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philip frank

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i have a wholesaler looking for a used gs300 for me. i figure i'll end up with a '98.

i plan to go thru it real good when i get it and change anything that should be checked, changed or replaced.

what should i do first, second, etc.?

when should the timing belt be changed and such?

any advice would be appreciated by a newbie.

philip

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Your timing belt doesn't need to change at 90k miles. Depends on the year, 98 will need to change the spark plugs at 60k miles. We just bought a 99 gs300 for $17k. Good luck with the purchase.

JPI

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Great q- what kind of plugs to use for the GS3? The manual calls for dual tip platinum. I have a 99 w/ 62k and would like to do the plugs myself. BTW I paid 19k for mine. Does anyone have any suggestions for replacing the plugs -it looks very difficult! :unsure:

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JPI, looks like you are a lexus tech? and your shop is in garland? i was an aircraft mech for a few years. tell me more about you and your shop. i'm in ft. worth. maybe i should come visit once i get the car and talk with you about it.

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Hello Phillip,

I used to work for a lexus dealership here in plano. I just open my lexus/toyota last year. Come by and see us.

JPI

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thanks JPI,

i will plan to come visit once i get the car and set some time aside. i tend to do most of my own preventive maint. maybe you can give me some pointers and if i need anything major i can get you to do it.

philip

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