well, not quite. It's essentially the Camry hybrid system in what looks
like a current Prius body (but as I recall really isn't). Anyway, it
gets lower fuel mileage than the Prius, and not just because it's
heavier with more luxury stuff.
I'll have to head to the Lexus dealer and check it out. Are you telling
me that Lexus makes a car that handles? Since when? I mean, I loved my
94 ES, float and all, don't get me wrong. But outside of the
LF--handling? Even the IS-F doesn't do what a base BMW 3 can do in tha
department, and the IS-F aimes at the *M*3.
true, but compared to other lexus models, it's outstanding.
it's a relative term. compared to a miata or even my newly bushed and
jointed 89 civic? not really. compared to camry, corolla, prius, etc,
or even celica, it's a joy.
all in all, it's really not a bad car. and toyota have done a great job
with this hybrid imo.
they're old wires,and aging insulation eventually breaks down,but once it
does break down,they don't recover. HV arcing causes carbon tracking.
it has to be cheaper to change plug wires than a HVcoil/cap.
I would have changed the wires before I tried the coil.
also,pulling on the plug ends can damage the wires,he may have done that
while changing the plugs.
the igniter is potted,isn't it?
unless it was immersed under water for some length of time,I doubt water
would affect the igniter. and it's on the low voltage side.
I wonder if he's done a scan of the OBD-II port for possible trouble codes?
On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:31:50 -0700 (PDT), Robert Stiffler
Other folks here know much more about cars than I do, but how about
the computer? I once drove through a lot of water and the car was fine
for a while but the water got into the computer and it would no longer
start. This was a 91 Accord though so everything is probably different
by 98. Still, if the computer was still under the passenger side
floor, that does put it in some danger.
I'm going with the wire diagnosis. I can't figure out why the computer
would die after you did work on the car.
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