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Forum: RX - First Generation Today, 10:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,413
Posted By salimshah
Just my opinion ,,, but I am still not convinced...

Just my opinion ,,, but I am still not convinced that the problem of oil consumption is due to original valve cover. There is a separate thread ... oil in the intake. Since the subject matter was...
Forum: RX - First Generation Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By salimshah
If the dealership diagnosed the problem to torque...

If the dealership diagnosed the problem to torque converter, then we have to accept it or go to an indy transmission shop (where you most likely will have the repairs done), come up with second...
Forum: RX - First Generation Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By salimshah
Please post all the ground points. This...

Please post all the ground points. This information would help members.

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-01-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
Like every thing else in life it will be...

Like every thing else in life it will be risk/cost and trust.
Mechanic's buy-in is a must as his labor will weigh in if the purchased engine has issues.

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-27-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By salimshah
Thank you for the posts. So the theory being...

Thank you for the posts.

So the theory being presented .. the oil (foamed oil or what ever) rises above the
a) rear valve cover
b) front valve cover
OR both a) and b) and enters the intake.
...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-27-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By salimshah
If the drain is not happening due to gel then the...

If the drain is not happening due to gel then the oil level will rise and can be sucked in by intake, else it will be the splatter or vapors. The same principle applies if the oil pump is outpacing...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-26-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
I think we are all trying to suggest possible...

I think we are all trying to suggest possible cures and help you make an informed decision.

What we are dealing with are
1. Loss of compression on #4 [unanswered q is are there any other cylinder...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-25-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
Please do not post about oil in intake here. I...

Please do not post about oil in intake here. I have crated a new thread.

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-25-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
I have moved the discussion on oil in the intake...

I have moved the discussion on oil in the intake to a new thread.

Lets leave this this thread unadulterated and on topic.


Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-25-15, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By salimshah
I dont have any issue with splatter and vapors...

I dont have any issue with splatter and vapors through the pcv-orfice-tube.

Then again look at the size of hole and how much splatter can make the bulls eye.

Air intake through the filter...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-25-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
This is what I referred to (mis?)information on...

This is what I referred to (mis?)information on the net. Instead of hijacking this thread, I would suggest we start a new one.
For oil to enter the intake ... the oil level in the valve cover must...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-25-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By salimshah
Most likely it is the Amp behind the rear seats....

Most likely it is the Amp behind the rear seats. Start by checking voltage and signal.

Keep in mind this is across the net hunch based diagnosis. Arm yourself with the wiring diagram and voltmeter...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-24-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By salimshah
The pump will get the oil up in hurry...

The pump will get the oil up in hurry 700-1200rpms.

The key is to drive slowly (without stressing) till you gradually reach optimum temp. As you drive, you put to use the energy from combustion...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-24-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 128,400
Posted By salimshah
What this DIY covers is the replacement procedure...

What this DIY covers is the replacement procedure for the lock motor. One still has to diagnose the problem down to bad motor.

We can take a stab at diagnosing your problem if you give us more...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-23-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
There is some (mis?)information running around...

There is some (mis?)information running around the net circles. That is why I wanted to hear about what the dealership may have said.

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-23-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
Did the dealer put forward any theory as to how...

Did the dealer put forward any theory as to how oil got in the intake manifold?

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-22-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
One needs to pay attention to the warning lights...

One needs to pay attention to the warning lights on every start.

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-22-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
These specifications are listed: (skipping the...

These specifications are listed: (skipping the unrelated ones like viscosity etc)
Volume of engine oil.
Oil pressure range when engine is running.

Unfortunately I have not come across the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-21-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
Let me make an attempt to answer your question .....

Let me make an attempt to answer your question ..
Does the engine when manufactured have a standard oil level that triggers the low pressure light?
The level (in the contained volume) is measured...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-21-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By salimshah
The CEL is triggered by mostly emission issues...

The CEL is triggered by mostly emission issues and it is not mother of all diagnostics.

I really think you should change the mechanic who could not see oil leaks as reported by Lexus ... unless...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-18-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,628
Posted By salimshah
22 is going to be hard to get from old RX. Above...

22 is going to be hard to get from old RX. Above 65mph the mpg starts to drop. I get about 20 mpg in my recent trip on I-10 West of Houston between 65 and 70 Mph. Between 75 & 80 the average starts...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-18-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By salimshah
Open and clean and test by applying 12 volts and...

Open and clean and test by applying 12 volts and observing the relay operation. When servicing, I tend to service both (or all).

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-18-15, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By salimshah
Did you service OCV bank1? If not I would do...

Did you service OCV bank1? If not I would do that.

Salim
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-17-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By salimshah
Do you get sound from other sources tape/cd? ...

Do you get sound from other sources tape/cd?
Also does the radio tune stations (seek/search)?
Amy noise/hum at full volume?
Any recent work that could have impacted audio?

If every thing else...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-17-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By salimshah
My 2c: When the battery is weak and the...

My 2c:

When the battery is weak and the starter kicks in the voltage drops .. and once it falls below what the clock needs to keep running it resets(12am)


As far as ECU, it takes input from...
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