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Forum: Performance 06-12-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,068
Posted By ttaylor993
Don't know if you ever got this issue resolved...

Don't know if you ever got this issue resolved but I had a similar problem when I performed maintenance on my 2000 GS300. The problem was the plug wires. I used some non-OEM wires that I got off...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 12-04-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By ttaylor993
It doesn't matter if the CEL is on now or not. If...

It doesn't matter if the CEL is on now or not. If it came on at all, then the car dropped codes into memory and you should be able to get them with a code reader. The codes will not be erased except...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 12-02-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By ttaylor993
I bought mine with 124k 5 years ago. It's got...

I bought mine with 124k 5 years ago. It's got 185k on it now and runs like a top. Keep it maintained and you should be ok.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 12-02-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By ttaylor993
Are the codes the same? It could be a totally...

Are the codes the same? It could be a totally different issue(s).
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 12-02-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By ttaylor993
This may be a long shot, but I replaced my plugs...

This may be a long shot, but I replaced my plugs and wires and not too long afterwards starting getting misfire codes. Plugs were Denso but wires were off-brand. Lesson-learned; always use OEM wires...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 12-02-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By ttaylor993
I second the ball joints and door actuator...

I second the ball joints and door actuator issues. The valve on the canister is just as likely as the canister to go bad. I would replace it first before spending money on the canister. Unless you've...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 12-02-14, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By ttaylor993
Now that's brilliant!

Now that's brilliant!
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 12-02-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,685
Posted By ttaylor993
Since changing the timing belt is relatively...

Since changing the timing belt is relatively labor-intensive, there are a lot of things that should changed while you are in there. You want to change the TB, the water pump, the two cam seals, the...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 11-29-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,685
Posted By ttaylor993
I know you asked for those who have had their TB...

I know you asked for those who have had their TB break. But, I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents worth. I have never had my timing belt break. In fact, I don't know of anyone with a 2G who has had a...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 11-28-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,681
Posted By ttaylor993
It could be a number of things, most have already...

It could be a number of things, most have already been mentioned. I would start with the least expensive items first. Replace the gas cap, use OEM. Then I would check for a faulty or loose evap hose....
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 11-10-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By ttaylor993
This sounds like something that you should look...

This sounds like something that you should look for at the salvage yard. They should be very cheap, if not free.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-25-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 762,812
Posted By ttaylor993
Replace the motors is what I did - It's a piece...

Replace the motors is what I did - It's a piece of cake.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-20-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By ttaylor993
I've got a 2000 GS300 with 180k+ miles on it with...

I've got a 2000 GS300 with 180k+ miles on it with less wear and tear on the seats than that car. Unless somebody has been sleeping in the driver's seat, something is not right about this car.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-20-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By ttaylor993
This has got to be the best explanation I have...

This has got to be the best explanation I have ever read on oil, viscosity and lubrication. Took time to read through but well worth the effort.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-20-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By ttaylor993
I would change the tranny fluid, diff fluid, etc...

I would change the tranny fluid, diff fluid, etc since it has been nearly 80k miles and 6 years since they were last changed. Otherwise, it sounds like a keeper! Good luck and welcome to the club!
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-19-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By ttaylor993
You will get as many opinions as there are...

You will get as many opinions as there are varieties of oil. I use Mobile 1 5W-30 with a Toyota filter. I think any good quality synthetic will do. At 180k my GS300 needed valve cover gaskets and...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-19-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By ttaylor993
Any of the chain auto parts stores will read them...

Any of the chain auto parts stores will read them for free e.g. AutoZone, O'reillys, Advance, etc. Or, you can buy a reader and do it yourself. I paid about $30 for mine. It'll come in handy.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-18-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,820
Posted By ttaylor993
Ditto! Numerous clicks usually mean a weak...

Ditto! Numerous clicks usually mean a weak battery.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-18-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By ttaylor993
There are some things you can check. I'd want a...

There are some things you can check. I'd want a copy of the service history from Lexus.com. The current owner should be able to get that for you. You also might want to get a Carfax report. While not...
Forum: Performance 10-15-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By ttaylor993
Now this makes a lot more sense. I have followed...

Now this makes a lot more sense. I have followed this thread with some interest and it just wasn't making any sense. Now it does. The mechanic was trying to screw you over and ruined the car in the...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-09-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 81,602
Posted By ttaylor993
If you are talking about opening the actuator and...

If you are talking about opening the actuator and replacing the motor that's inside, I used a knife the first time, a Dremel the next time. You have to be careful or they'll can break. In each case...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-08-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By ttaylor993
I assume you reset the codes. Some codes will not...

I assume you reset the codes. Some codes will not disappear on their own. If not, have the codes cleared and see if they come back. Also, that bare spot on the wire could very well cause it to short.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 10-08-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 69,748
Posted By ttaylor993
If the car was running without the misfire codes...

If the car was running without the misfire codes when you took it to him for the timing belt and water pump service and now it does then he caused the problem. He most likely did not set the timing...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 09-30-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By ttaylor993
Is it dropping any codes? Not sure if this would...

Is it dropping any codes? Not sure if this would cause your problem but it needs to be attended to. Probably an OCV, VVT-i pulley or cam seal leak.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 09-30-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By ttaylor993
Welcome to the club.

Welcome to the club.
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