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Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 08-03-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By Bocatrip
Yes it is without a doubt too much money....

Yes it is without a doubt too much money. However, when you do decide on a place to install (Lexus or Toyota) as I would not give it to an independent...be certain that you are getting OEM parts....
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-27-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Bocatrip
Ordinary car wax has done the trick for me. My...

Ordinary car wax has done the trick for me. My car came with the cracks 5 years ago and have not gotten any worse. After the wax is applied and rubbed in very well, I can barely feel them anymore.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-22-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Bocatrip
I agree with Lavrishevo 100% Buying a used car...

I agree with Lavrishevo 100% Buying a used car has it's limitations. Color choice combinations as well as trim is not realistic or you may be looking for so long, the car may be eligible for...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-20-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By Bocatrip
PS. Timing belt decision with these miles? no...

PS. Timing belt decision with these miles? no brainer. Spark plugs? Nah... I'll wait another day or more....
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-20-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By Bocatrip
Thanks for all the helpful advice. For the time...

Thanks for all the helpful advice. For the time being and with my car purring like a kitten, the original plugs are remaining where they were from the factory, and I will address the replacement when...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-18-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,224
Posted By Bocatrip
This is the very reason that at 119,000 miles...

This is the very reason that at 119,000 miles with my 01 LS430 running like a champ and accelerating and idling perfectly, I have decided to hold off on the spark plug replacement. I only drive 5,000...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-18-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By Bocatrip
Hey Ancdmd. Glad you finally at this point have...

Hey Ancdmd. Glad you finally at this point have eliminated your nagging pinging issue. You have mentioned on an earlier post that you have a habit of throwing parts at problems to try and find a fix....
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-17-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,262
Posted By Bocatrip
I got my curiosity up again and checked my...

I got my curiosity up again and checked my battery and alternator voltage just a little while ago. After sitting for a number of hours my battery read 12.76 with the car off. That shows that the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-17-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,262
Posted By Bocatrip
From what I've been reading, the inexpensive...

From what I've been reading, the inexpensive multimeters cannot effectively measure our car's amperage without destroying the multimeter. Most only go up to 10 amps.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-17-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,262
Posted By Bocatrip
Lavrishevo.....Your replacement alternator is...

Lavrishevo.....Your replacement alternator is behaving exactly as my original alternator. I too start out at 14.1-14.2 at startup and immediately start dropping. I probably settle in the mid 13s. One...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-15-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,262
Posted By Bocatrip
5 Years ago, when I first purchased my 01 LS430...

5 Years ago, when I first purchased my 01 LS430 it had 98,000 miles at the time. A year or so later I decided to purchase a battery. I did not know how old it was with certainty, and here in Florida,...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-11-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,985
Posted By Bocatrip
I appreciate any and all info on this Forum. I've...

I appreciate any and all info on this Forum. I've been a member since 2006. I drive my 2001 LS430 with 120,000 miles practically 98% City driving. I might have checked a few times and am averaging...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-11-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Bocatrip
I purchased my 2001 LS430 over 5 years ago. It...

I purchased my 2001 LS430 over 5 years ago. It has always been a Florida Car. There was some cracking on the veneer of the steering wheel when I first got it then. I was recently starting to feel...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-11-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By Bocatrip
Same temp as your photo. Never varies regardless...

Same temp as your photo. Never varies regardless of how hot it is outside.......and it gets pretty hot here in Florida.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-11-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Bocatrip
Everyone loves the ride, but only the loyal...

Everyone loves the ride, but only the loyal owners don't mind filling it up at the station.:)
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-11-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Bocatrip
Took my car to get an appraisal at my local Lexus...

Took my car to get an appraisal at my local Lexus dealership in order to qualify for a $200 Coupon off the struts I was getting replaced. They appraised my 2001 LS430 with 120,000 miles for $7200....
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-10-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Bocatrip
Mark Levinson will not disclose the specs on...

Mark Levinson will not disclose the specs on their speakers. Do a search and you will find this. It's most frustrating for the rear subwoofer which fails over time. I bit the bullet and replaced my...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-10-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Bocatrip
Good Point Lavrishevo. My steering wheel does...

Good Point Lavrishevo. My steering wheel does have some slight cracking beginning on the dashboard side of the wheel. I noticed it 5 years ago when I first purchased the car. I keep a sun shade...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-10-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Bocatrip
Just came back from Lexus and showed the shop...

Just came back from Lexus and showed the shop foreman my read out. He told me there is so much room between the allowable settings for the toe of 0.05 and 0.25 that a difference of .09 is negligible...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-10-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Bocatrip
Alignment question

I just had my 2001 LS430 with 120,000 miles aligned. It was aligned 3,000 miles ago but I had front struts installed 1,000 miles ago and thought it would be a good idea to do again. My concern is the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-09-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Bocatrip
Real Wood.

Real Wood.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-09-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,608
Posted By Bocatrip
+! The clutches in the transmission will develop...

+! The clutches in the transmission will develop a build up of varnish which in fact is keeping the clutches from slipping. You don't want to upset this buildup unless you are already having issues...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-09-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Bocatrip
Thanks everyone for the info. Looks like I'll...

Thanks everyone for the info. Looks like I'll just be doing more regular rotations at every 5,000 miles to keep any tire wear in check.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-08-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Bocatrip
Rear camber adjustment

Is the rear camber on the 2001 LS430 adjustable? My recent rear readings after my last alignment are within specs but my passenger side rear tire is feathering on the inside. The readings for the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-05-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,224
Posted By Bocatrip
How did your plugs look after removal? Can't...

How did your plugs look after removal? Can't really tell from the pictures. Did any of them look really worn? I will be going with the OEM plugs and I'm aware that this job is still relatively labor...
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