plexus914

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    LS400 UCF20 - MK III
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    1997
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  1. Nice pics but have you checked engine coolant yet? It looks a bit low. Greetings
  2. INSPECTION FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT...................There is no need for a pry bar.
  3. Just another hint. Where to look for part number and location: UK-model Europe RHD year '94: http://www.japan-parts.eu/lexus/eu/1994/ls400/ucf10r-aepgkw/4_431210_005_/body/7701_fuel-tank-tube/2
  4. My car (RHD-UK-model '97) is fitted with it. How about earlier models? Let's find out and confirm. PS: I look for and take every LS related repair manual I can find....:o)....
  5. A repair manual is such a wonderful thing to have, isn't it? EVAP system UCF10: EVAP carchoal canister location UCF20 (model year '95-'97):
  6. Got a diagnostic code yet? Check your car's evaporative emission (EVAP) control system. - visually inspect charcoal canister - look for cracks or damage - (could be clogged) check for clogged filter and stuck check valve and diaphragm You will find procedure in the repair manual under Emission Control. Blockage preventing the tank from properly venting. This could be due to a plugged charcoal canister or canister filter, a stuck closed canister close valve, or any sort of blockage in the evaporative system.
  7. What Landsail model do you run on your LS400 and does it have M+S label?
  8. That sounds like: 89221 - COMPUTER, MULTIPLEX NETWORK BODY Repair Manual from a 1997 LEXUS LS400 (RM514U) / DI–594 DIAGNOSTICS – MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION SYSTEM Matrix Chart of Problem Symptoms: Key Reminder System Headlight and Taillight System Illuminated Entry System Seat Belt Warning Power Window Control System Power Tilt and Power Telescopic Steering Column Power Seat Control System Power Mirror Control System Power Door Lock Control System Headlight Auto Turn–off System Wiper and Washer System Power Shoulder Belt Anchorage System http://www.japan-parts.eu/lexus/gr/1996/ls400/ucf20r-aepgkw/5_431220_005_/electrical/8401_switch-relay-computer/3#89221 The culprit might just be some corrosion on the connector plug!?
  9. I do not know if it will fit. Looks the same, but it's got different part numbers. 1996: http://www.japan-parts.eu/lexus/gr/1996/ls400/ucf20r-aepgkw/5_431220_005_/body/6705_rear-door-panel-glass/2#67003 1999: http://www.japan-parts.eu/lexus/eu/1999/ls400/ucf20r-aeagkw/3_431220_010_/body/6705_rear-door-panel-glass/2#67003 Toyodiy says it will fit: 67003-50905 Europe, General 10/1994-07/2000 LEXUS LS400 UCF20 67-05: REAR DOOR PANEL & GLASS http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/xref?v=E_1996_LEXUS_LS400_UCF20R-AEPGKW&s=67003-50905&mU=on&mE=on&mJ=on&mG=on
  10. Rockauto...com is quite fast + customs duties included.
  11. Brembo pads have very good braking power, but make lot of black dust. Better you go with ceramic pads (like the original equipment pads), but they will need more time to build up to the full braking power (about 200miles). From experience I can recommend: High performance - AKEBONO ACT665 - ProAct Ultra Premium - ceramic - little dust Daily Driver - BOSCH BC665 - Premium QuietCast - ceramic - little dust
  12. No diamond cut. Looks like they have already been painted once. Wrong brake pads will destroy them fast - at least in the front. Why don't you powder coat them?
  13. castrol red rubber grease

    Do not use copper grease! As mentioned earlier it will dry out. You gonna need some synthetic high temp grease. Toyota disc brake shim grease ....synthetic high temp grease (colourless and very sticky): 08887-80609 ....................best stuff ever but very expensive (40gr for about 40€) Alternative: ATE Plastilube (-45°C to +180°C) is not enough for front brake !!! PERMATEX 24125 Ceramic Extreme' brake parts lubricant (100% synthetic -46°C to +1649°C) Liqui Moly Brake Grease .....................................................(semi-synthetic..-40 to +1400°C) or GRANVILLE Ceramic Brake Grease ..............................................(-40°C to +1200°C)
  14. UCF20 LS400 - Front Brake = Brake Disc Thickness : 28 mm Minimum Thickness : 26 mm. Brake Pads : 12mm :1mm
  15. Keep in mind, when disconnecting starter battery or deleting diagnostic trouble codes (DTC's) ECM/ECU will reset to factory default. To get all the engine's power back ECU needs some time to adjust again and a run on the motorway with some nice KICK DOWNS will help. "Resetting the ECU" is the process of clearing all the long term memory from the ECU's memory. These variables trim idle speed, fuel, spark, and more. The ECU will also store trouble codes for diagnostic capability. By resetting the ECU, the trim values will be set to some neutral default value and all of the trouble codes will be cleared. I reset the ECU, and now the car runs rough! Why? The engine may run rough or idle poorly right after ECU reset. The ECU now has default numbers in its trim memory - it has to adjust them to match the tune of your engine and its sensors and actuators. It might take a day or two of driving in traffic before the engine will settle down again. Now you know why the ECU remembers these values in the first place!" PS: Regarding fuel consumption winter tires driven in temperatures above 7 degrees won't do any good either.