Whole Lot of Clanking Going On 1998 LS400?

Messages
1,355
Wow, that’s a big mistake to throw that thing together like that and leave those cam phaser bolts lose! We all make mistakes but that’s kind of a big deal...wonder if the phone rang when he was about to tighten them or something? Or maybe he went to lunch and totally forgot where he left off.
 
Messages
332
Location
YYC
It's possible the mechanic isn't that familiar with the older 1UZ engines (which are not very common) and he might of been rushing to get it buttoned up.
 

Gebo

Thread starter
Messages
5,056
Location
VA
I spoke with my local mechanic and he admitted he had a helper. He said his phone rang off the hook that day and he probably got distracted.
Well, that explains part of everything but it doesn't explain how he could have redone the job and it still be like that. My suspicion
is his helper did it and told him he had redone it and my mechanic didn't check behind him. Still wrong but that makes sense.


Oh, and the timing is off one tooth per my Lexus mechanic. Based on red light and codes and such. Runs great though. Should get it fixed
this Saturday.

His helper was his Dad.
 

Gebo

Thread starter
Messages
5,056
Location
VA
It's possible the mechanic isn't that familiar with the older 1UZ engines (which are not very common) and he might of been rushing to get it buttoned up.
Except when he told me he went back over everything 2 times. Now, that may mean he just looked at it. IDK

He did have his Dad helping him...
 
Top