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10-08-18, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Jabberwock

When this question comes up on TB change on an LS...

When this question comes up on TB change on an LS or SC with this age and somewhat low miles I think the real question is how long does a person think they will own the car. Assume as in this case...
10-07-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
Posted By Jabberwock

If they are original I'd change the TB and water...

If they are original I'd change the TB and water pump along with serpentine belt immediately on a 16 year old car.
09-27-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By Jabberwock

Be aware that anything besides a full replacement...

Be aware that anything besides a full replacement warranty is basically worthless. Walmart has a 3 year full replacement warranty on their maxx brand batteries and costco has a 42 month full...
09-22-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By Jabberwock

Unless your struts can be seen to be visibly...

Unless your struts can be seen to be visibly leaking, the chances they are bad at under 100k miles are pretty small.
09-10-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,095
Posted By Jabberwock

The star twist inserts look really good! So...

The star twist inserts look really good! So much better than the silly looking pie plates. I wonder if the pie plate stylist has anything to do with the current hideous Lexus spindle grill look?
09-05-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Jabberwock

2004 has Gen 3 Nav. It can be easily replaced...

2004 has Gen 3 Nav. It can be easily replaced (plug and play) with a Toyota or Lexus Gen 4 Nav unit easily found on ebay. Use search to see details. Gen4 gives you access to slightly newer...
09-05-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,095
Posted By Jabberwock

Be sure to use a high quality hex head wrench...

Be sure to use a high quality hex head wrench that fits nice and tight. After the penetrating oil soak, try to loosen but if it does not give way pretty easy, try to lightly but firmly tap the bolt...
06-28-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,262
Posted By Jabberwock

Sticky suggestion sounds good, I'll see if I can...

Sticky suggestion sounds good, I'll see if I can set it up from this post's contents.
06-26-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 228,314
Posted By Jabberwock

Could be funniest post of the year.

Could be funniest post of the year.
06-18-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
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: 3,738
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: 402
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: 402
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: 469
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: 17,832
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: 718
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: 309
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: 211
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: 508
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: 486
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: 668
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: 706
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: 510
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: 3,947
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...
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