hey man, i've also been looking into one, but axle back and i personally prefer JDM ones like Apexi, kakimoto and aimgain, they dont drone, they sound nice and crisp and you could live with day in day out, they are quad tips try out nengun, rhdjapan, they do cost alot along with delivery but if your gonna keep it for long i think its a good investment
Over the last few days, my LS430 has started running rough, and economy has plummeted. Idle speed can vary. Sometimes it will idle very slow, and run very, very rich. Rich enough to smoke. I found a pipe that had come out of the rubber tube connecting it to another pipe, so I joined them back. No change, MAF and Throttle body were cleaned about a couple thousand kilometres ago, as was the air filter. Not that they were dirty, they weren't, but just general maintenance. I was on about 1/4 tank of fuel, buit have filled it up, so it is most unlikely to be bad fuel. The trans is also not quite as smooth changing as usual, but it wouldn't be noticed by anyone else. The exhaust smells, which I assume is the Cat working hard. I have disconnected the battery for 30 minutes, to reboot the system, then run a 40km or so trip to try and reset the computer. Tried that 3 times! I hjave a HUD plugged into the diagnostic port, and it normally shows the same instant fuel consumption as the dash. However, at the moment it shows a bit higher consumption than the dash. There is no Check Engine light showing.
Any thoughts what else I can try?
Thank you. Cheers, Keith.
different materials corolla uses hard plastic
lexus uses leather
cant comapre the durability of plastic vs leather
as for engine oil issue
change to 10w40 that should help it
also it helps if the car doesnt have any carbon bulld up and had proper service carried out all the time
This is extremely poor response from Lexus. For me, I don't think I'll ever buy another Lexus, I'm afraid. I bought mine as a demonstrator in 2008, model year 2007, and it was in immaculate condition, with only 2-3k on the clock. It has always been garaged, since I bought it.
Sure, it's an old car, but that is no excuse. I have a Corolla of similar vintage, no problems with it and it has been left out in the sun a lot.
This, along with the burning/consuming oil issue, is just not what one expects from Lexus.