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Everything posted by 39buss

  1. 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.
  2. 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 ???
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. "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.
  9. Here are two pics of S/C motors.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Registered on 5/6/2000 so one of the last LS 400's with electric folding mirrors which were fitted as standard on later "V" reg cars.
  15. It may be the rubber mountings on the air pump. It's been known for them to fail through vibration. Is there a fuse for the air pump, if so take it out and see if the noise does.
  16. You could put a set of these on. They're a 17" Lexus option made by OZ.
  17. There's an LS400 on ebay for sale for spares with DHP wheels. Item No. 322370793882 in Essex
  18. Riskegp. Those wheel inserts are probably off an early model. Pictured below are DHP centre caps and are much smaller about 60mm in dia. I have 4 of these so will measure them for you for future reference. There are differences in the wheel nuts as pictured below but not sure if its LS400 and/or GS300. Maybe 17mm and 19mm. I may have some of these in me garage so will look tomorrow. Hope this helps.
  19. Maybe this can help you in your choice. Here is my old GS300 mk2 with 17" DHP wheels on the front and 17" GS optional wheels (as opposed to the 5 spoke standard wheels on this model) on the back. The optional wheels are made by OZ and seem to be more durable against corrosion and scabs than OEM .
  20. I don't have the 430 now so cant have a look for you but I think The-Acre is right. There are 2 screws are in the back of the steering wheel (is there one under neath sunken in the shroud?) and you need to turn the wheel to access them and the shroud unclips with a bit of persuasion
  21. This shows a 2001 LS430. The LS400's use a different motor and set up. I posted these a while ago to show how to manually adjust the in and out movement. Remove the trim under the steering column area and adjust to suit using a 10mm open end spanner on the square at the bottom of the threaded part. That's a spanner!!! diagnosic equipment needed. hooray. I think I may still have the motor which I opened up to satisfy my curiosity which just baffled me on how it works. Hope this helps.
  22. Premium Choice of Fort Dunlop, B24 9FD 0121 749 8901 insured my 1999 Legend on agreed value £1000, 3000 miles for £220 FComp. I sold the Legend this week.
  23. I've now sold the LS430 (Bargain or Banger) which I bought just before Xmas last year. After assessing it in the first 2 months of this year I decided to spend nowt on it bar a battery and brake fluid change to be on the safe side. My regular garage put it on the ramps and passed it road worthy so I've used it since March and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It had an immaculate interior and so easy to waft along in silence and second to none comfort. It passed the MOT without issue so I thought it's time to go. I put it on Gumtree and it sold in 15 days with the usual array of time wasters etc. So glad I didn't do that for a living!! I'll stay on the LOC and if a good LS comes up in my area I may not be able to resist.
  24. I paid £1700 and accepted £1500 which, under the circumstances was ok and I was more than happy with that deal. There was quite a few things that needed doing, which were explained to any prospective buyer. The buyer was the first to offer cash and drive it away. Job done.
  25. I put 2 Goodyear Efficient Grip on the front of my trusted BMW E39 523i SE auto months ago and can't praise them enough. I don't think I'll be looking for any other tyres bar these in future on any car I have.