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Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-20-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
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 - Second Generation 10-20-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
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 - Second Generation 10-20-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
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 - Second Generation 10-19-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
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 - Second Generation 10-19-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
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 - Second Generation 10-18-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By ttaylor993
Ditto! Numerous clicks usually mean a weak...

Ditto! Numerous clicks usually mean a weak battery.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-18-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
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: 377
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 - Second Generation 10-09-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 34,985
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 - Second Generation 10-08-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
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 - Second Generation 10-08-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,700
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 - Second Generation 09-30-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
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 - Second Generation 09-30-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By ttaylor993
Welcome to the club.

Welcome to the club.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-27-14, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By ttaylor993
The trick is to put a little bit of slack on the...

The trick is to put a little bit of slack on the tensioner side of the belt when you put it on. One way of doing that is to advance he exhaust valve slightly and retard the crank slightly. The...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-13-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By ttaylor993
I'd try the salvage yards for a part like that. ...

I'd try the salvage yards for a part like that. Should be really cheap.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-08-14, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By ttaylor993
You have to take the timing belt off to get to...

You have to take the timing belt off to get to the water pump. The recommended interval for the timing belt is 90k. But, like 02SDGS said, you may as well replace it while you're in there. It's a...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-06-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By ttaylor993
Once you rule about the battery, if it still...

Once you rule about the battery, if it still doesn't crank, check the starter relay. If that's ok or you replace it and it still doesn't crank check the neutral safety switch. Put the car in neutral,...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-06-14, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By ttaylor993
I don't think unplugging the negative lead rather...

I don't think unplugging the negative lead rather than the positive was a mistake. However, sometimes you can't look at a fuse and tell if its blown. Change the fuse and the relay. Lastly, I don't...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-06-14, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By ttaylor993
The leaks you are describing all sound like valve...

The leaks you are describing all sound like valve cover gasket leaks. Did you torque it down to specs and in the right sequence? Over-tightening and tightening out-of-sequence will cause a valve...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-06-14, 01:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By ttaylor993
I have never heard of this problem before. But,...

I have never heard of this problem before. But, if you are going thru pulleys like that, then I would think that it is something related to the crank itself. There is a rectangular key that fits into...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-04-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By ttaylor993
What about the water pump? When was it last...

What about the water pump? When was it last changed? Sometimes when they go bad you will hear a metal-on-metal sound as the impeller wobbles inside the housing as it spins.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-01-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,855
Posted By ttaylor993
Don't laugh! I still got my OEM with cassette too.

Don't laugh! I still got my OEM with cassette too.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-01-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By ttaylor993
I've never heard of bypassing the canister....

I've never heard of bypassing the canister. Although, I am sure that some one with enough ingenuity could figure out a way to do. But, before I go that route I'd check for loose or leaky hoses and a...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-27-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By ttaylor993
When was the last time the plugs and wires were...

When was the last time the plugs and wires were changed. Could be either of these. Also, if your valve cover gaskets are leaking, the oil can collect in the plug valley and cause the plugs to miss....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-26-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By ttaylor993
You are absolutely right, the Toyota dealer...

You are absolutely right, the Toyota dealer should work just fine. Sounds like the water pump to me too.
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