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Forum: SC 430 Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 533
Posted By kjcole
Now get yourself the die-cut Lexus acrylic logos...

Now get yourself the die-cut Lexus acrylic logos to apply to the calipers (be choosy, there are plenty available from on-line retailers and the quality varies).
Forum: SC 430 04-16-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 533
Posted By kjcole
G2 caliper paint worked great for me. Two-part...

G2 caliper paint worked great for me. Two-part catalyzed paint. Brush on but terrific flow and gloss. At 70 deg F the working time was plenty for multiple coats on all 4 calipers. I did mine when...
Forum: SC 430 04-15-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 533
Posted By kjcole
Stock calipers look great painted and with...

Stock calipers look great painted and with acrylic Lexus logos. Really not hard to do and the catalyzed paints hold up surprisingly well.
Forum: SC 430 04-14-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By kjcole
Front rotors if it begins with light application...

Front rotors if it begins with light application to the brakes but disappears with heavy braking.
Forum: SC 430 04-13-15, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By kjcole
Yes, I've had a hose nipple snap off that little...

Yes, I've had a hose nipple snap off that little black cannister. JB weld fixed it for about 3 months and just to be safe I spent a few dollars for a replacement. I"ll bet that particular code is...
Forum: SC 430 04-02-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By kjcole
Hmm, those little grommets look like they are...

Hmm, those little grommets look like they are meant for the bolts that retain the valve cover.

I have to do this same job soon, so I'll be looking at what comes off my car. Does Lexus put...
Forum: SC 430 04-02-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By kjcole
Are the grommets you refer to the ones that are...

Are the grommets you refer to the ones that are pressed into the valve cover (retained by small metal ears)?
Forum: SC 430 03-31-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,508
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: 319
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: 13
Views: 678
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: 559
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: 469
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: 559
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: 394
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: 1,053
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: 725
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: 435
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: 638
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: 20
Views: 666
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: 20
Views: 666
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: 4,147
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: 1,053
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: 1,053
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: 1,155
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: 612
Posted By kjcole
http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/141...

http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/1410-lexus-and-infiniti-at-25/
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