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Lexus RX 400h 3.3l V6 Synergy Hybrid Electric has valve cover leak and oil is dripping on exhaust.
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98 thoughts on “Luxury hybrid electric oil leak! lexus rx 400 3.3l”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J B says:

    I just got back inside from doing a radiator flush on my 1986 Toyota Hilux.
    It wasn't always a Toyota thing. They've just gone the way of all the other OEMs over time.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Varney says:

    I need new gaskets for my valve cover 07 Tacoma 4.0, first thought, can't be too hard, I've rebuilt engines! Take a look at everything that has to be disconnected, moved to get to the valve covers and decide yeah I'm not doing that. Now I'm trying to find someone who knows what their doing so I don't end up with all my coils broken for a valve cover gasket swap, in the mean time it's only a quart every 6 months.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Olias 2k9 says:

    Do high quality spark plugs not require hand starting of the threads?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars qhew says:

    seeing what you have to first remove to fix a simple rocker leak really would put me off owing such a car (but we don’t know this when we buy!) wonder what your labour (& contingency) is worth on this job. i admire your stubborn resilience to tackle such a job. my worry would be: 1) causing secondary damage to components & 2) forgetting assembly sequence, both of which could greatly extend overhead time. but you are quite undaunted. your advantage is you have every tool imaginable (love the trusty Milwaukee driver!) & always have right one on hand at right time. and you work so fast! amazing learning experience from one who will prob never do such a job himself (thank god).
    thanks again for such a professional production & always looking forward to nxt video. Interrupting Youtube ads are annoying, but watching experience makes up.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Notesy's Nook says:

    I can appreciate the Linkin Park remix album in the background.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bub Dawg's What do you think? (Todd) says:

    So in the future it would be nice if you would put in title of the video part 1 that way I don't have to watch this one and then wait for the next one I could just wait for the next one and then watch both at the same time I know sounds like a whiny crying sniveling entitled little brat to ask this but I did. So could you please do that next time? Thank you Ray and you don't have to do the telephone thing anymore I think we're all over it.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars little bastards racing says:

    If it was me I would've cut them then do ur thing💯

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dale Scribner says:

    My gosh, that is an amazing job by you. Just looking in that engine compartment makes me want o throw up. I do not consider that progress. I would like to see you design an engine compartment.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Harris says:

    I don’t even remember how I found this channel but I love it ❤

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Sloan says:

    Hi Ray! I'm looking forward to pt 2. Gosh those spark plug seals are a real pain. Great work as always. Cheers!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john says:

    It's amazing the phone ringer doesn't drive Ray totally nuts… Great video!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MICHAEL BISPINGS EYESOCKET CHEEZE says:

    So you break the clip on one coil wire on the harness then after knowing the technique you just used caused damage you do the same thing again. If this were my car youd be replacing my
    Goddamn harness. Good thing i dont let any oil and tire changer touch my car

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phương Ma says:

    Hey Ray , I thinking get a battery 3/8 ratchet, it got 65ft/lbs and only cost $149 , it come with 1 battery and 1 charger . But only got 250 rpm only . How many RPM is your . It show on Amazon with 55 fr/lbs only but not show in RPM , I still have my old 3/8 air ratchet from MAC 26 years now it got 85 ft/ lbs . Thinking switching to battery but I’m worry this battery never last than old way air tools , another thing is did you know when replace spark plugs and you not torque in correct spec and it under , you can get blow by into spark plug and in no time piston will crack , if you acceleration?
    And another is , I never see you rebuilt tranny only install only

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Evan Murry says:

    Very similar process for the 2002 rx300 with a metal intake, doing the knock sensors in the valley of the engine without removing the cowl sucks (specifically the intake support bracket on pas side)

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Pearl says:

    He said "taint!"

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will Randolph says:

    At the dealership, we bend the tube seal tabs with needle nose, then punch them back down vs cutting them off. Removing the seals, we hammer a flat blade under and remove with twisting motion. They come out in 1 piece. Then we use the old seal to hammer the new seal in to prevent damage. I enjoy the videos.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon A says:

    Torque those v covers fail

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

    Nice work

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Hedrick says:

    That's the one reason i always hated doing spark plug tube seals. I have that same problem where they do that

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars F Huber says:

    I don't think I likethe beep-click wrench. i like real clicks.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Proclaimor says:

    The exhaust system makes a nice diffuser for scented oils. Pour a little almond and lavender, rose and sandalwood, orange and wormwood, or whatever you want the neighborhood to smell like on the pipes and go for a drive to freshen up the neighborhood. A little aromatherapy has to be better than horribly loud obnoxious systems that cost a lot of money and don’t really improve performance these days without accompanying changes all up the line.

    Pull up for a date and let the fragrance soothe and seduce the young maiden you are courting. She is not impressed by having to yell over engine noise to hold a conversation anyway.

    It would be kind of cool to have a little tube in the cab that drips fragrant essential oils down to a cup welded to the top of the pipes in a way that cooks it off slowly to grace the olfactory senses of everyone around.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stanley Mcfalls The Southern Comedian says:

    You got to love the easy access on a Lexus 😂😂😂

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stanley Mcfalls The Southern Comedian says:

    I'm late lol fun video hope there's a brake cleaner segment 😂😂😂 love the channel

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jack frost says:

    You are a poet and didnt know it!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SiiLENT BUTTER says:

    Hello, Ray……

    Love the videos. I really have to say though, that digital torque wrench is HORRIBLE watching you use it. It feels like it's taking ages to get the darn torque right. And the beaps make no sense to me. I'd love to see a comparison between your old one and this one. Seems like paying attention to the digital readout and beeps take valuable time away from you. Not to say it isn't an interesting concept. But yeah.

    Doo dee do de dooo

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RezaQin says:

    I would never own an EV. Especially since my gas car is already paid off and has been for a long time.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars infinite97 says:

    throw that gearwrench crap out and get a techangle :p

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christian Banks says:

    I'll stick with my analog torque wrench. That digital one would drive me insane.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ross K says:

    Those tabs on the valve cover spark plug tube seals are for retaining the seal. Should be bent back, remove the seal, replace the seal then bend the tab back over to retain the seal. It was cringey watching that. I just did the same job on my 04 highlander.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Perry Reasch says:

    ANOTHER GREAT VIDEO

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ibraheem Abu-rezeq says:

    You can tell that the engine has been taking care of well, bought toyota OEM parts, changed valve cover gasket when notified of oil leak, and no sludge in the cylinder head the 1MZFE (3.0)and 3MZFE (the 3.3 engine like this one) are notorious for sludge and grime build up if the oil was changed on correct intervals

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Friendly Robot says:

    Why do I do this in real life all day long and hate every second of it, then come home and watch you do it on video and enjoy the heck out of it???

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dale benson says:

    Debris…….. it's French for garbage.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Saunders says:

    Those tabs on the plug tube seals should not be cut off! Just bend them up out of the way and bend them back into place after the new seals are in place. They are to keep the seals in place.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DRM600 says:

    I love that the vehicle owner arrived prepared.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ddognine's channel says:

    The easiest way to remove the spark plug hole gaskets is to heat them up with a heat gun for a minute or two. This will soften them up and they will come right out.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ville Koivuranta says:

    I consider every doo-de-doo a lucky charm. Sad to see you get slowly consumed by that phone.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John McAlpine says:

    Hey Ray. Do you ever have parts left over when you put it all back togrther, lol. You just amaze me how you remember where all the fasteners go back and which size along with all the parts and pieces. If it wasn't for the 2,000 mile drive to get to you I would have you doing all my work. Keep up the excellent work and take care.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DeathMerchant says:

    I did a set of plugs on one of these and unknowingly pulled the wiring out of the number two camshaft sensor. Put it all back together and then had the luxury of doing it twice. I learned though😅

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dirk van Elteren says:

    I think that i never buy a lexus!!! All that work, not my thing 👨🏻‍🦳

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Job38 Four says:

    You work near a Toyota dealer or what, seems like thats what you work on the most. Also your sparkplug seal installment skill leaves lot to be desired………

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Big13Joe says:

    Dude, love your work and love your channel 👍🏽

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff M says:

    Head back over to the truck. Explains why you took out so much frustration on that valve cover.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars skidwarfare bo2 says:

    Doo bee doo