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Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 01-14-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,147
Posted By kjcole
Personally, I wouldn't mess with it unless the...

Personally, I wouldn't mess with it unless the car was showing signs of fuel starvation.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 01-11-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By kjcole
Yikes. Hopefully the starter is disengaging...

Yikes. Hopefully the starter is disengaging fully from the ring gear?
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 12-09-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By kjcole
I stand corrected! Bucket/shim - just like my...

I stand corrected! Bucket/shim - just like my last few motorcycles!

Yes, as far as the internet goes --- Trust but verify
Forum: SC430 Classifieds 11-30-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By kjcole
2002 SC430 Red 156K miles VG inside and out

Second owner - Texas car. Red with Ecru interior. Very good inside and out. Expertly and meticulously maintained. Upgraded DVD touchscreen head unit (Pioneer) with satellite radio, Buetooth etc. ...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11-25-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,418
Posted By kjcole
Helogadget is on target. If the knock sensors...

Helogadget is on target. If the knock sensors are working the timing will be adjusted (retarded) to eliminate ping, and performance/mileage will suffer. And under high load/acceleration conditions...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 11-17-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By kjcole
I've been using synthetics for 30 years also,...

I've been using synthetics for 30 years also, mostly for low-temp flow at startup on those cold midwestern mornings.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 11-05-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By kjcole
From Tire Rack: Additionally the vehicle's toe...

From Tire Rack:
Additionally the vehicle's toe is one of the most critical alignment settings relative to tire wear. A toe setting that is just a little off its appropriate setting can make a huge...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 11-05-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By kjcole
Looks like something was rubbing against it...

Looks like something was rubbing against it during shipment.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 10-06-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,948
Posted By kjcole
I've ridden bikes for 50 years, and had a few...

I've ridden bikes for 50 years, and had a few cables made, so yes I might investigate that approach. Latch assemblies via non-dealer sources are a few hundred US---worse at the dealer.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-29-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By kjcole
Remember that you don't need a 'conditioner'...

Remember that you don't need a 'conditioner' intended for dyed leather. Like most modern automotive leather interiors, our leather is basically painted. As long as the coating is intact, anything...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-29-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,029
Posted By kjcole
You showed just the pulley. If the bearing...

You showed just the pulley. If the bearing doesnt feel rough or sloppy, then it is fine. What you didn't show was the hydraulic tensior device, which is a crucial part of the timing belt system. ...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 09-28-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By kjcole
On the SC430 forum we've talked a lot about the...

On the SC430 forum we've talked a lot about the negative camber and inner tread wear. We generally like to dial out the negative camber if we can.

Frequent rotation using the proper pattern...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 09-24-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,942
Posted By kjcole
This is all good info. My SC430 has great...

This is all good info. My SC430 has great sound-stage imaging (all the extra speakers) and lack of distortion from soft to loud, although I am running a modern Pioneer touch-screen DVD head unit. ...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-24-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By kjcole
I love the retractable hard-top. No doubt. I'll...

I love the retractable hard-top. No doubt. I'll have another convertible. Just a little hiatus until I can get a few more of my kids out of college. It just isn't practical for me right now in my...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-24-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By kjcole
Yup. 2103 or newer GS350. Probably AWD. Gotta...

Yup. 2103 or newer GS350. Probably AWD. Gotta have the ML sound.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 09-23-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,942
Posted By kjcole
Thanks so far. I'm not the kind to crank the...

Thanks so far. I'm not the kind to crank the bass - but I do want clarity and good surround sound imaging, and that's where the ML system is outstanding.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 09-23-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,942
Posted By kjcole
Base Audio vs Mark Levinson

Hi Folks,

I'm on the SC430 forum, and have decided that it is time to let my SC430 go and pick up a low mileage 4th gen GS350. The RC350 is a little pricey for me right now. My SC430 has the ML...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-22-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By kjcole
Maybe time for my 430 to move on

Well I'm thinking that it's time for someone else to enjoy my '02 SC430, as much as I have loved and babied the car. Three kids in college, harsh winters, blah, blah. And I'm seeing all these great...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-22-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,029
Posted By kjcole
BGW70 - good explanation!! LexBrett. I...

BGW70 - good explanation!!

LexBrett. I only suggested a timing problem based on the fact that the car was misfiring and shaking so badly. Actually checking that the belt hadn't jumped requires...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-21-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,029
Posted By kjcole
Tread carefully here. Yes, the crankshaft bolt...

Tread carefully here. Yes, the crankshaft bolt should require major effort, including holding the harmonic damper while you crank on the crankbolt with a mighty long breaker bar, or using a mega...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-17-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,029
Posted By kjcole
You'll have to make sure that the engine is at...

You'll have to make sure that the engine is at top dead center (TDC) meaning that you are at the top of the compression stroke for cylinder one (so the intake and exhaust valves are closed). Once...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-17-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,948
Posted By kjcole
So this is the cable that runs from the inside...

So this is the cable that runs from the inside handle, to the door latch itself. And a second cable runs alongside related to the locking mechanisms?

Looks like we'll be shopping for the entire...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-17-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,948
Posted By kjcole
And just this morning when I arrived at work my...

And just this morning when I arrived at work my inside door handle wouldn't open the door, while the outside does. why couldn't this have happened yesterday at the dealer while they where installing...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-17-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,178
Posted By kjcole
check alignment. I know..sounds crazy... ...

check alignment. I know..sounds crazy...

Also, I assume these wheels use hub adapters since few aftermarket wheels are made specifically for Lexus. More than a few people found their shaking...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 09-16-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By kjcole
The RC350 f sport is fast but not track fast....

The RC350 f sport is fast but not track fast. This is the rear wheel drive version and it snaps you pretty good when you punch it, especially in sport mode. No lagging or spooling up. Great exhaust...
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