Sweet-Tee

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    1998 GS 300
  1. Please provide some feedback: My car is currently at the Lexus dealership due to AC not cooling.... I was informed my A/c compressor is not working and the following items will need to be replaced. I was thinking I just needed to have some freon added what a surprise. ** Lexus *** A/C compressor Drier or dryer Expansion Valve and refill freon for a grand total of $2300.00 minus $550 if the expansion valve doesn't need replacing. ***Toyota *** same as above for $1321.23 minus $150 if the expansion valve doesn't need replacing. Prices above includes labor as well.... I guess my question is, is this reasonable and would you recommend Toyota to do the work? I guess I'm thinking Lexus might be pulling the wool over my eyes , because I am a female and not mechanically inclined. Please advise asap -------------------- Ladylex aka sweet-tee
  2. Please provide some feedback: My car is currently at the Lexus dealership due to AC not cooling.... I was informed my A/c compressor is not working and the following items will need to be replaced. I was thinking I just needed to have some freon added what a surprise. ** Lexus *** A/C compressor Drier or dryer Expansion Valve and refill freon for a grand total of $2300.00 minus $550 if the expansion valve doesn't need replacing. ***Toyota *** same as above for $1321.23 minus $150 if the expansion valve doesn't need replacing. Prices above includes labor as well.... I guess my question is, is this reasonable and would you recommend Toyota to do the work? I guess I'm thinking Lexus might be pulling the wool over my eyes , because I am a female and not mechanically inclined. Please advise asap
  3. Guy thanks for the conformation - you are exactly correct ...... I took the car back to the Toyota place yesterday and he said the same exact thing. At first I was having doubts about what he was saying now I feel much better .....thanks to you. It's almost like you were there listening to the conversation.....
  4. This morning I raise the hood to check oil level and I noticed the long tray located underneath the serpertine belt area has what appears to be oil just sitting there. Could it possibly be the someone fail to place the filter back in correctly during oil change or a bolt is loose? Again as I stated in my previous post the Oil dripping was never there b4. That's why I am 100% sure this occurred during oil change. Please advise
  5. Yesterday I noticed my 1998 GS was dripping oil....... could someone tell me where this possibly may be coming from? I do recall when I purchased the car last year the mechanic at Lexus informed me the oil pan or the oil pan bolt was missing- {I will need to look at my paperwork to be exact } but it never drip oil b4. (fyi: I did not purchase car from the Lexus dealership I just took the car there for a pre-purchase inspection). I plan to take the car to the Toyota repair shop on Saturday- so I was trying to get some additonal info. It's not a lot of oil just drops- however I want to take care of this asap b4 it turns into a major problem..... by the way my car has 89,000 miles Thanks in advance !
  6. Are the Yokohama 550V tires any good? Of course the guy at Sears is saying it's a great tire..... however I have read many reviews about the noise problems , I also read other tires like Michelin have the same issues. This is very CONFUSING :cries:
  7. Thanks SW03ES I really appreciate your assistance !
  8. Time to purchase new tires........ 98 GS300 Could someone please tell me the size tires that come with the car from the Manufacture? ( I am not interested in supping up the car) just the basics. Unfortunately I did not drive car to work today so I can't run out and get the tires size, I want to call around today to get prices and hopefully I can land a great deal Also I currently have Goodyear and I heard Michelin is a better tire could you please confirm that? What should I expect for pricing? Thanks in advance!!!! with your help I know I will sound knowledgeable when I start calling. Lady Tee
  9. I caught a group of guys trying to steal my Lexus car cover :chairshot: , since then I have removed the cover . I would like to put the cover back on to protect paint and seats and etc... however I am somewhat hesitant. My question is : is there some type of alarm gadget that I can attach to the cover somewhere that will make a LOUD sound if someone tampers/ attempts to remove cover? I don't feel comfortable with the anti-theft pouch that remains in the truck, they (meaning thieves ) can easily cut the straps leaving pouch in the trunk & taking cover. Please advise & thanks in advance ! :D
  10. chuckb----- thanks for the correction, I was trying to say I was driving in (4) instead of (D)
  11. In regards to my previous post : I took my car to the toyota service center and the guy informed me I was pulling the gear shift to the left (4) over drive and I needed to be in (D) all the way to the right. I felt very crazzzzzzzzzy because I was driving in over drive and never new it....... I just knew my 98 gs300 was drinking lots of gas, now I can see a big difference in the gas mileage. Now I have to break the habit , every now and then I catch myself going to (4). I feel sooooooooooo much better now..... I knew something wasn't right but could not put my finger on it. Thanks,
  12. I was just about to post the same question.... so I will piggy back on this post I have a 98 Gs300 when when I am at 70mph the rpm is registering close to 4000rpm's which I think is running toooooooo fast (drinking lots of gas). 1)When the car is idle/ stopped the rpm is 900, is that to high? 2)would a tune up correct the problem? 3) is this damaging my engine? 4) Is this something a toyota repair center can handle.( since the prices are sooooooo much better vs the lexus dealership) ? Thanks In advance ;)
  13. I have seen several GS300's with the fog lights on only. I can't seem to get mine to work that way.... Was this tweak to work this way? or is this feature not available for the Gs 98? Please Advise, Thx