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Forum: Maintenance 12-13-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By NotADood
There are special tools available, what many...

There are special tools available, what many people do is buy a cheap punch and grind it at a 45 degree angle. This will allow the tool to be hammered in, and lift up the staked portion of the axle...
Forum: LS400 12-06-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,198
Posted By NotADood
You are really close, but what is happening is...

You are really close, but what is happening is that the RPMs are so high at 100mph for such a long period of time, the oil is getting aerated by the crankshaft. The bubbles cause the oil level sensor...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-01-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By NotADood
The dealer does not offer a boot kit for the rear...

The dealer does not offer a boot kit for the rear boots for any IS that I am aware of.
Forum: RC - First Generation 12-01-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By NotADood
We have had about 5or 6 come though my dealer...

We have had about 5or 6 come though my dealer (one of them an RC-F). of that every single one has been a pre-order and may sit on the lot for a day or two before being picked up.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-01-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By NotADood
The 600hl has a belt driven water pump to...

The 600hl has a belt driven water pump to circulate coolant. If you are at a stop light, and the engine shuts off, there will be no hot coolant going through your heater core to maintain heat. Lexus...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-01-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master tech here, while I have never...

Lexus master tech here,

while I have never seen this code personally on a GS300, according to Toyota's repair manual, it should either be the throttle body, or the throttle control motor.
...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-01-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By NotADood
Don't pay a penny. I am a Lexus master technician...

Don't pay a penny. I am a Lexus master technician that has done dozens of the carbon build up/piston ring warranty extension jobs. Lexus has a special procedure for unforeseen circumstances such as...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 11-21-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By NotADood
only the 250 came with a manual transmission...

only the 250 came with a manual transmission option in the states.
Forum: CT 200h Model 11-09-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By NotADood
I am a Lexus master tech, and an owner of a 2013...

I am a Lexus master tech, and an owner of a 2013 CT200h.
I have been with Toyota/Lexus since 2006, and in all the years I have been working on the Prius' and CT models, I have seen 0 battery...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 11-09-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,702
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master technician here. I've seen a...

Lexus master technician here.

I've seen a handful of IS 250 and 350 engines leaking oil from the timing cover. It's not nearly as common as the ES350 is, but it still happens occasionally. This...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-22-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By NotADood
It is only the passenger side airbag that has...

It is only the passenger side airbag that has been recalled on the SC430's
Forum: GS - Third Generation 10-19-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By NotADood
Pretty much all vehicles with direct injection...

Pretty much all vehicles with direct injection from 2006-2010 are affected.
Forum: IS F 10-19-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By NotADood
I'm a Lexus master tech. I've heard of this...

I'm a Lexus master tech. I've heard of this before. We had a customer with an IS-F come in with brand new headers, and a check engine light with an A/F (02) sensor code. Turns out that there was a...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 09-23-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By NotADood
Tire pressures do not display on the dash of the...

Tire pressures do not display on the dash of the 2014 GX, as it is a continuation of the previous model just with a face lift. TPMS lights usually illuminate on the first cold morning in the fall...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 09-23-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master tech here, If the steering...

Lexus master tech here,

If the steering rack is leaking on the passenger side only, there is a kit to replaced the seal with an upgraded part. It is significantly cheaper to do it this way, then...
Forum: LS400 09-23-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By NotADood
Found it. Here is the letter that Lexus sent most...

Found it. Here is the letter that Lexus sent most owners.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9fg3zctk633qav1/L-CP-ELL-A110-D.pdf?dl=0

It covers all vehicles for UNLIMITED miles until 08/2016, then for...
Forum: LS400 09-23-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By NotADood
Lexus has extended the warranty on several items...

Lexus has extended the warranty on several items on most Lexus vehicles from 1998+ This includes the TPS, the Accel sensor, brake switch, ECU and a few other parts I can't think of off the top of my...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-23-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,373
Posted By NotADood
That's strange. I've never seen a 2013 ES with a...

That's strange. I've never seen a 2013 ES with a drain issue. It is usually the 2014 IS 250/350, and the 2013/14 GS350 that has the battery drain issue.

Keep us updated!
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-22-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,373
Posted By NotADood
An additional note is that my shop foreman thinks...

An additional note is that my shop foreman thinks that the engine ECU is turning on the EVAP vacuum pump during a cold soak EVAP test, and it will intermittently keep the vacuum pump running causing...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-22-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,373
Posted By NotADood
Being the gateway ECU, that's what I would...

Being the gateway ECU, that's what I would assume. From my personal experience, the parasitic draw jumps up and down too much for a reliable answer compared to other vehicles. Most vehicles would...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-16-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,373
Posted By NotADood
I am a Lexus Master Technician, I posted earlier...

I am a Lexus Master Technician, I posted earlier (a few months ago) saying that Lexus knew of the issue and that the problem was under investigation. Some engineers think that they have identified...
Forum: CT 200h Model 09-16-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By NotADood
I own a 2013 CT, and my Father-in-law owns a 2011...

I own a 2013 CT, and my Father-in-law owns a 2011 Prius. The seats are 100% better on the Lexus, and long driving in the CT no longer kills my back compared to the Prius. They both have the same...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-10-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By NotADood
Lexus Master Tech here, I've been with Lexus...

Lexus Master Tech here,

I've been with Lexus since 2006 when the timing chain engines first came out. In that time, I have never seen, or even heard of a timing chain needing to be replaced on any...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-09-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,307
Posted By NotADood
I am a Lexus master tech. Odds are that you...

I am a Lexus master tech. Odds are that you simply got a bad cat from the factory. 93 octane would do nothing do cause this as the A/F and O2 sensors can adjust to any changes in fuel in a fraction...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-09-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By NotADood
Lexus master tech here. is your gas cap...

Lexus master tech here.

is your gas cap aftermarket or OEM? I have seen plenty of P0442 codes, and 95% of the time, they are bad gas caps. Always replace a gas cap the the OEM one. Aftermarket...
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