Search results

  • Users: doru
  • Order by date
  1. D

    Headlight lens replacement

    Some may need more than the abrasive paste in the kit. I did my 97 Camry using wet sanding w/ different grades of automotive sandpaper and paint cutting compounds with a 2" orbital buffer w/ foam pads. They look great. Make sure you mask very well the painted parts around the lights.
  2. D

    AutoSock. Anyone using these in snow/ice conditions?

    To OP if you want to get sock type device shop around as there are better ones than the one you posted. I saw socks used by the big semi on I90 over Snoqualmie Pass. Those are different and if they're good for those beasts they sure good for your truck. But maybe not for the fronts. The socks...
  3. D

    AutoSock. Anyone using these in snow/ice conditions?

    That video is not fair comparison. How many people drive with V bar chains? A regular chain would be fair comparison. But the sock test by itself is kind of Ok. Although you should not spin any traction device as it can damage the vehicle.
  4. D

    AutoSock. Anyone using these in snow/ice conditions?

    Make sure they fit in the front. On my LX they will not work. Basically, nothing really works on the front of my LX with OEM tires (285R20). The clearance to the suspension is just too small. Toyota also says no chains on front. I decided that I'll go with rear chains only. Not worth to damage...
  5. D

    Trouble in paradise

    I'm not overly concerned about the hidden damage. It is obviously not a major hit, and the only thing that can be damaged there is the aluminum reinforcement or the foam. If they are damaged the dealer will replace them as that is a liability on them for knowingly (because they will have to take...
  6. D

    Trouble in paradise

    If you like the price and they get you a new bumper I see no reason to walk away from the deal.
  7. D

    Trouble in paradise

    Looks like a bumper replacement. If the part is available already painted (it should for that year, search online) then it is a one-hour labor plus parts. If part need painting is a lot more but not 5k.
  8. D

    At dealer - need help!!

    Just tested and it does up, left, right, down no matter if AFS OFF is pressed or not. This is at night with lights switch on auto or ON.
  9. D

    At dealer - need help!!

    My headlight do a test on startup for AFS that does rotate them left and right. I'm not sure they do it in the daylight, but for sure at night. 13 lx. There is an AFS off button, maybe that got pressed?
  10. D

    Easy tpms sensors

    I used those on other older cars made way before TPMS was a thing. They are Ok. The only issue is that they need to seal well as they are the only thing that prevents the air from escaping from the tire. There is the hassle of taking them off when inflating the tire but if you do not deflate for...
  11. D

    Advice sought: Toyota extended warranty claim

    My 2c, use the warranty while you can. You paid for it. Instead of second guessing and trying to "help" the dealer out, let them deal with it. You should be told *upfront* if the repair is covered or not under the warranty even if that means you have to wait for Toyota rep to come to inspect it...
  12. D

    Driver Seat Upholstery Seam Fix

    You may want to post the name of the shop and how much it cost for future fellow members in need in your area.
  13. D

    New to me LX570: Factory roof rack leak

    Thanks for clarification. Make sure that is from that hole and not from one of the unused brackets (used for LC rack). Solution depends on how good of a fix do you want to make. I like proper fixes and that means taking that rail off the roof and reinstalling with proper parts. Here is how to...
  14. D

    New to me LX570: Factory roof rack leak

    Not sure I got it: are you saying you removed one of the bolts and put silicone in its place?
  15. D

    Dielectric Grease

    I never had a problem with this. I had problems when not using it even in better conditions than water dripping on contacts. It does not waterproof your connectors, but it does help keeping their terminals from corroding. Troubleshooting poor electrical contacts is a nightmare. Dielectric grease...
  16. D

    Dielectric Grease

    Squeeze grease from the tube directly into each female terminal hole (assumes you have a small tube with a pointy opening).
  17. D

    First 200 post! What is this plug!!???

    See what's connected to. It might be just power for a device used by the previous owner.
  18. D

    Driver Timing tensioner tick

    Those are not reason to sell the truck. Get them fixed. The tensioner is just a maintenance replacement part and should have been replaced already for a 205k truck. ATF the same. The valve cover leak is easy. I hope it is the valve cover not the tower or valley leak.
  19. D

    Ultrasonic Blue LX570?

    If you have enough money, you can get an aftermarket paint job that is as good as the factory or even better.
  20. D

    Ultrasonic Blue LX570?

    That is a 2013-15 LX. That color was not available in 2013 or 2014 according to the Lexus brochures. Mybe in 2015.
Top Bottom