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Forum: LS430 09-25-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By Jabberwock
An 05 in the US at Premium trim level should have...

An 05 in the US at Premium trim level should have heat/AC seats and smart key but no NAV (which is completely obsolete anyway). 73k miles is pretty low for an 05....clearly lots of miles left if the...
Forum: LS430 09-23-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,208
Posted By Jabberwock
When faced with a tough oil filter I always go to...

When faced with a tough oil filter I always go to my 20 and 1/4 inch Channellock Pliers. They have never failed to quickly loosen a filter even when the only grip angle available on the filter is 90...
Forum: LS430 09-23-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 35,489
Posted By Jabberwock
This is a simplification because other factors...

This is a simplification because other factors are involved, and tire compounding technology has significantly advanced, but the basic rule on tire construction is that longer wearing tires must be...
Forum: LS430 09-22-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Jabberwock
Soldering is super easy. There are small very...

Soldering is super easy. There are small very cheap kits available that include soldering iron, some solder, instructions and a few electronic parts/wire to build a small buzzer or timer, The idea...
Forum: LS430 09-21-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Jabberwock
Completely unnecessary on the LS430. Primary...

Completely unnecessary on the LS430. Primary benefit of that product is to the seller's wallet.
Forum: LS430 08-30-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,160
Posted By Jabberwock
Oiled air filters were high technology in the...

Oiled air filters were high technology in the 1930's. Nowadays K&N prospers based on a huge marketing budget and loyal customers that clearly do not have engineering degrees : ) Someone is...
Forum: LS430 08-25-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By Jabberwock
Why would you spend money and time to upgrade to...

Why would you spend money and time to upgrade to a 10 year old NAV system? I love the LS430 but the LS430 NAV is completely obsolete technology - a joke at this point. Would you spend money and...
Forum: LS430 08-21-14, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jabberwock
If the ignition switch wont turn to start the...

If the ignition switch wont turn to start the engine in most cases it is because the steering wheel lock has not released. If you turn/wiggle the steering wheel a little (maybe 5 degrees or so) the...
Forum: LS430 08-07-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,299
Posted By Jabberwock
It is tough to trust any service department these...

It is tough to trust any service department these days - Almost everyone in thees businesses from services writers, service manager, to the technicians is carefully monitored on their individual...
Forum: LS430 08-06-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By Jabberwock
I have one I bought from the Texas company that...

I have one I bought from the Texas company that used to have them, - black chrome no badge - used it for a year and then went back to stock mostly caused i was bored. PM me if you are interested,...
Forum: LS430 08-06-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Jabberwock
Welcome. If you search you can likely find some...

Welcome. If you search you can likely find some posts on the console assembly or ashtray which will have steps to take apart console or the transmission selector deck which you likely need to do to...
Forum: LS430 08-03-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Jabberwock
I'd replace the car if it has any rust on the...

I'd replace the car if it has any rust on the body, undercarriage, or frame. If no rust issues, I suggest you drive for several more years at a minimum until there are good used affordable plug in...
Forum: LS430 08-03-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By Jabberwock
My 06 owned for 4 years and driven 50k miles -...

My 06 owned for 4 years and driven 50k miles - total repairs costs = 0 $ - but the drivers side mirror did go out and was replaced under Lexus certified used car warranty. Other than that the...
Forum: LS430 07-30-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Jabberwock
Drain and fill on the PS once every couple of...

Drain and fill on the PS once every couple of years will keep the system and its seals in good shape. Use a high quality Dexron 3 type ATF fluid in the PS system. Lots to chose from, like...
Forum: LS430 07-29-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By Jabberwock
I rode motorcycles for years as a young man. ...

I rode motorcycles for years as a young man. Owned 7 of them over the years and rode like a crazy man... Then one day I woke up and was sure I'd have a bad accident if I kept on...too many people...
Forum: LS430 07-23-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Jabberwock
There are web sites that you can do a global...

There are web sites that you can do a global search by part description on all junk yards nationwide that share the search db. Or try searching for toyota junk yards on the web. It can be very...
Forum: LS430 07-23-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Jabberwock
Have no experience with Optima batteries. ...

Have no experience with Optima batteries. Since I am a serious cheapskate I go with Wal-mart Evermax battery - $85 and 3 year full replacement warranty. They have been flawless in our cars. ...
Forum: LS430 07-23-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Jabberwock
If the garage space is really small you may need...

If the garage space is really small you may need to go to a pretty small car - you may need to measure and research width on various candidates. The LS430 is spec'd at 72 inches wide. The new...
Forum: LS430 07-23-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By Jabberwock
I clean the MAF and TB - basically every 6 months...

I clean the MAF and TB - basically every 6 months when I do an oil change since I drive less than 10k miles per year - very likely way overkill but cleaning MAF and TB is easy and takes just a few...
Forum: LS430 07-21-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By Jabberwock
Nice job on shopping around that's a great price!...

Nice job on shopping around that's a great price!

Having lived in ATL for many years, I agree it is bad with lots of pickup trucks flinging rocks on the highway. Having moved here a few years...
Forum: LS430 07-20-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,362
Posted By Jabberwock
100% agree - I think spending money to acquire...

100% agree - I think spending money to acquire any car that gets less mpg than an LS430 is a bad plan at this point in time.
Forum: LS430 07-18-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Jabberwock
Looks like you went all in on that LS430....very...

Looks like you went all in on that LS430....very nice build.
Forum: LS430 07-17-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By Jabberwock
Sorry for being so blunt. If you are seriously...

Sorry for being so blunt. If you are seriously thinking about buying a brand new 2014 IS-F at 17 years old up in the super high cost NY/NJ area you need to gain a few more years of maturity. The...
Forum: LS430 07-16-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jabberwock
I'd check for something soaking wet or full of...

I'd check for something soaking wet or full of water causing an intermittent failure of the start to get power.
Forum: LS430 07-15-14, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By Jabberwock
I think cbest settings only control the automatic...

I think cbest settings only control the automatic positioning of the wheel that occurs when car is started and turned off that allows easier egress. I don't think the cbest settings can be set so...
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