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Forum: SC 430 Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By iolmaster
No question about that. The same thought has...

No question about that. The same thought has gone through my mind. After talking with two Lexus dealers, both think there is nothing wrong with the system. I'm not sure I agree. There is no...
Forum: SC 430 10-22-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By iolmaster
OK it just shows that not all Lexus service...

OK it just shows that not all Lexus service people know everything. I called another dealer and our AFS indicator on the dash doubles as a failure indicator for the leveling system in addition to...
Forum: SC 430 10-22-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By iolmaster
I can tell you that my 06 does not have a...

I can tell you that my 06 does not have a leveling warning light in the dash. So, I don't know where that is coming from. do the 05s and before have that? Also, I called Flow Lexus in NC and they...
Forum: SC 430 10-21-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By iolmaster
Should I get this fixed?

About a month ago, some guy clipped me in the right front and scratched the bumper and the fender. Not much damage but the bumper and fender were taken off to be repainted. They also removed the...
Forum: SC 430 10-20-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By iolmaster
The unbiased (meaning someone that is not trying...

The unbiased (meaning someone that is not trying to sell you something) opinion of slotted and or drilled rotors is that it is snake oil. Use only solid rotors. There may be some advantage if you...
Forum: SC 430 10-13-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,407
Posted By iolmaster
I have been to both Barker Lexus in VA Beach and...

I have been to both Barker Lexus in VA Beach and Flow in Winston Salem and neither will do anything to a car that is not stock. The service adviser actually said it was a liability issue. Guess it...
Forum: SC 430 10-11-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,528
Posted By iolmaster
OK ,but once again. I went through the owners...

OK ,but once again. I went through the owners manual maintenance supplement and could find nothing about the need to ever change the transmission fluid. Just because there is a method to drain and...
Forum: SC 430 10-11-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,407
Posted By iolmaster
The Lexus dealer won't do anything but what came...

The Lexus dealer won't do anything but what came with the car. they will not even put regular tires on the car since it came with run flats. It has nothing to do with them having knowledge of the...
Forum: SC 430 10-11-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,528
Posted By iolmaster
I am not saying you are wrong, but the pdf you...

I am not saying you are wrong, but the pdf you reference doesn't reference the specific transmission and does not say it is generated by Lexus or Toyota. If you look at the owners manual, it says...
Forum: SC 430 10-06-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,407
Posted By iolmaster
The question Autoplak asks is still valid. If...

The question Autoplak asks is still valid. If this is such a good mod. Why does Lexus have it in the soft position? Not saying your are wrong. Just would like to know the answer.
Forum: SC 430 09-06-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By iolmaster
Required by federal law. Not likely to be able...

Required by federal law. Not likely to be able to be removed. Thank congress for this one. My advice, leave them alone.
Forum: SC 430 09-04-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By iolmaster
Can't really make a comparison, but in an 06 at...

Can't really make a comparison, but in an 06 at 70 MPH I am at about 2000 RPM. I did test drive an 03 before I bought this one and as I remember it was at about 2200 at 70 MPH.
Forum: SC 430 08-28-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By iolmaster
You may have confused P0141 which is oxygen...

You may have confused P0141 which is oxygen sensor for P0441 which is evap code.
Forum: SC 430 08-27-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By iolmaster
Each time the answer was replacing an oxygen...

Each time the answer was replacing an oxygen sensor.

Oxygen sensors don't throw these codes.
Forum: SC 430 08-27-14, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By iolmaster
those three codes are the ones that indicate some...

those three codes are the ones that indicate some sort of emissions issue. Could be as simple as a new gas cap. Or, could be a vacuum hose loose. Or, could be major, like a charcoal canister. Too...
Forum: SC 430 08-10-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By iolmaster
Never try take a rear rotor off with the parking...

Never try take a rear rotor off with the parking brake on. The shoes inside the small drum were engaged and you probably bent something. In fact, when I have taken off the rear rotor I back off the...
Forum: SC 430 08-07-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By iolmaster
I know when I did mine I had the opposite side to...

I know when I did mine I had the opposite side to look at for reference. I had never done this style before. Very easy once you know how to put it together. The service manual shows using a small...
Forum: SC 430 08-07-14, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By iolmaster
Just curious? Why did you take off the caliper?...

Just curious? Why did you take off the caliper? Did you put a new rotor on also? The pins you describe are not tight on mine either. I changed my pads about 4 months ago and they were loose (...
Forum: SC 430 07-25-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By iolmaster
Is that for just the right or left too.

Is that for just the right or left too.
Forum: SC 430 05-15-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By iolmaster
The correct windshield does not mean it has to be...

The correct windshield does not mean it has to be Lexus. I have a PGW (used to be PPG) windshield put in by Safelite. It has the two wires and all functions of the radio and GPS work fine.
Forum: SC 430 04-12-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By iolmaster
Bingo! Couldn't have said it better.

Bingo! Couldn't have said it better.
Forum: SC 430 04-11-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By iolmaster
Electronic service manual

I have the service manual on a CD and have used it for years. It opens in IE. Today when I tried to open it with IE 11 on Windows 7 it would not open. I tried two other computers with IE11. No...
Forum: SC 430 03-31-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By iolmaster
I got about 45K on my Conti Extreme contact DWS...

I got about 45K on my Conti Extreme contact DWS and was satisfied. I could have pushed them more but once they get down below 4/32, I get a little nervous. I replaced them with the Conti Pure...
Forum: SC 430 03-20-14, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By iolmaster
The pads on the rear should have a squeal tab. ...

The pads on the rear should have a squeal tab. They should never have gotten that low without you knowing it.
Forum: SC 430 03-06-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By iolmaster
I hate to say it, but in my opinion, all you are...

I hate to say it, but in my opinion, all you are doing is wasting a Liter of good oil. To each his own I guess.
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