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Forum: RX - Fourth Generation Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 95,045
Posted By speedkar9
I like the design overall, with the exception of...

I like the design overall, with the exception of the front hang over and gaping F-sport grille. The hybrid grill is much more pleasing.

So to confirm, they took a GS350 2GR-FSE engine and stuffed...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-30-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By speedkar9
It is the plenum stay. Was the part just...

It is the plenum stay.

Was the part just sitting in the engine bay loosely? A past mechanic changing the spark plugs or rear valve cover in the must have left it disconnected because the bolts are...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-30-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By speedkar9
I'd start with the easy stuff. Disconnect the...

I'd start with the easy stuff. Disconnect the battery for 15 mins or so and get under the seats. Make sure the wiring (usually yellow for airbags) is connected securely, and the terminals are not...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-29-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By speedkar9
I went to go see 5 more RX's today. 4 out of the...

I went to go see 5 more RX's today. 4 out of the 5 had leaking steering boots, and the 5th was a hybrid with electric power steering.

This must be an extremely common problem on the RX. Does it...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By speedkar9
The grill should just bolt right up in the 7 (or...

The grill should just bolt right up in the 7 (or 9?) bolt holes on the hood.

On the 4th generation the grill has nothing to do with the bumper.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-28-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By speedkar9
I've got an ES330 and am looking around for an RX...

I've got an ES330 and am looking around for an RX too.

All three of the ones I saw today (06,08 and 09 models) had leaking inner tie rod boots at the steering rack which is a very expensive fix...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-24-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By speedkar9
Clean the throttle body and check the tension in...

Clean the throttle body and check the tension in the cable.

Coolant expands as it gets warmer. Check the level when its cold.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-24-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By speedkar9
I actually picked up two Pirelli P7's last week...

I actually picked up two Pirelli P7's last week for my Solara because it was cheaper than the Michelins and got good ratings.

I'm going to bolt them up this weekend and see how they ride.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-24-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,880
Posted By speedkar9
Here's a video DIY on how to change the belts on...

Here's a video DIY on how to change the belts on a 1MZ/3MZ ES engine.

Alternator / Power Steering Belt Replacement Toyota Camry V6 / Lexus ES330 - YouTube
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-21-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By speedkar9
Maybe this might help? ...

Maybe this might help?

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es300-and-es330/748438-02-es300-shows-4-instead-of-d-issue-my-fix.html
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-21-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 74,070
Posted By speedkar9
Washed both of my cars yesterday, and finally...

Washed both of my cars yesterday, and finally changed my front tires back to the stock Lexus wheels with Michelin tires, so the rims are matching now.

I also opened down my front brakes, sanded...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-21-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 74,070
Posted By speedkar9
Congrats on the new ride. Let me know how those...

Congrats on the new ride. Let me know how those Pirelli P7's work for you on the Lexus, especially noting how quiet and comfortable they are. I just picked up a pair for the front of my Solara but...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-21-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By speedkar9
From my experimentation in the junkyard, you...

From my experimentation in the junkyard, you can't remove the a mirror from its housing without cracking the mirror. The mirror glass is double sided taped/ glued to a plastic backer, which is...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-20-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By speedkar9
1. Clean your throttle body. 2. Reset your ECU...

1. Clean your throttle body.
2. Reset your ECU again, driving aggressively so the car learns to react more responsively.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-20-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By speedkar9
I agree, navigation systems become quickly...

I agree, navigation systems become quickly out-dated when looking at used cars and is just one more thing that can be an expensive failure. Give me my big old buttons and radio and keep your touch...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-20-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By speedkar9
+1 on the pencil eraser. You can also use...

+1 on the pencil eraser.

You can also use electrical contact cleaner, or if its really corroded some sandpaper/ emery cloth to abrade the connection.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-18-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By speedkar9
How are the quality and brightness of the LED...

How are the quality and brightness of the LED tail lights compared to OEM 2005-06 lights?
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-18-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By speedkar9
Technically not all my km's, that was a cluster I...

Technically not all my km's, that was a cluster I got from a junkyard ES300 that I retro'd into my Solara. It read 619K when I put it in, but I've since reprogrammed it.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-17-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By speedkar9
Thanks guys, Yes I would like to investigate...

Thanks guys,

Yes I would like to investigate how to rebuild a starter. I'll have to wait until my starter fails to open it up!
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-17-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 321
Posted By speedkar9
The grease is normal, its there to lubricate the...

The grease is normal, its there to lubricate the moving part. Your turn signal switch has worn contacts. You can try adding drops of solder to the points where the switches contact to build up for...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-17-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By speedkar9
You can join the 200K+ club here: ...

You can join the 200K+ club here:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/es300-and-es330/693864-200k-mile-club.html



I'm working on it.... :p
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-17-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By speedkar9
I remember seeing those on CarID but it seems...

I remember seeing those on CarID but it seems they only carry the black ones now.

Why don't you get the OE 2005-06 tails?

Or you could try vinyl wrapping your lights red if your on a budget....
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-12-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By speedkar9
That is one clean ES! What size rims and...

That is one clean ES!

What size rims and tires are you running?

Get those windows tinted!
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-12-15, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By speedkar9
Start with the easy stuff. Open the switch and...

Start with the easy stuff. Open the switch and clean the contact points, and make sure the wiring harness is tight.

Then check the wiring at the motor when the issue occurs. If the motor is...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-12-15, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By speedkar9
The stock Lexus ES330/350 wheels are 17x7" with a...

The stock Lexus ES330/350 wheels are 17x7" with a 50mm offset.

The Highlander wheel at a 35mm offset would mean your wheel would stick 15mm outward (away from the strut, toward the fender).
...
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