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PJD

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    Phil

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  • Lexus Model
    LS430 LPG
  • Year of Lexus
    2004
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Surrey
  1. My rear near-side suspension sometimes squeeks a little when banking right around a sharpish bend, - roundabout for example. Had it serviced today so asked the guy to take a look. He suspects that it's the top mount of the suspension strut. He said there is no movement of the struck in there at all, - so it all seems mechanically fine, - he is going to enquire to Lexus to see if they can replace just the top mount... or whether it's the entire strut that needs replacing. Just wondering if anyone had any advice or experience in this area? I asked whether simply greasing it up might help, but he said no as that would just wear off and it would come back again. I have also had the bushes replaced last year...
  2. Very observant, - thankyou. Not for a few months, I'll certainly check that out
  3. Is it easy to sell these circa £200-£400 plates onwards, does anyone know? Or is it a case of just writing off the money and leaving on the car once it's sold?
  4. No problem - that's how conversation go :) - i'm glad you raised that potential issue I'd agree with you on both Michelle & the LS. I think the LS looks lovely in motion, think it's the air suspension and size which gives it that majestic graceful look. Probably vain, but I have wondered about buying a cheap dateless number plate, - think it would give it a more classic look (??), ...2004 isn't new - and it isn't old, if you see what I mean.. Talking of the number plate, - anyone notice that I got rid of the front number plate surround Very probably the same one
  5. Notice as well the interior wood has been painted in "BMW Black" - again - not my doing, - the previous owner. He's done a good job, and if you like your interior dark it's perfect. Think it was done to achieve a more modern look, however, personally given the choice, I'd prefer the originality of the wood! Horses for courses I guess :) The original owner also darkened the rear lights, blacked out the front grill, and wrapped the roof - all in black, - this has all come off. Unfortunately taken the wrap off the sills along the roof edge has removed some of the paint :( Not sure whether to get that done - along the front bumper, which could do with a respray from stone chips... - it's a strange one, - it wasn't an expensive car to buy and I probably won't get a fortune when I sell, so is it worth spending the money on spraying the bumper? (mechanically it wants for nothing). I appreciate the windows might not be to everyone's taste, but I left them as I like the increased privacy, I find a lot of UK drivers quite aggressive, and the windows help me shut all that out and waft along in peace & quiet ;)
  6. It's off for a service soon, - I'll ask them to check the MAF sensor out - thanks
  7. Cheers Malc I've had it a year and a half, - radiator was changed soon after I brought it, as was the cam belt :)
  8. Thanks - I do like it, however, given the choice, I ideally wanted the dark grey... - this came up, it seemed decent mechanically, and had a good LPG system installed so I went for it.
  9. Haha :) they were on there when I brought the car, but I really like them. The car is as quiet as a mouse poodling around, but bury the floor and it sounds like a V8 should, - it's more understated than you might expect, - maybe i'll do a video at some point :) It's a DC Ram intake, and also Fox exhaust
  10. Few quick & dirty photos taken from my mobile
  11. Thanks for the recommendation... - I have heard them recommended on here before, however, I can't believe that I am having to venture to another country in order to get what I am led to believe is a pretty simply service...?! :)
  12. Trying to find one to service the LPG on my Lexus, - preferably in Surrey, or North London (around Enfield / Goffs Oak) area.... The nearest I've found in Surrey is this one - http://www.atoz-lpg.co.uk/ - wondering if anyone had any recommendations please?
  13. That might depend on whether he has a ski-hatch or a fridge....? Spare key maybe a valet key which doesn't open the boot? Thinking out loud here! Good luck OP
  14. So what have you replaced the Lexus with?