Deet27

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About Deet27

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  • First Name
    Dietmar
  • Gender
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  • Lexus Model
    Gs300
  • Year of Lexus
    2003
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Antrim
  1. Got it sorted But dont know what it was that fixed it. This is what I did today. Any connectors I checked were clean and had no corrosion. Removed the EFI relay and tested for operation. Check the Crankshaft position sensor and was withing spec, Tried to check the camshaft position sensor but could not get the plug off so Started to take the inlet manifold off for access, just gave up and put it back on. As I got it to fire yesterday with Easy Start I wanted try again with the wife starting car and me spraying (in bursts) Easy Start in to see I could get the car to tick over/run for a few seconds. Reconnected battery, reset immobiliser, opened the throttle body butterfly, sprayed in easy start and it fired up again ran for a sec then died. (did this a few times same result). I could not get it to run any longer as every time wife touched accelerator pedal it would bog down and die(No flow pass the MAF sensor possibly as i had the inlet pipe disconnected?) I could hear the fuel pump priming but decided to connect a 12v supply to the pump (it ran continually for the time I had it connected 10 secs or so) sprayed easy start and fired ran for a sec cut out. Reconnected the wiring for the fuel pump, Sprayed easy start into throttle body, reconnected inlet pipe and it fired and ran fine for a few mins. Car has ran fine all day, multiple starts covered 100 miles no issues, baffled on what the cause was, one of the connectors that was unplugged and reconnected? still think it was a fuel issue as car started with Easy start. Any thoughts?
  2. Thanks for the Reply, The Immobiliser light is going off after i have reset after battery disconnect No error codes as i have had to recharge my battery after a few attempts at starting. but I have checked if any error codes are there before i have removed battery. is there anyway of testing them?
  3. Hi all, just a quick update, Got the Battery Load tested yesterday and was told although a bit weak my problem would not be the battery. Checked the resistance of the fuel pump which was in spec, Took the fuel pump out and checked for fluid flow. (shot out a good 2ft, Not able to check Pressure) checked power to pump is good and you can hear it prime after a failed start attempt. Checked Timing Belt and timing marks all good Checked resistances of Throttle Position Sensor and Throttle Control Motor and both withing spec. I did get it to start and run for a sec or two using Easy Start so fairly confident its a fuelling issue. Really stuck on this one any input would be appreciated. Many Thanks
  4. Hi all looking some help, 2 days ago went to start the car, it seemed to fire once and died. Tried to start again and is just cranking. I’ve had the car 3 yrs now and this has happened a few times but for different reasons. (Like to give as much info as possible sorry if not relivent) 1st time I drained battery as just bought car and sat with alarm on for a month, charged battery up and had to reset the immobiliser. 2 &3rd time did an oil change and car would not start the following day. (On both occasions I was low on fuel and assumed that was an idiot for getting so low) but after putting fuel in engine started fine. now this time, I stupidly let battery run flat last week after leaving the interior light on. After a charge overnight car has been been fine but after not using car for a few days (I don’t use alarm, just lock with the key) I went to start car (-1°c) fired once and died. Cranked a 2 to 3times and battery was discharged, charged overnight and again after resetting immobiliser (20 mins ignition on) cranked 2 to 3 times battery dead. Charged overnight again and with another car boosting still wouldr not start and died after 2 to 3 try. Confident my battery needs replaced so I’m replacing tomorrow. The battery I have is a Bosch S4 027 (70Ah 630a). My local motorfactors replacement is a 68AH 540a 030 will that do? I’ve previously thought my fuel pump was on it’s way out and if it is what options do I have?. I know I can order from rockauto for £50 ish but it will take 2 weeks and I really need a replacement quicker than that, are there anyother cars that are suitable? Many thanks
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    Rockauto Parts

    Hi all need to replace both Front Lower Ball joints on my 03 Lexus GS300 and will be ordering from Rockauto which i have done plenty of times before(Denso Parts etc). I live in the UK and am unsure of which Make/Manufacture of suspension parts are good. Prices are for the pair delivered to the UK. Ultra-Power £32/$42 (Warehouse clearout) Daily Driver Mevotech £57/$75 Beck/Arnley £60/$79 Acdelco £74/$97 Premium MAS £56/$74 Moog £60/$79 Obviously I would like to buy the cheapest but dont know which ones to avoid, confused on why the Premiums are cheaper than the daily driver. Any advise would be appreciated.Many thanks
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    GS300 Mk2 Wheels / Tyres

    Looking a bit of Feedback/Advice, Cracked one of my aftermarket alloys the other day and looking to get a set of OEM. My understanding is that the MK2 GS300 originally came with:- 225/55/r16 (16x7.5J) or 235/45/r17 (17x8J) with offset ET45 Mine are 245/45/R18 (18x8.5J) My preference would be to replace with Mk3 IS250 standard alloys as they were fitted originally with 225/45/R17 or 235/45/R17 (17x8J ET45) and should be a fairly straight swap I have managed to find a set of MK3 GS300 225/50/R17 and the wheel is 17x7.5J ET45? I have 3 concerns about these alloys that I would be really grateful for any advice. Has anyone ever fitted these? Do they look ok? My intention would be eventually to replace the tyres with 235/45/R17 and with the 7.5J would the tyre look proportionate? Many Thanks
  7. Changing the Transmission Oil Filter on my 03 GS300, The gearbox is starting to whine when in Drive and Reverse (sounds like a Power Steering Pump that is struggling like on full lock) gets quieter when gearbox oil warms up. Think the Filter might be restricted, nothing to loose by changing filter as car has done 185K Miles. (Drain and fills done at 136k,160k and 180k). Car shifts through gears fine. Went to Lexus and was quoted £95 for a filter and the parts guy was unable to find a gasket for the Pan, I've order a Filter and a Rubber Gasket from Rockauto £22 Delivered https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=478553&cc=1416596&jsn=9 I was checking the service manual for Torque settings for the pan and noticed that Lexus uses a Tube of Red Silicone to seal the pan. Part no 08826-00090 (replaced by 00295-01281) @£32 Delivered from USA How important is it that I use the Toyota Sealant or will the rubber Gasket be adequate?
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    Fuel Pump issue?

    From what i can recall no throttle, don't usually touch the throttle when starting. It was behaving it was like the immobiliser had kicked in. (I did not disconnect battery) Fuel filter has not been changed since I have had the car 136k to 183k Miles, on My to do list. When it started it spluttered for 10 secs or so then ran correctly, done 10k miles since and not had any issues or no starts since. The only thing that I have noticed is on the very rare occasion (5-6 times over 3 months ) when I have come to a full stop in drive the idle seem to be low like it was about to stall (450rpm ish) put it into neutral and revs pick up to 600 ish tap the throttle and it revs fine.
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    Fuel Pump issue?

    Strange one this is, a few months ago I did an Engine Oil and Filter change as I have done many times before. Run Car to warm oil, Drain oil, Change Filter, refill with oil, run car and recheck/Top up The following morning started car it fired and died immediately, worried it was Timing Belt I checked it and was fine. Looked around the engine bay to see if i had dislodged a pipe or connector after doing the oil change and all seemed fine. Wanted to check the fuel pump but could not get the seat up. The engine was spinning at a good speed but not firing only tried for 5-10sec I was low on fuel as the light had only just come on but was sure I was not empty. Put two cans of petrol in the tank (10ltrs ) and after a few splutters fired and started. Come to the conclusion that I am an idiot for running out of fuel This morning same happened again, Started car, Fired once and died. Tried starting again just turning over not firing. Im not a person to keep cranking over the car when there is obviously something wrong. Used the wifes car as did not have the time to start mucking abut with the Lexus. About ¼ tank of fuel and I did a oil & Filter change yesterday. Got 5ltrs of fuel as the Fuel gauge might be wrong, again checked all around the engine and Timing Belt all good, Put the fuel in and after 5-10sec of cranking started to splutter and started. I find it odd that this has happened both after doing an oil change. My Gut feeling is that it might be the signs of the Fuel pump starting to go, does that seem likely signs/behaviour? Its difficult to know as when you switch the ignition on the Brake Booster will prime twice so you cannot hear the fuel pump priming Regards Dietmar
  10. Seen a quite a few old forum messages about using Transmission Oil Type i-v but the service manual states Power steering Fluid Dextron 2 or 3. Both the Forum messages and the service manual are over 10 years old. What type of Power Steering fluid should I use?
  11. Think your right, I recall reading myself that very expensive adding a Tow Bar to 2nd Gen GS300 for towing due to having to add an Transmission Cooler. Im not looking to Tow a big trailer or caravan just something like a tow bar Box (think it is only able to hold 50Kg) Just looking a little more storage http://www.handiworld.com/handioffers/handiholdall-handirack-handiduffel-orange2.html or https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thule-EasyBase-Carrier-Base-Bar-Mounted/dp/B001N3L47Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1464644619&sr=8-2&keywords=towbar+box
  12. Cheers for the response. Just contacted the seller and the part is not suitable for the 2nd Gen Gs300. They said that Lexus don't do/have discontinued roofbar for this model
  13. Hi all looking some help/info. I am looking to start camping and have realized that it wont all fit in the boot, So started to look at Roof Racks and Tow Bars but none seem to be available. There is a few forum posts from a number of years ago about Tow Bars but seem to be custom made and very expensive. Has anyone come across this and can point me in the right direction? Many Thanks Deet
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    Wanted Front Caliper Carriers 2nd Gen GS300

    delete Please, Ordered from Rockauto
  15. Looking for both front Brake Caliper Carrier Brackets for my GS300 03 Regards Dietmar