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Old 07-10-19, 10:56 PM
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Guys I have so many questions, there is no point making a separate thread for each one, I considered rehashing my old threads but there are so many. If you have some time please help look through and see if you can contribute anything.

1. Some of you might have read of my recall fiasco here: https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-...uld-i-kno.html So the car has run maybe 600+ miles since, been a few days over a month since I have gotten it back. Other than the leaking radiator, which I am not even going to quibble with them about, I am now of the opinion the more they touch the car, the more bad things are going to happen to it. So fingers crossed if nothing else happens with it, I am not bringing the car back to them. Just will buy a koyorad radiator and be done with it.

SoI had thought that my horrible gas mileage was due to my leaking broken injector, now that everything is back the way it is supposed to I guess it is back to how it was when I first bought the car this time last year. Which in this city is 10-11mpg. Now, there are no highways within the city, if I drive in the day time, it is most certainly going to be LOTS of start and stop. Just google Lviv, Ukraine and you will see what I mean, small narrow streets, cobble stone and lots of traffic. But I have no idea if that is normal for this car in this traffic.

If there is no way that this could be that bad, what should I be checking for? The oil has been changed, air filter has been changed, spark plugs I was told were ok but = read above - They were changed maybe a year or 2 ago. I guess I can try cleaning the MAF sensor. But what else should I be looking into? Exhaust system?

2. Dash mats, I hate the idea but there is so much glare, I am going to be putting some reflecting tints but if that does not solve it i would need to get dash mats... anyone use them here? So far I gather the choice is between Dashmats and Dash design.

Will update/add more soon .

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Old 07-11-19, 07:10 AM
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1. The LS is a large and heavy vehicle. Lots of idling combined with stop and go traffic will kill your MPG. 10-11 MPG in a 12 year old car with a 4.6 liter V8 in those operating conditions is not out of the ordinary.

2. In previous posts you mentioned you use Aerospace 303. I do too and I think it is a fantastic product. Initial applications will produce a matte finish once it has flashed. However, after many applications the area will be completely saturated and the oils will come to the surface providing a high gloss finish. Maybe this is what has happened to your dash. Just wipe it off after you apply it and it won't be shinny.
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Old 07-11-19, 09:47 AM
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You could always look for a used dash from an LS600. Then you get rid of the glare AND you improve the look of the car by having a wrapped dash.
My ES350 has the shiny dash until it was replaced, and I can say that none of the products off the shelf did much to help. 303, interior detailer, and other products didnít help: it got sticky and shiny when it was in the sun, no matter how liberally I applied it.
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Old 07-11-19, 10:32 AM
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1. The LS is a large and heavy vehicle. Lots of idling combined with stop and go traffic will kill your MPG. 10-11 MPG in a 12 year old car with a 4.6 liter V8 in those operating conditions is not out of the ordinary.

2. In previous posts you mentioned you use Aerospace 303. I do too and I think it is a fantastic product. Initial applications will produce a matte finish once it has flashed. However, after many applications the area will be completely saturated and the oils will come to the surface providing a high gloss finish. Maybe this is what has happened to your dash. Just wipe it off after you apply it and it won't be shinny.
yes that is entirely possible i shall try to give it a proper cleaning with woolite Thanks
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Old 07-11-19, 10:34 AM
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You could always look for a used dash from an LS600. Then you get rid of the glare AND you improve the look of the car by having a wrapped dash.
My ES350 has the shiny dash until it was replaced, and I can say that none of the products off the shelf did much to help. 303, interior detailer, and other products didnít help: it got sticky and shiny when it was in the sun, no matter how liberally I applied it.
That is a great idea or for even less money i can get a upholstery place to copy the look and wrap the dash in leather... but I shall try less drastic options first haha thanks tho, i was thinking about it before but for some reason abandoned the idea.
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That is a great idea or for even less money i can get a upholstery place to copy the look and wrap the dash in leather... but I shall try less drastic options first haha thanks tho, i was thinking about it before but for some reason abandoned the idea.
If I were going for a cover, Iíd have an upholstery place model it after the ls600 dash. That will look better than oem if done right and fixes it
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If I were going for a cover, Iíd have an upholstery place model it after the ls600 dash. That will look better than oem if done right and fixes it
you mean have them make a leather mat that mirrors the look of the 600 as closely as possible? Or have them actually cover the dash in leather.... both are doable options I guess. I'll get some prices and let's see haha
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you mean have them make a leather mat that mirrors the look of the 600 as closely as possible? Or have them actually cover the dash in leather.... both are doable options I guess. I'll get some prices and let's see haha
I mean actually cover it and adhere it, since my personal goal would be to make it look OEM. Just make sure they actually leaves space for the passenger airbag to deploy.
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I mean actually cover it and adhere it, since my personal goal would be to make it look OEM. Just make sure they actually leaves space for the passenger airbag to deploy.
I'll let you guys know , when I find out
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On the mileage, depending on how long your trips are, how much idling, 11 MPG is not out of the ordinary. My 2015 gets 12-14 typically because I just do short city trips. I would measure it on the highway to see if you can approach 30--if so I wouldn't worry about the gas mileage.

I have a DashMat in my 2001 Acura TL and I love it. I went with black even though the interior is tan and it does a great job of cutting glare. They do a good job of making it fit various vehicles, but you do have to put some adhesive velcro strips on the dash (included) so it doesn't move.
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Old 07-11-19, 06:00 PM
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On the mileage, depending on how long your trips are, how much idling, 11 MPG is not out of the ordinary. My 2015 gets 12-14 typically because I just do short city trips. I would measure it on the highway to see if you can approach 30--if so I wouldn't worry about the gas mileage.

I have a DashMat in my 2001 Acura TL and I love it. I went with black even though the interior is tan and it does a great job of cutting glare. They do a good job of making it fit various vehicles, but you do have to put some adhesive velcro strips on the dash (included) so it doesn't move.
Yeah I have not done a long distance trip in a while, but when I did, I think I managed 500km on 42L or 1/2 a tank of gas.

N good to know about dash mat
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I think this forum needs a "Quick Q & A" thread for stuff that seems like it doesn't deserve its own thread. Let me contribute mine:

Can the windows on a 2012 LS be opened or closed via the keyfob? The manual indicates it can (hold down the unlock button) but doing that produces no results in my car. Do I need to finally open up the Carista I bought and use that to customize that setting?
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Originally Posted by NotFasty View Post
I think this forum needs a "Quick Q & A" thread for stuff that seems like it doesn't deserve its own thread. Let me contribute mine:

Can the windows on a 2012 LS be opened or closed via the keyfob? The manual indicates it can (hold down the unlock button) but doing that produces no results in my car. Do I need to finally open up the Carista I bought and use that to customize that setting?
Does anyone do any research anymore?
Hell no!
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-...iy-thread.html
THIS HAS BEEN COVERED SIR ...........DO SOME RESEARCH
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I do not get lazy people.
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Originally Posted by jkittlesen View Post
Does anyone do any research anymore?
Hell no!
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-...iy-thread.html
THIS HAS BEEN COVERED SIR ...........DO SOME RESEARCH
Where in that thread is my question addressed? I did search for the obvious stuff like "key" "fob" "windows" "close" and nothing came up. If I have to open each link in the FAQ thread to find my answer, then YOUR ALL CAPS RESPONSE isn't helpful.

Like jdanielca would say - if you're not answering my question or being helpful then shut up and don't bother to reply.
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