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Forum: LS400 01-08-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By oldskewel
Curious - why are you looking for the early build...

Curious - why are you looking for the early build date?
Forum: LS400 12-31-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By oldskewel
I've got 3 or 4 one-button remote keys that - as...

I've got 3 or 4 one-button remote keys that - as far as I know - came with my '91 LS400 (in-laws were original owners).

One of them works pretty much fine - maybe 20% of the time I need to press...
Forum: LS400 12-23-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By oldskewel
I have not rebuilt my alternator. But I rebuilt...

I have not rebuilt my alternator. But I rebuilt the power steering pump in my '91 using:
9036317017 BEARING, RADIAL BALL 1 $12.02
0444630173 Steering - P/s pump & hoses - Seal kit Seal kit, ls400 -...
Forum: LS400 12-23-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By oldskewel
Ha ha! Glad to hear I am not the only one willing...

Ha ha! Glad to hear I am not the only one willing to think out of the box on solving a tough problem like it sounds you've got. I did not post my idea in your earlier thread since I doubted anyone...
Forum: LS400 12-23-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By oldskewel
Before rebuilding the alternator, you might want...

Before rebuilding the alternator, you might want to figure out whether it is a good Denso one that is worth rebuilding vs. a disposable Chinese one that is worth replacing.

Regarding the PS pump,...
Forum: LS400 12-23-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By oldskewel
I have a '91 = small brakes. When one of my OE...

I have a '91 = small brakes. When one of my OE 15" chromed alloy wheels cracked, I put the matching spare on. Then when looking for a replacement for the spare, I found a 15" steel wheel from a...
Forum: LS400 12-18-14, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By oldskewel
I don't remember any problems, but I think having...

I don't remember any problems, but I think having a good ball joint separator tool was important here (mine was good enough to make it easy). On jobs like this, everything is easy until the thing...
Forum: LS400 12-17-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By oldskewel
Replacing lower ball joints with Beck Arnley ones...

Replacing lower ball joints with Beck Arnley ones was the very first repair I did when I got my '91 7 years ago. I paid $57 each back then. No problems at all.
Forum: LS400 12-12-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By oldskewel
You list: "89661-50032, 09/1990-08/1992" ...

You list:
"89661-50032, 09/1990-08/1992"

That is the part number for my 1991 California car with no TRAC. Photos of the circuit boards are posted on the ECU cap repair thread.

In that thread,...
Forum: LS400 12-08-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,386
Posted By oldskewel
Cool story. Interesting item from that linked...

Cool story.
Interesting item from that linked page above, by the new owner:
"A quick note on the LSís 1UZ-FE V8 engine: The 4.0L V8 has a six-bolt main and is the only automotive engine of the era...
Forum: LS400 11-17-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By oldskewel
I've never done it, but in the situation it...

I've never done it, but in the situation it sounds like you're in, I would forget the pushing and think about pulling it up the driveway using a come along or similar thing. It's probably only a few...
Forum: LS400 11-17-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By oldskewel
Last time I needed new tires for my '91...

Last time I needed new tires for my '91 (205/65R15, with OE wheels), I took the opportunity to buy a set of 16" wheels with almost new tires from a clublexus member with a late 90's SC. That worked...
Forum: LS400 11-14-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By oldskewel
I don't know if it's the same for a 2000, but for...

I don't know if it's the same for a 2000, but for the earlier ones (including my '91), the first thing to check when you have any sort of PS problem is the steering rack solenoid filter. The solenoid...
Forum: LS400 11-13-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By oldskewel
Sounds great. Welcome to the club. ...

Sounds great. Welcome to the club.

Definitely use premium gas. It even says it somewhere - like on your gas gauge or gas cap lid (I have a '91 too).

Regarding maintenance/fluids, I'd assume the...
Forum: LS400 11-04-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By oldskewel
I hear you but ... how do the pro's have any...

I hear you but ... how do the pro's have any easier time with the crusted on oil / brittle plastic and hoses / etc.?

I usually do almost everything other than warranty work on all my cars, and...
Forum: LS400 10-31-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By oldskewel
For my '91, it is 60k miles. But I think...

For my '91, it is 60k miles.

But I think this is one of those things where it all depends on how clean the gas is that you put in the car. Always clean gas = never need to replace. Often dirty...
Forum: LS400 10-31-14, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By oldskewel
I recently replaced the filter on my '91. Before...

I recently replaced the filter on my '91. Before doing that, I searched this site and read up on everything I could find, including the fuel pump relay thing. In the end, here's what I did, which in...
Forum: LS400 10-28-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By oldskewel
My '91 is the original Black Jade Pearl, with the...

My '91 is the original Black Jade Pearl, with the gray cladding. It looks almost black except when in bright sunlight the green really shows. I don't personally like the color too much, but don't...
Forum: LS400 10-15-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 259,640
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
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, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
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, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
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...
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