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Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-19-14, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,128
Posted By JLAWS
I have a 2005 Gs430 and a 1994 Camry as my winter...

I have a 2005 Gs430 and a 1994 Camry as my winter beater. The Gs430 will not be driven in snow and rarely drives in the rain.

My favorite car is actually the Camry :) She been good to me for...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-18-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By JLAWS
Are you guys all driving GS400? I went thru 2...

Are you guys all driving GS400? I went thru 2 alternators within 2 years when I had my Gs400. I think Powersteering fluid was dripping on it and slowly killed them. The alternator woud start...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-14-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By JLAWS
Don't forget about the GS400 which came out years...

Don't forget about the GS400 which came out years 1998-2000. It's pretty much the same car. You still get 300hp but the Gs430 is much smoother more refined.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-14-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By JLAWS
Just a couple things when buying from primarily a...

Just a couple things when buying from primarily a private party"
Get a scanner and hook it up to the ECU. Check for codes and whether they were recently erased. The scanner will say several...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-10-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By JLAWS
My eyes are wandering as well!! I've owned a...

My eyes are wandering as well!! I've owned a 2002 Gs300, 1999 Gs400 and now a 2005 Gs430, silver like yours but with the 7 spoke wheels. I thought I would be satisfied for many years finding a low...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-05-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By JLAWS
You can redeem yourself by removing the light and...

You can redeem yourself by removing the light and cover the cut out hole with a black mesh screen. Then take the Led bar and use it as a trunk light.

But ultimately it is your car and your...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-04-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By JLAWS
Flux Capacitor mounting hole :)

Flux Capacitor mounting hole :)
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-25-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By JLAWS
Take a look at the Benz forum compared to Lexus. ...

Take a look at the Benz forum compared to Lexus.
Comparing Flagship vs Flagship no comparison in reliability
I bought a Benz last year (2004 E500) and kept it only for 5 months. Went on the Market...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-22-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By JLAWS
So the obvious choice here is the GS430. Now see...

So the obvious choice here is the GS430. Now see if you can test drive a 2003-2005 GS430 to compare it to the 2001 & 2002. They made final tweaks and refinement to the 03-05. I believe the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-20-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By JLAWS
Wouldn't even look at it because it is not a...

Wouldn't even look at it because it is not a GS400/GS430
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-15-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By JLAWS
For a $2000 beater car, I'd go for the Toyota...

For a $2000 beater car, I'd go for the Toyota Camry or Corolla or Honda Accord or Civic. I'd lean toward the Toyota since the older ones had a non interference engines ( no concern if the timing...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-11-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By JLAWS
I bet most oil change places would just round up...

I bet most oil change places would just round up to 6 qts so it is not a big deal. You could just run the car to get oil in the filter turn it off then unscrew the filter and drain out the oil in...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-10-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By JLAWS
Not so abnormal, I had my 1999 Gs400 for 2 1/2...

Not so abnormal, I had my 1999 Gs400 for 2 1/2 yrs and put 9,000 miles on it. I put a lot into it to restore it. Then I decided to test the sale waters and it sold!

I would find out how long he...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-09-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By JLAWS
If the transmission and engine runs smoothly then...

If the transmission and engine runs smoothly then it could be a project restoration car if you choose.

First things to do is do the timing belt service if it hasn't been done and change out the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-01-14, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By JLAWS
The Sub is most likely ripped around the edges. ...

The Sub is most likely ripped around the edges. A quick fix would be to add a silicone gel bead around the speaker and wait overnight for it to dry. Try not to add a thick bead, Too much prevents...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-29-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By JLAWS
Even at only 85K miles my 2005 GS430 mounts were...

Even at only 85K miles my 2005 GS430 mounts were bad but didn't feel as bad as my 99 GS400 with bad mounts.
There is no way to visually inspect the mounts itself to see if they are bad. A quick...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-29-14, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By JLAWS
Have you guys ever change your motor mounts? ...

Have you guys ever change your motor mounts? Made a huge difference when I swapped out the 2 motor and 1 transmission mounts. Both of my engine mounts on my old 99 Gs400 with 130K miles were gone. I...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-16-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By JLAWS
Great News!!! I never trust anyone with my oil...

Great News!!! I never trust anyone with my oil changes. They will either over fill or under fill the crank case. I take my time doing my oil change in my garage draining all the oil and...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-16-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,940
Posted By JLAWS
Dude, were you in jail most of the time :p The...

Dude, were you in jail most of the time :p The only cars I could think of that would get that treatment around 2002-2003 would be a BMW M5, E55 Amg, Audi Rs6, Corvette or Honda S2000
...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-08-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By JLAWS
Did you change the oil yourself ? It wouldn't...

Did you change the oil yourself ? It wouldn't hurt to swap out the oil and filter again. I had a car once that made the same knocking sound to the point that I thought I needed a new engine. The...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-04-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By JLAWS
Maybe your gas went bad? How much gas is in the...

Maybe your gas went bad? How much gas is in the tank? Sounds like engine knock. Also double check oil levels.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-25-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By JLAWS
I've dealt with the exact same scenario after all...

I've dealt with the exact same scenario after all my front end parts were replaced.
I bet your driver side motor mount is bad. Open your hood and have someone put it in drive with the brake on....
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 08-23-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By JLAWS
3GS vs 4GS post soon?

3GS vs 4GS post soon?
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-08-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By JLAWS
I think the grill would only look good on darker...

I think the grill would only look good on darker colored cars like Black or Dark Cherry which I have seen.
Just spray it with a clearcoat if you want some gloss.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-07-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,133
Posted By JLAWS
Expect to pay atleast $8K, It's a bonus that the...

Expect to pay atleast $8K, It's a bonus that the timing belt was none already. Start at $7500 and see what happens. You may be able to get it that low if stuff like the doorlocks (common problem)...
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