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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-20-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By peterls
Ah, the P/S pump - hoping that's probably it,...

Ah, the P/S pump - hoping that's probably it, because mine is leaking and from time to time is low on fluid, so I am just waiting for it to die and then I am rebuilding it.

Anyone ever heard...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-20-16, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By peterls
Slight whine when accelerating from stop?

I just noticed a barely audible whine these days, when accelerating from stop. The sound starts deep and raises the pitch quickly which leads me to believe that it is transmission related. Can't hear...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-20-16, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By peterls
You can get Mobile 1 (I use 5w 30) on sale at...

You can get Mobile 1 (I use 5w 30) on sale at either Costco or Walmart for something like $26 for six liters - nice deal for synthetic oil. No need to go cheaper than that, when Mobile is one of the...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-20-16, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By peterls
Personally, I think that the trunk harness thing...

Personally, I think that the trunk harness thing has been blown out of proportion. It has been mentioned numerous times when people had problems with their brake lights, and other things, and almost...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-07-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By peterls
While you are at it, I highly recommend you use...

While you are at it, I highly recommend you use Prestone Radiator Flush and Cleaner to flush your cooling system. Of all the things I did to my car, this one made the biggest difference! I flushed...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-30-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By peterls
What is that - is it like an ECU in the door? Can...

What is that - is it like an ECU in the door? Can you point me to a picture or a part number, as I am clueless in these things.

Thanks!
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-29-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By peterls
Here is a list of things that is acting up: ...

Here is a list of things that is acting up:

- Alarm sometimes goes off, in a middle of the night, even when no one is touching the car. This happened only twice in the past year or more, so it is...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-26-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By peterls
Replacing alarm and locks - what are ALL parts that are needed?

My locks are starting to act up a bit. I know I could lubricate them and all, but at the same time, the alarm got out of whack (when I was testing wires for the brake lights)... and my remote lock...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-26-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By peterls
I had Wagner Thermoquiet for almost two years....

I had Wagner Thermoquiet for almost two years. Great braking power, probably a tad better than Akebono ceramics. However, they did squeal every morning, just as I was leaving my driveway... which...
Forum: VIP Style 04-26-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By peterls
I've got no experience with them, but checked...

I've got no experience with them, but checked their whois: they were registered 6 yrs ago, and are from Hong Kong. Sometimes things are dirt cheap from Hong Kong (and usually not OEM).
It seems you...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-26-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By peterls
I did this about a year ago, when I installed a...

I did this about a year ago, when I installed a back-up camera. I ran the wire through the trunk lid, under carpet, then tied it with zip ties to the left hinge (with other wires there), and then...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-26-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By peterls
So I guess the question is - what is yummier, the...

So I guess the question is - what is yummier, the white insulation on wire, or that big hose-like insulation that is supposed to go around it...

He showed me that he positioned the wires so they...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-26-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By peterls
I put AC Delco in mine, three years ago, and it's...

I put AC Delco in mine, three years ago, and it's been perfect. Price was great too.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-26-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By peterls
Do I need extra insulation on knock sensor wires?

as some of you may know, I had my starter, knock sensors and knock sensor connectors replaced recently. The shop that did the job is excellent, however, the guy that worked on my car skipped one...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-13-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By peterls
Never thought about that one - but makes perfect...

Never thought about that one - but makes perfect sense because sudden change in temperature could easily crack them
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-13-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By peterls
To replace the starter, they have to remove the...

To replace the starter, they have to remove the intake manifold with everything on it (real pros know how to do it WITHOUT removing anything from the manifold - they leave the injectors, and all ...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-12-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By peterls
Most likely. Also, when you think about it, for...

Most likely. Also, when you think about it, for cats to explode, they have to be completely clogged up with soot (what else?), and that happens when fuel is not burning properly... so whatever caused...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-12-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By peterls
Interesting thing about cheap gas:

So I visited a fellow who was parting an LS400 - had to get some odds and ends for my car. The car he was parting, he bought for dirt cheap because it did not run at all and was making horrible noise...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-12-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By peterls
I just had this done on my car. I don't know...

I just had this done on my car.

I don't know about EGR pipe as usually if that breaks you can hear it - your car will sound like trash. But I would most definitely replace the knock sensors and...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-12-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By peterls
How to bypass warning light (aka "lamp failure") module for brake/rear lights!

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS FOR GEN 1 LS400. MINE IS 1990, SO I IMAGINE EVERYTHING IS THE SAME FOR 1991 AND 1992, BUT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT 1993 AND 1994 - SOMEONE PLEASE CHECK IF THE WARNING LIGHT MODULE IS...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-06-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By peterls
That's what I thought, but it appears to be...

That's what I thought, but it appears to be hollow. however I was working in dark (it was late night) and I had only a flashlight, so maybe it really is just a tab.


Anyone know for sure?
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-06-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By peterls
Sorry forgot to mention: 1990 LS400 ...

Sorry forgot to mention:

1990 LS400

Should be the same on all first gen LS400s... perhaps even on the 2nd gen too?
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-06-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By peterls
How to replace the coolant tank?

Hey gang,

I just replaced the coolant expansion tank. The new (used) one is just as bad as the old one, so waste of money... I also lost TONS of coolant from the new tank - like half a gallon if...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 03-29-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By peterls
I would use that opportunity to change both front...

I would use that opportunity to change both front wheel hubs to 93 or later model. The wheel hub is a bit bigger, allowing you to upgrade brakes with no problems.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 03-24-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By peterls
Have you tried that site that is for people who...

Have you tried that site that is for people who are do-it-yourself enthusiasts and own toyotas? (can't post a link or name here, it gets blocked) They seem to have a pretty good idea about VINs......
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