Just bough the car 2 wks ago assuming the recall for the valve springs repair done recently is the cause! not totally sure.
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2008 Lexus LS460 Question: What causes a diesel engine sound @ low speed ?
Answer #1pushrod August 21, 2012, 00:46Master
What trans mode auto. or manual?
Replywilliebcc, August 21, 2012, 15:26Rookie
The transmission is in the auto mode (D). The sound is intermittent from neutral to drive.
Replypushrod, August 21, 2012, 15:43Master
Has sound been in engine since you have owned it?
Replywilliebcc, August 21, 2012, 22:24Rookie
Yes, I started to hear the sound after a few days later after I purchased the car. I first taught it to be poor gas octane quality but later drove the car up hills and the sound of diesel wasn't heard. Seems to me only when the car is at low RMP when the sound is heard.
Greg's Orange Auto (14596 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper August 21, 2012, 06:05Master
seek diag a est this needs to be looked at for proper diag.wow really wetry a lexus suv stk come on man
Replypushrod, August 21, 2012, 06:32Master
Bet you can buy one,really.
Replyglobalhelper, August 21, 2012, 06:48Master
maybe where u live but in cali its all about style.just sayin
Replypushrod, August 21, 2012, 07:00Master
This is more car than suv,but eithet way the shiftable auto covers
both trans. Reason for question is maybe a lower gear might help with the orig.
Replyglobalhelper, August 21, 2012, 07:08Master
as i stated it needs to be looked at to determine for sure
Replypushrod, August 21, 2012, 07:33Master
You know i wish sometimes we could do just that,look at the autos
i,ll bet it would be a shock to actually see what is really going on.