lockeyboy

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    Mark
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  • Lexus Model
    97 & 98 LS400/56 GS450h
  • Year of Lexus
    1997
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    Staffordshire
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  1. Hi My car needs new rear discs and an offside rear caliper. Lexus prices are £145 for the caliper (re conditioned) and £130 for the discs Pagid come in at £105 for the caliper, £100 go the discs. Does anyone have experience of those?
  2. hi andy, just a google image I'm afraid. i have a mark 3, but also some mk2 wheels (which came with the car but don't fit the front due to calliper sizing)
  3. Hi andy whats he part number on the inside of the cap? I have one I think
  4. I had one in that colour, beautiful when polished
  5. lockeyboy

    Gs450h paint correction

    multiple insurance companies have told me that being hit, increases your chances (statistically) of going on to have an accident. having said that, I then don't understand why the third party at fault in the first incident, should therefore not be liable for any future accidents in which I'm in!?
  6. The beck arnley UCAs and lower ball joints are very cheap on rock auto but all say oem quality? Does anyone have experience of them? I could get fronts sets of both for £225
  7. Steve do you have a link within the site? I can't find them at all Rock auto seem to have loads but I don't see oem on anything
  8. i think the url is http://www.southwalesprops.co.uk/index.html, but they don't seem to have any LS400 parts?
  9. Hi Steve Thanks for that. Not sure on the anti roller, i honestly wouldn't know one if it was clearly marked up and hit me in the face. re: springs, yes, I just know after doing the one, i'll have run out of energy and desire to do both. i swapped one out after buying a pair on the mk3. never got to the other one...
  10. Hi All Does anyone have ideas around costs for the following failures, specifically the top bunch. Do they need the parts or can i get bushes for some of these? Offside Front suspension has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint (2.5.B.1a) UPDATED £120 a pair plus fitting Nearside Front suspension has excessive play in a upper suspension ball joint (2.5.B.1a) Offside Front suspension has excessive play in a upper suspension ball joint (2.5.B.1a) Offside Rear Upper Anti-roll bar has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2) Nearside Front Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases pip/cat (7.1.2) this is by the CAT, and the bolts (?) near it are rusted - ideally it would go to power flow for a fix, but i'm assuming this is the weak spot, that other members have also experienced, and fixed at power flow (circa £200) Nearside Front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1) £80 for a reasonable one Offside Front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1) £80 for a reasonable one Offside Front coil spring broken (2.4.C.1a) £60-80 per spring (kilen would try to replace myself) Nearside Rear coil spring modified and seriously weakened (2.4.A.2) (as above, also would try to fix myself) Nearside Rear Upper Brake pipe excessively corroded (3.6.B.2c) hours labour plus cheap part? Offside Rear Upper Brake pipe excessively corroded (3.6.B.2c) hours labour plus cheap part?
  11. lockeyboy

    Gs450h paint correction

    I, not too much, just bumper, but £100 a day car hire, and four days of body shop, it won't be cheap for the insurance. And being hit whilst stationary, it pushed my premium up by £92. Good old insurance.
  12. lockeyboy

    Gs450h paint correction

    Yes sadly, I'm now in a 17 plate cls350d. Awful car. Better than mine I know, but it's a well styled tractor. Roll on Friday when I'll get mine back. i did give it a quick clean a couple of weeks back, to be honest I think a lot of the coating has gone however.
  13. i have the mk3 also, i actually prefer it. the mk4 is an improved car, no doubt, perhaps its because the mk3 was the first one i have. I'll send you some photos, it needs a good clean Stuart, not that i know of. The seals are noticeably flatter than my MK3 (which doesn't leak). Theres an article on the replacement parts on here somewhere, I just can't find it ! Denis, you'll see it didn't get an advisory on the bonnet struts, I don't think it is a fail, however out of courtesy it might be worth letting the examiner know if only for the sake of their head! R730CVR LEXUS LS400 Check another vehicle ColourGrey Fuel typePetrol Date registered29 April 1998 MOT valid until8 March 2018 Get an MOT reminderwhen the vehicle's MOT is near its time for renewal. (Opens in a new Window) by email or text. If you think the MOT expiry date or any of the vehicle details are wrong, contact DVSA. Open All MOT History Mileage recorded at test, parts failed or had minor problems Date tested9 March 2017 PASS Mileage141,859 miles MOT test number5807 1001 7173 Test locationunavailable until further notice Expiry date8 March 2018 Advisory notice item(s) Front Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2) Offside Obligatory mirror deteriorated, but not seriously affecting the rear view (8.1.2a) Nearside Front WEARING ON EDGES Offside Front TYRE WEARING ON EDGES Nearside Front Tie bar/rod rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2) Offside Front Tie bar/rod rubber bush deteriorated but not resulting in excessive movement (2.4.G.2) What are advisories? Date tested17 February 2016 PASS Mileage134,055 miles MOT test number8480 2914 4723 Test locationunavailable until further notice Expiry date25 February 2017 Date tested19 February 2015 PASS Mileage125,274 miles MOT test number4892 6015 5055 Test locationunavailable until further notice Expiry date25 February 2016 Date tested20 February 2014 PASS Mileage115,308 miles MOT test number7170 7155 4063 Test locationunavailable until further notice Expiry date25 February 2015 Date tested21 February 2013 PASS Mileage107,543 miles MOT test number7873 8285 3043 Test locationunavailable until further notice Expiry date25 February 2014 Advisory notice item(s) Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1) Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1) What are advisories? Date tested22 February 2012 PASS Mileage100,530 miles MOT test number8375 6385 2030 Test locationunavailable until further notice Expiry date25 February 2013
  14. you can have my r plate for £700. does need tyres, bonnet struts, seal on the boot, and has the blow on the exhaust. 2 previous owners, 144k but currently sorn
  15. i can't resist using that stealth to put a bit of power down, up to the speed limit in the area of course. this is without power mode, i have avons, probably around 36 but I'd have to check, might be 34...