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Forum: RX - First Generation 04-17-04, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By Pilot
I have read messages about oil samples that were...

I have read messages about oil samples that were taken on vehicles where K&N filters were used. The results were not good, in that dirt was gettting past the filter, and showing up in the oil. This...
Forum: LS400 03-12-04, 07:40 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 58,710
Posted By Pilot
Amsoil ATF is a very high quality product. It is...

Amsoil ATF is a very high quality product. It is compatable with all ATF fluids, but I would still suggest a full flush so you can have the full synthetic benifits of Amsoil.

Pilot
Forum: LS400 11-01-03, 07:46 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 58,710
Posted By Pilot
I did not have any help, and did the whole thing...

I did not have any help, and did the whole thing alone. The stream coming out of the radiator is not all that forceful. I slipped a clear peice of flexable tubing over the fitting with the oopen end...
Forum: LS400 10-31-03, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,293
Posted By Pilot
He sold you the wrong battery. I know Interstate...

He sold you the wrong battery. I know Interstate has the larger battery, it is just not well stocked with most dealers. You really need the extra amps. When your smaller battery gets a little used,...
Forum: LS400 10-30-03, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,293
Posted By Pilot
Yes, the Sears Diehard is the full size of the...

Yes, the Sears Diehard is the full size of the battery box. It is the largest battery I have ever seen!
I actually measured the old one, and when visiting auto parts stores looking for a replacment,...
Forum: LS400 10-30-03, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,293
Posted By Pilot
I have read where "Interstate" batteries are the...

I have read where "Interstate" batteries are the highest rated with Comsumer reports.
I tried to get one of these, but the LS uses a rare type of battery with the terminals on oposite sides from...
Forum: LS400 10-29-03, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,293
Posted By Pilot
I bought a Sears Diehard, and have been very...

I bought a Sears Diehard, and have been very happy with it.
The Lexus V8 needs 720 amps of cranking power, so you really need to make sure you have a proper battery, which is the same size as your...
Forum: LS400 10-02-03, 08:51 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 58,710
Posted By Pilot
The remaining fluid is trapped inside the...

The remaining fluid is trapped inside the converter. What you needed to do was to start adding fluid as soon as you started the car with the hose disconnected! This would allow the old nasty fluid...
Forum: LS400 08-06-03, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,733
Posted By Pilot
Damon I bought the strut boots from the...

Damon

I bought the strut boots from the local Lexus dealer. Most parts I purchase thru Iron toad http://www.irontoad.com/l_home.htm. I installed them in my driveway using a strut compression tool...
Forum: LS400 08-04-03, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,733
Posted By Pilot
There is a rubber boot that acts as a dust shield...

There is a rubber boot that acts as a dust shield on all 4 struts. This boot is also a damper for the strut springs and the spring actually sits on top of this boot like a thick 1/2 inch rubber pad,...
Forum: LS400 08-04-03, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Pilot
It is rare that the upper ball joint would need...

It is rare that the upper ball joint would need to be replaced. It is common to have the lower ball joint replaced, as well as the upper control arm bushings. I had changed my lower ball joints, and...
Forum: LS400 08-04-03, 04:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,821
Posted By Pilot
Most whining noise is caused by the power...

Most whining noise is caused by the power steering pump. It is not unusual to replace at your millege.
It is located on the left side if you are facing your engine with the hood up. The dealers have...
Forum: LS400 08-04-03, 03:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By Pilot
I have used Chevron "Techron" several times, and...

I have used Chevron "Techron" several times, and have read that there are only 2 top quality cleaners that really have proven results to remove carbon buildup. These are Techron and BG44K. The...
Forum: LS400 07-28-03, 03:15 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 58,710
Posted By Pilot
It is easy to flush all the fluid, by simply...

It is easy to flush all the fluid, by simply taking the small return hose off the lower driver side of the radiator, and then place a plastic hose on the radiator fitting and drain to a bucket. ...
Forum: LS400 07-24-03, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Pilot
I just bought a case of 12 quarts (3 gallons) of...

I just bought a case of 12 quarts (3 gallons) of Toyota IV trans fluid at the local Toyota dealer. I paid 45.00 for the entire case. I had been paying about 29.00 for a gallon can at the Lexus...
Forum: LS400 06-27-03, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,417
Posted By Pilot
The phone number for Blend Air is (888) 317-2025...

The phone number for Blend Air is (888) 317-2025


They are in the Dallas area.

Pilot

91 LS400
01 RX300
Forum: Maintenance 06-27-03, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Pilot
I generally get about 17 MPG in town. I am pretty...

I generally get about 17 MPG in town. I am pretty heavy footed, and get around 19 when I try to back off for a tankful.

Pilot

91 LS400
01 RX300
Forum: Maintenance 06-25-03, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Pilot
I now use Mobil 1, but hold on for a minute. My...

I now use Mobil 1, but hold on for a minute. My 91 LS has 140K miles. I bought it when it just turned 111K.
When I changed the timing belt, I also changed all the front oil seals, as they are all...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-21-03, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,728
Posted By Pilot
I use both Lexol and Meguiars. The Meguiars is...

I use both Lexol and Meguiars. The Meguiars is both a cleaner and conditioner. Lexol has been well known to be one of the top leather treatments for years. Can't go wrong with either.

Pilot
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Forum: RX - First Generation 06-21-03, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By Pilot
I read a report some time ago on another forum...

I read a report some time ago on another forum about an increase in dirt (parts per million) discovered during oil analysis after using K&N air filters. This was compared to many oil reports on a...
Forum: LS400 06-21-03, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Pilot
Here are my ideas on how to prevent warped...

Here are my ideas on how to prevent warped rotors.

Never wash your car in a drive thru car wash, where water is sprayed onto the wheels, and directly on the hot rotors. Never wash your car unless...
Forum: LS400 06-21-03, 05:46 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 58,710
Posted By Pilot
There is no transmission filter on the first gen...

There is no transmission filter on the first gen LS, only a metal screen. I would not worry about this, but change the fluid.
I also change trans fluid at every oil change. It is simple and right...
Forum: LS400 06-21-03, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pilot
I just replaced my A/C display with a rebuilt one...

I just replaced my A/C display with a rebuilt one from MIKADO ENGINEERING. It is just like factory new, and I can't stop looking at it! They sent me a rebuilt unit, and charged me 100.00 core...
Forum: RX - First Generation 05-04-03, 08:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,664
Posted By Pilot
I am a Airline Captain for a major airline. My...

I am a Airline Captain for a major airline. My wife drives the RX300 and I drive a 91 LS-400 which I am very much in love with, and have spent plenty to bring back to like new status. We both are...
Forum: LS400 04-11-03, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Pilot
This place will recover your steering wheel and...

This place will recover your steering wheel and shifting knob.


http://www.american-stitches.com/amstitches/Pages/custom.html
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