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Old 05-28-14, 05:47 PM   #241
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Last night it read 3.26V. Had the charger on it overnight and it read 3.4V after 12 hours. (It is a maintenance charger but it has been useful for batteries above 9V but not at 3.2V) Called AAA out and he gave it a 50/50 chance after it got a better charge. At 5+ years old, I figured it was going to come due so the decision was made to replace it. $118 later.

Don't know what it is, the neg terminal is smaller so the clamp was loose when snugged up. Easily fixed but I've noticed on the last several batteries, the neg terminals seem to be incrementally smaller and smaller.
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Old 06-19-14, 09:07 PM   #242
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What did you do to your LS400 today?

Well, I took my LS out for a 500 mile working trip making 25 mpg. What a wonderful car this is.
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Old 07-12-14, 04:07 PM   #243
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I replaced my engine coolant temperature sensor... seems to have a bit more pep... I'll see if my mileage improves from about 15.5 mpg.
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Old 07-12-14, 05:21 PM   #244
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Ok so I was getting water in the trunk, used the hose to find where it came from and it appear to come from under the seal near the light on the driver side.

So today I removed the seal cleaned everything with adhesive remover and use 3M 80119 Weatherstrip Adhesive and hope it will work.

Test without seal (trunk open) didn't show any infiltration so I'm confident it will be good.
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So I finally got rid of my 90's-era upturned, elbow-style Magnaflow tips and replaced them with these more modern tips. Has a BMW or Audi look to them I think.
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Old 09-23-14, 05:12 PM   #246
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put some new Pirellis on (P7 all season)......also new Brembo rotors with toyota brakes....NICE!
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Old 09-24-14, 02:43 AM   #247
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two days ago, spark plugs... pulled dirty crusty *** denso double plats out that had a gap of over 0.06 from being so old... im amazed the damn thing still ran! MPG has jump DRASTICALLY.

Exhaust was finished the other day.

Ordering lowering suspension today...

Friday ordering a new radiator... Stupid banjo bolt thing is leaking and it gets warm once in a while....nothing a new radiator and a flush wont fix... I hope....
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Today I had the 20 years of dents pulled out of it and got the pin stripes removed. Since the last post, it also got H&R springs and KYB struts. For some reason, the pic has a weird glare on it

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Hi names josh. Been around cars a long time. Thought I would start a thread. Didn't happen without pics LOL.Click the image to open in full size.

Got new family car and did lots of cleaning.
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My LS is in my buddies shop started the full maintenance. Timing belt, water pump, thermostat, ps pump. valve cover gaskets, spark plugs, trans filter and flush, rear diff fluid change, oil change, motor mounts, trans mount . 88k on it have all 5 pages of maintenance history, want to start nice and fresh, cant wait till its done.
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My LS is in my buddies shop started the full maintenance. Timing belt, water pump, thermostat, ps pump. valve cover gaskets, spark plugs, trans filter and flush, rear diff fluid change, oil change, motor mounts, trans mount . 88k on it have all 5 pages of maintenance history, want to start nice and fresh, cant wait till its done.
No **** can't wait to see more man.
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Its getting done after hours so it will be a few days but I will post how it comes out. The mounts were the worst thing with the vibration, although when the timing covers came off the belt had a lot of cracks so im glad its getting done...
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What are your wheels off of they are nice, Your whole car looks nice !
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Thanks the wheels are supposed to look like Sc430 wheels came with car not that bad.
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No **** can't wait to see more man.
Ok all the maintenance and mounts are finally done ! The new mounts cleared up the vibration for sure, drives smooth as butter. Did the timing belt, water pump, thermostat, of course new coolant, pulleys cam seals, serpentine belt, valve cover gaskets with spark plug seals, spark plugs, power steering pump, motor mounts, trans mount, mobile 1 oil change, transmission filter and BG flush service ( 88000 miles trans filter changed 3 times and bg flush done twice) rear end fluid change.
Had to drive my wife to work all week I like her v8 4Runner but I really missed my Lexus . Cant wait till the snow stops falling so I can do a major detailing that will last more than 3 feet...
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