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Forum: LS430 02-13-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,067
Posted By writes123
Level car and topping off the ATF fluid once ATF...

Level car and topping off the ATF fluid once ATF fluid temperature reaching operating temperature is what you ought to focus on. After all, your current fluid level may be low. The LS430 ATF level...
Forum: LS430 02-13-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By writes123
actually more of a fibrous strainer. not a paper...

actually more of a fibrous strainer. not a paper filter but not a metal screen either. easy enough to unscrew and replace. also with pain drop you get more fluid out than a simple drain bolt also the...
Forum: LS430 02-13-15, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By writes123
Also on ATF issue, no it's not too soon to do...

Also on ATF issue, no it's not too soon to do another drain and fill because the drain without a pan drop yield around 3.2 quarts. The total ATF capacity is 11.5 quarts. Most CL members will either...
Forum: LS430 02-13-15, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By writes123
Total Cooling system capacity 11.6 quarts. Should...

Total Cooling system capacity 11.6 quarts. Should be Toyota SLLC PINK Pre-mixed (50/50) coolant.

Thus, they replaced 8 out of 11.6 quarts. That includes the majority of the coolant. There are 2...
Forum: LS430 02-09-15, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By writes123
#1. sounds like you have concerns about the body...

#1. sounds like you have concerns about the body of the car, not the mechanical condition per se. thus try yelping a reputable body shop for vehicle inspection. most mechanics cant give you the...
Forum: LS430 01-03-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By writes123
That's the situation I found myself. Got an 05 UL...

That's the situation I found myself. Got an 05 UL 430 last January and then a 05 used Prius. Keeping it in the Toyota family. From mid to upper 20's to low 50s mpg for my daily 150+ mile mostly...
Forum: LS430 12-21-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By writes123
setting up is they key. win xp works pretty...

setting up is they key. win xp works pretty simple with the software. after the vci cable setup with drivers, takes less than 5 mins.
Forum: LS430 12-09-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By writes123
"recommended maintenance at 105k is: Factory...

"recommended maintenance at 105k is:

Factory Recommended
Replace engine oil and oil filter
Rotate tires and adjust tire pressures as required
Re-torque axle shaft flange bolts
Reset...
Forum: LS430 12-06-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By writes123
see FAQ and read through the ls430 posts. lots...

see FAQ and read through the ls430 posts. lots about pre-purchase stuff.
Forum: LS430 12-04-14, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By writes123
What signs have you noticed that indicate your...

What signs have you noticed that indicate your UCA are needing to be replaced?

I'm pretty sure the only way to possibly get bushings only is to press out old ones from junked UCAs.

The guy I...
Forum: LS430 12-03-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,882
Posted By writes123
good to always refer to FAQ 1st. then google...

good to always refer to FAQ 1st. then google search clublexus 2nd.

check out this link from FAQ
...
Forum: LS430 12-02-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By writes123
1. sewell parts 2. i don't know 3. no idea ...

1. sewell parts
2. i don't know
3. no idea

and if you thought TB is expensive, you haven;t encountered the UL with air struts that have gone out. those cost around 1500+ per from dealers. lexus...
Forum: LS430 12-02-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By writes123
transmission fluid change and pan drop. sounds...

transmission fluid change and pan drop. sounds like a possible overheated tranny.
Forum: LS430 12-01-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By writes123
a. if well maintained via records, just...

a. if well maintained via records, just preventative maintenance should be most of your future "work"
b. does it have back seat center armrest controls? if not, then it doesn't have air suspension....
Forum: LS430 11-30-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By writes123
All these questions are addressed in the FAQ...

All these questions are addressed in the FAQ section of the 430 forum.

The shock will bleed oil and your compressor will try running all the time due to bad struts. Your either replace them with...
Forum: LS430 11-29-14, 09:43 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 65,478
Posted By writes123
"The next hurdle may be determining when it’s...

"The next hurdle may be determining when it’s appropriate to change the ATF. Vehicle manufacturers promise longer transmission service intervals; some even promise 100,000-mile intervals. Are these...
Forum: LS430 11-27-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 40,786
Posted By writes123
From the recent posts it seems that I apparently...

From the recent posts it seems that I apparently got a pretty good deal on my 05 UL that I bought in Jan 2014.

Flint Mica/Black UL with 121k needing 2 front air struts/LCA bushings/4 new tires...
Forum: LS430 11-26-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 65,478
Posted By writes123
When I recently did this procedure, I drained...

When I recently did this procedure, I drained around around 1 qt more. It's possible that the Lexus dealer that did a Drain and Fill overfilled it a bit as when I took out the overflow plug after...
Forum: LS430 11-24-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,731
Posted By writes123
I had a similar problem .chladící liquid flowed...

I had a similar problem .chladící liquid flowed me and I did not know which way. Until I accidentally discovered that old age cracked plastic on top of the radiator.
Forum: LS430 11-19-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By writes123
sewellparts

sewellparts
Forum: LS430 11-18-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,912
Posted By writes123
Just performed my first rear diff fluid change...

Just performed my first rear diff fluid change after getting one by my mechanic when I got the car 9k miles ago. So, 1st ever rear diff fluid change at 122k and second one at 129k. I observed pretty...
Forum: LS430 11-18-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By writes123
Replace Thermostat with Gasket - some dealers...

Replace Thermostat with Gasket - some dealers don't include this with the 90k service
Replace Brake Fluid
Replace Drive Belt
Replace Air Filter/Cabin Air Filter/Front seat air filters
Drain and...
Forum: LS430 11-14-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,709
Posted By writes123
seems like the same codes that happened before...

seems like the same codes that happened before are reappearing b/c the only thing you did was clean the MAF sensor. i don't see how a dirty MAF sensor would cause these codes. id take the care to a...
Forum: LS430 11-13-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By writes123
1. How many more miles do you think before I...

1. How many more miles do you think before I should get my belt changed again (1st changed at 92,383)?, NOW, would be best, every 90k for PREVENTIVE maintenance

2. Should I change water pump? YES,...
Forum: LS430 11-13-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By writes123
ASICS - good OEM quality

ASICS - good OEM quality
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