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  1. Hi Guys, I have been wanting to tackle the starter replacement on my 1993 LS400 with 110,000 miles for some time now, so I dove into it yesterday. After getting to the starter I decided to replace the valve cover gaskets as they were getting a little leaky-27 years is a LONG time for those rubber parts to be subject to that cycle of heating/cooling. So I pulled the first cover off and it had a nice baked on carmel colored oil patina, which is exactly what I had expected. The other side surprised me a bit because this patina was significantly less. What could be causing this? I have to believe that one side is getting hotter than the other, but why would this be? Or is there another explanation? Thanks for your help! Stay healthy out there! Regards, Kevin
  2. Hi Guys, I just got home from a pretty cool vacation: me and a couple friends flew out to California where I bought a 1993 LS400 with 80,000 miles and drove it back home to Michigan. The car is in excellent condition and I'm planning on using it for my daily driver for years to come. That brings me to my question: I plan on buying a set of winter tires, and I'd like to buy an inexpensive set of wheels to have them mounted on. I've heard that the LS400's have very large brake calipers so not just any old 16" rim will fit. OEM wheel measurements are 16x7 5 lug on 4.5" and I measured a 41.25 mm offset, does this sound correct? I've heard some guys run the 16" Supra wheels as winter wheels because they are a perfect fit and pretty easy to come by on craigslist for cheap. I found a set for $150 pretty close to where I live that seems like a good option. What are other popular winter wheel setups that wont break the bank?
  3. Hi Guys, Very excited to be a member of the "club," however, I don't own a Lexus...yet. I'm planning a trip to California to buy an LS400 and drive it back home to Michigan. I love the look of the gen1&2's but don't want to buy something that old that has spent it's entire life on Michigan's salty, rust inducing roads.