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Forum: LS400 12-14-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,634
Posted By LScowboyLS
here are the Pennzoil engineers taking a grilling...

here are the Pennzoil engineers taking a grilling from engineers at BiTOG, and their answers will provide some technical insight on why Pennzoil Ultra 5W-30 is the best oil you can buy for your LS400...
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,634
Posted By LScowboyLS
I would encourage everyone to go read Motor Oil...

I would encourage everyone to go read Motor Oil 101 (http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/) at BobIsTheOilGuy.com

then read the PQIA tests...
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 240,778
Posted By LScowboyLS
All of the capacitors that are correct for your...

All of the capacitors that are correct for your '95 SC300 are found in the master capacitor list section (the list with the links) in post #1

the capacitors you need will be some combination of...
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 240,778
Posted By LScowboyLS
the ECU's in models as old as your car do not...

the ECU's in models as old as your car do not require any VIN flashing, but I would advise using the original ECU and not the TRAC ECU, you just need to have the capacitors in your original ECU...
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 240,778
Posted By LScowboyLS
I am now back! :)

I am now back! :)
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 240,778
Posted By LScowboyLS
Yes, post #1 always contains my latest info! :D

Yes, post #1 always contains my latest info! :D
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 240,778
Posted By LScowboyLS
I am almost certain your caps will be much more...

I am almost certain your caps will be much more like the 1993-1994 list, the Euro cars were actually a year or two behind schedule, but you can use the master capacitor list (the one with the links...
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 240,778
Posted By LScowboyLS
All of the capacitors needed for your SC400 are...

All of the capacitors needed for your SC400 are listed in post #1 - it is only which caps and the quantity that will vary, but all caps for all affected Lexus models are on the master capacitor list...
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 240,778
Posted By LScowboyLS
the second source listed for this capacitor is...

the second source listed for this capacitor is back in stock with 825 pieces in stock at Mouser...
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By LScowboyLS
which is the best tire may depend more on what...

which is the best tire may depend more on what you seek in a tire - for example, I like quietness and ride above all else in an LS400, so in my case, I am not convinced that the Primacy's have any...
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 03:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By LScowboyLS
I have worked on a 89661-50304 from 1996 - which...

I have worked on a 89661-50304 from 1996 - which is not in your list ;)

although it is a rare number to find
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 240,778
Posted By LScowboyLS
Wild Bill has returned!

Howdy pardners!

have been preoccupied with a new beautiful woman in my life, but back in the saddle!

did y'all miss me? ;)
Forum: LS400 04-09-14, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
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, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
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, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
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, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
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 04-09-14, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
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 04-09-14, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
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, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
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, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
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, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
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, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
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, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,409
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, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 240,778
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
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