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Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-27-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By BayAreaLex
Update: The 2100RPM chirping is only...

Update:

The 2100RPM chirping is only occurring when the car is moving (i.e. under light load).

If I just rev the engine with no load, there is no chirping. That makes things harder...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-24-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By BayAreaLex
Just referenced this again... Got my rear driver...

Just referenced this again... Got my rear driver side brake squealing under very light braking.

Need to rip off the pads/rotor and see what's going on.
Forum: 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 02-24-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By BayAreaLex
Still looking.

Still looking.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-24-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,536
Posted By BayAreaLex
Thank you sir. :thumbup:

Thank you sir. :thumbup:
Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-24-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By BayAreaLex
Hi guys, just an update on this. I haven't...

Hi guys, just an update on this.

I haven't had a chance to find the culprit but what I did find is the chirping only happens at a very narrow RPM range of 2100RPM (+/- 50RPM) in any gear. Yes,...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-24-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By BayAreaLex
Not exactly by hand, but by body weight, yes.

Not exactly by hand, but by body weight, yes.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-17-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By BayAreaLex
No, you're talking to someone who ran the combo...

No, you're talking to someone who ran the combo for a long time and had no problems at all. Even after 100K miles when I removed the shocks they retracted smooth and showed no signs of any issues...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-12-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By BayAreaLex
Did you go with Goodyear or some other brand?

Did you go with Goodyear or some other brand?
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-12-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By BayAreaLex
I had these springs with stock shocks. Since the...

I had these springs with stock shocks. Since the spring rate doesn't differ significantly from stock, the factory dampers should be fine assuming they are in good operating condition.

It rode...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-12-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By BayAreaLex
Thanks guys. If it turns out to be a tensioner...

Thanks guys. If it turns out to be a tensioner pulley, does anyone have a Lexus part# available?
Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-12-15, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By BayAreaLex
I’m always skeptical of a “bad rack” diagnosis...

I’m always skeptical of a “bad rack” diagnosis since often the problem is just the rack bushings (or a combination of bushings and tie rods).

If I were you, I would first check the inner and outer...
Forum: Northern California Lexus Club 02-12-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By BayAreaLex
Share Your Norcal Lexus Dealer Experiences

Hi guys,

Since picking up my 2001 GS430 three years ago (bought it with 90K miles and it currently has 115K miles), Iíve had a chance to have my car serviced at three Norcal Lexus dealerships....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-12-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By BayAreaLex
H&R or Ichiba is what I would go with.

H&R or Ichiba is what I would go with.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 02-12-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By BayAreaLex
Hi Pitch Chirping Coming Under Light Acceleration/Load - 2001 GS430

Hi guys,

Iíve noticed a subtle problem with my 2001 GS430 that I am hoping you can help me isolate (the car has 115K miles). The problem has been present for at least a few thousand miles.
...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-06-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By BayAreaLex
When it comes to Megan, the top hats (rubber or...

When it comes to Megan, the top hats (rubber or pillow ball) is not what you have to worry about. Both are extremely durable and you shouldn't have problems with either for a long time. The problem...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-09-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By BayAreaLex
Oh, that time in every young man's life when he...

Oh, that time in every young man's life when he realizes for the first time that his lexus has an open differential LOL
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-07-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 44,392
Posted By BayAreaLex
Is DGR still around?

Is DGR still around?
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-06-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By BayAreaLex
Anytime I experience any clunking or groaning of...

Anytime I experience any clunking or groaning of the drivetrain, very first thing I check is the motor/tranny mounts.

My motor mount was completely split at 100K miles. It caused all kinds of...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-05-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By BayAreaLex
Thank you for the reply guys. Can anyone...

Thank you for the reply guys.

Can anyone elaborate on the "TRD" diff? Is this Toyota or is this aftermarket? Also:

1.) Is this the right part number for a 2001 GS430? TR 41301-JS401

2.)...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-05-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By BayAreaLex
I went with MOOG, no complaints here. Just...

I went with MOOG, no complaints here.

Just make sure you thoroughly grease them via the zerk fitting as they don't come greased.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-03-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,536
Posted By BayAreaLex
They ride great... however I'll admit that the...

They ride great... however I'll admit that the springs are a little too soft for my tastes. I think for a daily driver that isn't pushed hard, the stock Megan spring rate is probably spot on.
...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-02-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By BayAreaLex
Just to update this thread... I was silly to...

Just to update this thread...

I was silly to think that I could lower the car as much as I did and still have the tires wear normally.

I ended up needing SPC adjustable front upper control arms...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-02-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,147
Posted By BayAreaLex
Stay with OEM IMHO guys. I ended up getting...

Stay with OEM IMHO guys.

I ended up getting my OEM motor mounts from Sewell.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-02-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By BayAreaLex
Sorry for not seeing this. I used the FIGS...

Sorry for not seeing this.

I used the FIGS Poly bushings.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 01-02-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,536
Posted By BayAreaLex
Thank you! No immediate plans. I think if I were...

Thank you! No immediate plans. I think if I were to do anything it would be a limited slip diff and some bigger sway bars. But the plan is to just drive it as is for a while.
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