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Forum: LS430 11-19-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Jabberwock
Great looking LS430. Nice wheels and it has...

Great looking LS430. Nice wheels and it has sports option. Looks like a keeper.
Forum: LS430 11-16-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Jabberwock
Not a lot of failed LS430 starters reported on...

Not a lot of failed LS430 starters reported on this forum over the years....maybe 1 or 2 at the most. Starter is likely OK.
Forum: Car Chat 11-08-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,039
Posted By Jabberwock
Sounds like a really cool car with lots of...

Sounds like a really cool car with lots of capabilities and features. All that added technology is not my cup of tea. A thousand different extra parts required to run all that added tech - and...
Forum: LS430 11-08-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jabberwock
Ignoring cost of ownership issues, if I lost my...

Ignoring cost of ownership issues, if I lost my LS this week I'd go look at 2-3 year old Audi A6 or BMW 5, or MB E550. Can't do brand new cars, at a point in my life (close to retiring...
Forum: LS430 11-07-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jabberwock
I took a hard look at the GS350 when it was...

I took a hard look at the GS350 when it was initially released. I liked a lot about the GS350 but in the end I felt it was just too flimsy in construction and feel compared to the 06 LS430. And...
Forum: LS430 11-06-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By Jabberwock
Best thing to do if you can get bolt #2 loosened...

Best thing to do if you can get bolt #2 loosened is to get it off the battery post. I'd then use a big vice grips to hold the bolt bracket along with socket wrench on the nut and twist in opposite...
Forum: LS430 11-06-14, 06:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,305
Posted By Jabberwock
LS430 released in its original form for model...

LS430 released in its original form for model year 2001-2003. There was a model refresh for 2004-2006. Not earth shattering but some well thought out changes to some parts of interior, exterior...
Forum: LS430 11-05-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By Jabberwock
Given overall condition might make sense to...

Given overall condition might make sense to replace the cable assembly. Or you could resort to carefully cutting the nut with a dremel too and chisel. I'd be careful with heat and or flame -...
Forum: LS430 11-03-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,541
Posted By Jabberwock
My bad, we've owned 06 and 07 HLs, I meant to...

My bad, we've owned 06 and 07 HLs, I meant to compare the 2006 Highlander (regular gas) with 2006 RX330 (premium gas).

They share exact same engine (3MZ-FE V6) and transmission but the RX specs...
Forum: LS430 11-03-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,541
Posted By Jabberwock
I think the general consensus over the years is...

I think the general consensus over the years is that the money saved using regular gas instead of premium is at partially or mostly lost due to slightly lower gas mileage when running regular gas. ...
Forum: LS430 11-03-14, 05:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,541
Posted By Jabberwock
If you have a smart phone download an app called...

If you have a smart phone download an app called GasBuddy. It will provide you with a real time sorted list of gas stations by distance and gas type (Reg/Prem) of lowest cost gas stations near...
Forum: LS430 11-02-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Jabberwock
Checked my Primacy tires today. No cracking or...

Checked my Primacy tires today. No cracking or crazing on the sidewalls after 3 years. Texas is hot but my car is not driven much and always garaged.
Forum: LS430 11-01-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Jabberwock
Actually luck is not required. Many but not all...

Actually luck is not required. Many but not all shops have no issue quoting labor rates to instal customer supplied parts. Very few want to work with unknown brand X parts. The key it is to...
Forum: LS430 10-31-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Jabberwock
Bocatrip - thanks for the heads up. I'll check...

Bocatrip - thanks for the heads up. I'll check mine this weekend - they are 4 years old and have maybe 35k on them.
Forum: LS430 10-31-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Jabberwock
If you are looking to minimize maint cost but...

If you are looking to minimize maint cost but still take good care of the car avoid paying for the "services packs" that dealers push on customers (15k, 30k, 60k,90k, etc) For the most part these...
Forum: LS430 10-29-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,334
Posted By Jabberwock
rkw77080 - thanks for taking the time to share...

rkw77080 - thanks for taking the time to share the photos, diagrams, and tips on the LS430 mirrors - very nicely done and very helpful
Forum: LS430 10-27-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By Jabberwock
Hood shocks finally gave up the ghost, hood came...

Hood shocks finally gave up the ghost, hood came crashing down when I hung my lightweight shop light on it recently. Glad my head and/or hands were not in the way.

I ordered some strong arm...
Forum: LS430 10-24-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Jabberwock
The wheels look pretty good in hyper black silver.

The wheels look pretty good in hyper black silver.
Forum: LS430 10-23-14, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Jabberwock
Yep so far no LS430s on the list. Hopefully the...

Yep so far no LS430s on the list. Hopefully the list won't grow. One daughter lives out in California and her 2005 Civic was on the list. She made appt with local Honda dealer to have it fixed. ...
Forum: LS430 10-23-14, 05:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,871
Posted By Jabberwock
That is a .5 hour job if quoted by actual work...

That is a .5 hour job if quoted by actual work time. And the only thing "difficult" about the location of that relay is the difficulty the service manager is going to experience in justifying 1.5...
Forum: LS430 10-22-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,871
Posted By Jabberwock
1. Suggest you politely request an in person...

1. Suggest you politely request an in person private meeting with the service manager. Verify that the person is actual management not some supervisor or lead service writer.

2. At the...
Forum: LS430 10-21-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Jabberwock
Like the battery is your problem. Given your...

Like the battery is your problem. Given your issues, if your battery is more than 2 years old suggest you replace it. Take the car to Walmart or Costco and ask them to install a new battery. Both...
Forum: LS430 10-19-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,276
Posted By Jabberwock
Looking forward to your review on the Pirelli's ....

Looking forward to your review on the Pirelli's . Hope they work out great as its always nice to have some more choice for tires on the LS430. Certain models of cars seem to like certain types...
Forum: LS430 10-18-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By Jabberwock
I had 1989 Acura Legend, a great car and my first...

I had 1989 Acura Legend, a great car and my first real luxury car. It ran for 10 years with no issues until I sold it in 1999 with 140k miles. Purchased a 1999 Acura Rl, also a really nice car....
Forum: LS430 10-18-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Jabberwock
Radiator overflow tank coolant very low.

Just a heads up for folks that do most of their own basic maintenance on a DIY basis. This morning I checked my radiator coolant level and the coolant level in the radiator overflow tank. I had...
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