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Forum: SC 430 Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By OBP
For $4K, I would say the risk is fair if the rest...

For $4K, I would say the risk is fair if the rest of the car runs well, is in good condition and it is just the few problems you noticed. It would hurt to ( at worst ) pay an extra $5-6K to get...
Forum: SC 430 Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By OBP
Just the issue with the top alone would make me...

Just the issue with the top alone would make me afraid. But it is all about how much your savings are. Personally, if ever my top fails, I would prepare $5k and then be relieved if the fix came in...
Forum: SC 430 11-21-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By OBP
So that confirms it then - it has to be the 2005...

So that confirms it then - it has to be the 2005 SC cos we both have one. Never got those letters for my 06 Acura RL, nor my 01 Prelude before that nor the other half's 04 RAV4 and also not the 10...
Forum: SC 430 11-21-14, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By OBP
Here's the thing - I keep getting letter after...

Here's the thing - I keep getting letter after letter from Lexus dealers saying they want me to sell my SC to them because of demand. Whenever I stop by any Lexus dealership and the salesperson knows...
Forum: SC 430 11-19-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By OBP
OK I will bring up the rear here - got some low...

OK I will bring up the rear here - got some low priced Falken Eurowinter 449s installed a few weeks back. Have not had to drive in the white stuff yet but they feel good when temps have been 20s or...
Forum: SC 430 11-16-14, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By OBP
I just get PIAA super silicone wiper inserts,...

I just get PIAA super silicone wiper inserts, usually available from Amazon. Fit the inserts onto the OEM blades and they work fine. Do that for all my cars usually.
Forum: SC 430 11-13-14, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By OBP
Congrats OP. Post pics of your new find.

Congrats OP. Post pics of your new find.
Forum: SC 430 11-08-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By OBP
My daily driver - faithful friend. There is just...

My daily driver - faithful friend. There is just something sweet about an old fashioned naturally aspirated V8. Hope to keep her in the stable for many more years.
Forum: SC 430 11-08-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By OBP
1 2005 2 Twilight Amethyst Pearl ( Hear Toyota...

1 2005
2 Twilight Amethyst Pearl ( Hear Toyota is calling it Midnight Red nowadays )
3 Ecru
4 Two
5 23.5k / 75k
6 $38k
7 Seven years
Forum: SC 430 11-08-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By OBP
Congrats on the new RC. Looks great. Please share...

Congrats on the new RC. Looks great. Please share your RC review in our SC forum when you write it. Many would be interested to hear how they compare.
Forum: SC 430 11-01-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By OBP
I've run non RFTs for quite a few years now. I...

I've run non RFTs for quite a few years now. I always try to go for 3 - 5 psi above recommendation from a practical perspective to provide a bit more protection if I hit a pothole etc. I try to set...
Forum: SC 430 10-29-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By OBP
OK been riding around on my newly installed...

OK been riding around on my newly installed Falken Eurowinter HS 449 in OEM size on OEM 5 spoke twisties for about 24 hours now. I can detect a slight increase in road noise but nothing terrible...
Forum: SC 430 10-27-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By OBP
I might join you soon - ordered a set of Falken...

I might join you soon - ordered a set of Falken Eurowinter tires and they go on tomorrow. Will post some impressions after I have ridden around with them for a week. Not expecting too much though cos...
Forum: SC 430 10-24-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By OBP
I have 75k miles on my 2005. Bought it in 2008...

I have 75k miles on my 2005. Bought it in 2008 when it came off lease with 23k miles. No top problems. I did get an extended warranty from a Lexus dealer out of state way back when (which has since...
Forum: SC 430 10-20-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By OBP
I certainly did not need the extra stopping power...

I certainly did not need the extra stopping power of ceramic pads and slotted rotors but I am pleased to have it. Could have just stuck with OEM rotors and OEM pads but I think I would have to adapt...
Forum: SC 430 10-20-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By OBP
I replaced my OEM front rotors with Power Stop...

I replaced my OEM front rotors with Power Stop slotted rotors a couple of years back. Have been using Posi Quiet ceramic pads for about 3-4 years. I like them. My stopping power is better than with...
Forum: SC 430 10-17-14, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By OBP
Does the headlight beam pattern self adjust down...

Does the headlight beam pattern self adjust down and up when you first switch on the car ? ( assuming you are in Auto mode ) I once had a problem where the self leveling function failed and my aim...
Forum: SC 430 10-12-14, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By OBP
John, really great pics. Your SC leads a pampered...

John, really great pics. Your SC leads a pampered life. My 2005 TAP/Ecru does daily driver duty and is now sitting in airport parking waiting for me to pick her up when I get back into town tomorrow...
Forum: SC 430 10-01-14, 04:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,769
Posted By OBP
Been using 5W30 synthetic since I got her at 23k...

Been using 5W30 synthetic since I got her at 23k miles from the dealer in 2008. No particular brand - whatever is on special so I have used Mobil 1, Quaker State, Valvoline etc. But full synthetic...
Forum: SC 430 09-23-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By OBP
Welcome Bilque - post some pics. The Mich Pilot...

Welcome Bilque - post some pics. The Mich Pilot Sport AS3s will be a night and day diff vs RFTs. You can be sure tram lining will stop.
Forum: SC 430 09-17-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By OBP
Welcome to CL. On your speakers qn, many...

Welcome to CL. On your speakers qn, many alternatives done by different owners. Just use the search function and you will get lots of potential solutions.
Forum: SC 430 09-14-14, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By OBP
Mandyfig has spacers on his WGC Ecru. Looks...

Mandyfig has spacers on his WGC Ecru. Looks tastefully done and definitely addresses your problem. No pics but I have seen it in person. Maybe he can post pics for your or just search under his name...
Forum: SC 430 09-03-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,871
Posted By OBP
Had my ML speaker (left side) replaced under...

Had my ML speaker (left side) replaced under extended warranty about a year or more back and no trouble. But I do not play the stereo loud anyway.
Forum: SC 430 08-29-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By OBP
Currently not even sure if the dealer printed out...

Currently not even sure if the dealer printed out the codes on the service receipt so no - not confused about codes cos I do not remember which codes mine threw a few years back. Just talking to...
Forum: SC 430 08-27-14, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By OBP
I'll look at my service receipts for the two CEL....

I'll look at my service receipts for the two CEL. VSC and VSC Off situations when I get back from vacation next week - they might have printed the codes on the write up. Will report back if I find...
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