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  1. These Lexus are clever...hot water and music !!!!!
  2. There's an SC 430 02 reg, 54,000 miles, estimated at £5000 at Wilson's Auction in Newcastle tomorrow night ( Wednesday 7/12 /2017 ). Just in case anyone's interested as I don't think there's many about.
  3. It's not in Friday's sale but there's still time if it hasn't been sold. I think they'll give the sale price over the phone. At £5000 hammer/estimate price there's another £400 commission to add on. Wilson's are pretty steep since taking over from SMAG Auctions. I wish I still had the Sunbeam.
  4. Phil, some good info there but I'm not into sports cars, just thought someone may be looking for one so it may have been "a not to be missed car". Whenever I'm asked "do you not fancy a sports car" I always say no, I had motor bikes in my teens and none of them were under 500ccs. For the record.....Sunbeam 500ccs in line twin/shaft drive, Triumph Tiger 100, 500ccs parallel twin, Norton 650ccs Dominator and lastly Norton 750 Dunstall Atlas.
  5. SC 430

    There's an SC 430 02 reg, 54,000 miles, estimated at £5000 at Wilson's Auction in Newcastle tomorrow night ( Wednesday 7/12 /2017 ). Just in case anyone's interested as I don't think there's many about. Members 31 467 posts Name: Jim Lexus Model: Lexus LS 430 2002 Year of Lexus: 2002 Location: Durham Report post Posted just now
  6. Another option could be......The oil cooler built into the radiator fails so you could retro fit an external after market oil cooler then there's no need to change the original radiator, just link the outlets at the bottom with suitable oil resistant "rubber" pipe and jubilee clips..
  7. there's a set of DHP alloy wheel centre caps on Gumtree

  8. My regular garage sourced them from his supplier and fitted them as a new brake cable was needed as well and definitely a job requiring the hoist. Brake cable, as seen above, came from Lexus (£60) as we couldn't find one at all on the web.
  9. All the parts are available after market without going to Lexus.
  10. The parking brake is just an old fashioned, low tech drum system with the same old problems. Dirt and dust clogging things up and it can seize with the results seen in the attached photo. In this instance the cable was seized in the lining. The casting bolted to the back plate can break cos you can get a lot of weight on it with your left leg. Even when new the friction linings on the shoes are small and thin so, as Steve says, wheel off, caliper off, disc off and clean and lube all moving parts.
  11. This is my Queen on Coronation Day June 1953 and that's me to her right as the real Duke of Edinburgh
  12. There was a member on here a few years back who ran LS400, I think it was a MK3, as a taxi who came from Liverpool, just can't think of his name.
  13. LS400 MK 4 R483UHP. This looks very nice but it was on Ebay for a few days this week in York YO10 for £1650 and now in Redcar on Gumtree for £2795 and practically word for word advert. Sorry, don't have a link, don't know how to do links. Lexus Chap 2nd ???
  14. I did my own compilations with no gaps, spaces or DJ spiel, only continuous music and still play them, mostly 50's to 70's. They were recorded from LP's and Fluff Freemans Pick of the Pops onto a Revox77 and edited to a Sony cassette deck using TDK Super Avilyn tape via a Naim amp and Linn Sondek, which I regret selling. I bought the Revox for £250 and sold it 23 years later for £250
  15. Hi rock on, Good to hear it's still running well but only to be expected as it looked a really good car when I saw it nearly 2 years ago. Since then I've had a 51 Merc C class which I sold after 4 weeks, a 53 Merc E 200 which developed a brake problem and the dealer refunded my money after 2 weeks of ownership, a 99 Honda Legend which was sold after 3 weeks when I found a gearbox oil leak and the LS430 went last Nov after nearly a years ownership. Since Feb, I've been running an 07 Merc E280 V6 3 ltr petrol auto in beautiful nick, nice and smooth and quiet, but doesn't compare with the refined silence of an LS
  16. There is a 1/2 inch drive socket with spring loaded pins with a range from 9 to 22mm nut size available from most outlets, machine mart/halfords/local auto store etc for about a tenner which does the job if the locking wheel nut adaptor is lost/missing. Plenty of good photos on their web sites.
  17. If the auto oil pan is steel then why not stick a couple of button type magnets on it and this will attract any metal swarf and stop it from being sucked through the gearbox. Auto box pans I've dropped had magnets inside and they all had a small pyramid of swarf on them. Drain the oil, top it up, use it for a week, do the same again and you should have a good percentage of fresh oil dilution. If its not leaking, don't give yourself the hassle.
  18. This is now on ebay with seller location in Duns near Coldstream in the Scottish Borders (Jim Clarks Museum is located there). Business address on bottom of posting is Daljit Trading, Vivek Saddi Kent DA11 9PH. User name 7th.sky
  19. "Rubber Brake Pipes". Do you mean the flexible brake pipes? Take your old ones to your local motor accessory shop/motor factor and they will match them up from their stock catalogue at a much lower price than OEM/Lexus and just as good.
  20. http://s778.photobucket.com/user/39buss/media/IMG_5894_zpscs5kubxa.jpg.html http://s778.photobucket.com/user/39buss/media/IMG_5893_zpsxglo6fvx.jpg.html Here are two pics of S/C motors.
  21. I posted pictures of this a while ago. Yes, 2 separate motors and the in/out one can be turned with a 10mm spanner on the square section of the threaded part.
  22. I put second hand used GS300 struts on my MK 3 LS400 which are about 1" shorter but did the job. If I remember rightly there was more of them and cheaper on ebay.
  23. Lexus VSC.pdf Hope this PDF opens. I had the same bother when an LPG op plugged his laptop into my MK2 GS300 and Tigerfish, on the GS300/430 forum sent me this. You have to short pin numbers Ts14 and CG4 on the OBD socket with a paper clip. 1. Igition OFF 2. Bridge pins 14 and 4 3. Igition on (DO NOT START ENGINE) 4. Leave on for 30 seconds 5. Igition off. 6. Remove bridge 7. Check that lights are now extinquished. PS.....At Stage 3 and 4 the VSC lights will flash rapidly.
  24. On my "02" LS430 I placed a thin sheet of modellers plastic sheet over the bumper and wiggled the light unit over this and it came out without any damage and went in the same way. The plastic sheet is only about 1/16" thick. Don't know of any changes in shape from 02 to 04 to prevent this working on yours. Hope it helps.