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Forum: LS430 05-25-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By Bocatrip
Any year would be a good choice as these are...

Any year would be a good choice as these are truly remarkably reliable cars and probably the most overly engineered car Lexus ever produced. The most expensive repair and the weakest link if I had...
Forum: LS430 05-07-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,392
Posted By Bocatrip
I visually inspected both of my lower ball joints...

I visually inspected both of my lower ball joints and none of the boots appeared to be torn. At least that's a good sign that dirt has not been getting inside to deteriorate them further. I still...
Forum: LS430 05-06-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,392
Posted By Bocatrip
When I had my front struts replaced last month at...

When I had my front struts replaced last month at Lexus, they of course told me that my lower control arm bushings were cracked (which I knew 5 years ago but have no symptoms or noises) as well as my...
Forum: LS430 05-06-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Bocatrip
I purchased my 01 over 5 years ago and it has...

I purchased my 01 over 5 years ago and it has always been a Florida car. The sun here is brutal on car finishes and interiors. I take my car regularly to car washes with the brushes and have it waxed...
Forum: LS430 05-01-15, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Bocatrip
If you like. do your thing and report back over...

If you like. do your thing and report back over time..There are a zillion posts on replacing ML systems. Anything other than OEM eventually causes havoc and amp failure or issues. Research...
Forum: LS430 04-17-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,139
Posted By Bocatrip
Color

Am I mistaken but is the subject color of this car brown? or some form or it? I can't really tell from the pictures.
Forum: LS430 04-11-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 105,676
Posted By Bocatrip
Smart thinking about preserving your amp. With...

Smart thinking about preserving your amp. With all the threads out there, staying stock by far seems to preserve the ML system including the amp with the least amount of issues.
Forum: LS430 04-10-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Bocatrip
good idea. After being on this Forum for almost...

good idea. After being on this Forum for almost 10 years, replacement does not work unless OEM equipement. bottom line.. Lexus knows what they are doing.
Forum: LS430 04-10-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By Bocatrip
Correct. Lexus will find it for you if necessary.

Correct. Lexus will find it for you if necessary.
Forum: LS430 04-09-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Bocatrip
As many previous threads will confirm. Mark...

As many previous threads will confirm. Mark Levinson does not divulge their actual specs and the system as a whole does not like aftermarket speakers. Read on and you will hear about Amp failures and...
Forum: LS430 04-09-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,418
Posted By Bocatrip
I have not read through this entire thread. My 01...

I have not read through this entire thread. My 01 has 118,000 miles and runs, accelerates, and idles like a top. Can anyone attest to changing the plugs will actually improve my gas mileage...
Forum: LS430 04-09-15, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,427
Posted By Bocatrip
Not to burst your bubble, but I've heard more...

Not to burst your bubble, but I've heard more than a few times of owners of LS460s actually trading their cars in for the LS430. My neighbor was one example. Sometimes you just can't improve on an...
Forum: LS430 04-09-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By Bocatrip
UPDATE! Went to JM Lexus with destroyed key and...

UPDATE! Went to JM Lexus with destroyed key and had them make me up an Official Lexus OEM Key (lol) and was done. $55 out the door. At my age I'm not running around to save a few pennies.. I guess...
Forum: LS430 04-07-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By Bocatrip
Where does one find the key code? I'm not the...

Where does one find the key code? I'm not the original owner? Where should I be looking? Does the dealer have it?
Forum: LS430 04-07-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Bocatrip
Another problem that can arise is that although...

Another problem that can arise is that although the foam does disintegrate, the direct sunlight can play havoc on the cone and the sound coil. Even if you refoam, there is always the chance that you...
Forum: LS430 04-07-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Bocatrip
What did you do after removing the rear seat and...

What did you do after removing the rear seat and waiting for the speaker to come back? Drove around that way?
Forum: LS430 04-07-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By Bocatrip
Called my "friendly" JM Lexus dealer to ask what...

Called my "friendly" JM Lexus dealer to ask what it would cost to cut the key If I brought the blank key with the new shell. They told me they will not cut a key if it is not bought from Lexus and...
Forum: LS430 04-06-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,101
Posted By Bocatrip
For your location, if anything I agree with...

For your location, if anything I agree with Jabberwock....either a front wheel drive car or if affordable a 4 wheel drive.
Forum: LS430 04-04-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By Bocatrip
2001 LS430 Key plastic shroud broken

Both my 2 plastic shrouds surrounding my keys for my 2001 Lexus LS430 have cracked and are separating from the actual metal key. The doors and trunk can still be activated, but I've crazy glued them...
Forum: LS430 04-04-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Bocatrip
Mine already had symptomatic moans and I didn't...

Mine already had symptomatic moans and I didn't want it to fail.
Forum: LS430 04-04-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Bocatrip
Disabled my automatic retracting feature shortly...

Disabled my automatic retracting feature shortly after I purchased my car years ago. They generally give problems and are expensive to repair.
Forum: LS430 04-03-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Bocatrip
ML speakers

After being on this Forum for over 5 years, I think you are doing the right thing by going for the OEM speaker. Especially if you are keeping your car for a while as I have mine. Enjoy it. You made...
Forum: LS430 04-03-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Bocatrip
You can easily get a multimeter for 7 bucks on...

You can easily get a multimeter for 7 bucks on line and see what your alternator is putting out as well as the condition of the battery. Yes, it is relatively uncommon for our alternators to fail as...
Forum: LS430 03-31-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Bocatrip
I understand very well where you are coming from....

I understand very well where you are coming from. I too 5 years ago purchased an 01 LS430 with a blown subwoofer and soon after replaced door speakers as well. I refoamed the rear subwoofer which at...
Forum: LS430 03-31-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Bocatrip
Watch out for scams on Craisgs list. Never never...

Watch out for scams on Craisgs list. Never never never send any money and don't purchase anything without seeing it first. Even then, it's best to do major transactions at banks to verify funds.
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