kayble

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    John
  • Lexus Model
    GS300
  • Year of Lexus
    2001
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Merseyside

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  1. It'll still have rusty sills...even in the apocalypse.. and when civilisation comes back together, it still fail a MOT! Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  2. I second the recommendation for Tony Banks, took my car there for a full manifold back system, very pleased with it: Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  3. Right, I'm going to be dropping PB, in favour of my own hosting solution. Let's see if this pic of my car, taken today, works:
  4. See - the thing is PB works perfectly fine on other forums I post to. I'm convinced its something to do with the way this forum software is skimming images before the get presented... it made a bunch of images pixelated as all heck in the first page of this thread, never had that happen before either. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  5. GRRRR - this is infuriating! Is anyone else using Photobucket having the same issue as I'm having with 'spacer.png' appearing, instead of the picture you've linked to? now I can't edit the post I've been trying to fix - I've no idea why my images are broken on this forum as they aren't elsewhere 😖🙄
  6. i seem to be having a whale of a time trying to host various of my pictures from photobucket. let's see if these work.. Just to report some more work on the car, this time at the front - to deal with: rusty front crossmember rusty PAS cooling circuit pipework replace a/c condenser that was falling apart - but somehow still holding pressure decided to tackle all of this at the same time for ease. First thing's first, radiator out, aircon degassed and condenser out as well: yep - I'm not fussed about coolant on the floor... ATF lines are plugged to prevent loss - radiator is set aside and PAS cooling circuit is removed. If you click and zoom the image, you'll see the condition of the cross member - which isn't too bad - but was in need of a brush and kurust after best part of 18 years. all wire brushed and kurusted: And primed: And with a couple of coats of body colour: The bottom of the crossmember got the same treatment, and some dynax in the void between the pressed steel parts. Although I didn't take a 'before' pic, take my word that one of the elbows on my PAS cooling circuit was super rusty. Without much hope of salving the part, I did wire brush it - but it was already pin-holed: Solution was to cut it after the rusty piece, and use a longer length of hose to make the connection between the cooler circuit and the rest of the pipework from the PAS pump: I didn't bother trying to bubble flare the cut end of the pipework, the new hose was snug enough - but I did put some edge stripping on the cross member to stop the hose chafing. New a/c condenser: installed in to the car (super easy to get at once the engine radiator is out: With everything put back together and the aircon regassed, the car is cold on demand, and I no longer have to worry about the PAS circuit letting loose at any moment!
  7. First registered 13th Jan 2006 - must be one of the very last mk2s ever made! Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  8. Still looking smart: I think I want to space wheels on front and back by 10mm - otherwise the car is pretty much exactly how I want it!
  9. If anyone is interested, here's what the rear of a GS300 looks like without the bumper on: I wanted to see what condition the rear bumper bar was in. Pleased to see that only minor surface rust was starting - so it's all been buzzed off, kurusted then primed. I've also run some Dynax in the cavity areas; probably overkill, but felt good to do it! Next job is to pull the front bumper off, to gain access to the end of the chasis legs to scrub any rust there, and then do the aircon condenser at the same time - that's easter weekend sorted!
  10. David, Hello from me, I'm a 2001 GS300 owner also in Merseyside (South Liverpool to be a little more precise). Not sure what you mean - you purchased new caliper carriers because one the carrier bolt to the front knuckle snapped?
  11. Can't belive that went for less than £1,200!! If that was as clean underneath as the rest of the bodywork suggests, someone got a bargain.
  12. My 18 year old GS300 with no hybrid is ULEZ compliant. 2JZ or 4 pot w/ hybrid... hmmm let me think. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  13. Have you dropped the sill covers? Would suggest doing so asap, so you can determine condition of the sills. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  14. This GS430 looks like it could be a bargain: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lexus-GS430-SE-Auto-car/202646087794?hash=item2f2ea5e872:g:AgkAAOSwx2Bcp0m9 3 keys and bodywork looks clean. If I was close, I'd go and have a look to see what underneath looks like. To be honest that green cat D car in London is also tempting!