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About randyreindeer

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    SC430 on Gas
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  1. Battery Drain

    New to SC ownership. I had the Battery drain. Traced it to Two out of date Trackers which i removed. This let me leave the car a week before it would need recharging. Still not good enough but another break through has been finding that the alarm siren has a built in back up Battery. I havent pulled this yet or checked if its the cause but im fairly confident its not helping. Its a pain to locate. I can hear it when i set it off but pinpointing it is harder than i expected. Will keep you updated.
  2. Finally Moving On........

    Funny and fun. Little 600cc Turbo Engine and a great spec.
  3. Looks like im coming back for a fourth time.

    Found an SC that ticks all the boxes. Needs a bit of TLC which is fine but once again, the insurance companies are holding me to ransom. Never claimed, No accidents or convictions and the wong side of Fifty but still getting Stellar quotes. Ok, I cant use my no claims because its on another vehicle but why so expensive??? With some of the quotes, i would expect a Chauffeur thrown in and Kylie Minogues phone Number.
  4. Finally Moving On........

    Not guilty. I have however had the pleasure of a MK1 MX5. It hung around about 5 or 6 years until the other half fell in love with a Diahatsu Copen.
  5. Finally Moving On........

    Old thread revisited. My old LS is still a private hire Taxi. It must have starship mileage now.
  6. After a pair of GS300s and LS400 DHP, im starting to hanker after another one. I went down the German route and had a play with a Mercedes 500SL. I would quite happily still have it but my old TR7V8 that i built and sold back in 02 came up for grabs so it had to return. Madness. Selling a Merc for a ricketty old Triumph with a leaky Roof, keep fit windows and bits that fall off. Listening to that V8 though with TVR style sleeved Exhausts makes up for all its idiosyncrasies. Anyway, the TR is going nowhere. I really fancy a Chimaera but im the wrong side of 50 now and its hard enough fixing the TR every week so a Chim isnt really going to happen. Its an SC i fancy. Rare, ugly, underated, V8, rear wheel drive, convertible. It ticks all the boxes. LPG conversion and im happy. Any colour bar Siver. Watch this space.
  7. Bored with the Merc SL. Its built like a Tank, has a V8 and the Roof comes down. Everything I wanted. However, now I have noticed that the SC430 is coming into my price range. Maybe Lexus number 4 is on its way.
  8. Ls 400 Starter Motor

    I need a starter for my old LS. Been told that recons are not available and that the parts to repair the original are not available. Think someone is trying to have my pants down. Can anyone point me to a recon?
  9. Finally Moving On........

    Oh dear. I got myself a 500SL. It is big and it is clever and its thirsty.
  10. It Breaks My Heart But It Has To Go!

    I just sold mine and kept my Camper as well.
  11. Finally Moving On........

    Its gone. My LS is now a Private hire Taxi.
  12. After 9 years and 3 Lex i've finally sold mine because of the Insurance prices. Hopefully picking up an old 500 sl Merc to put on classic insurance.
  13. Finally Moving On........

    Well, after 9 years of of enjoying Japans finest, I'm moving on. I have a buyer for for my LS and I'm moving over to a Mercedes. Shock, Horror I hear you say. I have my reasons. I love my Lex but the insurance costs have gone out of the window and above the top floor. I cant justify paying it for a vehicle that last year only covered 2800 miles. This is despite max no claims and zero convictions. My other half has got herself a little Daihatsu Copen which she worships and because of that, the Lex gets even less use. As well the Lex making way, I'm selling my Stag after 22 years of ownership. This means I have a big huge V8 hole in my life which is where the Mercedes slots in. There should be a 500SL coming to fill the huge shoes that will be left when both cars go. The Camper Van and MX5 have a stay of execution. I have to have another V8. It has to be convertible. It has to be available with cheap Classic insurance. It could have been an SC430 if it could have ticked the last box. So maybe a backward step from the Lex but a forward leap from Triumphs finest underrated British twin cam marvel. I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty because I know it wont have the Swiss watch reliability like the Lex but the sound of that V8 with the hood down will make me forgive all its Idiosyncracies. So its good bye from me for now until MK1 GS300 Sports in Pearl White become available on cheap classic insurance.
  14. Looking For Ls400

    I recently had some paint sorted and my wheels refurbed on my MK 1V DHP model with a view to selling it. The car looks great and has the added bonus of an LPG conversion with a huge tank but I just cant bring myself to part with it despite its lack of use. I wouldn't know what to replace it with.
  15. Sold - Ls400 Ser 4. 88K Miles

    You will regret it Chris. Its the same as mine apart from the DHP bits.