BigBoomer

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  • First Name
    George
  • Lexus Model
    LS430
  • Year of Lexus
    2004
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Essex

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  1. One on eBay right now. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lexus-Ls430-Down-Pipe2000-2003-Front-Pipe-Y-Pipe-Cat-Exhaust-Catalytic-Converter/202291758658?hash=item2f19874642:g:d6IAAOSw-0xYlJ8S
  2. https://www.gov.uk/report-pothole If it's on an A road or Motorway then report to the Highways Agency. My 430 handles most potholes as well as any 4x4 and better than the crappy softroaders.
  3. Thanks Damien, if Westfield can't do it I'll give them a call.
  4. Hi All, has anyone on here used Westfield Motors in Rayleigh, Essex for their services/maintenance? I really need to get my Lambda sensor fitted and the air-con sorted and they seem to have a good reputation locally. Thanks, George
  5. Nah, I have standard ODB2 reader that also no longer connects. It connected fine before I plugged in the cheap Techstream cable.<sigh>
  6. BigBoomer

    LS430 AUX, possible?

    Sorry, I used the wrong term, should have been "equalisation" not compression. Cassettes have an upper limit of 12khz and have a poor frequency response over 1.5khz. This is why Dolby spent so much time/money developing ways of improving the reproduction quality. Vinyl has RIAA equalisation, tape has Dolby, digital has digital distortion/compression issues. I guess it's swings and roundabouts so ya pays yer money and takes yer choice. 😁
  7. Well, did the battery disconnect but still can't connect to the ODB2. ☹ It did reset the Check VSC but that will come back after I drive it for a while. I'll get around to doing the lambda sensor soon. The ODB2 scanner is getting power but cannot communicate with the ECU. Any ideas?
  8. BigBoomer

    LS430 AUX, possible?

    Cassette adapters use compression too. The electronics in the adapter compress the analogue audio and then the cassette player decompresses it for the amplifier. Cutting CD-R is great but I spend 20hrs per week in the car so need more than 6 CDs worth of music.
  9. Got a Denso lambda from fleabay for £65 delivered. Now just need to fit it. Both exhausts are even flow and she is whisper quiet with a mild roar when you stomp -) Am considering the rad swap, but will probably wait until summer.
  10. Perfect, thanks all. I'll disconnect later today and see if I can get the ODB2 and Techstream connecting.
  11. Tabac? maybe if yer a smoker? <LOL>
  12. By the way, I'm one of those weirdos who names his cars and bikes. The names I choose are always based on the last 3 letters of the reg number. So, I named her "Wafty". My better half wet herself laughing when I told her. When I asked why, she said "Every time you start her,.....you're having a wafty crank"
  13. Thanks all. The service book tells me it's Canterbury Blue, or something like that. ñ
  14. Hi all, I bought a Techstream system off fleabay and it has yet to connect. What's worse is that now my old ODB2 scanner can't connect either. It says "Cannot connect to ECU". So, can I reset the ECU by disconnecting the battery for 10 mins? Does the radio have an unlock code if I do disconnect the battery? (No I can't find one in my documentation) Thanks all :D