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06-05-18, 07:13 AM
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Posted By BDSL

It also depends on how it was rebuilt.... I...

It also depends on how it was rebuilt....

I had a 97 ES300 before. It had the original starter when then vehicle retired at 280k miles.
I have a few other non-lexus vehicles. Some starters go...
Forum: Canada
05-23-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By BDSL

I have used Budget Exhaust like 10 years ago. ...

I have used Budget Exhaust like 10 years ago.
http://www.budgetexhaust.ca/
Forum: Maintenance
04-17-18, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By BDSL

Duct tape?

Duct tape?
04-13-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By BDSL

Check the connection at the battery terminals.

Check the connection at the battery terminals.
03-23-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By BDSL

When you pull your ebrake, a cable runs from the...

When you pull your ebrake, a cable runs from the ebrake to the rear calipers.
The steel ebrake cable is cover by rubber sleeves.
Over time, the rubber sleeves dry out and develop cracks. Water...
03-23-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By BDSL

Just don't engage the hand brake below freezing....

Just don't engage the hand brake below freezing. With old push/pull cables, they can freeze/seize.
Forum: Maintenance
03-19-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By BDSL

Read your owner's manual. All change intervals...

Read your owner's manual. All change intervals are written there.
02-27-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By BDSL

A man with strong grip.....takes many years to...

A man with strong grip.....takes many years to have strong hands.
Forum: Maintenance
02-26-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By BDSL

Read your owner's manual. It specifies xxxx miles...

Read your owner's manual. It specifies xxxx miles or yy months whichever comes first.
Color doesn't tell you anything....
Forum: Maintenance
02-26-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By BDSL

No. Typically your wheels don't need to be...

No.
Typically your wheels don't need to be re-balanced unless something happened.
02-09-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By BDSL

The intake manifold gasket is metal for a reason....

The intake manifold gasket is metal for a reason. Stick with metal gasket.
Plastic/rubber gasket would risk being sucked into the cylinders....
02-01-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By BDSL

If you don't have electrical power at all (i.e....

If you don't have electrical power at all (i.e. no dome lights), then you have a faulty battery or bad connection.
01-26-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By BDSL

Read your owner's manual. It specifies all change...

Read your owner's manual. It specifies all change intervals...
01-24-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By BDSL

Squealing means your belt is slipping. Perhaps...

Squealing means your belt is slipping. Perhaps one of the pulleys is seized.
01-23-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By BDSL

Its a common throttle issue. It is a design...

Its a common throttle issue. It is a design issue. Nothing you can do.
01-17-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By BDSL

+1 And risking your life. If the belt snaps,...

+1

And risking your life. If the belt snaps, the engine stalls, and the vehicle stops in the middle of the highway, you are risking your life.
01-11-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,819
Posted By BDSL

I had a 97 ES300 once. It reached 280k miles. It...

I had a 97 ES300 once. It reached 280k miles. It was a solid vehicle with no driveway issues.
It is the crappy Canadian winter (with lots of salt) that got to it.
01-10-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By BDSL

You can take your caliper off, go to a rebuild...

You can take your caliper off, go to a rebuild shop. They will rebuild the caliper for you. Or give you one that is already rebuilt. Cut the middle man...
Forum: Maintenance
11-30-17, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By BDSL

Electric impact = $50 30-60 gallon air...

Electric impact = $50
30-60 gallon air compressor + impact = +$500....it will also require annual maintenance (i.e. oil change).

I used breaker bar for many many years. Then I saw the impact...
Forum: Maintenance
11-29-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By BDSL

To have enough torque / capacity to break lug...

To have enough torque / capacity to break lug nuts, you need a huge compressor / tank $$$$$.
If you don't work on vehicles that much, I suggest you get an electric impact wrench.

I have a 120V...
11-23-17, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By BDSL

This seems to be the "drive by wire" lag issue....

This seems to be the "drive by wire" lag issue. My 2005 has the same issue which can be annoying (and dangerous) sometimes.
11-17-17, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By BDSL

Filter and gasket? Just drain and fill. Don't...

Filter and gasket?
Just drain and fill. Don't flush.
Make sure you use the correct fluid. Check owner's manual.
11-10-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By BDSL

Sounds like your mechanic doesn't know what is...

Sounds like your mechanic doesn't know what is going on.
If your brakes are overheating, then something is seized in the brake (i.e. pistons, slide pins, ebrake cable, etc). Putting in higher end...
11-09-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By BDSL

I had a 1997 ES300. I always drain and fill from...

I had a 1997 ES300. I always drain and fill from day 1.
When it retired at 280k km, the transmission was still strong.
11-02-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By BDSL

I guess I nailed it on this topic. I don't see...

I guess I nailed it on this topic. I don't see any further responses.
Good luck to the OP. Hopefully he/she did the right thing.
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