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Old 07-06-2005, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tune Up on 99 Lexus RX300

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 you......JB

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Old 07-06-2005, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tune Up on 99 Lexus RX300

Briceno wrote:[color=blue]
> 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
> you......JB[/color]

The NGK OEM plug ($11) crosses to Bosch Platinum ($5). Don't be taken
by the dealer.

[url]http://www2.lexpartsonline.com/parts/parts1/lexpartsonline/wizard.jsp?year=1999&make=LX&model=RX-300-001&category=F&&part=Spark+Plug[/url]


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Old 07-06-2005, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tune Up on 99 Lexus RX300

Travis Jordan wrote:[color=blue]
> The NGK OEM plug ($11) crosses to Bosch Platinum ($5). Don't be taken
> by the dealer.
>
>[/color]
[url]http://www2.lexpartsonline.com/parts/parts1/lexpartsonline/wizard.jsp?year=1999&make=LX&model=RX-300-001&category=F&&part=Spark+Plug[/url]

I also found the NGK plug at Advance Auto for $7. Shop around.
[url]http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?mfrcode=NGK&mfrpartnumber=4589&sourcepage=SEARCHRESULTS[/url]


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Old 07-06-2005, 01:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tune Up on 99 Lexus RX300

On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 16:35:28 GMT, "Travis Jordan" <no.one@no.net>
wrote:
[color=blue]
>Briceno wrote:[color=green]
>> 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
>> you......JB[/color]
>
>The NGK OEM plug ($11) crosses to Bosch Platinum ($5). Don't be taken
>by the dealer.
>
>[url]http://www2.lexpartsonline.com/parts/parts1/lexpartsonline/wizard.jsp?year=1999&make=LX&model=RX-300-001&category=F&&part=Spark+Plug[/url]
>[/color]


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.


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