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    1992 ES300
  1. FOR SALE: 1992 Lexus ES300 only 111k miles pictures can be found here: http://www.dropspace.com/es300web/ I have had this Lexus for approximately 20,000 miles and know the previous owner. It spent most of its life being the car that the 80 year old mother of a car lot owner drove around in. He serviced this car regularly and she rarely used it and never in bad weather. It has been regularly taken care of its whole life and I have done most of the expensive maintenance on it since I received it. Below is a list of everything that I have done or had done to the car. Some of this stuff (like the timing belt for instance) was done by none other than LOC's own JPImportz. When he had the car, he went over the whole thing and said it was in really great shape. No leaks, rear main seal was in tact, struts, transmission, all good. * timing belt, water pump,s-belt, pcv valve replaced @ 96k miles - JPImportz * vave cover gaskets were leaking slightly and replaced - JPImportz * cooling system flushed - JPImportz * oil changed every 5k miles since I had it with mobil1 synthetic 10-30 and mobil 1 oil filter * air filter changed @94k miles, just checked and it still looks fine * transmission was flushed @ 94k miles * differential was also flushed @ 94k miles * fuel system cleaned @ 94k miles * fuel filter replaced @ 94k miles * new tires were put on when i got the car at 91k miles, they are about 60% right now * new denso platinum plugs @ 94k miles * new plug wires @ 94k miles * new cap and rotor @ 104k miles (solved the only issue I ever had with this car, slight hesitation when cold) * just put on new ceramic rear brake pads * replaced all the dash lights (a couple were out when i got the car, but all the bulbs are new now) * needle lights all work except for one section of the speedo that is out when the lights are off. when the headlights are on it comes back on. * lows and highs are silvania silverstars that are about a year old * when I got the car, there was some condensation in the tail lights, so I found the tail lights off a 94 on ebay and exchanged them. * there are 2 scrapes on the car that I would consider over and above what you would normally expect on a car of this age. one on the rear bumper and one on the passenger rear side (both shown in the pics) the could be easily fixed but they never bothered me so I left them. * everything on this car works..all the controls, ac (blows cold, even in texas summers), power seats, windows, etc are all fully functional. This car has been a real pleasure to own, great car with almost no problems. I am selling because a job change has me driving extremely far to get to work. I have another car to drive that gets a lot better gas mileage. I just don't want to put that many miles on a car that gets 22mpg. I have done the expensive 100k stuff for you so this should be a great car for many miles to come. asking price: $5900 location: Dallas/Ft. Worhth Texas I will work with you on delivery if you are in the region reply here or to jon@dropspace.com if interested Thanks! -Jonathan Stevens
  2. in the day, the lights are actually supposed to shine brighter on the display and needles. this puts added stress on the lighting element in the needle. If it is on the border of failing it will be more pronounced when the higher daytime power is applied to it. there is one spot on my speedo needle that does the same thing. the lights are actually dimmer at night so the problem goes away. you are going to have to get the whole assembly repaired to stop it as previously mentioned.
  3. when i got my car both of those alignment gauges were cracked by the previous owner... so i just adjusted them the old fashioned way and did it out in the street at night.
  4. look on top of the headlight. you will see a bubble that you can use for leveling. the actual bolts that modify up/down and left/right are sticking out the back of the headlamp assembly.
  5. its probably the height of the sunroof glass. try the shims first...they are only a few bucks each and easy to install. i think i described it in an earlier post so just do a search, i had exactly the same problem.
  6. es300's don't have drums on the back so your only real problem is if the rotor sticks
  7. like i said its more personal preference. i have aftermarket pads and rotors on my 92 and don't have any problems at all with them... but i will concede that the chances of getting crap parts in the aftermarket are much higher than going with lexus parts. you can also get the correct parts from your local toyota dealer, or online. toyota will sell you parts much cheaper and its all the same.
  8. if you are going through rotors like that it probably means your caliper pistons are siezed. i would tend to agree with replacing the whole deal. and fully bleeding the brake fluid. as far as using genuine lexus or not, its a personal opinion thing. less of a chance of things going wrong with genuine parts but I believe its possible to get aftermarket parts that work just as well also. its just the chances of something not being right are much higher. if one of the abs sensors were bad you would most liklely get an abs warning light.
  9. agreed if you cause any property damage or are liable for injuries, try getting a fair shake from those cheap agencies. it can seriously put you back a lot of money. go with a reputable insurance company. look at independent reviews of people that have really had the worst happen to them, it will tell a lot.
  10. i dunno, it says or... or am i missing something? i've changed a lot of pads and have never needed backing shims and spray at the same time...
  11. there is brake quiet stuff that you spray on the backs of the shoes. also most pads come with shims which accomplish the same thing. you really shouldnt need the spray and the shims both. don't ever spray anyting on the rotors!
  12. sometimes 3rd party pads either don't come with clips, or come with generic clips that aren't toyota spec. if those clips are even slightly different the pad will be loose in the caliper and you will squeal like crazy.
  13. whats the best place to get a motorvac? do the toyota/lexus dealers do them or is it better to find a shop that specializes in it?
  14. i think what sk means is if you don't have an actuall problem that can be attributed to the fuel filter, there's really no reason to change it (and then he would tell you to search the forum for the previous posts on it)
  15. didn't affect my abs sensor at all..you just need to hit it enough to break the seal on the hub. not a full force hit...