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Forum: SC 430 Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,693
Posted By kjcole
So if you have the assembly removed, apply 5 V DC...

So if you have the assembly removed, apply 5 V DC to the motor and see if it powers up. If it does, then you need to figure out why it isn't getting power (sorry for being Mr. Obvious here).
Forum: SC 430 01-28-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By kjcole
Simichrome works great (with elbow grease or a...

Simichrome works great (with elbow grease or a power buffer).
Forum: SC 430 01-28-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By kjcole
Aha! Thanks for the clarification. I haven't...

Aha! Thanks for the clarification. I haven't studied the rear suspension that much (still stock and tire wear patterns have been excellent on min). But, about time for me to change the rear shocks...
Forum: SC 430 01-27-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By kjcole
I'm no alignment expert but my meager...

I'm no alignment expert but my meager understanding is that it takes a huge toe-out to cause inside wear, which is unlikely. Isn't the negative camber a more likely suspect for the OP's tire wear...
Forum: SC 430 01-21-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By kjcole
If the insides are wearing I'm wondering about...

If the insides are wearing I'm wondering about too much negative rear camber. Clearly out of the ordinary. Are your rear camber readings more negative than 1.75?

I haven't found any shocks for...
Forum: SC 430 01-21-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By kjcole
Mine is a Texas car too. Here in Iowa I...

Mine is a Texas car too.

Here in Iowa I get all these comments about how exotic and expensive the car must have been. When in fact I bought it with 77K miles (1 owner) for much less than 1/2...
Forum: SC 430 01-20-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,703
Posted By kjcole
Thanks for the nice pics of the plug grommets. ...

Thanks for the nice pics of the plug grommets. I've got a little oil in a few of my plug wells and was thinking that it was time to replace them (and the valve cover gaskets). With your pics I have...
Forum: SC 430 01-14-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By kjcole
Valve stem is integral to the tire pressure...

Valve stem is integral to the tire pressure monitoring sensor. So you'll need to get a dealer to make sure the new sensor is talking to the car's electronics
Forum: SC 430 01-06-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By kjcole
Brrrrr. Not fun. Not fun.

Brrrrr. Not fun. Not fun.
Forum: SC 430 01-05-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By kjcole
You must be thinking of DOT 5, which can't be...

You must be thinking of DOT 5, which can't be mixed with DOT 3 or 4 because it is silicone based). I copied the following from a different forum, and what this person wrote is consistent with my...
Forum: SC 430 12-31-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,487
Posted By kjcole
I agree with all that has been said - but many of...

I agree with all that has been said - but many of the suspension items that involve ball joints, bushings, etc should be checked for deterioration and/or sloppiness before I'd change things out...
Forum: SC 430 12-31-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By kjcole
And make sure that your anti-freeze mixture is...

And make sure that your anti-freeze mixture is correct. If you had a half-frozen slushy mix you can get what you described.
Forum: SC 430 12-31-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By kjcole
Ah FLYCT is absolutely correct! Your current...

Ah FLYCT is absolutely correct! Your current keys will not work at all with the new ECU. Off to the dealer....
Forum: SC 430 12-30-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 36,925
Posted By kjcole
From Leather World Technologies, website: ...

From Leather World Technologies, website:

Nearly all auto leather is a pigmented/top coat dye (emphasis added). The products listed on this page make this assumption. If you believe you have a...
Forum: SC 430 12-30-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By kjcole
The ECU (or some control processor in the car)...

The ECU (or some control processor in the car) contains several keys in memory (it is finite). I believe that there are threads here about 'programming' keys - actually the key doesn't change, the...
Forum: SC 430 12-30-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By kjcole
The higher-mileage cars are dropping into the...

The higher-mileage cars are dropping into the price range that enthusiasts who are used to working on their own cars find appealing. You get a retractable hardtop with a smooth, robust drive-train...
Forum: SC 430 12-27-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 36,925
Posted By kjcole
1) My seats and center console are holding up...

1) My seats and center console are holding up perfectly. Absolutely no flaking....none....and this is a daily driver. The color match is perfect

2) This indeed is painted leather (at least on my...
Forum: SC430 Classifieds 12-18-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By kjcole
Stock Radio (Head Unit)

From my 2002. Works except the CD changer started jamming - . Otherwise in good condition.
$100 plus shipping.
Forum: SC 430 12-17-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By kjcole
My 02 wasn't good for more than 1 week. Finally...

My 02 wasn't good for more than 1 week. Finally discovered a dry cell and replaced the battery last year. Mine has sat in the garage for two weeks recently without a hint of cranking/starting...
Forum: SC 430 12-16-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By kjcole
The SC430 is the only car I've ever had that...

The SC430 is the only car I've ever had that would crank but not fire when the battery was on its way out.

So yes, I would load-test that battery. My first choice.
Forum: SC 430 12-11-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By kjcole
Congrats! Enjoy. I've owned a lot of great...

Congrats! Enjoy.

I've owned a lot of great cars and motorcycles over the past 40+ years, and I gotta say that the SC has been the most fun, most reliable, and most comfortable of all. When it's...
Forum: SC 430 12-08-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By kjcole
I bought a new gas cap from Sewell. Not too bad...

I bought a new gas cap from Sewell. Not too bad in price (yes, more than a simple gasket!)
Forum: SC 430 12-03-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By kjcole
I'm not a fan of keeping the engine running -...

I'm not a fan of keeping the engine running - water sucked into the intake manifold (via the normal route or through unknown leaks) could hydro-lock the engine and bend rods/valves. Why take the...
Forum: SC 430 12-02-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,398
Posted By kjcole
I stayed with stock calipers and added slotted...

I stayed with stock calipers and added slotted EBC rotors and EBC Red pads. I'm not a tracker or canyon-carver, but I'm really pleased with the performance of this setup, and the cost wasn't bad. I...
Forum: SC 430 11-16-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By kjcole
Nice find. That saves a ton of work

Nice find. That saves a ton of work
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