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  1. 8 points
    Nice little meet today. Pleasure to meet some of you and put faces to names. I think there were 7 F's in total? A new record! Hope everyone gets home safe. Enjoy the photo's...
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    Hi guys Just like to thank everyone that turned up today . This was my first Lexus meet , wot a great bunch of guys . Every car on display today was amazing. Proud to be a Lexus owner . Oh Tom that number plate is brilliant.
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    Today I want to thank everyone who came and made this meet a success. It was a pleasure meeting you all and you exceptional cars. I hope we can have another meet during the warmer weather in a few months time. PS I have a few photo's I will be uploading most likely within the next few days. Dinho
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    We might need a new venue as the manager of the beefeater had his car written off as @Warrington guy and @Rusty Crobar left the car park... MOV_0038.mp4
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    @Flytvr Hey Davi I've found a picture of this lady selling the car, she tried to run off some hard copies of the advert but hit a problem the world stocks of ink ran out 😂 Big Rat
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    Finally managed to get a few pictures. great cars, loving the experience
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    Had carpets out on Thursday. Full rinse down with cold water in the garden to remove initial dirt Deep shampoo with high quality carpet shampoo and degreaser Rinse through repeated as above until water running clear from carpet and sound absorption material. Final rinse with very hot water. Above washing time in total. 120 Minutes. Drip dry Then hung in small room with heater and dehumid. Carpets hopefully going back in today. Will take some pics of re-installation. Word to the wise - if you ever have a substantial ingress of water into your RX enough that it affects the sound absorption material under the carpet I would urge you to remove and dry the carpet properly. Put it this way, it's taken 3 days of drying in a 90 degree room with a de humid on flat out to fully dry that sound absorption material it's so thick. If like me you initially thought it would dry out naturally in the car whilst running around with the heaters on then you are very much mistaken, as I was. As well as noting there are no natural vent areas on the floor pan coupled with the fact the carpet is polyurethane/similar backed means almost zero possibility for moisture to escape adequately enough. No wonder it was so stagnant.
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    and it's a bit different, integrated within the main Lexus website. Biggest issue I can see so far is it requires you to verify ownership of the vehicle by quoting some info from the V5. For those with lease/company vehicle without access to the V5, that will prove difficult........ on the up side, once you've done that you should then be able to see the full service history of the car - provided the dealer has updated it!
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    After about a year I've got my Celsior back. It stayed local and I told the guy who bought it last year to give me a shout when he wanted to sell again. That 'shout' came today :) I spent a lot of cash and hours on this car and really happy to have it back.
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    I'll give you a shout if I ever decide to sell the IS-F......can have 1st dibs on the plate.
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    Confirmed, when using rear washer you can see bubbles flowing through this tube Thanks very much, one down in the process of elimination.
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    I am going to ring the dealer for a bit more info on the car........................
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    Dealers are a hit n miss in my opinion. Iv always used Birmingham as my local.. never had a issue, did what had to be done on all my Lexus's, and provided good service. But when i went 3 weeks ago to look at a car i was refused a test drive. The sales man went to get the keys for a white is300h, got the trade plates, took my details. The moment my mrs said she prefers black he told me the car has not been in the workshop so i cant test drive it. Was a pee'd off a little. Ended up picking my GS300h F Sport yesdterday from Sheffield Lexus.
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    I got mine done as soon as I bought it. Full detail and paint correction for £250....got rid of most virtually all the scratches but still have a few paint chips to sort.
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    Hi Just bought a new NX300h Luxury Nav in Velvet Black from Nottingham Lexus. Got a fantastic deal and excellent trade in on my one year old CT200h Sport. Very good team there who are very helpful and well worth a call if you are looking to buy.
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    Quite possibly the most detailed advert I've ever seen. She must repeat every aspect about a dozen times......needed a drink after reading it all. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142315862937 Make sure you're sitting comfortably.
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    One to feed the people. I didn't take that many at all, I talk too much!! 1UZ Power
  21. 1 point
    Finally picked it up today! I was never even that into cars but now I am see that changing... have already set memory seats and taken it for a few drives. The little things like auto dimming rear mirror, f sport frontage and auto folding mirrors... I can see why you guys love it. Photos...
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    @Tom24 He won't want the plate this is his other form of transport on his days off, plates not required 😂 @Warrington guy en route to the pub Big Rat
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    @emjay82 Couldn't agree more I mean sat on a plane with a load of screaming kids calls for the appropriate action by the crew 😂 Big Rat
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    I think @Tom24 is serious considering swapping his two weeks for a day and night in Mid-Wales. The weather will probably be similar , beaches are to die for and there's so much to do for kids ..... https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/mid-wales/ceredigion/aberystwyth/sports-and-activities . No brainer really
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    After I believe I have now fixed a surprise and hopefully final leak (alt thread here) I've prepared the car for a good return to it's better self tomorrow and will start getting the carpet in and then putting everything else back in. Floor pan has been washed and scrubbed then once dry I went over it with some freshening deodorising spray. It didn't smell but I wanted to get it fresh from the ground up. The drain plugs dotted around were all pulled and washed in warm soapy water then dried and touched up with a spot of silicone lubricant to help longevity and avoid them drying out. Will post more pics as I go hopefully. Now is that a good looking floor pan or what..?!
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    Hi Chesterman Thanks, do you know if the scuttle has specific drain tubes? I can't seem to locate any, it just seems to empty itself out around arches/body in a mildly controlled fashion. Further, after extensive experimenting today I am more inclined to believe it was the rack seals. I pulled a bit of the headliner and it was wet right under the front rack seal area. Thing is the car is parked in an incline so the drivers side was sitting lower than the passenger side if that makes sense. I feel the water may have tracked from the front rack seal down the A-pillar, down side of the dash and dripped where pictured above. Since doing the seals I have had the garden hose on every extremity possible, paying major attention to the windscreen seal areas, front scuttle (filled it up so much it was like a swimming pool) front door seals, front wing, sunroof, newly done rack seals etc etc and not a drop inside now. Really hoping it was the seals - as whole lotta work getting this car & carpet spick and span that I don't wanna put the carpet back in with a known leak and be back to square one again!
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    Great clip, are you sure they're Russian? Could by @Rusty Crobar returning home from today's meet....
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    Great photos there, looks like a good turnout too. Hope you all had a lovely afternoon 😀 would have attended myself but have to work Saturdays. 😔
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    Personally, I would rather go with something like this: https://www.arnoldclark.com/used-cars/ref/ARNAL-U-30223?utm_source=autotrader&utm_medium=autotrader&utm_campaign=autotrader Incidentally, did the IS250 ever get the HDD navigation over the DVD based system? If so, does anyone know which year?
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    Great stuff. A new record I believe :)
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    They are flat seating nuts with washer 12mm x 1.5
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    I would say similar except, 06 Lexus with such mileage would be probably like £2-3k Tax is: £295 (495 is manual, but F-sports never had manuals) Insurance ... well it depends: starts at £300... and goes up up to £10000-20000. Say if you are 17 and you just got license and you live in big city like London, Insurance companies either won't insure you or it will be something astronomical. IS250 maybe not good example, but once I tried get insurance for Toyota Supra when I was 22.. and it was £36000/year... When I told guy over the phone he is mad.. he was like "well if you don't want don't buy it... aka you know you have no choice". I must admit it i surprisingly expensive in Finland.... So UK might not be that bad.. but there is other difference, you will pay everywhere in UK as car owners are not welcome.. plenty of all kinds of traps and you have your mailbox full of PCNs (that is short for fines). I just got one few weeks ago claiming I ignored "no-left turn sign" and they even attached the video showing me to turning right... yes right! that why I said (after looking to the same car):
  33. 1 point
    Just looked on Autotrader. First car that popped up was this. I know which I'd prefer!
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    That is because this car is out of the budget for any 7 years old IS250, you can get 2014 IS300h for £1k extra. Not that I prefer IS300h over IS250, I am just saying this car is well too expensive. Point 2... maybe for some unreliable car it matters, but 30k for IS250 is nothing, even 80k is nothing, so why not to save £3k and get yourself same car with maybe 45k miles for £8-9k... it is beyond me. To summarise - this car is "average nice", but for the price it is non-seller no matter how much standard equipment seller lists.. thanks god she didn't start like "the car has 5 high tensile steel nuts holding each rim....."
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    I think Audi offer it through MyAudi On a side note, it seems pretty good. Ive added both my cars - shows PDI dates, inspection dates, everything that's been changed, warranty work etc etc
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    Hi Guys, That was me in sittingbourne.P717 HMM. I had just left left my sisters house in Sittingbourne & was on the way to visit a sick friend in Herne bay & observing the speed ,limit .when another LS I now know to be Malc came past me like a bat out of hell. I did to try to catch you up Malc but got caught behind a large lorry waiting to turn right. I saw you in the rear view briefly & the next moment you was along side me on kickdown.(Sounded good)Had you flashed me up I would have stopped for a chat
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    Thanks for that. It confirms my suspicions, but the struts I got from them for both the RX and my LS bonnets have worked out fine, hence I went with them for the rears. A phone call on Monday I think. However, my old struts have been binned as I had to cut them off the brackets, so I'll be asking for upgraded items to be sent prior to me sending theirs back. I'll have a look at the motor first though. Pete
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    I think the problem is that the original struts have no part number or any meaningful markings on them for places like SGS to base their replacement struts on and so the replacements often aren't up to the job. Like you, I also got a replacement set from SGS and had the same problems. When I spoke to someone there they said that they always err on the side of caution and pressurise the struts to a low value first. He said that if I sent them back they could increase the pressure rating, so that's what I did, but sadly they still didn't work properly and I still had the same problem. I ended up buying a set of original struts from a breakers yard on Ebay for £40 and they now work perfectly. The brand new set of SGS struts are currently sitting in the garage as an expensive failed experiment. The only other thing I could suggest is to make sure the lift motor is well lubricated - mine was dry as a bone when we looked at it.
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    Heh Tom, I hope the weather holds. Really wish I could be there. Looking forward to seeing some photos :)
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    2 sleeps to go until I become the next new owner, of this.....thanks in advance to Paul for his time (and jet washing skills)
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    Thanks Farqui, here a pic, Has rose leather.
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    Thats my old car.. i can tell from the rear windscreen spoiler i put on... its a beauty mate. Also it has a black vinyl wrap on back diffuser section. And silver vinyl steering inserts.
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    Hopefully it stays dry. Up nice and early to give the car wash.
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    I am not normally a lover of aftermarket wheels but they do suit the colour of the car. Great stuff, you must have missed her over the year.
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    It is so difficult to argue with these smart young upstarts Robert ! Regards John
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    You are one extremely lucky boy Rudy (as indeed are all members of this Forum). Most people currently on this Planet do not have the opportunity to have one bite of the cherry and you have at least two ! 99.9999% of people who have ever lived on this Planet have never owned a car. 99.9999% of people who have ever lived on this Planet have never lived to be your age (whatever that is) 99.9999% of people who have lived on this Planet have never been as Rich as you (however Rich you are ) Just dwell for a few moments and ponder what I have said, as I pondered many years ago and you/we should thank our lucky stars for the pleasures we have been privileged to experience. I wish you well with the Celsior and look forward to your continuing contributions informing us of the pleasures she provides. Regards John
  48. 1 point
    Brake grunt is normal according to my dealer. In desperation, as it was driving me nuts, I purchased a set of pads and fitted them myself (with plenty of Cera Tec) and now they are virtually silent. imho any half decent garage can change brake pads or DIY. and dont pay Lexus prices, not that they seemed interested in doing anything to mine. Enjoy your car they are superb. Ed
  49. 1 point
    From your avatar you have the colour car that I was searching for. I've had mine almost 2 months now and I'm still learning new things about the car. Fire away with any queries, there are plenty of helpful folks around here.
  50. 1 point
    pre-fitting 1) need to cut the second hole on the genuine bumper. Without cuttint you can't put on the car ( rear lip ) 2) need remove genuine side skirts 3) need remove LEXUS LOGO ( trunk spoiler )