I have an '02 RX with 73,000 miles on it and wanted to tune it up (plugs,
wires, cap & rotor & fuel filter). When I called my local auto parts store
all they had were the plugs. They said the fuel filter might only be
replaceable by the dealer and the car might not have a cap & rotor. Anyone
tune theirs up and have any advice or experiences they can share??
How are you doing,Alex. The '02 RX300 does not have wires, cap, nor
rotor. It is a coil/boot combo that rides atop the spark plug and is
Also, the RX does not have an external fuel filter. The only thing it
has is a fuel sock that is in the fuel tank, and is not a maintenance
Hope this helps.
On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 14:27:06 -0500, lexuspartsdept wrote
Thanks Lexus Parts Dept.
So then what are the normal tune up procedures for this vehicle?? Just plugs
and air filter?? And how often for plugs?? I can't seem to find a service
interval for plugs in my owners manuals.
So the "fuel sock" is maintainance free??
Sorry it took so long. The recomended replacement on the plug is
100,000 miles. I would never let them stay any longer than 60,000, as
they could sieze in the head making an expensive repair.
The fuel sock is similar to a screen window. It keeps smaller particles
from getting into the system.In todays world, they say that's all that
is necessary.It requires no maintance unless damaged. The filter at the
pump is enough, they say.
Normal tune up or maintainance is a objective thing. The factory has
recomendations as do different dealers.Oil every 3,000-5,000, every
30,000 oil, air, trans service, gear lube, is all we do here in terms
of DIY. Tire rotate, rebalance, brake adjustment is also done at this
I hope this helps you out.
I have another question if your still watching this post.
How often should the antifreeze be changed in this car?? I have read that the
first change should be done at three years and every two years thereafter.
Some in this forum claim that the Toyota red antifreeze lasts up to five
years. What is your view on this??
The coolant in the '02 RX300 is a 5 year coolant. However, I, and our
shop, recommends changing it every 3 years or 30,000 miles. It's cheap
insurance that the system is functioning properly, and I really feel
that anything longer is allowing the coolant to break down that much
longer, providing less protection.
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