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06-11-19, 04:47 AM
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Posted By Johnhav430

Congrats and no hurry, the longer it takes, the...

Congrats and no hurry, the longer it takes, the less the replacement will cost. Or, maybe you decide there's something else you prefer. There are times I tell myself, man, not a single car we own...
06-02-19, 02:56 PM
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Views: 6,712
Posted By Johnhav430

Good luck, hope the car will be restored!

Good luck, hope the car will be restored!
05-21-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,712
Posted By Johnhav430

Thank goodness your wife was not hurt.

Thank goodness your wife was not hurt.
05-20-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By Johnhav430

Yep, the grille pulls straight up to expose the...

Yep, the grille pulls straight up to expose the subwoofer....
05-16-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Johnhav430

It's interesting to see where people save and...

It's interesting to see where people save and spend money. There are folks here who have Snap On tools (including myself), imagine trying to justify that with ratchets, sockets, etc., if a torque...
05-16-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Johnhav430

Agree with RA40 above. I have 1/2" and 3/8" made...

Agree with RA40 above. I have 1/2" and 3/8" made by CDI. imho it's important for them to be calibrated, these come with calibration certificates.

My uncle says Harbor Freight Tools torque...
05-09-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,145
Posted By Johnhav430

Sweet! Nice job. I have that sound too and...

Sweet! Nice job. I have that sound too and thought it was my pacemaker....:D

edit I googled and found this on the topic

https://www.motor.com/magazinepdfs/012004_08.pdf
05-08-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By Johnhav430

Well when the light turned on, I texted my uncle...

Well when the light turned on, I texted my uncle who said he was with his g/f so can't deal with it now, so then I said maybe I'll take the BMW and got the OBD2 out of the Maxima (seriously that's...
04-29-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 125,592
Posted By Johnhav430

I paid $3.99 for a quart, literally the next day...

I paid $3.99 for a quart, literally the next day the Valu Pak comes and what is inside
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04-14-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By Johnhav430

It's a regular 18" rim. The outsides are corroded...

It's a regular 18" rim. The outsides are corroded here and there, but doesn't bother me (paint flaking etc.--actually no other car has that, and the Maxima is 21 y.o.!). I am thinking that most of us...
04-14-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By Johnhav430

pic of my bead leak

I knew this last fall when I put the snows on, that one of the all seasons had a leak. When I got the tires out of the shed to put them back on a couple weeks ago, one was completely flat.

I...
03-25-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Johnhav430

I bought a car in Oct '16 with 81k, modern...

I bought a car in Oct '16 with 81k, modern luxury. In almost 2 1/2 yrs. and 34k, the only thing that broke are two park distance sensors in the left front corner, $13 ea on eBay.

That is not to...
03-21-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,817
Posted By Johnhav430

Because nowadays cars are reliable, many people...

Because nowadays cars are reliable, many people don't know what it's like to leak fluid, stall, be unable to start, change a tire, change oil, etc. So I sometimes wonder, how many people have...
03-21-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,199
Posted By Johnhav430

Conventional motor oil is approximately $5...

Conventional motor oil is approximately $5 cheaper per 5 qt jug. For you and me, if we decided to eat lunch out, instead of in the office, that could be $20 right there. But if we operated a fleet of...
03-21-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,199
Posted By Johnhav430

The service manager is right, as Toyota Motor...

The service manager is right, as Toyota Motor Corp. wrote a PhD like publication stating there is absolutely positively no benefit to using synthetic motor oil through 500k of engine service. What...
03-13-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,756
Posted By Johnhav430

I have accts in NJ and NY, with both enabled for...

I have accts in NJ and NY, with both enabled for carpool (for PANYNJ crossings, $6.50 v. $12.50 non carpool most of the time, or $10.50 off-peak, $15 cash). NY makes everybody second class by...
03-12-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,756
Posted By Johnhav430

Definitely oil and filter, but imho air filter,...

Definitely oil and filter, but imho air filter, cabin, not necessary unless they are due. Tires, not necessary unless worn. Brakes good idea to check, coolant make sure topped off since our cars...
03-06-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Johnhav430

Sweet, and welcome! Is the car an AZ car? Would...

Sweet, and welcome! Is the car an AZ car? Would be seriously rust free....congrats!
03-06-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Johnhav430

Would likely be repairs, not maintenance. The...

Would likely be repairs, not maintenance. The door actuator is $840 at Lexus but people DIY, and the dealer that sold me, my car, fixed it and physically had the car for half and hour (2.5+ yrs....
02-25-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,736
Posted By Johnhav430

So you're not loving my Rydanz Roadster R02's?...

So you're not loving my Rydanz Roadster R02's? The sidewalls say, "Engineered in Europe, Made in China." Would I have bought them, no, I am ok with spending more than $80/ea.
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02-25-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Johnhav430

I'd go Stabilus as long as the car currently has...

I'd go Stabilus as long as the car currently has ball studs that are not permanently attached to the struts, like from the factory. Stabilus is OEM to BMW and I got them for my BMW at a fraction of...
02-15-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Johnhav430

I like the work that was done and the new AS3+'s!...

I like the work that was done and the new AS3+'s! Congrats! 300k miles, here you come! :D
02-14-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,204
Posted By Johnhav430

This is an old thread. Nobody should ever buy an...

This is an old thread. Nobody should ever buy an extended warranty, let alone on a Lexus. I purchased a used Lexus LS430 in 10/16, 2006, with 81k.

If an extended warranty even existed, here is a...
02-08-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Johnhav430

This makes me wonder if the passenger side is not...

This makes me wonder if the passenger side is not loose--I have sat in the pass. seat but didn't give it any thought when I buckled up. I always assumed the looseness was due to wear of whatever...
02-08-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Johnhav430

Mine needs a little help to retract, but I don't...

Mine needs a little help to retract, but I don't think about it that much. I do always make sure one time, in any car, that the seat belt is positioned at the highest setting possible, vertically. ...
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