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About dandydons

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  1. Anyone looking to sell ?

    That is one that I considered last February but decided against it due mainly to a conversation I had with Lexus Bolton who had serviced it . Wasn't keen on the interior either and also it only had one key . Was quoted £320 to replace that but it was the other issues that scared me off .
  2. Clearing out garage today and came across a set of used beige car mats for 2007 gs450h . I bought this set to replace a rather worn set in my car which had covered 180k. This set had come from a car that had done about 70k so are a bit worn but would do a turn for anyone that can pick them up from Freuchie in Fife . Cheers Kev
  3. Not sure how you manage to get free MOT's. Yes MOT cover but not the cost of the actual MOT surely ? My MOT cost half price but that is through service plan not the warranty .
  4. Touch wood I haven't used the breakdown cover but looked through the booklet and happy to discover it also covers my dearest wife for travelling in her car or me in her car . I reckon saves about £100 a year for decent joint cover so warranty only £347.50 per year . I haven't claimed off warranty yet either but only had it for 2 months . Timed it so I can renew for 2 years just before it is 10 years old .
  5. The warranty also includes decent breakdown cover .
  6. Isf for £38 k

    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 .
  7. Isf for £38 k

    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 ?
  8. 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 .
  9. 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
  10. 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 .
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. If the ad is not fake and Pete is selling at that price it should be snapped up right away.
  14. Replacement Keyfob

    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 .
  15. Nice try Steve . I am thinking this car might be with me for quite a while . Loving it.