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Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-28-15, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By nipponbird
In the first place: Welcome here at CL. What...

In the first place: Welcome here at CL.
What I'm going to suggest, may sound like the observation of someone in the loony bin, but are you quite sure it comes from the engine? Make sure all other...
Forum: Car Chat 01-03-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,314
Posted By nipponbird
One would think that they should know that the...

One would think that they should know that the illness must be addressed and not the symptoms, but then GM has a record for not seeing the obvious.
Forum: Car Chat 01-02-15, 03:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,314
Posted By nipponbird
You're pinpointing the single most salient...

You're pinpointing the single most salient problem: "Bad management". Committees, boards of directors etc. have never been good news in the motor industry. Every time there is a success story, single...
Forum: Car Chat 01-01-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,314
Posted By nipponbird
The automotive industry in the USA has huge...

The automotive industry in the USA has huge strategic value. Just to name one example, the change over of the American auto plants to weapons production in WWii, is arguably the one single strategic...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-29-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By nipponbird
It cannot be ruled out that it has to do with the...

It cannot be ruled out that it has to do with the viscosity of the power steering fluid, but do you have this shimmy on all road surfaces? The fact that you mention a specific speed, points to wheel...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-29-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,091
Posted By nipponbird
Some people have really not made it home from...

Some people have really not made it home from high school. Look at the main argument instead of hooking onto the references.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-29-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,091
Posted By nipponbird
Still trying to figure out what makes a car "a...

Still trying to figure out what makes a car "a girls car". In this thread it looks like a matter of preference. Girls prefer the 250 is probably what the OP had in mind. Would it then be safe to say...
Forum: LS430 12-28-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By nipponbird
Thanks mate, I'll try to order immediately, I...

Thanks mate, I'll try to order immediately, I must have them.
Forum: Car Chat 12-28-14, 03:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By nipponbird
Which is great. Terrible to stop for fuel with...

Which is great. Terrible to stop for fuel with your first or second generation RX350 and a Harrier also pulls in and the petrol attendant wants to know if your Lexus is just a rebadged Toyota. We do...
Forum: LS430 12-28-14, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By nipponbird
Thanks for sharing this. Which molding remover...

Thanks for sharing this. Which molding remover did you use in step three? You have a pic?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-26-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,091
Posted By nipponbird
I don't have a 250, but then if you want to...

I don't have a 250, but then if you want to follow this kind of argument to its full logic, I must dash out to shake the cash for a Mercedes Unimog to proof I'm a man, start wearing shorts with lots...
Forum: Car Chat 12-26-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,360
Posted By nipponbird
Yes, they did hire George Turnbull of British...

Yes, they did hire George Turnbull of British Leyland, why is anybody's guess, because at that time the British Auto industry started its downward spiral. There must however, be something to the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-26-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,091
Posted By nipponbird
What does make a car a "girls car"? Anyone...

What does make a car a "girls car"? Anyone driving a specific car to make him look macho, is in anyway very unsure of his manhood. They used to say a Porsche Boxter is a girl's car, a Mercedes CLK...
Forum: IS F 12-26-14, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By nipponbird
There's not much reason to go away from 5W-30....

There's not much reason to go away from 5W-30. You ought to have a viscosity chart in the owners manual, which you can compare to the minimum/maximum temperatures that you will encounter and you will...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-25-14, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By nipponbird
Just curious. Isn't all or most Harriers right...

Just curious. Isn't all or most Harriers right hand drive? So to make it convincing one will have to do a conversion.
Forum: IS F 12-25-14, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By nipponbird
If you can find the Vapona strips, go for it,...

If you can find the Vapona strips, go for it, they do the job quite smartly as well.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-24-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By nipponbird
Johnnyho, I'm most probably totally off the point...

Johnnyho, I'm most probably totally off the point here, but I'm clutching at any straw and it is after seeing your courage to take a good hard look at the upper steering column, that I decided to...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-24-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By nipponbird
Interesting question, I'll have to take a look if...

Interesting question, I'll have to take a look if my 2007 RX350 also has this button and hope somebody comes up with the answer.
Forum: Car Chat 12-24-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By nipponbird
Just always had this soft spot for American cars....

Just always had this soft spot for American cars. When I grew up they were the main players in South Africa and you could have had a schoolyard barney on which is the best: Ford or Chevrolet. The...
Forum: Car Chat 12-24-14, 05:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By nipponbird
I've twice visited the MB factory (if you can...

I've twice visited the MB factory (if you can call it that) in Stuttgart and one always walk out with some overwhelming impressions. Yes, the quality is mind boggling and the quest for innovation...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-24-14, 04:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 39,590
Posted By nipponbird
I'm really worried, I took my 2007 RX350 to the...

I'm really worried, I took my 2007 RX350 to the dealer, after I've read this thread and the WM looked perplexed when I asked him about this potential failure. We also could see no oil lines as...
Forum: Car Chat 12-24-14, 04:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,360
Posted By nipponbird
The Koreans can have their own Operation Paper...

The Koreans can have their own Operation Paper Clip and snatch all the German engineers, maybe it will leave some ordinary guys in Germany to give German cars some soul. Nobody thought it would ever...
Forum: IS F 12-24-14, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By nipponbird
The one I use is not a tradional mothball, but a...

The one I use is not a tradional mothball, but a slab shaped product marketed under the name Vapona , but I would guess can also be eaten by kids (senseless to ban stuff for this reason, because kids...
Forum: Car Chat 12-24-14, 02:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By nipponbird
Just feel good to see a GM product high up in the...

Just feel good to see a GM product high up in the list. After the rocky road they had to negotiate, they deserve a dose of their former glory.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-23-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By nipponbird
How can some people be so lucky to have triplets?...

How can some people be so lucky to have triplets? You're now richer than the top ten richest people combined! Good luck with the baby seats, I think they'll fit easily.
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