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Forum: LS400 Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Gene01
It is an easy replacement, although the...

It is an easy replacement, although the (graphite-based ?) grease is messy if you have to disassemble the unit to get the remainder of the plastic drive tape out of it. It has been quite a few years...
Forum: LS430 Yesterday, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Gene01
I have not heard that they have gas (between...

I have not heard that they have gas (between panes), but that they are laminated two-layer. Do you have a source for this information?
Thanks.

I think the problem described is delamination.
Forum: LS430 01-26-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By Gene01
In advance of the pictures, I will make a guess...

In advance of the pictures, I will make a guess that it is delamination since the car is a CL.
Does the glass have the word "LAMISAFE" in the data block? (It should.)
This is a known (but not too...
Forum: LS430 01-25-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Gene01
It does look like there is a "Mark Levinson" logo...

It does look like there is a "Mark Levinson" logo to the right of the "Lexus" brand. I can't be quite certain from the picture on my computer screen.
Also, the base model did not have cooled front...
Forum: LS430 01-23-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Gene01
If it were a Modern Luxury, it would have both...

If it were a Modern Luxury, it would have both Mark Levinson system and Nav (with a few exceptions such as Hawaii and perhaps Canada models).
Note that the Mark Levinson system has his name on the...
Forum: LS400 01-22-15, 11:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,341
Posted By Gene01
The diode symbol marks the position for testing a...

The diode symbol marks the position for testing a diode (out of circuit). By checking both forward and reverse bias, you can check if the diode is generally good.
You would not likely use this...
Forum: LS430 01-22-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Gene01
lvLS430 - Thanks for the information!

lvLS430 - Thanks for the information!
Forum: LS430 01-22-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By Gene01
You cannot identify a UL directly from the VIN....

You cannot identify a UL directly from the VIN. However, the posts above have good information for determining from looking at it. Air suspension is only on ULs and all ULs have it (from the factory...
Forum: LS430 01-21-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Gene01
Correct. You will probably not be able to find...

Correct.
You will probably not be able to find a Base model, so you would have to avoid the Premium package.
That leaves the Modern Luxury, Custom Luxury, or Ultra Luxury which have the Mark...
Forum: LS430 01-21-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Gene01
The following is correct for the '05, and I am...

The following is correct for the '05, and I am pretty sure for all '04 to '06 -
Mark Levinson was included with the Modern Luxury package (as well as Custom Luxury and Ultra Luxury).
Only the Base...
Forum: LS430 01-21-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Gene01
You may also want to check that the '04...

You may also want to check that the '04 transmission TSB was done.
Forum: GX - First Generation 01-20-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By Gene01
Just be aware that at least some of the...

Just be aware that at least some of the techstream packages will only run on a 32-bit OS.
The PC can be 64-bit, but the OS must be 32-bit.
Forum: LS400 01-20-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Gene01
It sounds like your left rear air bag is leaking,...

It sounds like your left rear air bag is leaking, but slowly so that the compressor can keep up with it.
It is likely that the leak will get worse, making the compressor run more and more to keep it...
Forum: LS400 01-19-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Gene01
Is the ATF level correct on the dipstick?

Is the ATF level correct on the dipstick?
Forum: LS400 01-19-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Gene01
Since no one else has posted, I will give my...

Since no one else has posted, I will give my opinion.
My understanding is that the air suspension (bag) cannot be separated from the shock.
I would love to be wrong, because that would mean a far...
Forum: GX - First Generation 01-16-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By Gene01
You can buy a very cheap voltmeter that plugs...

You can buy a very cheap voltmeter that plugs into your cigarette lighter from Amazon.com.
They have several types, and the least expensive are $5.99 (probably plus shipping).
Forum: LS430 01-10-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Gene01
01 - 03 are hidden and 04-06 are exposed.

01 - 03 are hidden and 04-06 are exposed.
Forum: LS430 01-08-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By Gene01
I have attached the docs regarding the 2004...

I have attached the docs regarding the 2004 transmission.
Forum: LS430 01-05-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Gene01
Thanks for a beautiful DIY! Well done.

Thanks for a beautiful DIY! Well done.
Forum: LS430 01-05-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By Gene01
Since you already know how to access the dealer...

Since you already know how to access the dealer service records, check to make sure that the transmission TSB for the '04 was done.
Forum: LS430 12-24-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,632
Posted By Gene01
XJSfan - I have seen the statement several times...

XJSfan - I have seen the statement several times that the LS430 requires 93 octane, but can't figure out where that comes from (perhaps non-US owner's manuals). I am aware of the different countries'...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-19-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By Gene01
I can't advise you regarding selling the car or...

I can't advise you regarding selling the car or not, but I would add this:
Post the name and city of the dealer, so others can avoid him.
Forum: LS430 12-18-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 801
Posted By Gene01
It is possible that it is some of the heat shield...

It is possible that it is some of the heat shield sheet metal? It sounds like you have checked about everything else.
Forum: LS430 12-18-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,393
Posted By Gene01
Yeah, but that Ferrari toolkit has one hell of a...

Yeah, but that Ferrari toolkit has one hell of a flashlight!
Forum: LS400 12-15-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Gene01
2. Don't have the car here to check, but I think...

2. Don't have the car here to check, but I think that passenger side switch position also enables the mirror tilt-down in reverse gear.
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