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Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By speedkar9
How about clear cover with a yellow bulb? I...

How about clear cover with a yellow bulb?

I vinyl wrapped mine, but that was on a black car:

Yellow Fog Light Vinyl Wrap - YouTube
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By speedkar9
Car looks in good shape. Buff the head...

Car looks in good shape.

Buff the head lights while you're detailing it. It will really make the car look new again.

Tints would make the car look better too!
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-30-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By speedkar9
Sometimes the airbag connector under the seat...

Sometimes the airbag connector under the seat comes loose causing the SRS light to illuminate.

I'd try disconnecting the battery for 15 mins, unclipping the yellow connectors under the seats and...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-30-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By speedkar9
The early 2GR engine was notorious for eating...

The early 2GR engine was notorious for eating ignition coils. You might want to swap them around to see if the misfire moves with the coil and single them out.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-30-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By speedkar9
Keep in mind if the original sensor is seized in...

Keep in mind if the original sensor is seized in there you'll need a long breaker/extension bar to wrench it loose, or possibly a torch to heat things up.

Make sure you use the right sensor...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-30-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By speedkar9
Thanks for posting my video. I get the same...

Thanks for posting my video.

I get the same A/C surging on my Solara when at a stop light. At times the pedal will sink, and sometimes the car will lurch forward. When the A/C disengages the idle...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-30-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By speedkar9
Start with a rubbing compound and then a...

Start with a rubbing compound and then a polishing compound followed by clay bar, and waxing. You'll be surprised at how much this could restore the paint.

Using a polishing machine on black...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-29-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By speedkar9
How an ABS Motor Works

If you've ever wondered what an ABS motor looks like inside, I took one apart to see for myself.

Here's a video on whats inside:

How an ABS Motor Works - YouTube

The ABS system in your car...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-28-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By speedkar9
Looks more like a Camry

Looks more like a Camry
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-21-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By speedkar9
I agree, I've read on the MR2 forums of people...

I agree, I've read on the MR2 forums of people using a 3MZ block (with a longer stroke) with a 1MZ non-VVT-i heads.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-21-15, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By speedkar9
I agree with ES300NZ, don't buy a car when your...

I agree with ES300NZ, don't buy a car when your financially unstable, especially out of emotional desire (as you have succumbed to your love of the Lexus).

Once you've paid off the Altima drive...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-21-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By speedkar9
Nice clean car! The one thing that jumps out...

Nice clean car!

The one thing that jumps out at me is how low that muffler is hanging, that can't be stock right?
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-11-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By speedkar9
Perhaps they pumped some really low grade...

Perhaps they pumped some really low grade gasoline causing the engine to bog down?
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 07-11-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By speedkar9
Clean car. I always admire ES300's with the...

Clean car.
I always admire ES300's with the black interior.

Not a fan of the gray/tan interiors on the 3rd gen.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-02-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 114,393
Posted By speedkar9
GS300 Throttle body and MAF Cleaning

I just cleaned the throttle body and MAF on my brother's GS300.

Here's a video on how it was done:

Throttle Body Cleaning 2JZ 3.0L Inline 6 Lexus GS300 and IS300 - YouTube
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-24-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By speedkar9
It might just barely clear your rear struts with...

It might just barely clear your rear struts with 225 series tires and a 35mm offset.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-24-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By speedkar9
If its bearing noise it could be a tensioner,...

If its bearing noise it could be a tensioner, idler or waterpump bearing. Did you change all pulleys or just the belt?
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-24-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By speedkar9
There's two screws, one behind the inside door...

There's two screws, one behind the inside door handle trim (which pops off) and one underneath the window switch panel (which will also pry up with a flat dull tool).

Once those are removed the...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-24-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By speedkar9
It might have been caused by a wire temporarily...

It might have been caused by a wire temporarily coming loose throwing the airbag light, which stayed in memory. I'm surprised though the memory didn't clear after disconnecting the battery while you...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-24-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By speedkar9
Start with tracing the seat belt wire from the...

Start with tracing the seat belt wire from the receptacle to the plug under the seat. It might have pinched between the seat rail and got damaged. Measure its continuity at the plug with the seat...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-13-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By speedkar9
Change it back to regular ATF before the...

Change it back to regular ATF before the transmission additive starts damaging seals.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-12-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By speedkar9
Look at the crank bolt and timing cover bolt for...

Look at the crank bolt and timing cover bolt for signs its been previously removed.

If you're able to get the timing covers off (which is half the job anyway) there's usually a date code on the...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-08-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By speedkar9
How many km on your ES? How do you get 27 MPG hwy...

How many km on your ES? How do you get 27 MPG hwy around here? What area are you in? Do you use Shell 87 gas?
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-07-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By speedkar9
+1 for Michelin MXV4 Primacy, if you can still...

+1 for Michelin MXV4 Primacy, if you can still find a set. They've been discontinued and replaced by the Michelin Premier A/S. I've got the Primacy on my 05 and they run nice and smooth.
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 06-07-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By speedkar9
While I do manual fuel consumption calculations...

While I do manual fuel consumption calculations every time I fill up, I have found my ES330's average fuel consumption meter to be very accurate.



The annoying accelerator lag and lazy...
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