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New owner - GS 300 SE-L (2005)


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Hello,

Bought a Mk3 GS 300 earlier in the week as a family car / commuter / stop gap.

Love it so far.

Just put OEM discs and pads on as there was a bad vibration under braking.  The ones that came off were nearly new Pagids but apparently the GS is very picky and only likes Lexus parts!

Having wheel balance done now and an aircon regas tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing how we get on with it.

Dan

 

 

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39 minutes ago, junglie said:

I might even splash out on a set of floor mats and a boot liner!

Check for the creaky dash issue, most have it but it's fairly easy to rectify.  I drove my GS300 on a European trip doing 2.5k miles in 10 days, often averaging high 30's MPG and very comfortable!

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I was invited by Lexus Derby to the launch of this model and was very impressed with the car, the food and the champagne (I wasn’t driving BTW).

Doesn’t seem to be 16 odd years ago.

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11 minutes ago, The-Acre said:

Check for the creaky dash issue, most have it but it's fairly easy to rectify.  I drove my GS300 on a European trip doing 2.5k miles in 10 days, often averaging high 30's MPG and very comfortable!

Not particularly so but would love to know the fix?

 

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1 hour ago, junglie said:

Not particularly so but would love to know the fix?

 

Just type in GS300 dash creak on YouTube and you'll find it.

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Brakes and wheel balance done.

 

The chap doing the regas says it is fine for now but gas is escaping from the bottom of the condenser where the rubber / plastic seal goes brittle over time. New condenser required but they look reasonably cheap on a quick online search.

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£290 plus VAT to change out condenser and regas.

Picks up and drops off too.

Does that sound reasonable?

 

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