I'm the proud new owner of an '01 LX 470. See thread:
I need to replace my timing belt, water pump, idler pulleys, and tensioner. I have the FSM and viewed all posts related to TB replacement on this forum. I'm mechanically inclined and have most tools to do this; however I am very apprehensive about doing this and potentially screwing up my daily driver.
I noticed an old post on this forum about a few members getting together to do a brake job. I'm interested in doing something similar with this 90k mile service. Is anyone else in the Southern California (I'm in LA) area interested in learning together? Ideally we'll learn on yours first ....just kidding. Or has someone already done this that would be willing to help a few of us out in return for free beer and possibly a small fee?
The handyman in me will not allow me to take this to a dealer / shop. My wallet will not allow me to screw this up.
Ideally the person who responds to this post will be a 20 year old blonde female Lexus / Toyo mechanic with prior Snap-On Calendar modelling experience. If she's not available, I guess anyone will do.
I just got a Snap-On torque wrench (thank you Easter Bunny....bawk bawk) and I am dying to put it to use.