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Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 10-15-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By phanham
That sounds way high... CarMax must be trying to...

That sounds way high... CarMax must be trying to recoup some of the warranty expense for Range Rovers they sold.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-29-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By phanham
In regards to the chips, I had good luck using...

In regards to the chips, I had good luck using the Dr Colorchip (https://www.drcolorchip.com/) I found suggested in other threads. It really did make most the chips invisible from more than a few...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-22-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By phanham
How long ago did you buy the Yokohama tires from...

How long ago did you buy the Yokohama tires from Discount Tire? If in April, here's $60 for you - REBATE (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pdf/YokohamaRebateFormApril2015.pdf)
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-09-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,678
Posted By phanham
How many miles does your LS have? I've seen worn...

How many miles does your LS have? I've seen worn U-joints or driveshaft slip yolk do this on other vehicles.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-08-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,671
Posted By phanham
I have a click-style torque wrench, but my...

I have a click-style torque wrench, but my daughter dropped it as I was starting the job. Didn't want to risk over tightening due to calibration issue, so just snugged them up. I probably need to...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-08-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,671
Posted By phanham
Thanks for the great write-up. My '05 has 117K...

Thanks for the great write-up. My '05 has 117K now, so I swapped my plugs this past weekend. I was surprised to find NGK IFR6A-11 rather than Denso? I used Denso SK20R11 ($6.53 on amazon) for...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-16-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,664
Posted By phanham
This might be sacrilegious to even mention;...

This might be sacrilegious to even mention; however, since this piece is prone to scratches, has anyone considered taping off at corners and spraying plastidip for the bottom section (under nav)? I...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-16-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,278
Posted By phanham
I paid $918 at my local Toyota dealer. Can't...

I paid $918 at my local Toyota dealer. Can't remember all specifics, but believe it included belt (obviously), water pump, crank & cam seals, thermostat, idler, labor, and an oil change. Not as cheap...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-10-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,019
Posted By phanham
In my experience, the octane rating makes little...

In my experience, the octane rating makes little difference in mpg, but rather the ethanol blend. And since my local stations sell ethanol-free premium gas about the same price as regular "pure gas",...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-06-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,595
Posted By phanham
Cool! Mine are still somewhere in the USPS...

Cool! Mine are still somewhere in the USPS system...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-02-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,595
Posted By phanham
Alright, I followed your lead - thanks for the...

Alright, I followed your lead - thanks for the info!
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-25-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,559
Posted By phanham
Since this thread has been resurrected - is it...

Since this thread has been resurrected - is it same to assume that a "cross-tip" screwdriver = JIS screwdriver?
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-25-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,595
Posted By phanham
Not exactly the same, but possibly much simpler...

Not exactly the same, but possibly much simpler to install. Any opinions on these - Wind Fire D006?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IX4CMM4/
http://www.windfireauto.com/product/d006/
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-19-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By phanham
Better hurry... "SewellParts.com will be...

Better hurry... "SewellParts.com will be closing on March 1, 2015. We thank you for your patronage and invite you to shop at our in-store Parts Departments."
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-19-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,946
Posted By phanham
Winter sucks!

I discovered that it's best to keep the wipers in OFF position, rather than AUTO in the winter. This revelation is from my experience yesterday, where I went to warm the car up after we had received...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-17-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,767
Posted By phanham
Update

The 900K LS is going on a cross-country trip (http://carbuying.jalopnik.com/im-driving-a-lexus-with-900-000-miles-across-the-countr-1684015600/1686272604/+travis)
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-11-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By phanham
I imagine it's even more difficult to reverse......

I imagine it's even more difficult to reverse... :D

That said, biggest con may be potential to screwing it up (e.g. not heating properly and cracking paint)
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-11-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By phanham
Rolling fenders

I've considered lowering springs and bigger wheels, so have seen the YouTube videos on rolling fenders with a phonebook. That said, I ran across what appears to be a pretty good deal for the actual...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-11-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By phanham
Haven't tried rolling fenders, but thought I'd...

Haven't tried rolling fenders, but thought I'd leave this...

Eastwood via eBay.com has Eastwood Fender Roller Lip Forming & Rolling Tool for Large Tires (31158) on sale for $89.99. Shipping is...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 11-19-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By phanham
I went with ceramic as I've heard the metallic...

I went with ceramic as I've heard the metallic tints can affect reception
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 11-18-14, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By phanham
ceramic windshield tint problems

I had ceramic windshield tint/film (85%, visually clear) installed this last spring, and it was great for reflecting the summertime heat. However, I noticed this past weekend while driving in some...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-29-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By phanham
I've got a 10" SoloBaric and Kicker amp sitting...

I've got a 10" SoloBaric and Kicker amp sitting around. These subs don't require a large box to steal trunk space; I plan on installing soon to resolve bass issue.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-07-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 131,585
Posted By phanham
I replaced passenger side today with motor that...

I replaced passenger side today with motor that already had correct flat shaft. It was a huge pain getting the actuator back in, and it quit working after 5-6 tests because I'm an idiot and skipped...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-05-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,776
Posted By phanham
I have a replacement Pilkington on my LS430, and...

I have a replacement Pilkington on my LS430, and my wife's Sienna XLE. Both appear to be fine replacements, and rain sensors unaffected; however, they both make the VIN unreadable due to little...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-03-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By phanham
Whether a solar panel works or not, I think there...

Whether a solar panel works or not, I think there is still benefit from a hack to keep an outlet hot. For example, just last weekend my wife's phone needed to be charged while we were shopping out of...
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