Wisemonkey

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  • First Name
    Simon
  • Lexus Model
    LS 400
  • Year of Lexus
    1998
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Derbyshire

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  1. Nice looking LS 400, how many miles has she got on the clock. ? You buy an LS for quality the Prelude for other equally valid reasons. Enjoy it.
  2. Had my LS 400 MK 4 1998 MOT'd today and she passed, only advisory ball joint N/S slight up and down movement, and rear brake pipe slight corrosion, both to be done by the same garage next service layer this year. Brake pipe ACF 50 just in case. I took opportunity to ACF 50 some key areas, I have already backed the longevity of the car last year when I bought same by Dinitrol treatment it all over. I today went into belt and braces mode to make sure. This car amazes me everytime I go out in her, so I want her to keep passing those MOT's, and at just over 80000 she is not run in yet !
  3. Maxxis Premitra HP 5 top tyre for the LS and great value for money. Top rated tyre for mid price cannot go wrong.
  4. Worth resurecting, I would have thought order of the day will be really a full recommisioning,replace anti freeze, brake fluid, brake clean service, oil service at least and check suspension for bush wear and so on, and the tyres be lucky if they have not perished, certainly will have hardened somewhat. Good luck.
  5. I see no mention of any service history, have a good look on line on the MOT history always a good guide on how it has been looked after.
  6. Some good work there 6500RPM, keep it up and the reward will be more great driving time in an LS.
  7. The dopes that crack on they run this place cannot fight their way out of a paper bag, it will take them ages to pull this together. Use the Lexus and enjoy it. The state of too many roads outside our slicker cities are in such a mess I can see them knocking the arse out of electric cars. This Government would be better banning the wood burners as in some areas we can see the return of the pea soupers !
  8. Tinolin, Try buycarparts.co.uk : They have loads of stuff for the LS 400 including Rad Caps
  9. Yes it did in mine, I am aware the LS 400 boot seals overtime fail, they become spongy less springy if you like. Mine had a few tears in same as well. It was never flooding in but was worse if car parked with front of car going downhill forward, needed to be other way round. New seal sorted same. I had to sort out a bit of corrosion where water had got in via the boot seal and collected near the boot latch lock at the bottom. I cleaned up the corrosion, cure rusted same with Krust and painted with hammerite. I then did same with any other "iffy looking areas round the rim the seal is bed onto before fitting new one. All tickity boo now. Also I understand the rear wheel arches particularly round seams can corrode and allow seapage into the boot space. Have a look as tell tail corrosion streaks will be visible, then its a question of sorting corrosion and ingress with best method.
  10. Stupot, They are good, glad you got on with them. All the other stuff is equal to the stays, ok with them a bit of a tweak required but compare them to original new and it is a no brainer.
  11. Lazzlo, I am newish to the LS 400, if you get yours up and running and sorted with a bit of effort it will be worth it. No finer car period. Good luck with the project.
  12. The Acre, Not a great car for snow patrol agreed. Albeit I enjoy driving in snow but ensure it is in our Skoda Octavia 4x4,a great vehicle for tackling snow and packed snow/ice. Clearly it cannot stop any better than other cars on the stuff but it is bloody good all the same. Rear wheel drive cars are great fun in the snow but only on large empty car parks/airfields where you can prat about. I would not subject the LS to such thuggery as its suspension complexity is built for more refinement than that !
  13. Fitted full set Maxxis Premitra HP 5. They are superb tyres great in all conditions (not tested on snow but l like all spring/summer/autum tyres they will not be like winter or all season tyres) I would recommend them for the LS's as they are top performers but great value for money around the £60.00 plus VAT. The tyres I got with the car were ok but gave some vibrations through the steering wheel, despite being correctly balanced. Now all smooth with the Maxxis, had tracking checked as well all spot on. Top value compared to premium makes.