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Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 196,980
Posted By oldskewel
I've just ordered the caps, and am preparing to...

I've just ordered the caps, and am preparing to do this on my '91 with a problem that this might fix (on this thread:...
Forum: LS400 09-15-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 54
Posted By oldskewel
Engine Code 25 - O2 sensors? capacitors? EGR pipe?

'91 LS400 with 188k miles. 2nd owner, PO is my father in law. Dealer seviced by him, self-serviced by me since 1997.

I've been getting the CEL coming and going for a little while now. Checked...
Forum: LS400 09-09-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By oldskewel
Lots of good info so far, but there's so much of...

Lots of good info so far, but there's so much of it, it's a little confusing, so let me try to summarize the facts:
- original spec for ATF was Toyota type T-II ATF
- current spec for ATF is Toyota...
Forum: LS400 08-25-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,031
Posted By oldskewel
I finally got around to this today and it worked!...

I finally got around to this today and it worked!

'91 LS400

Here are complete instructions:
- slide the driver's seat all the way back to make room
- pull the carpet that is to the left of...
Forum: LS400 08-24-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By oldskewel
'79 FIAT Spider was my first car, got it back in...

'79 FIAT Spider was my first car, got it back in 1986. Since then, I've had a VW camper, Porsche 911 (both air cooled; still have the 911), and the LS400 (and nothing else - just these 4). All great...
Forum: LS400 08-04-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By oldskewel
Yes, most dealerships don't know about the...

Yes, most dealerships don't know about the solenoid filter screen that you can access after removing the left front wheel. Search on here and you'll find how to carefully remove and clean it. It made...
Forum: LS400 07-31-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By oldskewel
You can go to O'Reilly's (probably Pep Boys too,...

You can go to O'Reilly's (probably Pep Boys too, etc.) and rent for free a pressure tester. You pay ~$160 for it, but get it all refunded if you return it within 48 hours. I did this just a few days...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 07-23-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By oldskewel
Updated again. Second wheel sold (the steel wheel...

Updated again. Second wheel sold (the steel wheel spare). 2 OE 15" Chrome wheels left. One with a good tire, one with a bad one.
Forum: LS400 07-21-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By oldskewel
Probably right. What would those areas be? ...

Probably right. What would those areas be?



Looking at the circuit, Yamae's diagnosis seems to make sense. Since the fault still appears when the alternator is isolated, could there be a...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 07-20-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By oldskewel
Updated the listing. One wheel already sold. New...

Updated the listing. One wheel already sold. New photos, including the steel wheel spare.
Forum: LS400 07-03-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By oldskewel
Alternator - I know at some point around that...

Alternator - I know at some point around that time they changed the plug (oval vs. rectangular, I think), but the rest of the alternator was the same. It could be that this change was after '93....
Forum: LS400 06-12-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By oldskewel
Check your "fan bracket" too. It may spin, but...

Check your "fan bracket" too. It may spin, but when the bearing wears out, it gets wobbly. When mine went on my '91 with about 170k miles, it made a weird sound like hissing fluid. Did not sound at...
Forum: LS400 06-09-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By oldskewel
Yes, 90-94 at least, left and right mounts are...

Yes, 90-94 at least, left and right mounts are the same part.
But it can be a lot of work to remove and replace, and maybe the passenger side ones are not as new as they might look before you remove...
Forum: LS400 05-05-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By oldskewel
Just confirming your concern is well placed. ...

Just confirming your concern is well placed.

I got my father in law's '91 about 5 years ago. When I got it, it had virtually never been parked in daylight for long (SoCal car), and looked...
Forum: LS400 04-24-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By oldskewel
Yes. This is how my '91 is too.

Yes. This is how my '91 is too.
Forum: LS400 04-24-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By oldskewel
Old thread, I know. Anyone else have this...

Old thread, I know.
Anyone else have this problem?
My '91 was acting like this the other day up in Tahoe where it was ~35 degrees. First I noticed it stuck at 0. Later it was stuck at 800. Later I...
Forum: LS400 04-17-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By oldskewel
People often choose to replace the whole...

People often choose to replace the whole pre-assembled axle (shaft + 2 CV joints, including boots) rather than just one boot, just because the axle assembly is built somewhere with cheap labor and...
Forum: LS400 04-16-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By oldskewel
sorry I don't have a note of the bolt specs, but...

sorry I don't have a note of the bolt specs, but I can tell you that at least on my '91, the plug is not magnetic for a good reason: There is not enough depth for the magnet inside the pan. (and...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 04-16-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By oldskewel
Look good. Fitment confirmation: I got a set...

Look good.
Fitment confirmation: I got a set just like this last week and they installed directly, without spacers, on my '91 LS400 with the original, smaller front brakes. I assume they'll fit the...
Forum: LS400 04-14-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,915
Posted By oldskewel
My '91 was bought new by my in-laws in SoCal....

My '91 was bought new by my in-laws in SoCal. They did not want a sun roof, so to avoid getting that they chose the option package without leather seats = cloth. BUT they had the dealer immediately...
Forum: LS400 04-12-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By oldskewel
This might be similar enough to help your problem...

This might be similar enough to help your problem ....
on my '91, the vacuum hose from the air intake to the PS idle-up air valve snapped off at the air intake. Brittle from age + heat.

My...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 04-12-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By oldskewel
FS: NorCal 4 OEM 1991 LS400 15" 2 Chrome wheels + tires

These came off my 1991 LS400. 2 sold, 2 still available (3 actually, but I need one for my own spare tire).

Wheels have 5 x 114.3 bolt spacing, +50mm offset, 15" x 6.5" wheel size, as shown in the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 04-11-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By oldskewel
I bought + installed these today and they are...

I bought + installed these today and they are awesome. Thanks for the great deal.

Also, here's a fitment confirmation: these 97 SC300/SC400 OEM wheels fit just fine on my 1991 LS400 (with the...
Forum: LS400 02-02-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By oldskewel
No real comment on your diagnosis. But to...

No real comment on your diagnosis.

But to answer your question, I did replace these on my '91. I did all 4 corners with KYB struts and strut mounts and Genuine Lexus on all other parts. On at...
Forum: The Press Box 01-27-14, 01:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,306
Posted By oldskewel
Stanford is different in this regard. Not like...

Stanford is different in this regard. Not like Cal, Texas, Alabama, etc. I got my Ph.D. there and taught Engineering there for a few years afterwards. I knew a few football players and they were all...
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