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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Today, 11:18 AM
Replies: 114
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Posted By Devh
If the heads were replaced maybe they put back...

If the heads were replaced maybe they put back the VVT solenoids without checking the screens. there are so many little things to obsess over when doing the job right but unfortunately those that...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,325
Posted By Devh
My advice is not to trust the dealer. Request...

My advice is not to trust the dealer. Request that your oil change is done with Toyota 0W-20 synthetic oil even if you have to pay the difference. I would also ask that the empty bottles are given to...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,325
Posted By Devh
I'm sure replacing the heads solves the issue as...

I'm sure replacing the heads solves the issue as I'm sure the dealer would like to stick the bill to the customer or Lexus. The VVT screens clogging is not a novel issue as it has plagued other...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,325
Posted By Devh
I believe it was a Mitsubishi 3.0 . Pretty much...

I believe it was a Mitsubishi 3.0 . Pretty much the same engine used in the Caravans and it was of a poor design. I replaced it with a re-manufactured engine from Jasper which was crap.
Though...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,325
Posted By Devh
I blew an engine on a Dodge Stealth in 2000 after...

I blew an engine on a Dodge Stealth in 2000 after purchasing the car used and changing the oil. It turns out the owner put in cheap dino oil all it's life and when I changed to synthetic it dislodged...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Devh
I always use the analogy of the Appalachian...

I always use the analogy of the Appalachian company store.
The coal minors wages go right back to the company when they buy overpriced goods that is owned by the coal mine.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,325
Posted By Devh
I'm going to have to agree with Doublebase in...

I'm going to have to agree with Doublebase in that the ultra or whatever synthetic oil that came before it started cleaning off the deposits which got trapped in your VVT screens. This was a good...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,325
Posted By Devh
I often wondered about having a large sumps...

I often wondered about having a large sumps contribution to extended the change and it would be interesting to see if the large capacity is needed because our engines not only have a lot more area to...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By Devh
I believe there is a recall for the electric...

I believe there is a recall for the electric power steering for some years. I would try to see if the recall was performed.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 05:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,325
Posted By Devh
Mobil one oil's are real synthetic in the...

Mobil one oil's are real synthetic in the classical sense being PAO-based. Redline oil is also synthetic being mostly ester based which is a lot stronger but that doesn't mean much because it hasn't...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-27-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,325
Posted By Devh
Penzoil "synthetic" Ultra or Platinum is great...

Penzoil "synthetic" Ultra or Platinum is great oil for the money and probably the best non real synthetic oil (petroleum based) however im not entirely so sure it's better then the Toyota synthetic...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-27-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Devh
There comes a point where these extra features...

There comes a point where these extra features come at the expense of reliability for the money.
It is not worth having sensors that monitor sensors and so on until you complicate the vehicle to...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-27-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Devh
I have used Goodyear tires in the past and in the...

I have used Goodyear tires in the past and in the present and they are reasonably good for their purpose being a budgeted tire.

Having said all of the Goodyear tires that I have bought got...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-25-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Devh
Trust me you don't want that. There are some...

Trust me you don't want that. There are some cars that monitor battery life which sounds good in theory but then you have to deal with malfunctioning sensors, the complexity of the electronics...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-24-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Devh
The CPO inspection at one time carried water...

The CPO inspection at one time carried water especially when the concept was introduced sometime in the 90s. As the years go by dealerships have lowered their standards and are plastering CPO on...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-23-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Devh
They're all good cars however if you want to...

They're all good cars however if you want to nitpick 2011 and 2012 have no recalls and the control arms have been addressed. Also the fuel line gasket has been addressed. I would say buy with...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-23-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By Devh
What is even more unique about the doors apart...

What is even more unique about the doors apart from the self closing feature of this car is that engineers tried to simulate the resonance of Japanese wooden doors.
Think about that the next time...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-22-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,729
Posted By Devh
I cant agree more. There isn't a car that has...

I cant agree more. There isn't a car that has been made that doesn't have it's shortcomings.
Another big misconceived notion is when some of the internals of an engine change which is often...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-22-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,729
Posted By Devh
That's the going rate for control arms in general...

That's the going rate for control arms in general although ours are more prone to be a weak point. The rubber is a wearable part and there are many factors that contribute to it's life expectancy.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-21-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 570
Posted By Devh
The Optima that I owned which was purchased for...

The Optima that I owned which was purchased for my other car only lasted one year. Optima claims that it's always a bad batch but after looking into the the issue more closely it's the charging...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-21-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 570
Posted By Devh
From what I understand Interstate is not the...

From what I understand Interstate is not the battery manufacture. The manufacture will supply batteries to Interstate so it's pretty much a mixed bag.

In my opinion the best battery for this...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-21-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 570
Posted By Devh
I posted about Optima batteries not long ago on...

I posted about Optima batteries not long ago on this thread.
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls460-ls460l-and-ls600h/767595-battery.html

When they fail they usually short unexpectedly and all at...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-21-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 36,194
Posted By Devh
I might be mistaken based on what you wrote but...

I might be mistaken based on what you wrote but if you have a problem before your warranty period kicks in then that should be on you not someone else's dime.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-21-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 36,194
Posted By Devh
If it were me, I would get that in writing. He...

If it were me, I would get that in writing. He said she said is not going to hold water when it comes time to get work done.
But it still begs the question if you have to remove parts to get...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-21-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 570
Posted By Devh
The Optima battery is the worse decision you...

The Optima battery is the worse decision you could have gone with. They don't have good reserve power which is what the LS460 needs and the charging profile is not optimized for that spiral gel...
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