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Old 02-17-2017, 08:59 AM
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Default RX300 blown motor options

My girlfriends Dad has a 99 rx300 with a dead motor. 275,000 miles. He had it towed to Stevinson and they quoted $9000 for a refurb motor and replacement.

He wants to get prices from smaller shops, but the first couple he called gave him a no quote. Any recommendations? Looks like used motors are around $1600. I'm guessing a smaller shop could install for $~$2500-4000?

Any junkyards around town that pay well for a cared for Lexus with a blown motor?

Any insight is appreciated.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:10 AM
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Dont you have a 307 V8?. Hahahah.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:04 AM
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Try Jesse at ATLR?

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Old 02-17-2017, 11:48 AM
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I ended up selling my 99 RX300 with a blown motor for like $2k. It was in awesome shape, but my ex's daughter decided not to ever check the oil... They seem to be pretty popular even with a bad motor, I think these guys fixed it up and sent it somewhere middle east, northern africa, I don't remember. I had a lot of responses to my ad.
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Well, how much would he want for it, and what exactly happened to the engine?

I'm looking for a 3rd car, and have been strongly considering the RX's but newer ones. However, for the right price I'd be pretty interested. Especially if its in good shape.

PM me if you'd rather chat by phone (if its a lot to type out).
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:13 PM
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Aren't these the ones with the PCV system issue that can be fixed? Something about the valve cover design that allows it to suck a bunch of oil back into the PCV system and it just burns it all and runs out of oil. My friend Drew just fixed theirs if I remember correctly it's an RX300.
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