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01-08-17, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Lavrishevo

I've had no issues with the automatic car wash I...

I've had no issues with the automatic car wash I visit. During the winter months I make sure to run it through with the underbody wash once a week. Swirls are much easier to buff out vs rusting from...
12-20-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,495
Posted By Lavrishevo

2011 and up 460. :thumbup: 2013 was a good year. ...

2011 and up 460. :thumbup: 2013 was a good year.

I want a 13 or 14 myself.
11-25-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By Lavrishevo

Thanks guys, but after looking more closely at a...

Thanks guys, but after looking more closely at a few SC's I think another LS is better fit for me. That "rear" seat is totally unusable and honestly the cars styling is not doing much for me in...
11-24-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By Lavrishevo

What to look for when purchasing a SC

Hey guys,

I owned a 99 LS400 and a 04 LS430 UL model for a number of years. I know the engines and suspension in and out but I don't know the SC well. I am considering a 2004 with 91k miles. Can...
11-01-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By Lavrishevo

Techstream only allows you to configure the...

Techstream only allows you to configure the various options that are on the vehicle. It's main purpose is to test and diagnose problems. Like alarm, light sensor, keyless, smart key, etc. nothing...
10-31-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By Lavrishevo

The transmission recall had nothing to do with...

The transmission recall had nothing to do with shifting. Some very early 04's had parking pawl's that could fail when parked on a hill without the parking brake.

There was a software update that...
10-31-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Lavrishevo

Yes the more heavy duty radiator.

Yes the more heavy duty radiator.
10-31-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,018
Posted By Lavrishevo

Hey guys, I have a new OEM Denso radiator that I...

Hey guys, I have a new OEM Denso radiator that I never installed before I sold my LS. I bought the one with the "tow package" which is more heavy duty then the stock but fits as the regular unit....
10-30-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By Lavrishevo

There was a certain section of my commute home...

There was a certain section of my commute home that my LS use to downshift. It would only downshift after hitting the brakes though. Your car should not downshift if you are off the brakes.
10-28-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Lavrishevo

That's true. Johnson Controls makes a majority of...

That's true. Johnson Controls makes a majority of them. Interstate, Optima, Everstart Maxx, some of the Diehard line, among others. I replaced the OEM battery in my Outback (also Johnson Control)...
10-28-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By Lavrishevo

Diehard Platinum series batteries are...

Diehard Platinum series batteries are consistently rated the best by Consumer Reports. I personally don't think they are worth the money. Red and Yellow tops are pretty good. Honestly, I replace my...
10-28-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By Lavrishevo

I'm not a fan of engine treatments or oil...

I'm not a fan of engine treatments or oil additives in general but I did run about a quart of Marvel Mystery Oil in my 430 for an oil change and I noticed the oil was definitely darker then normal at...
10-27-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Lavrishevo

Thumbs up $50 shipped. Great to replace at your next TB /...

$50 shipped. Great to replace at your next TB / WP job.
10-24-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Lavrishevo

2001 - 2006 LS430 Denso Radiator - NEW

Purchased for my 2004 before I sold the car. Band new never opened. Denso Part Number: 221-4100 (tel:221-4100)

I paid $90 shipped
Selling for $60 shipped
10-14-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,144
Posted By Lavrishevo

The valve noise that causes hesitation is not...

The valve noise that causes hesitation is not something you would hear. More of a resonating frequency in the heads that tricks the computer to think the engine is knocking. Aparently it often...
10-14-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,144
Posted By Lavrishevo

This why I want a 2013 and up. These are the...

This why I want a 2013 and up. These are the years Lexus got it right. Took them a while but they finally did it. Also, those insanely high rebuild cost for older 460's are from people who drop their...
10-14-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,144
Posted By Lavrishevo

The new ones have a much better interior and look...

The new ones have a much better interior and look great but lord are they expensive. Also very difficult to get out of... lol I about had to crawl out of the darn thing. I miss my 430 but not enough...
10-13-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By Lavrishevo

Yes, you are correct, WS fluid not type IV. Type...

Yes, you are correct, WS fluid not type IV. Type IV is for 03 and below. My memory is slipping. How you can overfill that much is also a mystery. The overflow "port" is sealed with a plug so this is...
10-13-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By Lavrishevo

Are you sure your independent mechanic used OEM...

Are you sure your independent mechanic used OEM fluid? This is important due to the additive package. Toyota Type IV. The shuttering is odd and it should not do that but if it is acting fine then you...
10-13-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By Lavrishevo

If you feel like you are getting a harder...

If you feel like you are getting a harder downshift then normal your transmission is most likely under-fillled. It is very important that the transmission be warmed to operating temperature, shifted...
10-13-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Lavrishevo

Lexus LS 16's fit just fine. Mine were off a...

Lexus LS 16's fit just fine. Mine were off a LS400. Disk height I think is the correct term for clearance for the front caliper.
10-13-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Lavrishevo

I has a set of Blizzak's with 16" rims for 04 UL...

I has a set of Blizzak's with 16" rims for 04 UL and they were great. I searched on eBay and the wheels with tires were $320 shipped. Hard to beat that. Even during that huge storm we got in February...
10-12-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By Lavrishevo

I also just replaced my battery in my 8 month old...

I also just replaced my battery in my 8 month old Outback 3.6 with the Interstate line from Costco. The OEM had not failed but I did not trust it. One of the fails from Subaru was using a rather...
10-09-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,770
Posted By Lavrishevo

I agree with others that the warranty is a waste...

I agree with others that the warranty is a waste of money. I purchased my 04 UL at 99k mile and kept her until earlier this year and 168k. I was offered one via my credit union for about $3500 I...
10-06-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,866
Posted By Lavrishevo

One easy way to tell if your LBJ's are nearing...

One easy way to tell if your LBJ's are nearing the end of their life is go to a parking lot and slowly drive in the tightest circle the car will do. If you feel and hear the tires kind of stumble or...
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