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You are in the Lexus LS 460/460L
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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
#236 of 304 Re: 2010 LS 460 idle ping engin noise [barrysanta]
Aug 29, 2011 (8:03 pm)
Been the Lemon Law route. Failed. They were so impressed with the LS, they could hear nothing. Total waste of my time. Your noise is high pressure injector noise. Comes and goes. Lexus won't fix it because they don't know how. Like everything else that goes wrong with the LS. I sold mine three months ago. Got tired of hearing the same answers every time I took it in for something. I gave the LS 18 years of loyalty only to be given the finger by Lexus. No more.
#237 of 304 You guys are amazing!
Aug 30, 2011 (3:03 pm)
Turn up the radio! You have to listen so closely to hear that tick, it is nothing to worry about, nothing wrong, and you dump your car or call it a lemon because of that? I've had all kinds of luxury cars, including Mercedes. None were better, certainly none were as efficient as the Lexus. And I don't know what "mechanic" told you Lexus is using cheaper engines, but he's talking through his butt. The 460 gets better mileage than the 430 did, and has 100 more hp! I say, bring on the ticking injectors! I'll turn the radio up for that kind of improvement and technology.
#238 of 304 Re: You guys are amazing! [nvbanker]
Aug 30, 2011 (8:46 pm)
Since you referred to "You Guys", I will opine. Having raced cars and worked on them for a living for part of my life, I think I understand the mechanics of these things a little better than the average Joe. You are right. There is nothing wrong with high pressure injectors. What is wrong is that Lexus sells this automobile as being the quietest car on the planet. When the windows make more wind noise than a pickup truck and gasoline engines start sounding like a diesel, then one might correctly complain that Lexus has an issue. Worse yet, they can't be honest enough to tell their patrons that the noise you are hearing is the noise of high pressure injectors. I had to tell them. As for myself, I have also owned most of the other "luxury" sedans you mentioned, including the LS for 18 years. I have been driving every kind of car on the planet in the past 50 years and I can tell you one thing. I have never had a car company have to replace both side door windows, rebuild the seats, replace all of the valve springs, replace the injector fuel rails, replace the brake actuator, and a handful of more minor issues, all within 40,000 miles. I would wish you good luck with your LS, but you have a radio. That should do the job.
#239 of 304 Re: You guys are amazing! [dcwalker]
Aug 31, 2011 (10:18 am)
You are prone toward hyperbole, aren't you? Having had none of those issues with my 09, my 05, and my 02 LSes, and tens if issues with my 03 S-Class, I'm happy with a little ticking under the hood. And yes, I have the Mark Levinson, best system I've ever had.
All I stated was, the ticking was not a reason to flip out.
Oct 01, 2011 (9:36 am)
I have traded my Ls460no more wind sound brake grabbing no more hard seat no more transmission shift up no down or ? no more whistling no more lexus .after15 years
#241 of 304 Best tires for the LS 460L
Oct 03, 2011 (6:14 am)
What has experience with Lexus shown to be a great tire. I have Dunlop tires on a 2008 ls 460L. It is a terrible ride. I expected a much smoother ride. What type of tires would you suggest?
#242 of 304 Re: traded hooray. [genec1947]
Oct 03, 2011 (6:28 am)
I have the same issue with the 2008 ls460l. They are changing the strip on the passenger side. We will see if that works.
#243 of 304 Re: Best tires for the LS 460L [jackscott]
Oct 03, 2011 (8:27 am)
I have Pirellis on mine, I think the ride is fine.
#244 of 304 Re: traded hooray. [jackscott]
Oct 07, 2011 (10:00 am)
Is the "same issue" you are referring to the wind noise/whistling that affects many of the 07-10 LS460s and LS600s?
#245 of 304 Re: traded hooray. [genec1947]
Oct 07, 2011 (10:36 am)