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Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-30-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By lyonkster
It's probably OK, even though it's low silicate...

It's probably OK, even though it's low silicate rather than silicate free. But it only comes in 55 gal drums, so unless you have a fleet, it's not a good DIY option.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-30-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By lyonkster
The cap itself is about 75mm diameter. The bore...

The cap itself is about 75mm diameter. The bore in the wheel is about 59mm.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-28-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By lyonkster
ah, you're a better googler than me, I searched...

ah, you're a better googler than me, I searched using "GS300 bumper" and got a bunch of aftermarket bumper images :). Image number 29,873 had the answer I needed :).

So I guess this is right,...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-28-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By lyonkster
Does this bumper repaint look right?

Looking at how the body shop painted my front bumper, they seem to have taped off and not painted a portion of the bumper behind the grille, before painting the rest of the bumper. It's not a bad...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-18-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,479
Posted By lyonkster
My point, as is the OP's I believe, is that the...

My point, as is the OP's I believe, is that the GS's have superb engines and transmissions. Unfortunately the suspension on the 2GS is not on par to the engine and transmission.

It may very...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-18-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,479
Posted By lyonkster
You make a valid point, the more complex the...

You make a valid point, the more complex the suspension, the more things can go wrong. And the Lexus is certainly more complex than the Chrysler, I'll grant you that.

Still, I think the problem...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-18-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,479
Posted By lyonkster
Not to scare you, but my scorecard at 150K is -...

Not to scare you, but my scorecard at 150K is - ball joints, LCAs, UCAs, Caster arms, rear knuckle bushings, all AC servos, all door actuators, motor mounts, radiator, power steering pump.

It's...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-18-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,479
Posted By lyonkster
Ditto. Peace out.

Ditto. Peace out.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-18-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,479
Posted By lyonkster
I was just replying to your comment that "Cars...

I was just replying to your comment that "Cars are not made to be trouble free like they were back in the day." So "older cars" are not included in the category of "cars of old"?

And despite...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-18-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,479
Posted By lyonkster
Actually they are. I remember well the days of...

Actually they are. I remember well the days of the 3,000 mile oil changes, annual spark plug replacement, annual coil/points/condensor/wire replacements, constant mixture adjustments to get the car...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-18-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,479
Posted By lyonkster
Those replying to this thread to say that they'd...

Those replying to this thread to say that they'd prefer doing some repairs on a 16 year old car instead of making new car payments are missing the point. The comparison is not between new cars and...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-11-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,606
Posted By lyonkster
That's really good to hear, and I have a couple...

That's really good to hear, and I have a couple of questions for you, but first an update.

The original shop attempted to repair the defects I noted. They did a decent job color sanding the...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-07-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By lyonkster
Like I said earlier, there is no radial play...

Like I said earlier, there is no radial play whatsoever, they fit very nicely on the hub. There is lots of play tangentially, meaning that with the rotor on the hub, you can rotate the rotor back...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-07-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By lyonkster
Yep, these are ones I got too.

Yep, these are ones I got too.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-07-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By lyonkster
That sounds like a good starting point. Also...

That sounds like a good starting point. Also double check how your pad clips are installed in the calipers, there are several different ways to install them. And make sure the lugnuts are tight...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-06-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By lyonkster
Are you sure you go the right rotors for the car?...

Are you sure you go the right rotors for the car? The hub and the rotor should have a pretty close tolerance, as that is what maintains concentricity, not the studs.



That threaded hole in the...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-06-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By lyonkster
I had Brembos, which were the ones that had awful...

I had Brembos, which were the ones that had awful looking cracks. I then switched to the Centrics from Amazon, which I like (especially because the clunk went away).

There is no radial play, they...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-06-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By lyonkster
I replaced motor mounts on my GS430 at about 90K,...

I replaced motor mounts on my GS430 at about 90K, but I never had problems with clunking with the old mounts. Rather it was vibration being transmitted into the interior when the car was idling.
...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-06-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By lyonkster
One thing I didn't see in your list is the No 2...

One thing I didn't see in your list is the No 2 lower control arm, how are those looking?

Other than that, is the noise a pop or a clunk? I just fixed my popping noise, which I differentiate from...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-16-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By lyonkster
Don't know about Figs... I used Rocas, OEM style,...

Don't know about Figs... I used Rocas, OEM style, and if you can push them in by hand, you're the ultimate he-man :).
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-16-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By lyonkster
I had both, but still found it to be a PITA. ...

I had both, but still found it to be a PITA. Getting the old bushing out was a breeze, but as I recall, these bushings do not have a lip to press against when installing (in contrast to the caster...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-16-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By lyonkster
I bought replacement control arms, but since I...

I bought replacement control arms, but since I had extra bushings sitting around, I first tried to just press out the old bushings. After two hours of screwing with it and damaging the bushings in...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-15-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,606
Posted By lyonkster
Who knows, your time may yet come :).

Who knows, your time may yet come :).
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-15-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,606
Posted By lyonkster
Yup, there does seem to be a rash of GS's getting...

Yup, there does seem to be a rash of GS's getting hit all of a sudden. Sorry to see you join the club :(.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-13-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,606
Posted By lyonkster
Thanks Brian. From my pessimist (realist?) point...

Thanks Brian. From my pessimist (realist?) point of view, I also don't expect them to be able to fix it to my satisfaction.

The only ray of hope is that Allstate has told me that since this was...
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