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Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-13-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By honasbone
Awesome. Thanks much rkw77080!

Awesome. Thanks much rkw77080!
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-13-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By honasbone
Question Need Torque Spec - Front Stabilizer Bar Link

Hi guys. The front passenger side "stabilizer bar link" (I'm used to them being called end links) is making noise. The replacement part is on the way.

Anyone have torque specs for it?

Also,...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-11-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By honasbone
Had to go to a 2nd machine shop to get the...

Had to go to a 2nd machine shop to get the threads fixed properly. The first shop ended up being too nervous to proceed and more or less asked me to take my part and just leave. Haha.

Got it...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-10-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By honasbone
Yes, very good catch. Much appreciated!

Yes, very good catch. Much appreciated!
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-10-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,577
Posted By honasbone
If you did the whole front suspension, plan on...

If you did the whole front suspension, plan on allowing your car to be out of commission for the full weekend at least, and that assuming you have a hydraulic press at your disposal for LCA bushing...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-10-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By honasbone
Uh-oh. I WD40'd the crap out of both bolts and...

Uh-oh. I WD40'd the crap out of both bolts and both holes on the knuckle. I was hoping to rinse away any metal shards that might have been causing the problem. Of course that wasn't it.

I'll...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-10-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By honasbone
Ah, that's great! Thanks much! It's been a...

Ah, that's great! Thanks much! It's been a nerve racking night and morning to say the least. But it sounds like all will be well after the machine shop is done with the knuckle and the kids are...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-10-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By honasbone
Torque spec help - upper ball joint (?) castle nut

Not sure if it's actually called an upper ball joint. But I'm referencing the castle nut used to fasten the upper portion of the steering knuckle to what I believe is the upper control arm/upper...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-10-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,577
Posted By honasbone
Thanks for the responses everyone. I really dig...

Thanks for the responses everyone. I really dig this community. Decided to try knuckle repair first as time is of the essence at the moment.

Turns out removing the knuckle was pretty easy seeing...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-10-15, 07:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,577
Posted By honasbone
I have tried threading by hand directly into the...

I have tried threading by hand directly into the knuckle, bypassing the joint. It's definitely cross threaded.

If I took it to a machine shop, is removing the knuckle a straight forward job? ...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-09-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,577
Posted By honasbone
Help. Did I wreck inner knuckle threads?

For what was supposed to be such an easy DIY, it's looking like I screwed the pooch. I need some help.

I'm nearly done replacing my LBJ and am trying to reinsert the last 2 assembly bolts,...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-05-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By honasbone
I heard back. As the name implies, this is a...

I heard back. As the name implies, this is a Toyota dealership :) Said he buys the parts from a Lexus dealer. Not sure what bearing that has on why the prices were higher. That said, he did...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-03-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By honasbone
Really appreciate this post. I hope it gets...

Really appreciate this post. I hope it gets stickied (if it hasn't been already).

I live in WA state and was checking out Toyota of Olympia's site for brake stuff. I notice they list both the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-20-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 89,683
Posted By honasbone
For what it's worth, I replaced the foam surround...

For what it's worth, I replaced the foam surround on the stock sub and added dynamat the rear deck. I then move the fader to the rear a couple notches. Plenty of bass now. Too much bass on some...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-16-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,272
Posted By honasbone
Haha. Ah man! I thought for sure today was...

Haha. Ah man! I thought for sure today was going to be the day I found out whether or not I was going to have a difficult conversation with the wife about me buying a new seat bottom cushion for...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-06-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,272
Posted By honasbone
jimbosr1, Once you've had a chance to dive...

jimbosr1,

Once you've had a chance to dive into this job (and report back to us :) ), can you please comment on the condition of the outgoing foam and how it compares to the condition to the new...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-24-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By honasbone
That looks great! Strictly aesthetically...

That looks great! Strictly aesthetically speaking - very cool.

I care about how music sounds in my car. I'm a big fan of the swede style headliner in my UL. Seems to limit sounds bouncing off...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-24-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,272
Posted By honasbone
Wear some kind of protective gloves if possible. ...

Wear some kind of protective gloves if possible. I cut myself twice while being careful. Lots of random sharp edges underneath the seat.

The seat itself is very heavy. It's an awkward 2...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-24-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,272
Posted By honasbone
Once you get it installed, please reply back to...

Once you get it installed, please reply back to this thread with your thoughts on comfort. I have another thread going right now where I mention the condition of the foam in my seat still looking...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-24-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By honasbone
What did you think of the outcome, warm? ...

What did you think of the outcome, warm? Significant improvement? Any idea what kind of foam was added? Any impact to the heating/cooling function of the seat?
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-23-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By honasbone
Extra seat foam padding?

A little back story: My driver's seat is not as comfortable as it ought to be for a flagship Lexus. I've felt this way since I bought it last year. The lumbar supports are all but hard and my butt...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-23-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,412
Posted By honasbone
I had a chance to steam the foam on the bottom...

I had a chance to steam the foam on the bottom driver's seat cushion over the weekend. Removed the seat from the car and moved back the leather cover. Cut my finger up nice and good. And in...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-17-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By honasbone
Sorry. TA = time alignment. (TA is a part of the...

Sorry. TA = time alignment. (TA is a part of the factory stereo in the 04 - 06. Not in our cars sadly.) Generally the processor will use some sort of microphone setup to do it's best to ensure all...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-17-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By honasbone
What year is your car? Does it have the factory...

What year is your car? Does it have the factory TA? I've never experienced it myself, so I don't know how effective it is. If you have 01-03 without factory TA you should consider getting a...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-17-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,412
Posted By honasbone
steam the foam padding

I called a local car upholstery shop about rebuilding my driver's seat. They said they'd first try steam to rejuvenate the foam. So I youtube'd what they were talking about. Looks pretty straight...
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