harrylime

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About harrylime

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  • First Name
    Hugh
  • Gender
    Male
  • Lexus Model
    LS 400
  • Year of Lexus
    1999
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Swansea
  • Interests
    Classic Cars

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  1. A little more information, opinions welcome. I tried it again today and before starting the engine the pedal is firm. On starting the engine the pedal goes down quite a way, when driving it comes back up a bit and brakes just fine. I must sort it out though, it's very disconcerting, I'll be getting the car over my pit next week and taking a good look.
  2. A little more information to work with, opinions welcome. I tried it again today and before starting the engine the pedal is firm. On starting the engine the pedal goes down quite a way, when driving it comes back up a bit and brakes work just fine. I must sort it out though, it's very disconcerting, I'll be getting the car over my pit next week and taking a good look.
  3. You're right, my friendly Sheffield Lexus dealer confirmed this. the 230 is left hand drive. Only one brake pipe affected I think, but access is not easy, not sure if it's worth pursuing. I'm still hoping it's air in the system. I tried it again today and before starting the engine the pedal is firm. On starting the engine the pedal goes down quite a way, when driving it comes back up a bit and brakes just fine. I must sort it out though, it's very disconcerting, I'll be getting the car over my pit next week and taking a good look.
  4. I'm looking at a brake master cylinder from Rockautos. My Lexus dealer quotes a part number of 47201-50240, Rockautos list an identical looking part with a part number of 47201 -50230. In the experience of anyone who's imported parts from the USA, are these likely to be the same?
  5. I have found two possibilities on the Rockauto website, one is Advics, claims to be original manufacturer, the other is Centrics. The Advics part comes complete with reservoir, it is listed as fitting my car, but the part number is one out, it is part number 4720150230,as opposed to 4720150240. I wonder could they be handed for LHD/RHD cars? They are a fraction of the price quoted by Lexus dealers, even including shipping and duty
  6. That was my thought Malc, I rang lexus and there are no refurbishment kits, seals available. I'm not sure it is the master cylinder, the car's only done 70,000 miles. I ay try just bleeding the brakes first
  7. As per my previous post, I'm investigating spongy brakes on my 99 LS 400 and the master cylinder may be suspect. Has anyone changed this part, and has anyone investigated alternative sources beyond main dealers? I found this at Rockautos, anyone know whether it is compatible please? https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1610436&cc=1356083&jsn=367
  8. thanks George, I will check exactly what happens when I start the engine
  9. I have a 99 LS 400. Today I noticed that on start up the brake pedal went down a hell of a long way with hardly any resistance. On driving the car the brakes work fine but am I right in thinking it's likely that the brakes need bleeding? Is this straightforward on a series 4 400? Does anyone have the procedure for this? I will probably do this over my inspection pit with someone operating the brake pedal. I have done this before although not for many years and never on a Lexus. The brake fluid level is fine and two years ago I asked my Inie to change the brake fluid, although I'm not sure this was done. Even simple advice like what diameter tubing I need would be useful
  10. He's obviously dodgy, but I can't say he's misrepresenting himself as a private seller in that ad. It's blatantly obvious to anyone that he is a dealer.
  11. What else can you get for £2900? I would suggest it's likely to be less reliable than a well maintained Lexus, with only a fraction of the driving pleasure and comfort
  12. Thanks all, and yes, she is always properly restrained
  13. I'm thinking about buying an sc430. I have a female Labradoodle, not a particularly big dog. Can anyone advise whether there is enough space etc to allow her to travel comfortably in the back seat?
  14. I'm also curious, as I'm considering buying one of these. What's wrong with the car to justify breaking it? It seems a waste