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About Newbie1

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  • Lexus Model
    LS400 Mk4
  • Year of Lexus
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Greater London

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  1. Supposed to be great cars. All the best with clocking up the miles!
  2. Fortunately, diesels are depreciating like hell which will discourage people from buying the poisonous things.
  3. Those top mounts are very durable. Unless your car has huge miles I would be a bit doubtful. What bushes were done? When did you last change your rear ARB bushes?
  4. That's a good length of time he spent at it.
  5. Not the best site. I've spotted a few part number/car model errors in the past that doesn't fill me with confidence.
  6. Thumbs up for Wheels in Motion. The only guys I trust for my suspension work. I could tell them what I liked about how a car handled on the factory settings and what I didn't like, and they worked out an alignment spec that suits me perfectly.
  7. I've worked on freeing suspension on loads of older cars and it can take hours and hours if the bolts are frozen. Heating, banging, putting my entire body weight on extension bars...can be a really horrible job. Then you find when the bolts are free they turn the remains of a bush and you need to replace the whole lot. Not surprised the alignment place did a limited alignment. Anyway, Plusgas is much better than WD40 for freeing frozen bolts, if you are mad enough to try this at home.
  8. If grease is leaking from the boot of the ball joint then the boot has been compromised in some way and the whole ball joint should be replaced. The fact the pulling has happened suddenly should be of real concern and you should have this looked at by a competent mechanic. So many parts can affects it: tie rods inner/outer, upper/lower arms, power steering pump and steering rack and bushes, steering column wear etc.
  9. It ranges from OK to pretty bad, but it is a big old beast! Comfort yourself with the knowledge you are not one of those awful people driving a diesel around.
  10. The link to the door tutorial is brilliant! I need to strip down a door prior to painting and this is very helpful.
  11. Great to know about the mounts. Often wondered if I need to get some as part of a suspension refresh. TEMs shocks look to be in amazing condition for their age. Piezo seem to last better than the TEMs air shocks.
  12. Last night I had the wonderful experience of being driven as a passenger in the back. My wife was driving and it was pure bliss.
  13. John, let us know the price of a new subframe if you look into it. I had my subframe checked last week and it was pretty good but will benefit from the Dinitrol treatment I'll have done soon.
  14. I stand corrected. I must have had an older plate auto-populate when I did the search. The car does, indeed, look to be good value.
  15. I've used drop in reusable filters with no problems. Just the cone-style exposed filters that make me cautious. I probably wasn't clear enough. OP, sorry for the derail and trust the car works out for you.