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Forum: LS430 10-21-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Bocatrip
There are specifications according to the year of...

There are specifications according to the year of the LS430 as to using the pink or red coolant (ethylene glycol based as opposed to alcohol based). My 2001 had the Red when I purchased the car and...
Forum: LS430 10-21-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Bocatrip
re: AIRBAG RECALL?

Although there hasn't been any mention of the 2001-2006 LS430s being affected by the latest massive airbag recall.......has anyone heard anything different?
Forum: LS430 10-18-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By Bocatrip
I started a thread on this very subject a number...

I started a thread on this very subject a number of years ago. It seems that the reservoir does lose coolant over some time. If you look at the outside of the reservoir you may notice some white...
Forum: LS430 10-18-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,026
Posted By Bocatrip
Thanks......At this point I will try anything....

Thanks......At this point I will try anything. Replacing parts is way too expensive and there are many to replace. Crumovoc.....How long has your GS430 been symptom free?
Forum: LS430 10-15-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Bocatrip
After over 4 years of ownership with my 2001...

After over 4 years of ownership with my 2001 LS430, I can honestly say that this is probably one of the most reliable, comfortable, satisfying cars I have ever owned......and I as a previous used car...
Forum: LS430 10-15-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Bocatrip
Thanks rkw77080........ Actually, I never thought...

Thanks rkw77080........ Actually, I never thought of this as a blower motor failing problem, but more of some kind of sensor misbehaving. I'll certainly give your suggestion a try tomorrow and will...
Forum: LS430 10-15-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Bocatrip
Thanks for the comprehensive explanation. Yes,...

Thanks for the comprehensive explanation. Yes, the fan speed does decrease when the temp is raised and increase when it is lowered. It has always done this flawlessly. What I now see as problematic...
Forum: LS430 10-15-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Bocatrip
I keep mine in recirculate most of the time as...

I keep mine in recirculate most of the time as well, but it is still in the automatic mode. I have Nav and in order to change the speed of the fan I would have to go into the climate control of the...
Forum: LS430 10-15-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Bocatrip
A/c fan speed fluctuation

The a/c fan speed in the automatic mode has been fluctuating from one speed to another more frequently than usual. The speed will increase and than decrease without me adjusting the temperature on a...
Forum: LS430 10-07-14, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,026
Posted By Bocatrip
Lavrishevo...I asked that very question. Can the ...

Lavrishevo...I asked that very question. Can the "drive by wire" parts be tested?. He said that if they are behaving at the time of testing, nothing will show up.
Forum: LS430 10-04-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,026
Posted By Bocatrip
I am the originator of this post. My 2001 LS430...

I am the originator of this post. My 2001 LS430 now has 115,000 miles. My hesitation on acceleration is still a problem and is happening more often. I took my car to Lexus yesterday and had a...
Forum: LS430 09-06-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,923
Posted By Bocatrip
The Pioneer has the advantage of the more...

The Pioneer has the advantage of the more affordable rear subwoofer.
Forum: LS430 09-05-14, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Bocatrip
For approximately $99, you can have Lexus...

For approximately $99, you can have Lexus diagnose it for you.
Forum: LS430 09-05-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,293
Posted By Bocatrip
The phenomenon that the original post is...

The phenomenon that the original post is referring to applies to 3 stage paints and pearl color paints. It is called "paint flop". You won't see this on original factory paint with one stage solid...
Forum: LS430 09-05-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,943
Posted By Bocatrip
I had my mom's headlights done this way on her...

I had my mom's headlights done this way on her Honda Accord. It did last for a number of years before the clear coat starting peeling just as the above pictures show. I had them redone by a service...
Forum: LS430 08-29-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,006
Posted By Bocatrip
I'm sure I posted before, but with about 95% city...

I'm sure I posted before, but with about 95% city driving, the few times I actually calculated the mileage, I might get 13mpg. That doesn't bother me considering how comfortable and quiet the ride is.
Forum: LS430 08-28-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,174
Posted By Bocatrip
I've done mine awhile ago as well. If the...

I've done mine awhile ago as well. If the creaking comes back, it's usually during the colder weather.
Forum: LS430 08-26-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,123
Posted By Bocatrip
What would be the worse thing that could happen?...

What would be the worse thing that could happen? A plug could misfire and make the car rough? If that happened, I'd change them. I couldn't see an actual mechanical failure. Knowing Toyota, these...
Forum: LS430 08-26-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By Bocatrip
Get the system pressurized and look for the leak.

Get the system pressurized and look for the leak.
Forum: LS430 08-26-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,123
Posted By Bocatrip
Purchased my car at 99,000 miles and now have...

Purchased my car at 99,000 miles and now have 115,000 miles. Car idles quietly and accelerates fine. I assume they are the original plugs and I'm not planning on changing them for another 10,000...
Forum: LS430 08-26-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Bocatrip
I would not be waiting for the dealer to get the...

I would not be waiting for the dealer to get the car ready for you. These cars are in demand, and they may also have someone in mind for the car. Go back and try to negotiate a deal with any items of...
Forum: LS430 08-21-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By Bocatrip
Be thankful you have the Pioneer System. The rear...

Be thankful you have the Pioneer System. The rear subwoofer is not that expensive to replace. I've also read that the system is actually better than the ML.
Forum: LS430 08-21-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Bocatrip
Common problem. Many threads on wind noise.

Common problem. Many threads on wind noise.
Forum: LS430 08-14-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,378
Posted By Bocatrip
You would be much better off finding a clean...

You would be much better off finding a clean 50-60,000 mile example for the high teens and go to Hawaii with the $12,000 you will be saving.
Forum: LS430 08-14-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Bocatrip
It's true that there a ton of LS430s here in SE...

It's true that there a ton of LS430s here in SE Florida. JM lexus and Lexus of Palm Beach will even sell LS430s with over 100,000 miles which they had not done in the past. However, they do get top...
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