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Forum: LS430 02-25-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Jabberwock
Check your spare tire - it's low on air.

The LS430 has a nice wheel and full size spare tire in the trunk but most folks (including me) don't check it regularly. I had not checked my spare tire in a couple of years so today I pulled...
Forum: LS430 02-24-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Jabberwock
Definitely keep your current car if it is in good...

Definitely keep your current car if it is in good repair and runs well. The transaction costs to sell it and buy another car are way higher than most people think. The LS430 gets pretty...
Forum: LS430 02-23-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Jabberwock
Haven't seen that issue before. The center...

Haven't seen that issue before. The center stack and trim pieces are relatively easy to remove on the LS430. Should not be to hard to get a look underneath and see what might be causing the...
Forum: LS430 02-23-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Jabberwock
Agree on the 6 horns idea - that's the way to go...

Agree on the 6 horns idea - that's the way to go if you can find mount points. Use the existing OEM horn wiring circuit to power the relay on/off for the Cadi horns. Then wire a new custom horn...
Forum: LS430 02-21-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Jabberwock
I have to call BS on that dealer. I have an 06...

I have to call BS on that dealer. I have an 06 that still has its same OEM Panasonic battery...9 years and counting. There is no issue with electrical systems on the 06 that I have ever heard...
Forum: LS430 02-20-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Jabberwock
Sounds like you have done the basic homework. ...

Sounds like you have done the basic homework. Its a big purchase and since you are buying privately with zero warranty I'd recommend taking it to Lexus for an inspection before buying. I have...
Forum: LS430 02-18-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Jabberwock
It currently has 64k miles. I drive about 8k a...

It currently has 64k miles. I drive about 8k a year.
Forum: LS430 02-17-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Jabberwock
If it is running good there is no way anyone is...

If it is running good there is no way anyone is getting my near mint 06 LS430 for less than $15k EVER. I'd rather just keep it and drive it forever than give it away for some silly-^&* low price.
Forum: LS430 02-17-15, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Jabberwock
I run 33 PSI on Nitrogen from the friendly folks...

I run 33 PSI on Nitrogen from the friendly folks at Costco who provide free pressure check and tire fill up anytime you stop by Costco if you are a member. I always buy tires for all our cars at...
Forum: LS430 02-17-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By Jabberwock
I wanted a "premium" optioned car in white with...

I wanted a "premium" optioned car in white with beige or saddle interior and quickly found out that there were lots of used LS430s avail in DFW area if I was not too picky about condition or amount...
Forum: LS430 02-16-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,430
Posted By Jabberwock
Agree - I have driven a few 17 and 18 inch wheel...

Agree - I have driven a few 17 and 18 inch wheel versions of the LS430 and the 17's feel significantly better - being a geezer at this point for me the 17s are a nice compromise of smooth ride...
Forum: LS430 02-15-15, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Jabberwock
Not cheap in cost but makes the center console on...

Not cheap in cost but makes the center console on the LS look and function so much better....excellent mod.
Forum: LS430 02-13-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,807
Posted By Jabberwock
If you measure the ATF fluid that was drained out...

If you measure the ATF fluid that was drained out after it has cooled down you can ignore any volumetric expansion based on hot fluid drain and put back in the exact same amount of new fluid based on...
Forum: LS430 02-13-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Jabberwock
Agree - based on age on a 2003, I'd do the...

Agree - based on age on a 2003, I'd do the following: drain and fill on AT, drain and fill 2-3 times on PS reservoir, flush and fill on brake fluid, drain and fill on diff fluid. If its long life...
Forum: LS430 02-12-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Jabberwock
Excellent point.

Excellent point.
Forum: LS430 02-12-15, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Jabberwock
Resale value has stayed pretty high for well...

Resale value has stayed pretty high for well maintained SC430s over the last 5 years but they were built in much smaller numbers as to relatively rare in later years. The LS430 production numbers...
Forum: LS430 02-11-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 606
Posted By Jabberwock
Keep or sell our current LS430 can't be answered...

Keep or sell our current LS430 can't be answered out of context about what will replace it. Unless you are moving to London and/or giving up driving selling the LS requires replacing it with...
Forum: LS430 02-10-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Jabberwock
Looks good - thanks for sharing the info. ...

Looks good - thanks for sharing the info. Will rear tires clear fender lip on larger bumps when suspension starts to bottom?
Forum: LS430 02-09-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By Jabberwock
I have a 2006 LS so it benefits from having 6...

I have a 2006 LS so it benefits from having 6 speed instead of 5 speed AT and I drive it very smooth and easy. My average long term mileage over the last few years for a mix of in town and highway...
Forum: LS430 02-09-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,124
Posted By Jabberwock
Lexus going after the sports sedan market is fine...

Lexus going after the sports sedan market is fine for smaller sized cars. But for the flagship Lexus should concentrate on three focus areas in this order to build market share in luxury sedan...
Forum: LS430 02-09-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Jabberwock
Friend don't let friends buy plastic wood...

Friend don't let friends buy plastic wood steering wheels. I always think saving money is a good idea but the LS and the LS owner deserves better than a plastic steering wheel.
Forum: LS430 02-08-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,124
Posted By Jabberwock
Exactly. To me the LS430 represents the last and...

Exactly. To me the LS430 represents the last and very best generation of ultra luxury cars. The LS 430 has an almost perfect combination of bells and whistles and technology without going...
Forum: LS430 02-05-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,021
Posted By Jabberwock
Glad to hear you were not seriously injured in a...

Glad to hear you were not seriously injured in a crash like that. Take the time to see if you really are OK. Rear crashes put tremendous G force on spine and neck. At a minimum ask for fair...
Forum: LS430 02-02-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Jabberwock
Thanks for sharing the info! Let us know if that...

Thanks for sharing the info! Let us know if that stops the leak or if you have to replace the gasket.
Forum: LS430 01-30-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Jabberwock
Just swatting at straws but wondering if the...

Just swatting at straws but wondering if the passenger side front door control box same as the driver side front door box? If so it might be interesting to swap front door boxes and see if the...
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