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Forum: RX - Second Generation Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By thomas1
The highlander also has potential third row seat,...

The highlander also has potential third row seat, however so does the MDX. Have you considered the Hybrid Highlander?
Forum: RX - First Generation Today, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By thomas1
Note: I also posted this on the Toyota Nation...

Note: I also posted this on the Toyota Nation site and the response has been interesting. Several members have solved issues with this procedure. Much cleaner than using seafoam, etc. I personally...
Forum: Hybrid Technology Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By thomas1
2008 RX400h with 162k miles. I have put 80k on...

2008 RX400h with 162k miles. I have put 80k on it since 2010....Love this car, need to do shocks and control arms, but other than that a great ride.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-22-15, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By thomas1
I lurk on all RX forums since you can learn so...

I lurk on all RX forums since you can learn so much....have fun with the next generation. enjoy.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-22-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By thomas1
Sounds like it. By the way was the timing belt...

Sounds like it. By the way was the timing belt and spark plugs changed. Plugs are due at 120k miles...It is labor intensive as the intake manifold has to be removed to do the rear three plugs. ...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-22-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By thomas1
Yea a win win no mater what you are trying to...

Yea a win win no mater what you are trying to accomplish...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-22-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By thomas1
How to clean cat for smog...I just had to share.

Ok here is my story, my Mother in Law car which is a 1995 Camry/2.2liter with 199k miles was due for smog. Last smog was performed in 2013 and squeeked by with max on HC and CO very close to limit. ...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-20-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By thomas1
No the Air conditioning unit was not necessary to...

No the Air conditioning unit was not necessary to be evacuated. You can remove radiator without removing the condenser....
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-14-15, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,056
Posted By thomas1
Great shots, gorgeous car...

Great shots, gorgeous car...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-14-15, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By thomas1
Do the motors go bad, yes probably, but relating...

Do the motors go bad, yes probably, but relating it to mileage or time is unknown. I have a motor from a LIncoln continental from 1992 in my Ford F150 and it is going strong. My family member has a...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-14-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By thomas1
I would take it to a independent mechanic and...

I would take it to a independent mechanic and have it checked out. Points of interest are the transmission fluid and engine for sludge. Pulling the front valve cover and checking the fluid in the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-13-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,000
Posted By thomas1
That is why a lot of preventative maintenance...

That is why a lot of preventative maintenance items could be done in 15 minutes and save you lots of money. Use Ebay, Rockauto.com, etc to get the needed parts at a great discount, and find out just...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-13-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By thomas1
One trick to eliminate damage to condesor is to...

One trick to eliminate damage to condesor is to shove a piece of heavy card stock between radiator and condenser before removing radiator...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-10-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,538
Posted By thomas1
The best way is to look under the car and you...

The best way is to look under the car and you will see a few edges that are extremely close to the underbody. On mine I was able to softly hit the panel and hear the points of contact. good luck
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-29-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,019
Posted By thomas1
I too live in California and find your mileages...

I too live in California and find your mileages way out on the positive side. The EPA only rated these guys for 25 to 27 miles per gallon and the best I have ever achieved was 25.5 with California...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-23-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By thomas1
Yup best plug on the market is the Iridium. They...

Yup best plug on the market is the Iridium. They last forever and if you go into the technology they have excellent spark creation.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-23-15, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By thomas1
Lots of different places to look...Could be...

Lots of different places to look...Could be exhaust system, or Gas tank plastic cover...(I just found mine was cover hitting underbody/tank) I added foam to those points and noise gone.
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-21-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By thomas1
Did you use OEM Iridium NGK or Denso spark...

Did you use OEM Iridium NGK or Denso spark plugs..?
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-19-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,686
Posted By thomas1
I serious doubt it is a water pump problem. ...

I serious doubt it is a water pump problem. Probably has more to do with climate control servos that actuate the blend doors in the heating and cooling under the dash. As for Water temp, have never...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-17-15, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By thomas1
I would add just a little bit and make the fluid...

I would add just a little bit and make the fluid level with cold mark while in Park....Just don't overfill....If you are nervous about it add to a point a little above the cold mark....
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-17-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By thomas1
I would be easier to remove that piece and drill...

I would be easier to remove that piece and drill and use easyout. Yes the alternator should be removed....
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-15-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By thomas1
that is a great price....with that mileage you...

that is a great price....with that mileage you would also be able to obtain an extended warranty if you wished.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-30-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,995
Posted By thomas1
One tip is you do not have to remove the air...

One tip is you do not have to remove the air conditioning condenser radiator...Also the funny button tab on the front of the hood lock is removeable allowing the hood lock support bar to be moved...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-25-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By thomas1
Please look at what is available on...

Please look at what is available on Rockauto.com...they have great prices on all of your parts...Timken is an excellent bearing....
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-24-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By thomas1
yup big difference between a inverter and a...

yup big difference between a inverter and a regular transmission cost wise. And your local tranny shop cant repair it. I believe it is a factory only thing...
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