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Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By timmy0tool
i've only dealt with honda motors and state refs...

i've only dealt with honda motors and state refs but i can tell you that you can pass smog with a JDM motor. it just has to have EVERYTHING from USDM motor, and pass the sniffer.

the motor can be...
Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By timmy0tool
keep in mind these are not high performance...

keep in mind these are not high performance transmissions and do shift "lazy". the trans should shift smooth as butter, after all it's a luxury car! i know you are trying to squeeze performance but...
Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By timmy0tool
was your water pump replaced during the timing...

was your water pump replaced during the timing belt change? either way the coolant was likely drained and not properly bled afterwards. air in the coolant system will not make the heater work. you...
Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By timmy0tool
what year is your car? usually when you...

what year is your car?

usually when you start driving the water temp (which that gauge only reads) gets hotter faster as you are putting a load. on my 97 i never see halfway on the gauge, even on...
Forum: LS400 02-25-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By timmy0tool
correct! 225/55/17 is the right size. ...

correct! 225/55/17 is the right size.

source:
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
225/60-16 5.3in...
Forum: LS400 02-25-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By timmy0tool
good question! it will be ok to use that stuff....

good question! it will be ok to use that stuff. the throttle body is an air intake after all, and is not teflon coated.
Forum: LS400 02-25-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By timmy0tool
what year car? how low? this is UCF20 spec,...

what year car? how low?

this is UCF20 spec, 95-00 and hopefully they will clear your big brakes if you have a 2nd gen.
Forum: LS400 02-23-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By timmy0tool
there are difference from 98 and 00, but not a...

there are difference from 98 and 00, but not a lot! most here prefer 99-00 due to more standard features.

read:
http://www.lexls.com/info/lsgenerations.html
Forum: LS400 02-23-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By timmy0tool
$5k at most in its condition to a guy who knows...

$5k at most in its condition to a guy who knows what the car is worth. selling it to anyone else, they will want to pay less for sure as they will not understand and will only see it as a 20 year old...
Forum: LS400 02-23-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By timmy0tool
wow haha never knew such a product existed for...

wow haha never knew such a product existed for such a use! thanks for the share.

there is also a product meant to keep rubber seals and weatherstripping pliable!
Forum: LS400 02-23-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By timmy0tool
usually it's the pump handle that determines the...

usually it's the pump handle that determines the cut off, but there needs to be a seal against the handle and your filler heck.

as the fuel reaches the tip of the pump, fuel gets pushed back into...
Forum: LS400 02-20-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By timmy0tool
isn't vogue a tire brand, or a madonna song? in...

isn't vogue a tire brand, or a madonna song? in all seriousness, OEM caps, if that's the wheels you have, can be found on ebay. aftermarket is much more difficult due to availability.

yes LS...
Forum: LS400 02-20-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By timmy0tool
yeah there is a neutral safety switch on the gear...

yeah there is a neutral safety switch on the gear selector that is probably sticking or bad. just jiggle the level while in 'park' and see if the starter engages. also as legender said, try starting...
Forum: LS400 02-19-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By timmy0tool
look it up here: ...

look it up here:
http://lexus.sewellparts.com/oem-catalog/EngineAndFuel-LS400-2000.html

no need to disconnect the hose from the inlet if all you are replacing is the thermostat. just unbolt the...
Forum: LS400 02-19-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By timmy0tool
the pinch welds are the standard jacking points,...

the pinch welds are the standard jacking points, but i agree they could buckle, especially more so if use one at a time. on a lift it's a different story as the car is evenly distributed across all...
Forum: LS400 02-19-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By timmy0tool
welcome and glad you are enjoying the car instead...

welcome and glad you are enjoying the car instead of using it's heart for the cressida (which is still cool!). you can always get a used JDM motor from one of our many engine importers in cali!

to...
Forum: LS400 02-19-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By timmy0tool
the pan bolt holes were pulled up due to the...

the pan bolt holes were pulled up due to the gasket. i would NOT torque to 65 if it's not leaking now. you will cause the same problem again as you used a premade gasket. the true best way to do this...
Forum: LS400 02-19-15, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By timmy0tool
when was the last time the fluid was changed?...

when was the last time the fluid was changed? around here we do NOT recommend a flush but a simple drain and fill between 3-4 oil changes. a drain and fill necessitates 2 quarts of ATF. only use OEM...
Forum: LS400 02-19-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By timmy0tool
you are not crazy if someone offers you a great...

you are not crazy if someone offers you a great price for it. definitely sounds like a gem you have but it all depends on your need for the car, garage space, time to maintain it, etc. the timing...
Forum: LS400 02-19-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By timmy0tool
good discussion here :) . what GS wheels are...

good discussion here :) .

what GS wheels are you referring to? there should be no issues with any OEM 18s on 245/45-18. if you go aftermarket the offset will matter, as well as tire brand. as i...
Forum: LS400 02-18-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By timmy0tool
these are the pie pans, i think they look better...

these are the pie pans, i think they look better than the stockies, but that's bc they are bigger.
...
Forum: LS400 02-18-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By timmy0tool
search harder, jk! here is how to remove the...

search harder, jk! here is how to remove the foglight.
http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/lighting/fogs.html

maybe the connector broke and the paper and nut is there to fix it. pretty ghetto but hey...
Forum: LS400 02-18-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By timmy0tool
remove the light lens and undo the screws behind...

remove the light lens and undo the screws behind them. i believe there are 3 screws there!
...
Forum: LS400 02-18-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By timmy0tool
it all comes down to preference. some love loud...

it all comes down to preference. some love loud and can take the drone everyday, some despise a little volume at the back. it's a luxury car so it's meant to be muted originally but who says it has...
Forum: LS400 02-18-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By timmy0tool
makes sense esp when you add the RCAs. but then...

makes sense esp when you add the RCAs. but then you will run into other problems like the tire striking the upper seam, or the oil pan/subframe hitting the ground...low life problems.
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