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Forum: LS430 04-08-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,185
Posted By curiousB
Maybe but why? Fix the leak, cats don't fail...

Maybe but why? Fix the leak, cats don't fail often, bigger problem is the poorly designed Y pipe that leaks where clamps for heat shield exist.
Forum: LS430 09-10-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By curiousB
Try this fix. ...

Try this fix.


http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44630&#entry356824
Forum: LS430 07-23-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,367
Posted By curiousB
The problem is the axle height sensor. Probably...

The problem is the axle height sensor. Probably the rear one. Replace it and you should be fixed. see this thread:
...
Forum: LS430 07-03-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,758
Posted By curiousB
Buy a $9 O2 sensor socket and you can do it...

Buy a $9 O2 sensor socket and you can do it yourself in 20 minutes...
Forum: LS430 06-12-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By curiousB
Replace axle height sensor. Easy DIY project. ...

Replace axle height sensor. Easy DIY project.

see below:

http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44630&st=0&gopid=356824&#entry356824
Forum: LS430 05-31-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,932
Posted By curiousB
It seems your alternator is fine. It was able to...

It seems your alternator is fine. It was able to maintain battery voltage at idle with max load. It is putting out the power.

There is an outside chance it is a phantom electrical load (key off...
Forum: LS430 05-30-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,932
Posted By curiousB
A battery voltage measurement won't tell you much...

A battery voltage measurement won't tell you much about the alternator. You need to measure battery voltage at three times:

1) With car off, just battery voltage no load, no charge
2) With engine...
Forum: LS430 04-18-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,824
Posted By curiousB
I had these symptoms. Was a leak under the heat...

I had these symptoms. Was a leak under the heat shield after the secondary O2 sensors. See the whole saga here:
...
Forum: LS430 03-22-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,226
Posted By curiousB
Knocking in the rear tire can be the parking...

Knocking in the rear tire can be the parking brake has disintegrated inside the drum. I had this happen where a piece of the brake shoe lining fell off and was rattling inside the drum. The drum was...
Forum: LS430 03-22-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By curiousB
http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/EFI/throttlebody.ht...

http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/EFI/throttlebody.html

Not your year but gives you the basic information.
Forum: LS430 03-21-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,633
Posted By curiousB
You have reason to not trust them. There is no...

You have reason to not trust them. There is no reason to have TB cleaned so often. They are just trolling for service dollars. What did they charge you for the TB service??
Forum: LS430 03-15-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,403
Posted By curiousB
Are you sure you even have a problem? In newer...

Are you sure you even have a problem? In newer models the OBDII montiors the CAT efficiency with pre and post CAT O2 sensors. The ECU will log an error (P0420 or P0430) if the CAT is deemed not...
Forum: LS430 03-15-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By curiousB
NAV Overide doesn't work anymore '04 LS430

I tried to get into the NAV service screen to disable the speed lockout on my cars NAV system. I have done it before but not for a couple of years. It doesn't seem to work anymore. Wondering if my...
Forum: LS430 11-25-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,824
Posted By curiousB
Problem is likely a leak in the exhaust pipe...

Problem is likely a leak in the exhaust pipe after the secondary O2 sensor underneath the SST heat shields. I just went through this saga myself. Fix was a simple weld job to seal the leaks.
...
Forum: LS430 11-22-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,576
Posted By curiousB
What wheels are you running? Factory Lexus or...

What wheels are you running? Factory Lexus or aftermarket? Wondering if there's an offset issue.



OFFSET
The offset is the location of the flat mounting surface of a wheel relative to the...
Forum: LS430 11-22-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By curiousB
Sadly price has no relationship with cost. That...

Sadly price has no relationship with cost. That is particularly true for these sensors. I suspect Lexus buys them from Denso for about $15 each and then sells them as parts for $200+.

Can you say...
Forum: LS430 11-20-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,856
Posted By curiousB
placebo effect

placebo effect
Forum: LS430 11-18-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,856
Posted By curiousB
No. That is the connector for the cable harness....

No. That is the connector for the cable harness. The sensor (a fine wire) is inside the chamber and should be sprayed with MAF solvent but don't touch the wire with anything.

There is no reason to...
Forum: LS430 11-14-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,030
Posted By curiousB
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/attachment.php?att...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=228089&stc=1&d=1321291803
Forum: LS430 10-23-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,152
Posted By curiousB
Update. In the end it was a leaky pipe after the...

Update. In the end it was a leaky pipe after the secondary O2 sensor under the heat shield. O2 sensors and catalytic converters were never the issue. See link below for more detail.

...
Forum: LS430 10-07-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,576
Posted By curiousB
Seems fair price it's at least 4-5 hours of work...

Seems fair price it's at least 4-5 hours of work for a pro who has done it several times. 8-12 for a DIY.
Forum: LS430 10-06-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By curiousB
I did my TB last summer and parts alone cost me...

I did my TB last summer and parts alone cost me $530 or so. All parts were OEM but next time I'll probably be willing to use non OEM of good quality (http://www.store.partsdinosaur.com/page255.html)....
Forum: LS430 09-29-11, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,469
Posted By curiousB
Coil over plug eliminates the distributor, rotor,...

Coil over plug eliminates the distributor, rotor, cap, and plugs wires. This cost offset is netted against the extra cost of a coil on each plug. The costs of the CoP got cheap enough to make the...
Forum: LS430 09-28-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,469
Posted By curiousB
Plugs are every 110k miles. So if yours were done...

Plugs are every 110k miles. So if yours were done at 90k with TB then you're good until 200k miles.. Dealer is either ignoring that they were changed at 90k or he's just pumping up the revenue...
Forum: LS430 09-28-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,152
Posted By curiousB
What year is your LS? It could be the software in...

What year is your LS? It could be the software in the ECU is different in my car and has an added test to validate the catalytic converter. I don't doubt what you are saying. Case in point I've been...
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