Boddney

New Look For My GS

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They do turn up every now & then on eBay look for gs breakers or spares or repair cars being advertised,

 

In 8yrs of aristo ownership I've probably only seen half a dozen turn up for sale all around £70-£85

 

a few sellers don't like separating the lip from the bumper & charge around £140-160 for complete bumper with lip attached.

 

I have a front & rear lip which I need to try & get copies made

 

 

 

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Off topic a bit but my wife made noises about me spending so much time on my car and hers starting to look a bit like a shed. So today I spent 4 hours on it inside and out. I have to say it looked awesome at the end of it all. Here's some piccys.

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1 minute ago, Boddney said:

Off topic a bit but my wife made noises about me spending so much time on my car and hers starting to look a bit like a shed. So today I spent 4 hours on it inside and out. I have to say it looked awesome at the end of it all. Here's some piccys.

Well done look great, well worth the effort!

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Lookin' good, well done.

 

I hope 'her who must be obeyed' was pleased?

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Thanks all.

Yes, 'pleased' was about it. She just walks past it and says 'that's better, thanks'. It doesn't quite reflect the hours of graft but hey, I enjoyed it.

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Bought these today as my o/s disc got a bit wonky when it got cooked by a sticky calliper slider. Another bargain I think as once again Lexus wanted me to remortgage to have OEM ones and my local motor factor wanted £105.

Time will tell I suppose.

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Well the kit has arrived and REALLY well packed and it all looks pretty good. I'll post again when they're all on.

Anyone ever heard of Comline? I know I haven't.

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Pads and discs fitted. I'm extremely happy with the fit and quality. I know some cheaper pads come with a terrible paint finish or the back plate is out of shape and need a bit of filing to get them to fit nicely in the calliper, but these were lovely.

Time will tell how they fair. The kit seems well worth the low price at the moment.

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Sounds like a bargain, have had awful experience with cheap components previously but good to hear there's still some decent stuff out there without paying for genuine

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Another 'bring her up to date' thing happened this week.

I bought a flip key from fleabay that has a housing that you can just put the old buttons and gubbins straight in to. Only £5. What can I lose I thought, then I found out that everyone wanted £20 to cut the blade. Anyway it had to be done as both my master keys make a cracking sound when I start the car. I've bought some little Lexus mirror stickers too that I'll be sticking on the back to make it more authentic. They'll be here soon.

Bod

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More goodies have arrived. I can't fit any yet as poor old Bolly is filthy at the moment.

New wheel caps and mirror stickers. The stickers came as four set so as I said before the spare went on the new key.

 

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Well, sometimes you gamble and lose. The wheel centre caps didn't fit, but not wanting to admit it, I gave it a hefty push and this is the result. The clip circumference was to big so the fixings didn't fit in the hole and the outer circumference of the actual cap was to small. 

So where it said on the eBay listing 'Fits all Lexus models' it wasn't 100% accurate. Never mind, I'll do it the proper way eventually and paint the ones that are on there already.

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Today was the day to save myself £600 and not buy a new Catalytic converter. This time the gamble paid off and I bought a new lambda sensor from the bay for £34 after the diagnostic machine gave me a code of P0430 'cat 2 working below efficiency '.

Yet again this forum came up trumps and there was a suggestion that it may not be a Cat issue, but the sensor sending incorrect messages to the ECU.

Anyway as you may guess, the cheap part was a little different to the OEM one and the grommet needed swapping over and modifying a little bit, but after that all was well and so far the code hasn't returned. Phew, fingers crossed it stays away.

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Today I thought I'd measure up for some silver strip for the front and rear bumpers as mine were grey but the stripes on the side of the car are silver.

Anyway, as I was doing this I suddenly thought, surely they don't just need a rub like the grill fins did, could they?

So I thinned out some G3 rubbing compound with some water and gave it a gentle rub.

Yes really, for some reason Lexus UK decided to cover up more shiney stuff with a light coat of grey. What amazes me more is that somehow it's stayed like that for near on 14 years without giving up it's secret.

So once again Lexus UK has decided to dumb down part of a beautiful car here, and yet the US market gets to have the shines bits straight out the box. Why? Anyway, pictures.

Bod

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