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  1. Hi all, I am considering the purchase of a '07 LS460L with 138k miles. It looks super nice inside and out. I have owned several Lexus in the past, but all were early 90s LS400. I am not at all familiar with the LS460. Do these have timing belts that have to be changed? Any tips on trouble spots, etc., would be appreciated.
  2. lol. Maybe, but it will take me awhile to recover from this last LS. ;) Looking at four different vehicles this week... likely next car will be a nice: 1993 Lincoln Town Car (all service records, excellent condtion and low miles), low mileage 1991 Chevy Caprice Classic, 1993 Toyota Camry LE V6 (aka Lexus ES300), but since it has a Toyota name and not Lexus, its so much cheaper to maintain. I can buy this car for $1100... needs a RF fender. I owned a 1993 Camry LE V6 about 6 years ago... super car. Also looking at a nice 1996 Toyota T100 SR5 4wd (3.4L V6). I am not looking at anything
  3. Bravo! :) That is only a dream to most people for a CEL to be that easy. Glad it was nothing major.
  4. Well I first want to thank everyone here over the years of my LS400s ownership (since 2003 when I bought my first LS400). I am posting this here, as this is the only Lexus forum I have ever posted in and everyone here knows me. It is with a little sadness though to report I sold my LS400 today. I had owned it for about 3 years and I tend to get a little sentimental with my cars, even when they are not old, but it was time to let it go to someone that could do more to it than I could. I almost makes me teary eyed when I think of it not being in the driveway. :( It had been a reliable ca
  5. Wonder if he was still locked out two years later? :) Could be. ;)
  6. Well, I have had several old Japanese cars (some over 20 years old) and this is my 3rd Lexus and have had minimal issues with all, save for this one. Its just since day 1 this car has been the pits and after 3 years, its really got to me. I am amazed I have put up with it this long. Its funny though, because major things are fine... engine and tranny seem like they will last forever, but its the little things that are going wrong like this and its annoying. True, its an old car, it high mileage and I AM better off selling it. I would not even mind repairing this and that, but when one thi
  7. Well... again, it hit 85 miles after the CEL was reset and the light came back on, again when at highway speed. I was so angry, I punched the gas for about 4 seconds. After all of my power steering issues were finally solved, I decide to get the throttle body cleaned for $45 at the shop (had a hesitation)... this cleaning soon (next morning) tripped the CEL light. Ran code, showing it was the EGR (code 71), spent another $56 to have it cleaned at the shop... get the car back, now not only does it have a tapping sound at idle that sounds like a knock (which I am told it probably an exhaus
  8. oh well... all of that work for nothing - check engine light came back on. Stupid piece of crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. The photo on this link will show you where its at... I had mine done at the shop Remember, this is for only cleaning the filter in the modulator... its easy as pie, but there is more involvement in cleaning the EGR system... so much so that the shop charged me $56.00 - then they screwed something up (I was told probably the EGR pipe/gasket) because it has a tapping sound at idle.
  10. Well then frankly, I am not worried about it then. It can only be heard at idle anyway when the heater blower and radio is off... so its not a big concern. The car is sold anyway and I am not putting anymore $ into it. I am afraid to take it back to that shop, because everytime they "fix" one thing, they break another... its getting ridiculous.
  11. Ugh, that sounds dreadful. Could be your coils going weak... I was told this when my LS was idling rough and had a gassy smell from the exhaust. Just a guess though. Turned out I had unburned gas built up because I had only started the car for like 20 seconds and moved it one day when it was cold and apparently it had temporarily fouled the plugs... let it run for about 3 minutes then it was fine and has never happened again.
  12. Well thats good to know its nothing major, but knowing this place they will probably not think its anything they did (you dont know this shop, but I had no other choice but to take it there). I will give it a try though. What will leaving it like this do IF something happens they wont fix it? Will it cause any damage to anything?
  13. I can attest to that... my throttle body needed cleaned though... I had a hesitation and a jerking motion at certain speeds, which went away when I had the throttle body cleaned... however it caused the check engine light to come on. I was told it could have washed some junk down in the EGR... had it cleaned at the shop... now I have a tapping sound at idle that I did NOT have before.
  14. After I had the throttle body cleaned the check engine light started coming on..... it was a code 71, "EGR system malfunction". I wanted to be honest with the man buying it, so I told them the engine light was on and I would have it fixed first. Shop said it "EGR" needed to be cleaned... they cleaned it alright.... now the car has a knock at idle! Someone said they may have sprayed something in there and scored? a valve??
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