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maxwellwd

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About maxwellwd

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  • Lexus Model
    LS400
  • Year of Lexus
    1998
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Kent
  1. Still no joy in finding a guide to remove this for the MK3 have spend ages in the car looking to see how it could work but there are no screw fixings for the binnacle. Had to cancel it with BBA Reman as cannot get it out of the car. They also only work on the units and don't have mechanics to remove them for customers so that potential option is out. Any ideas folks? Very frustrating
  2. No it's the last of the MK3, have seen tutorials for the MK3 but not MK3 Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  3. To be fair I used them last year to overhaul my Audi TT cluster which is a real known problem on them for pixels ting and they did a fantastic job Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  4. Slight update have the cluster booked in for a repair with BBA Reman in medway, had a long chat with them over the phone and they said is a common problem on these cars, especially due to the age. My problem now though is how to remove the cluster myself as they do a pickup and delivery, usually it is pretty straightforward, but I cannot find any guides on how to do it on the Mark 3 LS400. Is anyone able to point me in the right direction? On the MK2 I believe there are easy access screws but there is none at all the Mark three and am a bit lost
  5. Thanks for that, will do as you have suggested Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks, are there any recommended people that can do these types of jobs? Seems a bit of a specialist one
  7. Hi all, so yesterday driving my LS400 I noticed only half of the rev counter needle was illuminated. I did what I guess many would do in this situation and gave the top of the binnacle a good whack. (I did this as many of you said you did this when your rev counter stopped working and it worked) so all this did was make the fuel gauge needle drop right to the bottom and now it wont rise up again. So now I have the rev counter needle problem still but also the temp gauge needle has gone haywire. In other news though it had its MOT last week (first in my ownership) and it flew through with no advisories. Any thoughts/ideas all? Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  8. Its odd because I had this exact same issue which got worse, especially once the car got up to temperature. Like some of the posters above I thought it was transmission related as I checked the fluid and was a dingy colour so I got the car booked in to have the trans fluid drained and refilled. It still didn't fix the issue, my mechanic said it was almost a misfire, they recommended to change the plugs and HT leads. Once they did that it cured the car completely and has never happened since. I think the previous owner had skimped on a plug change, worth getting done for peace of mind I would say (mine is a MK3 97)
  9. Hi Malc, To be fair the garage I used to do had down to replace new cambelt kit and water pump, at the same time they replaced my radiator as one of the spokes was missing and was very old. As the rad had to come off anyway made sense in terms of the labour. while they were doing this though they said that the air con radiator was well past it. At that point I said don't worry I will source the part myself as rather hard to come by. So in all fairness more my fault rather than the garage in terms of the drier not being replaced, if I knew my onions then I would have got that part at the same time. I am using NRP off the lower road Malc, have been great to be honest. Very honest bunch, they overcharged me by accident on the cambelt repair and rang me back up the same day to refund, as I say very honest and straight talking. Know their stuff, the mechanic who has been working on my car loves them and always chats for ages how good these cars are. Can definitely recommend these guys
  10. Thanks both will enquire with the garage tomorrow
  11. Thanks, the condensing radiator has just been replaced, will see how easy it is to source a drier
  12. Thanks Malc, what part of the air con is it? Just had the ac radiator replaced
  13. Hi all, Found a leak feom this contraption by the radiator, cannot for the life of me find an engine diagram online so want to know what it is if anyone can identify? Sent from The Isle Of Sheppey
  14. Off to get detailed and a full valet on Monday and proper chrome boot badges put on to replace the naff faded gold ones Sent from The Isle Of Sheppey
  15. Had all four tyres replaced today as the existing ones were simply woeful, all near the legal limit Chinese rubbish and very choppy in the wet. Now have brand new Avon ZX7 tyres and the ride has completely transformed. Brakes better, grips better, in fact does everything better. Gratuitous shot of car as sunny Went with your recommendation cornershop in terms of alightly wider tyres for the DHP wheels Sent from The Isle Of Sheppey