Had this as a loaner while my car was getting serviced.
I was given the idea to put all the press cars I am getting, have gotten, and the articles I have written on them in one continually updated post. If you have any questions on vehicles in the past or future, please feel free to comment. So, here you go!
Ran flawlessly doing 170 miles yesterday, cranks but won’t fire this morning. This being my 3rd sc400 I expect nothing less.
Sc400s had power steering and hydraulic fan oil coolers (hydro fan being the little radiator) but nothing for engine oil. The next gen uz’s had a water to oil heat exchanger.
3am, middle of the highway. Noticed it maybe 1 second before hitting it, cruise control was set at 70, I got down to maybe 50 when I hit.
This is a Lexus crossover so small, it could have been a hatchback. Yes, it’s smaller than the NX, and may or may not be a fancy version of Toyota’s Juke knock-off. But of course it’s suicide in America’s entry luxury market to call something a hatchback. So there’s acres of plastic cladding on what would have…
Basically to get one trim piece off the whole forward interior needed to come out all so I could get to a few screws. Sidenote: Look at this alarm wiring! It’s tied into, locks, Windows, lights, individual sections of the ignition sequence, horns, ignition coils(seems excessive) and probably more considering all these…
Over this past weekend I went up to Chicago to get a GX470 that has spent all of its life in North Carolina. Its an 05 with just over 103K miles.
Id really prefer not to spend an additional $220 on a flywheel if I don’t need to considering a new clutch is already $400 from Collins adapters.(and that’s the only place I can buy said clutch/flywheel) So tell me what you think of this flywheel after the jump.
I’ve been hesitant to talk about it because I was waiting until it’s smogged and in my name. But alas, thats taking a while and oppos slow lately so heres a rundown of a $1350 sc400's issues.
A 1993 for $1350, more details eventually.
First of all; Thank you Oppo for your support. Let’s start from the beginning, I had just finished replacing all the gaskets down to the heads and it was time for a test drive.....
So I have been looking to replace my k1500 for awhile now and I think i have finally settled on a used Lexus GX470. I have done my research and do diligence into this including a break down of getting a Truck vs SUV. With that I will consider suggestions but your going to have to really convince me. (budget ~ $12k)
I am so impressed with this thing. It’s a twin to LionZoo’s. 2013 GX. It won’t stay stock for long.
After blowing the headgaskets and having the car overheat(not sure which happened first) the AutoZone thermostat was supposed to lock itself open under the high temps. It did not, furthermore it looks nothing like the beefy original design.
Yes, you can totally buy the all new Lexus Skyjet from your local dealer! Totally not a prop from a generic action movie from a year ago!
Good work Doug.