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02-15-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By CLUM

I agree, we went too far off on a tangent. Yes...

I agree, we went too far off on a tangent. Yes it's well known Lex/Toy have the best reliability. And actually i just went back and read the OP's post...



It's funny because a few of us have...
02-14-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,304
Posted By CLUM

And you just seem to want to argue for arguments...

And you just seem to want to argue for arguments sake.

I have repeatedly said that "It may not mean anything to others" ... "It" being what i can infer from these statistics. Some people don't...
02-14-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,304
Posted By CLUM

That's why every poll showed Hillary was ahead of...

That's why every poll showed Hillary was ahead of Trump right? we all know how that turned out.
02-13-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,304
Posted By CLUM

I did, in fact, say that the two brands have the...

I did, in fact, say that the two brands have the same quality level based on the study. Simply put, yes I agree that it is important to equalize the data to ‘per 100 cars’ in order to try to compare...
02-13-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,304
Posted By CLUM

Ok let me try to better explain what I'm trying...

Ok let me try to better explain what I'm trying to say, I might not have worded it correctly the first time. When I said “5X more chances for failure,” I really meant 5X more opportunities, not that...
02-13-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,304
Posted By CLUM

Porsche looks good on this list, but they only...

Porsche looks good on this list, but they only moved 59K units vs 298K for Lexus. Yes it's still problems per 100 vehicles, but Lexus has 5X more chances for failure.

Also, Porsche owners probably...
02-05-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By CLUM

no, no bolts holding the rotor on. screw bolt...

no, no bolts holding the rotor on. screw bolt into one or both of the holes to pop the rotor off, or grab a mallet/hammer and smack the rotor from the backside (avoiding the heatshield) if you are...
01-23-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,303
Posted By CLUM

1/23/19 update: Passenger side is failing...

1/23/19 update:
Passenger side is failing again. With both sides at LO temp on air from outside the passenger side is noticeably warmer than the driver side. I actually bought a harbor freight...
01-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 44,674
Posted By CLUM

wheels off, put a jack underneath the lower arm...

wheels off, put a jack underneath the lower arm and jack it up until that corner raises off the jack stands by 1cm or so. This simulates the car's full weight being supported by the suspension, then...
01-17-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 44,674
Posted By CLUM

yes correct, as long as the bottom is seated all...

yes correct, as long as the bottom is seated all the way into the notch, then you're good.
01-17-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 44,674
Posted By CLUM

No, when torquing a ball joint back together, it...

No, when torquing a ball joint back together, it should not pop back together. The end of the ball joint is tapered and when you torque the nut on, it wedges itself very tightly into the arm. The pop...
Forum: Car Chat
01-09-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,648
Posted By CLUM

Unfortunately if you get a citation, even for a...

Unfortunately if you get a citation, even for a stock exhaust, you're guilty until proven innocent. You'd have to waste money on a state ref exhaust noise test and court fees to prove your exhaust is...
Forum: Car Chat
01-08-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,648
Posted By CLUM

Yup the law hasn't changed, only how it is...

Yup the law hasn't changed, only how it is enforced and cited. People are making a big deal out of the supposed "mandatory" fine and the cops stating that it's "not a fix it ticket anymore" but it's...
11-30-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By CLUM

nice DIY, thx

nice DIY, thx
11-19-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By CLUM

your sway bar end links look fine. check the...

your sway bar end links look fine. check the usual suspects: brake rotor heat shield--make sure it's not touching the rotor at all and has good clearance, at least 3-5mm.

with the car on jack...
10-24-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By CLUM

ride quality is perfectly fine. noise is not bad...

ride quality is perfectly fine. noise is not bad either.
10-22-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By CLUM

they've been good on my wife's IS350 for 17K...

they've been good on my wife's IS350 for 17K miles and look like they can go at least 4-5k more. doesn't rain much here in SoCal but they've been fine so far. They aren't the sportiest tires, but if...
10-13-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By CLUM

just curious OP, why did you stop it at 4qrts?...

just curious OP, why did you stop it at 4qrts? why not let it go until it stopped on its own?
09-18-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,265
Posted By CLUM

As others have said, rear facing baby seats is a...

As others have said, rear facing baby seats is a tight fit, especially if tall people sit in the front.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6pXiLfHNIU
09-13-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By CLUM

Try Wawanesa. We insure our '15 IS350 with...

Try Wawanesa. We insure our '15 IS350 with Wawanesa for $418 / 6 mos. 100k/300k bodily injury, 100k property damage, $500 collision/ $500 Comprehensive

This is no limit on mileage. We do about...
09-05-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By CLUM

For those that are having a hard time with...

For those that are having a hard time with exhaust hangers, there's a $15 tool for that. Makes any hanger a breeze, even without WD-40.
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08-29-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By CLUM

i have the HTR A/S P02 W rated on my wife's IS...

i have the HTR A/S P02 W rated on my wife's IS for 16K miles so far and have tons of life left. She doesn't drive crazy, so i have no idea about handling/grip, but they're great for regular use and...
08-29-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By CLUM

you can check the spring install link in my...

you can check the spring install link in my signature for the front upper control arms. The rears should be even easier, but unfortunately i don't have the torque specs for them.
08-29-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By CLUM

Regardless of interval, it doesn't need changing...

Regardless of interval, it doesn't need changing unless it's dirty enough. It's easy to check so just pop the lid open and check how clogged it is. If you have an air compressor, you can shoot from...
08-24-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,325
Posted By CLUM

i'm glad you posted up because i was sitting here...

i'm glad you posted up because i was sitting here thinking the F sport pads must be made of sawdust with how fast people go through them. Good to know it's just driving habits causing them to die out...
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