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Forum: LS430 10-14-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By sgretchko
Engine and Transmission Mounts

At 125k, I notice my '02 UL is riding slightly rougher. I also notice a bit of vibration at idle when the hood is raised. On my LS400, this was the gentle beginning of the sign to change the engine...
Forum: LS430 10-12-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By sgretchko
On my LS400, not my LS430, I had a similar...

On my LS400, not my LS430, I had a similar problem. Short story, the dealer used Dextron rather than T-IV. If you look at the Valvoline spec sheet, it says Dextron is acceptable for T-IV but not...
Forum: LS430 10-08-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By sgretchko
It is generally the dual filament bulbs, such as...

It is generally the dual filament bulbs, such as the back-up lights that go first. It can be very difficult to detect.
Forum: LS430 10-08-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By sgretchko
I may be wrong but I believe the Beatsonic is...

I may be wrong but I believe the Beatsonic is available for both ML Nav and non-Nav cars.
Forum: LS430 10-08-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By sgretchko
Was this original timing belt? How many miles...

Was this original timing belt? How many miles were on the car? If not the original belt, how many miles since it had been changed?

This shows that those who go way beyond the suggested six year...
Forum: LS430 10-07-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By sgretchko
New Rotors - What to do with the old ones?

I just did a complete brake job on my '02 UL with 125k. Decided to go with new OEM rotors to get that very smooth feel. It turned out great. Now I have to dispose of the used rotors. Do they have...
Forum: LS430 10-03-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By sgretchko
It looks like a double DIN receiver. The...

It looks like a double DIN receiver. The Beatsonic kit should work just fine.
Forum: LS430 10-03-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By sgretchko
I recall someone saying the nav bezel was around...

I recall someone saying the nav bezel was around $80 from the dealer. Try Sewell Lexus through the vendor directory for a good price.
Forum: LS430 09-30-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By sgretchko
Replace air suspension with Strutmaster kit?

I am anticipating replacing my air suspension shortly as the compressor is getting very noisy. It's ok. Has anyone used the Strutmaster kit? It is coilovers with Eibach springs and sells for about...
Forum: LS430 09-15-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By sgretchko
What to do about it?

I am having similar issues with my '02 UL. I hear what I believe is the air compressor at start-up or at lights when stopped more frequently and at a louder volume. Question is, can anything be...
Forum: LS430 08-05-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By sgretchko
Whether '02 came with radar or laser (the display...

Whether '02 came with radar or laser (the display says radar ready) the question is why the regular cruise control after bypassing the sensor cruise doesn't work.

By the way, if the sensor is...
Forum: LS430 08-04-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By sgretchko
Cruise Control Failure - '02UL Radar Cruise

The sensor on my '02 UL w/120k was cracked when I acquired the car at around 50k 4+ years ago. I use the cruise only a couple of times a year and the manual override worked perfectly until this...
Forum: LS430 04-20-14, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By sgretchko
I think Lynzoid is correct. While there was no...

I think Lynzoid is correct. While there was no need for stainless steel over regular hoses, I wanted to try them. For about $50 a set, $100 for all four, the price was reasonable. If I was going...
Forum: LS430 04-12-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,508
Posted By sgretchko
I found it on Amazon after failing to find it on...

I found it on Amazon after failing to find it on E-bay. $27.38 with Amazon Prime free shipping for cable and software. Over 20 very positive and informative reviews. For under $30, why not?
Forum: LS430 04-10-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By sgretchko
I put them on my '02 UL. They are a "nice to" as...

I put them on my '02 UL. They are a "nice to" as opposed to a "need to" change. My brake fluid was turning black quickly and I suspected some contamination. I flushed the entire system throughly...
Forum: LS430 04-09-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By sgretchko
Also curious about the color of the fluid. If...

Also curious about the color of the fluid. If contaminated, my guess is the fluid would turn dark. In any case, if you go to the trouble of replacing hoses, try stainless steel. Not absolutely...
Forum: LS430 04-04-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By sgretchko
Since you said the ashtray is in the same place...

Since you said the ashtray is in the same place as the LS400, I believe you may be looking in the wrong place. The ashtray is located to the right of the shift lever, on the "deck" of the console. ...
Forum: LS430 03-29-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,365
Posted By sgretchko
What year is your LS? I am wondering if you or...

What year is your LS? I am wondering if you or any other CL members have installed it in a 2001 to 2003 LS. I would like to give it a try in my '02 UL. I have the unit and am waiting until the...
Forum: LS430 03-25-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,687
Posted By sgretchko
Was the part still available? If so, how much...

Was the part still available? If so, how much and from where did you purchase it?
Forum: LS430 03-25-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By sgretchko
I was curious about the repair cost and whether...

I was curious about the repair cost and whether you got home ok, keep us posted.
Forum: LS430 03-25-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By sgretchko
Dealer charged about $160. I am not sure what...

Dealer charged about $160. I am not sure what you mean by "hang and drained". I presume it means "was it a complete fluid exchange?".

As far as I could tell, yes. He loaded up the machine with...
Forum: LS430 03-25-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By sgretchko
Transmission Fluid Exchange at 115k

I had all of the trans fluid replaced in my '02 UL with approx. 115k last week. The transmission is noticeably smoother. I found out that many Lexus dealers use a Valvoline equivalent rather than...
Forum: LS430 03-24-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By sgretchko
Update

I had the fluid flushed a few weeks ago and so far, so good. I took it to a Lexus dealer to be worked on by a Lexus Master technician (35 years Toy/Lex experience). He showed me the Techstream and...
Forum: LS430 03-05-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By sgretchko
Thank you. I have tried the search but can't...

Thank you. I have tried the search but can't find anything that answers the question for the '02 with nav and ML. Many solutions for '04 to '06. Since tech support at Grom is unsure, I am going to...
Forum: LS430 03-05-14, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By sgretchko
Grom IPhone and Bluetooth

I am thinking of installing the Grom BT3 for Bluetooth and wireless streaming from an IPhone 5s. I am wondering what others have done. Specifically, if the Grom unit required you to disconnect the...
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