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03-09-19, 11:22 AM
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Posted By jaaa

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

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Looks like I made a good call then on not trying to replace that seal. I went...
02-27-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By jaaa

Just for fun, I tore the transmission apart to...

Just for fun, I tore the transmission apart to look at it. I found what looked to me like bearings that had high temps for long periods of time. I harvested all the solenoids, but never found a cause...
02-25-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By jaaa

Here is a picture of both of them sitting in my...

Here is a picture of both of them sitting in my garage. I used this opportunity to replace the guibo(SP?) joints that I had been putting off because I didn't want to drop the exhaust.
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02-25-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By jaaa

My Ls400 is a 1996 with currently 250k miles. At...

My Ls400 is a 1996 with currently 250k miles. At the time of the trany failure it had around 230k if I remember right. My transmission never stopped working, but it was losing a lot of transmission...
02-18-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By jaaa

Have you changed it out yet? And if so, did it...

Have you changed it out yet? And if so, did it help? I saved all my solenoids from my bad transmission when I swapped it out. It didn't seem like it would be too hard to change them out underneath...
01-31-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By jaaa

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-1st-and-2nd-ge...

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-1st-and-2nd-gen-1990-2000/220156-a-c-cabin-air-filter-1992-ls400.html
01-25-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,864
Posted By jaaa

I bought my starter new three years ago when I...

I bought my starter new three years ago when I replaced it. It still works perfectly. Amazing how much faster a brand new starter rotates versus a 30 year old(220k mile) oem starter. I looked around...
01-11-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,482
Posted By jaaa

I've been running BFG T/A tires on my 2003 santa...

I've been running BFG T/A tires on my 2003 santa fe since I bought it new. Not the very best, but it lasts a long time and the noise isn't too bad. I'd say it was a good all around tire.
01-01-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,445
Posted By jaaa

Here are some pictures of the new hose and the...

Here are some pictures of the new hose and the packaging they came in with. From the part number that was outside the sealed clear bag it came in with, I have a feeling it might be OEM. It's too cold...
12-25-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,445
Posted By jaaa

Here are a couple picks to show you the split: ...

Here are a couple picks to show you the split:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc04403_5bfa8bf556c85f3568bcf8ffeeccf3212cd9c156.jpg...
12-25-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,445
Posted By jaaa

I bought a Micro Mechanic a few days ago for $12...

I bought a Micro Mechanic a few days ago for $12 and spent a lot of time getting it to work. Long story but I finally got it up and running on the lexus. I started poking around at data and found out...
11-11-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,108
Posted By jaaa

I've always wondered why people automatically...

I've always wondered why people automatically assume that in-house mechanics somehow know how their corporate products are better for their cars than other off the shelf products. To really know what...
09-17-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 38,611
Posted By jaaa

thought this video might help some of you. Not an...

thought this video might help some of you. Not an ls400- but it is a Lexus:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPWPLJ6J5qg&t=1461s
09-04-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By jaaa

I can help you with mechanical flaw #6: I...

I can help you with mechanical flaw #6:
I bought these around 3 years ago and they have held up quite well considering they are inly $19:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/291435894694

And congrats on...
08-20-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By jaaa

Have you put the car up on jackstands/ramps to...

Have you put the car up on jackstands/ramps to check for leaks on the cat/y-pipe flange connection? I know on my car the p0420 comes from a leak just past the cat at the flange.
08-15-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 112,962
Posted By jaaa

any 5w-30 synthetic would be fine.

any 5w-30 synthetic would be fine.
06-23-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,445
Posted By jaaa

I haven't posted much because after the...

I haven't posted much because after the transmission changeout last year- I haven't had many troubles. It was a tough couple year battle to go through the entire car and replace all that was...
06-22-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By jaaa

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc04205_7811a103eb142850dc6a9443e0cf925da1845d59.jpg

The shot above is after I had removed both intakes, taken the wiring bundle...
05-29-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By jaaa

How much high mileage? I bought my neighbors...

How much high mileage? I bought my neighbors junkyard bound 1996 ls400 three years ago and it took me about three years ago and it took me two years and about $5k+ to get it right(had 217k miles at...
12-25-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By jaaa

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to come on-line and give everyone out there a Merry Christmas. I personally want to thank all of you out there who have helped me these last two years. The expertize on these forums at...
12-14-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By jaaa

In todays world it is getting very hard to tell...

In todays world it is getting very hard to tell what is quality anymore. Brands I've paid up for in the past for quality pads and rotors, seem to be shifting their manufacturing to China like all the...
12-25-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By jaaa

Merry Christmas

Hope each one of you out there are having a Merry Christmas
12-15-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,544
Posted By jaaa

Yes, just add coolant till it gets to the full...

Yes, just add coolant till it gets to the full line. Once it stabilizes, you can use that line as a baseline to check periodically(as you check your oil) to check for other coolant leaks as they...
12-12-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,220
Posted By jaaa

In your prior post, you claimed to have found it...

In your prior post, you claimed to have found it with a cracked EGR hose? Did you mean EGR pipe. It is made of metal and I wouldn't describe it as a hose. Did you mistake what you changed as the EGR...
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