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About dandydons

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  1. Thanks guys . The rears are asymmetric Dunlop sp sportmaxx so not directional and not driven too hard so will see over the next couple of days if it does feel any better . My first winter with the isf too . Might have to give some thought to winter tyres for next year .
  2. As a slight aside has anyone noticed any difference in handling when wheels have been put in wrong way ? I have been a little concerned about my rear end stepping out all too easily and have been thinking there was something seriously wrong with the suspension . Car just did not feel planted at all - especially in the wet. After nursing the car and driving like a granny for a couple of weeks noticed the rear wheels were wrong way round , fronts were ok . Now swapped over and hoping all good now but not had a chance to test yet ?
  3. Might well be up for this depending on dates . Have fancied it for a while now and would be great to do it in convoy .
  4. Thanks Ed . Car was towed to Lexus Edinburgh today so will see what they come up with but not expecting good news. Yes the warranty sounds like a bargain when faced with repair costs like this one totally out of the blue. Am now thinking of getting one for the ISF . Cheers , Kev
  5. Update : local electrics specialist has advised that car needs a complete new steering column . He stated it is an internal fault showing as a torque sensor but says that is integral to the motor and is connected to the power steering ECU so am now in position where I bite the bullet and put into dealers ( cost of power steering column quoted as £2,800 inc vat but not inc fitting or trying to source the correct parts second hand . This local guy would fit a second hand one but suspects it would need coded by Lexus and may well immobilise the car so doesn't sound like a great option. Also not sure of the part number for steering column . Any suggestions as to the way forward ? And any assistance with part numbers appreciated .
  6. Thanks Graham . I did have a brief look and came across some mention of a similar problem but the issue seemed to be related to interference caused by installation of aftermarket HID lights . Not the case with my wife's car which is standard lights . If the local guy can't diagnose will have to go to dealers but have had a few run ins with them before so would rather avoid if possible . Cheers , Kev
  7. My wife's 2009 rx450h has developed an intermittent power steering problem . The check power steering light comes on and the steering becomes very heavy as in undriveable and very scary when it happens . Switching off engine and back on again brings the power steering back into operation but doesn't last long. First time it happened twice about 2 weeks ago then seemed OK until a couple of days ago when it was happening almost constantly . Managed to drive home with a lot of stop starts and called recovery who admitted he had no idea about hybrids but suggested possibly a sensor of some kind , electrical fault , maybe ecu unit, maybe bit of dirt , maybe an earthing issue . In other words he didn't really know . Car has covered 125k miles has a full lexus history but is out of warranty . I really don't want to get it towed to Lexus dealers who will No doubt rob me blind . Phoned my local mechanic who has recommended an electrical specialist so booked in for diagnostics next Monday . My question is should I be selling one of my children to pay for likely repair cost ? Anyone had similar experience or any suggestions ? Cheers
  8. If the ad is not fake and Pete is selling at that price it should be snapped up right away.
  9. Afraid to say they don't come cheap. I was recently quoted around £320 for a key fob including programming etc for an isf so would think the price would be the same .
  10. Nice try Steve . I am thinking this car might be with me for quite a while . Loving it.
  11. Thanks for reply. Not sure why I thought it had isf logo mats . Maybe just noticed the Lexus gold lettering after the decent job they made of hoovering it .
  12. I put my car into lexus Glasgow last week for a service and have to say happy with the way they dealt with me from arrival to departure. But..... Just noticed today that I think they might have swapped the front floor mats . So my question is do Isf,s have mats with a blue isf logo on them Or is it a figment of my imagination....?? The ones now in the car have Lexus in gold lettering and pretty sure they are not the ones I drove in with !!
  13. I don't know if you can get them individually but worth checking inside the bumper to see if it has been dislodged and fallen in the way. Happened to me in a GS450h when I had a little altercation with a deer. I spent about 20 minutes looking for it on the road side and gave up only to find it inside the bumper later .
  14. I wasn't best pleased to be charged 5 days . Car went in on Friday but they needed to order a part which arrived Monday but I couldn't pick the car up until today... They insist they are effectively giving the car free other than insurance . It was an Aygo so am sure I could have added it to my multi car policy for a month and it would have been cheaper !
  15. I have just been charged £12 per day by Toyota dealer when wife's car was in for a service who advised me the charge is for insurance if your own insurance doesn't cover you. I checked with my insurer , Admiral and they said they only cover courtesy cars exactly as you suggest , when they have been supplied whilst car is being repaired after a claim .