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Forum: LS400 Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By oldskewel
I've got to say, this looks pretty convincing to...

I've got to say, this looks pretty convincing to me. If everything else about this description matches the car, I'd feel pretty safe assuming it was done at 90k. It just sounds right.
So you'll be...
Forum: LS400 05-20-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 678
Posted By oldskewel
Thanks for the tip. I got the last high mileage...

Thanks for the tip. I got the last high mileage 5w30 at Amazon for 23.xx:
Amazon.com: Mobil 1 (120847) High Mileage 5W-30 Motor Oil - 5 Quart: Automotive

and then a regular 5w20 (for a different...
Forum: LS400 05-18-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 678
Posted By oldskewel
Can you please expand on this? I can understand...

Can you please expand on this? I can understand that some formulations (like 0W-anything) might not have been widely available back when the cars were designed, so they designed the engines for 5w30...
Forum: LS400 05-16-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By oldskewel
My comment was more an observation and caution on...

My comment was more an observation and caution on the important task of evaluating the previous owner. Nothing specific to BMW or Lexus really.

But since you bring it up ... I am still shocked at...
Forum: LS400 05-16-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 678
Posted By oldskewel
So that means you can buy Mobil 1 before rebate...

So that means you can buy Mobil 1 before rebate for about $4.80 quart (assuming your 10 for $24 does not factor in tax, which makes it not such a deal). Where can I do that? Yes, 10 quarts for $24 -...
Forum: LS400 05-16-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By oldskewel
Probably true, but ... Remember that some...

Probably true, but ...

Remember that some (many?) owners (like the guy I recently bought my X5 from) might be interested/fanatical about cosmetic appearance, but not really understand the...
Forum: LS400 05-13-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By oldskewel
Perhaps obvious, but I'll say it anyway ... ...

Perhaps obvious, but I'll say it anyway ...

The concern here is that the flush will dissolve/remove some of the ancient gunk that is plugging leaks.
If you follow the instructions, you won't...
Forum: Car Chat 05-08-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By oldskewel
Gen3Camry, that was awesome. Very...

Gen3Camry, that was awesome.

Very impressive how your education has taught you the theory very well and you have related it to real things to help give it more meaning. I'm sure that will help...
Forum: LS400 04-30-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By oldskewel
Sounds awesome. Please post some videos of it...

Sounds awesome. Please post some videos of it once you get the drifting going.

Regarding ATF, of course the Type T-4 (= Mobil 3309) is the spec, but I think in general these AT's are very strong...
Forum: LS400 04-24-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By oldskewel
That makes sense. Were 0W-30 oils even available...

That makes sense. Were 0W-30 oils even available when these cars were first produced? If not, that might suggest they would have been spec'd if available.

Cool information about the motorcycle...
Forum: LS400 04-24-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By oldskewel
I think a common problem with that part (it...

I think a common problem with that part (it happened to me) is that the small vacuum fittings get brittle and snap off when trying to remove the brittle, hardened hose to the PS pump idle-up air...
Forum: LS400 04-23-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By oldskewel
Yes, based on location, that is exactly where the...

Yes, based on location, that is exactly where the AC Evaporater drain hose is. Definitely water.

It is actually good to see that, since it shows your drain hose is not clogged up. That is a lot...
Forum: LS400 04-21-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By oldskewel
My '91 was originally owned by my father in law....

My '91 was originally owned by my father in law. He had the dealer replace the TB at 90k, but they did not replace the water pump (any my FIL seemed to always have them do whatever they said should...
Forum: LS400 04-12-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By oldskewel
I don't know what it is about these cars, but...

I don't know what it is about these cars, but putting the battery in backwards or reversing jumper cables seems to be more common than on other cars. Fortunately, the remedies have been discussed a...
Forum: LS400 04-11-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By oldskewel
Yes, there is no cabin air filter in the '91....

Yes, there is no cabin air filter in the '91. When I used to get a moldy smell, I would do 2 things that seemed to help:
1. with the AC blowing at full speed (car parked), spray Lysol directly into...
Forum: LS400 03-30-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By oldskewel
Yes, I would feel safe with 7 turns. If you...

Yes, I would feel safe with 7 turns.

If you were to have a problem, you'd probably first notice it when torquing things down - threads would yield, which you could tell by a reduced rate of...
Forum: LS400 03-27-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By oldskewel
How many threads are engaged? Count the turns...

How many threads are engaged? Count the turns when you put it on, including torquing it down.
Forum: LS400 03-17-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By oldskewel
4. Plastidip again

4. Plastidip again
Forum: LS400 03-16-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By oldskewel
I replaced the engine undercover on my '91...

I replaced the engine undercover on my '91 yesterday. The original one had been gradually disintegrating over the years at the attachment points (holes cracking and expanding). Then my 14-year-old...
Forum: LS400 03-03-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By oldskewel
Yes, front two are upstream, before the catalytic...

Yes, front two are upstream, before the catalytic converter.

A resistance check can tell you the resistance of the heater circuit, but that's not the whole story.

The full test involves...
Forum: LS400 02-27-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By oldskewel
Hey Matt, I really admire your efforts to keep...

Hey Matt, I really admire your efforts to keep this one going vs. buying a disposable new one.
Where in CA are you? I've got the alternator that came out of my '91 - bad slip rings and diodes so I...
Forum: LS400 02-06-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By oldskewel
Assuming they're talking about the upper control...

Assuming they're talking about the upper control arm shown clearly in your photos = one ball joint and two bushings. The bushings on those UCAs are not sold by Lexus, but you can get pretty solid...
Forum: LS400 02-06-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By oldskewel
I had a recent possibly related experience on my...

I had a recent possibly related experience on my '91.

I ended up finally finding a failed UCA bushing - the rear bushing on the front right UCA. To find it, I jacked the car up with the wheels...
Forum: LS400 02-05-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 798
Posted By oldskewel
Your problem is simple enough that you don't need...

Your problem is simple enough that you don't need to take the battery somewhere to get it tested. If you're as stuck as it sounds like you are, I'd get a ride to somewhere and buy a voltmeter and...
Forum: LS400 02-05-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 798
Posted By oldskewel
Corroded battery terminal is definitely a major...

Corroded battery terminal is definitely a major concern. If you've got no real tools or equipment for testing, one thing you could do it put the key in, turn to the on position, turn the headlights...
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