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Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Bocatrip
For what it's worth Tom, when replacing my...

For what it's worth Tom, when replacing my radiator I stayed with the recommended Toyota Red which came with my car when new. This requires dilution with distilled water 50/50. Later models used the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) Today, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By Bocatrip
I just recently replaced my front passenger side...

I just recently replaced my front passenger side bearing hub with a Koyo. I first starting hearing the grumbling sound (especially at highway speeds of 50+ mph) about 6 months ago. It would go away...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,137
Posted By Bocatrip
Still have been pushed around through Lexus from...

Still have been pushed around through Lexus from one case manager to another with no response. At this point... I have no confidence they have any intention of fixing this very Prominent Issue that...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,137
Posted By Bocatrip
I have a case number since last week and even...

I have a case number since last week and even though the deadline to file a claim is 8/7/16 after a long discussion with a Lexus Rep, no one has contacted me. So much for Lexus customer service. I...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-25-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,137
Posted By Bocatrip
Having the problem that is ongoing and can be...

Having the problem that is ongoing and can be diagnosed to one of the above mentioned components will make you eligible before the deadline.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-22-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Bocatrip
Yes, you are correct for some symptoms with worn...

Yes, you are correct for some symptoms with worn struts. This is simiilar to worn shock absorbers which are the old terms for what struts do.. However, Struts cause different problems over and above...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-22-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Bocatrip
This campaign ends 08/07/16. You just made it...

This campaign ends 08/07/16. You just made it and are very lucky.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-22-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Bocatrip
LS430FL Yes, in the past I have used JM for a...

LS430FL Yes, in the past I have used JM for a number of repairs. However, when I asked the price to replace the radiator, a service writer quoted me $1,000. I asked about a Denso instead and he said...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-22-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,137
Posted By Bocatrip
I had taken my car to JM Lexus years ago for this...

I had taken my car to JM Lexus years ago for this very problem and paid them the $99 diagnostic fee. They cleaned the MAF and found nothing else. End result I have the same intermittent problem. I...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-21-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By Bocatrip
My personal opinion... Leave the damn thing alone...

My personal opinion... Leave the damn thing alone unless the car has issues! Just asking for trouble.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-21-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Bocatrip
BOTTOM LIINE FOR THE THREAD..... i TOOK MY CAR TO...

BOTTOM LIINE FOR THE THREAD..... i TOOK MY CAR TO LEXUS.... THEY SAW THE RADIATOR WAS LEAKING... THEY REPLACED IT AND THERE WAS NO CHARGE. END OF CASE.. ANOTHER REASON TO BUY A LEXUS IN THE FUTURE....
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-21-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,137
Posted By Bocatrip
Spoke with Service manager about my issue with no...

Spoke with Service manager about my issue with no acceleration at a stop and also when driving at highway speeds. Mentioned and showed your Economic Loss Class Action Settlement. His repsonse was,...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-21-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,137
Posted By Bocatrip
Tom57. This is great information. I have taken my...

Tom57. This is great information. I have taken my car to Lexus in the past for the hesitation problem that they could not duplicate. I also drove around with a tech with his lab top attached waiting...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-20-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,137
Posted By Bocatrip
Proof of the pudding is please report back in 12...

Proof of the pudding is please report back in 12 months or longer and let us know how it is working out. My symptom sometimes disappears for over 6 months or longer and then reappears out of no...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-19-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By Bocatrip
Let me start by saying this. Yes I love my 01...

Let me start by saying this. Yes I love my 01 LS430 with 125,000 miles. This is not low miles and my car is old but in great shape I drive it every day and really enjoy it.. Bottom line is the LS430...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-18-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Bocatrip
Unfortunately Lexus has a different policy. What...

Unfortunately Lexus has a different policy. What is done is done. I'll try to do the best I can with keeping my replacement costs down. Lucky for me the total cost originally was only $500. It should...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-18-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Bocatrip
If anyone has the time to look at all these...

If anyone has the time to look at all these cars....how many will be worthwhile to consider buying???
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-18-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Bocatrip
Even for aftermarket parts at Toyota?

Even for aftermarket parts at Toyota?
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-18-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Bocatrip
No it was their cost of $322 for radiator and...

No it was their cost of $322 for radiator and $133.81 for labor. I spoke with the Service manager who relocated to Mercedes, but he called the current service manager at Lexus. He told me that the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-18-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Bocatrip
Denso radiator leaking after lexus installation

The short version of my story is that I had a local Lexus Dealership install a Denso radiator that they obtained and now 10 months later it is leaking. The invoice states they do not cover any non...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-18-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Bocatrip
Exactly what I thought as well.

Exactly what I thought as well.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-17-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Bocatrip
I'll certainly give it another check, but last...

I'll certainly give it another check, but last time it looked great, no cracking or dry rot. This noise was quite unique... can't put my finger on it.. almost electronic....
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-17-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 56,194
Posted By Bocatrip
Really? I'm seeing 5-6K on a regular basis for...

Really? I'm seeing 5-6K on a regular basis for 01-03 models... grant it, I'm can't attest to condition, and I'm sure it will be harder and harder to find a good example, but prices are...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-17-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 56,194
Posted By Bocatrip
Just a thought....How far off are we from a...

Just a thought....How far off are we from a member posting he paid $2500 or $3000 for an LS430 that he got from an older couple that was well maintained by Lexus?...Hmmm... not far I'm sure. Our cars...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-17-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Bocatrip
Sometimes finding these phantom noises requires...

Sometimes finding these phantom noises requires time and patience. If anything noises will become more obvious/louder and more frequent. When I first noticed what turned out to be a front wheel...
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