the price is so good you can rest easy most of the time.
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Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-15-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By Oro
Well, your car is a '97, but isn't it solid state...

Well, your car is a '97, but isn't it solid state on Lexus by then? My '91 Audi needs one for that, but not my '98 Isuzu/Acura.

If you friend who took it in is a "wrench" and can help you, go for...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-15-14, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Oro
PS, Fritz330 - if you are ordering from RockAuto...

PS, Fritz330 - if you are ordering from RockAuto and the Denso's are in a different warehouse than your other parts, and it makes an annoying shipping bump, check the Wix. They have them cheaply, too...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-13-14, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Oro
I've done a metric cra& ton of research into this...

I've done a metric cra& ton of research into this and I've settled on something that is simple and makes me happy. BTW, I agree, Fram ISN'T junk, but for the money there are better things. Here is...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-12-14, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Oro
You are computing the mileage from the very...

You are computing the mileage from the very accurate odometer (assuming stock wheel size), and then dividing it by the gallons pumped as measured by the regulated and inspected fuel meter at the gas...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-08-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Oro
I don't know about changing the a/c - but I sure...

I don't know about changing the a/c - but I sure wish I could do that to ours and want to know how.

I DO want to know how to change door lock settings. After unlocking all of them, mine will...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-08-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Oro
If you have the belts off, you don't have to...

If you have the belts off, you don't have to guess. Get a stethoscope and put it on the water pump housing. If you don't have a cheap mechanic one's around, a large flat blade screwdriver can work....
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 12-08-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Oro
A couple thoughts: a) - many report about a...

A couple thoughts:

a) - many report about a 10% mpg hit with winter blend. Which could have been in the pumps months ago. Don't rule it out. There are stations that pump "real" gas - find a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-08-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Oro
There is a "what mpg do you get" thread in the...

There is a "what mpg do you get" thread in the 430 forum. A lot of owners report getting 26pmg highway and darn good city - 19/20. I.E., they get right at or better than the EPA estimates. I can...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-08-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By Oro
We have kind weather and roads out here so parts...

We have kind weather and roads out here so parts last a lot longer than back east.

You could not get the front off w/the tire still on. I don't recall on the rear exactly where they connected. I...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-08-14, 02:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By Oro
I replaced the struts on our 02 this past summer...

I replaced the struts on our 02 this past summer and they had the hex head on the front endlink. I would imagine your 04 is the same. I did not find it a big issue to hold them steady and remove...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-07-14, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Oro
Thanks for the feedback on the LS. I have not...

Thanks for the feedback on the LS. I have not driven it yet but I am pretty sure when I do, that will seal it. I don't need the mpg (not a high mile driver), and the bang-for-buck on one with 100k to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-07-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Oro
You will likely get a lot of answers, none of...

You will likely get a lot of answers, none of them will be wrong. There are subtle differences and people will enjoy different aspects.

Exterior looks: I think the 00/01 and 05/6 are better...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-03-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Oro
Two ways to go about it in my mind: a) get a...

Two ways to go about it in my mind:

a) get a really clean catch-bucket, just collect the drain from the petcock on the bottom and funnel it back in. I agree, no need to waste new coolant,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-03-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Oro
Oh goodness, I can assure you there is no special...

Oh goodness, I can assure you there is no special Toyota magic around a hoseclamp. ;)

The toyota ones are NOT unique - they are used on many vehicles. The two-wire spring design is used less often...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-02-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Oro
Yes, it is important to check that too; I...

Yes, it is important to check that too; I neglected stressing that. They are not on the same belt, but it could be referred. The alternators on these tend to be less robust than earlier Toyotas. I...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-02-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Oro
A couple of differences: - 2014 and up,...

A couple of differences:

- 2014 and up, still Camry related. Just the stretched (~4") Camry/Avalon platform. Still siblings afaik.

- Big difference between base and top Camry models, so ES is...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-02-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Oro
Precipitate on the pipe contributes, too. Pull...

Precipitate on the pipe contributes, too. Pull the hose off and make sure the pipe is clean/clear of crud. I think a typical auto-store screw-type hose clamp is just fine - perhaps better. The...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-02-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Oro
Sounds to me like a straining PS pump. When you...

Sounds to me like a straining PS pump. When you add load (turning wheel) noise goes up.

Could be the pump, could be the bearings on the pulley of the pump. There are various ways to test, google...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-02-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Oro
What he's getting at is discussed in a technical,...

What he's getting at is discussed in a technical, but not overly confusing, way here:

http://www.easterncatalytic.com/education/tech-tips/the-misleading-nature-of-the-po42o-code/

A few...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-26-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Oro
Well, first I'd point out it's certainly NOT a...

Well, first I'd point out it's certainly NOT a wive's tale. And there is plenty of proof - emperical proof is right there - it picks up deposits that oil can't.You can watch it work. ATF has a...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-26-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Oro
Not necessarily de-"sludge," but indeed clean...

Not necessarily de-"sludge," but indeed clean varnish and suspend and remove elements oil does not. If you have a sludged engine, it will help. if I had a sludged engine I would run 2k short...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-26-14, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Oro
There are MANY reasons a whole bank will fail. It...

There are MANY reasons a whole bank will fail. It is best to think of systems and how they work, not massive exclusion of reasons.



If the bank2 VVT solenoid cured you, to me it raises big...
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