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07-06-18, 02:35 AM
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Posted By PureDrifter

There has always been a difference between his...

There has always been a difference between his claims and reality. His behavior isn't a surprise to those who have been around.
05-17-18, 07:03 PM
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Posted By PureDrifter

Just use the used shortblock, if you reuse all...

Just use the used shortblock, if you reuse all your original injectors/electrical components/throttle body/etc... it won't matter which year (provided 98-00) the engine came out of. The shortblock...
05-10-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By PureDrifter

Holy crap that bypass is sketchy. And mixing the...

Holy crap that bypass is sketchy. And mixing the coolants will cause corrosion and can cause sludging.

I would revert the bypass back to the stock valve, it's <$100 from a dealer. Less online. ...
05-03-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By PureDrifter

Mine went out just under 200k/19 years, but not...

Mine went out just under 200k/19 years, but not from leaks. The upper hose nipple broke off when removing the hose to do other maintenance.
05-03-18, 02:06 AM
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Posted By PureDrifter

Any new shock is going to feel stiffer than an...

Any new shock is going to feel stiffer than an old, worn out, blown shock.
05-01-18, 07:12 PM
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Posted By PureDrifter

Why would you replace the calipers? Just rebuild...

Why would you replace the calipers? Just rebuild them or buy/exchange for some rebuilt from your local parts store.

I prefer centric or R1Concepts for rotors, pad choice depends on driving style.
04-11-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By PureDrifter

You can try contacting Lexus but this is really...

You can try contacting Lexus but this is really something you needed to research before shipping the car. It's not a state issue, Federal customs law requires vehicles <25 years old to have a CoC or...
03-20-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,820
Posted By PureDrifter

Tanin auto is a well respected vendor here,...

Tanin auto is a well respected vendor here, https://www.taninautoelectronix.com.

I've got a local shop to me that specializes in all toyota/lexus performance (mostly 1/2JZ engines, high horsepower...
03-16-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,820
Posted By PureDrifter

That's great and all aside from the fact '98+...

That's great and all aside from the fact '98+ cars don't have air control valves...
03-13-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,693
Posted By PureDrifter

This is incorrect for the front of the 2nd gen...

This is incorrect for the front of the 2nd gen LS, '95+ cars have fixed 4 piston opposing calipers which do not have slider pins, and are trickier to push the pistons back in.

The rear brakes are...
03-07-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By PureDrifter

the clunk is probably the strut rods. Replace the...

the clunk is probably the strut rods. Replace the whole rods or bushings only as timmy linked above.

For LS400s the main bushings worth replacing pre-emptively:
-Front Strut Rod aka Radius Arm...
03-07-18, 12:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 32,709
Posted By PureDrifter

Forgot to post the last event but it was up on...

Forgot to post the last event but it was up on facebook!


FNM This Friday!

The 3rd ClubLexus Friday Night Meet of 2018!
Please treat the spot and area with respect!

Friday, March 9th, 2018...
03-01-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By PureDrifter

ECU is probably toast, Driftmotion in Caliornia...

ECU is probably toast, Driftmotion in Caliornia and Tanin Auto Electronics (In WI i think) do rebuilds as do others.

You can try doing Yamae's ripple test if you would like.
02-26-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By PureDrifter

Air mix valve aka Heater control valve (87240 in...

Air mix valve aka Heater control valve (87240 in the pic above, that's not the part number though) commonly leaks with age, the plastic just gets brittle. Also commonly gets damaged when doing...
02-19-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By PureDrifter

These aren't toyota/Lexus part numbers. For...

These aren't toyota/Lexus part numbers.

For the '98-00 LS400 the PCV hose is 12261-50040 (listed as Vent Hose) and the other bank's hose (NOT a PCV valve, just a breather) is 12262-50020 (Vent...
02-09-18, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By PureDrifter

Welcome! I would avoid those ready to go air...

Welcome!

I would avoid those ready to go air to coil conversions, almost all use terrible low quality shocks.

You're better off buying used stock springs from a junkyard/classifieds and new KYB...
12-20-17, 02:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By PureDrifter

before going into the fan clutch,try bleeding...

before going into the fan clutch,try bleeding with a bleed funnel.
12-20-17, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By PureDrifter

there's no process to adjust. the overall...

there's no process to adjust. the overall diameter of the tires are incorrect. 20s don't usually fit the UCF1x (first generation) LS400 without rubbing on a stock body car.

You need the correct...
12-07-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By PureDrifter

the megans are fine for daily use. You may be...

the megans are fine for daily use. You may be lower than you'd like even maxed out with the coilovers, but you'll have adjustability you won't with the spring/shock.
12-07-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By PureDrifter

Megans are rebuildable, new shock cartridge for...

Megans are rebuildable, new shock cartridge for ~$100/corner.

Tanabe DF210 springs for the UCF20 are still available, the H&R can be found if you search the part number, HR-52426, but are...
08-18-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,920
Posted By PureDrifter

1. exhaust leaks 2. failing o2 sensors ...

1. exhaust leaks
2. failing o2 sensors


If you have trouble passing the CA smog test due to high HC or CO then consider a new set of cats.
07-17-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 32,709
Posted By PureDrifter

Keep up with the Friday Night Meets on Facebook! ...

Keep up with the Friday Night Meets on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/CL.FNM.SoCal/
06-23-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By PureDrifter

Just wanted to point out that Megan only has 1...

Just wanted to point out that Megan only has 1 LS400 coilover line, it covers all LS400s '89-94. They don't have separate part numbers for UCF1x and 2x. They can do this because their coilover was...
06-05-17, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By PureDrifter

they would usually ive you an amount of preload,...

they would usually ive you an amount of preload, ie 20mm more than snug, or similar.
05-30-17, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By PureDrifter

reach out to BC and confirm preload settings. ...

reach out to BC and confirm preload settings. They don't always come right out of the box.

Generally you'll want the front ~30-40% stiffer than the rear.
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