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  • First Name
    dave
  • Lexus Model
    LS430
  • Year of Lexus
    2003
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Tyne and Wear

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  1. So there was a break in the weather today, so another 2 jobs crossed off the list. Fitted a new front corner sensor, works fine. It was a cheapy from ebay, just incase anyone was cautious about buying a none branded one (as I was). If it stops working in a week, I will update, but so far, so good. I also adjusted the handbrake, as it was not holding the car even on a slight incline. I had googles and reviewed this, and they all said to adjust through the hole in the hub at the bottom (6 o'clock). I could not find the adjustment, so ended up removing the hub (easy job, 4 mins). So just for future reference for anyone else wanting to do this, it isnt at 6 o'clock on the LS430, it is at 9 o'clock. All in all, 2 jobs well done, that were not too taxing.
  2. I have considered it, but it is way down on the list of jobs to do. I firstly need to replace a parking sensor as the bleeping is driving me mad, and then the timing belt.
  3. Forgot to say, I also linked the fluid in and the fluid out connectors on the radiator just incase there ever was a breach of water into it.
  4. Just checked, and the fluid is dark, but has no smell to it. Its the facelift model so no dipstick. Car has done 85K miles. I bought 5m of pipe, so I had plenty of length, I worked out where I was putting the radiator, and the routing of the pipes, so I knew what length I needed, then marked the pipes for cutting. I then filled the pipes and radiator with fluid and clamped the pipes off where I was going to be cutting. Once everything was in place it was a case of quickly pulling the old hoes off, and putting the new ones already pre-filled on, loosing as little fluid as possible. I cant have lost more than a few ml (I did expect it to come flooding out, but it didnt). Pictures below.
  5. Yes, 10mm fittings, it was this one. Overall size: 13.60" (Length [including piping]) x 7.50" (Height) x 0.75" (Width) Core Size: 9.88" (Length) x 7.50" (Height) x 0.75" (Width) Inlet / outlet: 6 AN (0.375") https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-6-Row-Aluminum-Remote-Transmission-Oil-Cooler-Auto-Manual-Radiator-Converter/163290545312?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  6. I will see if I can get some pictures posted up. Took about 4 hours all in including coffee.
  7. So, the sun was shining today, so time to start getting those small jobs done. Completed today, a transmission box oil cooler (I pondered over fitting a seperate cooler, and came to the conclusion that the pro's outweighed the cons) Fitted a new serpentine belt. Wow, I have never fitted one as easy as on the LS, it's a max 3 min job, wonder how much a dealer would have charged me for this? Swapped a wheel for my spare, as tyre on was not in the best condition, but will do as a spare for now, until I can warrent a full matching set (have only had the car a few month). Tried to adjust the handbrake while the rear wheel was off, but could not figure it out today, so a job for another sunny Sunday, along with trying to fix the radio as it does not work at all, sort the speakers out and changing the timing belt when the weather improves as not a job I want to rush if it looks like rain.
  8. Mine must have been one of the first facelift models then, as it's October 2003
  9. Cheers for the fast reply. Just popped a new battery in, and its still not working smart, I still have to press the buttons on it 😞
  10. Just recently bought a LS430. One of the keys is smart enabled, opens the door, saves having to put the key in the ignition etc. The other isnt, is it possible to make them both smart please. The keys are slightly different, so hopefully there is a pic below of the keys. Many thanks.
  11. Well I ordered a new (to me) lock and it arrived today, all fitted, so not to worry about the above question, although curiosity is still driving me to get an answer, might have to get it took apart. The new lock I have fitted does not seem to want to work with the soft close of the central locking, but I can live with that at the moment.
  12. A website that does just that. https://www.419eater.com/
  13. Halfords also stock it for none prime members at £17 in their sale. https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/engine-oil/castrol-magnatec-5w30-c3-oil-4-litre Also 10/40 if you need that for £16 https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/engine-oil/castrol-magnatec-10w40-a3-b4-oil-4-litre
  14. My rear door would not close, so after searching the forums, I found a post about the snapped micro switch. Dismantled the door, got the latch out, glued the snapped part back together, and reassembled everything, but the door would still not close. I have taken it back apart, and it appears that the piece of metal, that presses down on the micro switch is not moving. If I press it down onto the switch while operating the latch, the door mechanism catches, and will work, but otherwise, this piece does not move. I have photographed the part I mean, its the piece of metal I have the white stick pointing at. Is this part meant to move mechanically, or electronically please? Any advice gratefully received.