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Forum: LS430 08-03-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By writes123
techstream dongle

techstream dongle
Forum: LS430 07-14-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,052
Posted By writes123
refer to the techstream lite threads. costs $30...

refer to the techstream lite threads. costs $30 to turn it off yourself.
Forum: LS430 07-11-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By writes123
transmission fluid change, brake fluids, power...

transmission fluid change, brake fluids, power steering fluid, check the LCA bushings, tie rods ends (inner and outer), check the condition of the drive belt and timing belt, water pump, thermostat,...
Forum: LS430 06-16-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By writes123
the PS reservoir takes about 1/3 of 1 quart. the...

the PS reservoir takes about 1/3 of 1 quart. the whole system = i'm not sure.
Forum: LS430 06-16-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By writes123
I thought it was standard by design. my trunk...

I thought it was standard by design. my trunk unlocks and pops up slightly but i need to raise the trunk lid. i replaced my trunk struts recently as well. would be interested to hear or see what the...
Forum: LS430 06-16-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By writes123
cheapest route would be to go with standard...

cheapest route would be to go with standard struts. 1200 sounds pretty reasonable. air would cost at least 700 per strut = 2800 minimum.
Forum: LS430 06-12-14, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By writes123
not real loose. it takes some lining up. it was a...

not real loose. it takes some lining up. it was a little confusing as to where to direct the air flow direction. i think there's a thread that details it a bit. i think you slightly squeeze it out...
Forum: LS430 06-12-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By writes123
looks like your replacement one is the engine air...

looks like your replacement one is the engine air filter not the cabin air filter
Forum: LS430 06-12-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By writes123
I'd give a strong recommendation to the Sears...

I'd give a strong recommendation to the Sears Diehard Platinum AGM battery. Super large Reserve Capacity. They also go on sale a few times a year with a gracious return/replacement policy.

I just...
Forum: LS430 06-10-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By writes123
2001 LS 430 - Target Price

What do you think is a target price for a well maintained 2001 LS with 140k miles. All work has been done to date. Will probably need new O2 sensors but major 90k and 120k services have been...
Forum: LS430 06-09-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By writes123
Did you purchase the car?

Did you purchase the car?
Forum: LS430 06-09-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By writes123
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: LS430 06-09-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By writes123
Did you do a Drain and Fill, Filter and Pan Drop,...

Did you do a Drain and Fill, Filter and Pan Drop, or Flush via transmission cooler lines? Thanks.
Forum: LS430 06-08-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By writes123
i had my front air struts replaced at the same...

i had my front air struts replaced at the same time. my steering wheel and car who rattle and shake/vibrate over any rough road surfaces. unbearable.

i had an independent lexus mechanic near me do...
Forum: LS430 06-08-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By writes123
yes, yes, yes. you'll have to cut out the metal...

yes, yes, yes. you'll have to cut out the metal housing around the pressed out bushing since it usually gets stuck. press out old, cut out old metal ring, press in new. bolt back onto car. alignment...
Forum: LS430 06-07-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By writes123
if the water pump were leaking it would be...

if the water pump were leaking it would be coolant. in your case it ought to be red.
Forum: LS430 06-05-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By writes123
would cancel the order with vendor. tell them to...

would cancel the order with vendor. tell them to refund money. give 24 hrs to see credit. if not call credit card company and explain get refund from cc. next time, only let them charge once product...
Forum: LS430 06-05-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By writes123
beat me to it. you're a faster poster.

beat me to it. you're a faster poster.
Forum: LS430 06-05-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By writes123
simple drain and fill. take a syringe with a...

simple drain and fill. take a syringe with a short piece of tubing. and suck out all the ps fluid from the reservoir then add new ATF fluid. I used Mobil 1 ATF synthetic fluid. if it's real dirty, I...
Forum: LS430 06-05-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,148
Posted By writes123
My VIN reads correctly. Laos under the "Engine"...

My VIN reads correctly. Laos under the "Engine" there is a VIN option. It can "read or write the VIN. I only checked the read VIN. Once again it read correctly.

I used the Engine Utility and Found...
Forum: LS430 06-04-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By writes123
i would suspent tie rod ends more likely...

i would suspent tie rod ends more likely associated with some sort of accident. of course engine mounts might need to be changed with an accident as well. perhaps the dealer saw some body work that...
Forum: LS430 06-04-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By writes123
definitely unusual to have engine mounts done @...

definitely unusual to have engine mounts done @ 40k. "drag link end" seems to be referring to tie rod ends. it's possible that the car was not reported to be involved in an accident and the owner...
Forum: LS430 06-04-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By writes123
sounds like a ML - Modern Luxury. good solid deal...

sounds like a ML - Modern Luxury. good solid deal especially with great service history.
Forum: LS430 06-04-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By writes123
solid deal for a an ls430 with an extended...

solid deal for a an ls430 with an extended warranty.
Forum: LS430 06-04-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,689
Posted By writes123
i've read that a high quality synthetic oil...

i've read that a high quality synthetic oil filter like Mobil 1 or the Fram Ultra can withstand longer OCI. 8-12k range. BITOG users say that a high quality filter like the Fram Ultra is definitely...
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