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Forum: LS400 12-16-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By peterls
I just had new Michelin Primacy MXV4 installed...

I just had new Michelin Primacy MXV4 installed and could not be happier. I am most concerned with grip in wet conditions because any tire will (hopefully) give decent performance in dry, but most...
Forum: LS400 12-07-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By peterls
That I don't know. I might just try to buy it...

That I don't know. I might just try to buy it from a rear-ended car with low miles or something... but replacing the whole assembly sounds like a much easier job than having to pull it all apart and...
Forum: LS400 12-06-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By peterls
From that list I would start with the timing...

From that list I would start with the timing belt, the rest can wait.
I would also do spark plugs if necessary (if you are seeing bad MPG and such), because they are not expensive, and you could do...
Forum: LS400 12-06-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By peterls
And if your wife reduced the temperature on the...

And if your wife reduced the temperature on the stove while cooking, she would also save on the gas or electric bill, right?
I tried this once and there was absolutely no money to save. You have to...
Forum: LS400 12-06-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By peterls
Replacing steering knuckle (with everything on it)

Does anyone here have experience with replacing the steering knuckle on 1st gen ls400? I need to replace the hub, but am thinking that instead of going through pain of having to disassemble the whole...
Forum: LS400 12-06-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By peterls
You will see quite a difference even within the...

You will see quite a difference even within the same generation sometimes. For instance, 1995-1998 is much cheaper (on average) than 1999-2000. These later years of 2nd gen. were better cars with...
Forum: LS400 08-16-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,973
Posted By peterls
You're welcome. And, btw, I was thinking of...

You're welcome.
And, btw, I was thinking of changing the hubs to gen2, but it appears that the work involved is the same as changing the wheel bearing, and that's a lot more than I am willing to do...
Forum: LS400 08-08-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By peterls
I actually need both rear and front. I think they...

I actually need both rear and front. I think they may be the same, and are probably about 6mm deep, but need to confirm that.

Thanks!

p.s. Just edited my reply to include a picture explaining...
Forum: LS400 08-06-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By peterls
I had almost identical problem, paint transfer,...

I had almost identical problem, paint transfer, except it was on the plastic on the doors.
I tried Maguira's polishing/rubbing compound and it did nothing, even if I kept rubbing and rubbing and...
Forum: LS400 08-06-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By peterls
need a measurement of 2nd gen wheel hub:

I need a measurement of the little lip part on the 2nd gen wheel hub. Diameter of the wheel hub on any LS is 60.08mm mostly rounded to 60.1mm, but where rotors rest on the hub, the diameter is...
Forum: LS400 08-05-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,973
Posted By peterls
I went through the same dilemma as you, and...

I went through the same dilemma as you, and finally installed '97 calipers, rotors and SS lines on my '90 LS400. Braking power is tons better. The real problem is that 1st gen rotors are too small...
Forum: LS400 07-22-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By peterls
http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/intro/codereading.h...

http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/intro/codereading.html
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,799
Posted By peterls
So this is a boolean problem :) You need to see...

So this is a boolean problem :)
You need to see which systems are repeated in both 2 and 3 (like signal lights for instance), and then check those. Since you can stop the current draw by removing...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 20,224
Posted By peterls
I just bought a box of Toyota filters for $40....

I just bought a box of Toyota filters for $40. With such low prices, it is hard to justify using anything else, unless there are better filters our there...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By peterls
I am thinking how little it takes to throw a CPU...

I am thinking how little it takes to throw a CPU off, for instance when putting together a computer it takes only one little discharge of static to ruin it. Now, when lightning is about to strike, it...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,651
Posted By peterls
I thought of that too, but each hub is around...

I thought of that too, but each hub is around $50.00, and it seems to be labor intensive - probably as hard to do as changing the wheel bearing.
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,779
Posted By peterls
Since 1gen LS is not that expensive these days,...

Since 1gen LS is not that expensive these days, and yours has many things out of shape, bent and/or broken, I would sell this one for parts, and buy another one, to save time and headaches. Or keep...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By peterls
That magnetic clutch that code P1126 refers to is...

That magnetic clutch that code P1126 refers to is connected to the throttle motor:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls400/609939-intermittent-p1126-cel-vsc.html

And I will try to attach a PDF...
Forum: LS400 07-19-14, 12:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,651
Posted By peterls
Not only that but I am really getting wicked good...

Not only that but I am really getting wicked good braking power with this setup, don't want to waste that either. Not to mention SS lines in the back, which are not compatible with old calipers (can...
Forum: LS400 07-19-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,651
Posted By peterls
I checked that before ordering them, they are all...

I checked that before ordering them, they are all 190mm, standard size, so at least that part is OK.
Forum: LS400 07-16-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,651
Posted By peterls
So, I started looking around and still EVERYWHERE...

So, I started looking around and still EVERYWHERE I look I see only one diameter of the center hub on Lexus/Toyota vehicles: 60mm. (or 60.1mm or even 60.08mm - close enough).
Here is one thread...
Forum: LS400 07-16-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,651
Posted By peterls
Wow, thank you! So, all those sites that sell...

Wow, thank you! So, all those sites that sell wheels and that claim to have correct measurements seem to be wrong?
Forum: LS400 07-16-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By peterls
What was the make of the tire that delaminated...

What was the make of the tire that delaminated like that?
Forum: LS400 07-16-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,651
Posted By peterls
While looking for some rings, I find this: ...

While looking for some rings, I find this:

http://www.vehicle-bolt-pattern.com/lexus-lug-reference-guide.html

And this:

http://www.wheel-fitment.com/car/Lexus/LS400%20%281995%20-%202000%29/...
Forum: LS400 07-16-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,651
Posted By peterls
I was thinking about it, but since there is a...

I was thinking about it, but since there is a difference on fronts as well, where hub is also 2mm bigger on 2LS, I should really do it on fronts too, so I am thinking of just figuring out some sort...
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