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Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By PureDrifter
yes, that would be a huge waste of money and time.

yes, that would be a huge waste of money and time.
Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 609
Posted By PureDrifter
maybe all he drove were old (pre -75) cars which...

maybe all he drove were old (pre -75) cars which need the extra zinc?
:uh:

Modern engines definitely don't benefit much if at all from extra zinc additives.
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 189
Posted By PureDrifter
I never got an answer. '97 cars were an odd...

I never got an answer.
'97 cars were an odd year that had immobilizers, hence the question.
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 609
Posted By PureDrifter
good luck with 20w-50 working well in the tight...

good luck with 20w-50 working well in the tight bearing clearance of the 1UZ. this isn't an '80s car with a 10x larger bearing gap.
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 189
Posted By PureDrifter
are you using the original key that came with the...

are you using the original key that came with the car when it was running? The original ECU?
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By PureDrifter
did he replace ONE oil control valve or TWO? ...

did he replace ONE oil control valve or TWO?

Since there are a pair.. so a Pair of screens, a Pair of valves, and a Pair of harness plugs.
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 609
Posted By PureDrifter
you'd die if you converted how cheap it is... ...

you'd die if you converted how cheap it is...

IIRC the last jug I bought was about $21-22, about €16-17. With tax.For a Gallon (3.75L) of T6.
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By PureDrifter
the entire main headunit can be replaced with a...

the entire main headunit can be replaced with a modern stereo, ut are you asking if just the cd changer can be replaced? :uh:
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By PureDrifter
I recall this being a possible issue with the oil...

I recall this being a possible issue with the oil passages themselves being full of sludge and blocking the OCV feed. You got new heads, were the correct OEM gaskets used? There's an oil feed in...
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By PureDrifter
requires a press and some experience using it. ...

requires a press and some experience using it. The entire spindle has to be broken down as the bearing and hub are pressed into it.

Alternatively, buy a used spindle.

For the future, placing...
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 609
Posted By PureDrifter
Python exit this thread. Your post has been...

Python exit this thread. Your post has been edited to remove personal attacks. Your opinion has been noted but you may no longer participate here.
Forum: LS400 10-18-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 609
Posted By PureDrifter
You're putting in 20W-50 in a car that's spec'd...

You're putting in 20W-50 in a car that's spec'd for 5w-30 or 10w-30, it's like lubricating your engine with molasses.

No street oils come with high Zinc anymore, just race oils which aren't meant...
Forum: LS400 10-18-14, 02:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 609
Posted By PureDrifter
$25 for one, less if you buy multiples. I do it...

$25 for one, less if you buy multiples. I do it every 30-50k miles for a street car.
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/free-test-kits.php
Forum: LS400 10-17-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 609
Posted By PureDrifter
i ran T6 up to 11k once, instead of my usual 6-8k...

i ran T6 up to 11k once, instead of my usual 6-8k intervals. UOA (I use blackstone) came back saying to shorten intervals but otherwise all good.

I try to run 5-6k intervals these days just...
Forum: LS400 10-17-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By PureDrifter
everything is reset back to factory defaults. ...

everything is reset back to factory defaults. seat memory, radio, emissions readiness, etc...
just make sure the alarm's disabled and doors unlocked before you do it i guess, though frankly it...
Forum: LS400 10-17-14, 02:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 609
Posted By PureDrifter
T6 for >20-30k in my LS, just started running it...

T6 for >20-30k in my LS, just started running it in my spyder.

can't be beat for the price.

Also, we'll merge this with the main oil threads in a few days.
Forum: LS400 10-16-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 208
Posted By PureDrifter
'95+ LCAs and strut rods use metal tabs to locate...

'95+ LCAs and strut rods use metal tabs to locate the eccentric bolts. They sometimes get flattened by overzealous techs.

The fix is easier than in cars with cut slots like timmy showed earlier. ...
Forum: LS400 10-15-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By PureDrifter
then don't buy them. Aisin sells the correct...

then don't buy them.

Aisin sells the correct kits, use their site to get the right part number.
Or buy OEM.
Forum: LS400 10-12-14, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By PureDrifter
I for one am glad you werent a toyota/lexus...

I for one am glad you werent a toyota/lexus mechanic. The problems with your desires are bolded.

Mine are a tad simpler:
-Offer firmer suspension packages for the LS for the US market (the Euro...
Forum: LS400 10-09-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By PureDrifter
the repair of the quarter alone will be more than...

the repair of the quarter alone will be more than the car's worth, sadly.
Forum: LS400 10-08-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 314
Posted By PureDrifter
Most calipers will NOT come with the brackets as...

Most calipers will NOT come with the brackets as they are not a wear item.

Loaded calipers come with pads and shims, unloaded do not. Generally better off reusing old shims/hw and pads of your...
Forum: LS400 10-08-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By PureDrifter
the '99 is heavily modified so not sure of the...

the '99 is heavily modified so not sure of the effect on ride quality.

the '00 however has seen no detriment to ride quality thus far.
Forum: LS400 10-08-14, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,984
Posted By PureDrifter
edited my original post, meant to say the...

edited my original post, meant to say the pump/hose are more common than the rack.
Forum: LS400 10-08-14, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By PureDrifter
for aftermarket suspension components i'm partial...

for aftermarket suspension components i'm partial to either MOOG or Raybesto's Professional Grade (not service grade). Have been running both on multiple cars without issue.
Forum: LS400 10-08-14, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By PureDrifter
best bet is used from another similar year LS.

best bet is used from another similar year LS.
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