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Forum: LS400 12-22-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 107,668
Posted By mappo
Yes, a 2000. Here's a pic of the sensor...

Yes, a 2000. Here's a pic of the sensor location. It's directly under the transmission kickdown cable - my index finger is touching it. You have to move the airbox out of the way to get at it. ...
Forum: LS400 12-20-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By mappo
That looks like the heater control valve I...

That looks like the heater control valve I recently replaced on my 2000 LS. The 98-00 valve only has two hoses. You can see a picture of mine in this thread:...
Forum: LS400 12-20-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 107,668
Posted By mappo
That's a thermostat, not the ECT sensor. Either...

That's a thermostat, not the ECT sensor. Either you ordered the wrong part by mistake or they sent you the wrong part by mistake.

I replaced my ECT sensor tonight at the same time I replaced my...
Forum: LS400 12-19-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By mappo
I've watched this site for years as part of an...

I've watched this site for years as part of an unrelated side business. It's not ebay, it's kind of obscure - some cars don't get any bids and have to be reposted a few times before catching a buyer.
Forum: LS400 12-19-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By mappo
Parts car, anyone?

The local government auction site here in DC is selling a 93 LS400 for less than scrap value. The current bid as I write this is $205. It looks relatively clean from the (admittedly poor) pictures,...
Forum: LS400 12-18-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By mappo
They seem to be counting on a lot of suckers. ...

They seem to be counting on a lot of suckers. Their business looks to be about finding pristine 90s-ish cars and asking ridiculous prices for them. Their listings are full of gorgeous old BMWs,...
Forum: LS400 12-17-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,731
Posted By mappo
According to that Q&A, it won't be sold in 5qt...

According to that Q&A, it won't be sold in 5qt jugs though. Walmart will have it, but only in 1qt bottles.
Forum: LS400 12-16-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By mappo
That's what I said!:)

That's what I said!:)
Forum: LS400 12-16-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By mappo
Down here we have to pay through the nose for the...

Down here we have to pay through the nose for the 20K mile time-capsule examples. Look at this listing - the car looks amazing, but the asking price is ridiculous:
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Forum: LS400 12-15-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By mappo
Thanks for this! It looks like the Michelins are...

Thanks for this! It looks like the Michelins are middle of the road performers in dry conditions but are better than everyone else on wet roads.
Forum: Build Threads 12-11-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By mappo
Great catch! The 2000 black on black platinum is...

Great catch! The 2000 black on black platinum is my favorite. I was holding out for one when searching for my LS but never found one in the condition I wanted, so I had to settle for silver/black...
Forum: LS400 12-08-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,144
Posted By mappo
From your pic I see it needs new hood struts...

From your pic I see it needs new hood struts too. They're about $40 on ebay and pop right in.
Forum: LS400 12-07-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By mappo
The car sat idle most of the last year (and maybe...

The car sat idle most of the last year (and maybe longer) so there could be dry rot in the rubber bits. Gaskets, hoses, vacuum lines etc.
Forum: LS400 12-05-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By mappo
If you aren't used to rear wheel drive the LS can...

If you aren't used to rear wheel drive the LS can take some getting used to. She's got a big engine and can swing her ass around pretty easily on slippery roads when you hit the gas hard.
Forum: LS400 12-02-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,144
Posted By mappo
JT8BH22F8T0063171 It hasn't seen a dealer...

JT8BH22F8T0063171

It hasn't seen a dealer since Clinton was president.
Forum: LS400 12-02-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By mappo
I haven't seen 91 in a long time. The only...

I haven't seen 91 in a long time. The only choices at the stations around me are 87, 89, and 93.
Forum: LS400 12-02-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,144
Posted By mappo
The old ebay listing said the driver seat has...

The old ebay listing said the driver seat has been recovered, and the car has been repainted.
Forum: LS400 12-02-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,144
Posted By mappo
I remember seeing this car on ebay last winter. ...

I remember seeing this car on ebay last winter. Looking up the old listing, I see it's been driven less than 200 miles since February, so maybe it's finally reached the end. 900K is a good run, it...
Forum: LS400 12-01-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By mappo
That manual is worded poorly and causes...

That manual is worded poorly and causes confusion. It sounds like it's saying to use at least 91, but 91 can be used temporarily if you can't find 91.:confused: What it's trying to say, and what...
Forum: LS430 11-29-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,042
Posted By mappo
As all LSes are made in a single factory in...

As all LSes are made in a single factory in Japan, it seems very unlikely that they were building both the older and newer generations of the 430 at the same time for two years. Unless there was...
Forum: LS430 11-26-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,042
Posted By mappo
What a bizarre claim to make. The 04-06 LSes all...

What a bizarre claim to make. The 04-06 LSes all have the same transmission, and it has no dipstick. The 98-03 LSes all have the same transmission, and it has a dipstick.

2003 LS430 transmission...
Forum: LS430 11-21-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By mappo
For taller people, this is a key difference. The...

For taller people, this is a key difference. The 400 is a little short in the headroom and the seat back height. The 430 fixed this and is a much more comfortable car for tall people, especially...
Forum: LS400 11-17-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By mappo
Just to close the thread out - I replaced the...

Just to close the thread out - I replaced the valve with a new one and the leak hasn't come back. I couldn't find any cracks on the old one, even after taking it off and inspecting it with a...
Forum: LS400 11-17-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By mappo
You can get new hood struts on ebay for less than...

You can get new hood struts on ebay for less than $40, and they're a very easy DIY install.
Forum: LS400 11-16-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By mappo
I'm kinda surprised the Takata airbag catastrophe...

I'm kinda surprised the Takata airbag catastrophe hasn't touched any Lexi (yet). It seems like Takata airbags were/are extensively used by Toyota and Honda, among many others.
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