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Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 12-03-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,379
Posted By Briand_OH
A BTDT, don't want to repeat, but my sister has a...

A BTDT, don't want to repeat, but my sister has a 99 RX-300 and a 2004 RX-330. I was driving the latter on mission for airport pickup. I had grabbed a "valet" key in addition to remote key fob. ...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 11-04-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Briand_OH
IME the Toyota/McGard is a 21 mm hex. McGard's...

IME the Toyota/McGard is a 21 mm hex. McGard's aftermarket keys are usually NOT that size. Its been years, but McGard had really great customer service and actually answered phone, but after...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 08-14-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Briand_OH
May not be pertinent, but I recently installed a...

May not be pertinent, but I recently installed a Corolla rear spoiler and found a template online for drilling. I fastened with various stainless steel fasteners (some Allen head) and 3M tape.
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 08-12-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Briand_OH
Data Pt: I bought a IAC at Toyota dealer...

Data Pt:

I bought a IAC at Toyota dealer years ago. Can't recall the price, but wasn't Lexus caliber. No problems, but getting Phillips screws out was not fun in single digit temps.....
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 08-12-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: I've used NOAH car covers outside...

My $0.02:

I've used NOAH car covers outside for invalid, parked cars in Akron, OH for years. Not perfect, but they are NOT $300, rather ~$200. It takes a while to get and they often do not...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-29-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 115,941
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: If you're super-organized and...

My $0.02:

If you're super-organized and don't like to have old stuff lying around, sure, sell old O2 for a $1. IMO, having some OEM sensor plugs around if I'm going to still own the vehicle OR...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-25-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 115,941
Posted By Briand_OH
Anti-seize

Yes, factory and most mfrs apply anti-seize. IMO is best to heat up the sensor prior to wrenching. I've had success with a 6-pt 7/8" (22 mm for all practical purposes) Craftsmen combination wrench...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 07-24-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,255
Posted By Briand_OH
Here in Rust Belt, you can feel your fillings...

Here in Rust Belt, you can feel your fillings with a stiff enough spring rate. In sunny CA where the roads last???
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-21-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Briand_OH
Um, a BTDT on a 99 RX300 and 98 GS400: I've...

Um, a BTDT on a 99 RX300 and 98 GS400:

I've had to disassemble the actual receptacles and replace a redundant "fuse" washer that failed under 7 Amp+ use. It might be on a thread on one of those...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 07-21-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Briand_OH
AND...it has a cover! Because its a Lexus!

AND...it has a cover! Because its a Lexus!
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-21-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Briand_OH
Just my $0.02: A scan tool that reads out...

Just my $0.02:

A scan tool that reads out real-time O2 voltages is invaluable IMO. R&R'ing O2 sensors gets old.....
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-14-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,070
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: I use 6mm thick wall Si vacuum...

My $0.02:

I use 6mm thick wall Si vacuum tubing in cool blue color from local shop if its the same size. It used to be ~$1/foot. But...any NEW hose will probably last many years IMO.
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Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 07-10-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: If you have the time, and if...

My $0.02:

If you have the time, and if there's a reputable automobile electric rebuilder in your town, consider taking alternator into shop. I had a Denso alternator with 250K that shop replaced...
Forum: RX - 1st Gen (1999-2003) 06-17-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,369
Posted By Briand_OH
FYI:, from wiki and google: Chromate...

FYI:, from wiki and google:

Chromate conversion coatings are commonly applied to everyday items such as hardware and tools, and can usually be recognized by their distinctively iridescent,...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-14-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By Briand_OH
In line with the vehicle batty query, you might...

In line with the vehicle batty query, you might try and removing the gnd cable and letting car reset itself. This also presents opportunity to recondition the terminals IMO. Just my $0.02.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 06-12-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Briand_OH
Just a data pt for those in NE Ohio: E-Check...

Just a data pt for those in NE Ohio:

E-Check will replace at no charge a failed gas cap during biennial inspection. Dunno if it'll have the Toyota "leash", though.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-12-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By Briand_OH
Just a BTDT, on an 18-yr old Jeep's remotes, I've...

Just a BTDT, on an 18-yr old Jeep's remotes, I've had to resolder the actual switch to the circuit board after years of use (its a kinda SMD). Perhaps another remote to rule out this kind of...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-12-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: If you're in the Rust Belt, spend...

My $0.02:

If you're in the Rust Belt, spend a little extra and get the 409 grade stainless Flowmasters....
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-03-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Briand_OH
Just my $0.02: Consider taking old...

Just my $0.02:

Consider taking old alternator to reputable auto electric rebuilder if one is local. You -might- only have to replace the brushes if, after testing, they don't find anything wrong...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-03-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: Be glad rodent(s) stopped at the...

My $0.02:

Be glad rodent(s) stopped at the filter and not inside the cabin. I've heard of deodorant soap or mothballs in air intake to discourage. I have also used some stainless steel scouring...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 05-29-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Briand_OH
Just my $0.02: Its probably nothing more...

Just my $0.02:

Its probably nothing more than storage/shipping schmutz and label may have been inkjet printed. Its inside that's important. Bilstein used to have 800# and you could talk to real...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 05-01-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By Briand_OH
Kinda obvious, but have you tried leak-down...

Kinda obvious, but have you tried leak-down tester?
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 04-30-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By Briand_OH
Just a data pt: Got an '04 Corolla CE for...

Just a data pt:

Got an '04 Corolla CE for winter beater. Power locks, but NO keyless entry. Local co. (Century 2000/Akron) offered an Audiovox remote start for $125. Upgrading to the keyless...
Forum: Performance 04-28-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Briand_OH
Just curious: I'm in Ohio, but doesn't Calif...

Just curious:

I'm in Ohio, but doesn't Calif require some CARB number? Anyways, unless its NBD, consider recycling your cats. I was surprised at how much you can get. Its kinda hassle with...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-27-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By Briand_OH
My $0.02: Since you replaced the alternator,...

My $0.02:

Since you replaced the alternator, you had the batty disconnected, right? If not, try that and make sure the onboard electrics are truly discharged, by time or ....
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