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  1. "Lexus SC 300 for sell... Needs engine rebuilt"

  2. its blown head gasket time... anyone got any info for me ???

  3. if you read this post and actually had a solution for my problem, never-mind and thank you anyway... i just went ahead and grinded off that tab near the center of the tensioner pulley arm and everything worked out perfect... it gave me more than enough slack to install the serpentine belt and wrap it around all of the pullys... needless to say, the dremel tool and dremel cutting disc didn't waste any time removing the tab... the new serpentine belt gave my altenator a little more boost of energy. this i noticed when i turned on the headlights and turn signals. (what next, lol ???)
  4. upon trying to install a serpentine belt for a 92 Lexus SC300, i noticed there is a little metal tab on the axis point of the tensioner arm that will only let me flex the tensioner arm to a short degree. i flexed the tensioner arm with ease, but the tensioner arm won't go but so far. i have the correct size tensioner pully and the correct size serpentine belt, but i need about 5 cetimeters of slack to get the serpentine belt wrapped around all the pulleys... has anyone else had this problem??? i'm thinking about using my dremel tool to grind away the tab in hope of getting more flex out of the tensioner pully arm. i also tried to re-adjust the steering pump bracket, but when i loosened the bolts around the steering pump bracket, the steering pump didn't budge the slightest little bit... if anyone knows of a better way to go about dealing with this issue please give me some advice... i think it's shame the way the mechanical features of this car was designed...
  5. i've recently encountered a problem with my serpentine belt, tension pulley and pulley arm. i was pulling out of my driveway and i felt a hard thump and right after, my power steering gave out. i lifted the hood to find the serpentine belt was snapped and laying over the engine. my car came with an extra belt and thought it wouldn't take long to wrap it on. after my attemp to apply the belt, i quickly noticed the amount of slack in the belt. then i realized the tension pulley wasn't rotating as it should. so i removed the 9/16 bolt from the center of the tension pulley wheel and as soon as i did, the ball bearings made a run for it. i called Auto Zone for another tension pulley wheel. after acquiring the new wheel and re-installing it, i ran into another problem... i couldn't move the tension pulley arm. i tried using the technique that worked on a '95 Cavalier i used to own by putting a wrench on the bolt holding the tension pulley wheel in place by turning to tighten the bolt in which the tension pulley arm would flex down enough to where the serpentine belt could be installed. needless to say, it didn't work for the "92 Lexus SC 300. is there anyone who knows of the method that is required to relieve the tension from the tension pulley arm so that i may apply the serpentine belt to its rightful place under the hood the car ????? :cries:
  6. An Yes.. i've finally posted the pix of my Audio/Video installations...
  7. From the album: Whip Game (will be) Proper

    In this layout, you see that i've also decided to insall a secondary screen. when you install your reciever, the first thing you're going to notice is the huge gap under the radio... that is where a secondary screen becomes useful. all those extra holes pre-drilled in the mount bracket can be used to hold the screen in place. i had to fabricate support brackets for the screen to mount it to the primary mounting bracket. wasn't easy. the screen i installed is a 4:3 Sony LCD. the plastic housing that comes with the screen is soft and thin enuff to trim down to the size of the open space, so that you will have a outer border to complement the accent of the screen...
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    Whip Game (will be) Proper

    my processes and progresses
  9. From the album: Whip Game (will be) Proper

    Here, you can see that i have chosen the DUAL cd/dvd reciever for my current head unit. under the reciever, you can see the Toyota Supra Scosche wiring harness i purchased from Walmart. no company makes an installation kit for Lexus. the Lexus is already sized up to run whatever stereo system you want to install. the aluminum bracket type mount rack has pre-drilled holes all on the sides of it that will hold pretty much anything. just remove the factory radio, purchase the Scosche Wiring Harness for a 1991 Toyota Supra then install your new gear...
  10. From the album: Whip Game (will be) Proper

    the playstation will be placed in the glovebox. the small version of the PS2 will fit perfectly in the glovebox, but you cant close the glovebox with the controller intact. you gotta unplug controllers and memory cards before closing the glovebox. i removed the light socket assembly on the leftside of the glove compartment the route all the PS2 cords and wiring to the rear of the stereo system for audio and video...
  11. From the album: Whip Game (will be) Proper

    routing the wires and cords to be hidin. the power converter will be mounted under the passenger seat. the playstation controller cord will be routed through the consol and up-ported through the topside of the drink holder. the capacitor is install in the middle storage compartment, i grounded the capacitor to a bolt located in the bottom of the middle armrest storage compartment and drilled a perfect hole through the driverside of the compartment. i'll have the Capacitor pix up later this week...
  12. i purchased mine used, and the owners manual was nowhere to be found... i think i might have to go through the dealership on this one...
  13. does anyone know where i can get or view a fuse box diagram for a 92 SC300? i have a terrible feeling that i have the incorrect amp fuses in the wrong slots. i have a few things on my car that aren't reacting correctly. and three of the slots that require fuses didnt have any in them.
  14. 20 inch wheels with 50 series tires associated with coil-overs offers a wonderful drop with an enhanced stability rate... its the best set up i've seen around here... try to use coil-overs, they take that wobbling sensation out or your driving experience and they also will allow you to run a body kit with a 2 inch drop... ( body kits may drag in some areas )
  15. i'm thinking the socket harness is permanently affixed to the back of the headlight assembly. oh well, sucks for me...
  16. i'm having a problem getting the socket out. i don't know if it turns or twists out of the headlight assembly. i can't turn it, and i refuse to pry at it... i need to fix it soon before i get a ticket for it. why does the smallest bulb always have to be the problem ? :(
  17. go to my profile and read my posts on the SCOSCHE wiring harness for a 1991 Toyota Supra that can be found at walmart. it will allow you to keep you factory speakers (including that sub &amp) and install the deck of your choice and put what ever you can fit in the trunk. just plug the scosche harness to the factory plugs and install your custom equipment like in any other vehicle. i'll have some pix of my audio set up in my gallery before the week is up.
  18. just go to walmart and purchase a scosche wiring harness for a 1991 toyota supra and install a cd deck or a monitor style reciever in place of the factory radio unit and fit what you can in the trunk. if you use this wiring harness from scosche, it will allow you to keep your factory speaker and back dashboard sub and the factory amp in the passenger side trunk floor. if the factory speakers aren't dry rotted or damaged and sound terrible, i would change them out. thats were the real drama begins. B)
  19. I'm having a key issue as well. yes, i purchased my Lex from a used lot and they provided me with only one key. Needless to say, it's not the one accompanied by a remote. more than likely, you will have to go to the local or nearest dealership and get another laser cut key. Yes the key will cost around $218.00 . After that, I didn't even care to ask how much for the remote and how much to reprogram the remote. thats 3 different off the wall prices to deal with. Especially when you know it doesn't cost them that much in material to make these simple little devices. <_<
  20. thank you for the link. it most certainly pointed me in the right direction. :D
  21. if your doors are unlocked, and you know exactly where the keys are located within the trunk. (carefully) remove the back seat, minding the feul cell, push down the cover separating the trunk space from the fuel cell and reach for them or unravel a wire coat hanger and have at it. :o
  22. NO, it is not ok to use a higher weight oil. ONLY use what is recommended for your size engine. the mechanic wants your car back in his shop ASAP. Heavier oil can disrupt engine balancing and cause low idling issues to occur. Heavy oil and low octane fuels decrease the amount of amps your altenator produces.needless to say, one problems causes another.
  23. unless you purchase the head light assembly that causes you to have to get that special front bumper kit to go with it, i wouldn't bother with it and just keep the factories in place. sometimes switching around bulbs can trigger other electrical problems that take for ever to figure out. just a suggestion. ;)
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