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Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-13-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By OceanView
I'm interested in doing this myself and would...

I'm interested in doing this myself and would love to know how it turns out guys.
Please update this thread.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-08-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By OceanView
Awesome write up and video! I'll be doing this...

Awesome write up and video!
I'll be doing this sometime next year and your DIY will help a lot.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-02-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By OceanView
Mileage is not that big of a deal as long as it...

Mileage is not that big of a deal as long as it was maintained well.
Ask for records and test drive it. If it feels right and you can get an indy mechanic to verify its condition, go for it.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-22-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,856
Posted By OceanView
Have you taken your car to a mechanic? I have...

Have you taken your car to a mechanic?
I have a similar metal on metal taping noise on my engine and after taking the car in to an Indy, they are saying that it's the metal shims used to adjust the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-22-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By OceanView
I would only use Toyota ATF that is recommended...

I would only use Toyota ATF that is recommended for your car.
The interval I personally use is every 15K but I am not sure what your cars interval is.
Drain and fill only no flushing as that could...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-16-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By OceanView
Wow, sounds like a huge headache doing this but I...

Wow, sounds like a huge headache doing this but I commend you for taking it on.
Just out of curiosity, what was the total cost to rebuild the transmission yourself?
I bet it's like $200 in parts?
Forum: Car Chat 03-16-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By OceanView
Is it me or does the new C class look like a...

Is it me or does the new C class look like a Toyota Corolla?
Forum: Car Chat 03-10-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,104
Posted By OceanView
You need to drive both to come to your own...

You need to drive both to come to your own conclusions but I doubt a Camry can be equal to a LS400.

I use to have a 91 LS400 and that was a solid car with reliability the Germans only wished for....
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-10-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By OceanView
The precut keys are only good if you have another...

The precut keys are only good if you have another key to take the guts out of.
That means you will still need the remote that's inside the key to put into the new cut key.
You need a entire new key...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-10-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,856
Posted By OceanView
You might need a valve adjustment. I am leaning...

You might need a valve adjustment. I am leaning toward this on my car at the moment.
Here is a Valve Adjustment DIY on a 1MZ-FE engine which is similar to the 3MZ-FE engine you have on your car.
...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-09-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By OceanView
That's awesome. What options did you get?

That's awesome.
What options did you get?
Forum: Maintenance 03-09-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By OceanView
Well I tried Marvel Mystery Oil and after 200...

Well I tried Marvel Mystery Oil and after 200 miles, it has not solved my issue.
I'm gonna take my car to an indy and see if they can spot the issue.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-09-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By OceanView
$433 per month is before taxes right? I'm...

$433 per month is before taxes right?
I'm starting to look into getting a new one.
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-05-15, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
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 03-05-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,856
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,767
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, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
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, 10:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,727
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
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, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
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 02-10-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,098
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?
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