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Old 07-14-13, 02:53 PM   #31
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i wash my k&n filter.
K&N has one that fits under the seats? Waow!
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Old 07-16-13, 07:28 PM   #32
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Okay I went out today to find my infamous filters. NO luck!! I lifted the passenger seat and saw the system but no filter.

PLease show me what I am looking for!!

p.s.--I looked on page 74 in my manual and found nothing about my filter.
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Old 07-17-13, 09:09 AM   #33
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Okay I went out today to find my infamous filters. NO luck!! I lifted the passenger seat and saw the system but no filter.

PLease show me what I am looking for!!

p.s.--I looked on page 74 in my manual and found nothing about my filter.
Your personal page shows that you have a 2008 IS250. If that's true, then you may not have seat cooling or filters. This is a LS430 forum. Please clarify your car so we can help you if possible.
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Old 07-30-13, 03:33 PM   #34
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Talking After market Rotors and Pads

oes anyone have experience using after market rotors and pads on a 2005 Lexus LS 430? The OEM parts from Lexus are much more expensive.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
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Old 07-30-13, 03:58 PM   #35
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Wrong thread my friend. And don't do it. Just pony up the money. Get them from Sewell. The car is too big and heavy to trust to some aftermarket cheapness. Not worth it at ALL.
Not to mention your gonna potentially look like a fool driving down the street in an LS with squeaky brakes. The OEM ones are nice and quiet and operate pretty well.
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Old 07-30-13, 05:35 PM   #36
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i cant believe we are in post 35 on this topic
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Old 07-30-13, 06:13 PM   #37
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I had no idea these things had seat filters, I thought it was just a feature on the UL models for the rear ventilation.

Mine was definitely full and was impacting airflow.

I actually think I'm just going to run without a filter for a while, I see very little benefit to it, it's just a simple fan blowing through a seat. I think the airflow will be a lot better without them altogether. I guess I'll just take my chances with whatever consequences.
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Old 07-30-13, 08:12 PM   #38
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Just my opinion -
I think it would be a bad idea to run without the filters. As you have pointed out, they do trap a significant amount of dust & dirt. So what will happen to the dust & dirt if the filter is removed?
It will collect in the next point of restriction. This will be the seat cushion etc. which is a lot more difficult to clean or replace than the filter element.
To be complete, we should identify the advantages of eliminating the filter.
1. It improves the air flow (temporarily - see above paragraph).
2. It eliminates the labor of periodic cleaning the element.
As an engineer, I would bet my money on the original Lexus design.
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oes anyone have experience using after market rotors and pads on a 2005 Lexus LS 430? The OEM parts from Lexus are much more expensive.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT]
I have Monroe CX870 and CX871 Ceramic Premium Brake Pad Set. I just replaced the brakes and I did not resurface the rotors. I did have shudder issues. Rotors were warped. I resurfaced the rotors and all is well now.

Here are the links from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-CX871-Ceramic-Premium-Brake/dp/B0016J3DSU/ http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-CX871-Ceramic-Premium-Brake/dp/B0016J3DSU/

http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-CX870-Ceramic-Premium-Brake/dp/B0016J7KOI/ http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-CX870-Ceramic-Premium-Brake/dp/B0016J7KOI/
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Old 07-30-13, 09:24 PM   #40
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Default Under seat air conditioning filter

Here is the part number for those interested in replacing them. Sewell wants $22.40 plus shipping.
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Just my opinion -
I think it would be a bad idea to run without the filters. As you have pointed out, they do trap a significant amount of dust & dirt. So what will happen to the dust & dirt if the filter is removed?
It will collect in the next point of restriction. This will be the seat cushion etc. which is a lot more difficult to clean or replace than the filter element.
To be complete, we should identify the advantages of eliminating the filter.
1. It improves the air flow (temporarily - see above paragraph).
2. It eliminates the labor of periodic cleaning the element.
As an engineer, I would bet my money on the original Lexus design.
The problem is the filter almost makes the dirt more of an issue than if nothing was there. And it's not really a lot of dirt, but the small filter means it's completely clogged up the system. And I'd be willing to bet there's more dried up flakes of seat foam in the ducts then whatever small amount of dust this "HEPA" level filter picked up.

And don't for a minute think that Lexus doesn't like to have one more "dealer only" part you have to perodically replace. And $60 to replace both of them, for a filter that should cost about 50 cents? The dealer probably charges over a $100 to do both seats.

At the end of the day, the ventilated seats are worthless in my opinion. If for some freak reason not running a filter shortens the life of basically a simple fan, oh well. No great loss. I'm not dumping $60 a year into maintaining it, and I need to refoam the seats anyway. Somehow all of my electrical equipment (computer, printer, Tivo, Dvd player, etc) seems to be doing just fine having a fan run without a filter.

I just think it's a little overkill for this application.

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The problem is the filter almost makes the dirt more of an issue than if nothing was there. And it's not really a lot of dirt, but the small filter means it's completely clogged up the system. And I'd be willing to bet there's more dried up flakes of seat foam in the ducts then whatever small amount of dust this "HEPA" level filter picked up.

And don't for a minute think that Lexus doesn't like to have one more "dealer only" part you have to perodically replace. And $60 to replace both of them, for a filter that should cost about 50 cents? The dealer probably charges over a $100 to do both seats.

At the end of the day, the ventilated seats are worthless in my opinion. If for some freak reason not running a filter shortens the life of basically a simple fan, oh well. No great loss. I'm not dumping $60 a year into maintaining it, and I need to refoam the seats anyway. Somehow all of my electrical equipment (computer, printer, Tivo, Dvd player, etc) seems to be doing just fine having a fan run without a filter.

I just think it's a little overkill for this application.
Since you don't like the seat cooling, just don't turn them on.
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I just ordered a full set for the front, back, and side seal. Lexus of South Atlanta is beating Sewell's prices. Below is what I paid. My rear cabin filter is super expensive. Over $145 Glad I don't need to replace it.

Front
FILTER, AIR, No.1
8892150010
Quantity:
2
Price:
$23.44

Rear
FILTER AIR
8892250010
Quantity:
2
Price:
$4.49

Rear Sill Filter
FILTER, AIR
8892350010
Quantity:
2
Price:
$1.76
3 products, 6 items:
$59.38
Shipping & Handling - Local Pickup:
$0.00
Sales Tax:
$4.16
Total
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$63.54
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I'm also order a complete sets - 8 filters total for UL: glove box, rear/trunk, 2 front seat, 2 rear seat, and 2 rear sill. Will post pictures once arrive and their location ect.
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Old 08-02-13, 12:08 PM   #45
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i will be replaceing this filter when i clean my car next which is hopfully today
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