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Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-16-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By JLAWS
Worn motor mounts TRULY throws off the power...

Worn motor mounts TRULY throws off the power delivery of these cars. It is very easy to just live with bad mounts since it will still drive smooth. You will only notice it when you drive a little...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-15-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By JLAWS
V8 Owners, Change out your old motor mounts!

It's a difficult DIY that I did not attempt. I had mine done for only $160 for both. Had 2 inexperienced service writers give me the same low quote which they had to honor. Most places don't know...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-11-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By JLAWS
Looks that bolt might have been frozen on and...

Looks that bolt might have been frozen on and when it was removed it broke/cracked the mounting area which looks like it is soft aluminum. I woud clean the area completely to see the damage. Google...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-27-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By JLAWS
I bet your motor mounts are bad.

I bet your motor mounts are bad.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-19-14, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,486
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: 646
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: 267
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: 267
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: 885
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: 1,319
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: 527
Posted By JLAWS
Flux Capacitor mounting hole :)

Flux Capacitor mounting hole :)
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-25-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
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: 1,948
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: 356
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: 446
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: 386
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: 907
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: 824
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: 358
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: 828
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: 828
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: 682
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: 2,055
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: 682
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: 682
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.
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