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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-19-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By oldskewel
Any update on this? Did you just leave the fuel...

Any update on this? Did you just leave the fuel cap off? Does the problem come back when the cap goes back on?
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-16-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 506
Posted By oldskewel
Nice work getting it all fixed. Do you think it...

Nice work getting it all fixed. Do you think it could just have been that all it needed was a really really thorough bleeding like you gave it? Any idea how air got into the system like that in the...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-13-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,879
Posted By oldskewel
This may be related ... We also have a...

This may be related ...

We also have a Honda, which takes Genuine Honda DW-1 ATF. That ATF is considered/known to be synthetic on forums, etc.

If you look at the bottles of DW-1 sold in the...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-13-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By oldskewel
Is there any chance your fan bracket is making...

Is there any chance your fan bracket is making the noise?
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-12-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 506
Posted By oldskewel
It still sounds like something is wrong with your...

It still sounds like something is wrong with your system, especially after re-reading your earlier comment on this. I would describe my '91's brakes as ... perfect for a luxury car. Absolutely...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-11-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 506
Posted By oldskewel
Not at all (sorry). Mine is a '91 with the...

Not at all (sorry). Mine is a '91 with the supposedly crappy early first-gen brakes. But they are just fine, and work exactly as brakes should work. Not that I would certify them for use on a race...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-26-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By oldskewel
I'd probably do the same thing. A couple of...

I'd probably do the same thing. A couple of things to consider:

- the feeling from a bolt that gets tight due to thread problems should be very different from one that bottoms out. It sounds from...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-13-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By oldskewel
Yes, I've never had problems myself with...

Yes, I've never had problems myself with universal ones.

True, it's easier to screw up if you screw things up. But if you don't, each wire is just a wire. So for anyone out there who has never...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-02-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By oldskewel
If I am correct in inferring that you mean when...

If I am correct in inferring that you mean when you connect one test lead to the other, where there should be zero resistance, and you read 1.4-1.5 Ohms instead of zero, then ...

First double...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-22-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,647
Posted By oldskewel
Here's what may be leading to confusion on the...

Here's what may be leading to confusion on the earlier cars ... I'll just talk about my '91, since I don't know for sure about the others.

There is no immobilizer system (as modern cars have). But...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-18-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By oldskewel
Since both dicer and tiagz used the term "mineral...

Since both dicer and tiagz used the term "mineral oil" when I think they were talking about non-synthetic motor oil, I'll ask ... is that "right"?

My understanding of mineral oil is that it is not...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-09-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By oldskewel
Great deal on the parts. Even better deal on the...

Great deal on the parts. Even better deal on the labor. Sounds like you've nailed it on the decision making here. Nicely done.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-09-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By oldskewel
deleted - wrong post

deleted - wrong post
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-08-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By oldskewel
Well, I know it is not a CV joint. ;-) An...

Well, I know it is not a CV joint. ;-)

An easy thing to consider is that a stick-on wheel balancing weight may have come loose a little and is touching the caliper once per revolution at lower...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-07-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By oldskewel
Looks like a great list of items there. I...

Looks like a great list of items there.

I use green coolant and my engine has not even seized yet. ;-) Like you, I phoned my local Lexus dealer to confirm, right after I got the car. I was told...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-05-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By oldskewel
Glad to hear that. I thought the prices you were...

Glad to hear that. I thought the prices you were talking about were way too low (based on how good a car it is, not based on market knowledge) so it's good to hear that you at least "gave it away" to...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-29-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By oldskewel
Welcome to the club. :) Depending on what...

Welcome to the club. :)

Depending on what "customizing" you're thinking of, the old Dukes of Hazzard General Lee, with doors welded shut would help you solve this current door problem. Just...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-27-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By oldskewel
The two systems are about as independent as...

The two systems are about as independent as possible. So it is either coincidence or sabotage.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-27-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By oldskewel
I went with a Toyota part for my '91. On my...

I went with a Toyota part for my '91.

On my '91, the filter is under the rear left side of the car, and doing the filter change puts you at risk of having a lot of gas pour out. When I did mine, I...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-26-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By oldskewel
Is this one of those cases where the original...

Is this one of those cases where the original insulation was made of stuff that rats liked to eat? If so, you may at least be better off than the original stuff. I'm sure any of the currently sold...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-26-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By oldskewel
I'm away from home right now, so I can't check if...

I'm away from home right now, so I can't check if this is a crazy idea, so I'll throw it out there in case you have not considered it yet ...

Can you get a shorter A-belt and bypass the AC...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-25-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By oldskewel
Yes on insurance. Belt and suspenders. I...

Yes on insurance. Belt and suspenders.

I fixed the leak, rebuilt my PS pump, and built a clorox bleach bottle shield. Installed probably 7+ years ago and nothing has blown up, melted, or even...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-25-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By oldskewel
The "fan bracket," a cast Aluminum piece that...

The "fan bracket," a cast Aluminum piece that holds the bearing for the fan, usually fails a little before the mileage you are at now. Replacing it takes you half way through the T-belt job. So if...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-14-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By oldskewel
Those are both definitely true. :)

Those are both definitely true. :)
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-14-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By oldskewel
Nice work in taking the initiative to try...

Nice work in taking the initiative to try something out and share it, but ...

That product you used is aimed at reducing _radiant_ heat transfer, not convective. It prevents heat transfer by...
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