1998 Lexus LS 400 mainteance

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JERRY ZARKIN
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  • 1998 LEXUS LS 400
1998 Lexus LS 400 V8 160k miles

have 1998 lexus ls 400 with 160 k miles--runs fine with reg gas and gets 24 mpg--what sggested maintenance do you suggest to keep car going another 100k miles --thank you
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 8:10 AM

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That is a nice car you have and can easily get another 100,000 miles or more.

To answer that I want to know what maintenance has been done the last 30,000 miles.
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 10:15 AM
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JERRY ZARKIN
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Ls 400-lexus-160,000 miles-8cyl- oil and filter changes plus new tires plus brakes front and back in last 35,000 miles--interested in if I should be dealing with transmission gluids--belts and other other maintenance to keep car going for another 100k miles--thank you--jz be glad to send a donation by check jerry zarkin
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 6:25 PM
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Hey Jerry,

Pretty much a hand full of things should get attended to based on your reply.
Transmission fluid should have been changed a few time by now.
I'll edit and update my post in a minute.

IF original, replace the ignition wires.

Replace:
Spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter, cabin air filter, pcv valve.

Transmission filter and fluid.

Flush coolant.

Belts? Check condition. Any cracks?
Hoses soft or bulged? Replace them.

Power steering fluid discolored? Change it.

IF brake fluid is not clear and clean, flush it.

Rotate tires every other oil change.

Throttle body and intake valves should be chemically cleaned.

Any cracked vacuum lines should get replaced.

If a shop is going to do the work, ask them to give it a once over and test drive so they can get a look for other possible upcoming troubles such as suspension items and such.

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 6:34 PM

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