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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-02-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By jmcraney
The launch inclination of the GPS satellites is...

The launch inclination of the GPS satellites is about 55 deg, so they are not following the equator.

Here is a neat graphic that I found that shows the orbital paths in mass. You can see that for...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-01-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By jmcraney
The advice you were given about a loose antenna...

The advice you were given about a loose antenna connection may be spot on. Sometimes receivers will oscillate when they don't have a good match to their antenna. The antenna or cable may be...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-01-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By jmcraney
The GPS constellation is composed of about 24...

The GPS constellation is composed of about 24 satellites flying at an altitude of about 12,000 miles (half-synchronous). It would only be possible for a terrestrial receiver to see about 6 of them...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-28-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,223
Posted By jmcraney
There is some useful information regarding door...

There is some useful information regarding door jamb switches at this location: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls460-ls460l-and-ls600h/638354-automatic-headlights-not-turning-off.html

You may be...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-27-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 52,267
Posted By jmcraney
Tec80, Thank you for letting us know about...

Tec80,

Thank you for letting us know about your successful repair of your car's "wind noise" problem. Reports like yours are very powerful in getting the word out to the many owners who have this...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-22-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By jmcraney
This is a Lexus LS460/600 forum, not a Second...

This is a Lexus LS460/600 forum, not a Second Amendment forum.:sad:
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-21-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By jmcraney
I don't own a 2007 anymore so it is hard to give...

I don't own a 2007 anymore so it is hard to give you specific advice. Some of our gurus will likely enter into this conversation soon and help you out.

One other piece of general advice I can give...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-21-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By jmcraney
Are you aware that all these functions are locked...

Are you aware that all these functions are locked out while the car is in motion? In other words, you must do this setup while the car is stationary.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-21-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By jmcraney
There was a Safety Recall for all of the 2007...

There was a Safety Recall for all of the 2007 LS460s to replace all the engine valve springs. The genesis of this recall was reports of valve springs breaking in an unusually high number of these...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-20-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By jmcraney
You have to keep in mind that battery businesses...

You have to keep in mind that battery businesses have a vested interest in you purchasing a new battery. With that in mind you have to remember that they are unlikely to tell you that your old...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-20-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By jmcraney
If your battery is discharged, instead of...

If your battery is discharged, instead of defective, then you should be thinking in terms of something other than the battery. You seem to be operating your car enough to keep the battery charged.
...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-20-15, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By jmcraney
Although a few batteries fail prematurely, the...

Although a few batteries fail prematurely, the vast majority are trouble free for the first 3 years they are in service.

Your battery may not be defective, but just discharged. Defective door jamb...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-20-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,020
Posted By jmcraney
Oops. Yes, I copied the wrong link. I have...

Oops. Yes, I copied the wrong link. I have edited my post to correct that error.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-20-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,020
Posted By jmcraney
The recall, that seems to be the subject of this...

The recall, that seems to be the subject of this discussion, is for the replacement of the gasket on the fuel pressure sensor.

The instructions for this recall are posted on the SaferCar.gov site:...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-11-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By jmcraney
Here are some links to differing views on "direct...

Here are some links to differing views on "direct injection noise":

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-blackbird-had-a-drone-sidekick-af482e3609f3
...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-11-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By jmcraney
Getting an opinion from someone as to whether...

Getting an opinion from someone as to whether your engine sounds normal may not be beneficial especially when they are basing their opinion on your description. Those kinds of descriptions are...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-10-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,869
Posted By jmcraney
Although this link is to information on a...

Although this link is to information on a different Lexus model it might be helpful: Lexus IS, AFS light problem - YouTube
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-03-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By jmcraney
Can you tell us the failure mode - brushes,...

Can you tell us the failure mode - brushes, bearing, relay? These cars start very quickly so I am surprised that the starters are failing.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-03-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,266
Posted By jmcraney
I suspect that "all race cars use it" for the...

I suspect that "all race cars use it" for the same reason that some automobile owners use it - the "Nitrogen Salesmen" found them.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-29-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 987
Posted By jmcraney
CRowe14, Congratulations on your newly...

CRowe14,

Congratulations on your newly acquired 2007 LS460L. It's a beautiful car and I know you feel like royalty when you take it for a drive and drive your family, friends and coworkers...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-25-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,151
Posted By jmcraney
On some of the earlier models, there is a switch...

On some of the earlier models, there is a switch on the dash that turns off the AFS. When the AFS is turned off with the switch then there is an AFS OFF indicator in the instrument display. This has...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-19-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By jmcraney
We can't tell from your post if this is a power...

We can't tell from your post if this is a power issue, or maybe something else. Defective Door Jamb switches are a common problem on many of the LS460s. The most common manifestation of a defective...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-14-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By jmcraney
The cause of the breaking valve springs seemed to...

The cause of the breaking valve springs seemed to be impurities in the valve spring material. This was apparently not a quality control issue, but a state-of-the-art issue. The solution was to...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-11-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,017
Posted By jmcraney
I think the news for you is bad. You could...

I think the news for you is bad.

You could operate the manual release inside the trunk to see if that helps.

Or, you could disconnect the negative battery terminal for few minutes.

If those...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-07-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By jmcraney
I'm trying to imagine how you are able to see...

I'm trying to imagine how you are able to see your license plate. Do you see your bumper too? And if you see your license plate and not your bumper, how is that possible?
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