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Forum: LS400 05-24-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By peterls
Totally forgot about this thread I started, but...

Totally forgot about this thread I started, but wanted to thank everyone for chiming in.
I haven't done the job just yet, but am thinking of just taking the car to the shop I trust and having them...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 05-20-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By peterls
16" LS400 chrome wheels x 2

I have two wheels like this, in excellent condition, sitting in storage gathering dust (no rust or rash on them):
...
Forum: LS400 03-23-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,036
Posted By peterls
Well, I will take comfort in possibility that...

Well, I will take comfort in possibility that someone else may benefit from my ramblings...
:)
Forum: LS400 03-23-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By peterls
That would be an exception rather than a rule....

That would be an exception rather than a rule. Perhaps your ECU is not working well, or something else prevented the solenoids from triggering the code.
Forum: LS400 03-18-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By peterls
BTW, shift solenoids do trigger a code, so there...

BTW, shift solenoids do trigger a code, so there is no mistake there. If you don't have a code, it is not them.
And they usually give different problems - like car is really lazy to get into second...
Forum: LS400 03-18-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,036
Posted By peterls
I bought a 1990 LS400 two years ago, only because...

I bought a 1990 LS400 two years ago, only because it was in such a great shape that I didn't think I could find any other LS400 like that any time soon: one owner, dealer maintained, older lady...
Forum: LS400 01-03-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By peterls
I remember reading a loooong thread about someone...

I remember reading a loooong thread about someone who was chasing similar vibration issue... spent some serious $$$ replacing everything, and finally figured that it was the driveshaft support...
Forum: LS400 01-01-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By peterls
I also have intermittent vibration issue, and...

I also have intermittent vibration issue, and have not resolved it yet, even though I replaced engine mounts and the transmission mount; the vibration that was caused by the engine is gone with new...
Forum: LS400 12-16-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By peterls
I just had new Michelin Primacy MXV4 installed...

I just had new Michelin Primacy MXV4 installed and could not be happier. I am most concerned with grip in wet conditions because any tire will (hopefully) give decent performance in dry, but most...
Forum: LS400 12-07-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By peterls
That I don't know. I might just try to buy it...

That I don't know. I might just try to buy it from a rear-ended car with low miles or something... but replacing the whole assembly sounds like a much easier job than having to pull it all apart and...
Forum: LS400 12-06-14, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By peterls
From that list I would start with the timing...

From that list I would start with the timing belt, the rest can wait.
I would also do spark plugs if necessary (if you are seeing bad MPG and such), because they are not expensive, and you could do...
Forum: LS400 12-06-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By peterls
And if your wife reduced the temperature on the...

And if your wife reduced the temperature on the stove while cooking, she would also save on the gas or electric bill, right?
I tried this once and there was absolutely no money to save. You have to...
Forum: LS400 12-06-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By peterls
Replacing steering knuckle (with everything on it)

Does anyone here have experience with replacing the steering knuckle on 1st gen ls400? I need to replace the hub, but am thinking that instead of going through pain of having to disassemble the whole...
Forum: LS400 12-06-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By peterls
You will see quite a difference even within the...

You will see quite a difference even within the same generation sometimes. For instance, 1995-1998 is much cheaper (on average) than 1999-2000. These later years of 2nd gen. were better cars with...
Forum: LS400 08-16-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By peterls
You're welcome. And, btw, I was thinking of...

You're welcome.
And, btw, I was thinking of changing the hubs to gen2, but it appears that the work involved is the same as changing the wheel bearing, and that's a lot more than I am willing to do...
Forum: LS400 08-08-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By peterls
I actually need both rear and front. I think they...

I actually need both rear and front. I think they may be the same, and are probably about 6mm deep, but need to confirm that.

Thanks!

p.s. Just edited my reply to include a picture explaining...
Forum: LS400 08-06-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By peterls
I had almost identical problem, paint transfer,...

I had almost identical problem, paint transfer, except it was on the plastic on the doors.
I tried Maguira's polishing/rubbing compound and it did nothing, even if I kept rubbing and rubbing and...
Forum: LS400 08-06-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By peterls
need a measurement of 2nd gen wheel hub:

I need a measurement of the little lip part on the 2nd gen wheel hub. Diameter of the wheel hub on any LS is 60.08mm mostly rounded to 60.1mm, but where rotors rest on the hub, the diameter is...
Forum: LS400 08-05-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By peterls
I went through the same dilemma as you, and...

I went through the same dilemma as you, and finally installed '97 calipers, rotors and SS lines on my '90 LS400. Braking power is tons better. The real problem is that 1st gen rotors are too small...
Forum: LS400 07-22-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By peterls
http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/intro/codereading.h...

http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/intro/codereading.html
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,414
Posted By peterls
So this is a boolean problem :) You need to see...

So this is a boolean problem :)
You need to see which systems are repeated in both 2 and 3 (like signal lights for instance), and then check those. Since you can stop the current draw by removing...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 25,394
Posted By peterls
I just bought a box of Toyota filters for $40....

I just bought a box of Toyota filters for $40. With such low prices, it is hard to justify using anything else, unless there are better filters our there...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By peterls
I am thinking how little it takes to throw a CPU...

I am thinking how little it takes to throw a CPU off, for instance when putting together a computer it takes only one little discharge of static to ruin it. Now, when lightning is about to strike, it...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,957
Posted By peterls
I thought of that too, but each hub is around...

I thought of that too, but each hub is around $50.00, and it seems to be labor intensive - probably as hard to do as changing the wheel bearing.
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,133
Posted By peterls
Since 1gen LS is not that expensive these days,...

Since 1gen LS is not that expensive these days, and yours has many things out of shape, bent and/or broken, I would sell this one for parts, and buy another one, to save time and headaches. Or keep...
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