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Forum: LS430 09-05-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By writes123
This scenario seems to lend itself to add...

This scenario seems to lend itself to add thermostat replacement as a 90k service with coolant service. Since some coolant will be lost with a thermostat replacement the combination of coolant...
Forum: LS430 09-02-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,654
Posted By writes123
Out in SoCal, driving to LA from the Inland...

Out in SoCal, driving to LA from the Inland Empire. Averaged around 31-32 mpg using Arco aka BP 91 going 65 mph as an average occasional 60 mph slow downs with occasional 70 mph passing. City driving...
Forum: LS430 09-02-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,411
Posted By writes123
OEM LS400 Rims. No clearance issues either....

OEM LS400 Rims. No clearance issues either. Probably can go even higher sidewall if you really wanted to. I was considering 235/65R16's before. The size that Minivans use =)
Forum: LS430 09-01-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,411
Posted By writes123
I'm using Primacy MXV4's in 225/65R16 at 38 psi...

I'm using Primacy MXV4's in 225/65R16 at 38 psi on my 05. I would look into Premier A/S's as well.

I also have 18's with Continental PureContact Tires that rider a bit former and harsher.
Forum: LS430 08-31-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By writes123
On a related question about Toyota WS fluid. ...

On a related question about Toyota WS fluid.

Is Aisin ATF Type WS the same as Toyota's?

How about Beck/Arnley's?

see pdf for aisin's pdf on their fluids.
Forum: LS430 08-27-14, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By writes123
Vinam Auto Repair in Midway City. Best...

Vinam Auto Repair in Midway City. Best Lexus/Toyota mechanic that I know of. I travel from Riverside just to go to him for my non-DIY issues. You can even bring your own WS and he'll just charge for...
Forum: LS430 08-27-14, 10:47 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,654
Posted By writes123
Mixed driving: 22.4 mpg Hwy cruising @80: 25.8...

Mixed driving: 22.4 mpg
Hwy cruising @80: 25.8 mpg
Hwy crusing @ 65: 29 mpg

SoCal highways

05 UL with 225/65R16 MXV4's on Premium 91
Forum: LS430 08-03-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By writes123
techstream dongle

techstream dongle
Forum: LS430 07-14-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,231
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: 528
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: 512
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: 647
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: 594
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: 1,382
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: 1,382
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: 1,327
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: 433
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: 2,637
Posted By writes123
Did you purchase the car?

Did you purchase the car?
Forum: LS430 06-09-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
Posted By writes123
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: LS430 06-09-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
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: 1,103
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: 1,103
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: 513
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: 387
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: 512
Posted By writes123
beat me to it. you're a faster poster.

beat me to it. you're a faster poster.
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