Slobbo

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    Rob
  • Lexus Model
    LS400
  • Year of Lexus
    1995
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Fife

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  1. Well here’s the breakdown droplinks - slight movement in both enough to be a problem upper control arms. - 1 ball joint shagged and all bushes knackered. New stuff on and service has returned to normal.
  2. Thanks Malcolm. Unfortunately didn't see the previous. I had replaced the uppers about 50k miles ago and they may very well have failed. I'll put these Blueprint ones on and when they go next time get the Amayama ones. Not even sure the ones on their have failed. As I said I've had two different garages try and find the failed part and neither could find movement in any of the joints.
  3. I've purchased Blueprint upper arms and drop links. They are being fitted tomorrow so will update you. I'll get the garage to keep the old ones and see if they can spot anything else with the suspension apart.
  4. Hi guys. Got a Mk3 95 LS400 - I have had a slight irritation for a while now. When I brake I get a knock from the front end. I replaced the discs and pads with Mintex stuff and it was fine for a while. I have also had the upper wish bones and the lower suspension arm ball joints (July last year). I did have a knock when I wasn't braking as well but this turned out to be a couple of bolts that needed tweaked by 3/4 a turn. So now I only get knocking when braking. I don't think the discs are warped. That feels different (more of a pulse through the pedal). I've had 2 different places check the suspension and they can't spot any movement or issues. Anyone else experienced this? Ideas. The car is a joy all other times.
  5. 5 litre. Had a drive of it whilst down there. The Lexus felt lighter and more planted.
  6. My 95 LS400 goes up against the Merc W140 S Class in the September Issue of Modern Classics Magazine - Guess which one wins 🙂
  7. Yes. I only had a few caps to replace and if I remember correctly I was quoted £80 or more but it was an easy job and took them less than an hour and the caps were pennies. I just checked and looks like I didn't record the cost in my log (I keep a log - yeah I'm a geek) so I can't tell you exactly how much it was but it wasn't expensive.
  8. Chaps, Trying to buy a leather colour kit to fix a mark on the centre console however Lexus cannot tell me what the colour is. So I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the colour of leather is? I am guessing I am not the only one who has ventured down this path.
  9. They will source what’s needed. I thought I had the erratic rpm’s but turns out I just had the air conditioner on. The car is so quiet that I would pull up at the traffic lights with the air conditioner on and the clutch would engage and rpms go up then would disengage and rpms go down. You wouldn’t normally notice it on a less refined car but the LS is so silent you do.
  10. Clark Electronics 63 John Player Building Stirling Enterprise Park Stirling Stirlingshire FK7 7RP Scotland These chaps did the ones on my 95 for about £30. I removed it and dropped it off with the instructions and part numbers. They did the rest.
  11. Autel do nice units. I have two. Doesn't do the 95 LS400 but should do the later ones no bother. Includes live data and should support all the Lexus specific systems.
  12. The VIN on the car is the same as is registered with DVLA so MOT is not a problem. The query is more around why the VIN doesn't seem to comply with the way Lexus generates the VIN numbers. It could just that the sites calculators don't take into account all variations.
  13. Well it is what is punched on the VIN plate so not the case. Went out in the cold and checked.