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Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 07-28-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Steve2424
So far no residue or coolant visible under the...

So far no residue or coolant visible under the pump. Since I already bought a new pump and going to order a idler pulley/thermostat & housing seals I'll just have it changed since my mechanic will be...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 07-27-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Steve2424
If I've had the car running for a while the noise...

If I've had the car running for a while the noise eventually subsides -- albeit to a lower decibel sometimes or altogether.

On the topic of the water pump: Are there any telling signs aside from...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 07-27-16, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Steve2424
Thanka for the replies guys. Put me at ease...

Thanka for the replies guys. Put me at ease knowing I'm not necessarily staring a blown engine in the near future. The pulley is most likely the culprit for the noise and will get it inspected and...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 07-26-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Steve2424
Where exactly is the water pump located? I've...

Where exactly is the water pump located? I've seen diagrams but when actually looking under the hood I think I may have incorrectly assumed where the water pump is located. On the sheet metal at the...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 07-26-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Steve2424
Thanks for the quick reply! The fluid my mechanic...

Thanks for the quick reply! The fluid my mechanic will handle. The idler pulley is another part I assume I have to purchase in conjunction with the thermostat?

As a sidenote: What I am hearing is...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 07-26-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Steve2424
Water pump replacement

Hey guys. I decided to buy a new water pump since my car is at the mileage where it's recommended to be replaced -- currently at 76,000+miles. I bought the Aisin water pump off ebay ($110) which came...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 05-27-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Steve2424
^^^ LOL The dealer by me seemingly advised...

^^^ LOL

The dealer by me seemingly advised against any transmission servicing. I can try another Lexus dealer located either in Long Island or New Jersey since those are the next available...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 05-27-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Steve2424
Should've mentioned that lol. 2008 GS350 awd. ...

Should've mentioned that lol. 2008 GS350 awd.

What's the options on that one you're looking at?
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 05-25-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Steve2424
Ensure maintenance has been kept up on it as far...

Ensure maintenance has been kept up on it as far as oil changes, recalls. Also make sure the maintenance interval aspecs have been accounted for -- plugs, hoses, belts. Inspect the water pump -- if...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 05-25-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Steve2424
Check Rockauto.com or MyLparts.com Start...

Check Rockauto.com or MyLparts.com

Start there. Not sure if these parts are available thru them and only dealer ordered, but better to try avoiding a price gouge first lol
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 05-25-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Steve2424
Where is this guy? Lol I would prefer to...

Where is this guy? Lol

I would prefer to have a drain & fill done versus a flush as I would imagine the fluid being passed thru the unit via a flush would create sediments and metal shavings to...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 05-24-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Steve2424
The unicorn that is changing the tranny fluid...

Some sarcasm to the title, but I've asked my local Lexus dealer (Bay RIdge) if they can perform a drain & fill of my transmission fluid. My car is approaching 75,000 miles and this has never been...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-23-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Steve2424
The 5th photo looks as if it's right off the...

The 5th photo looks as if it's right off the showroom floor. So shiny
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-23-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Steve2424
How do the struts and strut mounts look? Also,...

How do the struts and strut mounts look? Also, did you get a wheel alignment done after having the work performed? I'd look at the first query, and then have the second one done if it wasn't.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-18-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By Steve2424
Thank you everyone for your replies ...

Thank you everyone for your replies :thumbup::thumbup::D




Thanks for mentioning this as I would have made a rookie move since not doint this for quite some time to my cars



Genius on...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-09-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Steve2424
For the interior leather, I use a damp...

For the interior leather, I use a damp towel/microfiber cloth and use that to wipe any dust/residue off the seats first -- not too wet as I don't want the weather to dry out. Then I use Lexol's...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 03-09-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By Steve2424
Headliner in 08 GS needs a cleaning

Hey All,

Upon giving my headliner a thorough look over, I found it needs some intensive cleaning TLC. What's a good cleaner you guys would recommend for the headliner fabric? I was thinking of...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 02-01-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Steve2424
Unfortunately not, and since it doesn't have a...

Unfortunately not, and since it doesn't have a dipstick to measure the fluid itself it becomes more a game of proactive maintenance. Have your shifts gotten better/smoother?
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-27-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Steve2424
BTW I forgot to mention that my car has the ML...

BTW I forgot to mention that my car has the ML system which is why I don't recall seeing any extra wiring.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-26-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By Steve2424
Why wouldn't they replace the filter after...

Why wouldn't they replace the filter after changing the fluid? That makes no sense (on the dealer's part)..
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-25-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Steve2424
I lol'd at your name dude, creative. What sound...

I lol'd at your name dude, creative. What sound system do you have, Mark Levinson or the stock sound system? If you have the stock system, my guess would be it's additional wiring for the ML amp and...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-25-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Steve2424
In your cluster, the AFS light doesn't pop up...

In your cluster, the AFS light doesn't pop up when you press the button from within the drop down console?
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-19-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Steve2424
Very creative man! I like the last pic -- kinda...

Very creative man! I like the last pic -- kinda like a panda lol but looks great. If you glossed the wheels, it would make the white "pop" more in my opinion, but it's your car. Great work overall...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-19-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Steve2424
IF you intend on having the car serviced by your...

IF you intend on having the car serviced by your local Lexus dealer, why not inquire with them what aftermarket warranties they accept? Or see what they're familiar with. Just be mindful that a lot...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 01-19-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,539
Posted By Steve2424
Yeah. A member here was doing a drain and fill...

Yeah. A member here was doing a drain and fill with each oil change over the course of a year, which amounted to about 4 procedures done within 12 months. I normally do my oil changes around every...
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