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Posted By ShawnOk

sending mine next week. Will report with before...

sending mine next week. Will report with before and after photos, and my experience with them through the process.
06-17-18, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Scootymad

They get worse fairly quickly. I bought my LS...

They get worse fairly quickly. I bought my LS with a sketchy left front bearing and within 6000 miles it was completely shot to hell. They're super easy to change though. Caliper off, rotor off, 4...
06-16-18, 10:26 PM
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Views: 1,400
Posted By Roho

Also smear clean oil on the rubber seal of the...

Also smear clean oil on the rubber seal of the filter with ypur finger so it won' stick to the metal.
06-09-18, 08:04 PM
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Posted By jonas's RX

Mercedes Benz VS Lexus Service Department experience

Gang

I have both makes and boy , why is there such a big difference
at the dealer when you bring in your car for service ?

With Mercedes (alabor rate $185/hr), the service departmt
never...
06-04-18, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Goldwinger

If you had it checked an the mechanic can't tell...

If you had it checked an the mechanic can't tell you where it is you need another opinion. The only way an ECM might be at fault is if it has a code for an internal failure. Rare but does happen. And...
05-24-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By LS430inDE.

That's not the litmus test/universal indicator to...

That's not the litmus test/universal indicator to identify if the cap is working properly. Clicking does not equal a 100% guaranteed good cap.

The clicking is only letting you know the ratcheting...
05-20-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By VVTiBob

First I’m not being a smart ass, just don’t know...

First I’m not being a smart ass, just don’t know what YOU mean by “checks OK”. What I mean is did you test the switch for position AND continuity? More precise answers narrows the list of suspect...
05-18-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,025
Posted By rkw77080

Alternatively, you can rebuild the starter...

Alternatively, you can rebuild the starter solenoid without removing the starter. First of all, the mounting bolts for the starter are difficult to access, and secondly, the motor itself rarely...
05-18-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,025
Posted By 911LE

While you are in there take a good look at your...

While you are in there take a good look at your coolant crossovers. There are 2 cast aluminum pieces that span head to head in the front and rear. They seal with metal gaskets underneath. There is...
05-04-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Romanova

How To: Poly front sway bar bushing upgrade

If you're interested in upgrading your front sway bar bushings to polyurethane, then this is the thread for you.

First, let's order the bushings. You need 26mm bushings as that is the size of the...
05-02-18, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Bgw70

that is very unrealistic...find a used one on...

that is very unrealistic...find a used one on eBay ...
04-27-18, 07:12 PM
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Views: 1,275
Posted By 2KHarrier

Woops... Forgot to add that photo !! New...

Woops... Forgot to add that photo !!

New Mitsuboshi Belt is on the right, old Toyota Belt is on the left. It really didn't have much wear at all. No doubt I could have let this go for a few more...
04-27-18, 08:34 AM
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Views: 310
Posted By VVTiBob

From your description it’s the spiral cable...

From your description it’s the spiral cable assembly in the steering column. It’s a simple, but tedious repair. Here’s a you tube video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8UPzuTzMaak If you take this...
04-26-18, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Bgw70

This is what several of us are using for dome...

This is what several of us are using for dome lights......
04-21-18, 02:21 PM
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Views: 10,281
Posted By Jeffbart

I just did this today and made a video on how to...

I just did this today and made a video on how to do it. It's on YouTube right now.

https://youtu.be/qhg6JoY7uQE

This shows how to remove and replace the door belt moulding and quarter belt...
04-20-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By Bgw70

And the rear brakes...I broke them in...let them...

And the rear brakes...I broke them in...let them cool and tried them out...yes, the car definitely has more stopping power! These are awesome pads. Carbon fiber and ceramic pads. They also stay...
04-20-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By Bgw70

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/d9d27236_c8fb_4f10_8390_9af6907e1d80_7bd2949d58cdb4c5a3e64234b02c000f8a4373d4.jpeg
A dab of grease and almost finished with this...
04-20-18, 09:48 AM
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Views: 843
Posted By Bgw70

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/f9082f6e_2676_4ff5_8dfe_2095f3a5aa95_9eb6bf64159223cd05c66adfdb50a95a43b5e909.jpeg
Clips are an exact match....
04-20-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By Bgw70

Here is the front brake kit. it has...

Here is the front brake kit.

it has everything you need....
04-17-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By iolmaster

Brake Job FYI

I bought an 06 in 09 and have owned it ever since. (125K miles) I still do a lot of my own work and brakes is one of the jobs I still do. Even when the car was new to me I got a click in the front...
04-14-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By Serushio

Changelog:- New Thermostat at 152000 km

My UL UCF31 engine temp went up when accelerating.
Goes back to normal when coasting or at idle.
Swapped out the thermostat/gasket with one purchased from amazon.
All is well now.
04-06-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By rkw77080

According to the "Overall Electrical Wiring...

According to the "Overall Electrical Wiring Diagram", the fusible link "FL MAIN 2.0L" is located between terminal "4B" at the Fusible Link Block, and terminal "1A" at the "Engine Room No.1 J/B".
...
03-30-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By StanVanDam

The exhaust leaks won't be visible until you...

The exhaust leaks won't be visible until you remove the heat shields off the Y-pipe and block the exhaust tips while the engine is running. Even then, it might be a pinhole or hairline crack that is...
03-24-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By WindyCity1

How-To: Replace bottom seat cushion

I'm catching up on some deferred repairs on my 2004 LS430 CL and the most annoying thing I have found is the worn seat cushion. It only takes 30 minutes of driving before I get sore - it feels like...
03-20-18, 03:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By VVTiBob

From another thread: In 2006, Lexus figured...

From another thread:

In 2006, Lexus figured it out, and re-designed the gauges. The ’06-’10 SC430 clusters now adopted the ‘optitron’ technology. The only issue is that the two clusters are NOT,...
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