Last post on Sep 14, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#3064 of 3073 Re: CPO 2006 GS300 AWD [vcheng]
Jun 10, 2009 (4:03 pm)
Well, never received the phone call that the sales person said he would do. Oh well, we decided to get a 2010 Camry.
#3065 of 3073 Re: CPO 2006 GS300 AWD [pf2001]
Jun 11, 2009 (4:54 am)
Well, it is no Lexus, but a new 2010 Camry is a fine car nonetheless by the same parent compnay. Enjoy the new car!
#3066 of 3073 Re: GS 300 Bluetooth with Sprint??? [jo2]
Aug 12, 2009 (5:02 pm)
Hello. Just bought a 06 GS 300 yesterday. Have spent the last day scouring all of the manuals and literature trying to learn about the car. My major issue is with the bluetooth......can not figure out how to transfer my phone book and I can not seem to manually add numbers into the phone book. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
#3067 of 3073 99 GS 300 Sunroof Seal & Rear Drain Leaks
Aug 30, 2009 (2:22 pm)
I have a 99 GS 300. I noticed water in the left rear footwell. Investigation yielded the sunroof seal leaking. Further investigation showed the drain port on the left rear side of the sunroof also leaks. I was able to thread a weedwacker line up from the discharge of the drain hose, but when I checked to see if I had unplugged it, it still leaked when I ran some water over that section of the sunroof. How do you (1) replace the sunroof seal & (2) repair the drain tube? If this requires headliner removal, how is that done? Also, how do you replace the sunroof seal?
Sep 18, 2009 (6:41 am)
I have a 1991 Nissan Maxima SP with 108,000 miles and have never changed the transmission fluid, it runs great. I also have a Lexus 1999 GS300 with 65,000 miles, and trying to decide whether I should change T.F.
I have read in a past article that said original T.F. should not be changed. I have followed the Lexus manual and did the timing belt, drive belt, water pump etc., but I'm hesitant on the T.F., any thoughts.
Another problem... occasional surge when pressing gas pedal. I have owned this car for 10 years and have avoided any mishaps, however while having the car in for some work at a Firestone shop one of the mechanics caused the car to surge and hit the side of the building causing major damage which they paid for.
Did or does anyone have a similar problem.
#3069 of 3073 Looking to buy a 2001 Lexus GS 300
May 15, 2010 (11:45 am)
Hello. I am looking to buy a 2001 lexus gs 300 with 94k miles on it. Seems to be in good condition. the 2nd owner has only owned the car since Feb. Any ideas at what types of maintenance this car will be needing in the near future? timing belt, water pump? assuming it checks out ok, is $8500 a good price? person to person kelley blue book is $7950 but no sure if a lexus in good condition goes by KBB. any insight would be greatly appreciated.
#3070 of 3073 Re: Looking to buy a 2001 Lexus GS 300 [chaseallen76]
Apr 23, 2013 (9:26 pm)
2001 GS300 with 75K should be about $7500, but for a good-condition car $8500 is OK.
Have not had any problems with mine except replacing O2 sensor and Mass airflow sensor.
May 02, 2013 (10:43 pm)
A/C starts to smell rotten 5 minutes after turn on.
This is terrible.
anyone knows the fix?
#3072 of 3073 Re: Warranty [wwest]
Sep 14, 2013 (6:34 am)
The GS300 engine is a high-compression engine requiring 91 octane gas. Use lower octane will likely cause premature ignition, incomplete burning of fuel, causing engine knocking, reducing horse power and fuel efficiency.
Incomplete fuel burn will produce more pollutants, eventually fouling oxygen sensors and catalytic converter, which would be expensive to replace.
If the engine can run reliably on cheaper low octane fuels, the engineers would have stated so in the manuals.
#3073 of 3073 Re: Warranty [peterpan99]
Sep 14, 2013 (7:42 am)
The engine control computer automatically retards the ignition timing to compensate for lower octane fuel. Therefore this will protect the engine from damage! That's the reason that Lexus vehicles incorporated this feature in the programing of the computer.