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  1. I just installed the rr racing supercharger. It’s the only way to go bud
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  2. My goodness. Haven't read all the back and forth, but 50 years plus of being a mechanic means you should RUN, or have it towed asap from the current shop. Reasons: No car in the history of the planet has 3 coils go bad all at once. Not possible to diagnose injectors unless they are pulled and flow tested. Head gasket problems are relatively easy to diagnose on the V6. Since head gaskets don't blow simultaneously, unless you SERIOUSLY overheated the old girl, the sparkplugs on either bank will be utterly absolutely clean, cleaner than the other bank. Really, the best way to QUICKLY check a bad head gasket is to smell the exhaust. A sweet smell, obvious as hell. Timing problems, more than likely. Car can easily be saved with a competent mechanic. Don't be afraid to pull out of the shop -- money spent is money gone. Which is why is use YELP, etc. Good luck.
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  3. No splicing will be necessary. The mechanic will simply unplug and discard what is left of the exterior mirror harness from the door panel wiring harness. He will then plug the harness for the replacement mirror into the door panel wiring harness. Here is a photo from eBay of a used right side mirror for a 1998-2005 GS. The cable from the mirror attaches to the wiring harness behind the door panel.
    2 points
  4. I like giant Tonka toys
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  5. The 23 RX 350h (by one account) will be AWD and e-CVT standard, and get 36 MPG on “Premium” gas, according to a posting by Kirk Kreifels. There is no way a Lexus dealer is going to give up a next-Gen RX 350h AWD next year for under 64K$ IMHO. Lets face it, Gavan, the RX 350 is a rolling Box Car( compared to low-drag Lexus sedans like the ES). My last 100 mile interstate trip, I got a surprising 31 MPG with the RX 350, but I got 50 MPG with the ES 300h (same route / same traffic). But I don’t drive 75 MPH like some guys. That’s for those who like to wear their tires out quicker and spend more time at the gas pump. I hate hanging out at tire stores and gas stations.
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  6. I've owned a 2019 RX450h for 3 years and have never had that problem. It's possible some particles may have gotten into the vehicle air circulation system. I would start with replacing the cabin air filter system and having the inside of the car thoroughly cleaned. Good luck.
    1 point
  7. Frankly, this is insane advice. Unless you already destroyed your engine by overheating it, swapping in a used engine is not only a potentially more expensive option, but is also very risky. When I was 21, I had my 68 Cougar's engine swapped by one pulled from another 68 Cougar. The engine lasted about 1 year. Did you compare local shops on yelp.com? I would do the same for Toyota dealerships and their service departments. Conduct your due diligence and get back to us. By the way, a Highlander with 68K miles for 1250 shipped is HIGHLY suspicious.
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  8. The ES 300h is more aerodynamic than an RX so that helps MPG. Because the ES is lighter than an RX, it still gallops slightly on bridges, but significantly less than the RX. Compared to the RX, the ES is super quiet at Interstate speeds. The ES has a 5 star frontal Driver and 4 star front passenger rating per the window sticker. The NX 350 window sticker claims that it has not yet been rated, although you can find sites on the internet that claim the NX has a top rating for crash safety. No clue on that one.
    1 point
  9. Armor all is absolutely a fairly respectable product in modern times as its now not water primarily based now not solvent based. 303 is distinct (and expensive) due to the fact it honestly molecularly bonds to the plastic fabric that its unfold on and its the only protectant on the market that has been confirmed to really have UV protecting properties. Its used via Nasa and our authorities to guard plastic surfaces on fighter jets, ships, and so forth etc. You in all likelihood wont discover it somewhere regionally however your fantastic guess would be to locate a marine keep or an out of doors save that sells kayaks.
    1 point
  10. Have a 93 SC300 that has only 112k miles but just had a Ring failure in Cylinder #6 so 0 compression. Would like to get $2500 OBO for complete car. Contact Dave at 818-430-1796 or dkarp54@gmail.com
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  11. You might suggest that he read "The Longevity Paradox" by Dr, Steven Gundry. I think it's an excellent book about how to live a long, healthy life.
    1 point
  12. I have a brother who is struggling with weight control issues and his doc keeps telling him to avoid carbs and such even though his triglicerides are that of a marathon runner. He works a labor job and has large muscles yet since he stopped using nicotine products he blew up like a balloon. We discuss diets and such. He obsesses about grams and daily values etc and cannot understand why he stays so bloated anymore. When I see him in the grocery store and check out what's in his cart I just smile knowing he'll always look like a whiskey barrel if he keeps buying that stuff. I like that stuff on ocasion and yeah, I could eat healthier but I enjoy food, which at times means treats are part of the process. Corn on the cob is one of my treats.
    1 point
  13. Ooh someone mention 'Carbs' ....there is no other food group in my mind (plus Beer of course) 🙂
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  14. It does appear to move too much. 2 out of the 4 mounts are fairly easy to do. the other 2 are a pain. You'll need to figure out which ones are bad. But on a 20-year-old car if 1 or 2 are bad the others aren't far behind.
    1 point
  15. My sister just picked up her new ES300h, yesterday and she and her husband love it. Since they live in New England, it will surely see some snow-covered drives but of course, your Winters are likely to be more severe. As you know, Winter tires make a big difference on snow, compared to all-season tires. The best news is its fuel mileage - much better than the NX450h on the highway.
    1 point
  16. Here's a post that contains a few possibilities: Metallic Noise When Going Over Speed Bumps / Potholes - Brakes & Suspension - Lexus Owners Club The engine appears to be rotating more than it should, so worn motor mount(s) is a possibility.
    1 point
  17. I like corn. Corn chips, tacos, corn flakes, corn on the cob, corn bread, corn meal, popcorn, and corn oil. It's yummy.
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  18. Nooooooooo! Foods High in Lectins to Avoid - Dr. Robert Kiltz (doctorkiltz.com)
    1 point
  19. I don't like mosquitos. I suppose they serve a purpose besides being annoying but they are annoying and can help spread disease.
    1 point
  20. Thank you so much, I will read it carefully.
    1 point
  21. Have you verified that it working as well as the rear cameras in other LX470? Toyota has long been criticized for the poor image quality of backup cameras in most of their vehicles regardless of brand, e.g. Lexus, Toyota, Scion, etc. Clarity is probably limited by the screen resolution or the interface between the camera and the screen. If it is, a higher resolution backup camera isn't going to help.
    1 point
  22. Yo, anyone know where I can get a supercharger/turbo kit? for a 2018 GS350.. RR says they have one on the website but no tuning is available. Any other suggestions?
    1 point
  23. Hello, I just want to warn fellow RX350 owners of a dangerous problem they may potentially have. The other night I was almost home when I smelled oil burning. I got home and found the whole front of the engine and underside of the passenger side of the car covered in oil. I feared the worst. Had it towed to Lexus. Turns out it was an oil cooler line that had ruptured. ALL your oil goes through it. The factory line (on a 2010 at least) is rubber. The replacement is steel. (p/n 15757-31020) I asked if there was a recall, but was told that there was no recall, but "it's something we recommend when we have the car in for other service". I do most of my own service, so I was never told this... So, if you have not had this cooler line replaced yet, have it done asap (or at the very least inspected). If I were further from home the results could have been much worse. RX350 has 98,000 miles on it, has had all recommended service and been garaged.. The whole job with the line, gaskets and new oil was $940.
    1 point
  24. Indeed! But just to clarify, The stock cooler line has a rubber section in it--that is the part that started leaking. The replacement is all steel. It has a corrugated section of steel tubing (all one piece) where the rubber section was on the original part. So now that is is all steel, it should last a good long time.
    1 point
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  26. Wow ! that was a very interesting read. I'm definitely noting down all of the ideas stated there. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    1 point
  27. The OM manual for the RX 350 is OMOE119U and can be downloaded from drivers.lexus.com. Your manual covers U.S and Canadian models and points out the differences where necessary By downloading the soft copy and doing computer searches in the soft copy pdf file you can go directly to all references concerning RSA. It's a lot easier to do than paging thru a thick manual and you don't miss section that can help you find your answer. You can go to the top search window of the pdf and pull down the arrow and select "Exact Phrase" and then type in "Except Canada". It will show all pages that contain that phrase. Now you become an expert on all differences between the two versions. On the ES 300, I see 5 pages with exceptions so it's easy to read them all and become an expert. Thanks to Lexus for getting those downloads available so quick. My ES 300h HUD does not show stop signs. But shows the speed limit and exact speed side by side. The download was the answer to all my questions.
    1 point
  28. i'm planning to do route 66 around september!! any suggestions?
    1 point
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  30. Typing this on my phone: So I borrowed one of those FIXD devices and used it, and the error that came up was for fuel air mixture sensor. A friend and I got under the car and we found the sensor near the cat literally just hanging down by the wire, not even plugged into the pipe. Apparently the tie down for that had rotted away and fallen off. So as a temporary measure I took some heavy duty steel wire and simply tied it down, in the proper position. As soon as I did this the car began purring like a kitten and I have noticed a significant increase in power. I did however also notice a few small holes in my exhaust line, which are going to need to be repaired. As for the loss of oil, I don’t know… Thanks for your advice, also.
    1 point
  31. I had sometime to get under my LS and replaced the trans mount no more vibration. Thanks again for the input.
    1 point
  32. I'm pretty sure that there should be some trouble codes associated with this behavior. Get the codes read and check back with us.
    1 point
  33. I found this in a UK Lexus forum. It shouldn't hurt to try it out.
    1 point
  34. Many good items still available Located in southern IL.
    1 point
  35. I don't expect a receiver hitch to ever be introduced for the UX since it's been in production for quite a long time. If a receiver hitch was going to be available, it would have happened in the first year or two of UX production. Most of your options have been presented in this thread. You could get a hatch mount bike rack. You could buy cross bars and a bike carrying product for them and carry your bike(s) on the roof. You could find a company that can fabricate a receiver hitch for you. Where in the wilds of Missouri do you live? Unfortunately, a fabricated hitch can get pretty expensive but often no more than an OEM hitch. I'm going to be spending nearly $1,000 to have a class II hitch fabricated for a sports car I'm getting. The hitch is going to be used only for carrying bikes. As much as I hate carrying bikes on a roof, that's what I would do if I had a UX. But that would work mainly for "normal" bikes. I sure wouldn't want to hoist a 60 pound e-bike up to a roof.
    1 point
  36. Thank you for posting the article. Something to truly consider!
    1 point
  37. Using these instructions from a post here I think? Awhile back, my dash lights are not re-setting. Any insights? Tia code light reset *** https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-2nd-gen-1998-2005/830499-vsc-and-vsc-off-2001-gs300.html Found the solution written by Speedemon from Lexus Owners Club http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums...4&#entry367124 The problem is solved by putting a jumper on 2 pins in the OBD-II connector under the dash. I think a lot of owners have this problem especially after being scanned for code. Some scanners are not built the same-- that seems to be the explanation. Anyhow, here it is, with a little bit of modification as it suits the SC430. 1. Turn off ignition. 2. Look for the OBD-II connector under the dash, it has a black plastic cover which can be pulled out. 3. Using a 4-inch wire, insert ends on two pins (holes) of the OBD-II connector. Which ones? The connector has two rows of holes with pins inside. The connector's shape is basically rectangle but there's a little wedge shape to it. Like this: ______ /---------\ /-----------\ (see picture below) I will call the narrower side of the connector the top row, and the wider side to be the lower row. Jump the following pins: a) on the top row, counting from the left, where the first pin is 1, insert on pin number 3 b) on the bottom row, counting from the left, insert on pin number 5. 4. Turn ON the ignition, do not start. 5. VSC and Check Engine lights turn ON. That's normal. 6. Wait for the VSC light to rapidly flash. 7. Turn OFF ignition. 8. Pull jumper wire out, cover the OBD-II connector. 9. Turn ignition ON, don't start, wait about 15 seconds to make sure everything has initialized. 10. Start car. Test drive. You've just saved yourself couple of thousand dollars.
    1 point
  38. I like wild animals left in the wild 🙂
    1 point
  39. That one is my son's new puppy. Her brother came home with me Chocolate lab mom, stranger in the night dad Yesterday they played all afternoon.
    1 point
  40. USNews claims the Lexus RX provides 18.4 cubic feet of room behind the second-row seats and 56.3 cubic feet with the second row folded down. Unlike the 3-row model which keyesLexus.com shows that for the RX350L, with all rows in an upright position, it has 7.5 cubic feet of cargo room. Folding down the third row increases the SUV's cargo room to 23 cubic feet. Congrats, Mike! If your dealer is like mine - they put your Lexus in a special delivery showroom with lots of lights. Then they bring you in to inspect the 350.
    1 point
  41. For baked on brake dust on alloy wheels I use Bar Keepers Friend as a paste with a tooth brush to gentely scrub it away. For plastics inside the car I use furniture polish instead of Armor All and the other products that leave things all slippery. For getting molding looking great I use Shin Etsu grease. A little bit goes a long way. When I wax my car I wax the windows to let me know when it's raining and I'm driving if it's time to wax the car. It also helps keep bugs from sticking as bad. For removing glues like when the rear view mirror falls off or the stuff left behing when removing logos finger nail polish remover works well.
    1 point
  42. The rear height air system cannot be turn off.
    1 point
  43. Too many carbs....#keto 😉
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