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Old 07-21-14, 09:57 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I just made the transition from a 2006 LS430 to a 2010 LS460 AWD. Any quirks I need to know about??
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Mechanically? Not really. You will hear a bit of engine ticking from the direct injection.

1. Read about wind noise. The modification with the 2013+ fins seems to be uniformly "it's better or about the same." No one has ever had worse outcomes (more noise after the fix).

It seems like the 2010+ LS460 has largely been problem free (some glitches with 07-09 cars have been reported here on Club Lexus).

2. 0W-20 engine oil should be used.
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2. 0W-20 engine oil should be used
Or 5W-20 as per the oil cap and manual.
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Thanks. I'm getting a thud noise from the rear when i go over certain bumps... ANy ideas what this could be? Struts maybe
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Thanks. I'm getting a thud noise from the rear when i go over certain bumps... ANy ideas what this could be? Struts maybe
Could be...but it also could be control arm bushings, which are a common problem on these vehicles. This used to be a very expensive fix for the LS, but you can now get bushings on Ebay for very little money.
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