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Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By randal
You might remove the serpentine belt temporarily...

You might remove the serpentine belt temporarily and start her up to see if the noise is coming from one of the peripheral components or the fan bracket pulley.
Forum: LS400 10-19-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 250
Posted By randal
You will need to take a more methodical approach...

You will need to take a more methodical approach if you want to get to the root cause. I do not know why disconnecting one coil and grounding it out would make it start right up but suspect that is...
Forum: LS400 10-18-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By randal
Propman, I think the LS will be fine for towing...

Propman, I think the LS will be fine for towing if you keep it to a motorcycle with light trailer. A extra transmission cooler would be a good idea but not a necessity.

As for the starter... 4.6...
Forum: LS400 10-12-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By randal
I could do a lot of second guessing but you have...

I could do a lot of second guessing but you have to be there to really know why the decisions that were made...were made. Believe me, it is much 'compromise'. The only suggestion concerning the...
Forum: LS400 10-11-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By randal
Yes, as dicer mentioned, I always use a small...

Yes, as dicer mentioned, I always use a small piece of soft pine 2x4 on the jack cup when lifting at any point on the car.
Forum: LS400 10-04-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By randal
So, first off, as much as I like the LS, you...

So, first off, as much as I like the LS, you cannot compare it to a Z06...different leagues. Second, you have slammed your LS and with other mods, you have limited the market. I know you like it and...
Forum: LS400 10-01-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By randal
It's now like greased lightning. ;-)

It's now like greased lightning. ;-)
Forum: LS400 09-30-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By randal
Yeah, you simply got the needle back in the wrong...

Yeah, you simply got the needle back in the wrong position when you reinstalled it. You will need to carefully note the needle position now, pull it off and try to reinstall it 20km further CW. We...
Forum: LS400 09-30-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By randal
There you go. The post by Kansas (#10) has most...

There you go. The post by Kansas (#10) has most all of the info you need to take that puppy apart and see what is wrong. You might be able to repair it yourself.
Great pics, Jim!
Forum: LS400 09-29-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By randal
On the 92, the trip is a digital readout and main...

On the 92, the trip is a digital readout and main OD is pseudo-mechanical. Half old school, half new. I believe a small motor drives its gears and perhaps the gears(or motor) are kaput. You might...
Forum: LS400 09-28-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By randal
Jim...you're...alive!? (and looking more like...

Jim...you're...alive!? (and looking more like Billy Bob Thornton each day). Welcome back.
My wife would NEVER let me cart $#!+ in her Sienna. That's what the Tundra is for! ;-)
Forum: LS400 09-28-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By randal
There is a bolt just under the A/C compressor...

There is a bolt just under the A/C compressor that you will need to remove. You may also need to bend a bracket back to get to it. Climb under the car and look closely for a bolt going thru the...
Forum: LS400 09-28-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By randal
So you realigned the timing belt, verified the...

So you realigned the timing belt, verified the timing as correct, buttoned it back up and it ran fine for a minute, then back to dieseling again? If that is correct, then I am afraid you are going to...
Forum: LS400 09-27-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By randal
Dcelone, the ECU does NOT ground the fuel pump....

Dcelone, the ECU does NOT ground the fuel pump. The ECU controls a relay which can supply the full +12v to the motor or, when the relay is not energized, puts a resistor in series with the pump to...
Forum: LS400 09-27-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By randal
The thermostat bleed hole is called the "jiggle...

The thermostat bleed hole is called the "jiggle valve" and covered in this thread -> http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls400/675051-1998-ls400-thermostat-jiggle-valve.html

BTW, Viper, nice pics. You...
Forum: LS400 09-27-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By randal
Ok, well there is your problem. You have your...

Ok, well there is your problem. You have your cams both lined up but the crank is at 20 degrees Before TDC. It should be at 0.

You are going to have to release the tensioner, pull the belt and...
Forum: LS400 09-26-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By randal
Viper, there are metal brackets on the engine,...

Viper, there are metal brackets on the engine, one behind each cam (see Billys photos). You should turn your engine, by hand, (clockwise only) until you see one or both of the cams lined up. When the...
Forum: LS400 09-26-14, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By randal
Not to be a naysayer, but my bet is that the gods...

Not to be a naysayer, but my bet is that the gods of Mt. Fuji will be letting you down. ;-) Stay tuned....
Forum: LS430 09-06-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By randal
Mileage. You are good to go for another 20k,...

Mileage. You are good to go for another 20k, Robert.
Forum: LS400 09-06-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By randal
Phantom, ship that relay to Yamae for failure...

Phantom, ship that relay to Yamae for failure analysis. ;-) (only half kidding)
Forum: LS400 09-03-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By randal
On the 98, there is a pedal position sensor. I...

On the 98, there is a pedal position sensor. I would imagine that at 368k miles it might be a little worn. Maybe a slight dead spot on it that you have to get past as you are pressing then it takes...
Forum: LS400 09-03-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,660
Posted By randal
It also depends upon how long your city jaunts...

It also depends upon how long your city jaunts are. If you are driving 5 miles each time, which would barely give the engine time to warm up, then 15 mpg is pretty good.
Forum: LS400 09-02-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By randal
The bleeding procedure is really quite simple....

The bleeding procedure is really quite simple. Get the engine up to operating temp and hold the RPM's between 2500-3000 for a few minutes with the heater on full heat (all windows down). It is...
Forum: LS400 09-01-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By randal
Do you know about the infamous trunk wiring...

Do you know about the infamous trunk wiring problems?
It might not be your issue but you should give it some thought/exploration. It can cause more symptoms than shown in this link ->...
Forum: LS400 08-31-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By randal
Brandon, I believe that there is a refill and...

Brandon, I believe that there is a refill and bleeding guide posted on a sticker on the inner fender or underneath the hood. At least there was on my 98.

You do not mention if this overheating...
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