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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Devh
Good one and true.

Good one and true.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-16-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By Devh
I had to edit a few times to be clear however it...

I had to edit a few times to be clear however it really depends on the condition of the batteries reserve capacity. I imagine an old battery that has seen many discharge cycles may not fair well...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-16-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By Devh
Sorry I meant the negative terminal although it...

Sorry I meant the negative terminal although it doesn't matter but for the purpose of not accidently touching a tool to ground during the thermals removal. Batteries do discharge when sitting and...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-16-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By Devh
You could always disconnect the battery from the...

You could always disconnect the battery from the positive terminal. It will discharged very little after three months.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-16-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,189
Posted By Devh
It depends of course but nothing would have...

It depends of course but nothing would have happened unless the car was driven over 20k miles.
You can do more damage to your car taking it to a quick oil change place then not changing your oil. ...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-16-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Devh
Many of the batteries we get today are rebranded...

Many of the batteries we get today are rebranded batteries from various battery houses. East Penn batteries are known to be really good. From what I have read in the past interstate is a hit or miss...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Devh
I think we are on to something. I did a search a...

I think we are on to something. I did a search a few hours ago and it seems that some of the early LS460 came with the Panasonic battery. My factory battery was not for my 2011. I did not mention it...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Devh
It is a question of Logistics and nothing...

It is a question of Logistics and nothing sinister, and the quality aspect is incidental and not intentional. It just happens that Panasonic makes some of the best car batteries for an OEM and it...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Devh
I agree and although the car could have been...

I agree and although the car could have been serviced you are the one holding the cash so you have the luxury of not having to go and find out. There will be plenty of good examples to choose from. ...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Devh
That is what my research led me to believe but...

That is what my research led me to believe but it's hearsay. I know for a fact that it's not a Panasonic and I wonder if the domestically sold Japanese LS460s got the better battery.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By Devh
Not to be a stickler for words but the we use...

Not to be a stickler for words but the we use words to describe things can create a bit of confusion to the reader. All things being equal the W which means winter will not show a negligible...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Devh
If Lexus gave us a Panasonic battery I would have...

If Lexus gave us a Panasonic battery I would have been all over it but I don't believe the factory battery is a Panasonic and that's probably why it really doesn't matter, and you could probably get...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By Devh
All things being equal yes but why is it...

All things being equal yes but why is it negligible on the track. Meaning why would you see a difference at all.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Devh
I believe the OP has a warranty on the Battery...

I believe the OP has a warranty on the Battery not the car. If he had a bumper to bumper factory warranty it may have covered the entire cost of the Battery.
On the whole though I think the OP...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By Devh
I'm just curious to why you would think there...

I'm just curious to why you would think there would be a negligible difference between 0W and 5W oil on a track.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 01:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By Devh
They will only prorate your battery and it might...

They will only prorate your battery and it might be cheaper to get a non Lexus new battery from an auto parts store. Most auto parts stores will do the install for free but you are better off doing...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-14-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By Devh
AGM batteries tend to have problems with trickle...

AGM batteries tend to have problems with trickle charging and you tend to find them on some of the German cars. Lead acid batteries like the ones in our cars do not have such issues and can be...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-13-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,072
Posted By Devh
Not unheard of. I have seen and test dove many...

Not unheard of. I have seen and test dove many low millage abused cars and it made me wonder what the owner was like and the amount of effort it has taken to ruin it in a short period of time.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-13-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,072
Posted By Devh
Oxidation on the headlights is a good indication...

Oxidation on the headlights is a good indication that the car may not have been garaged kept for most of it's life. I have restored quiet a few headlights on other cars and in just about every case...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-13-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Devh
I have pretty much the base model RWD from 2011...

I have pretty much the base model RWD from 2011 and I have the heated steering wheel and wood gear shifter. I'm sure it's not an option otherwise it would have come with more goodies like the air...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-12-14, 09:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,486
Posted By Devh
A Toyota Service Bulletin is a reporting system...

A Toyota Service Bulletin is a reporting system that is used point the tech in the right direction. It is not a recall and it doesn't mean that every car will have the issue.
Almost all Toyota cars...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-11-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By Devh
Thank you. I had no idea that the recall wasn't a...

Thank you. I had no idea that the recall wasn't a big deal as it is made out to be. I suspect there are many 2007 that are going strong without the recall being performed. It sounds more like a...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-11-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Devh
I'm sure everything they learn gets trickled down...

I'm sure everything they learn gets trickled down and quality on the whole for the LX will be excellent but the LS will be more consistent in quality especially where you don't see it that makes the...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-11-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Devh
From what I understand from the Lexus marketing...

From what I understand from the Lexus marketing the LS is on an entirely different level of quality assurance. The engine blocks, assembly and conformation is as good as Ferrari. The guys working the...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-11-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,938
Posted By Devh
Great read. :) Thank you.

Great read. :) Thank you.
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