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  1. 8 points
    Day two saw some mock up by SRD. They can’t fit the supercharger bracket or blower until they change out the broken auxiliary pulley. Hoping that shows up at some point today!
  2. 6 points
    Morning All, As suggested, thought I’d start a new thread to document the progress by SRD on my supercharger install. Hoping they receive the replacement auxiliary pulley today, as it’s holding things up! I won’t try posting the video of the knackered pulley again, but here are photos from day one, mostly stripping everything down, with one of the two new coolers fitted, and the rather lovely ATI custom harmonic crank damper pulley.
  3. 5 points
    In preparation for the increase in power I decided to upgrade my brakes as well. Project Mu slotted discs and pads. Also new brake lines and Endless fluid with new OEM shims as well to complete the package.
  4. 4 points
    I have no experience of the Lexus CVT boxes but I have driven plenty of others and do know that I've never read or watched a review of a car with CVT that wasn't complete tosh.
  5. 3 points
    Hoo Raarrr. Found 1 key. The youngest had put it inside his reading book and walked in this morning and said 'Dad is this yours?' , holding the key aloft. I didn't know whether to kiss him or send him to the workhouse !! Will get another key sorted this week, incase he wants to hide it again....
  6. 3 points
    If it was the stolen one, let's hope it was the thieving scum that were involved in the crash and not the owner....
  7. 2 points
    Without being bitchy, if I had a red one, I’d try and improve the colour by leaving it out in the sun. Here’s the improved red -
  8. 2 points
    @mike m Yep my wife goes quiet as well when she gets into the passenger seat of the 'F' with me says a little prayer crosses herself and then puts her hand close to my gentleman vegetables snd says very authoritatively "Now were not going to hurt each other are we " 😂😂😂 🐀
  9. 2 points
    Lol and there it starts again
  10. 2 points
    Those still undecided about coming to this meet, here is what you can expect to see.....
  11. 2 points
    Any laptop should do, I just mentioned an old one earlier to make the point about costs. Techstream should run on anything from Windows XP upwards. There used to be a problem that it would only run on 32-bit machines but that's now been solved and I've got V 12.00.127 running on a Windows 10 64-bit laptop (no need for compatibility mode). It's one of those things though, where you don't need the absolute latest version if you've got an older car. A new version of Techstream may be released tomorrow but it's still communicating with, in my case, 12-year-old software in my 2005 car and it doesn't do anything new for the car over and above what, say, for example, version 8 could do.
  12. 2 points
    As you say, if the power is disconnected I assume the mpg is reset? What sort of driving have you done since you picked it up. If you've just pootled around town then don't forget it's an average so it will be low. Try resetting and go for a steady cruise up the motorway. See what happens then. My first gen IS doesn't have such statistical wizardry. I think I prefer not to know
  13. 2 points
    Hi , EO59EAF belongs to me . Started at £19695 2/3 weeks ago but recently reduced to £18695 as now have replacement car sorted. Nearly sold last week but buyer could not raise finance. It really is a top example. Any questions please shout.
  14. 2 points
    Flytvr . Waste of money . White is the best
  15. 1 point
    I had a very minor collision on the way to work this morning when I ran into the back of another car at a roundabout (The usual - he moved off then decided to stop even though the road was clear!). Anyway, no physical damage at all to either car so nothing to report. However, when I got back into my car the dreaded Pop Up Hood failure was indicating on my dash. Having read lots of horror stories on here about £3k repair costs even without any physical damage, I hesitantly rang my local dealer (Lexus Teesside) and spoke with Andy Pederson (their service manager). He advised me to bring the car straight in and they would have a look at it for me. I am very happy to report that the good news is, less than 1 1/2 hours later, the indicator has been reset and the system has been given a clean bill of health. Not only that, there was no charge at all and the car has been valeted inside and out!!! Now that's what I call great service! Thanks to all involved at Lexus Teesside but in particular to Andy Pederson and the technician that helped me out.
  16. 1 point
    Libel & slander cases are very expensive starting around a cool £250,000 and that would need paying into court before any counsel would even consider taking it on so with that in mind it would need to be a serious slander or libel. These laws are for the rich and famous.
  17. 1 point
    That is seriously something else now.... Words fail me
  18. 1 point
    May I suggest that the next time you're behind the wheel of a TVD equipped car, flick it into "Slalom" mode before entering and exiting any small or medium sized (and clear!) roundabout. You might be pleasantly surprised.....
  19. 1 point
    I remeber that meet at bluewater, i had a good chat with Gary @finchy40. I had my white ISF then. I loved his cars exhaust note and had a little spin in it. I wasnt a fan of messa red till i saw his.
  20. 1 point
    @mike m Such a bad man 😁 🐀
  21. 1 point
    Completely agree.. taste thing. I personally think TVD is the best of them, but at the same time it is the only one which I would not miss. Kind of counter intuitive - it would be very nice to have it, but at the same time you would need to be on the track to really push car to the limits to benefit from having it... and if I would want track performance I would not look to RC-F anyway. ACC/PCS is important for me personally, because I would use car as daily which means quite a lot of busy motorway journeys, so it kind of key option for me. Secondly, I might be just me, but the only complaint about my current car is lack of sunroof, I really enjoyed sunroof on my previous IS250 F-Sport (and generally any car)... and to be honest it would be even better if it would have entire glass roof... that would be "must have" for me... I don't want it to even open to let that dirty air in.. but sunroof is key. All completely personal of course. That is kind of the reason why I consider RC-F carbon inferior car by any means - it doesn't even have option of sunroof (because roof is carbon ... wooohooo), the seats are maybe of recycled plastic bags (a.k.a alcantara which 100% polyester). Not to mention it doesn't even look good in my personal opinion, but what is more important it doesn't reduce weight which is the only reason to have CF in first place... really don't understand that car.
  22. 1 point
    People are under the misapprehension that if you don't use the aircon you are not wearing it out! The reverse is actually true.
  23. 1 point
    All my cars I’ve had for the last 10 years or so have had automatic climate control and I just leave the AC on all the time, it’s beneficial in both summer and winter. The last LS400 I had needed the air con regassing and it was absolutely fine after I got it done with no leaks etc, same for a Vauxhall Vectra I once had and a Ford Mondeo. They all regassed just fine and stayed fine afterwards.
  24. 1 point
    How did you get that piece of information?! I don't live too far from said dealer and I didn't know that!...Saying that, I have never seen a messa red ISF in person, apart from one lexus Manchester sold a while back so perhaps he only uses it on special occasions! Did spot an ultra blue ISF being driven like miss daisy was behind the wheel as I was coming out of Stockport lexus a couple of weeks back, the driver must have heard me the way my brakes are squealing on my GSF! Having my pads de-glazed by lexus on Monday to try and solve the issue
  25. 1 point
    If I had a silver ISF is wrap it too to be honest!!
  26. 1 point
    Ah I remember that review, it's a feature of eCVT quietly doing the gear work while the engine sits at max rpm when under full throttle. So you are commenting on the engine at full chat rather than the gearbox whining, right? 5th Gear were on an airfield test as I recall, an airfield with loooooong straights and their right foot planted to the floor. On the road I am not at full throttle for more than a few seconds, so it's a none issue in 'real' life. I'm not sure how this 'feature' applies to other eCVT cars tho, maybe those with lesser power outputs are at full throttle for longer? Which i can imagine would get annoying. Mind you the lack of gear changes is a fast way to punch yourself down the road you know Me thinks you need to take the tiller of a car you're interested in and decide for yourself. It's good to get some info up front tho, so that you're prepared. The full electric question is one I ask before I'd driven a Hybrid before. This implementation isn't about looooong EV drives, instead it's there to assist and help under acceleration, around town, in traffic, etc and I find it works pretty well. The economy will not be as good as a dirty, complex and potentially unreliable and more expensive to fix diseasel tho. It'll be acceptable and much more refined tho, so take you pick.
  27. 1 point
    Super excited to see this thread. Fingers crossed the build goes well for you.
  28. 1 point
    I have been waiting for this thread for ages! Good luck! Can’t wait for videos of the results!
  29. 1 point
    Fingers crossed for u 🤞🏻
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    When i had mine done, it was just the same as before they were done. Just had air bag done and checked mileage said 33 mph car had to go to bradford. A week later with my driving style, 28 that is with town and motor way driving.
  32. 1 point
    Excellent cheers Paul,looking forward to it mate but I not got the same car anymore,but don’t worry it’s still in the best colour ( silver :)
  33. 1 point
    @Lexusman007 All are welcome Rich look forward to seeing you and the car again 👍 Big Rat
  34. 1 point
    Can a sc430 come if so I come along :) anyone want to meet along the way,am coming from Gloucester
  35. 1 point
    A 70 double cab, definitely would like one.... I'd swap my old range rover for that any day..
  36. 1 point
    Good job it’s my bottom n not my undercarriage 😂🤣😂
  37. 1 point
    @Womble72 Hey Paul you’ve got a dirty bottom mate 😂 🐀
  38. 1 point
    Picked up my bushes tonight from Pete. Very well made bits of kit, can’t wait to get them fitted. big thanks to Pete for organising and kindly getting them included in his shipment. top man, many thanks. matt
  39. 1 point
    @finchy40 is that lexus Edinburgh showroom? Looks like Seb in the background. If it is then he took me and the wife out for a quick run in a Mesa red ISF when I'd just bought an RX. I won't go into it too much but the wife went quiet sitting in the front lol. Two years later I bought my isf.
  40. 1 point
    GY08GBE but I know the new owner but his private plate on it and I haven't a clue what it is now. If any of you lads are thinking of selling....... don't!!!!! I regret it and wish I still had it.
  41. 1 point
    Probably right. Blue IS-Fs are arguably the fastest F cars out there!
  42. 1 point
    Totally agree with Rich. Ran Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S all year round on a 262bhp Touareg with no issues at all. Same with TS830Ps on a C-class. Either have two sets of wheels & tyres for summer and winter use or just use all season or winter all year round. It's far more sensible than using summers all year round. Here's some videos but they only show extreme conditions. Massive improvements in safety just when it's cold and wet with no snow or ice is the main reason I use them. The fact that they mean you can go anywhere in snow is just a nice to have. It's often cheaper to run separate winter and summer tyres than it is to use summer tyres all year round too, contrary to popular belief.
  43. 1 point
    Calculations as folows:- Engine revs 6500 divided by gear ratio with mg1 stationary 3.266 to give wheel rev per minute = 1990 rpm x tyre rolling circumference (81.7/36 = 2.27 yds) = 4517.3 yds per min 4517.3/ 1760 yds per mile = 2.567 miles per minute x 60 for mph = 154 mph some of the figures are rounded for calculation. It should be noted that 6500 rpm is not the maximum engine speed of the GS450H John.
  44. 1 point
    Is250 13 speaker system is brilliant. There isn't a better standard system I don't think. I found engine/exhaust a bit too quiet though. Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    Yes I did get mixed up. I lived in Germany for 9 years and you are right: autobahn are brilliant when unrestricted, but if and when there are speed limits, better stick to them! I agree that the CT is bettered by many, and also that it has many good points: it is extremely reliable, relatively cheap to run, has plenty of toys and I love its go-kart attitude. I also agree that an older IS300h is most probably a better buy for many reasons. The reason I am/was looking at the CT is that I will be on my own in it 90% of the time. Maybe I should wait a little longer and treat myself to a RC300h instead. And before you start, I know you can get better for the money :-) ...but I do love the looks, especially in Ultra Blue or Sonic White.
  46. 1 point
    My first lexus was hit by a motorcycle courier weaving around traffic. It went to court and the judge decided that on the balance of probability it was more likely that I'd changed into a different lane than the one that I needed for my journey (on journey I did every day) than the motorcycle courier had been filtering.
  47. 1 point
    The temptation is strong but solves nothing though does it? I'm very much a karma sort of person. Not in a waving your chakras and chanting at crystals way but more based on cold statistics. If he continues to drive like a ******, especially as exposed as that, he's a lot more likely to come a serious cropper than Linus. I'm not going to wish him ill, he'll eventually manage to do that all by himself.
  48. 1 point
    Think I would have got out and given one of his mirrors a slap when you saw him the second time!
  49. 1 point
    I've found very good video: It got battery meter and power displayed so we know what is happening. We can see car is accelerate with the battery assistance at 250KW. Then he brakes and accelerate again with battery deplated at 220KW - you can compare the difference if you want. Then at 155mph it hit the limiter - observer that speedo is showing 260kmh which is 161mph. So limiter is set to the real 155mph. At that time power output is dropping to 190KW (255bhp) and is stable engine only output. That means if limiter weren't there engine still got like 40bhp to get extra 10-20kmh.
  50. 1 point
    You missed the main point: This of course makes the assumption that the engine has sufficient power which it does not. Britprius is not saying it will do 200mph but if you will put 5L engine with 500bhp and leave the gearbox it should go up to 200mph without reaching crazy rev like 15k rpm. Of course don't try to do that as gearbox also got limits on the max torque not just rpm :) As for sustained max speed it just mean limit is not on the gearbox side but on the engine and battery.