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#389 of 419 2008 Lexus GS350 engine clicking...Valves?
Jan 19, 2012 (9:43 pm)
Took My 08 GS 350 to the dealer yesterday with 57,000 miles on it. I purchased my car brand new and opted for the additonal 100,000 warranty. My GS sounds like a riding mower with 400,000 miles. I can hear it thru the fire wall & it gets louder on the highway on acceleration. The clicking/Tapping is always there even at idle in park. People have said "what the heck is wrong with your car"? I swear its the lifters or the Valves/springs. I've worked on cars myself and grew up around mechanic's. The Service advisor's answer....."it's the high pressure fuel pump" It's normal".....what a load of bull! Plus they claimed no recall's on my car for lifter's or valve springs, which i know is a lie, i just read a press release Lexus put out for faulty valve springs.
I'm printing out the recall and sending it in with a letter to the General Manager because i know they are going to give me the run around.
Anybody have any of the same thing going on? Any Lexus Mech's out there that can give me the inside scoop?
Thanks, much appreciated!!
#390 of 419 Re: 2008 Lexus GS350 engine clicking...Valves? [carguy0522]
Jan 20, 2012 (6:37 am)
I also have this same noise. I had a 98 gs that had 187k on it and was quiet, so when I bought this 2008 gs in oct with 37k on it I had taken it back because my husband said there was lifter noises. They claim its the fuel injectors. its the 1st year for that type so they are quite loud. they claim they changed the pressure from 50lb to 1500lb and thats why they are so noisey.
#391 of 419 Re: 2008 Lexus GS350 engine clicking...Valves? [carguy0522]
Jan 21, 2012 (5:54 pm)
I took my 08 gs 350 in last nov. for the valve spring replacement covered under warranty. The rather somewhat clicking noise in the engine is still the same after the valve springs were replaced. The dealer said this is normal for this engine.
#392 of 419 Re: Brake Screech-2008 Lexus GS 350 [momaflea]
Jan 22, 2012 (8:05 am)
The knocking noise in my dash is gone. dealer pulled dash and fixed it. had car for 2 days. they said it wasn't the noise that other owners had. I am very happy not hearing that anymore. now to solve the brake dust and sometimes squeek of front passenger brake.
#393 of 419 Re: Brake Screech-2008 Lexus GS 350 [momaflea]
Jan 22, 2012 (8:11 am)
noise in dash is fixed. yey! dealer pulled dash and fixed. they had for 2 days. driven now for awhile rough roads no noise. so happy!!!
Mar 26, 2012 (4:06 pm)
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#395 of 419 2013 GS350 IS A TRUE GEM!
Apr 30, 2012 (4:15 pm)
Just took delivery on a new 2013 GS350 with luxury pkg, Mark Levinson audio, preferred luxury pkg, blind spot alert, heads up display, parking sensors, NAV pkg, MSRP was $58,800. This is my first Lexus since 2001, when I had a GS300.
Got a stupendous end-of-the-month deal of $53,000 plus tax and fees thanks to a $1500 conquest cash incentive available on the GS350 ($54,500 less $1500 conquest). Great ride and handling and increased horsepower to 306.
The technology is more than awesome with what seems like scores of buttons and a 12" split screen for NAV and system displays. I had owned BMW 535's and Mercedes E350's and wanted a sport sedan that had sport handling with a luxury ride and the GS350 fit the bill.
The interior is that new Flaxen perforated leather to accommodate ventilated seats. Charcoal wood trim with wood and leather steering wheel compliments the more luxurious interior and pleasing ergonomics of the GS. Flaxen is a saddle interior and the exterior is a metallic gray.
After getting out of a German sports sedan, the first noticeable difference is the ease of handling and luxury ride as opposed to the overly stiff and hard riding German models in this market segment. The car is about the same curb weight as the BMW, Mercedes and Audi, but handles like a heavier, better balanced luxury sedan. With the 306 hp V6, the GS350 is equal to the task of luxury married to an adaptive handling sport sedan via the ability to select a sport ride and handling setting or a more reserved luxury setting with the turn of a switch on the driver's console.
The learning curve to master the vehicle's technology and settings will be a steep one, but I am looking forward to that ride as well.
In summary, this vehicle is a must to test drive before making a final decision on one of the German entries.
#396 of 419 Re: 2013 GS350 IS A TRUE GEM! [abacomike]
Apr 30, 2012 (4:34 pm)
What dealer did you purchase from? I`ve never seen them discounted,not even a 2012. i live it ct. All 3 dealers won`t budge unless it`s a demo.
#397 of 419 Re: 2013 GS350 IS A TRUE GEM! [lz4004]
Apr 30, 2012 (5:09 pm)
First of all, I was in the business and managed several dealerships so I know about invoices, conquest cash, incentives, etc. That being said, the dealership I bought from is in Florida - 2 of the country's 4 biggest dealerships are here and competition is fierce. Finally, this is the end of the month - best time to get a great deal on any make of car.
If you are willing to come to Florida, i know you can get a similar deal.
#398 of 419 Re: 2013 GS350 IS A TRUE GEM! [lz4004]
Apr 30, 2012 (5:35 pm)
There are now good deals in the NY metro area and there were some great deals the past few days since it was the end of the month. You should be paying no more than a grand over invoice.