Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content


Recommended Posts

Having some time and the weather a few degrees warmer I set about changing my fan carrier bracket on the 400. (Year 2000).

I was prepared for some work. But the spanner gods were not with me. I ended up draining the rad as the top hose had to be separated to pull the fan cowl up and away. 

The bracket doesn’t look like it will come out with a lot of the pipe work out of the way. Do I really have to remove the r/h cam cam wheel cover?

To make matters worse the dash lights were flickering and indicators not showing on locking up the car-ah I forgot I disconnected an earth wire under the car to get at a bolt. So I replaced it-and clipped the wiring connector onto to engine front: no difference.

The Gates replacement doesn’t have the studs-any tips on how to transfer them- there are x4. The pulley etc goes over them.

I’ve done a cambelt change...this is as bad.

☹️

Link to post
Share on other sites

On to part 2 of the saga.

Resigned myself to stripping down what was required.

That did the trick and I removed the bracket this morning. Try as I might I could not get the studs to shift even using the 2 bolt method and think I need better bolts to try this technique.

Of course the Gates kit should have some with new studs...from Rock Auto...but didn't. The parts box was well and truly damaged inside the shipping box...and it looks like the packet of studs has come out. This is the second time Rock Autos part box has been well mashed up.

Now I'm stuck trying to get the studs swapped over or just get the Lexus part as quickly as possible.

 

 

 

  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Tinonline said:

On to part 2 of the saga.

Resigned myself to stripping down what was required.

That did the trick and I removed the bracket this morning. Try as I might I could not get the studs to shift even using the 2 bolt method and think I need better bolts to try this technique.

Of course the Gates kit should have some with new studs...from Rock Auto...but didn't. The parts box was well and truly damaged inside the shipping box...and it looks like the packet of studs has come out. This is the second time Rock Autos part box has been well mashed up.

Now I'm stuck trying to get the studs swapped over or just get the Lexus part as quickly as possible.

 

 

 

This is unfortunately one of the pitfalls of buying from abroad, the packaging gets thrown around so many times.  My order from Rock which arrived last week had a couple of spark plugs completely out of their boxes, thankfully not damaged.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, The-Acre said:

This is unfortunately one of the pitfalls of buying from abroad, the packaging gets thrown around so many times.  My order from Rock which arrived last week had a couple of spark plugs completely out of their boxes, thankfully not damaged.

Yup - confirmed that the studs were missing and I've tried to be creative with allen bolts etc. but the tolerances are very precise - it's bad enough getting the nuts on with the original set-up. A small garage around the corner from me is swapping them over. I should have things sorted by Saturday providing the electrics behave when everything is back in it's rightful place.🙄

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • 100 Servicing Poll

    1. 1. How do you service your Lexus?


      • Main Dealer
      • Local Independent Garage
      • Do It Yourself

×
×
  • Create New...