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Forum: RX - First Generation 05-14-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By Baetke
If you google the definition of a "classic" car...

If you google the definition of a "classic" car you will find as many different definitions as there are sanctioning bodies. Here's my definition...

"If you love the car enough to spend more money...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-06-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Baetke
You could use a turkey baster to extract the...

You could use a turkey baster to extract the fluid from the reservoir and refill but that won't flush the lines, actuator, or pump. If you have a couple of old linoleum tiles and some grease you...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-06-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Baetke
When you try to insert the plastic geared piece...

When you try to insert the plastic geared piece into the body there is a "shoulder" in the lower end of the tube that the plastic part tends to get stuck on and it won't go all the way down to the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-06-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Baetke
When I did mine I jacked up the front of the car...

When I did mine I jacked up the front of the car so I could turn the wheels back and forth. I disconnected the fluid return line to the power steering reservoir and put a cup under it to catch the...
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-07-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Baetke
2 ideas... 1) salvage yard parts 2) is there...

2 ideas...
1) salvage yard parts
2) is there a Toyota vehicle that uses the same size sunroof?
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-06-15, 05:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Baetke
If anything, I would expect the effect on VVT to...

If anything, I would expect the effect on VVT to be marginal due to a change is actuator response time. Perhaps a small change in power on acceleration and increased emissions on deceleration but I...
Forum: RX - First Generation 04-05-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By Baetke
Keep in mind that on a VVT engine the oil serves...

Keep in mind that on a VVT engine the oil serves not only as a lubricant for the engine but also as hydraulic fluid for the cam actuators so the viscosity the manufacturer recommends should be...
Forum: RX - First Generation 03-20-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
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: 35
Views: 1,941
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: 3,260
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: 35
Views: 1,941
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: 35
Views: 1,941
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: 1,161
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: 539
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: 16
Views: 2,083
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: 539
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: 939
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: 302
Views: 131,732
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: 841
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: 841
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: 939
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: 939
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: 379
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: 939
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: 379
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...
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