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Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 09-04-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Jimbad
ES Bumper Cover

Popgun, thanks for checking your own car. As it turns out I did exactly what you suggested, but at a mall. I was shopping and found my year ES and sure enough, it had the same gap that I (and you)...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 09-02-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Jimbad
Front bumper cover

Thanks for your interest, Mike. The bumper cover is OEM. The issue is with the fog lights; I cannot get the lens to be flush with its chrome-plated trim. Rather, there is a large gap between the lens...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 09-01-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Jimbad
Installing front bumper-cover

Hello, All,
I'm almost finished installing the front bumper-cover on my 2013 ES350. What 's holding me back is that I cannot get the fog-light lens to be completely flush with the chrome escutcheon....
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-13-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Jimbad
2006 Front Bumper-Cover

Does anyone know where the "claws" (shop-manual speak) of the front bumper-cover are exactly located? Also, how does one disengage them?
Thanks,
Jim
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 03-21-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By Jimbad
Thanks

Thanks, guys, for all of your input, I appreciate it.
I don't have to be convinced of the efficacy of synthetic oil; I've been using it in all of my cars (including my 2013 ES350) for the past...
Forum: SC430 Classifieds 03-19-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By Jimbad
WTB: Wrecked SC430

I am looking to by a complete wrecked, totaled, unusable, etc., 2006 or later SC430. If no one out there has one for sale I would appreciate any leads that might be offered.
Please respond to:...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 03-19-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By Jimbad
Synthetic Engine Oil

Nowhere have I seen it stated that Lexus recommends synthetic oil for the engine. A search on the CLF gave me no definitive answer. The reason behind my question: I have an factory extended warranty...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-04-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Jimbad
In some cars the under-body piece does protect...

In some cars the under-body piece does protect but it also helps with airflow for cooling purposes.
Forum: SC430 Classifieds 08-17-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,824
Posted By Jimbad
Maybe. I was told that the Pebble Beach Edition,...

Maybe. I was told that the Pebble Beach Edition, which I own, came from the factory with a fitted set of luggage. The implication being that country of destination could be anywhere. Of course, my...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-18-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,328
Posted By Jimbad
For what it's worth: My Lexus-mechanic friend,...

For what it's worth: My Lexus-mechanic friend, who works at a Lexus dealership, places the cups of the lift under what I would call vestigial frame members; in the front of the car, one on each side....
Forum: SC430 Classifieds 07-13-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,824
Posted By Jimbad
Thanks for looking and sending the link, mpezly;...

Thanks for looking and sending the link, mpezly; however. I'm hoping to find an OEM set.
Jim
Forum: SC430 Classifieds 07-10-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,824
Posted By Jimbad
WTB-Fitted luggage for 2006 SC430

I am looking for the OEM fitted luggage that came with a 2006 SC. Please respond to: [email protected]
Thanks,
Jim
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-27-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,838
Posted By Jimbad
Hey, Roy, at this point the May day (no pun)...

Hey, Roy, at this point the May day (no pun) works for me.
Jim
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-20-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,838
Posted By Jimbad
I live in Derwood, MD so any place in VA is a bit...

I live in Derwood, MD so any place in VA is a bit of a ride but that's okay. However, I'm not crazy about meetings that begin early on a Sunday morn. Last month's meeting place was good.
Jim
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-09-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Jimbad
Hi. Greg, In order to perform the lube the top...

Hi. Greg,
In order to perform the lube the top motion has to be stopped at some point. I think that I have read on this forum that that is a no-no so I'm concerned about doing that. Obviously, since...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 03-29-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,838
Posted By Jimbad
It was terrific meeting you all at the SC430...

It was terrific meeting you all at the SC430 gathering today (3/29/14). A great group of enthusiasts and everyone was very SC430-knowledgeable; most impressive.. I learned quite a bit. Looking...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 01-23-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,838
Posted By Jimbad
Good idea. This is, at least, a possibility for...

Good idea. This is, at least, a possibility for me. I'm in Derwood (Rockville) , MD.
Jim
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 12-04-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,488
Posted By Jimbad
Thanks for the help, fellows. Jim

Thanks for the help, fellows.
Jim
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 12-04-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,488
Posted By Jimbad
Changes to SC430 after 2006

Hello, All,
I've done research here on the Forum and believe that I know the answer to my question but I guess that I am insecure enough to want explicit affirmation: Were there any substantive...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 09-21-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,208
Posted By Jimbad
Automatic Trunk Opener

I would like to convert my "regular" trunk on my Luxury ES to an automatic, open-all-the-way trunk.
Are there any suggestions out there?
Thanks,
Jim
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 05-13-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,308
Posted By Jimbad
Last year I bought a pre-painted rear-deck-lid...

Last year I bought a pre-painted rear-deck-lid spoiler and template from Sewell (best prices). The color matched my car perfectly. Installation was easy except for a slightly tricky consideration re:...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 04-22-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,108
Posted By Jimbad
I do notice quite a few stone chips in the nose...

I do notice quite a few stone chips in the nose of my ES and it bugs me. Of course, the car is low to the ground in front so that might explain the problem.
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 04-15-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Jimbad
Spoiler not yet installed but I am going to use...

Spoiler not yet installed but I am going to use the studs and bolt it in.
I will say that the tape method works well. I installed a spoiler on my 2003 Vette that was much bigger than the Lexus one...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 04-09-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Jimbad
Sewell's Lexus

Just a note to say how terrific the folks at Sewell's Lexus are. I have bought several items from them and the 4 or 5 people to whom I spoke were very gracious and knowledgeable. I had to return the...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 03-29-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By Jimbad
Thanks for the info, guys. Jim

Thanks for the info, guys.
Jim
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