ajchetcuti

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    Alexander
  • Lexus Model
    LS400
  • Year of Lexus
    1993
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cheshire

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  1. Who's going to rent it out?! For what?! Nice cars but doubt it's really going to cut it as a wedding car etc. I had a situation trying to recover some old BMW's from a garden that had been abandoned once they were an MOT failure. Owner was so reluctant to let them go it took so much persuasion. He was adamant they were great and were really special cars. Once I started digging about they were absolutely destroyed. Probably never going to run again and the guy changed his mind and started asking running example money for them. So I had dug them out and spent hours giving him some free gardening basically to have to walk away. Fast forward they are still there and rotten even more... I'm attached to my car too but I know it's worth it! Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  2. Hi, I took it to Lexus when the ECU went to try and get it checked over. They had a good look at the suspension while it was there and said there's play in the UCAs but the left side was gone and recommended replacing both at the same time. With good parts as hard to find as I've found so far for a MK1 I'd rather buy both now and have them than wait and find there's no stock available later down the line. Rock Auto only have one left of the right side and who knows if they'd ever get another AC Delco one in. I'm a bit OCD when it comes to matching parts you see! I'll start with replacing the left and see how much life there is in the right. Also means at least I can return one if the issue persists after replacing. It might be the bottom joint and Lexus had it wrong... Thanks. [emoji4][emoji1360] Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  3. Hi all, So I've been researching this more. I definitely want to start with the upper control arms as these are the only part Lexus has actually said have play in and need replacing. I cannot justify £1200 for originals from eBay. Amayama can't seem to supply both and I don't want different brands on each side. I had a helpful pointer towards rock auto. They stock a few brands and I went straight to the upper end. AC Delco with a Lifetime warranty. Being a GM company I'd expect the parts to be high quality. What do you guys reckon? The part numbers are hard to match up but they are listed for a 1993 LS400 and I doubt there'll be many versions? I have only seen the 1994 on ones are different. Alexander. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  4. Hi, So I just banged some Halfords wipers on mine. No spoiler. Clip was easy. They work fine and don't seem to need the spoiler at speed. To be honest I don't tend to use my wipers above 50mph. Don't you find that the rake of the windscreen and the airflow with the wipers tucked under the bonnet means the water just rolls straight up and off? I thought it was by design as there's less distraction of the wipers going back and forth. My friends and family all think it's amazing how the rain just disappears and visibility isn't hindered. And no my windscreen isn't coated! Try it [emoji6]. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  5. There are garages out there with diag systems that can talk to an old LS. Crewe Auto Electrics look at my car when it's needed if you are anywhere nearby? Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  6. How about that different colours of the LS came with different coloured shade bands and window tints. My Champagne LS has a grey tint and the Oxford Blue one I have has a blue tint to the windows. [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  7. I love this little thing! My Camry had it too. Useful even with the shade band on the window. [emoji1360] Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  8. Also had to replace mine but at 69k. There was no PAS leak it just gave up. Was going up the M6 in the rain and the wipers were slowing down and the dash lights were all lit up! It got me right outside my sister's house before it conked out. Couldn't really complain. That and the ECU are the only mechanical failure I've had on the car in almost 2 years. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  9. £50? No idea their worth just need the space back! Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  10. It was standard. My 1993 has it. It's just a shame it wasn't for all lights like the indicators and headlight ones too. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  11. I'd have one of every MK if I could. [emoji28] Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  12. Just sharing my personal experience and opinion [emoji6][emoji4]. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  13. Let us know what they say! If you broke it for parts you could make some dough! Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  14. Agreed here. My car was sat for 6 years and it's had zero ill effects. It's in great condition! Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  15. Hi, Got a set of spares with the donor car I bought recently but I already have a set and don't need 8 spares! They are absolutely gone and will need restoring. They all have tyres with tread above the wear bar. The BCT one looks fairly new, the rest I can't guarantee the age of. Centre caps can hopefully be taken from your current wheels if using for a winter set. Otherwise I have 3 tatty ones to go with. Replacements are out there on eBay. Located in Nantwich in Cheshire. I've no idea of the value but I don't have the space and need them gone! Been advised around £100. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk