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Forum: SC 430 Yesterday, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,314
Posted By kjcole
malfunction in the VSC warning sound circuit???? ...

malfunction in the VSC warning sound circuit????

Disclaimer: I don't have a clue
Forum: SC 430 03-20-15, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By kjcole
Yes to the screen washout. Very much.

Yes to the screen washout. Very much.
Forum: SC 430 03-13-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By kjcole
And my 02 doesn't. Hmmmm

And my 02 doesn't. Hmmmm
Forum: SC 430 03-12-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By kjcole
Maybe time for me to clean the mass air sensor!!...

Maybe time for me to clean the mass air sensor!! (2002 with 143K miles). Shawn, what octane are you burning (and any alcohol? - in the tank that is)?
Forum: SC 430 03-12-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By kjcole
Yes, these are our little secret. Lexus/Toyota...

Yes, these are our little secret. Lexus/Toyota put a great engine in there. A refined small-block aluminum V8 in a rear-drive layout that is remarkably resilient. Remember, this car was the Lexus...
Forum: SC 430 03-11-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By kjcole
Agree with all that has been said. I also see...

Agree with all that has been said. I also see about 26 mpg highway only driving.
Forum: SC 430 03-09-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By kjcole
There are rubber grommets pressed into the valve...

There are rubber grommets pressed into the valve cover (from the inside). In these engines the spark plugs pass through the valve cover on the way to the head, unlike older engine designs where the...
Forum: SC 430 03-06-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By kjcole
Well yes, don't go out and slap just any cheap...

Well yes, don't go out and slap just any cheap rotor on your car! I grew up in the home of a blacksmith and I get metallurgy and machining. Be selective, and don't be cheap. But, there are some...
Forum: SC 430 03-06-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By kjcole
Enjoy. These are special cars, once you...

Enjoy. These are special cars, once you understand the functionality that Lexus targeted - luxury drop-top sportyish cruiser.
Forum: SC 430 03-06-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By kjcole
The factory Levinson system uses two antennae to...

The factory Levinson system uses two antennae to resolve signal path issues. There's only a single antenna input on most head units. I just connected the rear, and the front goes unused.

Kelly
Forum: SC 430 03-03-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By kjcole
Agreed - also consider battery related issues...

Agreed - also consider battery related issues like a loose ground, or loose connections at the battery. But cranking issues brought on by cold weather almost always turns out to be a battery on its...
Forum: SC 430 02-26-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By kjcole
There are a number of them on eBay (used). yes,...

There are a number of them on eBay (used). yes, they are pricey, and much more elaborate than I expected. Ranging from $500 and up. Also noticed that the usual on-line parts places (not Lexus...
Forum: SC 430 02-25-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By kjcole
If you indeed are showing dropping brake fluid...

If you indeed are showing dropping brake fluid reservoir levels, and the area under the MC is wet, I agree with getting a rebuilt MC. I've used rebuilt MC's over the years and never had a problem. ...
Forum: SC 430 02-11-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,866
Posted By kjcole
If you are having troubles with a car that sits,...

If you are having troubles with a car that sits, first thing is to have the battery load-tested. SC 430 is not very forgiving for a marginal battery. I suffered with a marginal batter for two...
Forum: SC 430 02-11-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By kjcole
I agree completely, buy new rotors - I don't...

I agree completely, buy new rotors - I don't think that I've resurfaced a rotor in years.

And yes, if you are pulling rotors use those 8mm threaded holes to pop off the rotor - or you'll be...
Forum: SC 430 02-11-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By kjcole
I've always felt that if the rotors need...

I've always felt that if the rotors need resurfacing, they just should be replaced (at least for the fronts, where 70% of the braking forces are developed). I used my last change to get into...
Forum: SC 430 02-04-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By kjcole
Need to know if the odor is truly exhaust, or,...

Need to know if the odor is truly exhaust, or, more likely, oil on a hot engine or manifold.
Forum: SC 430 02-04-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By kjcole
http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/141...

http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/1410-lexus-and-infiniti-at-25/
Forum: SC 430 01-30-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,083
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, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
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, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,052
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,052
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,052
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,571
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...
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