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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-12-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By thermal
Power steering leak question

I have a power steering leak. I top up the fluid reservoir every couple of weeks. A new alternator was put in about a year ago.

The Lexus dealer suggests I replace the high-pressure power...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-11-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/thermal/4177361427/ ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thermal/4177361427/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thermal/4177361427/

Does anyone have insight into a "Coolant Reservoir/Sens" for an LS400, and does a P/S hose...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-11-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By thermal
First of all, thank you Amskeptic and damon for...

First of all, thank you Amskeptic and damon for your guidance.

I ordered a Denso a/c compressor + new drier off ebay today. Came to about $325 including shipping - should be here in about a...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-09-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By thermal
My 1993 ls400 has 178xxx miles.

My 1993 ls400 has 178xxx miles.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-09-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By thermal
Well, I've found clutches for around $195,...

Well,

I've found clutches for around $195, and the entire compressor for about $375.

What would you guys recommend? Is this a job I can do at home, with moderate tools and mechanical...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-08-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By thermal
Thank you so much Colin! I'm 99% sure it's a...

Thank you so much Colin! I'm 99% sure it's a clutch bearing - the noise is there as soon as I turn the engine on.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-08-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By thermal
93 LS400 - advice appreciated

Hi everyone,

I tried doing a search but nothing came up; my apologies if this has been covered before.

It seems a bearing in my a/c is shot. The dealership suggests a new a/c clutch; parts...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-07-09, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By thermal
http://http://www.wreckedexotics.com/newphotos/bad...

http://http://www.wreckedexotics.com/newphotos/bad/bad965b.shtml
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-07-09, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By thermal
Anyone know what year LS this is?

http://www.wreckedexotics.com/newphotos/bad/bad965b.shtml
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-31-06, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By thermal
He is very definitelty in my prayers. My...

He is very definitelty in my prayers.

My prayers go out to you as well. He is lucky to have you...
Forum: Car Chat 05-31-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By thermal
What kind of car is this?

Once in a while I check out 'wrecked exotics' website - they have some interesting pics. They usually have a write-up about the vehicle in questions, but this time it's blank.

Thanks
...
Forum: The Clubhouse 05-29-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By thermal
cats...

What's a humane way of keeping cats off your Lexus? Mine is often parked on the street, and the neighbourhood cat loves to warm itself on the hood.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-10-06, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By thermal
Anyone have their car keyed?

Came out to the parking lot today, and someone had keyed both passenger doors, right down to the metal.

I stupidly chose not to get comprehensive insurance, as I am a careful driver and have never...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-08-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 50,890
Posted By thermal
Why is it that the lower the octane, the lower...

Why is it that the lower the octane, the lower the mileage?
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 02-04-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By thermal
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-04-05, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By thermal
I find it more enjoyable to have a hard, paper...

I find it more enjoyable to have a hard, paper copy in my hand. As well, this is my first ever Lexus, and I wanted to take my time and sit on a patio with a drink while enjoying the manual...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-03-05, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By thermal
Another option is to purchase a manual off Ebay. ...

Another option is to purchase a manual off Ebay. I recently bought a 93 LS400 as well, and I purchased its manual at the auction site for about $10. I think it's money well spent.
Forum: Car Chat 11-30-05, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,176
Posted By thermal
Mercedes 500SL, Lexus SC 430, or BMW 645 conv?

If you could, which one of the three would you own, and why?

For me, I would choose the 500SL. All three vehicles are powerful, all three are tremendously luxurious. But the 500SL looks...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 11-22-05, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By thermal
I'm in there. Good idea.

I'm in there. Good idea.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 11-20-05, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By thermal
Thanks guys. My dad's a mechanic so I'll ask if...

Thanks guys. My dad's a mechanic so I'll ask if we can take a look at the rear struts together.

I didn't see a price listed: how much would new struts cost?
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 11-19-05, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By thermal
From what you've told me, I would say 'yes', but...

From what you've told me, I would say 'yes', but I'd still get it checked out by a mechanic.

It's a timing belt.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 11-19-05, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By thermal
Noise in rear...

Hello,

I have a 93 LS with 136k miles. The car is in excellent condition, but I have begun to notice a 'thump' or slight noise from the rear suspension area when I go over a decent-sized bump.
...
Forum: Car Chat 11-09-05, 07:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,945
Posted By thermal
Thanks everyone for your replies. Seems...

Thanks everyone for your replies.

Seems like BMW is winning, mostly for better handling and feel. I agree, though if I could only drive one car, it would be the Mercedes 500SL - IMO, one of the...
Forum: Car Chat 11-08-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,945
Posted By thermal
Mercedes or BMW?

I own a Lexus, and am curious who fellow Lexus owners think makes better cars, Mercedes or BMW (lets assume Lexus makes the best :).

And I mean overall better cars, not just one or two models.
...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 09-10-05, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By thermal
Lots of talk of new IS350 on the BMW forum

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A lot of BMW people were impressed with the IS350's numbers, and some doubt they're real :p
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