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09-23-18, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Bocatrip

I picked up a set of OEM bushings from EBay from...

I picked up a set of OEM bushings from EBay from an authorized Lexus dealer for $50 (pair). Had my Indy do the install with specific instructions,torque specs,and diagrams from this forum. 120,000...
09-22-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By Bocatrip

I totally agree. Too many items for a car with...

I totally agree. Too many items for a car with this mileage unless driven hard.
07-08-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Bocatrip

Agreed! I have replaced fronts years ago and...

Agreed! I have replaced fronts years ago and recently rears as well. Work well and very good company to work with. They are extremely helpful!
06-30-18, 02:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By Bocatrip

. Actually they seemed to be the same...

. Actually they seemed to be the same brightness.
06-26-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By Bocatrip

A pinion whine can be noticeable at highway...

A pinion whine can be noticeable at highway speeds (50-60) when accelerating and/or foot is on gas pedal. If taking foot off gas pedal eliminates rear whine the pinion gear would be suspect. Although...
06-25-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,323
Posted By Bocatrip

Yes, It turned out to be the passenger side front...

Yes, It turned out to be the passenger side front bearing. I went with a Koyo which is OEM made in Japan. I had my local Infiniti dealership (which I have a relationship with) install it for me at a...
06-24-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By Bocatrip

Are you absolutely positive it is not your Left...

Are you absolutely positive it is not your Left rear axle hub assembly? When turning the steering from left to right at highway speeds does the humming lessen?
06-16-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Bocatrip

Congrats on your new but proven LS430. Yes, you...

Congrats on your new but proven LS430. Yes, you can certainly switch to the 18s , but just keep in mind that you are going up two sizes from the cushy 16s to the much firmer 18s. If you don'tmind...
06-14-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,283
Posted By Bocatrip

Personally, I feel that the 17s are the best...

Personally, I feel that the 17s are the best compromise for ride, comfort, noise and handling for the LS430. 18s are somewhat firm and could be noisier. Yes the rims look nice with the 18s but there...
06-11-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Bocatrip

Sounds like a very fair deal, but depending upon...

Sounds like a very fair deal, but depending upon what your plans for the car are should determine what actions you might take. Looks like a $4,000-$4500 retail piece if in fair running cond with very...
04-30-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Bocatrip

Other than paying more... you can never go wrong...

Other than paying more... you can never go wrong with a Michelin. Just my opinion.
04-30-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Bocatrip

My first guess would be tires as the culprit as...

My first guess would be tires as the culprit as well. When you change your tires be sure you get a quality tire that is known for a quiet smooth ride. I just purchased a set of Michelin Primacy MXM4s...
03-21-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Bocatrip

As an old timer on this forum my response to this...

As an old timer on this forum my response to this LCA replacement is this. Many non OEM lower control arm bushings may be giving you a way different and firmer ride than the original suspension...
03-21-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By Bocatrip

No. You need to find a shop with the proper...

No. You need to find a shop with the proper equipment and experience to press out the old ones without damaging the outer bracket and pressing in the new one. I purchased the OEM bushings, left them...
02-26-18, 05:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,580
Posted By Bocatrip

01 with 134,000. Alternators on our cars very...

01 with 134,000. Alternators on our cars very rarely need replacement. They are quite robust.
02-13-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,042
Posted By Bocatrip

Definitely do not flush! Drain and fill only.

Definitely do not flush! Drain and fill only.
02-09-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By Bocatrip

I hate to get personal here, but you mentioned...

I hate to get personal here, but you mentioned you are a widow and I don't know your age. I would tell anyone who doesn't have regular guidance for the particulars in older car ownership to get a...
02-06-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By Bocatrip

Strong Arms. Worked for me for front and back....

Strong Arms. Worked for me for front and back. Perfect!
01-11-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,282
Posted By Bocatrip

UPDATE: Caution! This is a long thread. I am the...

UPDATE: Caution! This is a long thread. I am the OP of this thread giving my latest update. I did not want to start another tire thread so decided to continue this one. Firstly let me say that after...
12-13-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,031
Posted By Bocatrip

Getting the refund is fine, but here you might...

Getting the refund is fine, but here you might need to be cautious and possibly hold off on accepting the refund. You are getting your car back with a transmission issue which could equate to a much...
12-03-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Bocatrip

If you are getting a one owner car, that in...

If you are getting a one owner car, that in itself is a plus for this length of time. All the info you are looking for can be found under the search feature. Good luck. Sounds like you might very...
11-17-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bocatrip

I happen to agree here. If you want to feel...

I happen to agree here. If you want to feel better, a one time drain and fill with approximately 3 quarts of the the appropriate fluid should most likely do no harm. Small actions can usually make...
11-17-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bocatrip

I'd be extremely careful when it comes to your...

I'd be extremely careful when it comes to your next move. You already mentioned that the car shifts smoothly and you mentioined you think the fluid looks dark and possibly smells burnt. Before doing...
10-20-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By Bocatrip

Once again.....even if the miles are...

Once again.....even if the miles are authentic.....super low miles are not necessarily favorable for the new owner. AGE is always a huge factor and on the top of the list is SERVICE RECORDS. A car...
10-13-17, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bocatrip

Condition and records first. Number of owners...

Condition and records first. Number of owners last. What if the last owner poured his life savings into his precious gem and brought it to pristine condition, even if it were neglected in the past....
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