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Forum: LS430 Today, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Jabberwock
Thumbs up Excellent post with great detail - thanks for...

Excellent post with great detail - thanks for sharing

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Forum: LS430 05-25-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Jabberwock
All years of the LS430 represent an outstanding...

All years of the LS430 represent an outstanding value in a luxury sedan. The 2001-2003 are beautiful classic looking scars, very reliable cars - but they are 13-15 years old at this point and...
Forum: LS430 05-23-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Jabberwock
Over the years I owned my car I have had the...

Over the years I owned my car I have had the ignition switch seize up a few times. Can't really put my finger on how it happens but seemingly at random times it would feel like it was stuck or...
Forum: LS430 05-21-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,151
Posted By Jabberwock
I have only owned a few cars as an adult that...

I have only owned a few cars as an adult that were mine to drive (as opposed to wife and kid cars).

79 Grand Prix
89 Acura Legend
99 Acura RL
2006 LS430

Here's a pic of the RL when I sold...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-19-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,479
Posted By Jabberwock
Ouch. Thanks for sharing the cautionary tale. ...

Ouch. Thanks for sharing the cautionary tale. We have been getting large amounts of rain in my area with some local flooding. I have tried to explain to my 18 yo son that he should never drive his...
Forum: LS430 05-19-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Jabberwock
Sorry that happened to your car but glad that you...

Sorry that happened to your car but glad that you were not injured. It is possible that you may have had some air in the brake line - did you notice a soft pedal at all? Did the pedal go to the...
Forum: LS430 05-18-15, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Jabberwock
I'd take it apart and make sure everything was...

I'd take it apart and make sure everything was installed correctly. Make sure it matches exactly against the other side. Maybe swap sensor from side to side if they are if they are universal. ...
Forum: LS430 05-15-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Jabberwock
Another alternative for oil changes is to buy...

Another alternative for oil changes is to buy your own full syn oil at walmart and buy OEM filter from Toyota or Amazon and then get dealer to quote labor only for oil change. Lexus will do an oil...
Forum: LS430 05-15-15, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Jabberwock
Suggest you buy a couple of high quality Denso...

Suggest you buy a couple of high quality Denso air filters on Amazon for $17.70 each. Buy 2 so you get free shipping : ) Changing the air filter on the LS430 is very easy and literally takes 5...
Forum: LS430 05-09-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Jabberwock
woa - another feature I had forgotten about.

woa - another feature I had forgotten about.
Forum: LS430 05-06-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Jabberwock
I use Turtle Wax Ice brand car wash liquid that I...

I use Turtle Wax Ice brand car wash liquid that I buy from costco. I wash the car every other week since it is always garaged and the Turtle Wax car wash provides great shine and a layer of...
Forum: LS430 05-04-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Jabberwock
Most likely your speakers and your amp are hosed....

Most likely your speakers and your amp are hosed. Given the age of the car if you want to keep it I'd shop for a total replacement for the obsolete ML system - new speakers and new head unit.
Forum: LS430 05-03-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Jabberwock
As an alternative there are guys that work mobile...

As an alternative there are guys that work mobile that visit most dealer used car lots. They can do a virtually undetectable repair at very reasonable prices. Just call the local Lexus or Toyota...
Forum: LS430 05-01-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,426
Posted By Jabberwock
Just pulled my PVC valve off, inspected it, and...

Just pulled my PVC valve off, inspected it, and cleaned it up with some CRC TB spray cleaner. At 67k miles the PBC valve had little to no carbon buildup, was coated with light oil residue so 100%...
Forum: LS430 05-01-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Jabberwock
Using a 4ohm sub would almost certainly cause the...

Using a 4ohm sub would almost certainly cause the amp to stress unless you wired a resister into the speaker which would look like a higher load to the amp but would greatly reduce the sub's sound...
Forum: LS430 04-28-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By Jabberwock
We use Rock Auto and like it but you have to be...

We use Rock Auto and like it but you have to be careful selecting parts - their cheaper line of non OEM parts can be very "generic" made in China stuff. Parts will work and look OK as long as you...
Forum: LS430 04-28-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Jabberwock
On a recent road trip I got apprx 560 miles out...

On a recent road trip I got apprx 560 miles out of a (very) full tank of gas. All interstate. My indicated range display after fill up is about 425...not sure what the exact number is on my car...
Forum: LS430 04-25-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Jabberwock
I typically run premium around town because my...

I typically run premium around town because my local Qiktrip and Costco gas is relatively inexpensive and I fill up the tank maybe once every 3-4 weeks. Easy road trips is where I feel like I can...
Forum: LS430 04-24-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Jabberwock
LS 430 Regular/Premium MPG comparison test update

We ran another long road trip last week. Drove apprx 1200 miles along Golf coast with apprx 95% interstate at 65-75mph 600 miles East and then 600 miles West on same route back. Going East I ran...
Forum: LS430 04-23-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By Jabberwock
Absolutely no need for boutique specialty oils. ...

Absolutely no need for boutique specialty oils. I suggest you buy any name brand 5w-30 full synthetic (Mobil1, Castrol, Penzoil, etc) on sale at Walmart. I have used them all depending on what...
Forum: LS430 04-21-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Jabberwock
Agree - In general soft compound tires ride...

Agree - In general soft compound tires ride softer and stick great but tend to wear faster, harder compound tires wear longer but don't ride or handle as well. I prefer to have a tire handle and...
Forum: LS430 04-17-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By Jabberwock
Mine pops open maybe half and inch. And it takes...

Mine pops open maybe half and inch. And it takes some effort to raise it from lowered to open. And that is with brand new struts.
Forum: LS430 04-17-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Jabberwock
My 2006 has had only 1 repair - the driver side...

My 2006 has had only 1 repair - the driver side mirror motor failed and required replacement when car was 4 years old. Since that one issue the car has been bulletproof. No other repairs other...
Forum: LS430 04-17-15, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Jabberwock
From the pictures it looks great. Suggest you...

From the pictures it looks great. Suggest you get on Lexus owner's site, input VIN and check history. Lexus dealers usually do a nice job prepping these cars for sale. Great that TB and 90k...
Forum: LS430 04-16-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,139
Posted By Jabberwock
It certainly can't hurt to ask a seller to pay...

It certainly can't hurt to ask a seller to pay for a Lexus inspection but I'd bet $100 he says no.


In terms of doing the deal and a good price, best thing if you want the car is make your...
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