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Forum: LS430 Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 51,759
Posted By writes123
When I recently did this procedure, I drained...

When I recently did this procedure, I drained around around 1 qt more. It's possible that the Lexus dealer that did a Drain and Fill overfilled it a bit as when I took out the overflow plug after...
Forum: LS430 11-24-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,577
Posted By writes123
I had a similar problem .chladící liquid flowed...

I had a similar problem .chladící liquid flowed me and I did not know which way. Until I accidentally discovered that old age cracked plastic on top of the radiator.
Forum: LS430 11-19-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By writes123
sewellparts

sewellparts
Forum: LS430 11-18-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By writes123
Just performed my first rear diff fluid change...

Just performed my first rear diff fluid change after getting one by my mechanic when I got the car 9k miles ago. So, 1st ever rear diff fluid change at 122k and second one at 129k. I observed pretty...
Forum: LS430 11-18-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By writes123
Replace Thermostat with Gasket - some dealers...

Replace Thermostat with Gasket - some dealers don't include this with the 90k service
Replace Brake Fluid
Replace Drive Belt
Replace Air Filter/Cabin Air Filter/Front seat air filters
Drain and...
Forum: LS430 11-14-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 869
Posted By writes123
seems like the same codes that happened before...

seems like the same codes that happened before are reappearing b/c the only thing you did was clean the MAF sensor. i don't see how a dirty MAF sensor would cause these codes. id take the care to a...
Forum: LS430 11-13-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By writes123
1. How many more miles do you think before I...

1. How many more miles do you think before I should get my belt changed again (1st changed at 92,383)?, NOW, would be best, every 90k for PREVENTIVE maintenance

2. Should I change water pump? YES,...
Forum: LS430 11-13-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By writes123
ASICS - good OEM quality

ASICS - good OEM quality
Forum: CL of Southern California 11-12-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By writes123
You posted a month ago about the rear diff and...

You posted a month ago about the rear diff and tranny service. Why not just get it done by your Beverly Hills Lexus dealer?

The only advantage of dealer work is the nice lounge, loaner car, and...
Forum: LS430 11-11-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By writes123
i've seen a few 01-03's where the valve cover...

i've seen a few 01-03's where the valve cover gaskets need to be replaced due to age. rubber wears out eventually. some may depend on driving environment.
Forum: LS430 11-05-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By writes123
150k miles

150k miles
Forum: LS430 11-05-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By writes123
T-stat is super easy DIY procedure. You can...

T-stat is super easy DIY procedure. You can directly access the T-stat. 2 bolts and a new OEM t-stat for 25 dollars. Cheap insurance. I didn't like the look of my original tstat when i replaced it at...
Forum: LS430 11-05-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,881
Posted By writes123
The potential problems with air suspension are...

The potential problems with air suspension are daunting. It's never a question of "will it fail," but rather "when."
- I consider suspension of any kind to be a wear and tear item. When the air...
Forum: LS430 11-04-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By writes123
+1 replace fluid and solenoid. i think that since...

+1 replace fluid and solenoid. i think that since replacing the solenoid involves a pan drop, at minimum 2-3 qts will need to be replaced. given the solenoid failure, my vote would be to do a flush...
Forum: LS430 11-04-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By writes123
for future reference, read all posts of a thread...

for future reference, read all posts of a thread for more info.

Also, in auto terms, if wanting to perform a drain; "flush" instructions will almost always first include an initial drain followed...
Forum: LS430 11-04-14, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By writes123
"There is a drain plug but you will only get 3-4...

"There is a drain plug but you will only get 3-4 quarts (whatever is in the pan). This way I can change 100% of my trans fluid every change."
Forum: LS430 11-04-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By writes123
"Take the trans fluid dipstick out and put a long...

"Take the trans fluid dipstick out and put a long necked funnel into the dipstick hole. It is below and slightly to the rear of the oil dipstick. I removed the oil dipstick. It was easier to work....
Forum: LS430 11-04-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By writes123
even simpler. there is a dipstick that you...

even simpler.

there is a dipstick that you refill with, as stated in the trans flush procedure. what comes out of the drain bolt which is also referenced in the post is the same drain bolt. what...
Forum: LS430 11-04-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By writes123
always check ★ LS430 FAQ (Frequently Asked...

always check ★ LS430 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and DIY Thread ★
Forum: LS430 11-04-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By writes123
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls430/351074-diy-f...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls430/351074-diy-for-transmission-flush.html
Forum: LS430 11-02-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 51,759
Posted By writes123
Major service intervals in US miles: 20k...

Major service intervals in US miles:

20k Rear Diff Fluid
25k Brake Fluid
40k Super Long Life Coolant
60k ATF
90k Timing Belt
120k Iridium Spark Plugs

Of note is the rear diff fluid change...
Forum: LS430 11-01-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 51,759
Posted By writes123
i've attached the aisin recommendations for their...

i've attached the aisin recommendations for their fluid service intervals. also, the internal oil strainer is "felt-type" and according to Toyota should not need to be serviced. take that for what...
Forum: LS430 10-31-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By writes123
around 850-1k with parts included here in SoCal,...

around 850-1k with parts included here in SoCal, depending on how much additional work you want besides the water pump and timing belt.
Forum: LS430 10-28-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 51,759
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,490
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...
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