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Forum: LS430 07-18-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By Zodiac
This is how a DIY is done with plenty of...

This is how a DIY is done with plenty of pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: LS430 07-17-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Zodiac
Jack thanks for the manual but not going to DIY...

Jack thanks for the manual but not going to DIY since I don't have a press for the big bushings.
Forum: LS430 07-16-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Zodiac
Front lower control arms

My 04 LS has 120k miles and the front left lower control arm smaller bushing is cracked and making noises. I replaced the bigger lca bushings already. It doesn't look like the smaller bushing is...
Forum: LS430 05-03-14, 01:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,660
Posted By Zodiac
Just input anything you want. It doesn't matter.

Just input anything you want. It doesn't matter.
Forum: LS430 05-03-14, 01:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,084
Posted By Zodiac
I recall you need to put both wheels off the...

I recall you need to put both wheels off the ground. I jacked the rear up on the differential. Yes one wheel needs to be off in order to remove and install the sway bar.
Forum: LS430 04-17-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,660
Posted By Zodiac
Once again, thanks Lavrishevo for informing us of...

Once again, thanks Lavrishevo for informing us of this wonderful tool. I ordered mine from Amazon and got it today. I was able to connect to my LS and read some info. I am too scare to change...
Forum: LS430 04-16-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,108
Posted By Zodiac
Picture are worth a thousand words. Thanks for...

Picture are worth a thousand words. Thanks for sharing. Now only if some could do the same for 04+ transmission drain and refill.
Forum: LS430 04-13-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Zodiac
I don't recall my car ever auto lock when I...

I don't recall my car ever auto lock when I walked away from the vehicle. The first thing I did when I purchased my LS was changed the CBest settings to auto lock when i put the vehicle in Drive and...
Forum: LS430 04-08-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Zodiac
I live in LA and I am also getting 12-13 mpg with...

I live in LA and I am also getting 12-13 mpg with 90% city driving. One full tank will get me around 250-275 miles. Luckily I work very close. On long trips on the freeway I'm getting 25-27 mpg.
Forum: LS430 03-27-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Zodiac
I bought StrongArm hood lift supports from Amazon...

I bought StrongArm hood lift supports from Amazon also and they work great. Very easy DIY. Get another person to help hold the hood up while replacing them.
Forum: LS430 03-26-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,939
Posted By Zodiac
If possible, can you also take pictures of the...

If possible, can you also take pictures of the drain plug during refilling? I think a lot of forum members would like to see it. TIA.
Forum: LS430 03-25-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By Zodiac
Thanks for the clarification.

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: LS430 03-25-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By Zodiac
Which picture is the refill plug? Fig 1,2 or 3? ...

Which picture is the refill plug? Fig 1,2 or 3? Can you take some pictures when you're drain and replace. I need to do this myself too.
Forum: LS430 03-21-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,939
Posted By Zodiac
Here is a DIY for 06 Tacoma with pics. Can...

Here is a DIY for 06 Tacoma with pics. Can anyone confirm it's the same procedure as 04 to 06 LS since it uses the same Toyota WS ATF fluid. ...
Forum: LS430 03-21-14, 11:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,410
Posted By Zodiac
I used to own a E39 BMW 540i before getting the...

I used to own a E39 BMW 540i before getting the LS430. I know your pain. I replaced the radiator 3 times. 1-2 thousands a year in parts sound about right. When I got the Ls430 last year I spent...
Forum: LS430 03-07-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Zodiac
Any special tools require for the conversion job?

Any special tools require for the conversion job?
Forum: LS430 03-01-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By Zodiac
Anything can go wrong even with a simple oil...

Anything can go wrong even with a simple oil change. The point is any competent mechanic shouldn't have any problem changing the timing belt with the LS. It's a straight forward job. No special...
Forum: LS430 02-22-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Zodiac
I don't know the difference between the 2 but I...

I don't know the difference between the 2 but I ordered the tkt-021 kit. Make sure the water pump comes in a white box with Aisin written all over the box and not a plan white box. The timing belt...
Forum: LS430 02-22-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Zodiac
I got my kit from Amazon directly not third party...

I got my kit from Amazon directly not third party for similar price. It has been 6 months and no issue. YMMV.
Forum: LS460 / 430 / 400 / 600h Classifieds 02-22-14, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Zodiac
Are they compatible with 04-06?

Are they compatible with 04-06?
Forum: LS430 02-21-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Zodiac
Mine water pump had a tiny leak when I did my...

Mine water pump had a tiny leak when I did my timing belt at 115k miles.
Forum: LS430 02-18-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By Zodiac
My 04 UL also comes with 17' chrome wheels. Not...

My 04 UL also comes with 17' chrome wheels. Not a fan of the blue either.
Forum: LS460 / 430 / 400 / 600h Classifieds 02-07-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By Zodiac
WTB: Full suspension LS 430 2004-2006

I am looking to convert my Air suspension on my 2004 LS430 to regular steel suspension. I need all 4 corners: shocks, spring, strut cover, etc. PM me what you got.
Forum: LS430 01-21-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Zodiac
My previous car was also e39 540i. Your are...

My previous car was also e39 540i. Your are right, it always had problems. The ls430 isn't as nimble as the 540 but trade off are comfort and reliability. I was really tempted to get another BMW...
Forum: LS430 01-14-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Zodiac
$10k for an 05 UL is a steal even with all those...

$10k for an 05 UL is a steal even with all those issues. $2-$3k repairs and you have yourself a very nice reliable luxury car.
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