Last post on Oct 30, 2006 at 9:56 AM
You are in the Lexus LS 400/LS 430
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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#1932 of 2081 Re: Lexus LS 430 Over RATED [expoguy]
Feb 19, 2006 (5:08 pm)
Response to expoguy #1908 comment, "Anytime you want to compare your Canadian, Mexican, Japanese, & whatever else mongoloid American car to my three Lexus' for cost, reliability, maintenance or whatever just let me know.."
Your wife's 2005 Lexus RX330 is probably Canadian-built. You can confirm it by checking the VIN number. Canadian VINs start with "2".
Starting with the 2004 models, RX 330s are built in Canada in the same factory that builds the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Matrix in Cambridge, Ontario. The plant has won four Gold Awards from J.D. Power and Associates for quality in the past 12 years.
#1933 of 2081 97 ls 400 (vibratons) HELP ME PLS??
Feb 20, 2006 (11:25 am)
Can someone pls help me. I had my water pump replaced by Lexus. What parts were removed to replace the water pump? Since getting the car back, my car vibrates in drive and when I hit the accelerator, especially between 60-65 mph and at high speeds...but only when I use the accelerator. Before replacing the water pump, the car was very quiet during idling, but I did experience the vibrations when accelerating before replacing the water pump...
Lexus told me to replace the transmission mount....I did that ...the vibration still exist...I cannot afford to keep experimenting with different guest fixes..., too expensive.....next lexus suggested that I replace the 2 front motor mounts.
Pls some one help me. What should I do? There's nothing with the mich harmony tires...already had them checked, and re-balanced...nice and round.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Waht else could ause the vibrations?
#1934 of 2081 Re: 97 ls 400 (vibratons) HELP ME PLS?? [gwendolyn]
Feb 21, 2006 (10:14 am)
It is extremely likely that the Lexus folks adjusted the "travel" of your e-brake cable while it was in their hands. If, at some time in the previous life of the car someone left the e-brake on for some long period of time, a tightened actuation cable will result in the e-brake being always lightly applied and that will surely cause your vibration.
#1935 of 2081 Re: 97 ls 400 (vibratons) HELP ME PLS?? [wwest]
Feb 21, 2006 (11:51 am)
The water pump on the LS400 is driven by the timing belt (the outer side). Perhaps when they took apart the car, the timing was messed up.
#1936 of 2081 Re: Porsche..15,000 miles. [bildow]
Feb 21, 2006 (8:08 pm)
So, then why does my Lexus Dealer put Shell 10W-30 in my car when they service it? What's with that?
#1937 of 2081 Re: Porsche..15,000 miles. [nvbanker]
Feb 22, 2006 (6:54 am)
Consider yourself lucky, most dealers use re-refined recycled motor bought in bulk cheap.
#1938 of 2081 Re: Porsche..15,000 miles. [wwest]
Feb 22, 2006 (10:24 pm)
Using refined recycled motor oil is long gone the dealers at porsche use mobil 1 or shell synthetic Lexus uses their own motor oil. And some day Lexus will use synthetic oil.
#1939 of 2081 Re: Porsche..15,000 miles. [bildow]
Feb 23, 2006 (10:01 pm)
My invoiced said they filled it with Shell 10W-30. Synthetic or not, I don't know. But I would flip if I even suspected that re-refined used oil went in there.... That, I can't believe. Now, at a Jiffy-Lube, maybe......
#1940 of 2081 Re: '01 LS430- New Engine Needed [bildow]
Feb 24, 2006 (7:00 pm)
If I remember my chemistry correctly, the water vapor (H20)coming out of your engine's tail pipe is the result of the chemical reaction of hydrocarbons (hydrogen (H) and carbon (C)) compounds that make up gasoline) and oxygen (~21% in air with the balance being inert to the combustion chemical process; nitrogen and other minor compounds). Granted, some of the products of combustion/chemical reaction/water, do dilute the lubricating oil, via "blow-by" the rings, although the great majority of that is recycled to the inlet manifold via the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve.
Unfortunately, the internal combustion gasoline engine is very inefficient, only about 20 to 25% thermal efficiency; in other words only 20 to 25% of the potential energy in gasoline is converted to any real work; ie: moving the automobile from point A to point B. Consider all the energy lost to compress all those inerts in air (79%), friction, cooling fluids/radiator, hot gases out the tail pipe, etc.
If we could every get rid of the internal combustion engine and use more efficient types of devices, we could solve the energy shortage problems. Of course, the petroleum industry (API, oil and gas producers, and others at the trough down the supply chain) would be very sad.
#1941 of 2081 Re: Porsche..15,000 miles. [nvbanker]
Feb 25, 2006 (11:39 am)
Just drive around your dealer's service building and look for the recycled oil tank bulk refill openings on a wall about 2 ft above ground level. They're there.