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Forum: GS - Second Generation Today, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By JLAWS
Get the Moog outer tierods also since you will...

Get the Moog outer tierods also since you will need an alighment after doing the ball joints. Moog Ball Joints are beefier compared to Lexus Oem so your alignment will be off. Just pay the alignment...
Forum: Lexus Vehicles Classifieds 01-21-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By JLAWS
Click on my user name to send a private message. ...

Click on my user name to send a private message. I'll send you one.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-13-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By JLAWS
If it were my beater car, I'd just cut the bad...

If it were my beater car, I'd just cut the bad ends of the hoses and reattach it, but it's not much to replace them with new ones.
Also I notice you are using adjustable clamps? I'd get the oem...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-12-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By JLAWS
Those look like ADR Sterling wheels. Just Google...

Those look like ADR Sterling wheels. Just Google image "5 spoke split wheels"
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-11-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By JLAWS
Fix or replace it? Hope you didn't you make...

Fix or replace it? Hope you didn't you make something for $5
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-09-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By JLAWS
Hold off for a GS400 or Gs430. No reason not to...

Hold off for a GS400 or Gs430. No reason not to since the mpg is the same as a GS300 and an extra 80+hp. Continue to build funds till you can get one. The V8s are rare but they do pop up for sale...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-07-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By JLAWS
You do one big $$ repair then you will feel that...

You do one big $$ repair then you will feel that you are locked in to fix another one since you invested alot fix the 1st one. Too expensive to be a daily driver beater
Forum: Lexus Vehicles Classifieds 01-06-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By JLAWS
2005 Lexus GS430

Available for sale. $12,650. Rare, 2005 Lexus GS430, Silver Exterior/ Ash interior.
Only 87,000 miles. Fully loaded, Navigation. Sport package with 17" wheels. I am the 3rd owner. Garaged most of...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-06-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By JLAWS
$750 as a trade with all the problems is generous...

$750 as a trade with all the problems is generous for that money pit. Let him trade it. That car is going to the auction and will be someone elses problem
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-16-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
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: 10
Views: 639
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: 17
Views: 1,750
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: 314
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: 1,608
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: 727
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: 306
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: 306
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: 990
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: 1,423
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: 584
Posted By JLAWS
Flux Capacitor mounting hole :)

Flux Capacitor mounting hole :)
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-25-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
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: 2,173
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: 364
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: 453
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: 394
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...
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