Well Sugarhill, why limit the choice to 'Standard' or 'Sport'? We tested a number of configurations and in the process we discovered the hidden jewel.
This is our fourth LS and, if we were going to part with our LS460 L and that wonderful V8 it would be for a far more road-worthy, better handling and more engaging automobile. Even if we had to give up some of the magic-carpet ride. As it turns out we didn't have to give anything up. OK, maybe that V8 growl, but not much else.
So we ended up with a completely different configuration of a LS500 than we started out for. And we bought it for all the wrong reasons....But this thing carves twisties more like that German three-letter brand. Except it's a luxo-refined LS. With an attitude.
I’m currently doing the timing belt, water pump service on my 05 LS430. I notice a little seepage from the vct sprocket. My question is do the valve covers need to come off to replace the cam seals? Or can I access the seals by removing the vvt sprockets?
Also, does anyone know the torque specs for the the various bolts and nuts when doing the timing belt, water pump? Thanks in advance!
Find a good independent mechanic to solve your issue. Obviously your dealership isn't solving the problem, and an independent mechanic will do the job cheaper. You obviously have a leak in the system which a service tech must find first, repair, and then recharge the system. Be prepared for spending some bucks as some of the parts in the AC system can add up quickly if the problem isn't a simple seal. Good Luck!