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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-20-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By KC98LS
Post 1998 LS400 - Symptoms of a stuck open thermostat!

Hi all.

I figure it's time I contribute something.

I've had my 1998 LS400 for about 3.5 years now. This winter my thermostat finally gave up. I always felt that this car took FOREVER to warm...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-01-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By rkw77080
Definitely illegal, especially in California. ...

Definitely illegal, especially in California. It's a violation of what's called the Anti-tempering Laws. Take a look at the link below......
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-04-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Losiracer2
I think every 15k miles or 3 oil changes for me,...

I think every 15k miles or 3 oil changes for me, is about right. 20k miles is fine too. I had a pretty annoying P0770 lockup solenoid that I had to replace on my 97, and I probably attribute that...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 11-13-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By rkw77080
Here is a picture of the drain plug on the...

Here is a picture of the drain plug on the passenger-side. There is another drain plug on the drive-side at the same location. Just look in between the exhaust manifold and the motor mount on the...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 10-18-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Yamae
So there's no more problem. But I worry about...

So there's no more problem. But I worry about it's coming back again at middle of no where.

I think I'd better inform you what I have experienced. Several years ago, my local shop owner asked me...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 04-12-17, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By Yamae
I assume what 5speedLS has experienced is related...

I assume what 5speedLS has experienced is related to the NEMURIKOMI (Japaese word) or sleeping problem of electrolytic capacitors. I'll explain about it later.

Those ECUs for any LS400/Celsior are...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 03-11-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Yamae
I don't know "8966150 240 175000 7412 12V" you...

I don't know "8966150 240 175000 7412 12V" you described. The original ECU for a 95 Celsior is 89661-50240 which is infamous for its strange behaviour when the car is aged and the throttle body is...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-26-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,283
Posted By ALLS
P1126 Problem Solved

I had the exact same problem described in the original post for close to two years in my 99 LS400. CEL and VSC illuminated on start of ignition, lasted for days or weeks, then turned off on its own....
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-22-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Banshee365
You need this kit:...

You need this kit: http://www.rockauto.com/en/partsearch/?partnum=TKT030 It contains components by the OE manufacturers for Toyota/Lexus. I wouldn't use anything else.

Follow my timing belt guide...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-20-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By Banshee365
Removing the carpet isn't a very easy task....

Removing the carpet isn't a very easy task. You'll need to remove the front seats (be careful not to tear the door panels on the way out), the rear seat bottom, the the 4 door sill garnishes, pop...
Forum: LS460 / 430 / 400 / 600h Classifieds 02-15-17, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,967
Posted By 0x21
FWIW, I have dealt with him in the past and the...

FWIW, I have dealt with him in the past and the transaction went smoothly without any issues.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-10-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,779
Posted By djamps
For what it's worth on my 98 with 91 octane 90%...

For what it's worth on my 98 with 91 octane
90% highway = 24mpg
50/50 = 17-19mpg
10% highway = 15mpg
I live in a hilly area so lack of highway driving hurts quite a bit.
Never replaced the...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-10-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,297
Posted By billydpowe
be SURE and clock them properly AND only tighten...

be SURE and clock them properly AND only tighten them with full auto weight on the tires, or you will ruin them......
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-09-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,017
Posted By Superfast1
I've recently replaced the starter in my 97 LS400...

I've recently replaced the starter in my 97 LS400 as well (check out my post: https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls-1st-and-2nd-gen-1990-2000/845405-97-lexus-painful-repairs-but-still-love-her.html) &...
Forum: Digital Photography 02-07-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 28,182
Posted By LexRuger
California Donuts ...

California Donuts
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/1024x576/80-32645238671_0a73d739ca_b_9869c4793997b58d250805560e99e4da74e0e7af.jpg...
Forum: Digital Photography 02-06-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,165
Posted By bitkahuna
5DMkIV. forgot to answer this before,...

5DMkIV.



forgot to answer this before, sorry...
i probably already mentioned the things i like most in the IV vs the III in my other thread, but here goes briefly...

- touch screen for...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-06-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By Legender
I'm not sure about the fear here... In reality,...

I'm not sure about the fear here... In reality, any car with 100k miles on it is going to have some problems. Even Lexus has been known to have some lemons. I don't prefer to live in fear of having...
Forum: Digital Photography 02-04-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By tools4fool
Southern Thailand Road Trip...

...sort of...!!! :D....two wheels only...

Vacation is coming closer so I had a look at one of last years trips. Here a few images cycling Suratthani to Nakhon Si Thammerat in a week in Southern...
Forum: Digital Photography 02-04-17, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Barbary
Frank Lloyd Wright

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/275/31860032683_81df87a31a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QxmZJk)
Frank Lloyd Wrights Last Building (https://flic.kr/p/QxmZJk) by Barbary...
Forum: Digital Photography 01-31-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,325
Posted By Kaydee
Looking good. The slow shutter gives the photo a...

Looking good. The slow shutter gives the photo a nice atmospheric feel to it. Top notch work.
Forum: Digital Photography 01-31-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,325
Posted By bitkahuna
ah that's a really cool technique to use long...

ah that's a really cool technique to use long exposure during the daylight with ND filter to make moving objects 'disappear'. :agreed: :thumbup:
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-31-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By USDM
Review: Driftmotion ECU Capacitor Replacement Service

The ECU capacitors in the 1990-2000 Lexus LS 400, along with several other Toyota/Lexus vehicles, are notorious for leaking and causing a variety of problems with the vehicle. The best-case scenario...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-29-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Yamae
Your idle RPM is lower than normal. But @400RPM,...

Your idle RPM is lower than normal. But @400RPM, the vibration should be not so noticeable and I agree with Banshee. You seldom notice the vibration easily even @300 RPM when those mounts are OK.
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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-29-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Banshee365
Check your motor and transmission mounts.

Check your motor and transmission mounts.
Forum: Digital Photography 01-26-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,165
Posted By bitkahuna
spacex capsule that went to space: ...

spacex capsule that went to space:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/1494x996/80-jk6a0327_2_6c78db0cf7b1cfedd566d8afdf5bdb440ce921f0.jpg

side view of atlantis:
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