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Forum: LS430 12-09-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By writes123
"recommended maintenance at 105k is: Factory...

"recommended maintenance at 105k is:

Factory Recommended
Replace engine oil and oil filter
Rotate tires and adjust tire pressures as required
Re-torque axle shaft flange bolts
Reset...
Forum: LS430 12-06-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By writes123
see FAQ and read through the ls430 posts. lots...

see FAQ and read through the ls430 posts. lots about pre-purchase stuff.
Forum: LS430 12-04-14, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By writes123
What signs have you noticed that indicate your...

What signs have you noticed that indicate your UCA are needing to be replaced?

I'm pretty sure the only way to possibly get bushings only is to press out old ones from junked UCAs.

The guy I...
Forum: LS430 12-03-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By writes123
good to always refer to FAQ 1st. then google...

good to always refer to FAQ 1st. then google search clublexus 2nd.

check out this link from FAQ
...
Forum: LS430 12-02-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By writes123
1. sewell parts 2. i don't know 3. no idea ...

1. sewell parts
2. i don't know
3. no idea

and if you thought TB is expensive, you haven;t encountered the UL with air struts that have gone out. those cost around 1500+ per from dealers. lexus...
Forum: LS430 12-02-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By writes123
transmission fluid change and pan drop. sounds...

transmission fluid change and pan drop. sounds like a possible overheated tranny.
Forum: LS430 12-01-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By writes123
a. if well maintained via records, just...

a. if well maintained via records, just preventative maintenance should be most of your future "work"
b. does it have back seat center armrest controls? if not, then it doesn't have air suspension....
Forum: LS430 11-30-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By writes123
All these questions are addressed in the FAQ...

All these questions are addressed in the FAQ section of the 430 forum.

The shock will bleed oil and your compressor will try running all the time due to bad struts. Your either replace them with...
Forum: LS430 11-29-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,537
Posted By writes123
"The next hurdle may be determining when it’s...

"The next hurdle may be determining when it’s appropriate to change the ATF. Vehicle manufacturers promise longer transmission service intervals; some even promise 100,000-mile intervals. Are these...
Forum: LS430 11-27-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 35,949
Posted By writes123
From the recent posts it seems that I apparently...

From the recent posts it seems that I apparently got a pretty good deal on my 05 UL that I bought in Jan 2014.

Flint Mica/Black UL with 121k needing 2 front air struts/LCA bushings/4 new tires...
Forum: LS430 11-26-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,537
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: 5,728
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: 203
Posted By writes123
sewellparts

sewellparts
Forum: LS430 11-18-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,427
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: 267
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: 1,198
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: 341
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: 226
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: 375
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: 605
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: 1,448
Posted By writes123
150k miles

150k miles
Forum: LS430 11-05-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
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: 2,984
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: 20
Views: 605
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: 348
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...
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