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Forum: LS430 Today, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By Jabberwock
I suggest not buying a car like an LS430 in a...

I suggest not buying a car like an LS430 in a private party sale out of a parking lot. If the seller is unwilling to meet with you at his home I'd pass. There are lots of scams surrounding buying...
Forum: LS430 03-29-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Jabberwock
Mine came with wheel locks but I took them off at...

Mine came with wheel locks but I took them off at some point and replaced with standard lug nut. The wheel locks were way more trouble then they were worth since no one ever steals wheels/tires...
Forum: LS430 03-26-15, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 723
Posted By Jabberwock
Beautiful car in a great pretty rare color. ...

Beautiful car in a great pretty rare color. Welcome to the forum. Since it is so clean inside and out you may want to consider getting a new set of OEM Lexus mats before they are unavailable. ...
Forum: LS430 03-25-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By Jabberwock
The Lexus tool kit is decent but the flashlight...

The Lexus tool kit is decent but the flashlight that comes with it is a POS. Keep it as a novelty souvenir and use that cut out space for a small multitool. Buy a couple of high quality...
Forum: LS430 03-25-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Jabberwock
Welcome to the forum Caverman. As you can see...

Welcome to the forum Caverman. As you can see there are lots of very knowledgeable and friendly folks that are happy to help.
Forum: LS430 03-17-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By Jabberwock
I have a low mile 2006 LS430 also. I decided a...

I have a low mile 2006 LS430 also. I decided a couple of years after I bought it that even if it did not hit 90k by the time it was 10 years old, I would change the TB/WP at end of 10 years of...
Forum: LS430 03-14-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Jabberwock
Very common issue. Search mirror switch on forum...

Very common issue. Search mirror switch on forum - should be multiple threads.
Forum: LS430 03-14-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Jabberwock
Battery light should not be on. Assuming...

Battery light should not be on. Assuming battery light was not on when you took it in to get battery replaced you need to find out what happened when the shop replaced your battery. Did someone...
Forum: LS430 03-12-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By Jabberwock
Non OEM electronic add ons, lojack, remote...

Non OEM electronic add ons, lojack, remote starter, amp/audio, butchered up wiring from previous device, etc. can be common cause of parasitic draw. If it is a used car sometimes the current owner...
Forum: LS430 03-12-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Jabberwock
Great info. My favorite part of the LS is the...

Great info. My favorite part of the LS is the 4.3 V8. Smooth as silk, and loads of power when needed. I just did a 2k road trip and passing other cars on high speed two lane roads in Florida...
Forum: LS430 03-11-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,038
Posted By Jabberwock
I have used Irontoad.com for brake parts. ...

I have used Irontoad.com for brake parts. Amazon sometimes has good prices on some parts like air and oil filters and spark plugs.
Forum: LS430 03-11-15, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Jabberwock
I run 33-34 psi on mine.

I run 33-34 psi on mine.
Forum: LS430 03-10-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Jabberwock
For me regular versus premium it is really not a...

For me regular versus premium it is really not a budget issue since I drive 6-8 k miles a year. I'm just an old geezer that does not like to waste money so I was interested in running the...
Forum: LS430 03-10-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Jabberwock
Agree - I try to avoid Brand X lowest cost non...

Agree - I try to avoid Brand X lowest cost non Tier 1 suppliers because many do not use additive packages that help clean burn and avoid carbon buildup.

http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html ...
Forum: LS430 03-10-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Jabberwock
I do get some leather and door seal squeaking...

I do get some leather and door seal squeaking when it is cold outside. In warm weather the car is pretty quiet inside. I have been meaning to put some rubber preservative like aerospace 303, or...
Forum: LS430 03-09-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Jabberwock
I certainly understand your perspective - it is...

I certainly understand your perspective - it is good to have multiple points of view on the forum.
Forum: LS430 03-09-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Jabberwock
"Degrading" a car engine running low octane fuel...

"Degrading" a car engine running low octane fuel would certainly be a bad idea. Running regular gas in a high compression engine and potentially inducing pre-ignition issues under load wasn't good...
Forum: LS430 03-09-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Jabberwock
Seat cushion for long trips

We bought two of these cushions to use for long trips a couple of years ago. They are clearly not inexpensive, but they are extremely high quality and super comfortable when used on the LS430...
Forum: LS430 03-08-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Jabberwock
Regular versus Premium MPG report

Just got back from 2,000 mile road trip to Florida. Wanted to test mpg on my car using premium versus regular gasoline. Gas used was Exon and pump posted as up to 10% ethanol. I ran approx 70...
Forum: LS430 03-06-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jabberwock
An LS430 is likely significantly lower cost to...

An LS430 is likely significantly lower cost to maintain than a LS460. The LS430 might be the best designed and most reliable factory made luxury car ever created. Suggest you find a well...
Forum: LS430 03-06-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Jabberwock
There used to be some utubes of LS430's going...

There used to be some utubes of LS430's going 165mph over in the Middle East. Amazing top speed for such a large barge.
Forum: LS430 02-25-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
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, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
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, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
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, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
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...
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