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Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-09-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By DMPesso
a 420 is an exhaust leak or a O2 sensor...

a 420 is an exhaust leak or a O2 sensor guaranteed. First check for leaks, if none replace the o2 sensors in bank 1..
Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-09-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By DMPesso
Without even a valet key your only option is the...

Without even a valet key your only option is the dealer or order a key from sewell by your VIN number.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-31-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,185
Posted By DMPesso
Yes DONT bother with the fuel filter. Since you...

Yes DONT bother with the fuel filter. Since you smell gas FIRST check your gas cap and check all your lines for leaks it's definitely leaking if you Gettin that low of MPG
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-28-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,185
Posted By DMPesso
Jesus Christ thats low MPG, probably lowest I...

Jesus Christ thats low MPG, probably lowest I have EVER heard. Things that will cause THIS LOW of MPG are bad gas, air filter, tire pressure, altenator/battery (since you have VSC lights might want...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-24-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By DMPesso
Thanks yea I'm definitely gonna go with OEM I...

Thanks yea I'm definitely gonna go with OEM I have no reason to upgrade Im all stock basically except for a usa spec ipod afalter
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-23-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By DMPesso
Wow I'm so mad I can't believe I got ripped off...

Wow I'm so mad I can't believe I got ripped off for $700 they had me believing it was the hugest job and the engine has to come out when meanwhile they just tilted it
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-22-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By DMPesso
I second that, I am in need of a new alternator...

I second that, I am in need of a new alternator so I would like to know where you went since im in NYC also, I was originally going to get a new one from the dealer with the shop discounted price of...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-22-15, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By DMPesso
I second that! I changed the entire...

I second that! I changed the entire spindle/knuckle in both rear wheels and it did make it drive much better. BUT just FYI these are what you should check if your experiencing vibration.
NUMBER ONE...
Forum: Car Chat 01-20-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,024
Posted By DMPesso
the more I look at this car the more I realize it...

the more I look at this car the more I realize it really is that sexy and easily worth 100k when you compare it to what else is going for 100k now and days. You are really just paying for the looks...
Forum: Car Chat 01-20-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,024
Posted By DMPesso
BMW can thank pot $ for that :thumbup::D

BMW can thank pot $ for that :thumbup::D
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-16-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By DMPesso
Then since you have a CEL without you even...

Then since you have a CEL without you even telling me the codes I can guarantee its the O2 sensors and NOT the cats. Cancel the order NOW and order the O2 sensors from amazon but make sure you get...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-16-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By DMPesso
I never use aftermarket anything on this car...

I never use aftermarket anything on this car except maybe air filters, this car doesnt drive the same when I use aftermarket parts. What do you mean dont get a rebuilt one? Dealerships ONLY sell...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-16-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By DMPesso
I see you have a GS400, is the process exactly...

I see you have a GS400, is the process exactly the same for the 430?
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-16-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By DMPesso
do you have any check engine lights? the O2...

do you have any check engine lights? the O2 sensors can DEFINITELY make the car sluggish! but 90% of the time when an O2 sensor is bad it will throw a CEL.. When did you notice the power loss? This...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-15-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By DMPesso
does anyone know how long the labor will take an...

does anyone know how long the labor will take an experienced mechanic to change the alternator? I want to know what I am getting myself into before purchasing one...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-15-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By DMPesso
I hope you realize you just wasted money. I am...

I hope you realize you just wasted money. I am surprised no one else said this since I must have said this myself at least 7 times to different people. 99.99% of the time its an exhaust leak or most...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-15-15, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By DMPesso
Damn man Im afraid your right. I was having...

Damn man Im afraid your right. I was having problems with the battery and alternator. Sometimes the car wouldn't start but after replacing the battery it felt better but sometimes I do feel like the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-14-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By DMPesso
VSC and VSC OFF lights come on randomly?

What's up evrryone I have an 01 430 with 148k and lately when I turn the car on the vsc and VSC off lights come on and stay on. Then when I turn the car off and back on again it goes away. Does...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-13-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By DMPesso
Out of curiosity what did they charge you to...

Out of curiosity what did they charge you to replace the manifold gaskets because my 2001 GS430 was making an annoying rattling farting sound because air was leaking out the manifold. It was a very...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-30-14, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By DMPesso
Make sure you post on here what fixes your issue...

Make sure you post on here what fixes your issue so anyone else searching this issue can find this thread to save them a lot of money! I hate when people take advice and it fixed their problem and...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-30-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By DMPesso
Oh yea, forgot to mention try cleaning the TB...

Oh yea, forgot to mention try cleaning the TB first. Doubt that will fix it. It usually isnt going to get stuck closed because it's dirty. But you never know it's worth a try!
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-29-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By DMPesso
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Someone should chime in soon about how to test it. But based on your symptoms Im 99.999% positive it's the throttle motor sticking closed. My mechanic told me about this problem a while ago, the TPS...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-29-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By DMPesso
I'm not familiar with the fuel pump and that's...

I'm not familiar with the fuel pump and that's definitely not it. Never heard of anyone HAVING to replace it. The throttle motor however I have heard of causing your exact problems. the plate in the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-29-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By DMPesso
To confirm, you replaced the ENTIRE gas pedal...

To confirm, you replaced the ENTIRE gas pedal APPS SENSOR? The part alone costs around 200 but is very easy to replace. Mine was doing that cutting out while turning when I needed a new APPS....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 12-22-14, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By DMPesso
420

a 420 code is 90% of the time an exhaust leak. Do you hear any farting type of sounds when driving? Make sure you get your car checked out for exhaust leaks before assuming it was the gas. STILL, you...
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