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Forum: LS400 04-09-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By LScowboyLS
As a former Lexus master tech, I can assure you...

As a former Lexus master tech, I can assure you that once you do these all day long, year after year, you tend to get crazy fast at it! :thumbup:

there also tends to be specialized tools and...
Forum: LS400 04-09-14, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By LScowboyLS
You would think so, however when my alternator...

You would think so, however when my alternator failed due to power steering fluid, the dash light never came on at all! :eek2:

my little $3 cigarette lighter voltmeter from China was indicating...
Forum: LS400 04-09-14, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By LScowboyLS
I don't think your test setup was correct,...

I don't think your test setup was correct, because there is always some tiny amount of drain, such as the clock, the security system, etc. - even on a car that is new off the showroom floor there is...
Forum: LS400 04-09-14, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By LScowboyLS
if a new battery is being discharged and run...

if a new battery is being discharged and run down, it can only be a drain or an alternator not charging. - you are fresh out of other choices.

put your multimeter across the battery terminals with...
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By LScowboyLS
even in the rare case that the rack itself is...

even in the rare case that the rack itself is leaking, it is not such a difficult DIY job to replace the inexpensive o-rings in the rack
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By LScowboyLS
FIPG = Form In Place Gasket some folks call...

FIPG = Form In Place Gasket

some folks call this Permatex

I am not a big fan of it in most situations, but small amounts can be prudent on something like this.

Many LS400 parts were...
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By LScowboyLS
put an ammeter in series with the battery and the...

put an ammeter in series with the battery and the positive cable, you will then see the drain with car off

then you can selectively pull various fuses and see the difference that makes in the...
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By LScowboyLS
the 95's actually had an ECU programming issue...

the 95's actually had an ECU programming issue that could cause this - otherwise and for other years, it will normally be one of three things, dirty throttle body (especially 98 & up), dirty or...
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By LScowboyLS
you have one of the most reliable cars ever made...

you have one of the most reliable cars ever made - unless a previous owner has abused it, it will be something simple, such as an alternator that has been killed by leaking power steering fluid,...
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By LScowboyLS
go to Autozone or Advance Auto Parts or O'Reilly...

go to Autozone or Advance Auto Parts or O'Reilly and have the car scanned for those ABS codes and other codes.

or you can order a good scanner online for $18 to your door...
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By LScowboyLS
yes, far more likely to be leaking at the o-ring...

yes, far more likely to be leaking at the o-ring connecting the pump and reservoir, or an internal pump o-ring or one of the hoses and that fluid has wetted your rack and some greedy tech has seen...
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By LScowboyLS
ummm, yeah, there's a solution looking for a...

ummm, yeah, there's a solution looking for a problem!

I have been working on LS400's for 24 years and I have never seen or even heard of a connecting rod failure! - and since these engines have...
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 02:54 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 198,105
Posted By LScowboyLS
I use around 396 C for all parts of the job :D

I use around 396 C for all parts of the job :D
Forum: LS400 04-08-14, 01:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By LScowboyLS
98-00 really is quite an improved car over 95-97...

98-00 really is quite an improved car over 95-97 - if you are patient, you can find a beautiful condition 98 or 99 for $6000-$8,500 but you really should put back at least $1000-$2000 for little...
Forum: LS400 04-07-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By LScowboyLS
On '94 it is plug and play, but the replacement...

On '94 it is plug and play, but the replacement ECU will have the same issues (it needs caps too), unless you order the exact special capacitors shown in the thread...
Forum: LS400 04-07-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By LScowboyLS
actually, if someone wants to use their existing...

actually, if someone wants to use their existing LS400 stock amp with a new head unit, no amount of understanding of the wiring diagram is going to negate the requirement of the Beatsonic magic box,...
Forum: LS400 04-06-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By LScowboyLS
if you are wanting to utilize your stock...

if you are wanting to utilize your stock amplifier, you will have to buy a special Beatsonic box for $330 (http://www.beatsonicusa.com/beat-sonic-sla-20.html) to have use of your subs (we know, it...
Forum: LS400 04-06-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 198,105
Posted By LScowboyLS
here is the best soldering gun...

here is the best soldering gun (https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FX888D-23BY-Digital-Soldering-FX-888D/dp/B00ANZRT4M) that is a reasonable price
Forum: LS400 04-05-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By LScowboyLS
yes, it is very common for used '90-'94 AFM's...

yes, it is very common for used '90-'94 AFM's (MAF) to be bad because many people mistakenly cleaned them with solvent or "MAF cleaner" over the years.

however, 34 is not a valid code for the...
Forum: LS400 04-05-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By LScowboyLS
no, you won't and if you don't know what...

no, you won't

and if you don't know what head sizes are used in the LS400, the correct response is "I don't know" (i.e. don't post)


and don't thread-crap either
Forum: LS400 04-05-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By LScowboyLS
he only works on his own car (LS400 - bone...

he only works on his own car (LS400 - bone stock), and he is getting snap-on wrenches at the craftsman price, but he still has to watch his money

I am just trying to get a complete list together...
Forum: LS400 04-05-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By LScowboyLS
I agree. have had problems with Torin jacks. no...

I agree. have had problems with Torin jacks. no real issues with Harbor Freight except for one lose screw in a handle.

Aluminum floor jacks will spoil you for anything else!
Forum: LS400 04-05-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By LScowboyLS
he found a deal on very expensive Snap-On...

he found a deal on very expensive Snap-On wrenches, but even at a deal, he doesn't need 20 wrenches to work on this car if 8 will do, not everyone is wealthy, he is a young mechanic, and he is smart...
Forum: LS400 04-05-14, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By LScowboyLS
no, they are 14mm - care to take another try?

no, they are 14mm - care to take another try?
Forum: LS400 04-05-14, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By LScowboyLS
maybe at 250-300K but I think he has got his...

maybe at 250-300K but I think he has got his hands full with what goes out by 125K
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