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Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-28-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By OceanView
I think it depends on how much the cost of fixing...

I think it depends on how much the cost of fixing your car will be and if thats more than the value of the car. Personal decision for you.
By the way, get more than 1 estimate before you decide.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-28-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By OceanView
Thanks Lostape, that's reassuring and I will be...

Thanks Lostape, that's reassuring and I will be able to sleep tonight.
I was sweating for awhile thinking that I bought a grenade and feared my future expense.

My new 2000 ES is silver too. I...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-28-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By OceanView
I don't think it's OCV as it looks like it was...

I don't think it's OCV as it looks like it was replaced about 8,000 miles ago.
Here is the notation from the Lexus Service History

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT * CUST STATES CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON/TRACTION...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-28-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By OceanView
Question on VVti Engine Noise

Looks like I'm gonna get a 2000 ES300 Platinum Edition in pretty good condition but I did notice some excess noise from the engine. It sounds like the valves are tapping but I'm not sure if this...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-24-15, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By OceanView
My 98 has 342K miles on the original engine &...

My 98 has 342K miles on the original engine & transmission.
I'm not looking for another 98 model cause I'd rather just keep mine and fix it than go that route.
I just happened to find a nice...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-23-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By OceanView
Thanks for the video. I've seen many of your...

Thanks for the video. I've seen many of your videos which are very helpful. I'll watch again and get re-familiarized with the inspection process.

I already have a 4ES and I really don't like it so...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-23-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By OceanView
I wasn't aware that the transmissions on the...

I wasn't aware that the transmissions on the 97-98 were more robust then on the 00-01's. That may explain why the car I'm looking at had a new tranny put in around 100K. My 98 was on the original...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-23-15, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By OceanView
Thanks for the reply. I have no idea if the...

Thanks for the reply.

I have no idea if the tapping was before or after the repair. I'm really hoping that it was before as I really like this car and want to purchase it. My 98 ES300 was rear...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-23-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By OceanView
Anyone know what a "Tapping Noise from Lower section of Engine" Could be?

I'm looking at a used 3rd gen ES300 with 150K miles on it.
Looking at the Lexus service history, there is one area that has me concern.
At about 141K miles, the service tech wrote,

CHECK ENGINE...
Forum: Car Chat 01-23-15, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By OceanView
I agree but what can you do? I had a brand...

I agree but what can you do?

I had a brand new Toyota PU in 86 that my father bought for $5,999.
It was the loss leader and had nothing in it. No radio, No AC, Stick only.
It was super reliable...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-22-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By OceanView
Any updates? Did a new alternator fix this...

Any updates?
Did a new alternator fix this issues with the traction light?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-19-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By OceanView
If the leak isn't too bad, I would just leave it...

If the leak isn't too bad, I would just leave it alone.
These cars are old now and aren't worth the time or trouble.
How do I know? I just got rear ended on my 98 and the insurance company is gonna...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-08-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,684
Posted By OceanView
wow, you had a lot of issues on this car but you...

wow, you had a lot of issues on this car but you did a tremendous job in getting it ready for your trip.
And yes, NZ is on my bucket list.
Forum: GS - Third Generation 12-31-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,759
Posted By OceanView
Cool looking ride doctordank! What kind of rims...

Cool looking ride doctordank!
What kind of rims are those?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-30-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By OceanView
Glad to hear you got most of it fixed. These...

Glad to hear you got most of it fixed.
These cars show how cars can be simple, reliable and relatively easy to work on.
The Germans could learn a few things from Toyota/Lexus.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-19-14, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By OceanView
Yes I have. I usually change every 10K miles...

Yes I have. I usually change every 10K miles since I can't completely remove all the fluid at once.
Tranny fluid is cheap and since I'm doing at home relatively easily, I don't mind doing it often.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-18-14, 12:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By OceanView
Look at my signature for car info

Look at my signature for car info
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-17-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By OceanView
I've used an oil extractor on all my cars...

I've used an oil extractor on all my cars including my high mileage ES300 without any issues.
No sludge ever and no difference in the amount of oil removed.
It's much faster and of course cleaner...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 12-14-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By OceanView
That could be anything. Take it to an indy...

That could be anything. Take it to an indy mechanic and let them diagnose it for you if you can't figure it out.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 11-30-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By OceanView
I'm at 342K on the original engine and tranny so...

I'm at 342K on the original engine and tranny so it is possible.
Just stay on top of maintenance and don't drive it like you're in a race.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-30-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By OceanView
thats amazing. but yeah the price is way to high

thats amazing. but yeah the price is way to high
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-23-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,684
Posted By OceanView
Thanks for your review. Which car is easier to...

Thanks for your review.
Which car is easier to work on for the person who prefers to DIY ?
I've always felt the ES was easier but I'm not sure about the newer models.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-23-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By OceanView
or starter

or starter
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-19-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By OceanView
if everything is in good condition, then yes...

if everything is in good condition, then yes these cars can be good.
And yes ask for the discount.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 10-12-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,426
Posted By OceanView
UPDATE: Hey guys. I've had a chance to meet...

UPDATE:

Hey guys. I've had a chance to meet with the OP and view the car myself. It is in prestine condition for a 97 and really deserves a good home. I encourage anyone in the LA/So Cal area who...
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