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Forum: RX - Second Generation 05-05-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By thegrouse
I have found the best deals on Ebay using the OEM...

I have found the best deals on Ebay using the OEM part number. Many have shipped from Toyota dealers
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-16-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By thegrouse
I have had good luck on Ebay using the Toyota...

I have had good luck on Ebay using the Toyota parts number. Many Toyota and Lexus dealers sell on there for very good prices.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-05-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By thegrouse
I bought a 2005 AWD earlier this year with 92k. ...

I bought a 2005 AWD earlier this year with 92k. All the maintenance had been done to include the timing belt. Lexus had all the records. The catalytic converter just went out and I think I have...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-23-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
I have not run a full tank of fuel through the...

I have not run a full tank of fuel through the vehicle yet. It is my second vehicle and doesnt get driven too much. I will check next time I go through a tank but it will probably be a bit.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-22-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
I took the old CAT to a scrap yard and they gave...

I took the old CAT to a scrap yard and they gave me 65$. Be sure not to overlook this.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-17-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
Well I took it out today and started and stopped...

Well I took it out today and started and stopped a few times. The check engine light went out. I did not even drive 40 miles. Here is a quick overview in case anyone decides to change the Bank 1...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-16-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
I finished tonight. I think it took a total of 8...

I finished tonight. I think it took a total of 8 hours. I needed a deep well 14mm socket, 2 u joints, external torx socket and a bunch of extensions. Anyone know how long it will take for the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-15-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
Well I tore into the project today. So far 2.5...

Well I tore into the project today. So far 2.5 hours and I have not got the old one out yet. A lot of cursing and one trip to the store for a 14mm deep socket and a u joint socket. I had one but I...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-15-14, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
Did it stop the problem? I am hoping it is just...

Did it stop the problem? I am hoping it is just the cat.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-15-14, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
The part I purchased was Toyota #2505120040. ...

The part I purchased was Toyota #2505120040. This is the rear converter. It should be here today and I may tackle it tonight. I have already removed the bottom skid plates to access the area. I...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-05-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
I bought a Toyota OEM off of Ebay. It was the...

I bought a Toyota OEM off of Ebay. It was the best price
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-04-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
Well I just ordered the cat converter and both...

Well I just ordered the cat converter and both gaskets I will need. Has anyone changed the rear cat?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-02-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
I just rolled 98000 on the odometer

I just rolled 98000 on the odometer
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-01-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By thegrouse
2005 RX330 P0420 Catalytic Converter?

I was on a long road trip and I got this error code. I took it to a small town mechanic and he said it was the catalytic converter that was bad. He said they checked the sensors. He told me he...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 07-21-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By thegrouse
How user friendly is the operation once...

How user friendly is the operation once installed? I have not bought anything yet.
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-29-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By thegrouse
Well I am happy to report it worked like a champ....

Well I am happy to report it worked like a champ. I couldn't wait until next weekend so I hit up the local Wal-Mart this afternoon and got the Mother's clay bar. It came with some spray and a...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-29-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By thegrouse
I would liken it to a fine grit sandpaper with a...

I would liken it to a fine grit sandpaper with a shine. I will be sure to break it up. I will report back with pictures. I am running out of time this weekend but I should be able to get to it in...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-29-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By thegrouse
I think that was the brand they had at Wal-Mart. ...

I think that was the brand they had at Wal-Mart. So just follow directions and don't drop the bar?
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-29-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By thegrouse
Rough Paint

Good afternoon,

I just purchased a used 2005 RX330 this week. The vehicle was kept in great shape and Lexus has all the service records for the vehicle. I cannot see any indication it was ever...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-27-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,533
Posted By thegrouse
Has anyone tried the Ikross FM transmitter? It...

Has anyone tried the Ikross FM transmitter? It looks like the budget alternative and I am considering going this route.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-26-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By thegrouse
It looks like I can get everything I need plus...

It looks like I can get everything I need plus the stereo for under 350$. They told me they have a money back guarantee and tech support if there are any issues. I would just hate to have to tear...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 06-26-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By thegrouse
2005 RX330 Stereo Upgrade

Good afternoon,

I just purchased my first Lexus this week. I have not driven it too much but it was cared for very well. I checked the VIN and it was Lexus serviced every 5k for just about all...
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