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Forum: LS430 06-25-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Bocatrip
Always ask for the old plugs or parts back. In...

Always ask for the old plugs or parts back. In this case you want to make sure they change the passenger side firewall plug instead of skipping over it.
Forum: LS430 06-19-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Bocatrip
BradTank.......Very solid and useful advice as...

BradTank.......Very solid and useful advice as well as others on the forum. You hit on a point that I was pretty much focused on. All these cars are old and all are or will be needing rubber...
Forum: LS430 06-18-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Bocatrip
Repair or update to newer ls430?

I've owned my 2001 LS430 for 5 years now and love the car.It currently has 119,000 miles and I purchased it with 98,000 miles. I don't drive much. It is an original paint, Nav car with the right...
Forum: LS430 06-18-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bocatrip
You can wipe that crud off as many times as you...

You can wipe that crud off as many times as you like but it is going to reappear. That is the nature of the coolant that Lexus uses. It accumulates on the outside of the reservoir. Any owner can look...
Forum: LS430 06-11-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Bocatrip
The bottle reads 70%. I sprayed a little less...

The bottle reads 70%. I sprayed a little less than half the bottle. Hopefully I should be good and am not planning on doing this on a regular basis.
Forum: LS430 06-11-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Bocatrip
I tried the alcohol method today. So far so good...

I tried the alcohol method today. So far so good but it's early yet. Will report back after a week or so.
Forum: LS430 06-11-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bocatrip
Notice that white/pinkish crud on the sides of...

Notice that white/pinkish crud on the sides of the reservoir? That's normal and the reason to check the coolant regularly as it is lost through the reservoir over time. I drive maybe 5,000-6,000...
Forum: LS430 06-09-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Bocatrip
I had a similar issue 6 months ago when I...

I had a similar issue 6 months ago when I replaced my tires. Every center cap had the tabs broken. The tire shop tech more than likely just pushed them out with the handle of a screwdriver or hammer...
Forum: LS430 06-09-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Bocatrip
Thanks for the link Lavrishevo. It was quite...

Thanks for the link Lavrishevo. It was quite helpful. I will be going with the alcohol method rather than the refresher kit. I too am not keen on inhaling the chemicals from the refresher kit. I'll...
Forum: LS430 06-08-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Bocatrip
How often to change cabin air filter?

I replaced my cabin air filter 12 months ago. I drove approximately 5,000 miles. It now has that moldy smell common with the a/c filter when it gets dirty. I haven't checked the filter, but wouldn't...
Forum: LS430 05-25-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
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 05-06-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
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: 755
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: 1,264
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: 108,514
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: 775
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: 1,066
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: 775
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: 9,136
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: 1,512
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: 1,066
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: 1,066
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: 775
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: 775
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: 1,066
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...
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