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Everything posted by billydpowell

  1. the 4 actual photos are for a 95-97 LS the other two are your motor.. you can turn the cams back to where they were before they jumped (do not make a 360 cycle) and follow Landars guide. you should be ok IF landar said 50, thats fine make sure all three marks are in alignment
  2. stop and read before you start turning those cams or you will ruin your engine there are many write up on this... YOU were supposed to read THEM, not just jump in and and hollar help... start reading and ask good questions
  3. you dont give us enough info to help you... you should have read up on this so you could at least given us the movements and HOW you removed the items
  4. Well it is hard to get old, you dont remember what questions you have asked, like "has it had any paint work?" yes that is why the miles are so low, it was in an accident and set up while legal battles were solved. ok, I dont think I want your car..
  5. well I am going to look at a one owner 1998 LS400 Saturday (if it has not sold) this is it also these photos show it
  6. for trouble free driving, I like the 96, we drove 430's and was not pleased.. just stayed with 99's (we have had 5 99's) only one now, 213k bought in car I've ever had. here it is:
  7. probably is a super car, 95-97 were the strongest ever built, but I love the soft ride of 98-2000 myself, I have owned 5,6,& 7's along with a 94, and if your $$ will reach, do it, if not try to get him lower... personally I would not worry about timing belt , the 94 I bought had 235k on the engine before the original belt broke (made $$ on that one). just start doing the 2 qt tranny change every oil change, many do this..... check for PS leaks on Alt.... (ls weakness) ...if you get it show some photos, these were some of mine............
  8. I have NO connection with this automobile.... just showing others JDM RHD TOYOTA CELSIOR VIP SEDAN V8 LS400 JAPAN IMPORT TEXAS TITLE look:
  9. when new, 5w30.... after 100k 99 LS400 213k, I now use 10w30...... I'm in Texas.
  10. for me, consider getting something else... your going to spend a lot of money and IT will never be the same. go get another one.. motor, tranny, rear end and put them with your old ECM.... it aint the same.. you will be sorry.
  11. already meets my satisfaction. but at 212k mine aint bad
  12. I am sure it is a gem, but it is hard to beat a 98-2000 LS... and for me it would be a driver and that would ruin it..
  13. like I said, "all that were brought to me" I'm sure there are pluses and minuses on both sides, and as I said "I dont want to fill this space up with a bunch of useless words." I have seen some horror stories.. and the owners walked away and left them with me instead of paying
  14. just my 2 cents also... being a mechanic and also a garage owner, (40+years), I have never been interested in "low mileage" autos.... all that have been brought to me for repairs, all had their own set of problems ( I retired in 96, so we never had a Lexus in our shop) I dont want to fill this space up with a bunch of useless words.. so: to each his own. I have owned 13 LS400's, (2 at a time for me & wife, 94-97 +5 99's) until last year, we went to one car.. never below 100k.. currently 211+ I said all that to say everybody is not "hunting" low miles.. some shun them..
  15. my 99LS turned over 200k in January and I replaced all recommended items and it is like new again. quiet and peppy....
  16. are you going to do it yourself?? if so be careful of the little clips.... fragile ! the door PDF shows you all that is in the door on the first page... all other pages show ALL you can do while your there.. PLUS HOW TO GET INTO THE DOOR. Door.pdf
  17. I am/was a professional (now 83) but it is not hard, just pay attention to what you take off and the order of pieces replace all that moves while your there. ALSO TO DERRICK... TAKE IT BACK DOWN and locate the problem... dont mess things up..
  18. sounds good, I replaced my front lower CA's with some cheap ones off ebay, they are working good.. FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM FOR 1995-2000 LEXUS LS400 SUSPENSION PAIR FAST SHIPPING
  19. have you finished your front end yet? I love mine now
  20. Micah, I had already replaced my lower ball joints a few months ago, my next project will be sway bar end links, and sway bar bushings. just to complete it..
  21. first thing to do is CLEAN and tighten your battery cables make sure you have good contacts, go to Autozone (or such) and have your battery & altinetor tested.. get back on here and tell us the results.... and we will try to help you without GUESSING.
  22. Sorry I cant help you, but welcome to the club, I am a keep it like Lexus built it, and just enjoy the best car ever built but this club it eat up with guys who are right down your line, and I think they look cool..... to look at, not to ride in.
  23. change of plans, these feel so good, I just sent the bushings back to Amazon for credit.... I kept my original oem arms and they "look" ok