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Forum: LS400 03-08-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By randal
I was not drinking any alcohol at all, Yamae. And...

I was not drinking any alcohol at all, Yamae. And I respectfully disagree about the ECU having nothing to do with the starter. If you look at a schematic, you will see that the low side(pin 3) of the...
Forum: LS400 03-07-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By randal
Maybe but I believe his English is pretty good. ...

Maybe but I believe his English is pretty good. I may be getting into others 'sandboxes' and I can understand why it is not appreciated. In any case, I think I will cool it for a while on this...
Forum: LS400 03-07-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By randal
I am not trying to "mislead" others. Just trying...

I am not trying to "mislead" others. Just trying to help as I am sure most everyone is doing. The theft deterrent ECU must ground one side of the starter relay coil in order for the starter to...
Forum: LS400 03-07-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By randal
If it only happens during below 0 F, then I would...

If it only happens during below 0 F, then I would be looking at the ECU. Caps maybe? If it is electronic related, it might get worse even at elevated temps but about all you can do is keep an 'eye'...
Forum: LS400 02-28-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By randal
From the picture, your shield looks to be in...

From the picture, your shield looks to be in fairly good condition, Penguin. The shield uses 10mm bolts about 1/2" long, all the same. Then, I believe there is a a plastic push pin or two in there...
Forum: LS430 02-26-15, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By randal
I check my "spare tire" every morning. Still...

I check my "spare tire" every morning. Still fully inflated, dang it! ;-)

Good reminders, Jab. Another thing to think about is the age and cracking of the rubber. It also might be a good idea...
Forum: LS400 02-25-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By randal
You started another thread on this issue???? ->...

You started another thread on this issue???? -> http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls400/774890-1993-lexus-ls400-wont-do-nothing.html
Forum: LS400 02-24-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By randal
There is also an infamous issue with the trunk...

There is also an infamous issue with the trunk wiring on early models that results in mysterious electrical issues. You might keep it in mind -> http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/lighting/bulbout.html
Forum: LS430 02-21-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By randal
fastwill, just be aware that it takes some amount...

fastwill, just be aware that it takes some amount of time for all of the many electronics to go to 'sleep'. I do not know the exact times but I would wait at least 30 minutes before going on the...
Forum: LS430 02-19-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By randal
My son has some cheap Dunlap snow tires on his 92...

My son has some cheap Dunlap snow tires on his 92 LS400 and they work very well. The Blizzaks are great tires as are the Michelin. From what I have seen, even the cheapest dedicated snow tire will...
Forum: LS400 02-18-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By randal
I am not sure what you are asking. I did not post...

I am not sure what you are asking. I did not post a link for a filler plug as far as I know. There is a picture of the engine with the plug.
You are probably going to have to go to the Lexus dealer...
Forum: LS430 02-17-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By randal
My 02 LS430 is a 'tank' in the snow. Of course I...

My 02 LS430 is a 'tank' in the snow. Of course I have Michelin X-iceII on it and that makes a tremendous difference. I throw an extra 100 pounds in the trunk and it is as surefooted as they come....
Forum: LS400 02-17-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,742
Posted By randal
Was it a corner in Winslow, Arizona? ;-)

Was it a corner in Winslow, Arizona? ;-)
Forum: LS400 02-17-15, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By randal
First, I would want to buy a new filler plug....

First, I would want to buy a new filler plug. Then how to remove the old one?

Here is what I would try in descending order:

1) Get a pair of large vice-grips on the outside edge of the bolt....
Forum: LS400 02-16-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By randal
Yeah, where's the steering wheel? ;-) I am...

Yeah, where's the steering wheel? ;-) I am guessing he is from the state of Victoria in Australia.
Nice front license plate! jk
Forum: LS400 02-16-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By randal
It is in a similar position but is not a 17mm...

It is in a similar position but is not a 17mm bolt like the first gen. It is an allen bolt.
Forum: LS400 02-16-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By randal
The 10mm fill plug is at the top-center of this...

The 10mm fill plug is at the top-center of this pic. It is a 98 LS400.
Forum: LS400 02-16-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By randal
Well it could be stripped out (rounded) but it...

Well it could be stripped out (rounded) but it should be a 10mm allen, not a torx. I bought a bit to fit my 3/8 in drive ratchet when I refilled my system. I suppose you could slowly fill and let the...
Forum: LS400 02-12-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By randal
Coming to this forum and seeing problems posted...

Coming to this forum and seeing problems posted is analogous to going to the doctors office and being surprised to see sick people. Most people don't post here unless they have a keen interest in...
Forum: LS430 02-10-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By randal
I live in Indiana where salt is abundant in the...

I live in Indiana where salt is abundant in the winter months. In the fall and spring, I climb under my LS with a can of Fluid Film and spray areas that might be starting to rust. I also remove the...
Forum: LS430 02-09-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,934
Posted By randal
The serpentine belt generally refers to the...

The serpentine belt generally refers to the accessory belt which drives the alt, AC, PS pump, etc.
It is a rather easy part to change. It all depends upon how old it is when the TB is done. If...
Forum: LS430 02-09-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,934
Posted By randal
The answer, unfortunately, is "no". Mileage/time...

The answer, unfortunately, is "no". Mileage/time is the best way. You have to at least remove some covers to see the belt.
Forum: LS400 02-09-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By randal
It is not real hard but not a simple job either....

It is not real hard but not a simple job either. You will find lots of plastic covers, tubes and connectors in your way. Then of course, the spark plugs are "deep well" so you have these seal tubes...
Forum: LS430 02-06-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,608
Posted By randal
Yep, "Goldie" is gone. But think about this for a...

Yep, "Goldie" is gone. But think about this for a moment...you are in a Dodge Stratus under the same conditions. Then YOU are toast, along with the car. Goldie gave her all. I have also been in a...
Forum: LS400 02-06-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By randal
Thats actually a good thing. Should be easy to...

Thats actually a good thing. Should be easy to find. It is most likely a cable, ground, or fuse, provided the battery is really good.
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