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 Servicing-Costs and Quality, Cambelt replacement & Servicing Costs
Black Tez
Posted: Feb 10 2006, 09:47 PM


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3S-GE cam belts are supposed to be done at 5 yrs or 100,000km. I've just had mine replaced 'cos I'm at 70,000k's and 5 yrs, and had to have the water pump replaced as it was leaking (a 3S-GE weakness I'm told). Having the cam belt replaced while the water pump was off meant no additional labour cost for the belt. Idlers and tensioners were all ok at 70,000km.

I now have the Torsen diff fitted, and went for a play in the rain last night w00t.gif w00t.gif ninja.gif - sooooo much fun


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Posted: Sep 17 2006, 04:40 PM


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Black Tez - How many hours labour did they charge for to do cambelt and waterpump?


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Posted: Sep 21 2006, 03:08 PM


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This thread is a definite help - I'm sure i'm not going to a Lexus Service centre for my 80K service which is due soon, specially when I don't have any warranty left and the car is 4 years old. Probably will give ISMR a try as i have only heard good things about that place.


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rorz
Posted: Sep 25 2006, 05:19 PM


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QUOTE (Thunderbird2 @ Oct 30 2004, 07:47 PM)
they know about the manual gearbox leather boot rattle that the manuals often get as well. This is an easy DIY fix though.


How easy is this to fix its driving me nuts!!

Has anyone had their cam belt replaced? Did they charge the earth?
devo
Posted: Oct 4 2006, 06:21 AM


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hi guys and girls you are better to keep your money in your wallet as all motor warrantys are vold after 100,000kms or any mod's anyways and ive not heard of a altezza that has not made it to over 100.000kms yet ,unless you forget about it or something. just keep good oils in motor,trans,and diff.and check air,oil,filters and plugs, but other wise the NZ MTA Consumer's gride said that the avg cost is better keeped it in your wallet as the cost of a service on these cars or motor warrantys that they sell you are a rip off. if you did a service every 10,000kms and some sooner you could near buy a new car at $200 to $700 each time for a service, man these car's are getting 250,000 to 300,000kms before they need motor work they are one tough motor but like all things they do stop sometimes and you need the work shop but hay you will have a few k in your wallet to play with. and if you change your filter with even a T.R.D one then it still volds warranty only cause it happend to me at toyota.
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Posted: Oct 4 2006, 06:44 AM


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QUOTE (D.S BLACK IS @ Sep 20 2006, 10:39 PM)
hey fellas i am a qualified mechanic. i worked for toyota for five years then went to a privately owned work shop. the dealerships will rip you off and dont always do the best job shop around for you services if you get your book stamped you wont loose you warrenty. and any one in coffs needs good work done give gav bullivant a call.

Hear Hear like the guy says they rip you off. thats what iv;e just said about the service cost's. Costs me no where as much to have her fixed as i do most of it myself at home only if something i could not be fixed would i take her in, but nothing has gone wrong with her as yet. Heres my cost of a cam belt,water pump, plugs and leads plus earthing sys that i put on i changed my oils,motor,auto box, all filters and......

Cam belt $40

cam belt idler $45

cam belt tensoner$54

Water pump $115

plugs-$50 leads-$95

oil change & filter $70

autobox trans fluid $40

trans filter $38 seems to be far cheaper then toyota. go to www.Consumer.nz/mta/service
rorz
Posted: Oct 15 2006, 05:30 PM


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Just got my 150k service done up at Lexus of Brisbane. Was lucky to get there when I did! The timing belt had shreded itself (some how managed to move forward) Was about 15mm wide! ohmy.gif The guys there had never seen one do it so bad. Scary stuff And of course the water pump was leaking and had to be replaced along with idler and tensioner assemblies. $1600 all up. Not a cheap service. And to make matter worse thay didnt have a 250 for me to borrow so i had to settle with a RX350 something different i guess
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Posted: Feb 28 2007, 02:39 PM


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Mine is due for the 120,000km service.

Booked in at Lexus and got quoted $650.

Anyone else had the 120,000 done??
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Posted: Mar 6 2007, 10:28 AM


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i bought my car with 33,332km's on it.
and you people are saying 40k is the first big service???
took me 3 days to put just over 1000 km's on it (ahh the joys of having a new car hehe)

i got mine from lexus of canberra, i know that during the purchasing process their service was absolutely amazing. i've been to other car places and lexus is far and away the most accomodating i've come across, this is, however, what lexus is known for and why they are the number 1 luxury car in the US.
when you buy a lexus you're not just buying a sweet car, but you're buying the best customer care and service program offered (bar rolls royce who will have a courtesy car to you within 24 hours no matter where in the world you are)
anyways i got sidetracked a little.
any of the canberra IS200/300 people have any stories to tell about lexus of canberra's servicing prowess?


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Posted: Mar 6 2007, 12:11 PM


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QUOTE (Atto @ Mar 6 2007, 11:28 AM)
any of the canberra IS200/300 people have any stories to tell about lexus of canberra's servicing prowess?

Well after your service, be sure to post up your experience with Lexus in the Dealer Reports section for everyone else to read up on smile.gif

Nick


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Posted: Mar 7 2007, 02:57 PM


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120,000 km service at SOuthport Lexus

$724
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Posted: Mar 7 2007, 03:10 PM


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QUOTE (Smooth @ Mar 7 2007, 02:57 PM)
120,000 km service at SOuthport Lexus

$724

Ha, I used to live 5 mins from that dealership.

That's if we're talking about Southport on The Gold Coast. cool.gif
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Posted: Apr 21 2007, 04:50 AM


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Hmmm...

I knew about the 150K barrier when I bought my IS and it definatly is getting close (ticked over 143K the other morning), but its such a straight machine that I had to have it.

I got my 140K service done at Lexus of Chatswood (NSW), and did pay a fair bit for it. I got a service, pads changed and new set of floor mats for about $700. I also ate all their muffins and broke their coffee machine so I suppose I got my moneys worth.

I've got a contact who works at a lexus service center in Sydney, and I might see if he'll do it off the books and pay him cash. When thats done I'll report what I paid and see how she feels after that.


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Posted: May 15 2007, 04:38 PM


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I've got the 150K service booked in for my IS300 next week and yep, $1600 later! Ah wells... i asked specifically for an IS250 as the courtesy car this time round (got an IS200 last time) so that takes away the pain just a lil bit. Will sure be thrashing it around (nicely o course) on my lunch break and make use of it!! tongue.gif
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Posted: Aug 19 2007, 12:40 PM


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Hmm so i just got my Altezza serviced...

Oil Change, filter cleaned (was in good condition so i didnt wanna replace it), Changed transmission fluid, cleaned air filter, changed two out of three cam belts (one seemed to be in good condition), checked the spark plugs, checked all the fluids, full check of the car to ensure its running smoothly...

all at the low price of $400 which is pretty good cus Lexus quoted $900 for the same service. And i got higher quality transmission fluid and oil for that price...

The guy who owns the workshop is a friend of my dad's and his dream car just happens to be an Altezza so he was more than happy to get his hands dirty himself just to work on it... biggrin.gif
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Posted: Aug 19 2007, 09:23 PM


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3 Cam belts? I thought there was only 1


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Posted: Aug 19 2007, 10:26 PM


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QUOTE (alimac @ Aug 19 2007, 09:23 PM)
3 Cam belts? I thought there was only 1

One cam belt.

Labour on that alone would be atleast $300 at trade.

Perhaps the alternator belt and the powersteering belt?


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hxc_blade
Posted: Aug 20 2007, 12:08 AM


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HAHA sorry my bad!!

Thats what i meant... 3 belts = cambelt, alternator and powersteering... and i changed 2 out of three...

lol good thing im not blonde, ppl would throw rocks at me laugh.gif
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Posted: Aug 21 2007, 08:40 PM


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QUOTE (hxc_blade @ Aug 19 2007, 12:40 AM)
Hmm so i just got my Altezza serviced...

Oil Change, filter cleaned (was in good condition so i didnt wanna replace it)

To be on the safe side i would have just replaced the oil filter they only cost around $10
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Haha good one hypno, only read that now too.

Come to my work and even retail of $300 for the Premium Service and tune will do all that, and much more and even give you an new oil filter haha, and prob still have change for 4x Iridium sparkplugs too.

Most expensive service I ever paid at NorthShore Lexus was $275, and that was a 'Major' service LOL


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Posted: Aug 22 2007, 01:06 AM


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QUOTE (Spike @ Apr 21 2007, 02:50 AM)
I also ate all their muffins and broke their coffee machine so I suppose I got my moneys worth.

hahah i loled


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Posted: Nov 9 2007, 04:50 PM


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Does anyone have the part no. for the power steering belt and alternator belt for the Altezza?


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Posted: Nov 9 2007, 05:07 PM


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QUOTE (3lusive @ Nov 9 2007, 04:50 PM)
Does anyone have the part no. for the power steering belt and alternator belt for the Altezza?

Sure do, somewhere, I'll post back when I find it


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QUOTE (xnickx @ Nov 9 2007, 05:07 PM)
Sure do, somewhere, I'll post back when I find it

Cheers NICK! You're a champ


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Posted: Nov 11 2007, 05:27 PM


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QUOTE (3lusive @ Nov 9 2007, 04:50 PM)
Does anyone have the part no. for the power steering belt and alternator belt for the Altezza?

99364-30780 - Belt
99364-30780 - Belt - V Ribbed (this must be alternator one)

Thats what it has on my invoice i convieniently have by the computer cool.gif
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