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Forum: RX - First Generation 03-25-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By thomas1
Please look at what is available on...

Please look at what is available on Rockauto.com...they have great prices on all of your parts...Timken is an excellent bearing....
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-24-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By thomas1
yup big difference between a inverter and a...

yup big difference between a inverter and a regular transmission cost wise. And your local tranny shop cant repair it. I believe it is a factory only thing...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-24-15, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By thomas1
You know the engineering of the hybrid system may...

You know the engineering of the hybrid system may only have been designed for basic vehicle weight. Sure they say you can tow, but tow on any vehicle requires service more often as it is considered...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-21-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By thomas1
Something else the electric cooling pump on the...

Something else the electric cooling pump on the hybrid side failed on my RX at around 100k miles...I plan to replace it every 100k...part is cheap and easy to replace.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-19-15, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By thomas1
That picture just scares me, I can see the hybrid...

That picture just scares me, I can see the hybrid in the water with water on the batteries....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-17-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By thomas1
Shame on the dealer for not doing a complete...

Shame on the dealer for not doing a complete repair...another example of no pride in workmanship....I would call the dealer and at least let them know.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-13-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,144
Posted By thomas1
Just another thought maybe the variable valve...

Just another thought maybe the variable valve timing gear assembly is failing causing the off timing situation. But I would think it would throw a code....
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-13-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By thomas1
Check Rockauto.com and buy one from them for less...

Check Rockauto.com and buy one from them for less than $100....Be very careful....make sure the clip is seated in the transaxle.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-04-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,144
Posted By thomas1
Yes full synthetic is better. I like the idea of...

Yes full synthetic is better. I like the idea of bad cat, but would expect codes with performance issues. The synthetic I proposed is a true class 4 synthetic.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-04-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,144
Posted By thomas1
If it is the lifters could I suggest trying a oil...

If it is the lifters could I suggest trying a oil change with Castrol Oil 0-30 European formula full synthetic oil. This oil in my old RX300 not only cleaned the inside of engine, but made the whole...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-04-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By thomas1
stick with OE denso or NGK iridium and you will...

stick with OE denso or NGK iridium and you will have the best plug available on the market...Spark is optimal because of the very pointed electrode on the iridium plugs....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-03-15, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,873
Posted By thomas1
This is not same engine....The 3.5 doesn't have a...

This is not same engine....The 3.5 doesn't have a timing belt but is chain driven....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-03-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By thomas1
Sure you can....here is a link of how it is...

Sure you can....here is a link of how it is done....kind of labor intensive...Part is cheap on Rock Auto.com
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-second-generation/706998-diy-rx350-water-pump.html
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-03-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By thomas1
sorry those are the cradle bearings supporting...

sorry those are the cradle bearings supporting the drive shaft donuts is what I meant...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-03-15, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By thomas1
On my old RX300 I had a vibration that I just...

On my old RX300 I had a vibration that I just couldn't locate, and the replacement of the drive shaft do nuts was going to be my last resort. Sold the vehicle and the new owner replaced them and all...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-02-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,144
Posted By thomas1
Check the power steering pump for the noise. ...

Check the power steering pump for the noise. That noise is not normal.....The other thing you could do temporarily is remove power steering pump belt and see if sound goes away.
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-02-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By thomas1
Maybe the drive shaft cradle mounts are...

Maybe the drive shaft cradle mounts are worn....Those are not real expensive, however not sure about the labor.
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-28-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 676
Posted By thomas1
By the way the plugs are good for an easy 120k...

By the way the plugs are good for an easy 120k miles before change....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-27-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By thomas1
I will tell you CarMax will offer more than...

I will tell you CarMax will offer more than dealership, however after I received their (CarMax) quote which was $1500 more than dealership I sold it myself privately and received another $750 over...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-16-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,846
Posted By thomas1
How many miles on your car? If over 100k or car...

How many miles on your car? If over 100k or car is over 6 years old, just go to Toyota and tell them you want the inverter cooling pump replaced. By the way it is a less than one hour job to do. It...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-15-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By thomas1
Whoa, sorry to here that, Sometimes I wonder why...

Whoa, sorry to here that, Sometimes I wonder why Lexus dealerships cant fix the inverter, but heck that have difficulty with lots of things, all said, It is like if this happens replace the...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-13-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By thomas1
Good for you, I know my wife and I really love...

Good for you, I know my wife and I really love our 2008 RX400h also...What a machine.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-13-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By thomas1
Smoking deal, keep us updated to how they wear...

Smoking deal, keep us updated to how they wear and ride.
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-12-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By thomas1
How much does that analysis cost? Just curious,...

How much does that analysis cost? Just curious, would be interested in running that on my RX400h with CVT transmission.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-10-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,846
Posted By thomas1
myhybrid, did you get it too lexus dealership? ...

myhybrid, did you get it too lexus dealership? What happened.
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