CustomIce

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About CustomIce

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  • Birthday 11/05/1980

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  • Lexus Model
    GS300 Navigator
  • Year of Lexus
    2000
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Flintshire
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  1. Nice work Tim, I have the same model just a few months older. I do have the 2009 DVD in mine....I think...I did look for updates when i bought it and found the same issue as you!
  2. I've just plumbed for another pair of Bridgestone Potenza RE050A XL 235/45R17 97W on mine (older GS300) I last bought a set in December 2015 for the rear. Done probabaly 20K on them, and I don't drive gently. To be honest they are grippy as hell in the dry, wet isn't bad but i tend to behave a little more, getting out of junctions enthusiastically usually doesn't go as planned, but that might just be me. Fuel, bah. Noise, not bad. Cost...£96 ish a tyre, fitted.
  3. Sorry if this is a daft question, but given the issues that the braking system can cause on these cars are you 100% that it is a sensor fault? Dash lit up light a seasonally deocorated felled pine tree can be caused by the well known failure on the braking system, ABS, VSC and other lights lit and a dinging noise if i recall.
  4. Perhaps the new battery weighs slightly less!
  5. Bosch FR78X super plugs

    Got a stonking deal on some spark plugs, Bosch FR78X Super plugs, knowing my GS is likely due a change soon, so took a punt. Got quoted over £80 from the garage just to change the plugs last year, and seeing it shouldn't be a terribly difficult job, decided this might be the cost effective route. Anyone had any experience of these plugs in a Mk2 GS300?
  6. Ran the plate through the app I use for all the family cars (My Vehicle Smart, if anyone is interested) 3 MOT's with advisories, brakes and tyres, mileage stacks up. Phone the Hull Lexus centre and see if they would be willing to give any history on the car, known customer etc? - Tell them you're not after any personal info just want to make sure the car is straight and eveything matches what you're being told / will be told. Did that with my GS and so far so good.
  7. No worries. The ctalx unit does render the CD changer inoperable until you plug it back in. Although I had heard of someone using a Y cable to use both.
  8. Yes! I was about to list it on fleabay, 03 would be worth checking the cd changer connector matches.
  9. That is a bargain. I thought mine was cheap a couple of years ago, 59K 2000 plate, FLSH, clean as a whistle £2400.
  10. Stupid question - Rear freewheel

    Superb, thanks chaps! I had worried that it was some bizzare alignment thing to do with TCS/ECP stuff and turning things with the "brain" off might uncalibrate/***** something up. But yes fluids and heating during towing sounds like the sensible reason for trailering these.
  11. Seeing as you have the 2002 there as far as I know a solution, and it doesn't fit my 2000 as I bought it and have given up. It is a connects 2 adaptor that sits on the CD changer plug on the headunit (ok, so you lose the changer, but iPhone/pod capability way exceeds that surely)I have the CTALXUSB002 which has an Aux audio in and a USB port for a USB drive filled with files. Willing to part with it, I paid £59 for it and would be open to a sensible offer.
  12. Without wanting to sound like a total prat...wait for it. I need to check for the source of a rotation noise on the nearside rear. With a manual vehicle I would normally chock the car, lift it, out of gear and handbrake off. As this is an auto I don't want to bugger anything up, so is it ok to do the same but into N and parking brake off, or will rotating one rear wheel like that screw anything up in the transmission. Really can't afford the time or expense of doing something stupid and breaking it. Train of thought that led me here - relates to towing these cars, i.e you shouldn't unless flatbed or rear lift.
  13. I did see a very sad sight off the A41 roundabout to join the M53 at J5 a few weeks ago as I drove past in my 300. A beautiful GS430/Aristo (JDM tail lights) being lifted by a crane out of the hedge. So maybe one less on the road too now.
  14. Was the driver ok? Heavy car. :)
  15. Good luck, and do let us know the result....and final price, for benchmark reasons of course!