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Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-11-15, 12:14 AM
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Posted By RamAirRckt
Auto dimming mirror doesn't dim?

My inside mirror rarely dims now, once in blue moon. And of course, the outside mirrors won't dim unless the inside one tells them to.

Any ideas what I might look for? It is powered on, (green...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-11-15, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By RamAirRckt
I have an aftermarket hitch I picked up used in...

I have an aftermarket hitch I picked up used in great shape for $25. I picked up the Lexus wiring harness from Lexus dealer for $67. Fit perfectly, didn't have any issues putting it on.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-09-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,861
Posted By RamAirRckt
My wife's RX is in the 16 mpg (~14.5 L/100KM)...

My wife's RX is in the 16 mpg (~14.5 L/100KM) range right now with the low temps 5-15F (-15C to -5C)

Hoping with it is the hard city driving and idling in the cold weather as the culprit right now.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-09-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,861
Posted By RamAirRckt
That is 13.1 mpg down here. Owch. My 94...

That is 13.1 mpg down here. Owch. My 94 Fleetwood with the 3.42 gear (7000 lb tow package) never got that bad! I was running 15-16 mpg on E85 in that.

Makes me wonder if the cat converters...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-12-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By RamAirRckt
Factory torque is IIRC >200 lb-ft, tightening it...

Factory torque is IIRC >200 lb-ft, tightening it would make no diff. It can't damage the axle no matter what.

The brakes kept things in check, so nothing really can do too much, but it sure make...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-12-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By RamAirRckt
I use Amsoil ATF only in mine. Nothing less. I...

I use Amsoil ATF only in mine. Nothing less. I tried Royal Purple PS fluid, but the steering didn't feel right in my GS400, I flushed that junk out till I got only red Amsoil in there. That is...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-12-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By RamAirRckt
Correct, Dexron III. Don't use T4, WS, Dexron VI...

Correct, Dexron III. Don't use T4, WS, Dexron VI or Power Steering Fluid.

Lexus recommends only Dexron II or III. I think the PS cap says it too.

PS fluid is a friction modified fluid that...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-12-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By RamAirRckt
Not so enjoyable trip with the RX

Well, we had a trip to see family over the holidays and it ended up with me working on the RX more than I wanted to.

Trip was from Chicago to Houston to Space Coast Florida and back home. roughly...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-22-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By RamAirRckt
I did have 1 piston of my 2 piston front caliper...

I did have 1 piston of my 2 piston front caliper on my GS go bad that caused a heat vibration. It was terrible and got worse significantly with brake application.

The piston was completely...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-22-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By RamAirRckt
It isn't as simple as a serpentine belt change,...

It isn't as simple as a serpentine belt change, but on my GS400 it was relatively easy. My Lexus tech friend says the RX330 is pretty easy to do. You will need to take a wheel off to access the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-22-14, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By RamAirRckt
Wheels out of balance will vibrate ALWAYS (and...

Wheels out of balance will vibrate ALWAYS (and get worse with speed). It will NEVER come and go. Fix a Flat will come and go rhythmically. (and hence drive you batty)

Note if the pulsation is...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-22-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By RamAirRckt
My experience with Monroes and Gabriel shocks is...

My experience with Monroes and Gabriel shocks is they are good for about 1-2k miles then get excessively soft and ride like a Buick. I put Monroe's in the rear of my Buick and they were BLOWN...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-21-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By RamAirRckt
Just ordered a pair of KYB's. Will put them on...

Just ordered a pair of KYB's. Will put them on Tuesday night or Wed. Hopefully not too hard, my Lexus Tech friend says pretty easy.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-21-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By RamAirRckt
Struts? Lexus or Aftermarket?

For people who have replaced the struts on their RX, did you use Lexus or Aftermarket?

For those who went Aftermarket, what brand? Were you happy with them?

I am haven't priced Lexus struts...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-19-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By RamAirRckt
Snow tires for RX

How many of you go wit snow tires for your RX for winter?

What size do you go with?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-05-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,861
Posted By RamAirRckt
I never throw parts at it hoping I fix it. Just...

I never throw parts at it hoping I fix it. Just wastes a ton of $$. Good diagnostic tools are always a worthwhile investment.

In all honesty, O2 sensors are rarely the problem, but most often...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-05-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,861
Posted By RamAirRckt
For me, I would data log it (if you are into...

For me, I would data log it (if you are into tuning), see what is going on. Most mechanics don't know what to look for either. They replace parts if there is codes.

I would put on a data...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-05-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By RamAirRckt
Pairs for sure, all 4, no, I wouldn't if they are...

Pairs for sure, all 4, no, I wouldn't if they are good. My GS has FACTORY shocks on it still, 229k miles (1998 2GS4), OEM stuff is usually best quality, at least on GS.

My 04 RX struts in back...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-03-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By RamAirRckt
Mine are 245 45 17's (on my GS400), mine are very...

Mine are 245 45 17's (on my GS400), mine are very quiet. What size do you have? Wonder if the wider rubber is quieter? I know as it gets wider the pattern changes some.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-03-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By RamAirRckt
What does it do when you shift the shifter into...

What does it do when you shift the shifter into M?

Does it go to 4th or stay in 5th?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-03-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By RamAirRckt
Agreed!! I have had great results from the...

Agreed!!

I have had great results from the tires I have bought for my GS at TireRack.

The Conti Pure Contacts are awesome. Unfortunately tires at Sams are pretty limited selection and sizes....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-03-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By RamAirRckt
95% of the time according to my friends at...

95% of the time according to my friends at dealers (1 GM 1 Lexus) the rotors don't warp, if ever. They do pickup brake pad material and that causes the brake pedal pulsation. I had the problem and...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-03-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By RamAirRckt
Factory rims or aftermarket?

Factory rims or aftermarket?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-03-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By RamAirRckt
I have michelin primacy mxv4 on my wife's RX330,...

I have michelin primacy mxv4 on my wife's RX330, came with them when we got it this year. They seem to wear good, quiet, good in rain. Not good in snow so far. Not terrible, but my GS with...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-03-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By RamAirRckt
I think everyone who drives a car and does their...

I think everyone who drives a car and does their own maintenance should read those articles. It opens up a whole lot of thought!
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