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Forum: LS400 10-15-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 214,495
Posted By oldskewel
I would assume that post #1 contains the updated...

I would assume that post #1 contains the updated information, so just go by that. Cowboy last edited post #1 in Jan 2014, and post #548 was from Nov 2013. So I expect the number/type and links to...
Forum: LS400 10-13-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By oldskewel
Starter location - I read once that it was placed...

Starter location - I read once that it was placed there to minimize noise when starting. Is that right? Kind of obsessive, I think.

Removing rear seat to access struts - they mitigated that...
Forum: LS400 10-13-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,586
Posted By oldskewel
Billy's right about being careful not to...

Billy's right about being careful not to over-charge. Less is more as long as it's enough.

Some basic pointers:
If your car is 90-92, it originally came with R12 refrigerant, and may have been...
Forum: LS400 10-11-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By oldskewel
I think you got it backwards on the can...

I think you got it backwards on the can orientation. For refrigerant in a can, the liquid will of course be at the bottom, with the vapor at the top. You want to charge vapor, not liquid, so you...
Forum: LS400 10-11-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By oldskewel
My guess is that the compressor is shutting...

My guess is that the compressor is shutting itself off since it senses the system as being empty. There is a way to jumper the circuit to bypass this safety feature so you can do the initial charge....
Forum: LS400 10-11-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By oldskewel
I did it earlier today. The answer on the...

I did it earlier today. The answer on the Schrader valves is it is the "Standard" ones, the GA1528 shown in the link where I asked for help. The receipt from the ones I bought (I guessed right) says...
Forum: LS400 10-10-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By oldskewel
Glad to hear that, and thanks for following up. ...

Glad to hear that, and thanks for following up.

BTW - it's very easy to read codes on the pre-OBD2 cars. Search and you'll find details, but basically you put a paperclip jumper across terminals...
Forum: LS400 10-07-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 214,495
Posted By oldskewel
I know what you mean. I did the same for my '91....

I know what you mean. I did the same for my '91. First page says 10-11 for mine, so I bought about 20-30 - to be safe, because they cost so little, maybe I'll buy another Lexus one day ...

I then...
Forum: LS400 10-03-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 214,495
Posted By oldskewel
Yes, my '91 (with the 9 caps replaced) does NOT...

Yes, my '91 (with the 9 caps replaced) does NOT have TRAC. Glad to hear one of the two missing ones is explained. I expect there is another good reason for the 11th one and am not concerned.
Thanks...
Forum: LS400 10-02-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By oldskewel
I'm still running R12 with no problems and no...

I'm still running R12 with no problems and no plans to evacuate it or switch to R134a. I will replace the cores with the system fully charged.

So I still need to know which type of cores it has,...
Forum: LS400 10-01-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By oldskewel
Which type of Schrader valve core?

Does anyone know which type of Schrader valve core is used in the AC on my '91 LS400? (and are they all the same throughout?)

I'm still running the original R12, in case that matters. The high and...
Forum: LS400 09-28-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By oldskewel
As I recall, there are one or two bolts by the AC...

As I recall, there are one or two bolts by the AC compressor that are coming at it from the driver's side (i.e. perpendicular to the other ~4 bolts that are facing front. Very easy to miss those. I...
Forum: LS400 09-25-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By oldskewel
Could it be a problem with the fail-safe...

Could it be a problem with the fail-safe thermostat? I forget details, but remember reading opinions that it's a nice concept but in practice can actually cause more problems.
Forum: LS400 09-21-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 214,495
Posted By oldskewel
I did this repair on my '91 today. No problems,...

I did this repair on my '91 today. No problems, car seems to run fine now, but I guess it was not running too bad beforehand either. So I can't say it fixed everything, but it certainly did not make...
Forum: LS400 09-16-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 214,495
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: 165
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: 1,297
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: 10,721
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: 432
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: 611
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: 397
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: 320
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: 1,132
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: 320
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: 567
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....
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