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Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-25-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Steve2424
Burny, so doing this at a Toyota dealer via the...

Burny, so doing this at a Toyota dealer via the flush method is ok for the GS?
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-25-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Steve2424
From what I've read and come to understand about...

From what I've read and come to understand about flushes is that they push sediments/ dirt/ shavings, etc into pockets and corners of the casings which are then mixed within the new fluid once it's...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-25-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Steve2424
I'll look into the Putco bulbs. A friend of mine...

I'll look into the Putco bulbs. A friend of mine had a 3000K kit in his fogs on his G37 and it had the same color effect as you mentioned -- greenish at first with a whitish yellow when fully warmed....
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-25-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Steve2424
If I had the confidence to do this on my own, I...

If I had the confidence to do this on my own, I would. But I would rather have some sort of recourse if something were to go wrong or be done improperly. Lol Maybe in the future



Iridium it is...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-25-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Steve2424
I'm assuming you're in the 70-80K+ mileage range?...

I'm assuming you're in the 70-80K+ mileage range? Only assuming because of the service records you mentioned. I intend on having my throttle body cleaned during my next oil change along with the 60k...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-24-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Steve2424
It could be that you are right at the gear...

It could be that you are right at the gear shifting points going by the MPH stated of when shifting from 3rd to 4th gear, or 1st to 2nd.

Before you start pulling plugs, disconnect your battery for...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-24-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Steve2424
Just saw this post after my last lol. So far my...

Just saw this post after my last lol. So far my car has been good with it's performance -- I've opened it up and it covers ground rather quickly once getting into 2nd and 3rd gears. While I still...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-24-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Steve2424
https://secure.drivers.lexus.com/lexusdrivers/info...

https://secure.drivers.lexus.com/lexusdrivers/info/my-lexus/service/maintenance-schedule.do

^^Found this little gem on a quick google search of the recommended items to address at this mileage...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-24-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By Steve2424
^^ Same here. I am going to have my mechanic...

^^ Same here. I am going to have my mechanic clean this as well when I do a 60K service on my GS. Is there any pitfalls of this process I should tell him about?

As far as the jerkiness, it's...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-24-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Steve2424
You'd be surprised at how much smoother your car...

You'd be surprised at how much smoother your car would sound/idle if the spark plugs were in top shape. Normally I try to change spark plugs every 50K.

As far as the rear diff and transmission...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-24-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Steve2424
YES! This, but I have rarely seen good ones...

YES! This, but I have rarely seen good ones online unless the pictures are just terrible quality. I see a lot of imitations and don't want to get burned. The overlays I've considered but would leave...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-23-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Steve2424
I think he means including the transmission and...

I think he means including the transmission and rear differential service among the other items I stated. I was estimating in the range of sub $800 since my mechanic is a friend. I know his work is...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-23-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Steve2424
Tranny I was considering to do as well, and rear...

Tranny I was considering to do as well, and rear differential -- drain & fill on both, not flush. Coolant and brake fluid I'll have it serviced as well. Also was intending to do spark plugs at this...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-23-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Steve2424
Question Lexus yellow capsules

Can anyone point me in the right direction on where to find reliable Lexus yellow capsules? I'd like to install them in my foglights, but the ones I've seen on ebay or even tried doing a general...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-23-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By Steve2424
Lightbulb 2008 GS350 60K interval

2008 GS350 approaching 60,000 miles by the next oil change. I'm having an independent mechanic maintain my car so should I just apply whatever service interval info is in the owners manual and have...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 02-23-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By Steve2424
The same thing happens to me in colder...

The same thing happens to me in colder temperatures. I notice that the GS operates better in colder temperatures after letting the temp gauge get to the 4th hashmark, and the transmission doesn't...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 01-12-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Steve2424
Maybe the dust plate behind the rotor is pressed...

Maybe the dust plate behind the rotor is pressed against the back of the rotor? When I had my front brakes changed (rotors & pads) the mechanic must have shifted this part and it was rubbing against...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 12-10-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,934
Posted By Steve2424
Clean car all around. Good luck with the move!

Clean car all around. Good luck with the move!
Forum: Suspension 12-10-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Steve2424
All I've done about this has been a wheel...

All I've done about this has been a wheel alignment and wheel balance. It made some difference, but I think the issue may be a dying suspension part. I'll update if anything changes and I notice a...
Forum: Suspension 12-09-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Steve2424
No, it's not lowered at all. I had a mechanic...

No, it's not lowered at all. I had a mechanic friend check my car out and he said everything was fine, BUT my brake pads don't all have their shims in place which he mentioned can give some uneven...
Forum: Suspension 12-03-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Steve2424
Possibly. NY streets are horrible. I'm just...

Possibly. NY streets are horrible. I'm just curious on what the life of the parts typically are from members experience here with the 3GS like struts, axles, and control arms mainly and mileage they...
Forum: Suspension 12-02-14, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Steve2424
Suspension questions

Hi all. I have a 2008 gs350 AWD w/54k miles and I'm wondering what I should look out for related to the suspension. Are there particular parts that wear out by this mileage? I doubt any of the...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 11-27-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Steve2424
Since your car is AWD and lowered, the vibration...

Since your car is AWD and lowered, the vibration is due to the axles (i think) not being long enough to compensate for the drop which creates the vibration you feel. Some people here experience it...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 11-22-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Steve2424
If you have ML, near the tape deck portion of the...

If you have ML, near the tape deck portion of the head unit it will say Mark Levinson. If not, then it's the stock sound system. Curious for this as well as I'm contemplating an upgrade also. Let us...
Forum: GS - Third Generation 11-21-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,780
Posted By Steve2424
Nothing yet. Until Toyota/Lexus finds a remedy,...

Nothing yet. Until Toyota/Lexus finds a remedy, we're sitting ducks. This may be a very isolated incident, but I'm curious what the outcome would look like if someone experienced the issues detailed...
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