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Please visit the sticky'ed version of this thread at the link below which is regularly updated with new DIY's and other useful information.

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Hi all,

I recently bought a 98 GS 300. I have loved these cars from the beginning. I was very please to find this forum, quite by accident to be exact. I found a clip of Automanís GS, nice ride by the way, when researching Lexus models and he mentioned CL in the clip. I located the site and joined that day, about a month now. I would like to thank everyone for all the information that is provided from this site. Everyone is very knowledgeable and also so willing to help. I have contacted Wringo since he lives close to me in Central Florida and can't wait to meet him, moreover to see his car. Thanks Wringo for answering all my questions. I hope my schedule changes in the near and I can make it to some of the local club meets. I never planned on doing any mods to a car I think is beautiful stock but after looking at many of your cars I know that I will.

I have compiled some threads from this site that I think will be helpful to many new guys looking for answers like I am. Thanks to all the members who answered by no means I am taking any credit for anything so I apologize in advance if I offend anyone for using their thread.

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MANUALS:

Service Manual:

Supra JZA80 Work Shop Repair Manual TSRM:
http://turbosupras.com/pages/en/page...al/a80tsrm.htm

GS300 JZS160 / JZS161 Work Shop Repair Manual TSRM:
http://bahamutcars.free.fr/workshop/...nts/index.html

GS430/300 Service Manual:
http://bahamutcars.free.fr/workshop/...nts/index.html




WEB SITE LINKS:

JeffTsai DIY projects:
http://www.projectgs.com/diy/

JeffTsai Video:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...ing-a-2jz.html

Banangs DIY page:
http://bananags.grantham-international.com/

Lexus LS DIY that may apply to GS:
http://www.lexls.com/

2carpro Great site for repair information:
http://www.2carpros.com/index.htm

Wheel bolt pattern reference:
http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse...._Reference.cfm

VVTi Oil control valve filter should be inspected at 100,000km service:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...ve-filter.html

VVTi 2JZGTE Facts, differences and conversion information:
http://www.supraforums.com/forum/sho...ht=aristo+vvti

Why Twin-ground electrode spark plugs are required:
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/ar.../t-103112.html

HID information:
http://www.kbcarstuff.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=27

SRT high flow intake system with race ECU:
http://www.swiftracing.com/SRT/item.aspx?id=5



BRAKES AND SUSPENSION:

Spring replacement:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ht=replacement

L-Tuned suspension:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...hlight=L-Tuned

Steering rack bushing replacement:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=246613

Lower Ball Joint DIY :
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...nt+replacement
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...wer+ball+joint

Brake pads replacement:
http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/brake/

TRD Sway install DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sus...many-pics.html

Spring/Shock reference:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=276772

Jack placement:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...highlight=jack

Rear Lower brace install:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=279353

Bleeding brakes DIY:
http://www.lexls.com/tutorials/brake/bleeding.html

Brake caliper paint DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...light=wet+sand

Supra TT brake upgrade DIY:
http://planetsoarer.com/suprabrakesI...akeUpgrade.htm

Hub centric rings for G35 wheels to fit GS:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=312939

Rear brake grinding repair DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sus...ggestions.html




ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION:

CEL Codes:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=323956

DIY Starter replacement GS 400:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...=starter+gs400

DIY Starter replacement GS300:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...-99-gs300.html

Transmission flush:
http://www.amsoil.com/faqs/ATF_and_F...Procedures.pdf

Power Steering fluid flush:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ht=replacement
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=267774

Transmission cooler:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ghlight=cooler
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...mission+cooler

TB coolant bypass:
http://sr1.clublexus.com/forums/show...coolant+bypass

Header install:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=219863

Turbo install:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=270853

Head Gasket replacement:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=278212

Spark Plug replacement GS 300:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=116654
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...valve+body+diy

Spark plug replacement GS 400:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ight=sparkplug

Skid plate DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-2nd-gen-1998-2005/86621-skid-plate-project.html

Timing belt replacement:
http://mkiv.com/manual/manualtt/timi...t_replacement/
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ub+replacement
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=324483

Fuel system upgrade; fuel return line:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=286338

Valve body DIY modification:
http://www.importperformancetrans.co...structions.pdf

Custom methanol DIY :
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...light=methanol

LSD installation:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=250495

Alternator replacement:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ght=alternator

Change differential oil DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=289206

SRT intake ECU wiring diagram DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=297386

Replacing GS300 02 sensor Bank 1 sensor 2 code PO141 DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=291011

O2 sensor replacement:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ht=replacement

MAF sensor cleaner DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=293236
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=345147

Swapping rear differential DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=318527

AFC Neo install DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=319273

Air filter change drop in DIY GS 4xx:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ght=air+filter

Charcoal Cannister replacement GS430 DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=324218

Serpentine belt GS 430 DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=347295

Power Steering filter install DIY:
http://eturkov.blogspot.com/2008/10/...ine-power.html
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...r-install.html

Steering Tensioner Adjustment (Vibration @ 60 MPH) DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...djustment.html

CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner Info:
http://www.crcindustries.com/auto/co...x?S=Y&PN=05110

DIY intake for GS300:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/per...for-gs300.html

VVT-i: It's All a Matter of Timing
http://blog.lexus.com/2008/02/vvt-i-its-all-a.html

Valve Stem Seal Replacement Guide DIY:
http://www.supraforums.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=367794

Hood Latch replacement cable DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...placement.html

Timing Belt Replacment Video
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INTERIOR:

Radio settings:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...agnostics+Mode

Speaker replacement 4 inch.
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=104283

Radio removal:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...=radio+removal

Aftermarket radio installation:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=281411

Cabin filter DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=199503

Servo motors replacement DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...ml#post4121280

Dome lighting DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...=139725&page=4

Avic D3 installation:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=286180

Sub replacement DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ight=kicker+10
http://bananags.grantham-internation...DIY/rear_deck/

Aftermarket sub replacement DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...nd-gen-gs.html

Factory Car Stereo Repair:
http://www.carstereohelp.com/

Climate control lights DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ht=radio+light

Change radio display color DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ht=radio+light
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...&highlight=DIY

Bluetooth installation:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ight=Bluetooth
http://home.kc.rr.com/colchester/pho...%20install.doc
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ight=bluetooth

Fiberglass trunk sub trunk DIY:
http://www.a4mods.com/index.php?page...es/subbox.html

Door lock actuator DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=289839

Hardwiring radar DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...rdwiring+radar

Lower door molding replacement:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...r+door+molding

Instrument cluster removal:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ht+out&page=10

Headrest monitor install DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...216#post606216

EDFC coin tray install DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...183#post606183

Clicking moon roof repair DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ht=deaden+roof

Reducing door wind noise DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=332477

Sunroof rattle fix DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...sunroof+rattle

Sticky window repair DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=391314

Aftermarket Radio install GS 300 DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=354458

Cleaning/Changing cabin temp sensor DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...mp-sensor.html

Chrome shifter bezel ring install DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...ezel-ring.html

Wind noise missing boby plugs DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...ss-window.html

Center console bulb replacement DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...ator-bulb.html

Sunroof Motor Replacement
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...oof-motor.html

Telescopic Steering Wheel Repair
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...c-wheel-2.html


EXTERIOR:

TTE Lip install:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...TE+lip+install

Factory HID bulb replacement:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-2nd-gen-1998-2005/40979-instruction-for-factory-hid-bulb-replacement.html

Stripping grille:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ight=stripping

Buffing headlights:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=273145
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/aut...00-plastx.html

HID retrofit:
http://sr1.clublexus.com/forums/ligh...-gs-300-a.html
Need to register for this but worth it HID retrofit:
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/view...69d9ddbb1506e8

Headlight cleaning:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=267579

OEM HID install DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/lig...ling-hids.html

Rear fender shave DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=278551

Fender shave DIY:
http://www.southsideimports.net/foru...ead.php?t=7445

L-Tuned side installation:
https://www.clublexus.com/gallery/sh...8&ppuser=13362

Headlight removal:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=174247
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...threadid=41770

Fog lights mod DIY:
http://cliffud.com/lexusdiy/fogmod.htm

Disabling day running lights:
http://bananags.netfirms.com/GS_DIY/DRL/

Debagging DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=288407

Paint touch up and wet sand:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...paint+wet+sand

Another HID retro GS DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=284557

LED tail light install DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...ht=DIY+install

Clay Bar DIY:
http://autopia.org/forum/guide-detai...-cleaning.html

Clear side marker install DIY:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2671180/2

Clear tail light install DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=359802

Fiberglass repair DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...82#post3364282

H&R spacer install DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=349392

Rear bumper removal DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/sho...chrome+molding

License plate and Dome light LED DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/lig...ml#post3886954

HID reference:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/lig...omparison.html

Lexus center cap mod for non-Lexus center caps DIY:
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...entercaps.html

Replacing Door Handles/Chrome Door Handles Upgrade
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...-assembly.html

Door Lock Assembly
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...-assembly.html

Headlight / Bumper Removal with Video
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-...ice-etc-3.html


Hope this can help someone.
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Holy crap this should be a sticky, man for a first post. You are going to be a great asset to this forum. Oh yeah welcome!, where is the pic of the car.
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Unfreaking believable. After 1 post, he should be made a moderator. LOL. Welcome to Clublexus, your probaly one of the first to actually use the search function. LOL.
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Nice job and welcome!

I just happen to be working on the FAQ today and have some of these bookmarked but will add many of the rest!
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Thanks for the welcome.
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Holly cow!!! 3 posts, and this???? Man, you're the man! This should deffinately be a sticky.. WELCOME!
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Nice way to blow me away .......... One hell of a First post. I think I'll give up giving advice and just send everyone to you. You keep this up and you'll be a walking dictonary for Lexus.

Keep up the good work .......... welcome to the Lexus world.
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Thanks for the kind words.

ssaristo sorry for your loss. Hope your friend’s girl is doing better.

DaveGS4 please use these links for the benefit of this site. That was the intent. I have read so many threads, you are a great source of information. I hope to learn from your experience as well as the other who have been here a while.

Thomas Quinn lol I just did some searches for my own use and thought I would share them with everyone.

Thomas Quinn lol I just did some searches for my own use and thought I would share them with everyone.

lx4lifeI will post pics soon it is just stock now and will be like that for some time. I just felt like I was using this site and not giving anything back. You all are the assets; look at how helpful this site is for everyone.

Thanks again to all and I will continue to add when I find other helpful links.
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Awesome, thanks for posting!
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WOW!! Great addition to CL!!! Welcome!!

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Holy crap this should be a sticky, man for a first post. You are going to be a great asset to this forum. Oh yeah welcome!, where is the pic of the car.
I agree.. SOme useful info in those threads.. Welcome to CL.. Glad you can hook up with wringo.. Very cool guy and a great looking car..

Mods.. Please make this a sticky..
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First let me start by saying WELCOME nsf0607 From the look's of your skill's you are going to be a HUGE asset
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showoff!! j/k!!

Awesome first post bro...welcome to the family, and thanks for compiling all that info for the rest of us
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NSF: Welcome to CL! Awesome job with your contributions already!
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