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Forum: LS430 10-28-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,640
Posted By writes123
I whole heartily respect that personal decision...

I whole heartily respect that personal decision in sticking with WS fluid. I personally believe the additives are more to extend the service interval and am using a name brand alternative along with...
Forum: LS430 10-28-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 839
Posted By writes123
I can attest to the virtues of both the LS430 and...

I can attest to the virtues of both the LS430 and Prius. I bought my used 2005 LS w/ 130k miles, in January. It an UL; has all the bells and whistles and I've maintained it to top shape. I average...
Forum: LS430 10-28-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,640
Posted By writes123
Didn't use Maxlife. Its a Dex/Merc formula and...

Didn't use Maxlife. Its a Dex/Merc formula and NOT low viscosity. Also its also suited for T-IV, so it definitely was not in consideration for me in this car. I'll only use a fluid that meets or...
Forum: LS430 10-27-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,640
Posted By writes123
Well, I finally got it all done. With some...

Well, I finally got it all done. With some finesse and patience I fit a 24 mm racheting wrench onto the refill bolt and worked it slowly loose. I then replaced the bolt with a custom made 18mm head...
Forum: LS430 10-25-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,640
Posted By writes123
Any suggestions on the best way to take off the...

Any suggestions on the best way to take off the refill bolt? I know its a 24 mm on the side after removing the cover. I'm having trouble fitting a socket and ratchet into the tight space. also having...
Forum: LS430 10-09-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By writes123
take a look at autotrader or cars.com to find a...

take a look at autotrader or cars.com to find a nearby listing with UL. there should be a few as UL's are not hard to find. try going to a Lexus dealer to see that a UL should be like.

I'm not...
Forum: LS430 10-03-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By writes123
Way too much for those services, especially the...

Way too much for those services, especially the rear diff.

My mechanic in Orange County charges 30 for labor and then you can provide the differential fluid yourself. It's pretty simple drain and...
Forum: LS430 09-05-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
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: 169
Views: 12,252
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: 1,770
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: 1,770
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: 1,237
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: 1,237
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: 169
Views: 12,252
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: 401
Posted By writes123
techstream dongle

techstream dongle
Forum: LS430 07-14-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,369
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: 579
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: 538
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: 662
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: 672
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: 1,509
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: 1,509
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: 1,431
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: 456
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: 2,924
Posted By writes123
Did you purchase the car?

Did you purchase the car?
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