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Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 09-15-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 53,472
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Received the ebay part today. The melted...

Received the ebay part today.

The melted rubber was a mess. I couldn't get all the melted goo off the switch.

Installed the new rubber onto the switch and it looked good.

This ebay part is...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 12-20-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By txt
In my experience, I needed at least two 12-oz...

In my experience, I needed at least two 12-oz bottles of brake fluid.
It seemed I needed to push 6 oz ( half bottle) out of each caliper to rid the line of old fluid.
For Lexus, I just used generic...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 03-14-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,627
Posted By txt
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/1200x928/80-cap_9f81d8ce2c7f1b9feb6a721bbb4114505f4a7cd9.jpg


You need
- A big 6-point socket for the big nut. Bring this wrench to...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 03-13-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,627
Posted By txt
It should not take much force to loosen the small...

It should not take much force to loosen the small cap.
Maybe it was crossed thread.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 03-13-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,627
Posted By txt
Can you point to exact location where you damage...

Can you point to exact location where you damage the wrench ?

I attach 2 pictures of my oil wrench. The wrench is turned by attaching a 6-point, 24 mm socket to the nut on the wrench.
The very...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 03-05-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,619
Posted By txt
Brake and tire wear is very much dependent on how...

Brake and tire wear is very much dependent on how the car is used.

If car is used in lots of stop & go traffic, then brakes and tires will wear out faster than average.

I bought 2009 RX350 CPO...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 02-25-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By txt
There is only 1 Lexus dealership within 50 mile...

There is only 1 Lexus dealership within 50 mile radius of my house.
The next Lexus dealership is 100 miles away.
This closer dealership has two 2013 RX350 with less than 30K miles, and each is...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 02-13-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,581
Posted By txt
I never hesitate buying CPO from a reputable...

I never hesitate buying CPO from a reputable Lexus dealer.

Bought a CPO 2009 RX350 in Nov 2009 with less than 10000 miles on it.
Car was manufactured in Aug 2008.
Price was $7K below MSRP.
...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-29-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,974
Posted By txt
Let's assume you buy after-market parts (ie. pads...

Let's assume you buy after-market parts (ie. pads & rotors & brake hardwares from Advanced Auto part)
The parts alone cost $360 (with 15% discount from regular price).
Dealership usually charges 2X...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 12-23-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,939
Posted By txt
On my 2 Hondas, the wear indicator is on the...

On my 2 Hondas, the wear indicator is on the inside pad but not on the outside pad.
Since the inside pads often wear out faster than the outside pads, it makes sense to put the wear indicators on...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-11-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 171,177
Posted By txt
I didn't do anything special to bleed the brakes...

I didn't do anything special to bleed the brakes on my 2009 RX350.
Engine is off.
One person opens/closes the bleeding valve.
One person presses/releases the brake pedal.
I start bleeding rear...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-11-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,784
Posted By txt
http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-general-di...

http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tundra-general-discussion/88455-pink-antifreeze-good-100-000-miles.html

Check out the above.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-10-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,784
Posted By txt
If you drive 15K miles a year, you will reach...

If you drive 15K miles a year, you will reach 100K miles in less than 7 years.

If you drive 5K miles a year, you will reach 10 years before you hit 100K miles.

So it looks like the corrosion...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 12-10-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,784
Posted By txt
The longer the antifreeze is in use, the lower...

The longer the antifreeze is in use, the lower the corrosion resistance.

Car manufacturers now use long-life antifreeze and they usually recommends the 1st change at 100K miles (which is...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-14-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By txt
Drain & Fill is easy to do. You can do several...

Drain & Fill is easy to do.
You can do several (3) D&F.l.
Each D&F will reduce the % of old ATF and by the 3rd D&F the ATF is almost all fresh.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 06-29-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 62,822
Posted By txt
If the sunroof drains are not clogged then you...

If the sunroof drains are not clogged then you can check the AC evaporator drain hose.
Turn on the AC and if no water drips down then the hose is clogged.
Push a string trimmer line up the evap...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 04-20-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By txt
1. Check the owner's manual. You can...

1. Check the owner's manual. You can check-this, check-that or rotate tires yourself.

2. Keep receipts for scheduled maintenance items but don't worry about the check-this, check-that or tire...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-23-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By txt
Yes, fluid came out at all 4 corners by simply...

Yes, fluid came out at all 4 corners by simply pumping pedal.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 03-21-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By txt
I brake-bleed my 2009 RX350 w/o turning on...

I brake-bleed my 2009 RX350 w/o turning on ignition.
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 11-13-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By txt
. If you have a multimeter (MM) that can handle...

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If you have a multimeter (MM) that can handle up to 10 Amps, you can measure the parasitic current draw.
The parasitic current draw should be less than 20 miliamps after the car is off for 30...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 09-23-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,610
Posted By txt
mntomcat, How long do you own the car ? ...

mntomcat,

How long do you own the car ?
When did you start noticing the soft brakes ? From the first day of ownership or just recently ?

Forget about the Lexus dealership. Bring car to a...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 09-04-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,012
Posted By txt
It is very easy to find the evaporator drain...

It is very easy to find the evaporator drain hose.
You turn on the AC and wait a few minutes for moisture to condense into water.
Put your head under the passenger's front door and you should see...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 09-02-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,012
Posted By txt
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/LBGA/9603...

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/LBGA/96030/N1785.oap?ck=Search_N1785_-1_-1&pt=N1785&ppt=C0050

I used above on my RX350 more than two years ago.
I sprayed it thru the evaporator drain...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 02-11-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 68,318
Posted By txt
That's premature for the 2008 model w/ 45 K miles...

That's premature for the 2008 model w/ 45 K miles to leak at the r & p.
Maybe an independent shop can fix it for less than $1800, using rebuilt Toyota parts.

For comparison:
My previous Toyota...
Forum: RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 10-08-12, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,539
Posted By txt
The mildew odor comes from the mold growing...

The mildew odor comes from the mold growing inside the evaporator.

I used this to eliminate the smell:...
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