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Forum: SC 430 11-17-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
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 - Second Generation 11-17-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
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: SC 430 11-17-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,141
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: SC 430 11-17-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,106
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: SC 430 02-21-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
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: SC 430 02-10-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
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: SC 430 02-04-13, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
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: SC 430 11-09-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
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: SC 430 11-09-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
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: SC 430 10-28-12, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
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: SC 430 10-28-12, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
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: SC 430 06-29-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
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: SC 430 02-02-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,033
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: SC 430 01-20-12, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,191
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: SC 430 01-16-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,713
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: SC 430 01-04-12, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
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: SC 430 01-02-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
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: SC 430 12-26-11, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,609
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: SC 430 12-25-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,609
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: SC 430 11-24-11, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
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: SC 430 11-16-11, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,507
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: SC 430 10-12-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,675
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: SC 430 10-10-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
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. :)
Forum: SC 430 10-10-11, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By tfeni52355
Question Antenna up all the time

The antenna in our '02 stays up all the time now when the car is running. Even when we play CD's. It used to retract when CD's were being played. It does retract when the head unit is off and if the...
Forum: SC 430 09-23-11, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,537
Posted By tfeni52355
SupraD, Does the Megan exhaust include mounting...

SupraD,
Does the Megan exhaust include mounting holes for the stock oxygen sensors? We have smog inspection here in NC and if it doesn't pass they won't renew your registration. :cry:
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