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  1. Thanks for your feedback. At present Lexus Bradford who did a lot of the servicing work have no record of a belt change. My letters to previous owners from the service history have not had a response and there are no labels or stickers under the bonnet. I am of the opinion that it has not been done so now looking for options. Do it myself or trust it to my usual genius garage man to do it for me. Thanks everyone
  2. Ok thanks for that. As there is no record of the belt being done i have to look at my options. I have contacted Lexus to see if they have centralised records which may show that it has been done but do not expect much luck there. Also asked the markings/make of the belt used in 2005 production to see if it is still the same belt. There must be somebody out there who is is "geeky" enough on Lexus facts to know that?????. Will also try previous owners. Any other suggestions? I bought the car at the right price with 150K on the clock knowing that i may have to do the belt. At this mileage i am assuming that it was done around the 100K mark but if i cannot prove it then i will get it done. Word is the belts are good for 180K but should be changed at 90K so i will need to act fairly quickly. I have garage facilities and my own lift so with the help of U tube i will have a weeks fun sorting it out.myself.
  3. New to this model and want to do the cam belt. Can anyone advise if these are interference engines? In other words if the cam belt goes do the valves hit the pistons or not.
  4. My passion is the old air cooled Porsche marque and i was lucky enough to invest in some a few years ago when reasonably priced. Now retired i have restored them so have plenty of summer fun car experience. I was looking for an everyday car which will not be used much and struggle to find anything i really liked until i saw the SC430. Its 2005 so cheap tax, high miles but with a lot of work having been done to it and in beautiful condition. It was very fairly priced so if it lasts me a few years and goes phut i can break it for spares and get my money back. Happy days.
  5. Hi Jack. What part of Wales is home.
  6. Hello again after a long absence of about 6 years Had a few GS300 cars over the years but got rid of the last one as i purchased a Porsche 944 track car and needed to tow it to my local circuit. Best advice i could get for fitting a towbar and oilcooler was close to 3 grand so the Lexus had to go and did i miss it. Now well retired and not wanting a big cruiser any more i was stuck for what to buy. I do not like modern cars as they all look alike and are boring so what do you get if you want to be a bit different? What could be more different than a Lexus sc430 with everything you could wish for fitted as standard, a style all of its own and a big V8 that burbles along.. Brilliant. Its a black 2005 model ( cheapish tax) and everything works as is the norm with Lexus. Only thing needed is the spare wheel cover in light grey so if anyone has one for sale please email me on I look forward to reading and contributing to the forum in the future peasoup39
  7. Happy Birthday peasoup39!

  8. Spot on found it and thank you very much.. Doctor has just left after fitting me with a neck brace as lying across the cill and trying to focus on the fuses whilst angling the torch in the right direction and removing the fuses has caused a problem. Seriously thanks very much for your help. I do not post much as having had the car 3 years and taking the mileage past 110 k still nothing ever goes wrong with it. Brilliant car. brilliant quality, 40mpg on a run, extreme comfort. OH JOY>
  9. Now here is a simple question. Where is it? After consuming some pepermints ( after a nice cigar of course) a bit of silver wrapping fell into my lighter without me noticing. Next time i plugged in my phone charger the fuse popped. I have looked everywhere for a blown fuse without success. At my pensionable age i know my eyesight is not as good as it was but it cannot be that difficult to find . Can It?
  10. Advice please I currently have a GS300 which is I think the best car around but fitting a tow bar is a bit offputting with costs quoted including the oil cooler of about £3 grand. I am thinking of getting hold of an IS200 estate as a dog carrier and to tow my classic car around. Problem is i cannot see any tow bars listed for an estate so cannot calculate the cost and road tests indicate that the 200 urban petrol consumption is in the low 20's ( I get 30mpg in my 300 around town) Any advice on this choice as to how well they tow etc and where i can price up a tow bar would be most welcome. Peasoup39
  11. I have one of the last systems using a CD rather than a DVD. Upgraded the disc to 2004-2005 version last year which seems to have an aversion to motorways. Set it for Warwick from Swansea and it wanted me to go up through mid Wales, around the North of Birmingham and back down again. Crazy. Set it in Burscough to go to Birmingham and it sent me through Widnes. When ignored and I went onto M6 it kept telling me to reroute back through Widnes. I have checked for settings that could be making it do this like "avoid motorway" but there do not seem to be any such options. Any ideas on why it is doing this. I now tend to route by map and switch on when I am a few miles from my destination
  12. There is a God and a Lexus Guru and I am not sure who to thank the most. Car fired up immediately, brilliant. Question perplexing me now is ;- Why 6 mins? Many many thanks. Peasoup 39
  13. Parked up on Friday, went to start it on Saturday and it was completely dead. Battery it seems had packed up completely. Fitted a new battery and it will not start. Everything operates, engine turns over quickly but not as much as a cough. Is there something I should do? As the battery has been totally disconnected do I have to reset something? I have tried locking and opening the car several times ( even with the key in). I have floored the throttle in case it has flooded but nothing. I need help quick or I do not get to work tomorrow!!!!!!
  14. I must express an interest here as I asked the same question some time ago about converting to LPG. I have not taken advice on single or multipoint but everyone recommended a fast lube system as a must Mileage quoted worries me. I have a light right foot and average 28 min on petrol. On a run I can get 33-34 mpg on petrol. The average drop in consumption varies but is said to be about 10%. To get 18mpg you must be flooring it at every opportunity. When asked Lexus did not want to know about converting and were less than helpful but that you would expect. Has anyone out there suffered engine problems which has been attributed to the gas conversion. I am currently on about 80k miles so its only just run in?????. Saving money on fuel would be dwarfed if a new engine was needed.