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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Devh
Excellent post and if I might add that three...

Excellent post and if I might add that three thousand mile oil changes was the old normal not to long ago and if you did 5k oil changes people looked at you like you killed your cat. It has no...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Devh
An oil analysis does not account for carbon...

An oil analysis does not account for carbon build up simply because it's big enough to get trapped by the oil filter so it's not an issue . A high quality synthetic oil with modern filter media will...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Devh
If the oil is black it doesn't mean anything else...

If the oil is black it doesn't mean anything else other then oil doing it's job.
Looking at oil and determining it's condition is akin to sorcery and Voodoo.
Trust the engineers and used oil...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-20-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By Devh
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Porsche 928 Sinking in Lake - YouTube
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-20-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By Devh
To cut to the chase it's actually a three year...

To cut to the chase it's actually a three year replacement battery. The prorated amount (because the inflated dealerships amount) is the cost of a better battery else where.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-20-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,059
Posted By Devh
That will work. I have a precision torque...

That will work.
I have a precision torque screw driver in inch pounds which is pretty neat for adjusting the screws on my precision rifle.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-20-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,059
Posted By Devh
Your welcome but don't ever take my word for it....

Your welcome but don't ever take my word for it. My experience may only help you in your informed decision but it must be researched by extensive searching to draw your own conclusions.
Your logic...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-20-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,059
Posted By Devh
I know I will be going against the grain here but...

I know I will be going against the grain here but I wouldn't worry about replacing the belt tensioner if there is nothing wrong with it. If it ever does go bad you will hear it and you can address...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-20-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,102
Posted By Devh
One of the many things that keep the Lexus...

One of the many things that keep the Lexus reliable is not having lighted switches and some of the other accouterments that are there to wow the customer only to fail at a later point in time and...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-20-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By Devh
Who's the U-boat commander.

Who's the U-boat commander.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-19-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Devh
Agreed. Dealership employees are not engineers...

Agreed. Dealership employees are not engineers and nether are the mechanics. The only people at the dealership that might be knowledgeable enough are the lead technician and there are generally only...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-19-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By Devh
The alignment and or tire pressure has everything...

The alignment and or tire pressure has everything to do with this phenomenon. The Firestone alignment that you got only corrects for toe where as the Lexus alignment adjust for caster, toe and...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-19-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By Devh
I don't have anything like what you describe and...

I don't have anything like what you describe and I'm very much in touch with suspension systems and behavior. I'm also a previous BMW owner that enjoyed a more controlled car. The LS can be boaty...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-19-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Devh
If it is the ticking from the fuel injector pumps...

If it is the ticking from the fuel injector pumps there is nothing you can do about it other then selling your car.
It is faint in mine and many others who enjoy this car and feel it's a non...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-19-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,059
Posted By Devh
CRowe please make sure you don't get the larger...

CRowe please make sure you don't get the larger torque wrench from HF because it will snap those bolts clean off then you will be in big trouble.

This is the one you want.
...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-19-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,059
Posted By Devh
If it were me I would stick with a genuine Toyota...

If it were me I would stick with a genuine Toyota tensioner . There have been reports from other Toyotas in the past that had issues with the aftermarket.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By Devh
It might be a group 3 but it is high quality oil...

It might be a group 3 but it is high quality oil and formulated very well for Toyota engines.
0W-20 is plenty safe and if there was an issue it would have reared it's head a long time ago...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By Devh
I don't have any source except to go to Japan....

I don't have any source except to go to Japan. I'm just reminiscing on many members on my other board that I belong to that have had outstanding results with the Panasonic supplied batteries.
It...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By Devh
There is no point to a 5W when there is a 0W even...

There is no point to a 5W when there is a 0W even in a hot climate. 5W oils will be phased out eventually like 10W oils are now.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By Devh
Interstate batteries are not all bad however it...

Interstate batteries are not all bad however it depends on where they source them.
Panasonic batteries on the other hand are second to none and it's just too bad they no longer supply the...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Devh
In a nutshell after new pads are added you need...

In a nutshell after new pads are added you need to brake conservatively for at least a few hundred miles. This is a necessary step because it burns off the coating on the pads and if you have new...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By Devh
The interstate sourced battery for the LS has a...

The interstate sourced battery for the LS has a history here of failing prematurely. The original Panasonic that was imported with the earlier versions of the car as well as other Japanese imports...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Devh
I agree, bedding new pads and seasoning new...

I agree, bedding new pads and seasoning new rotors is a must. If you don't do it you will suffer from as you said with warped rotors and glazed pads down the road.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,280
Posted By Devh
I stand corrected. The LS400 had two...

I stand corrected.
The LS400 had two generations platforms XF10 and XF20 .
The XF40 which is what we have is the longest running LS model. Very few cars in existence have a 10 year run.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-18-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By Devh
It would appear that the sourced interstate...

It would appear that the sourced interstate battery is not as good as the Panasonic battery that Toyota is known for providing on their Japan imports. You may encounter this problem again in a few...
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