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Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 08-18-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By az-dave
OK, changed the oil and filter - surprisingly...

OK, changed the oil and filter - surprisingly easy. I couldnt figure how to use the little plastic spout thing that came with the filter.

No tricks really, oil filter up under the access panel...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 08-18-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,478
Posted By az-dave
I have used them on my 98 GS, my 03 RX300 and now...

I have used them on my 98 GS, my 03 RX300 and now my '13 GS 350.

unless the oil drains from that valve there isnt any case to be made that a non-moving part such as a drain plug would impact the...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 08-13-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,909
Posted By az-dave
That is pretty bad-a$$. How does the paint...

That is pretty bad-a$$.

How does the paint on the effects kits hold up compared to factory paint? My 98 GS factory paint is still nice...however ANYTHING including the dealer-painted spoiler faded...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 08-13-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,909
Posted By az-dave
Anyone tried one of these billet grill inserts? ...

Anyone tried one of these billet grill inserts?
http://www.707motoring.com/2013-2014-Lexus-GS350-Chrome-Billet-Grille-p/bg-lxs-12tb2.htm
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 08-13-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,909
Posted By az-dave
Im actually thinking of doing something also, not...

Im actually thinking of doing something also, not sure about the entire black-out in the spindle...Im thinking more of a black-chrome PVD on the grills, leave the bright chrome on the trim, and then...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 07-31-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By az-dave
In short...doing the oil filter regularly, the...

In short...doing the oil filter regularly, the car is indeed still getting 2 full changes of oil every 50K miles due to the consumption and loss of oil at filter changes.

Now, Dont change the...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 07-31-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By az-dave
a) Im neither Cheap Nor Lazy - Ive rebuilt...

a) Im neither Cheap Nor Lazy - Ive rebuilt Automatic transmissions and spent $$$ on my car.

b) Once a person starts understanding the properties and dynamics of new synthetic oils, their heat...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 07-30-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By az-dave
Now, back to someone's question a while ago about...

Now, back to someone's question a while ago about mfgr recommendation Oil change every 8,000km (Thats 5,000 miles) - Lexus itself, in the Owners Manual calls for the First Oil change to be at 1-Yr or...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 07-29-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By az-dave
Those work good too...when the stores actually...

Those work good too...when the stores actually have them in stock.
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 07-29-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By az-dave
my 1998 GS300 with 270K miles on it...I went...

my 1998 GS300 with 270K miles on it...I went 50,000 miles between actual oil changes. Changed the filter every 5K miles or so, and adding a quart or so. Still runs strong. How strong? Well lets just...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 07-28-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By az-dave
Yeah, I read that its not really needed...but Im...

Yeah, I read that its not really needed...but Im so sick of oil "finding" ways to spill everywhere...all my old rugs and cardboard pieces are gone. I will test it just for S&G :-)

With my luck the...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 07-21-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,372
Posted By az-dave
Ordered all the stuff to do first oil change on...

Ordered all the stuff to do first oil change on my 2013.

Also ordered the Fumoto quick valve, which Ive used on all my other vehicles for years - no more oil plug! :-)

I will snap a pic once...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-28-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 172,923
Posted By az-dave
OK, im not usually a big fan of strictly...

OK, im not usually a big fan of strictly aesthetic mods, but the new GS has some awesome lines and I think Im gunna have to go with at least a few of these.

My concern is paint finish...My 2nd Gen...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-27-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,286
Posted By az-dave
I hopped into the GS the other day after not...

I hopped into the GS the other day after not driving it for almost a month. Got into the throttle straight-away, and I realized it sounds down-right great.

At idle the tapping and whizzing are def...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 04-11-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,286
Posted By az-dave
Thx 4 the link - Thats kinda what I expected it...

Thx 4 the link - Thats kinda what I expected it to be.

In the "old" days, sound was "generated" by the actual pull of the pistons on intake and exhaust gasses...Im not really big on "fake" stuff...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 04-10-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,286
Posted By az-dave
Yeah, I have no idea what a "piped-in sound" is...

Yeah, I have no idea what a "piped-in sound" is anyway, not sure if its in the actual intake or not, I know my Avalanche had some extra chambers in its intake system.

I wonder if there is a...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 04-03-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By az-dave
I turned that EZ-Exit off after my poor 5-yr old...

I turned that EZ-Exit off after my poor 5-yr old started screaming at me "No Daddy, Ouch, my foot is stuck"

Poor kid, luckily didnt hurt him, just wedged between his carseat and back of mine.
...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 04-03-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,286
Posted By az-dave
Funny I hit this thread after forcing the wife to...

Funny I hit this thread after forcing the wife to take the car to Lexus over the sounds. The clicking from the injectors is quite louder than old style (I have a 98 which is still dang quiet at...
Forum: SC 400/300 01-29-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 36,661
Posted By az-dave
Bump! :-) Im looking at the Airbags for Wood...

Bump! :-)

Im looking at the Airbags for Wood Grain Steering Wheels, and it appears there may be lightly different sizes depending on 02-04 ES vs 98-03 GS & RX.

I know 100% for sure the...
Forum: Performance 01-28-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 127,513
Posted By az-dave
The process is this: 1. Someone please post the...

The process is this:
1. Someone please post the TSB number on this thread so people with this problem have something to print.
(I dont know the TSB number, cuz Ive been repaired for years now and...
Forum: Performance 01-28-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 127,513
Posted By az-dave
Do this first: Replace the OCV Valve...1 screw, 5...

Do this first: Replace the OCV Valve...1 screw, 5 minutes, $40.
Check out this thread:...
Forum: Performance 01-28-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 127,513
Posted By az-dave
Just change parts until something is fixed, or...

Just change parts until something is fixed, or you run outta money...:egads:
Forum: Performance 01-28-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 266,444
Posted By az-dave
:thumbup: :egads: :thumbup: love it!

:thumbup: :egads: :thumbup: love it!
Forum: Performance 01-07-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 127,513
Posted By az-dave
Holy crap thats expensive. Im sure the Supra ones...

Holy crap thats expensive. Im sure the Supra ones will work, same TB and engine, as long as its pre 2001. After than things started changing.

Many of the people on the forum got them online, not...
Forum: Performance 01-06-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 127,513
Posted By az-dave
All of the signals are PWM...

All of the signals are PWM (Pulse-Width-Modulated), so you cant just test with a light or a normal volt meter. YOu have to test Duty Cycle with engine running.

That being said, only a handful of...
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