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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-20-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By aptoslexus
To me it looks like a bad respray job and the car...

To me it looks like a bad respray job and the car wash was abrasive enough to peel it away.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-14-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By aptoslexus
Yeah. It would be a tight squeeze to get the...

Yeah. It would be a tight squeeze to get the timing covers off with the radiator still in there.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-14-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By aptoslexus
Why wouldn't you do a compression check? Any...

Why wouldn't you do a compression check? Any shop doing a pre-purchase inspection is going to do a compression check.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-14-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By aptoslexus
I'd bet $100 the shop screwed up the timing job....

I'd bet $100 the shop screwed up the timing job. Any shop worth a damn wouldn't have screwed it up in the first place, and in the second place, there wouldn't be a bunch of guessing as to what was...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-11-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 537
Posted By aptoslexus
Or make your own: ...

Or make your own: http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed/campingart/jettatech/bleeder/

Ready made one for Mercedes: https://mercedessource.com/store/pressure-brake-bleeder
I think you could just...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-11-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 537
Posted By aptoslexus
http://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbul...

http://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/800x929/80-brakebleed1_34ee05e0f83b9c4072ef8bc400bcf42fea5511a8.jpg
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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-11-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By aptoslexus
Not much in the body section. This generic...

Not much in the body section. This generic description is the closest thing I can find:

...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-08-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By aptoslexus
"AISIN ATF / CVTF Coverage spans almost all...

"AISIN ATF / CVTF Coverage spans almost all vehicle applications!"

That's on the bottom of the page. They've only got 3 fluids. Aisin Maxlife, anyone?
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-05-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By aptoslexus
Fwiw, Toyota Type IV is Mobil jws-3309 in a...

Fwiw, Toyota Type IV is Mobil jws-3309 in a different bottle. The specs are identical. If your Toyota dealer is charging absurd amounts for Type IV (as my local dealer does), you can just track...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-04-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 389
Posted By aptoslexus
Nope. All I have is for the 98.

Nope. All I have is for the 98.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-04-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 389
Posted By aptoslexus
http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbul...

http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/1580x2000/80-quarter_panel_1_502052b722c7aae97713027454bc822d1c243402.jpg
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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-03-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By aptoslexus
Isn't it jumping the gun to blame the Maxlife...

Isn't it jumping the gun to blame the Maxlife when the problem hasn't even been diagnosed?
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-25-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By aptoslexus
Flush out all of the old fluid.

Flush out all of the old fluid.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-20-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By aptoslexus
Check the work. Just done repair work and new...

Check the work. Just done repair work and new problems are often related.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-15-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By aptoslexus
I use one of those gadgets on an android phone. ...

I use one of those gadgets on an android phone. Works fine on my 98.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-12-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By aptoslexus
Well you showed a lot of really old cars. You...

Well you showed a lot of really old cars. You showed the corvettes from the period that I excepted--the early models. They're not all ugly. I've never been an American muscle car fan anyway. I'd...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-11-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By aptoslexus
Seriously? I'm not sure how you can look at an...

Seriously? I'm not sure how you can look at an LS400 and not know exactly where Lexus was cribbing from. These days, many manufacturers are getting more than a little design inspiration from BMW,...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-11-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By aptoslexus
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/5628759324.htm...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/5628759324.html

00 silver platinum edition one owner with 106K for $5995.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-11-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By aptoslexus
Interesting comment for what was essentially a...

Interesting comment for what was essentially a Mercedes Benz copy. I think a lot of modern cars look so much alike because they have to conform to a lot of safety and fuel efficiency standards and...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 06-05-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By aptoslexus
I think the basic Torque app will get the codes. ...

I think the basic Torque app will get the codes. I did notice there's a Toyota specific app called ELMScan Toyota on Android that seems to have more Toyota specific capability. Haven't tried it...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-31-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By aptoslexus
You're not making any sense at all. Like I said...

You're not making any sense at all. Like I said before, if you're worried about moving the pistons, lock down the crank. If you notice in the video, the air doesn't move anything. All the pistons...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-31-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By aptoslexus
I really don't think pressurized air gives a damn...

I really don't think pressurized air gives a damn whether the cams are timed or not. With the valves closed, the air is going to leak or not regardless. Yes, it would be a great deal easier to do...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-30-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By aptoslexus
You can get all 4 pistons down at once. The...

You can get all 4 pistons down at once. The procedure for setting the timing involves doing just that--moving the pistons down in the cylinders so that you can rotate the cams without hitting a...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-30-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By aptoslexus
Wouldn't it be a lot less work to just set the...

Wouldn't it be a lot less work to just set the pistons down in the cylinders and close the valves by turning the cams to do a leakdown test?
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 05-30-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,069
Posted By aptoslexus
You mean a timing belt breaking without damaging...

You mean a timing belt breaking without damaging the engine? Leakdown test.
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