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Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 02-13-16, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By tfeni52355
Wheel Corossion

Could be wheel corrosion. I am replacing the Foose wheels after 6 years which replaced the Lexus wheels due to corrosion on the inner lip of the front wheels. If its front wheels it may be that. They...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 02-13-16, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By tfeni52355
I own this one

Black and Decker Air Station. Had it for 9 years. Works great. < $50
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11-17-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By tfeni52355
Experience with Ceramic Brakes

I put drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic brake pads on my wife's SC back in 2011. They have been great brakes and look sweet behind the Foose wheels. Seems that after about 20K miles the brake...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 11-17-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,665
Posted By tfeni52355
Amsoil 0W-30 and the Amsoil recommended filter...

Amsoil 0W-30 and the Amsoil recommended filter for my wife's 02 SC430. Been running it for 5 years. Change the oil and filter once a year with about 8K miles on it. Great oil and only having to...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11-17-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,560
Posted By tfeni52355
Thanks for the great conversation. My wife and I...

Thanks for the great conversation. My wife and I are currently waiting for our CC permits. Hope to have them this month. I bought her a .38 Lady Smith which she has become quite comfortable and...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11-17-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,113
Posted By tfeni52355
Nitto Alternative?

Not trying to knock the Michelin's. They are great tires. But as a potential option:

I recently put a set of Nitto Motivo tires on my wife's SC. They replaced a set of set on Nitto 555 Xtreme...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 02-21-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,756
Posted By tfeni52355
Nitto's have been exceptional

Been running the Nitto 555 Xtreme ZR 20's for 23,000+ miles now. Couldn't be happier. I expected 15K miles and will end up getting close to 30K. I wanted to put Michelin on and my wheel guy talked me...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 02-10-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By tfeni52355
Tensi, I would only use a technician that has...

Tensi,
I would only use a technician that has worked in a Lexus shop for this type of work. I paid $700 at a local shop in NC and it included belt, water pump, pulleys etc. Guy was a master...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 02-04-13, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,756
Posted By tfeni52355
Spare Car Keys dot Com

My wife broke off the key from the key fob on her SC430 key. I had already Superglued my key since it had cracked.

I used the Spare Car Keys site and ordered two replacement keys from them. Cost...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11-09-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By tfeni52355
Thanks for the info. This is a great find! I...

Thanks for the info. This is a great find!

I did the two downstream sensors and spliced them. Hated doing it but that's all I could find at the time. Paid $600 for the two front cause I didn't...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11-09-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By tfeni52355
Mrblister, I have a great guy locally that is...

Mrblister,
I have a great guy locally that is very fair and certified Lexus (8 yrs). Hendrick (as in Hendrick Motorsports) is the big dog here and this guy worked there until he went on his own.
...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 10-28-12, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By tfeni52355
Yes the '02 SC has a tranny fluid dip stick and...

Yes the '02 SC has a tranny fluid dip stick and it is a 5 speed.

I bought our '02 in 2007 with 15K miles on it. It now has 54K. My wife is the main driver of it. If you can find one that has been...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 10-28-12, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By tfeni52355
There is a dip stick for the trans. in the SC430....

There is a dip stick for the trans. in the SC430. At least in my '02 there is. It's on the drivers side down by the exhaust manifold. Marked with just a white line on the top of the handle. Gets...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-29-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By tfeni52355
Buy a diagnostic tool and learn how to use it....

Buy a diagnostic tool and learn how to use it. You can read codes and turn off CEL. It will not fix your problem if a code is detected. Something like this for $60 from Amazon can save you time and...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 02-02-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,977
Posted By tfeni52355
Replace the OEM system with this:

Orange Electronic P409S Retrofit Tire Pressure Monitoring System

on Amazon for $108. It has digital readouts for both temp and pressure.

Check pics in this link:...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 01-20-12, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,505
Posted By tfeni52355
As mentioned earlier proper sizing with 20's will...

As mentioned earlier proper sizing with 20's will give you a wheel/tire combination identical in overall diameter to the OEM's. This will also give you proper speedometer operation. :cool:

Check...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 01-16-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 24,763
Posted By tfeni52355
Sorry Boys! Gotta disagree with dyno oil. ...

Sorry Boys! Gotta disagree with dyno oil.

Amsoil 0W-30 once a year. Drop the driver side of the plastic under the oil pan. Not the whole thing. No need to. Bend it back to access to the filter....
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 01-04-12, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By tfeni52355
Can't do the black mats. Doesn't work for me....

Can't do the black mats. Doesn't work for me. Guess I'll scrub away every once in a while! :(


Huy33,
Agreed! I have used Folex in the house on carpet and furniture. It is awesome as well. Will...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 01-02-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By tfeni52355
Talking ECRU Floor Mats Cleanup

Not sure if this has been covered but Oxyclean does and amazing job on our '02 SC Ecru floor mats.

Take three scoops of Oxyclean and add 1 Qt water or so. Mix thoroughly until the Oxylcean is...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 12-26-11, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,982
Posted By tfeni52355
Understood. Never meant to mislead anyone. It's...

Understood. Never meant to mislead anyone. It's simply a way to slowly change the fluid out over time without a complete flush/fill. Since Lexus doesn't have a service schedule for the tranny in the...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 12-25-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,982
Posted By tfeni52355
I have been using Amsoil exclusively in our '02...

I have been using Amsoil exclusively in our '02 SC since purchasing it with 15K miles 4 years ago. It now has 45 K miles. No issues whatsoever. No shutter. Just smooth shifting.

I use Amsoil 0W-30...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11-24-11, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By tfeni52355
Do a search and you'll find plenty. Put these on...

Do a search and you'll find plenty. Put these on in August. They are awesome. Little dust. Grab like crazy. Much much better than stock. Noisier under hard braking but it doesn't bother me or the...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11-16-11, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,930
Posted By tfeni52355
mrblister, Did the toms strut bar stiffen the...

mrblister,
Did the toms strut bar stiffen the handling/chassis?

Also I noticed you have "cnc frame stiffeners". Can you explain how those work and where you got them?

Thx!
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 10-12-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,138
Posted By tfeni52355
mIStaSC, Not sure where you are going...

mIStaSC,



Not sure where you are going with this since we all drive on the same roads and are subject to the same circumstances as any driver. So here's what I've seen lately:

- People...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 10-10-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By tfeni52355
Thanks Talwang! We started using the RDS feature...

Thanks Talwang! We started using the RDS feature about a year or so ago when this started. Makes sense now. :)
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