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    Andy
  • Lexus Model
    GS300 SE
  • Year of Lexus
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Gloucestershire

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  1. No idea how the doors get deadlocked to start with. Is this a feature you can activate ?
  2. Thanks for the replies. Well, I could not find any other solution than to smash the window! As soon as I had power to the battery the door lock worked with key in the hole and with the remote the key fob. I've never experienced a door lock that wont work with a key until its powered! Replacing the window was fairly straight forward and worst part was clearing up smashed glass. Taped the window up before smashing it but still get loads everywhere. Will replace the battery now.
  3. Hope someone has a magic fix for this. Battery in car is completely discharged on the girlfriends car and key fob wont open the doors. Key fob battery has been changed so ruled that out. The physical key wont open the door either as deadlocked. Tried a break in kit and hooking the lever, lever moves but door not opening due to deadlock I suspect. Tried hooking bonnet lever but hard to see and doesn't seem to open either. Cant see anywhere underneath to connect charger as Starter motor is inaccessible. Had Green Flag out and they cant get into it. I have in anticipation ordered a new drivers window and will smash the glass tomorrow to get in unless someone has another idea?
  4. Anyone know of where to source other than Lexus directly. Bank 2 sensors and Cat are not working according to error codes I have checked myself and had confirmed by local garage also. Lexus want over £1000! I have 2005 GS300 with 107k so £1k for one converter for car of that age and mileage is daft.
  5. 3rd gen GS300 with 98k miles has occasional rough idle on start up as though not running on all cylinders. It clears under load quickly and is very intermittent. Car has been serviced and had new plugs about 6 months ago. No fault codes showing up. It also seems as though the transmission changes to a higher gear too early. i.e to 5th or 6th at around 1200 rpm at modest speed when it feels like it should hold it for longer. No other problems with the transmission and changes seem smooth enough and works fine on sport/manual shift mode. Seems more like electrical gremlins than mechanical. I have a got a slight blow on the exhaust at the very rear but I cant see that affecting transmission or idle at start up. Any thoughts or obvious things to check. I am not familiar with the GS300 engine and it baffles me how a transmission fluid can be 'for life' and I cant check it. Thanks
  6. Shocks ordered Tuesday and have arrived this morning from the USA! Pretty impressive and for half the price of what Lexus wanted. New springs and shocks already to be fitted
  7. Briliant , thanks very much. Just ordered a full set. Way cheaper than with lexus direct even with shipping and taxes.
  8. Just been quoted 175 plus VAT for fronts and £161 + VAT for rears and that does not include fitting. Bonkers. My new Eibachs springs have arrived and thought it made sense to swap out the shocks at the same time. Looks like I'll be going down the import route from the US as well as I can't find any replacements as an alternative to OEM.
  9. I know this has probably been asked a thousand ties but I cant find the right info. Looking for a new set of rims for My newly acquired Mk3 GS300 and need some clarity on offset. Most likely going for 19" with wider rears. 8.5 front and 9.5 rear. What offset can I get away with? standard 17s that are on it are ET40 I believe, so by guestimation I think ET30 for the rears and ET35 for the front fit? Or am I way off on width to fit?
  10. My IS is dead and now scrapped. I have considered a Cayenne and a CLS but they seem over priced inn comparison to the quality of a GS. I used to own a Mk1 GS 300 sport about 10 yrs ago and it was a great buy. I'm looking at 05 GS300 with a view to a few minor mods such as new wheels and small drop. Some advice on wheel / tyre size and offset would be appreciated and the same for some the suspension. Any areas to look out for? Thanks
  11. Thanks. Just had it confirmed that the head will need rebuilding so I think it could be worth dropping in a new engine.
  12. The dreaded bang occured on Saturday. Belt still attached but well worn and it would appear to be the cambelt tensioner that has given up. I'm guessing the result is the same as camblet failure. It's an IS200 sport with c. 140k on it. It's in good condition and I've just had new discs/ pads all round, front wheel bearings just been done and figures it would last me another year. Given that the car's worth £1500 at best do I just wave it goodbye or look to get it fixed? Are new top ends easy to come by, rather than have it stripped and rebuilt? Any suggestions / advice welecome.
  13. Where can I get the little black box gizmo to get my sat nav working ( IS200 sport) with an after market stereo?