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Cracked timing belt! overheats! failed repair attempts. lexus rx330 3.3l – Auto Repair Chat

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96 thoughts on “Cracked timing belt! overheats! failed repair attempts. lexus rx330 3.3l”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars W M says:

    Just did all this in my ES330. 20yo crank pulley bolts from the factory are no joke.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Victor Neyra says:

    as always good work

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Skelton says:

    Could you make an engine have VVT using 2-3 electrical belt tensioners? (3 if you want to adjust both exhaust and intake timing) Basically removing slack from one side of each cam and adding it to the other side of each cam

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Proclaimor says:

    Some of those magnetic mechanics gloves may save you from dropping so many bolts. I would think most right handed guys would get a lot of use from the glove on the left hand. It may save lots of time and energy searching and bending over for dropped fasteners over years of doing that work.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Skelton says:

    I remember in college, it was impossible to get the timing right… You was always off by about half a tooth. Maybe it's because the belts was stretched as we never used to refit new parts to the training cars.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Struggle Bus Drumming says:

    I can't believe someone actually got paid to engineer that thing. Freaking sadists man, some messed up stuff.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bear Bones Repair LLC says:

    Watching that gasket surface getting prepped was 110% spine-chilling/goosebump-inducing beauty.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Huffman says:

    Hey Ray when you first did that uh-huh bit it sounded just like Austin Powers man of mystery lol videos are awesome keep them up have a great day!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Tyler says:

    Brings back bad memories of changing timing belts in my youth. Now I pay someone else to do it. Hopefully as well as you do.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marty H says:

    Angular pry bar or adjustable ladies slipper… You make the call… 😎

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tommy 554 says:

    I like hdr portions and must be a pricey repair that’s a lot of labor nice quick work for you

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Luscher says:

    Classic 3MZ 💪

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris o'keeffe says:

    Wow took you 58 minutes. My locale shop takes two days. LOL.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donte Wells says:

    Too much oil on your hands, needs more break cleaner to improve friction coefficient lol

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DrD says:

    Looks like a Gates timing belt kit – have you been happy with those? Been reading a lot of folks claiming issues with the more recent kits from them (the ones sourced from China) – I have been using an Aisin kit on the two Honda 3.5's I have done the past year (wifes Odyssey, daughters Pilot) and really like that kit

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Kim says:

    THANK GOODNESS for the POWER TOOLS ??????

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Felty says:

    Crazy.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Celydus says:

    Gravity seems to be Ray's own worse enemy

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Death TM says:

    that belt has more cracks than a crack den has meth addicts

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Smith says:

    Up next America’s Got Talent, Rainman Ray singing the oldies but goodies, or not. But keep wrenching, that’s your talent sir. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! jaysen Danley says:

    You finally got to fix something.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig W says:

    I was working on my 94 cavalier in the driveway as a teen. I played a bolt from a cover and gravity took over. In the garage, all my dad (30+ yr aircraft mechanic) heard was an unmistakable ting, ting followed by the universal adjective. Without missing a beat, he asks where it landed

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stu Korth says:

    Unbelievable

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Emad A says:

    thank ray great video I have the same car this job is tight..

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Beiser says:

    Hard to believe anyone would go that far in without cleaning up the sealing surfaces, AND reinstall the old timing belt…

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Roberts says:

    An insane amount of work just to replace a water pump. And why a timing belt? The engineer who designed this must have had something against mechanics.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Colbert says:

    I was getting a soda from my frig, your phone rang and I was "doo-de-doo-de-doo-ing" in the kitchen.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Lance says:

    Should of changed the cam seals? 🦭 🦭 🦭 🦭 🦭

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George The critic says:

    Probably at least 150 engineers worked to design this car and I don't think any of them talked to each other. Just sayin…

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Hubbard says:

    This is one of my favorite videos! So many fiddly bits, engineering, brackets and studs. You also did a nice job of balancing detail with skips ahead for repetitive tasks. Great commentary on the previous mechanic too- critical without backing the bus over them, even after they mangling the bracket. Two questions: what was the total parts cost, and two, do you ever work on EVs? Your garage may not see them yet. Great channel.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Earl Edwards says:

    WHACHU KNOW bout KC and the SUNSHINE BAND?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve says:

    Noooo we need the instant gratification, (waiting for the part 2, head in hands )😄

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sammy566 says:

    Please don’t sing! You are a good mechanic.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Carry says:

    Wow, that was easy — not. I'm from the points and distributor era. I seem to remember a water pump sitting on the front of the engine, basically out in the open.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Southall says:

    HA haha 😄

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Allen says:

    All that work to get the water pump off?? Horrible engineering…..

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Les Reeves says:

    Maybe the belt was not cracked when the other repair was performed ?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Topher D says:

    If you are DIY or you don’t do timing jobs on Toyotas very often… people should know that they should really get a cam tool for any V6 Toyota engine timing job. There is a tendency when you apply tension to the timing belt that that back side cam will jump a tooth and if you’re not watching for that, then you will be doing this job all over again. So get the cam tool and do it right the first time.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Thorpe says:

    I see that Ray used some clips to hold the belt…. However I would have done starting with the first pulley so it would hold while lining up the belt for the second pulley, etc. vs. the way Ray did it … but to each their own.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 2A Tree Hugger says:

    Cant afford to do it right, but can always afford to do it twice.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pcs0snq says:

    Paul here. Love the ahum hum’s sounds like a doctor making a questionable move

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Matthews says:

    The shit you have to go through to get a water pump off these days.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A Google User says:

    Green brush hurts ears new Audio hurts

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shade Tree Mech says:

    I did this same job on my 2002 Lexus. The bolts on the cam shaft were unbelievably tight. Also. the two bolts on the tentioner can be striped by over tightening. I'm not the only one who did this.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dpmautomotive 1 says:

    I literally started on one of these Friday before I left work

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brendan J Walker says:

    Mucho grande bueno Senor