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  1. idk either. The dealer and manufacturer would have been my suggestion as well. I've heard of this on some of the mid 90s Chevy Tahoes but I'm guessing hot sun has something to do with it.
  2. Afraid I don't live in that area so won't be able to help you with another shop. Toyota services Lexus cars/trucks so you should consider taking your vehicles there. Regarding the torquing your wheels, learned a very important lesson a couple of months ago. The body-shop I used to install the read difuser on the R8 decided not to tighten my rear wheels. I drove the car for a couple of days before one of the wheels almost came off... Love you, Total Recon Auto Center in Rockville, MD!!! anyway, after being embarrassed by Ferrari and Jaguar owners on social media, a couple of my friends
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    Happy new year Nabil!

  4. Congrats. You're one of the few who's managed to get the factory to help pay for the steering rack issue.
  5. Hi Everyone: Well I think it's time to upgrade the IS-F for something a bit more exotic. I would love the LF-A but that's probably not going to happen. So here is the listing for my 2008 IS-F w/ just under 50k on the odo. Asking $35,500 or best offer. PM me if you'd like to purchase this spunky kid. For sale, 2008 Lexus IS F w/ the 5.0L V8 sedan. This vehicle has always been garaged, dealer maintained, and no accidents. The Mercury Metallic exterior paint is in very good condition, with the dark graphite leather interior. This vehicle runs and drives extremely well, and is equipped wit
  6. It sounds like you may have a bad sensor or a bad relay. Were there any obvious damages or missing rubber where the door makes contact with the body of the car?
  7. Did you buy the car with the specs? they may not warranty it if it happened in the field. have you tried to clean-claybar and wax it? If it doesn't do the trick can't really say what you should do but I would call the insurance company.
  8. The misfire code would be the best way for the dealership to determine if you're a candidate for the CSP. Your complaint to the your service adviser should state you are seeing sudden drops in RPMs folllowed by a return to normal, especially when the motor is warm, or you're refilling your oil every 1000 miles, etc.
  9. Agreed!!! Some of us, including myself, has gone to the dealership for non-warranty related repairs. I'm glad to hear there are shops out there that offer their labor a little cheaper than the dealership.
  10. Resonators are generally holly metal canisters. All exhaust pipes are expected to rust out especially when someone lives in the snow belts. is it possible there are some loose or saggy rubber hangers that need to be swapped out for new one?
  11. So what symptoms are you experiencing?
  12. I know. It's so different. Haven't figured out what material this Flaxen is> thoughts?
  13. Well I did the same and traded the 06 GS300 for a 13 GS350. I wanted the F-Sport package but ended up with a base w/ cold weather package. I really hated the GS300. the engine and transmission was the worst performing system ever especially when the transmission's cold. It accelarated when I didn't need it to and had so little power. The brake pedal wasn't stiff even after i flushed it with reverse air pressure. :chairshot: The 350 has power, new interior, factory warranty. Just going to swap the exhaust with the Invidia, or Magnaflow, F-sport Intake is on its way in, clear bra and ti
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