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Forum: RX - First Generation 11-14-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jimsRX300
I did the cheaper ones, the car is 12 years old....

I did the cheaper ones, the car is 12 years old. I also did cheap sensen struts.

Yes, huge improvement in handling. No banging over bumps, or the feeling of a crosswind while driving on the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-14-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By jimsRX300
I replaced my links will all MOOG brand from...

I replaced my links will all MOOG brand from rockauto. Your front swaybar bushings are available from energy suspension. Hit those bolts with loads of PB Blaster, and I had to heat mine up. The aft...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-13-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By jimsRX300
Catch Can

Anyone ever install a catch can on their 1MZ?? When I changed the engine, I cleaned the intake & throttle body with loads of carb cleaner and a toilet brush. I also changed all the sensors as I am...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-07-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By jimsRX300
+1 to you CARspec

+1 to you CARspec
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-07-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By jimsRX300
Which one is cheaper? There's my answer. I...

Which one is cheaper? There's my answer.

I was gonna throw a set of used tires on there from some shop in the ghetto but my wife vetoed me.

My Kumho crappers were the 2nd cheapest at discount...
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-07-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By jimsRX300
Do you have to seriously ask that?

Do you have to seriously ask that?
Forum: RX - First Generation 11-07-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By jimsRX300
How much is the long block? I swapped an 03 for...

How much is the long block? I swapped an 03 for 03 JDM AWD 1mz out of a highlander for 2000 + 1500 in misc. crap. Had 50000 certified miles. P.I.A.

How many miles on yours? I'd seriously consider...
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-07-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518
Posted By jimsRX300
Toyota made the U140F and U140E. Oddly the F...

Toyota made the U140F and U140E. Oddly the F model is for Four wheel drive.

They used it in a variety of vehicles. It's a really smooth shifting unit... It just can't handle a load or any abuse. ...
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-02-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518
Posted By jimsRX300
I tow those small u-haul utility trailers with...

I tow those small u-haul utility trailers with mine. I'm careful to observe the 3500 pound limitation (although the highlander has the exact same guts with a 5000 pound tow limit)
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-02-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518
Posted By jimsRX300
If it were me, I'd buy a U140 off eBay from the...

If it were me, I'd buy a U140 off eBay from the RAV4. The RAV4 came equipped with a 5 and a 4 speed automatic. Yes, the 4 speed is the same transmission. It's a big job, but I'd swap it.

The only...
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-01-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518
Posted By jimsRX300
I don't think you can use the 5 speed. The ECM...

I don't think you can use the 5 speed. The ECM does not have the programming for the newer 5 speed.

The U140 transmission was the base transmission in the RAV4 until 2010. thats gonna be a clean...
Forum: RX - First Generation 10-01-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518
Posted By jimsRX300
Why not a used U140F off eBay? They made it until...

Why not a used U140F off eBay? They made it until 2010 in the RAV4. I would just swap it with a super low miles one. I've seen them as low as 900 with only 19K on it.
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-27-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By jimsRX300
Aluminum is a horrible conductor of electricity. ...

Aluminum is a horrible conductor of electricity.

Cars of old, like a Jeep with the Iron block 4.0 don't need much grounding because the bolts go directly to a ground. However, iron is heavy.
...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-26-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By jimsRX300
Isn't it amazing what little wires will do? Newer...

Isn't it amazing what little wires will do? Newer vehicles have so much aluminum it takes a lot of grounding. I'm curious as to what Ford is going to do with their all aluminum F-150.

Next oil...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-22-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By jimsRX300
The problem is corrosion. It's like the bushings...

The problem is corrosion. It's like the bushings on the suspension, it's the inside that get decays.

Take them apart then just some steel wool or wire brush to clean them up. I then spray the red...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-22-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By jimsRX300
The problem is corrosion. It's like the bushings...

The problem is corrosion. It's like the bushings on the suspension, it's the inside that get decays.

Take them apart then just some steel wool or wire brush to clean them up. I then spray the red...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-22-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By jimsRX300
Believe me, it's NOT those solenoids! It's the...

Believe me, it's NOT those solenoids! It's the grounds. I emplore you to PLEASE PLEASE clean all the grounds!!
Swap the Trans Speed sensors and change the fluid & filter for good measure.

There...
Forum: RX - First Generation 09-20-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By jimsRX300
I think I can help, I had the EXACT same problem...

I think I can help, I had the EXACT same problem a while back. Mine ended up being multiple problems.

That clicking sound? Could be a busted CV axle on your drivers side. Mine was broken on my...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-22-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By jimsRX300
You spend 7200.00 AT LEAST change the oil and...

You spend 7200.00 AT LEAST change the oil and SUBSTITUTE 1 can of BG MOA for the same quantity of oil.

See what happens.

You are in the same situation as me, I did the work myself but still....
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-22-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By jimsRX300
Well, the oil is going somewhere bro. Gotta find...

Well, the oil is going somewhere bro. Gotta find it.

It's sludging that sucker up somewhere.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-22-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By jimsRX300
Pull the valve covers. Clean with a case of carb...

Pull the valve covers. Clean with a case of carb cleaner. Then pull BOTH oil pans. Clean with more carb cleaner.

Change oil and order:

BG MOA!! Get a bunch off of Amazon!!

Keep changing...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-18-14, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By jimsRX300
Ok, get a load of this. I put that part number...

Ok, get a load of this. I put that part number into google. The RX300 (compact SUV) shares the same coil springs & struts as the newer RAV4. I'm gonna keep researching. I'll let you know my findings.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-17-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By jimsRX300
Hey thanks bro! I'll upload some pictures of my...

Hey thanks bro! I'll upload some pictures of my seats. I SCRUBBED them real good. Just a little cracking & wear I want to eliminate before it gets worse.
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-17-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By jimsRX300
Replacement Coil Springs?

Hello!

I tow a 5x8 utility trailer on a regular basis. My rear coils & struts are shot. For the life of me, I cannot find replacement Coil Springs where Lexus OEM doesn't gouge me.

A search...
Forum: RX - First Generation 08-16-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,710
Posted By jimsRX300
I know!!! I was curious as well. I swapped the...

I know!!! I was curious as well. I swapped the motor in my 03 and I also learned that the U140E/F was used until 2011!!! It was the base transmission for the 4 Cyl RAV4!!!
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