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10-10-18, 06:11 PM
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Posted By PureDrifter

Sticky updated, thanks Kansas!

Sticky updated, thanks Kansas!
09-18-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By PureDrifter

whole shebang was updated.

whole shebang was updated.
07-12-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By PureDrifter

Start reading, as mentioned there's a lot of...

Start reading, as mentioned there's a lot of components to a 5spd swap, more so on '95+ thanks to the OBDii
07-06-18, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 2,560,476
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, 07:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,820
Posted By PureDrifter

What's the RPM in neutral/park. 400 in drive can...

What's the RPM in neutral/park. 400 in drive can be just fine. There's no factory idle RPM designated for when the car is in gear....
05-17-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
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. ...
05-10-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,814
Posted By PureDrifter

Simply put, unless you're a talented fabricator,...

Simply put, unless you're a talented fabricator, there's no way to build a reliable VVTi 1UZ with 600hp for anything less than $8-10k+ USD. The trans mods alone would eat up about 1/3 or more of...
05-09-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,424
Posted By PureDrifter

Merged both threads.

Merged both threads.
05-09-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By PureDrifter

Momentary Snow, latched Power sounds right, I'll...

Momentary Snow, latched Power sounds right, I'll check my car later tonight to confirm. I believe the owner's manual mentions the switch operation.

Edit: Confirmed, normal behavior.
05-09-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By PureDrifter

As mentioned by others, you pretty much ALWAYS...

As mentioned by others, you pretty much ALWAYS remove the shock/spring/Shockmount as one assembly on LS400s. Doing otherwise on a stock suspension car is dangerous. Coilovers are a whole different...
05-09-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,814
Posted By PureDrifter

a foxbody mustang has about 80hp less than a vvti...

a foxbody mustang has about 80hp less than a vvti LS400, and is only a few hundred pounds lighter. Your ability to "handle the power" is not what I was talking about, rather what motivated your...
05-08-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,814
Posted By PureDrifter

Congrats on the pickup but you need to research a...

Congrats on the pickup but you need to research a lot more. Swaps are neither simple nor cheap, and modifying your factory engine to 300+ rwhp is going to cost a good bit of change. In a car like...
05-07-18, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By PureDrifter

LS400s didn't have electric engine fans, they...

LS400s didn't have electric engine fans, they used a clutch type fan. What the JDM Celsiors came with was a hydraulic powered engine fan.

The clutch fans work fine, just use a new bracket and...
05-07-18, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By PureDrifter

The note at the very top of the tutorial states:

The note at the very top of the tutorial states:
05-07-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By PureDrifter

post pictures of the bypassed heater control...

post pictures of the bypassed heater control valve. It's on the firewall, dead center, top. With a nonstandard config it's impossible to guess what could be leaking. My guess is whatever he used to...
05-04-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By PureDrifter

No, won't fit perfectly. There are a huge hosts...

No, won't fit perfectly. There are a huge hosts of differences between the 1st and second generations.
05-03-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
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, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By PureDrifter

Center vent is not needed IIRC, factory non-nav...

Center vent is not needed IIRC, factory non-nav climate control bolts and plugs in without issue. However the radio harness is specific to the NAV cars, and non-nav pioneer or nakamichi radios won't...
05-03-18, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By PureDrifter

On the 98-00 at least you don't have to remove...

On the 98-00 at least you don't have to remove the fan to remove the shroud, there's enough space to get it out, though barely.

There's also a clip-in panel on the bottom of the fan shroud that is...
05-03-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,721
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, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,494
Posted By PureDrifter

Aftermarket hoses work just fine, just make sure...

Aftermarket hoses work just fine, just make sure you're using either direct fit aftermarket stuff or custom made high pressure HYDRAULIC fluid-rated line.

The car is perfectly safe to drive...
05-01-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
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.
04-30-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By PureDrifter

http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/transmission/transc...

http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/transmission/transchange.html
Same as above, ignore steps 3-6 and only add as much fluid as needed per the dipstick. Torque values and fluid amount specified may...
04-29-18, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By PureDrifter

Can confirm, I've used a putty knife, and just a...

Can confirm, I've used a putty knife, and just a 2x4 and a gentle tap against hte side fo the pan to break the seal.
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