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Forum: RX - First Generation 03-20-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Baetke
I just dropped my engine pan about a week ago. I...

I just dropped my engine pan about a week ago. I have 160K miles since I purchased the car new and have changed the oil and filter every 5K miles with Valvoline conventional oil. As you can see from...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-07-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Baetke
Not at all. If you post a summary of the...

Not at all. If you post a summary of the Lexus->Toyota part numbers for all of the parts you use when you're done it will be a great help to all the other DIY'ers on this forum in the future.

In...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-06-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,124
Posted By Baetke
My wife and I have owned 3 Lexus that we...

My wife and I have owned 3 Lexus that we purchased brand new and also count ourselves among those who will never buy another Lexus, not because we don't love the cars, but because we hate getting...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-05-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Baetke
My research (not guaranteed) shows the following...

My research (not guaranteed) shows the following Toyota part numbers are compatible with a 99 RX300.

48603-33021 Front RH Strut Mount
48609-33121 Front LH Strut Mount
90903-63014 Strut...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-04-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Baetke
Try cross-referencing to Highlander parts. I have...

Try cross-referencing to Highlander parts. I have saved 1/2 to 1/3 on other parts I found compatible between the RX and Highlander.
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-27-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 883
Posted By Baetke
There is another way that oil can get into the...

There is another way that oil can get into the intake that hasn't been discussed yet.

If the PCV valve is stuck shut the pressure that builds up in the crankcase will backup through the breather...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-18-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By Baetke
Does your brake pedal get "hard" like you've lost...

Does your brake pedal get "hard" like you've lost your power brakes when the engine is running rough? This happens when the VVT malfunctions and you lose vacuum which is needed for the power brakes....
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-09-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By Baetke
I had the same problem when fixing a friends car....

I had the same problem when fixing a friends car. There is a little "shoulder" in there that the plastic bit hits but if you keep rotating and stabbing it in you will eventually feel it go down the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 02-08-15, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Baetke
You might be able to tie a string to a magnet and...

You might be able to tie a string to a magnet and drop it into the spark plug hole to get the socket out.
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-31-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
Congratulations. Thanks for checking back in with...

Congratulations. Thanks for checking back in with your successful results.
Baetke
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-22-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 127,976
Posted By Baetke
Please share where you learned this from. I'm...

Please share where you learned this from. I'm pretty familiar with all the systems on this engine and I have never heard or read anything of the sort. That being said, if there is truth to it there...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-12-14, 05:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By Baetke
Look at the top of your timing belt cover for a...

Look at the top of your timing belt cover for a sticker indicating when the timing belt was last changed. Most dealers and mechanics will write down the mileage when they install a new belt. If no...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-10-14, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By Baetke
I recently purchased an AISIN TKT-024 timing belt...

I recently purchased an AISIN TKT-024 timing belt kit from Amazon for about $170. It included all the belts, idlers, water pump, etc... to do the whole job. Paid an independent mechanic $428 to...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-09-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
Sounds a like a couple more drive cycles are in...

Sounds a like a couple more drive cycles are in order. That should give the other readiness tests time to complete. Some of them require multiple drive cycles to complete their tests and report good...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-09-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
Download a copy of the diagnostics pdf posted by...

Download a copy of the diagnostics pdf posted by Bobster999 and search for P0171. It will tell you the conditions for setting that code and possible causes. Did you reset your ECU before the test...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-08-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Baetke
It's been just a year now since I made the repair...

It's been just a year now since I made the repair and I have had no problems at all.
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-08-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
Happy to help. Please check back after you have...

Happy to help. Please check back after you have completed a couple of drive cycles to verify that it is really fixed.
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-07-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Baetke
I used it to repair an exhaust manifold crack on...

I used it to repair an exhaust manifold crack on my MR2 about a year ago and it seems to be working fine. I took a couple of additional steps. First, I stop-drilled the crack on both ends and second...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-06-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
Hard to say if a leak there is far enough...

Hard to say if a leak there is far enough downstream of the A/F sensor to not make a difference. A better question might be... Why is it damaged and is there any other damage upstream? A leak at the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-06-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
If you're referring to the downstream sensor (the...

If you're referring to the downstream sensor (the one under the drivers seat) that one has nothing to do with the fuel trim. It is just there to measure catalytic converter efficiency. Good idea to...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-06-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
P0125 code is odd; indicates coolant temp too low...

P0125 code is odd; indicates coolant temp too low to go into closed loop operation. You might need a thermostat.
P0171/174 are the same thing. I think you may have an exhaust leak upstream of the O2...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-06-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
Given your prior description of symptoms I would...

Given your prior description of symptoms I would recommend not driving the car if at all possible. Driving a car that is running rich will eventually melt the catalytic converter and they are...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-04-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
If you are smelling gas fumes, something is...

If you are smelling gas fumes, something is really wrong. Are you sure your check engine light is functioning? Turn the key to the ON position but don't start the engine. All of the "idiot lights"...
Forum: RX - First Generation 12-04-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 906
Posted By Baetke
Start by resetting the mpg meter and do a manual...

Start by resetting the mpg meter and do a manual calculation of your mileage on your next tank of fuel to see if the meter is reporting accurately.
Forum: RX - First Generation 07-31-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Baetke
You need to fix your exhaust leak ahead of the O2...

You need to fix your exhaust leak ahead of the O2 sensor. This leak can allow the sensor to see too much oxygen and it will interpret this as the vehicle running too lean (as your P0171,0174 trouble...
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