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Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) Today, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By riknchar
I had my timing belt/water pump/etc. replaced...

I had my timing belt/water pump/etc. replaced last year on my 2002 SC. I bought the Aisin Kit via Amazon for $180, and my trusted independent shop was able to do everything for $500 labor, so the...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) Today, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By riknchar
I bought a 2006 SC430 about 2 months ago after a...

I bought a 2006 SC430 about 2 months ago after a long nationwide search for just the right car. At that time, the prices seemed reasonable. I paid $25,500 for my car (from Ok City), and it had 18K...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By riknchar
Jasone: I'm currently on my 4th SC430, and have...

Jasone: I'm currently on my 4th SC430, and have gradually come to the realization that I will probably always own one of these unique coupes.

I initially bought a 2006 model, somewhat rough...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 07-25-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By riknchar
There's definitely a chance you'd have to replace...

There's definitely a chance you'd have to replace the hybrid batteries at some point in the next 5 years, although the actual odds of that happening are somewhat unclear. This past year, there have...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 07-20-16, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,288
Posted By riknchar
I'm also loving the aqua-colored '66 Chevy Nova...

I'm also loving the aqua-colored '66 Chevy Nova front corner shown in this photo! I had a '66 Nova back in the early 80's that I dearly loved...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 07-01-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,717
Posted By riknchar
No need to switch brands to enjoy that 2-door...

No need to switch brands to enjoy that 2-door convertible on the weekends! Here's what I drive for date nights...

...
Forum: Car Chat 06-29-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By riknchar
My 2006 SC430 was affected, and I was wondering...

My 2006 SC430 was affected, and I was wondering if the recall would ever make it to my LS600hL. No biggie if so. I trust my Lexus dealer to do the replacement without harming anything else on the...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-10-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,740
Posted By riknchar
Got 2 coats of Liquid Glass on my 2006 this week....

Got 2 coats of Liquid Glass on my 2006 this week. Gleaming nicely now!
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Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-03-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,541
Posted By riknchar
Wow, I would have expected a much higher cost...

Wow, I would have expected a much higher cost than $600 for replacement leather seat covers! Is that for both driver's and passenger's seats? I can't imagine the process required to remove and...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 06-03-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,652
Posted By riknchar
The price seems pretty high to me for an '08 SWB...

The price seems pretty high to me for an '08 SWB w/110K miles, but the car's history and condition definitely can play a part in it's true "value" to you. KBB lists the full Retail value of the car...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 05-31-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,018
Posted By riknchar
As you noted earlier today, Jitty, "My how times...

As you noted earlier today, Jitty, "My how times have changed..." :)
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 05-31-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By riknchar
The windshield of my 2008 LS600hL has two nasty...

The windshield of my 2008 LS600hL has two nasty wiper scratch streaks across the lower portion of the Driver's side that have always bothered me. Every morning driving to work looking into the...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 05-31-16, 05:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 25,331
Posted By riknchar
Jitty: I'm still not convinced that there's a...

Jitty: I'm still not convinced that there's a systemic hybrid battery problem with the LS600hL, despite a couple of isolated anecdotal examples of problems. I know your example sucked especially...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 05-26-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,071
Posted By riknchar
I've owned a 2008 LS600hL for the past 2 years,...

I've owned a 2008 LS600hL for the past 2 years, and have nothing but good things to say about the car. I purchased it as a CPO vehicle in June of 2014 with 58K miles. I paid $2K to extend the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 05-13-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By riknchar
Yes, I have a set of Bridgestone run-flat tires...

Yes, I have a set of Bridgestone run-flat tires that can go along with the rims. These tires only have 300 miles or so on them (so tread is pretty close to 100%).
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 05-12-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By riknchar
Okay, that makes sense. The rims are square,...

Okay, that makes sense. The rims are square, 18x8. I was trying to stick to OEM specs for my SC430.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 05-11-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By riknchar
Do you mean not a "Staggered" set up? If that's...

Do you mean not a "Staggered" set up? If that's what you mean, then yes, all 4 wheels are the same size. Rick
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 05-11-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By riknchar
I'm not sure what you mean by a "Square Set up?" ...

I'm not sure what you mean by a "Square Set up?" Can you rephrase the question? Rick
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 05-09-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By riknchar
Lexus G-Spider 18x8 Rims and Bridgestone Potenza RE040 Run-Flat Tires

I am selling a set of 4 OEM Lexus G-Spider wheels. These wheels are 18x8 size with the standard Lexus pattern, and are a perfect fit on Lexus GS and SC models.

I purchased the rims 6 months ago...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 05-05-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,179
Posted By riknchar
I personally think that the Lexus design team...

I personally think that the Lexus design team lacks judgment in interior vs exterior colors. Possibly a cultural difference between color coordination in Japan vs America?

I've seen so many...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 05-03-16, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By riknchar
Interesting... I really don't think it's the...

Interesting... I really don't think it's the Serpentine Belt, since the sound is directly proportional to the amount I turn the steering wheel (no whine until the wheel is turned). Really seems to...
Forum: LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 05-02-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By riknchar
Power Steering Whine?

I'm beginning to notice a high pitched whine when I first start up my 2008 LS600hL and turn the wheel slightly (like backing out of my garage). It almost sounds like the beginning of a power...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 04-28-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,018
Posted By riknchar
I always stick with the lighter colors to avoid...

I always stick with the lighter colors to avoid seeing the inevitable swirls and scratches! I generally go with silver, but recently tried a "Chardonnay Pearl" colored SC430. It does look good...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-28-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By riknchar
As often as I possibly can!!! Hasn't been nearly...

As often as I possibly can!!! Hasn't been nearly often enough over the past week, since we've had nothing but rain all day every day...

I have a separate garage for this "toy," and just leave the...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-28-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By riknchar
It's called "Mechanical Protection Plan," and you...

It's called "Mechanical Protection Plan," and you can view info on the company at www.mpp.com. Due to my car's low miles, I'm able to do their full "Platinum" coverage for another 6 years/60K miles....
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