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    1994 - LS400 -- 93K Fully Loaded/Nakamichi -- Champagne/Taupe Interior

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  1. landar -- just found out the Michelin Primacy MXV4 comes in both H and V speed rating. which one did you get? the v rated cost more -- $179 per tire. i called Tire Rack and they said the H rated will work with my car (it's the lowest speed rating that is compatible with it), but they won't have them in stock until October. my earlier quote was for the H rated. the v rated are available now. worth the extra? Update: Went with the H-rated. The specs on both tires are identical, with some saying the difference is in the stiffness of the sidewall. And that the V-rated would give a bit
  2. Was told I had a CV joint/boot leak and that it was easier if they put in a new axle. The repair was not cheap. It's six months later and the last time I had the car in they said there's a small amount of grease around the balloons that flank the axle (?). Not sure if I understood him correctly. Is this common? Not too worried as the shop is reliable and they'll fix it, but a little concerned about anything makeshift being done to fix it. Putting on a clamp of some kind was mentioned.
  3. As the OP, I can tell you the best thing to do is (wait for it) NOTHING. After almost four years of intermittent mooing, I no longer hear it. I kind of miss it, actually:
  4. Pretty sure I can find a Discount Tire to match the price. As long as I still get the rebate, that works. Thanks for the tip!
  5. Landar -- Took a look (customers are loving the Michelins Primacy MXV4) and am getting tire racks' $70 off for buying four. Thank you! It's far less than I thought I'd have to pay for new tires. $466 + tx.
  6. No, I have not. I think I went to another discount tire website though. I was going to stay with the same tire I have (Michelin) since they just would not wear out (I'm only replacing them beause the sidewalls are showing hairline cracks) -- they are old, old and still have tons of tread! I I am not sure if Michelin even makes these since they ddi not come up in a Google search. I know Consumer Reports also does tire reviews but that seems like overload to me. I tend to listen more to others' experiences, so tx for the suggestion. I'll have a look at tire rack.
  7. I get lost in all the data that comes up on a search. Apologies if this post covers old ground. My '94 needs new tires, and a mechanic recommended the Falkins (sp?) for "bang for the buck". I'm reading reviews saying they wear fast, so no. What I have are Michelins MXV4+, which are v-rated. Costco doesnt' sell this same tire now. The two that come up as suitable are Micheline Primacy and one other (non Michelin). I went to Discount Tire and their price for the Primacy are considerbly less. $544 for four, v $700 at Costco. In another review, someone said the Bridgetone Serenity Plus wer
  8. I was told that the wire coming from the wiring harness control s ONLY the opening of a trunk lid latch, but that the closing is completely mechanical. Is this true?
  9. II was told awhile back that oil was leaking from possibly the oil pan (or worse, I just do not know). Car was up on a lift and there was a fair amount of oil from there on back to the transpan. I realize the oil from up front could have traveled back on the transpan by wind transferring it. T he seal on that transpan was changed about two or three years ago, so I would not expect it to be leaking. At any rate, going somewhere tomorrow to have it all cleaned off so we can poinpoint the leak. He said he would use hoses, etc. and I just started wondering if it's possible to do any damage wi
  10. I folllowed up on several of the tips mentioned here to prepare for the smog test and what a difference that made. Thanks everyone. Last year, the car nearly failed HCs (it measured 54 and the limit was 56). This year? HCs were at 13. The other measurements were equally clean. The shop where I had this done said the car was running very very clean. It's a huge relief. Here's what I did to prepare: -12 oz bottle of Chevron Techron Fuel System Cleaner concentrate mixed with 12 gallons of premium gas (Shell)... -per SRK's instructions, put it in second and ran it on the freeway 3K to
  11. I bought a spray can of synthetic lube this afternoon and gave the latch a good soaking. I also moved the parts around using a pen...working them back and forth so the lube would get in there. So far,that has had no effect. The latch remains in the 'open' position (though I can manually move it to the 'closed' position). What exactly triggers the latch to close? There is a top part and a bottom part to the latch. In the top part, I can see a c-shaped piece that should drop and hook around a small steel pin in the lower part (when the trunk lid is should 'catch'). That's what
  12. i agree. will let someone else deal with the wires..
  13. False. I don't have any (and did not know what to buy) so I put a little mineral oil on a napkin and daubed around it as best I could. Probably not the same thing. I have read that WD-40 can gum up locks. What else should I use? I also looked at the wiring harness. That is no where near where I was pulling on the trunk liner, so I prob did not 'cause' this. I can see some of the black tape has unraveled in a couple of places on the harness..Probably the only way I could tell if any wires were damaged is I removed all the tape, right? IIf a lube doesn't work, then will have to take to s
  14. Yes, that's prob the next step. I was mistaken about being able to lock the car with the trunk ajar. Because I hadn't heard the alarm previously (when I Iocked it) I just assumed it did not go off. Wrong! Heard a familiar sound so went racing out...yes, it was the alarm. So need to get this fixed sooner rather than later. The trunk wiring harness can also cause weird dash light action (which is another very annoying problem I am dealing with), so maybe I will find a broken wire that will fix several problems in one go. One can dream.
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