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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-22-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By RA40
How to get the codes: ...

How to get the codes:
http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/intro/codereading.html
So many potential areas that could be from a poor seal on the gas cap, worn brake pad sensor or...? Getting the blink...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-28-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By RA40
Glad the LS 400 community was helpful. Sad to...

Glad the LS 400 community was helpful. Sad to hear you'll have to part with the Celsior, that's really :sad:. If you happen to get another, we're here! :)
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-26-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By RA40
Don't hammer it. Screw extractor bits. I've also...

Don't hammer it. Screw extractor bits. I've also ground flats on each side of the screw head so that an adjustable wrench or locking pliers (Vise Grip) can be used. If this is a phillips/cross slot...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-21-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By RA40
Very good! As reference I'll place LexLS R&R...

Very good! As reference I'll place LexLS R&R here:
http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/EFI/tps.html
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-19-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By RA40
How old is the radiator? How are the radiator...

How old is the radiator? How are the radiator hoses? One of the other cars had a semi flexible radiator hose (Read that as a cheap aftermarket replacement) and so after a good many years it would...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-14-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By RA40
Sorry to hear. That's a tough spot with all that...

Sorry to hear. That's a tough spot with all that is being produced in China these days. We don't have the certainty that one factory to another is going to have the same quality to the next. Put...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-07-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By RA40
The price for springs and shocks is pretty close...

The price for springs and shocks is pretty close to the adjustable Megans. Far more versatile with the adjustable Megans.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-07-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By RA40
The adjustable coils that can be serviced/rebuilt...

The adjustable coils that can be serviced/rebuilt would be the ones to look for. Using Megan as an example they have this on their site:
http://www.meganracingperformance.com/megan-racing-coilovers
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 12-06-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,056
Posted By RA40
For those that like to post their encounters CL...

For those that like to post their encounters CL has this section:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/racing-stories-and-street-encounters-13/

I'm going to close the thread because this type of...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 12-06-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By RA40
Lowering springs are out of production. Places to...

Lowering springs are out of production. Places to look would be wrecking yards, eBay and other sources of used parts. There may be some new sets at some specialty parts suppliers but you'll have to...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 11-17-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By RA40
+1 to the above posts of getting some fresh fluid...

+1 to the above posts of getting some fresh fluid in. Leaving the burnt additive package fluid in further depletion will translate into a transmission rebuild or similar search for a wrecking yard...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 11-13-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By RA40
The one and two wire universals (splice) are...

The one and two wire universals (splice) are pretty reasonable even going with the name brands. I've tended to use Denso or Bosch.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 11-10-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By RA40
My recollection of the threads is that members...

My recollection of the threads is that members have gone in and fixed those particular sections of the harness where the wire/s sheath has worn causing the shorting. Curious to see pics of that area...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 11-05-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By RA40
One of the other cars I'd parked under a tree...

One of the other cars I'd parked under a tree that was a spot for birds to hang out. Nearby there was a fruit orchard with varying acidic fruits growing which was a great place for the birds to get...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 10-31-17, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By RA40
A KYB GR2 would be the more common replacement...

A KYB GR2 would be the more common replacement for stock. The other with slightly firmer qualities would be the Bilstein.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 10-31-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By RA40
Reconnect the rear sensor to make sure it is...

Reconnect the rear sensor to make sure it is locked in place. If the light is still on check the front sensor and verify that the brake fluid level is at the proper level.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 10-27-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,462
Posted By RA40
Check for power steering fluid leakage around the...

Check for power steering fluid leakage around the air control valve on the power steering pump. These don't tend to last much more beyond 80K so with age they leak even more allowing PS fluid to be...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 10-26-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By RA40
Check the idlers too. I've replaced bearings in...

Check the idlers too. I've replaced bearings in the top one twice and the tensioner once. When they get worn they make funny squeaking-grinding sounds. Mine weren't as pronounced as the sound in...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 10-24-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By RA40
You can save some $$ by having the old idler...

You can save some $$ by having the old idler bearings pressed out. Replacement bearings are in the ~$6 range. Just to note that some of the pulleys did have revisions so the bearings from one may not...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 03-31-17, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By RA40
Not a factory switch. You'll have to see what it...

Not a factory switch. You'll have to see what it is spliced into.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 03-18-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,253
Posted By RA40
Another thread regarding the SC wheels: ...

Another thread regarding the SC wheels:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-1st-and-2nd-gen-1990-2000/665399-sc430-wheels-opinions.html
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 03-15-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By RA40
No difference in selling price from a non-Coach...

No difference in selling price from a non-Coach Edition. The 5 spoke wheels on this edition may be more desirable for some because those were on the 98's. Machine finish preferred over the chrome.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-14-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By RA40
Depends what your intended time frame is to drive...

Depends what your intended time frame is to drive the car. For a year, I would say no. If aiming for the 200K mile mark then yes. This balances what a replacement car will cost and factoring the...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 03-13-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By RA40
Many variables. With 245/40-18's on 18x8.5"...

Many variables. With 245/40-18's on 18x8.5" square set-up a +40 conservative offset is safe. The back without mods the 30mm range is visually matched. This isn't flush at all but isn't sunk like...
Forum: CL of Southern California 03-09-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 116,676
Posted By RA40
Worth repeating :) 948 Durfee Ave Ste C ...

Worth repeating :)

948 Durfee Ave
Ste C
South El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 823-2853
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