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Thread: 95 Lexus SC300 - 0l33l's "Project SC300"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhubarb9999
    I am ready to start the carputer project in my 93 SC300 5 speed. As far as I can tell, the LinITX 7" screen is just about a perfect fit to replace the factory head unit.

    I plan on putting the entire PC in the trunk. I will be following this project closely ... and try and post pics of mine as well.

    Ed
    Nice car, I wish I had a manual. Grandma would only buy me a auto, but I'll swap in a different tranny Anyway, with the Xenac, I had to do a LOT of cutting! Me and my friend ended up taking out lots of screen supports and we still aren't done! Also paint is a *****. More on that later.
    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelsherman
    Hey 0l33l,

    Great start on the project. I wish I could get my hands on an SC400 (Or 300 ). They're just way too expensive for me to keep gassed up. Damn Premium. Damn San DIego expensive gas prices.

    Peace,

    Rafster
    One of the guys on clublexus got a SC300 5-speed from Sand Diego and drove it to Boston. Then from there he drove back to go to college in Cali and someone ended up rear ending him and totalling the car. Anyway, the car is a gas hog! People actually report better gas mileage on the SC400s than the 300s I usually get about 240miles per tank, but I drive like, hmmm, fast The freeway mileage should be excellent. And the cars are now pretty cheap

    [Edit]: Substituted tank for galon - thanks Frodo

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    I usually get about 240miles per galon
    ******* Wow !
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodobaggins
    ******* Wow !
    Damn. I mean per tank. The gas tank is 20 galons, likes to eat 91octane fuel, and sits wedged between the runk and the rear seat giving me some of the smallest trunkspace ever

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    Just out of curiosity, I wouldn't kill the car with regular unleaded, right? I just wouldn't get the right kind of performance, right?

    Peace,

    Rafster

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelsherman
    Just out of curiosity, I wouldn't kill the car with regular unleaded, right? I just wouldn't get the right kind of performance, right?

    Peace,

    Rafster
    Search on www.clublexus.com Really, I've never tried.

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    Progress today:
















    Progress:
    • Finished doing the main climate control.
    • Need to cut and paint part of climate control.
    • Took pics of the cupholder my uncle fixed
    • Bought lots of stuff for the painting and molding
    • The paint peels when you scratch it
    • Bondoed top of climate control... sucess
    • Need new paint!
    • Xenarc case is weird.
    • Xecarc case doesn't fit into the dash. We had to cut lots of the mounting points. I hope the LCD fits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelsherman
    Just out of curiosity, I wouldn't kill the car with regular unleaded, right? I just wouldn't get the right kind of performance, right?

    Peace,

    Rafster
    If you do it once a month by accident, then no. Your car's PCM will retard the timing accordingly to prevent detonation. But you will lose mpg and performance plus if you keep doing it on a daily basis you risk ruining your engine ahead of time. Never put different gas in a car that was not designed for it.


    BTW, nice project!
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    My 2nd carputer - b4 I broke the touchscreen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuriy
    If you do it once a month by accident, then no. Your car's PCM will retard the timing accordingly to prevent detonation. But you will lose mpg and performance plus if you keep doing it on a daily basis you risk ruining your engine ahead of time. Never put different gas in a car that was not designed for it.


    BTW, nice project!
    Thanks My car's speedo even says "Premeum Gas Only" When I send in my cluster to be repaired (common problem) I'm gonna tell the guy to block that part off...

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    If you primered it before you painted..... it shouldent scratch off. Good luck with that.

    -Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by IxTanGxI
    If you primered it before you painted..... it shouldent scratch off. Good luck with that.

    -Ryan
    I did that. The primer also scratches off

    We tried like 7 times to paint it. Pratically all combinations, and it still scratched off

    We even washed it with peroxide, and still same result.

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