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Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-25-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By txt
There is only 1 Lexus dealership within 50 mile...

There is only 1 Lexus dealership within 50 mile radius of my house.
The next Lexus dealership is 100 miles away.
This closer dealership has two 2013 RX350 with less than 30K miles, and each is...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-13-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By txt
I never hesitate buying CPO from a reputable...

I never hesitate buying CPO from a reputable Lexus dealer.

Bought a CPO 2009 RX350 in Nov 2009 with less than 10000 miles on it.
Car was manufactured in Aug 2008.
Price was $7K below MSRP.
...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-29-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By txt
Let's assume you buy after-market parts (ie. pads...

Let's assume you buy after-market parts (ie. pads & rotors & brake hardwares from Advanced Auto part)
The parts alone cost $360 (with 15% discount from regular price).
Dealership usually charges 2X...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-23-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By txt
On my 2 Hondas, the wear indicator is on the...

On my 2 Hondas, the wear indicator is on the inside pad but not on the outside pad.
Since the inside pads often wear out faster than the outside pads, it makes sense to put the wear indicators on...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-11-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 118,194
Posted By txt
I didn't do anything special to bleed the brakes...

I didn't do anything special to bleed the brakes on my 2009 RX350.
Engine is off.
One person opens/closes the bleeding valve.
One person presses/releases the brake pedal.
I start bleeding rear...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-11-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By txt
http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-general-di...

http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-general-discussion/88455-pink-antifreeze-good-100-000-miles.html

Check out the above.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-10-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By txt
If you drive 15K miles a year, you will reach...

If you drive 15K miles a year, you will reach 100K miles in less than 7 years.

If you drive 5K miles a year, you will reach 10 years before you hit 100K miles.

So it looks like the corrosion...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-10-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By txt
The longer the antifreeze is in use, the lower...

The longer the antifreeze is in use, the lower the corrosion resistance.

Car manufacturers now use long-life antifreeze and they usually recommends the 1st change at 100K miles (which is...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-14-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By txt
Drain & Fill is easy to do. You can do several...

Drain & Fill is easy to do.
You can do several (3) D&F.l.
Each D&F will reduce the % of old ATF and by the 3rd D&F the ATF is almost all fresh.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-29-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 19,522
Posted By txt
If the sunroof drains are not clogged then you...

If the sunroof drains are not clogged then you can check the AC evaporator drain hose.
Turn on the AC and if no water drips down then the hose is clogged.
Push a string trimmer line up the evap...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-20-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By txt
1. Check the owner's manual. You can...

1. Check the owner's manual. You can check-this, check-that or rotate tires yourself.

2. Keep receipts for scheduled maintenance items but don't worry about the check-this, check-that or tire...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-23-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By txt
Yes, fluid came out at all 4 corners by simply...

Yes, fluid came out at all 4 corners by simply pumping pedal.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-21-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By txt
I brake-bleed my 2009 RX350 w/o turning on...

I brake-bleed my 2009 RX350 w/o turning on ignition.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 11-13-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By txt
. If you have a multimeter (MM) that can handle...

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If you have a multimeter (MM) that can handle up to 10 Amps, you can measure the parasitic current draw.
The parasitic current draw should be less than 20 miliamps after the car is off for 30...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-23-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By txt
mntomcat, How long do you own the car ? ...

mntomcat,

How long do you own the car ?
When did you start noticing the soft brakes ? From the first day of ownership or just recently ?

Forget about the Lexus dealership. Bring car to a...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-04-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By txt
It is very easy to find the evaporator drain...

It is very easy to find the evaporator drain hose.
You turn on the AC and wait a few minutes for moisture to condense into water.
Put your head under the passenger's front door and you should see...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-02-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By txt
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/LBGA/9603...

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/LBGA/96030/N1785.oap?ck=Search_N1785_-1_-1&pt=N1785&ppt=C0050

I used above on my RX350 more than two years ago.
I sprayed it thru the evaporator drain...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-11-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 39,178
Posted By txt
That's premature for the 2008 model w/ 45 K miles...

That's premature for the 2008 model w/ 45 K miles to leak at the r & p.
Maybe an independent shop can fix it for less than $1800, using rebuilt Toyota parts.

For comparison:
My previous Toyota...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 10-08-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,158
Posted By txt
The mildew odor comes from the mold growing...

The mildew odor comes from the mold growing inside the evaporator.

I used this to eliminate the smell:...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-26-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By txt
If brakes feel mushy after new pads, maybe...

If brakes feel mushy after new pads, maybe there's air in the brake lines. A brake fluid flush should purge the air.
The E-brakes may also need adjustment.

Did you take it back to the selling...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-15-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,297
Posted By txt
My Accord had leaking CV boots and a indy shop...

My Accord had leaking CV boots and a indy shop replaced the axles.
Couple of days later, found leaking ATF where the axle met the transmission.
The car went back to the shop for rework.

I found...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-18-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 37,301
Posted By txt
This picture is the filter housing and the tool...

This picture is the filter housing and the tool goes over the housing:
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii211/Arantant/gs350%20oil%20change/IMG_0987.jpg

This shows the instruction on the carton...
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-16-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By txt
If the original level was above COLD max, then...

If the original level was above COLD max, then maybe it was a bit overfilled.
When engine is cold, you can drain it until level is below COLD max.
Then drive until ATF is hot and see how high the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-16-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By txt
You didn't measure the level before draining, so...

You didn't measure the level before draining, so you didn't know if the original ATF level was good or not.
Since the current level is above MAX, I would just drain some fluid and refill until it...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-16-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 37,301
Posted By txt
I have this Assenmacher tool. It is a solid...

I have this Assenmacher tool. It is a solid piece of metal and it would withstand the high torque required to unscrew the RX350 oil filter casing.

The $8 K-D Tools 3253 seems to have an issue....
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