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Tulpen

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About Tulpen

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    Brian
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  • Lexus Model
    LS 460
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Other/NonUK

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  1. Oregon is a lovely part of the world......and a well-kept secret. My wife and I have spent quite a bit of time there in the past 7 years.
  2. This happened to me a few years ago, here is my post on the topic: On the US forum there are many entries about steering rack problems. What happens is that the steering wheel, for no reason, takes up a 45 degrees left or right position with the front wheels straight ahead. Running diagnostic check gives an error code which requires a steering rack change. I had this happen to me and took it to my local Lexus dealer. I told him about the US forum and he just laughed. He was adamant that the problem was NOT the rack. They ran a full diagnostic and, sure enough, got a code which recom
  3. I had always used Dunlop SP Sports on my 460 but, a couple of years ago, I changed to Michelin Pilot Sports.......I find them much quieter. In fairness 'quieter' is a relative term in an, already, very quiet LS 🙂 BTW, I have 19 inch wheels on mine.
  4. Talking about jacking up the car................ On Tuesday, I was on my way to play golf, in my 460, when I had a 'Low Tyre Pressure' warning. I pulled into a nearby car park and discovered that the drivers side rear tyre was nearly flat. Normally, I would have just sat there and called out the Dutch equivalent of the AA but, because I had a tee-time to make, I decided to change the wheel myself. It must be at least 25 years since I changed a wheel - and that was on a FIAT 600! My machine has 19" wheels, they are very heavy and I'm now 72 years old. It was bad enough jacking the ca
  5. I'm always amazed how complicated windscreen changes have become since screens became part of the structural strength of the car. It's a long time since I used a wire coat-hanger to remove the locking band, then screen, in my Ford Escort.
  6. I would also ask the specialist if rubber and the coolant fluid are compatible.
  7. I've always thought that the SC430 is like marmite - you, either love it, or........... I'm an 'or..........' 😕
  8. On the US forum, there are a few threads dedicated to this. You might, also, be interested in the 'Jim Craney Fix' : https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-4th-gen-2007-2017/506217-instructions-for-the-jmcraney-wind-noise-fix.html
  9. I had mine done at 105k, last year. The Lexus mechanic said the old one showed signs of stress around the oil cooler connections.
  10. Forget the economy........'It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it!' 😊
  11. My nephew has a Tesla Model S. Not long after he got it, he invited me to have a drive. When we got to a quiet stretch of road he told me to floor it. I won't print what I said; but these things have supercar acceleration - quite incredible. Having said that, the ride isn't very good and the interior, fixtures and fittings are really substandard. No, I wouldn't have one. However, I do respect their performance and never try to outdo them at the lights.
  12. I'm sorry I can't answer your question but........an LS600HL in front of ALDI? Harrods.......maybe. 😀
  13. Yes, I think that's water from the airco system. I have mine selected permanently and that little puddle is a common sight. If in doubt, try a smell and/or lick test.
  14. That's a lot more info.......so you're having trouble at low RPM as well as on kickdown. It sounds to me as if it is time to take the car to a Lexus specialist, with all the right diagnostic kit. There are guys on here who can give you the names of the best people around in the UK. What sort of fuel are you using? Our cars (2006/2007 LS460) are on a list of Lexus models that need to use Super Unleaded (as was) or E5 (as is). I've always used the recommended fuel and had no problems. How many miles has your car done? The 430 and 460 suffer from a problem where, after time, engine coo
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