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  1. Ok so I will start with a bit of a background on the problem. I live in Washington State and I was driving over Snoqualmie pass going east. Just after the mountains there was this long straight away where I was in the left lane going roughly 80 mph and about one-hundred yards up there was a semi-truck. It was about 10 pm and very dark. The semi blew a tire and I slowed down to 70 and moved one lane left. At the last second the blown tire was in front of me and I hit it head on. I immediately pulled over and looked in the front to see coolant leaking out, so I quickly got in my car and left to try to get out from the middle of nowhere before I lost too much coolant. A few days ago I pulled the radiator out and found the small crack and sanded it and put on a marine epoxy and liquid electrical tape on top. The leak came back.... Tomorrow I am going to try plastic welding it to see if that does anything. If that fails I am going to just buy a new one from O'Rileys and use that. I am hoping this fix works as I am not in a job right now, but if I need to buy the radiator I can. I consider myself fairly advanced with cars. I just wanted to ask if anyone has experience with this and if there is something I should pay attention too. Lexus quoted me roughly $1200 to do a replacement, so you can probably see why I am just going to buy the $150 one on O'Rileys. Thanks for the help! Radiator: https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/murray-heat-transfer-4283/cooling---heating-16773/radiator-20386/radiator-11357/02ac48565f9e/murray-heat-transfer-radiator/8012919/5643573/2007/lexus/es350
  2. Greetings! I am new to this site, but I have an 07 ES350 with roughly 250k miles on it. Under load there are hard vibration that resonate throughout the car. Myself and few of my mechanic friends think it may be the engine mounts that are on their way out, but I wanted to see if anyone else has this problem because I don't want to do that job and have it not be the fix as it is a massive job. I first thought it was the transmission failing as it only happens under load and when I take my foot off the gas it will go away, but the problem doesn't happen all the time, so that eliminated the transmission as the source. I asked Lexus when I was in there a few months back but they said they didn't feel or see anything (of course it wouldn't happen when they had it) wrong with it. If anyone has any ideas or had something similar happen, I would love to hear it. Thanks!
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