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Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 11-16-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,872
Posted By e-man
Hey guys. I have a metalish sounding rattle...

Hey guys. I have a metalish sounding rattle coming from the center speaker. I read eyekutr's thread where he talked about a metal plate that sits beneath the speaker and the adhesive wearing thin...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 09-20-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By e-man
Why clear tape? Just curious. I already put...

Why clear tape? Just curious. I already put touch up paint on it.

I had the clear bra installed at the Lexus dealer when I bought the car. They'll need to remove the piece that covers the...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 09-20-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By e-man
Advice needed on paint chip (with pics)

Hey guys. 2006 GS 430, with 110,000 miles. The car is in excellent condition, and I have 3M front end protection over the hood, front bumper, fenders, mirrors, pillars and roofline.

I must've...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 08-17-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By e-man
Thanks so much. That's very very helpful.

Thanks so much. That's very very helpful.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 08-17-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By e-man
DIY front bumper removal with pix?

Hey guys. One of my front center parking sensors crapped out over the weekend and I'd like to replace it. I know there's a step by step bumper removal DIY in the main DIY thread, but the pictures...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 08-16-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,307
Posted By e-man
I have the exact same problem as the original...

I have the exact same problem as the original poster. The middle two front sensors are reading solid red. OP, if you're still hanging around the boards, do you have a step-by-step of how to do this?...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 06-12-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,039
Posted By e-man
Kawi -- I traded them back in before the end of...

Kawi -- I traded them back in before the end of the 30 day return period for the AS3's. Wow, those tires handled great, but they were incredibly loud and harsh. I ended up switching the AS3 out for...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-20-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,423
Posted By e-man
Strange ticking noise coming from behind gauge cluster, tied to speed

Hey guys. This started just today. I have a strange ticking noise coming from right behind my gauge cluster. The frequency of the ticking is tied directly to my speed. It begins when I drive off...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-01-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,934
Posted By e-man
Hey guys. Thanks for all the additional info. I...

Hey guys. Thanks for all the additional info. I read the invoice. The belt was $80, the pump was $170, coolant was $65 or so. That's it. There are no additional parts listed. I would have...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-28-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,934
Posted By e-man
So, in reality, what am I supposed to do at this...

So, in reality, what am I supposed to do at this point? I will definitely ask the question, but the invoice is clear -- it reads timing belt $80. There's no way that included any other parts. I...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-28-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By e-man
So did they change the seals? I mean, that's not...

So did they change the seals? I mean, that's not listed on the invoice either.

Sam -- thanks for the link. I guess what I'm looking for is the official Lexus statement on this. If Lexus...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-28-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By e-man
What does Lexus recommend replacing during timing belt service?

This relates to another thread that many of you have already posted on, so thanks for that.

I'm hoping some of you Lexus mechanics out there can chime in because I really don't know the answer. ...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-28-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,934
Posted By e-man
So why the heck didn't they at least ask me? ...

So why the heck didn't they at least ask me? What does a tensioner cost? $50, if that?
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-28-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,934
Posted By e-man
Just checked the invoice. 4 entries -- labor,...

Just checked the invoice. 4 entries -- labor, timing belt, water pump and coolant. No tensioner. I'm not a mechanic. I have all my service done at the dealership. It was time to replace the...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-28-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,934
Posted By e-man
Okay, thanks. I'll ask the question and will...

Okay, thanks. I'll ask the question and will report back. I'll also check my invoice and I'll see if it mentions it. Thanks again.

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Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-28-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,934
Posted By e-man
Water pump yes. Tensioner no. Lexus dealership...

Water pump yes. Tensioner no. Lexus dealership never mentioned anything about the tensioner. Should I be concerned?
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-27-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,934
Posted By e-man
Hey guys. OP here. I had my timing belt changed...

Hey guys. OP here. I had my timing belt changed at Lexus this week, picked up the car today. 2006 GS 430, built April 2005, about to turn 100k miles.

I asked my service advisor to save the...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-09-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By e-man
It's been 2+ weeks since I switched the existing...

It's been 2+ weeks since I switched the existing bulbs from side to side and neither side has gone out since. I don't get it.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-01-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By e-man
Guys -- thanks for all the responses. Really...

Guys -- thanks for all the responses. Really helpful.

It's been a week and a half since I flipped the bulbs from side to side and the problem hasn't resurfaced. I'll take it to the dealer to...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-28-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By e-man
This is what concerns me. I am under CPO...

This is what concerns me. I am under CPO warranty for another 2k miles. If it's the bulb, it's not covered. If it's the ballast or something else related to the functioning of the headlight, then...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-27-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By e-man
Quick update. So I switched the bulbs side to...

Quick update. So I switched the bulbs side to side on Friday night. Of course, both sides have been working fine since then. I'm hoping that the right side will go out (which will confirm it's he...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-24-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By e-man
I'm pretty sure I did it right. I mean, would...

I'm pretty sure I did it right. I mean, would the lights work if the connectors weren't attached properly?
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-24-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By e-man
I should have been more clear. These are the...

I should have been more clear. These are the factory stock bulbs that came with my car. I simply switch them from side to side. And yes, they seem to be working correctly. I just don't remember ever...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-23-15, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By e-man
Switched HID bulbs side to side, now loud buzzing

I thought this was worthy of a separate thread. My left headlight has been going off periodically, so to confirm that it's the bulb, tonight I switched the bulbs from left to right/right to left.
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Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-23-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By e-man
Okay, I just switched the bulbs, but now I have...

Okay, I just switched the bulbs, but now I have this high pitched buzzing noise coming from each light. I seem to recall reading about this in another thread. Does anybody know what the heck this...
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