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06-18-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Jabberwock

Clay bar works great. I clay bar my car at maybe...

Clay bar works great. I clay bar my car at maybe 3-4 year intervals, but wax it twice a year. Buy one of the national brand (mothers/meguirers/etc) clay bar kits available in most Walmart stores -...
06-05-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,750
Posted By Jabberwock

Agree regarding the top gear guys being a little...

Agree regarding the top gear guys being a little cocky. Many years ago before I knew better, I owned a UK built early 60's MGB as a daily driver for a couple of years. Something broke on that car...
05-22-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Jabberwock

It is more likely that the AT is faulty, but it...

It is more likely that the AT is faulty, but it could be the ECM issue so I just wanted to make you aware of that possibility. Best way to fix ECM is to send it to repair service rather than buy...
05-21-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Jabberwock

Five shops have inspected the AT and could not...

Five shops have inspected the AT and could not find anything wrong with it - does this include Lexus dealer? Thsi is just a poke in the dark but given the age of the car if multiple shops cannot find...
04-30-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By Jabberwock

Greta looking car. Welcome to the forum. Nice...

Greta looking car. Welcome to the forum. Nice group of SC owners here and the forum is a wonderful source of info on your SC.
04-26-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,419
Posted By Jabberwock

I just ordered these because I wanted a more...

I just ordered these because I wanted a more natural looking color temp for the inside map/dome lights.
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04-22-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Jabberwock

Changed my sparkplugs today

Car has 105k miles on it. Changed the spark plugs today in anticipation of taking a 2,600 mile road trip later this summer. Started on the driver side, removed driver side plastic cover, engine cover...
04-17-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Jabberwock

I removed the plastic engine cover years ago on...

I removed the plastic engine cover years ago on the LS430 and SC430 (have them bagged and stowed in the attic). No issues, no increased noise. My thinking is that removing the plastic cover results...
04-11-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Jabberwock

Definitely a good idea to first check the window...

Definitely a good idea to first check the window lock button. If that is not the issue you may have an problem with the door and window ECU located (I think) in the drivers door. First thing I'd...
03-21-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Jabberwock

SK20R11 Denso Iridium Long Life - about 7-8 bucks...

SK20R11 Denso Iridium Long Life - about 7-8 bucks each. There may be less expensive sources but watch out for cheap fakes so check the box and plug carefully no matter where you source them. I...
02-26-18, 04:33 PM
02-18-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Jabberwock

Absolutely not OK. You are responsible for...

Absolutely not OK. You are responsible for providing an accurate and correct bill of sale and title to the buyer when you sell the car. Doing otherwise is both fraudulent and unethical - plain...
01-10-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Jabberwock

Our 2004 SC averaging about 19.5 mpg with a mix...

Our 2004 SC averaging about 19.5 mpg with a mix of mostly small town and some limited highway driving. My 2006 LS430 averages 21 mpg doing the exact same thing. On highway SC430 averages 24 mpg...
01-08-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By Jabberwock

Costco or Walmart sell very good quality...

Costco or Walmart sell very good quality batteries at a reasonable cost. Be sure to buy a battery with a 3 year FULL replacement at no cost warranty. Batteries with super long extended prorated...
12-07-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Jabberwock

I would not use sharpie or shoe polish - it...

I would not use sharpie or shoe polish - it wouldn't color match or look right and may make it look worse.

Finding a matching glove box in great condition at a junk yard is a possibility but could...
11-25-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By Jabberwock

We put Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus on our...

We put Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus on our 2004 SC about a year ago. The tires are fantastic. Purchased at Costco where their tire prices and quality of service are tough to very beat were we...
11-17-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Jabberwock

There is no way you are going to cause any...

There is no way you are going to cause any negative issue with your AT by doing a simple 3 quart ATF drain and fill. I'd buy a case (12 quarts) of the exact correct Toyota ATF specified in your...
11-16-17, 05:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,793
Posted By Jabberwock

The DVD player based NAV is laughably clunky and...

The DVD player based NAV is laughably clunky and completely obsolete in the LS430s. I am biased since I own a premium model but I'd personally try hard to find a premium model with no NAV. Given...
11-01-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Jabberwock

Good luck with the work. Stay safe and take your...

Good luck with the work. Stay safe and take your time. And let us know how it goes.
10-26-17, 05:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 33,921
Posted By Jabberwock

Since I do not have run flats if one of my...

Since I do not have run flats if one of my sensors failed on the SC I'd perform the TPMS mod documented in this forum stickies to defeat the system and check the air pressure manually every month or...
10-17-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Jabberwock

My apology in advance for being blunt but please...

My apology in advance for being blunt but please get your car repaired rather than trying to get around the testing. Get your car repaired so that your car can legally pass the smog test portion of...
10-11-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Jabberwock

It all depends on the specific car and the types...

It all depends on the specific car and the types of folks that owned it. Three responsible owners that maintained the car per the manual and kept it garaged and very clean are way, way better than a...
10-07-17, 03:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,672
Posted By Jabberwock

I replaced the OEM sub with the DVC 8 ohm per...

I replaced the OEM sub with the DVC 8 ohm per coil sub sourced from ebay.

The speaker can be wired as a 16 ohm speaker which is very simple to do - run a short length patch wire from VC 1...
10-03-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By Jabberwock

I have a set of Pilot Sport A/S3 Plus on our...

I have a set of Pilot Sport A/S3 Plus on our SC430. Love them. Quiet smooth and handle very well. Got a great price on them at Costco.
10-03-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By Jabberwock

I can pull the door panel on the SC430 in 5...

I can pull the door panel on the SC430 in 5 minutes. Don't let it intimidate or stop you from repairing or replacing the speakers.
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