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Forum: LS430 04-04-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,938
Posted By nkoppy
HiloDB1 and MDSC - Thanks for the info. The...

HiloDB1 and MDSC -

Thanks for the info. The Lexus dealership just called and said that when they put the car up on THEIR alignment rack, they showed the rears were (just barely) within spec. (at...
Forum: LS430 04-03-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,938
Posted By nkoppy
Thank you, Tee. I noticed in threads on...

Thank you, Tee.

I noticed in threads on this issue, that Lexus offers 3 different lengths of the control arm, to achieve differing rates of camber adjustment. If the bushings all check out,...
Forum: LS430 04-03-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,938
Posted By nkoppy
Thanks, ancdmd. So if the control arm...

Thanks, ancdmd.

So if the control arm itself isn't bent, rusted or damaged in some other way, it doesn't sound like replacing THAT rod would do much to solve the problem? (i.e., maybe if there...
Forum: LS430 04-02-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,938
Posted By nkoppy
Guys - Add me to the list of those who have...

Guys -

Add me to the list of those who have experienced negative rear camber / excessive tire wear issues. MY negative rear camber problem has steadily gotten worse over time, and is now...
Forum: LS430 09-01-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,196
Posted By nkoppy
I think the case for AWD and FWD might be...

I think the case for AWD and FWD might be overstated here. Car vs. SUV is another matter.

I’ve never felt unsafe driving my LS in the snow. I actually prefer RWD in the Minnesota winters. If...
Forum: LS430 09-01-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By nkoppy
The EPA estimated 25 MPG (hwy) for the LS 430...

The EPA estimated 25 MPG (hwy) for the LS 430 seems WAAAY conservative to me. There doesn’t realy seem to be much of a “penalty” mileage-wise, for driving it at speeds of 70+ MPH on the open road.
...
Forum: LS430 08-24-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,196
Posted By nkoppy
I agree that AWD might be the better way to go...

I agree that AWD might be the better way to go for mountain driving in the winter. I’ve driven a V8-powered RWD Lexus sedan in nasty Minnesota winters for the last 6 years (GS 430 for 5 yrs., and an...
Forum: LS430 08-24-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,096
Posted By nkoppy
Angry GRRRR! After about a year of owning my '05 LS430,...

GRRRR! After about a year of owning my '05 LS430, I'm now starting to get that same faint squeak and intermittent failure of the wheel to fully extend/retract at start-up & shutdown. I first...
Forum: LS430 11-19-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By nkoppy
Adaptive cruise control and headlamp washers are...

Adaptive cruise control and headlamp washers are the two things I REALLY wish my '05 Modern Luxury had. (It does have SmartAccess, which was a $1000 option - and I'm so glad the original owner...
Forum: LS430 11-16-10, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By nkoppy
Do remember to reset the TPMS. If it was being...

Do remember to reset the TPMS. If it was being tripped at 37 or 38 psi, it will almost certainly go off at 32 or 33. The reset button is hard to find under the dashboard...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-16-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 495,377
Posted By nkoppy
Crystal White: I wouldn't have any other color...

Crystal White: I wouldn't have any other color...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-16-10, 11:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,995
Posted By nkoppy
I thought I'd buy another GS430, but I didn't. I...

I thought I'd buy another GS430, but I didn't. I had an '02 GS 430. I bought it in 2005 with 38,000 miles. A couple of months ago, I got rear-ended HARD on the freeway and it was totaled with...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-16-10, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By nkoppy
I'm 6'3" and nearly 300 lb. as well. I had an...

I'm 6'3" and nearly 300 lb. as well. I had an '02 GS430 for 5 years, and found it VERY comfortable. I'm in an '05 LS 430 now (even more room & comfort), thanks to some chick who was texting while...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-16-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By nkoppy
Yup. I had this problem with my GS430 too. It...

Yup. I had this problem with my GS430 too. It has to do with where Lexus decided to mount the heater core. Bottom line is that it's air trapped in the cooling system.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-16-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,392
Posted By nkoppy
This could also be a transmission issue. If it...

This could also be a transmission issue. If it doesn't "kick down" into a lower gear right away, you won't get that surge of acceleration. Try putting the shift lever into the 2nd gear position,...
Forum: LS430 11-16-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By nkoppy
I think it's an apples to oranges comparison: FWD...

I think it's an apples to oranges comparison: FWD V6 vs. RWD V8. I haven't heard much chatter about the M45 here, which is RWD V8, but it's a smaller car than the LS (the M competes more with the...
Forum: LS430 11-16-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By nkoppy
I'm not sure what year/model your car is, so this...

I'm not sure what year/model your car is, so this may or may not be a factor, but have you checked your spare? I was at the Lexus dealership last week, getting my headlights adjusted and I asked the...
Forum: LS430 11-16-10, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,167
Posted By nkoppy
Hmmmm, if it's only the sub that sits in the back...

Hmmmm, if it's only the sub that sits in the back dash, I wonder where the other speakers are? The ML system is supposed to have 11 speakers, but I can only account for 9 on my car:

1 & 2:...
Forum: LS430 11-16-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By nkoppy
@JLAWS: On your car, what's that piece extending...

@JLAWS: On your car, what's that piece extending from the trailing edge of the roof, out over the top of your back window (kinda looks like a visor)? I've never seen this before. Just curious...
Forum: LS430 11-15-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By nkoppy
Wow, I never knew about the effects of...

Wow, I never knew about the effects of over-torquing on the rotors, but this makes sense. I should buy a torque wrench and check my lug nuts. My brakes are perfect right now, and I want to keep...
Forum: LS430 11-15-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By nkoppy
Hi Dave, Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm...

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm just down the road, in St. Anthony Village. I think we picked up somewhere around 10" here. I'm glad our first snowstorm hit on a weekend. If...
Forum: LS430 11-14-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,104
Posted By nkoppy
@ CarGuy89, I'm bummed that the LS doesn't...

@ CarGuy89,

I'm bummed that the LS doesn't have a button to kill the stability control program. :cry: Yes, I can switch off the traction control if I get stuck, but I won't be able to...
Forum: LS430 11-14-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By nkoppy
@ Brow1231, My GS 430 was a great winter...

@ Brow1231,

My GS 430 was a great winter car - once I put snow tires on it. She had ultra high performance summer tires, which were flat-out dangerous in the snow. The first year I owned it, I...
Forum: LS430 11-14-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By nkoppy
I like the “shark gills” behind the front wheels.

I like the “shark gills” behind the front wheels.
Forum: LS430 11-14-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,452
Posted By nkoppy
I agree that the headlights being left on CAN’T...

I agree that the headlights being left on CAN’T zap the battery; they automatically shut themselves off, to ensure this never happens. Given the age and mileage of the car, it may just need a new...
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