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Forum: ES300 and ES330 Today, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Oro
If the OCVs (or one) are not in time/functioning,...

If the OCVs (or one) are not in time/functioning, the car won't start and will just splutter as you described.

At this point, sludge would not keep it from starting. Basic rule of shade tree...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Oro
They are the only ones I know who make that...

They are the only ones I know who make that "bathtub" liner style which I think is what you are after.

They make a Camry one - maybe investigate if that would work?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-27-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Oro
If it were me, I'd do this. 1) Get a...

If it were me, I'd do this.

1) Get a dependable battery (aka "known good" battery) so the car will start. Borrow one, whatever.

2) Get an oil pressure test gauge (can borrow free at most auto...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-27-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Oro
Hard to tell exactly, but photo looks to me like...

Hard to tell exactly, but photo looks to me like it was rusted through. If a cast part (think it is), probably a porosity in the casting let it rust internally over time. I have seen that (rarely)...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-27-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Oro
Our 02 has Yokohama Avid Touring S on them....

Our 02 has Yokohama Avid Touring S on them. Shocked how good this tire is. Seattle area and the wet performance is outstanding. Summer is good, though it never gets hot here. Very few snow...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-24-15, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Oro
It is really easy to do the coolant flush solo. ...

It is really easy to do the coolant flush solo.

Set the "pump out" capture jug on the left side of the car 3' to the left. Since the coolant hoses join on the LF side of the radiator, this is...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-23-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Oro
No, the drain/fill techniqe is not 80% each time,...

No, the drain/fill techniqe is not 80% each time, it's about 39%. Just so you understand.

It's not the cost that drives people away from T-IV, it's just that it's a 20-year old fluid design that...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-23-15, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Oro
The non-VVTi engine is listed as a...

The non-VVTi engine is listed as a non-interference motor.

Toyota gives time and mileage change intervals; believe yours is 90k miles. OK, found this reference for Lexus V6's:



So it seems...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-22-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Oro
No, it's the same transmission. I think in 2004...

No, it's the same transmission. I think in 2004 it came factory-filled with WS (lighter, semi-synth. fluid) but it is the same with no internal differences. Lots of people have issues with not being...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-22-15, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By Oro
Is my side window out of adjustment?

Last week I noticed the driver's window shuddered as it was going the last 1/3 the way up - as if it were fighting against the seal (glass run). 2002 ES.

Today I lubed the window run with...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-22-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Oro
Most people will put in a complete fresh fill...

Most people will put in a complete fresh fill (eg., ~11qts), then just do a drain fill every 30k (~3.75 qts). Maybe 50k if using synthetic atf and not mineral oil.

If you are unsure of history,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-20-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Oro
I would have to agree with KLF, smart phones do a...

I would have to agree with KLF, smart phones do a vastly better job nowadays. I specifically looked for a non-nav model when buying a used ES, and am doing the same with a used LS430 purchase.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-19-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Oro
I would go back and re-visit post #2. Properly...

I would go back and re-visit post #2. Properly installed brakes don't squeak, especially new Akebono pads and properly resurfaced rotors. And there shouldn't be "some metal or dust in there" -...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-18-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Oro
Did you use brake-specific grease (Permatex...

Did you use brake-specific grease (Permatex purple, Sil-Glyde, etc.) on the pins and back of the pads?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-17-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Oro
Have you just used their cleaner, rejuvinator, or...

Have you just used their cleaner, rejuvinator, or dies? I am thinking of this product and need to fill some minor creases (not cracked through yet) and re-dye.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-16-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Oro
I really can't hear anything in that video...

I really can't hear anything in that video clearly enough to even guess. With a 1/2 ton of machinery and insulation between you and the noise, it's hard to pin it down.

If you could hear it with...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-15-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Oro
Usually, somewhere on the edge there is an arrow...

Usually, somewhere on the edge there is an arrow indicating air flow.

Failing that, I believe the charcoal is to windward. ;) Whether that is up or down I don't recall from the last time I had...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-13-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Oro
Jack up the front then rear and spin each wheel....

Jack up the front then rear and spin each wheel. See if the pads are dragging and slowing the wheel down. If the caliper pins are not lubed properly or the anti-squeal shims, they can bind the pads....
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-12-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Oro
Also inspect the "glass run" - gasket track the...

Also inspect the "glass run" - gasket track the window slides in. Some break, it happened to ours and was really common among Corrollas in this era/generation, less so in these but not unheard of. ...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-11-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Oro
I've never heard of an original factory 1mz-fe...

I've never heard of an original factory 1mz-fe timing belt snapping at 100k. They are robust and proven designs incorporated in most Japanese engines, not just Toyota.

They are supposed to be 90k...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-10-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Oro
No, it's not really bad. But it implies someone...

No, it's not really bad. But it implies someone wasn't carefuly w/maintenance intervals and that's an important one. Frankly, belt intervals are designed to be conservative so no issues arrive and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-10-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Oro
Ours (02, same car) has 235k on it now and runs...

Ours (02, same car) has 235k on it now and runs near-new. It has taken nothing besides regular maintenance. Though, after 100k that includes suspension (struts, maybe springs) and timing belt...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-09-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Oro
I did some research and this seems like a good...

I did some research and this seems like a good bet. I think I'm going to order one myself. It's only $15 and gets very positive reviews unlike many others.

Amazon.com: [New Version] Mpow®...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-08-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Oro
It eliminates "seize" and starter but not belt....

It eliminates "seize" and starter but not belt. the belt can move but be out of time because of slack tensioner or broken pulley, or skipped belt.



3 things make an engine go: spark, fuel,...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-08-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By Oro
That is a sharp looking car. I was eyeing a same...

That is a sharp looking car. I was eyeing a same generation GS400 in a parking lot on friday.

We had a prior gen (94) GS300 (gone now) and it was a very problematic car; but fun to drive,...
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