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Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-22-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By Oro
Two other things: 1) There is an upper...

Two other things:

1) There is an upper mount, too. It is called a "torque strut" aka dogbone mount, running from the front of the engine to the adjacent shock tower. It is usually the first to...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-13-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Oro
You can find most common size tires (215/60-16 is...

You can find most common size tires (215/60-16 is pretty common) for $400 installed if you watch sales, rebates, and such. You can get very good tires for that if you take a few weeks to shop and...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-13-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Oro
The most common cause for this is two filter...

The most common cause for this is two filter gaskets installed.

Take off the existing filter and look at the base, then get a flashlight and visualize the filter mount on the block. See if the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-10-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Oro
The issue there is nothing to do with the...

The issue there is nothing to do with the transmission itself. It's the DBW throttle system regulated via the PCU. It's slower in response by nature and geared towards efficiency and not response.
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Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-05-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Oro
I agree the lsiberian, headlight upgrade is not...

I agree the lsiberian, headlight upgrade is not worth the cost imo. Ours were pretty hazy and the beam yellowish. While I was doing some other work on the car one time last summer, my dad used the...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-05-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Oro
That is the primary power take-off port for the...

That is the primary power take-off port for the car's retro-turbo encabulator.
...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 03-29-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
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 03-28-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
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: 17
Views: 668
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: 8
Views: 328
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: 282
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: 747
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: 747
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: 191
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: 747
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: 135
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: 747
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: 224
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: 320
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: 320
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: 338
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: 311
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: 310
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: 320
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: 303
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. ...
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