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Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-11-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By MattyG
Never hurts to change diff fluid on these cars....

Never hurts to change diff fluid on these cars. We do work them hard. Lukas, it's good you have that video so if you can show the stealership that, it might get you started. But I have a obdII...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-04-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By MattyG
Oh well thread drift so just one final parting...

Oh well thread drift so just one final parting thought. Jeremy Clarkson is paid by the British taxpayer to make pro-Brit fodder. A very creative exciting program that I've watched many times. But...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-03-14, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By MattyG
I think it really depends on what the OP is...

I think it really depends on what the OP is looking for in a car. Ava's GS has gigantic wheels stuffed under its body so it's basically a hobby car. Are we talking mods and stance or just an everyday...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-03-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By MattyG
Not fond of the Briddish but here's an ole Top...

Not fond of the Briddish but here's an ole Top Gear review comparing just these two cars. Before the buffoonery era of Jeremy Clarkson and his Astons and Jaguars.

Old Top Gear Lexus LS400 & GS300...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-03-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By MattyG
Let's see. I did a hodge podge because I wasn't...

Let's see. I did a hodge podge because I wasn't sure what the issue was; fuel filter or pump or both. So it came out to $125 for the pump from Rock Auto. Filter was from Ebay at around $25? And...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-02-14, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By MattyG
I agree. The cheaper fix is to do the rear...

I agree. The cheaper fix is to do the rear differential and see what that does. But I can tell you that my car runs like a champ and perked right up after I did those two fixes; fuel filter and fuel...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-01-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By MattyG
Ok good I looked at the video and here's my $.02....

Ok good I looked at the video and here's my $.02.

That's the same exact noise I had. My fluids were all changed but after googling it, I came to the conclusion it was my fuel pump. I changed it...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-30-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By MattyG
Lukas, just something out of left field but have...

Lukas, just something out of left field but have you had any hesitation or driving issues with kickdown during warmer weather?

You say it's a whistle. Is it coming from the back of the car or the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-29-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By MattyG
Some good points all around here. The big LS...

Some good points all around here.

The big LS is a cruiser meant for pleasant quiet commutes with no hassles where you can drive like a reasonable person.

If I didn't have to put up with the bad...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-27-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By MattyG
That's a tough call. The 400 has always looked...

That's a tough call. The 400 has always looked more substantial to me. Very upscale and "Germanic". The 98 was a good year. They updated the styling a little bit.

I test drove a 91 years before I...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-24-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,486
Posted By MattyG
Well let's see how long we can drag out this...

Well let's see how long we can drag out this thread then... :D

You can't put a price on nostalgia and if it comes driving up a curve with a smooth roar that says $15K, that's gonna be tough to go...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-24-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,486
Posted By MattyG
Decisions indeed, but a nice problem to have :)...

Decisions indeed, but a nice problem to have :) Yeah a twin-turbo conversion is a lot of work and it looks like you don't have a reputable local shop.

If you go to the Canadian site, trader.ca...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-22-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,486
Posted By MattyG
Well egs, it's your money so if you gotta have...

Well egs, it's your money so if you gotta have it, you gotta have it. Just to play devil's advocate: I still think that's a steep price for a 10 year old car with 15 year old technology.

The...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-20-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By MattyG
It's funny you say that because the change is so...

It's funny you say that because the change is so subtle, you don't quite notice it. I started mine up this morning and it was slightly overcast and in the shade. I'm in deep winter mode here in...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-20-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By MattyG
It's for certain territories not a blanket...

It's for certain territories not a blanket recall. High humidity + a cheaper substance for airbag inflation in extreme temps = problems.

https://repairpal.com/lexus/sc430/recalls
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Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-20-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By MattyG
They are good looking rides... but of course they...

They are good looking rides... but of course they present challenges. Now it looks like the Takata airbag recall covers a lot of them. 01-05 3 series. It's the last thing a Bimmer owner needs to...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-20-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By MattyG
It really depends on your car's maintenance...

It really depends on your car's maintenance history and where you're driving.

A cold snap in my area drove the temperature down to -4F recently. I normally won't drive my car when it gets down to...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-19-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By MattyG
I do wish my dash was a little brighter at night...

I do wish my dash was a little brighter at night too but there is a method to Lexus' madness here.

A bright dash impairs your night vision because your eyes are compensating for it and that means...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-17-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By MattyG
That's a very good perspective on German car...

That's a very good perspective on German car brands. Those dodgy electronics dull the great driving experience and wear a little thin over time. I think the Japanese manufacturers definitely put a...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-15-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,486
Posted By MattyG
Absolutely. That's the best way to buy a car is...

Absolutely. That's the best way to buy a car is be patient and keep an eye on things. These cars are old school now.

But if you drive the V8 make sure you don't buy on impulse because it is a very...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-15-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,486
Posted By MattyG
I think you should actually use the Blue Book...

I think you should actually use the Blue Book pricing as a rough ballpark. That's the market talking. Yes, it is a rare find at just 50K and the last year of production, but it's not a collectible...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-14-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By MattyG
Well you know that the internet does bring out...

Well you know that the internet does bring out the fanatic in any brand. What I found with the BMW crowd is that they equate Lexus to Toyota. But there is no Toyota I've ever driven that performed...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-11-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By MattyG
mveale welcome and sweet collection of rides. And...

mveale welcome and sweet collection of rides. And despite the cool Bimmers, I gotta throw some love at that Toyota 4x4. Love those trucks for rugged looks and ability.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-10-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By MattyG
And just an update GRANNYZ400. We've had some...

And just an update GRANNYZ400. We've had some horrible winter weather yesterday and today. Temps are at about 14F. I finally threw in two 50lb gravel/sand bags right over the rear axle. Definitely...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 11-10-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By MattyG
Yeah basically as gsean400 says, the car's engine...

Yeah basically as gsean400 says, the car's engine still holds up well compared to newer vehicles. The 4.0/4.3 has very few peers and as you already know, put the hammer down and...

On the safety...
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