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About CanadaCraig

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    1993 Lexus LS400

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  1. Hi Guys!! :) I hope you're having a great day!! Have you seen The General Lee [xus] before? I think it looks good. One day - I just might do something 'different' with my LS. Click on THIS to read a little more about where it comes from. Craig!! :)
  2. Thanks again. The car is running fine again [Knock on wood] and it only cost me $4.99 for a new 'universal' negative battery cable end. After getting everything done - I reset the clock - entered the radio security number - and drove around for about an hour or so. It was fine. In fact - it was better than fine. Thinking back - I remember noticing how the headlights would dim a bit whenever I touched the brakes. Now the lights don't seem to dim at all. Craig!! :)
  3. Hi curiousB!! :) THANKS!! Two more questions. - Are the 'clamps' truly universal? How would I know which one I need? The battery that's in the car now actually came from CanadianTire. - What sort of tools would one need to replace that 'clamp'? Thanks again, Craig! :)
  4. Hi Steve!! :) I appreciate the link. Not sure why couldn't find a negative battery terminal. I guess I assumed [Like practically everything else on the LS] the battery cable end had to be Lexus-specific. Is 'terminal' the same as 'end'? [As in 'negative cable END'?] Even in this one message thread there seems to be three names for the exact same thing. 'Terminal', 'end' and 'clamp'. Are they the same thing? Craig!! :)
  5. Hello!! :) I checked everything out - seems OK. The wires in the trunk seem fine. The PS fluid reservoir is full. [At the level it should be] And I saw no signs of it leaking or dripping. As of this minute - it seems as though the problem was/is caused by the negative battery cable. After I sand-papered off any signs of corrosion and dabbled a little Petroleum jelly everywhere - the car started GREAT. [it didn't start off on a high idle - which puzzled me - but it sounded and felt fine] Trouble is - the head of the bolt on the negative cable end [The metal part that goes over the terminal] br
  6. THANK YOU!! I appreciate the responses. At least now I have some direction. Craig!! :)
  7. Hi Guys!! :) I hope you're having a great day!! Can you believe it? I still have my 1993 LS400. Trouble is - she's not doing to well. It all started a few weeks ago as I was driving away from a friends house. The moment I pressed on the brake pedal the headlights dimmed to nothing and electrical power to everything was cut off. [To the point where the clock would reset to 1:00] The engine would have stalled [The RPM's dropping to around 200 or so] if were not for the fact that I immediately took my foot off the brake, shifted into neutral and pressed half way down on the gas pedal. The
  8. Hi Guys!! :) I hope you're OK. Have you ever seen an LS brochure for the Japanese market LS? I can't believe how 'personalized' one can make the interior. Imagine red leather. Or rose coloured leather. Or white leather. And a choice of headliners and so on. Wow!!! It's fun to look at. Click on THIS to see it. Just when - exactly - did North Americans become so BORING when it comes to interior colours? Craig!! :)
  9. Hi Guys!! :) I hope you're having a great day!! Click on THIS to read a FIRST DRIVE article on the new for 2010 LS460 Sport. Craig!! :)
  10. PS Are the original struts that came from the factory [And that are still on my car] KYB GR-2's? Or something else?! I'm confused.
  11. Hi Guys!! :) I hope you're having a great day. I'm seriously [once again] thinking of replacing the original struts, strut mounts and coil springs on my 1993 LS400. Even with the new tires it's still hitting every little bump in the road far too hard for my liking. And it sits lower on the driver's side. [The reason I would like new coil springs] So I emailed three Lexus dealers. Two in Vancouver and the one I bought my car from in Victoria. [both Canadian cities in the beautiful province of British Columbia - home of the 2010 Winter Olympics!! lol] You tell me - are the following pric
  12. Hi SW03ES!! :) It's good to see you too!!! And thanks for letting me know. It's a funny sound. But no doubt - once that 'sound' goes away - they will be VERY quiet tires indeed!!! Hi pauljcl!! :) In Canada at least - COSTCO charges $15 per tire to balance and install. It's their so-called 'Installation Package' price. The Lexus dealer also charged $15 per tire. Not sure about the repairs part of the deal though. Does COSTCO repair flats for free or something?! Either way - given the fact that the Lexus dealer is a LOT closer to home than COSTCO is - and given the fact that the purchase/bal
  13. Hi Guys!! :) I hope you're OK. Last week I had new Michelin Primacy MXV4 98V tires put on my '93 LS400. They replaced the Bridgestone Turanza LS-V tires that were on the car for about 85,000 trouble free kilometres. The new Michelin's are very nice tires. They suit the car perfectly. [A little better - perhaps - than even the Bridgestones] They do make a 'sticky tape' sound though. But I hope that goes away after awhile. And they are smooth riding - smoother than the Bridgestones. But in all fairness - those Bridgestones were pretty worn out. The interesting thing is - I bought the Michelin
  14. Hi Steve!! :) Thanks for the heads-up. And for the advice. I just want to buy one set of new tires and hope they get me through whatever little snow we end up getting next year. No matter what I end up buying - it's going to be a bit of a lottery. If you read the comments on - one guy LOVES his new tires - and right below him is a guy who thinks they're the worst tires ever made. And they're both driving the same car and bought the exact same tires. Craig!! :)
  15. Hi RX in NC, I wish it was as easy at that. You can't assume anything with tires. For example..... the V-rated Primacy MXV4's have a tread wear rating of 620 and the Z-rated Pilot Sport A/S 'plus' tires have a tread wear rating of 500. The H-rated Michelin HX MXM4 tires have a tread wear rating of 300. And the H-rated Goodyear Eagle ResponsEdge tires have a tread wear rating of 440. So as far as tread wear ratings go - you can't - like I said - assume anything. And there's a LOT MORE to it - like how much noise they make and if they are any good in the rain AND light snow. Besides - all LS m
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