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  1. For Myself it was upgrading from a 1996 Toyota Camry to a 1998 GS 300...Loved the car so much I bought a LS460. I drove the GS for 21 years as a daily driver, The car was sold locally and is still on the road today, Got To Love Lexus ! What is your Story ?
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  2. Since the beginning of ownership, 4 months ago, my Lexus has been showing lights on the dash for: VSC, have checked by dealer Check engine Traction control off I would scan my car with your normal scan tool and it would read "camshaft position A actuator circuit". I ended up replacing both the sensor and solenoid on bank A. Neither of those things fixed the issue. $700 later, I replaced the timing control motor. More power, no lights and no issues. Passed inspection.
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  3. I had always admired the Lexus way. You start out with a super reliable brand of automobile and add top of the line features that folks who don't need to ask "how much does it cost" go for and add sexy looks and you've got yourself a winner. Now for a guy like me who does have to ask "how much" the resale value held so well that they stayed beyond my price range for a long time. Long enough to forget about it actually. But my son bought a GS300 to turn into a left hand drive Aristo. First time I saw it I commented how that is one fine old car. Old I say because it was almost old enough t
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  4. Funny you bring this topic to light...I use them to store parts when I disassemble a watch, Keeps groups of parts separate before cleaning. I also use for small batch paint mixes 🙂
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  5. That's a great idea! If they are made of polyethylene or polypropylene, you can pour some acetone or cleaning alcohol in one if doing touchup cleaning. I use small cups to clean out glass eye droppers that I use to add dyes to my castings. These type of plastics are very chemical resistant so they can be helpful in may ways.
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  6. I get to drive my Lexus past my neighbors house while fixes his beamer (again).
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  7. Hi, I figured it out. There are 3 connectors to the door ECU. The far right connector that is closest to the door latch was not snug. I believe this is what controlled the auto-up/down feature. I retraced my steps and with help of other's suggestions, I found the problem and the window works now. Thank you.
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  8. If all these codes appeared at the same time it would seem they have a common cause such as a bad connection in the coil harness or the fuel injection harness. Ignition coils are a common problem with this generation RX but they would fail individually. Fuel pressure is another common source that would cause multiple misfires simultaneously. Here is a link which discusses the P0300 code for your Lexus and that might help. https://www.autocodes.com/p0300_lexus.html#disq I also would not discount the camshaft position sensors or the crankshaft position sensors as they can also create havoc with
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  9. I know this is an old thread but I dare write this for those who suffer and try to fix it inexpensively as a DIY job. Recently a friend of mine mentioned about Mark Levinson's amplifier and I posted this to the Clublexus. According to him, the popping/cracking/static noise is mostly caused by the oscillation of the voltage booster at the power supply block. All you need to do is just to replace worn electrolytic capacitors used there.
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  10. Wanna buy a bridge Mac? Cause if you believe that either side of those DC crowd has your back I have a bridge for sale……cheap.
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  11. New guy here, just wondering how often long time members check in and look around. Please stop in and say hello, won't ya?
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  12. ....and its always a pleasure to see you here dcfish 20 years is a very long time but soon flies by as you get older 🙂
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  13. You may also check into replacing spark plug wires and distributor cap. I changed plugs on a vehicle and it did fine for a while, then it ran rough again, which led to changing distribtor cap and rotor button. White soot buildup caused intermitent conductivity. When it ran like crap again I took it to a shop who replaced the wires and all was good again.
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  14. It seems like I have been here for around 20 years or so...I used to be here every day, Several times. Then life get's busy, Times change, Priorities change etc...I always have checked in and had a look around. This is truly a Great Forum. Calm, Cool and Collect 🙂 I'll never not come here for information.
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  15. hey guys, im shopping for a new wheel for my 2017 is300 and i cant tell whether i need a grey machined or charcoal machined finish wheel. Here is a picture of the wheel im looking for! hopefully i can get some help and figure out which one i need to buy IMG_2356 2.HEIC IMG_2356 2.HEIC
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  16. Okay. I know this is an old thread but I feel I need to add some clarification. I’m an old hand with wheels/tires/fasteners, and asked this same question at every manufacturer & tire safety training I’ve attended in the last 30 years. So here goes: Lug nut torque values assume clean, DRY threads. There is absolutely NO reason to apply any type of lubricant, anti seize, etc to wheel stud threads. If they are rusty, clean them with a wire brush. If you can’t spin the lug nut on by hand, the threads on either the stud or inside the nut are not clean enough. The only place that oil is per
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  17. I've been getting Consumer Reports magazine for over 35 years. I knew that if any car company could get the first hybrid SUV right, the first time it would be Lexus/Toyota. And right I was. Ours is now 16 years old and still doing great! Side fact: Consumer Reports magazine has recently listed the top three most reliable car companies as: 1. Mazda 2. Toyota 3. Lexus I guess that's why our other two vehicles are Mazdas!👍
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  18. Ok, so I not understand what you mean by heat of the car causes oil to leak. The engine has oil that circulates inside as parts move around. It stays inside the engine until somebody drains it out or it leaks out. It can leak from various places while the engine is running. Through the combustion chamber from internal seals failing that usually shows up as slightly blue smoke out of the exhaust pipe or possibly a head gasket since as it gets warm it may change shape slightly and allow oil to get past a faulty seal. Often if the head gasket has failed the fluid in your radiator has motor o
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  19. I'm curious, does anybody know any manufacturers that currently make skidplates and bull bars for a gen 1 RX300? Cheers
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  20. Ugh! We all get them. Now that nearly everybody has dropped Ma Bell type phone service and gone cellular so have the robo calls. Some phones let you block them. But if you are expecting the Maytag man to call from a strange number saying he's enroute or your kids borrow phones from friends because they forgot to charge theirs……it's not always practical to block those unfamiliar numbers. So today (while expecting a call from a delivery service) I saw on my ID a familiar looking number so I answered it. Turns out it was an auto insurance sales call. He starts out "so I see you have au
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  21. Can you provide a photo of where the leak is?
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  22. Just finished installing everything today. Used the amps harness to plug into the cd player harness. Spliced the accessories wire into the grey wire from the cars stock radio harness. Ran my remote wire to the cars antenna wire. Ran my rca wires to the cd player. Works perfect
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  23. This is such BAD practice and should never be done. The battery shorts AC spikes and transients to ground. Removing the battery while the engine is running allows spikes and transients to run throughout the car's electrical system potentially causing damage to every semiconductor circuit in the car. At best, this practice can also damage the alternator diodes and voltage regulator. Electrical damage doesn't happen in every instance this is done. But now that you're having issues who knows where the fault it.
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  24. Take a look at this reply by Lenore: Manually Closing A Sunroof - 99 - 03 Lexus RX300 - Lexus Owners Club of North America Have you tried it?
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  25. It is always a Great Feeling when one figures out the issue before anyone replies 🙂 Thanks for the Info Dan !
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  26. Thanks for your response. I finally found a thread that spoke about the advantages other than gas mileage.
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  27. Squeaking as in every time you apply the brakes? Some pads do squeak so yeah it would be normal but that doesn't mean it's ok. It means the pads should be replaced with pads that don't squeak. Realizing that sounds snarky, what I mean is some pads are "hard" for longevity and so they won't get dust all over the wheels. Some are made to withstand heat better also. Often under normal use the high performance pads can have squeak issues. It could be the pads have warn enough that the "thin pad" indicator makes it's "thin pad" warning sound. Or it could be the rotor is warped so ideal
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  28. The Mrs and I have allergies so we take a sip of Nyquil each evening at bedtime. The supplied cup is great if you are sick and need that reccomended amount. But as a sleep aid or help with allergies a little swig from the bottle is plenty. I know plenty of people who use it year round as a sleep aid. We often plot about finding the factory and tapping into drums of the stuff in order to keep a few gallons in stock. Anyway there's all these cups leftover. Now some people say "Jello shooters". But what else can they be used for? Recently my refrigerator/freezer quit making ice and di
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  29. I'm probably going to get roasted for this but I hate this generation's infotainment system across the board. I'm getting ready to transition from the military to civilian life and am looking for a new daily driver. My Tacoma has treated me well but its time to treat myself a little. I love the current Lexus ES and IS models. I used to have a 2007 Camry SE and it reminds me of it and I loved that car. I'm leaning more towards the ES due to the size (I'm 6'3). Anyways, the only thing holding me from pulling the trigger on the ES is that I hate everything about this generation's Lexus infotainme
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  30. My wife has a Samsung S10 and it works perfectly with our Lexus.
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  31. I finally caved and took it to the shop. They “reset the computer” and the lens adjustment and folding mechanisms started working again. After reading several posts about side mirror issues that said the dealer would charge somewhere around $1500 to replace the entire side view mirror rather than fix a failing motor I was more than happy to pay $150 for the computer reset. Hope this helps someone if you encounter the same issue.
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  32. Thanks for the write up. I'll have to train myself to use straight line only when washing as I've been doing circles for decades. I have a well used but fairly nice black car with lots of highway miles, so lots of small chips on the hood. Last time I did up a black car with high miles the hood had a million billion tiny white dots when I was done. Ugh. Looked great from 100 feet and the paint was like a mirror but……those tiny white dots used to laugh at me every time I got near the car. I definitely don't want to repeat that trick.
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  33. This was requested by a member in another thread. Another member responded that this would be difficult to do because everyone uses different products and he is right. But in all honesty there really is a set sequence of steps that are done when you detail properly. There is some variance in product usage, but not in the technique. First of all I'm going to mention several different possibilities of products used for each step. You'll notice that most of these products are professional grade and probably will have to be ordered online. That is because in my experience the consumer products ar
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  34. Original Equipment Manufactor as in the way they did it in the factory when producing the car. It can be done close to that where like "1990" said above, you remove a bunch of stuff instead of taping edges and covering areas they don't want painted. But $8800? Phew, that sounds pretty pricey. Are you just wanting to correct the flaws or are you looking to change the color from say blue to white? If you are changing the color then yeah 8k would not be so unreasonable since they'd have to disassemble all kinds of things to do it correctly. Some would call that a "frame up" paint job where
    1 point
  35. I'm a fan of Lexus vehicles in general but when they elected to plaster the front with a Darth Vader face across the whole lineup I just can't get excited about anything they produce anymore. Others may feel the front look is the best look Lexus has ever produced. Hey, that's cool. But about the time Acura vehicles all came with 'Klingon war bird' fronts Lexus seemed to take it to the next level too……It's like Acura was taking the luxury car where no car has gone before and Lexus was trying to get folks to think the force is strong with this one. At least Acura improved on the 'Joker smi
    1 point
  36. Hey Everyone, I picked up a 2015 GS350 F-Sport AWD about a week ago and am loving the car. I come from a long line of Subaru’s as I used to do ECU tuning as a side job/hobby. Looking forward to keeping her for a long time
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  37. Hi Barbara Ann.....welcome to the Club It sounds like the hydraulic lifters are starved of oil on start up. If the oil cannot fill them instantly or they are draining down easily then I would change the oil to a lighter weight grade and see how you get on with this. Also have the oil filter changed at the same time for a genuine Lexus part. Ensure the oil is as good as you can get (e.g. Mobil1, Castrol, etc)
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  39. You're replying to a post by someone who was last here 10 years ago. I doubt that you'll get a response. One of the things with car forums....cars die painful deaths and their owners disappear with them. You might try to find a more generic car audio forum?
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  40. Thanks very much!
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  41. My Lexus is my weekend car. My daily is my 2009 Mazda 3i.
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  42. I drove LS sedans for 24 straight years - a 1990 purchased new and an off lease 2000 that I bought at 38,000 miles in 2003. I owned the 1990 until a few months after I bought the 2000 LS which I drove until 2014. I spent at least $1,000/year on maintenance and repairs on each vehicle during the final several years I owned them. Lexus LS are wonderful vehicles but they are expensive to maintain if you keep everything working properly. I probably "over maintained" these cars. Synthetic oil and filter changes every 5,000 miles and transmission and differential fluid changes every 30,000
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  43. Where is the best place to order an additional key FOB for an ES350?
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  44. I don't see changing the transmission and differential fluid in the maintenance schedule for the 2008 LS460. Lexus dealers like to make money by doing unnecessary services which was one of the reasons I rarely used Lexus dealers for service during my 24 years of driving LS sedans. I see that engine coolant (120 months) and brake fluid (180 months) could be past due or due to be changed based on time instead of mileage. If you are going to be conservative, those might be services to have performed ... or maybe not. Ask the dealer service writer where in the heck something called i
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  45. What look? Something like this?
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  46. Your catalytic converter probably needs to be replaced.
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  47. Nice! Thought maybe I should share some more recent pics of my RX, the bumper and skid plates are still a work in progress.
    1 point
  48. English may not be his native tongue or he may be a victim of the texting craze. More than likely he is simply a product of "modern" education techniques. Regardless of the above, The easiest solution is for LS400ridin to take his car to a good upholstery shop and have his seats rebuilt to factory specs. He isn't too far from Unique Auto and I am sure that Buju and Willie could whip something "cool" up for him.
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