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Forum: ES300 and ES330 Today, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By OceanView
Did you actually save any money with all the...

Did you actually save any money with all the taxes, registration and fees you will have to spend?
Oh well, good luck with the GS.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By OceanView
So which Synthetic ATF fluid is recommended? ...

So which Synthetic ATF fluid is recommended?
And will it be ok for just drain and fill to mix with the existing Type 4 that's already in there?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-04-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By OceanView
I'm hearing 2 different noises. On the...

I'm hearing 2 different noises.

On the second video I hear the clicking which sounds like lifter noise and a deeper toned tap tap tap that might be a rod knock/lower bearing sound (hopefully...
Forum: Maintenance 03-04-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By OceanView
I have a slight lifter tick in my 1mZ-fe engine. ...

I have a slight lifter tick in my 1mZ-fe engine.
I'm not sure if I have sludge but I am gonna try adding Marvel Mystery Oil in it this weekend.
Have read a few good things about it online so it's...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-27-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By OceanView
100K ATF fluid interval is too long. I would do...

100K ATF fluid interval is too long.
I would do 30K as it was suggested above.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-27-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,162
Posted By OceanView
Congrats man, Lexus is the new Timex, takes a...

Congrats man,
Lexus is the new Timex, takes a licking and keeps on ticking :D
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-18-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By OceanView
Get a battery tender to charge the battery.

Get a battery tender to charge the battery.
Forum: Car Chat 02-17-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,860
Posted By OceanView
That could be a different Prius. It's Malibu,...

That could be a different Prius.
It's Malibu, there are plenty of Prius on the road.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-16-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By OceanView
Ouch! That's an expensive lesson. I too did...

Ouch! That's an expensive lesson.

I too did something like this on my Mercedes and paid dearly for a new transmission.
Now I take my time and shift slowly at a complete stop just to make sure I...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-15-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By OceanView
I too have a non ML system and am interested in...

I too have a non ML system and am interested in this too and would love to hear all options.
I'm willing to spend up to $1000 on a new head unit and speakers.
My main questions are:
1. Can I use...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-14-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By OceanView
Those are good points. I too had my car...

Those are good points.
I too had my car totalled by the insurance company recently and I didn't get my money for routine maintenance items.
I've gone as much as 120K between timing belt changes...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-11-15, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By OceanView
Nice Key. Do you have to do anything to program...

Nice Key.
Do you have to do anything to program it after you move all the guts over?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-08-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By OceanView
Any Updates? Which did you buy? Here's my 2...

Any Updates? Which did you buy?

Here's my 2 cents.

My 98 ES300 ran great at 342K miles until it was rear ended and totalled by the insurance company. I was bummed cause I wanted to see how long...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 02-04-15, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By OceanView
How many miles do you have and what kind of mpg...

How many miles do you have and what kind of mpg are you getting now vs before?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 01-28-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
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: 282
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: 282
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: 282
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: 325
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: 325
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: 325
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: 325
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: 325
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: 214
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: 507
Posted By OceanView
Any updates? Did a new alternator fix this...

Any updates?
Did a new alternator fix this issues with the traction light?
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