Toyota Lexus GS300: Venerable Luxury with Durable Toyota Parts

Written by Jenny McLane

High equipment levels and meticulous quality and refinement have beenrepparttar formula for building and maintainingrepparttar 144018 Lexus. It embodies a fresh design approach, re-engineered fromrepparttar 144019 ground up.

Dominated by a long cabin with steeply angled front and rear glass,repparttar 144020 windows allow plenty of light intorepparttar 144021 well-organized interior. The Rear passengers get plenty of legroom –repparttar 144022 wheelbase has been lengthened by 50mm – and large quarter-windows.

The GS300 Sports at $95,000 includes climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, auto headlights and wipers, reversing camera and steering wheel audio controls. The Sports Luxury model tested here adds satellite navigation, a sunroof, intelligent cruise control, parking sensors and an excellent Mark Levinson stereo system.

Operating full time,repparttar 144023 GS300's all-wheel-drive system features a planetary gearset and a wet, multidisc clutch to couplerepparttar 144024 primary drive wheels, atrepparttar 144025 rear, torepparttar 144026 front. The standard torque split is 30/70 front to rear, butrepparttar 144027 system's electronic brain can vary that to 50/50, making its judgments based on various driver inputs such as throttle angle and steering angle, and vehicle data such as wheel speed and yaw rate

Every GS has three variations of a new close-ratio six-speed automatic transmission, each designed for optimum performance with their respective GS applications. One ofrepparttar 144028 smallest and lightest gearboxes of its type, it includes a sequential manual shift mode, with gear changes made via a lever inrepparttar 144029 center console. An outstanding feature ofrepparttar 144030 car isrepparttar 144031 all-wheel-drive system. The more slipperyrepparttar 144032 road,repparttar 144033 more pronounced is its advantage over conventional two-wheel-drive systems.

The car has an all-new 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve aluminum V-6, which replaces an iron-block straight six of identical displacement. With Toyota's VVT-i variable-valve-timing system operating on cams, plus direct injection, plus a formidable 11.5:1 compression ratio,repparttar 144034 new six generates 245 horsepower and 230 pound-feet of torque, compared with 220 of each for its predecessor. The new V-6 is bolted to an equally new six-speed automatic transmission, featuring manumatic shifting and an electronic brain that does a good job of avoiding excessive hunting, particularly in uphill runs.

Engine Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Written by Dee Scrip

We all get tired and have felt depressed at times, but have you ever considered that your engine may experiencerepparttar same manifestations?

The early signs of Engine Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ECFS) is a strong, noticeable lethargy that simply overpowers your engine. The profound weakness does not disappear with additional fuel feedings, oil changes, spark plug replacements, etc.

ECFS Symptoms:

·Strong and noticeable fatigue even after resting ·Increased fuel appetite ·Inability to perform with no apparent reason ·Dissipation of energy and vigor ·Painful increased toxic exhaust emissions ·Vociferous discord in engine ·Increased frequency in oil changes ·Persistent soiled spark plugs

One or more of these symptoms warrants further investigation.

How does ECFS begin?

Fromrepparttar 143988 first time you use either gasoline or diesel to fillrepparttar 143989 tank.

Who can get ECFS?

ECFS transcends all ages, social and economic classes, as well as geographical locations. Some members ofrepparttar 143990 transportation community, and public consumers as a whole, are inexperienced with ECFS, or are skeptical ofrepparttar 143991 syndrome.

What arerepparttar 143992 statistics for ECFS?

Inevitably, all engines powered by diesel or gasoline fuel are affected.

What causes ECFS?

Sulfuric acid inrepparttar 143993 engine produced by a combination of water in fuel and innate attraction of fuel to water. Although most diagnosticians thought it to be an age disorder resulting in weakness and fatigue, scientific evidence has now cast doubt on that theory.

How can consumers cope with and manage ECFS?

The Fuel Doctor suggests that “what we have here is a failure to communicate” between owner and engine. Manifestations are simply an engine’s mode of conveyingrepparttar 143994 need for owner intervention.

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