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Forum: RX - Third Generation Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By vlad_a
Snow mode is relevant because the rears will get...

Snow mode is relevant because the rears will get more priority in the h.
Just put it in drive and go. I find electric torque to be better for going through the snow as it doesn't have the same...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-27-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By vlad_a
If you are shopping for a new vehicle, check out...

If you are shopping for a new vehicle, check out Edmunds.com
I used their information to get the RX as close to the invoice price as possible.
The STi I bought recently was dead-on invoice.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-27-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By vlad_a
Have you considered this to be a driver neglect? ...

Have you considered this to be a driver neglect? How is Lexus responsible for your uncle ignoring the engine overheating? If he had a flat tire, kept driving and got into an accident, would Lexus...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-26-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By vlad_a
You don't count, LOL. 2 digits on your model...

You don't count, LOL. 2 digits on your model don't match the one OP has. :p
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-25-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By vlad_a
I stay away from quick-oil-change places. Too...

I stay away from quick-oil-change places. Too many cars have fallen victim to unqualified personnel that works in such joints.
As already stated, go to the Toyota dealer. No free coffee, but half...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-25-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By vlad_a
I did. Didn't want a towing prep package. Just...

I did. Didn't want a towing prep package. Just another item for the dealer to make money on.
I was not going to pay for a heavy duty alternator in a vehicle that has no alternator. :uh:

Got the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-24-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By vlad_a
The purpose of this request is not to defeat the...

The purpose of this request is not to defeat the seatbelt system, but to disable the chime.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-24-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By vlad_a
Paging Carista...

Paging Carista (http://www.clublexus.com/forums/members/233906-carista.html). Carista, isle 1!

Got no grief from my dealer. No questions asked. Same happened to a Toyota we had before.
The...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-24-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 79,249
Posted By vlad_a
H-rated tire is good up to 130MPH. V is 149MPH: ...

H-rated tire is good up to 130MPH. V is 149MPH:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=35
Unless you plan to travel between the speeds of 131MPH and 149MPH, there's no...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-23-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By vlad_a
Or just enter the VIN here: ...

Or just enter the VIN here:
http://www.decodethis.com/
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-20-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By vlad_a
Woody, I'm glad you like my reasoning and a bit...

Woody, I'm glad you like my reasoning and a bit of technical knowledge of Toyota's hybrid implementation. :thumbup:
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By vlad_a
I am not sure what computer diagnostics have to...

I am not sure what computer diagnostics have to do with a radiator, water pump, timing belt and control arms. :uh:

Now, it is entirely plausible to use a computer to calculate exactly how much and...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By vlad_a
I got the e-mail just now. SewellParts is...

I got the e-mail just now. SewellParts is closing permanently.
The alternative is to fill out a parts request form at http://www.sewell.com/OrderParts
They will open more stores in 2016, so...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By vlad_a
Just keep in mind, [most] dealers have an...

Just keep in mind, [most] dealers have an interest when you have this set of mind. ;)
They get you on both fronts, first the labor labor and parts charges and second when you trade-in your car.

I...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By vlad_a
Radiator may rust through due to salt deposits. ...

Radiator may rust through due to salt deposits.
You are only 15K away from the timing belt job and the water pump.
Control arms (bushings) typically last about 75K miles. I replaced those on my...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-20-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By vlad_a
Two reasons. First - it is not fair to...

Two reasons.
First - it is not fair to compare the two. The RX will keep the beam length consistent while Mustang will not.
Second - you must be aware of the self-leveling feature if you are...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-19-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By vlad_a
Does the Mustang have self-leveling, though?

Does the Mustang have self-leveling, though?
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-19-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By vlad_a
Technically, the battery is never fully charged...

Technically, the battery is never fully charged or discharged. For longevity reasons, the battery is shallow-cycled. The actual working range may be somewhere between 38% and 82% (Gen II Prius). ...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-19-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By vlad_a
Technically speaking, forward is electric as...

Technically speaking, forward is electric as well. The only difference, if the ICE kicks in, MG1 has to work harder to compensate for the rotation of the ICE, making MG2 rotate in the opposite...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-18-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By vlad_a
If you want the best price, you need to deal with...

If you want the best price, you need to deal with internet salesmen. E-mail all of dealership with exact specifications of the RX450h that you want. Pick the lowest price and go there.
I drove to...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-18-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By vlad_a
It's sound deadening. I would qualify it as...

It's sound deadening. I would qualify it as better quality, as it serves a purpose. :D
3rd winter on our RX. No issues so far.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-17-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By vlad_a
Not sure why anyone would do this to an RX in the...

Not sure why anyone would do this to an RX in the first place... but you could try an air intake instead of exhaust.
I had one on 2 IS300s I owned and it sounded really sweet. No drone and loud...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-13-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By vlad_a
Here's the DIY: ...

Here's the DIY:
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-third-generation/605787-diy-how-to-install-nav-controller-video-in-motion-on-a-2010-present-rx350-rx450h.html
It's a pain to get to the 4 bolts on...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-13-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By vlad_a
That's pretty much how the override systems work....

That's pretty much how the override systems work.
I have not done this to my RX just yet (only for research purposes :cool:), but that is the information I have come across. So far, I have only...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-13-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By vlad_a
Blue wire #18 on the Nav connector is the speed...

Blue wire #18 on the Nav connector is the speed sensor. That's where the switch would go.
Right next to it is White(?) with a Blue stripe, #17. That's the parking brake one.
You cut it and the...
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