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NS Dev

posted on 12/5/09 at 08:59 PM Reply With Quote
lexus v8 questions

anybody know much about using the lexus v8 and its auto box outside of the donor ls400??

Is the box ecu linked to the engine one (I assume so) and more importantly, are the engine and box looms fairly straightforward to seperate from the rest of the car loom, and can they be run independently without lots of work.

We're looking at various options for v8's to put in the vauxhall victor and the lexus looks a good option!





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gottabedone

posted on 12/5/09 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
Might be worth having a look on the Locost USA site as know that the Lexus V8 is used in some Locost's over the pond

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chris_harris_

posted on 12/5/09 at 09:16 PM Reply With Quote
I met a chap at the birmingham sva centre about three weeks ago that had used one in a cobra replica. he didn't elaborate too much except to say that it was a doddle to get running. Six wires i think he said. I know thats not much help, but does sound promising!





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Badger_McLetcher

posted on 13/5/09 at 12:27 AM Reply With Quote
I'm not sure myself, never considered trying to use the autobox. The best place to ask would probably be the Lextreme Forums, they're a real wealth of information over there.





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James

posted on 13/5/09 at 10:02 AM Reply With Quote
Who's the (Dutch IIRC) guy on here with the on-going thread about his DIY twin-supercharged Lexus v8?

Sure he could tell you plenty about it.

Cheers,
James





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thomas4age

posted on 13/5/09 at 03:31 PM Reply With Quote
that's me i think

here's the thread http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=69255&page=&contribmessage=none

and to awnser the question,
very easy when used with the stock auto box, a little harder with a stick shifter.

the guys on lextreme can tell you all about it. I never gave it much attention because I'm going to run Omex anyway.

they say if you can wire up a 4age, the 1uzfe isn't any harder (4ag is ded simple)

grtz Thomas





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thomas4age

posted on 13/5/09 at 03:46 PM Reply With Quote
found something usefull on the harddrive.

heres part one of the Lexus 1uzfe LS400 engine wiring diagram.

it's the 1990 model, but they stayed the same till the VVti version of this engine came out if i'm not mistaking.

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[Edited on 13/5/09 by thomas4age]





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thomas4age

posted on 13/5/09 at 03:47 PM Reply With Quote
heres part 2

the only thing you apparently need to bypass is the neutral switch in the auto gearbox for starting the engine.

grtz Thomas





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