07-06-2005, 01:04 PM
Re: Tune Up on 99 Lexus RX300
On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 16:35:28 GMT, "Travis Jordan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Just wondering who out there may have a clue as to doing a "do it
>> yourself" tune-up on the 99 Lexus RX 300. I called the dealership and
>> the price is outrageous ($400.00). I also asked their parts
>> department about the type of spark plugs and basically you can only
>> buy the manufacturer, dealer only, plugs which run you close to
>> $20.00 each. I then asked the service dept. about other types of
>> plugs and was told to make sure and use only a platinum Lexus
>> approved plug. When I called around to the parts houses, I was only
>> given one brand of plug, the Autolite already pre-gapped. So, can
>> anyone out there tell me where in the world I find the plugs on this
>> vehicle and how do I take them out. I can handle all other matters
>> regarding the tune up as I familiar with cleaning out the throttle
>> body and air cleaner. No fuel filter to replace as it is in the fuel
>> tank and it never needs to be replaced according to Lexus....Thank
>The NGK OEM plug ($11) crosses to Bosch Platinum ($5). Don't be taken
>by the dealer.
Definitely replace the plugs with ND or NGK...there have been reports
of issues with putting Botched plugs in Toyota/Lexus vehicles.
The back plugs on the V6 is a royal pain. Good luck.
You don't mention if this is 30,000, 45,000,60,000, 75,000, 90,000,
etc, but take a look in the manual as it also might be time to replace
the brake fluid and/or radiator fluid.
And don't forget the air and cabin filters.