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Hi All,

Im a newbie here as i recently purchased a GS300 mk1 1995 'n', pearl over silver, 112k miles, FLSH.

Im looooving the car but I have a few questions and wonder if someone may be able to help.

1) I have the one key with the press button and a spare aftermarket one. Did the Mk1 have a standard alarm fitted if so am i supposed to have an alarm fob, and if so can i still get one for the alarm i have?

2) I have recently had the oil changed and the coolant changed (yes it is red) by Westfield Motors in Rayleigh who are lexus specialists and also have been my local garage for a number of years now (wifey has a Yaris). I put it in for a change because i noticed the coolant level was low. Since its come back its gone low again and i notice the radiator is corroded at the top and leaking slightly, will i need a new one and if so how much?

3) I'd like to get some touch up paint for the 'Antigua' white and silver. Is it best to get it from Lexus and if so how much, or if it is expensive (wouldnt be surprised) then is it available elsewhere?

4) My heated seats dont seem to get warm?! Im not sure if its my bum keeping the seat warm or the other way round. Should the seats be noticibly warm, if so after how long? If theyre not working, what could be the problem?

Thanks in adance guys,

Great Board!

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Hi All,

Im a newbie here as i recently purchased a GS300 mk1 1995 'n', pearl over silver, 112k miles, FLSH.

Im looooving the car but I have a few questions and wonder if someone may be able to help.

1) I have the one key with the press button and a spare aftermarket one. Did the Mk1 have a standard alarm fitted if so am i supposed to have an alarm fob, and if so can i still get one for the alarm i have?

2) I have recently had the oil changed and the coolant changed (yes it is red) by Westfield Motors in Rayleigh who are lexus specialists and also have been my local garage for a number of years now (wifey has a Yaris). I put it in for a change because i noticed the coolant level was low. Since its come back its gone low again and i notice the radiator is corroded at the top and leaking slightly, will i need a new one and if so how much?

3) I'd like to get some touch up paint for the 'Antigua' white and silver. Is it best to get it from Lexus and if so how much, or if it is expensive (wouldnt be surprised) then is it available elsewhere?

4) My heated seats dont seem to get warm?! Im not sure if its my bum keeping the seat warm or the other way round. Should the seats be noticibly warm, if so after how long? If theyre not working, what could be the problem?

Thanks in adance guys,

Great Board!

Hi Bret welcome your very close to me. There seem to be quite a few Mk1's in the area.

My Mk1 came with a remote fob they keys are just keys no buttons. I found the people at the Lexus place in Progress Rd very helpful.

Yes the Yaris will need a new rad.

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Hi 88b, where abouts are you?

Yeah a friend of mine has a black gs300 in Hockley. I bought this one from a nice chap in Barnet.

Its actually my car not my wifes that needs the rad hence why im asking for the price as i know itll be a fortune.....where do you take your car for servicing etc?

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Hi 88b, where abouts are you?

Yeah a friend of mine has a black gs300 in Hockley. I bought this one from a nice chap in Barnet.

Its actually my car not my wifes that needs the rad hence why im asking for the price as i know itll be a fortune.....where do you take your car for servicing etc?

Rad on eBay £149 i think :D

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Hi 88b, where abouts are you?

Yeah a friend of mine has a black gs300 in Hockley. I bought this one from a nice chap in Barnet.

Its actually my car not my wifes that needs the rad hence why im asking for the price as i know itll be a fortune.....where do you take your car for servicing etc?

I'm in Benfleet. As for serviceing that's what I do, I'm retired now ( got out 20 years early :D ) but I used to be an R&D tech at Ford's. Now I just play with Harley's and a few cars , I got a rad for a neighbours sons Astra last week £43. I've heard nothing bad about Westfields your just paying garage rates, but considerably less than a dealer.

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I notice from your profile youre into guns, dont happen to have been in the Airgun Centre in rayleigh have you ? If so my Brother in Law works there 'Steve' (short bloke...very laid back :) )

Anyway, ill let you know how i get on at westfield.

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Rad sounds nadged for definite. Whatever you do don't be tempted to put radweld into, you can cause yourself nothing but trouble in the future if you do that.

The aristo doesn't come with an alarm, its just possible that the lowest spec lex version doesn't either. If you have little mini microphone looking things on the A-pillars (these are alarm sensors usually) then yes you have an alarm.

Seat warmers if they are working will definitely warm you up. So much so that the first time I used some I thought I was wetting myself. I'm still not overly comfortable with heated seats but this time of year its a bit cold without them. Usually its the thermostat that goes on them. Most haynes say take it to a main agent to change but I think it all depends on where in the seat the thermostat is situated and how much of the leather needs to come off to get at it.

Touch up paint will be available from most places really as its quite an old model. Problem I find with brush on stuff is its too thick and just doesn't blend very well at all. I get stuff mixed for me in a spray tin at a local autofactors. Phone around and you'll find somewhere near you that can do the same.

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I notice from your profile youre into guns, dont happen to have been in the Airgun Centre in rayleigh have you ? If so my Brother in Law works there 'Steve' (short bloke...very laid back :) )

Anyway, ill let you know how i get on at westfield.

Shot guns, I have been in there and bought cartridges from them, they used to be very reasonable.

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