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Forum: SC 430 05-26-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 21,496
Posted By kjcole
So is the recall still only for the passenger...

So is the recall still only for the passenger airbag?
Forum: SC 430 05-20-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,069
Posted By kjcole
And as I understand it your insurance company...

And as I understand it your insurance company will probably only cover liability on a car with a salvage title - no collision or comprehensive.
Forum: SC 430 05-19-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By kjcole
Yes, same thing happened to me. Took about two...

Yes, same thing happened to me. Took about two short drives in the car after adding fresh solution before the light went out. Just in time because I was getting ready to tear into it.
Forum: SC 430 05-14-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 871
Posted By kjcole
Folks, are we sure about the water-repellent...

Folks, are we sure about the water-repellent (titanium-dioxide coating) on our windshields?? Not even a brand new LS460 comes with 'water repellent' windshield glass. The front driver and passenger...
Forum: SC 430 05-08-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 871
Posted By kjcole
So there is a coating for water repelling on the...

So there is a coating for water repelling on the windshield (I know it is there for the side glass)? I remember some old threads where this was debated, and I had come away thinking that only the...
Forum: SC 430 04-30-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,830
Posted By kjcole
I'm in total agreement with those red interiors. ...

I'm in total agreement with those red interiors. Exotic look (and following a strong European tradition - MB gullwing; BMW, and more)
Forum: SC 430 04-30-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By kjcole
Welcome! I know the problem of finding good ones...

Welcome! I know the problem of finding good ones in the midwest. I ended up flying to Houston for mine and roadtripping back to Iowa with my teenage son. We had a great time.

Sounds like a...
Forum: SC 430 04-28-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By kjcole
Meticulous alignment and balancing, and be very...

Meticulous alignment and balancing, and be very careful with aftermarket wheels. Seems to be little room for error with these cars.
Forum: SC 430 04-27-15, 05:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By kjcole
The Motor Week video Rudy posted captures things...

The Motor Week video Rudy posted captures things pretty well regarding the propensity of our stiff-sided, low-profile tires to transmit even the slightest wheel/tire balance issues. My 2002 with...
Forum: SC 430 04-17-15, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 756
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: 756
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: 756
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: 360
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: 392
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: 240
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: 240
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: 6,766
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: 381
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: 802
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: 17
Views: 987
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: 521
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: 17
Views: 987
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: 446
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: 1,164
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: 787
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.
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