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  1. And yes I am very aware that I somehow managed to miss a waterleak during a thunderstorm..
  2. Thank for the replies chaps, I'll be digging into it next week. Any water seems to be limited to the PSR D-pillar area right below the roof rail mounting point. As it's loose I'm going to sort it first and go from there. Whilst the trims are off I can do a little modding of the rear drain like Michael suggests. As I'm going to tackle this one myself has anyone seen an online workshop manual for the 2006 model? It would probably help me when it comes round to doing all the filters and fluids I'm about to order. Cheers, Jay
  3. Well, it's now sitting on the driveway! Only real worry I can see is a trace of water on the PSR C-pillar trim accompanied by a damp smell in the boot. I'm guessing it's due to the roof rail being loose right above it so any links for how to get the trim off without breaking it so as I can investigate please? The 3.5 is a lovely driving thing by the way..
  4. Thanks Michael, sounds like a safe bet then. I went and saw it this evening and was quite impressed. Felt a bit bigger than the gen1 I'm driving but the extra power was very noticeable. Ended up viewing it in a thunder storm which could be an omen but sure, nothing ventured eh?
  5. Just in need of a few experienced views folks.. Hopefully going to see a 2006 RX350 SE this week all being well. I can't seem to find anything concrete on the servicing schedule of the 2GR-FE engine so was looking some info. Also can't seem to find an answer on timing chain intervals. I know to avoid the air suspension where possible (think the SE is safe from that possibly) but are there are other areas of concern with this model? Absolutely loving the gen1 so looking forward to seeing around a gen2 rex Thanks in advance for any guidance! Jay
  6. Don't worry, I'm only jesting - there are so many good reasons to have cover in place no matter the brand, you can never predict what's round the next corner. On a lighter note I am now the odds on favourite to breakdown tomorrow
  7. Breakdown cover for a Lexus? Nonsense!
  8. Oh and Photobucket is cocking about with it's hosting policy so you'll need to click the warning signs to view anything.
  9. Just updating on this one as I'm tackling a similar rusty fuel filler pipe on my project car. After looking under my 2002 RX yesterday I can see I'll probably have to repeat the procedure there too in a few MOT's time.. Doesn't seem to be a design flaw so much as just what happens when you shower metal with water, salt, air and debris for years! Bear in mind these pics show parts from an EP82 Toyota Starlet so the RX will be bigger/heavier but the same basic process when I get round to attacking it. So it's just a case of inspecting from below at the back, aim for the nearside/passenger side rear area: In this case the tank and metal lines are in quite a state too, most likely due to the car living on Scottish roads for so long. Weather conditions and road salt are a major factor. On this car it was easier to grab a fresher (but till slightly rusty) tank, lines and filler although they are still available from Toyota. I only want to do this job once on each car so best to protect it all in the one shot: One trip to the soda blaster and after powder costing they look a lot more robust: Fitting it all this week. On such a small car it's a fairly basic approach, few 12mm bolts hold the tank in plus an assortment of pipes and clips to undo. The RX looks to be a bigger ballache of a job. From what I can see the filler runs quite tight between the rear subframe and the floor so that's going to require a ramp and some manual assistance if it can't be manoeuvred out past it.
  10. **** that's not good.. Any ideas of the cause just out of interest?
  11. Just as a follow up to this, I grabbed a few brochures from Japan to get some answers (the japs really do options in a serious way) and thought I'd share a few pics. Probably of little interest but sure: Most noticeable are the TRD suspension, the Fujitsubo backbox and the funky roof lighting rig.
  12. Hi buddy, I'm a bit new to Lexus models but you should be able to give the part number to a Toyota/Lexus dealership parts man and they can advise on price and availability. Does this look like the right diagram: If so the part ID number is 46410 and the actual part number should be 46410-53010. I'm pretty sure the likes of Blueprint do non-genuine versions if you are stuck. A local motorfactor should be able to advise on that front. Hope that helps, Jay
  13. Hi folks, Looking to upgrade the 16" wheels on my 2002 RX300 for something bigger. Preferably more modern with good tyres on them. Open to persuasion if anyone has any ideas. Cheers, Jay
  14. Bumping this up - it's proving a little harder than expected to find one.
  15. Yeah, noticed that in the other thread (CLICKY) I've tackled it on my project car but I'll have a scan around the RX over the weekend hopefully just in case it's inherent in the gen 1's too. They don't make em like they used to!