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Everything posted by Silversalmon

  1. I would second that piece of advice, low fob batteries do strange things.
  2. Tow Bar - a bit twitchy!

    I don't think fitting a towbar requires any cooling, it's when you are towing heavy items such as caravans that there is a lot of stress on the cooling and lubrication systems and i understand people fit additional oil and radiator systems. I only wanted a bike carrier so no need. I suppose a caravan site may offer more advice. I do hear the RX range make excellent towcars so someone on those sites will offer best advice.
  3. Tow Bar - a bit twitchy!

    Oil cooler? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  4. Tow Bar - a bit twitchy!

    I only had mine fitted for a bike carrier so can't comment on cooling options, sorry
  5. Tow Bar - a bit twitchy!

    I have a 2010 RX450 and recently had a towbar supplied and fitted by PF Jones, an ebay site. No cutout to the bumper at all. It's a detachable swan neck. Give them a phone, they were very helpful. Total was about £400 from memory. Can't be sure of RX300 but I'm sure they will know. Just checked their website, there is a non detachable model with no bumper cuts.
  6. You had a really poor day to come to Loch Lomond! Wild night but now breezy and very sunny. Glad you're enjoying the Lexus, I love it for road trips
  7. Well done David, gorgeous colour and interior looks spotless. Car looks well cared for, worth paying the money for the right car. I had the 300 Sportcross, if it's the same engine, an inline 6 then it's the best engine i've ever known. Oh, and a sunroof, the only thing I really miss in my RX450. Enjoy it, nice stable of cars to have. Ed
  8. I loved the tape deck on my old IS300 Sportcross. Can't stand CDs, and even worse, USB sticks. Just takes up where you left it, more modern tech seems to go back to the beginning with me. Once got thoroughly confused listening to a Sherlock Holmes story on CD only to discover it had been on f***ing shuffle mode! I knew that particular character had died earlier....
  9. I would imagine a higher mileage exhaust would be in far better nick than one which only does short journeys. Agree it's probably wickedly expensive. If mine went I may even consider a custom made S/S exhaust, surely cheaper than Lexus OEM
  10. I did also and put myself down for 24hrs in an NX though I don't see myself stepping down from the RX, I have grown to love this car, it wasn't love at first sight, it did take a while.
  11. You're coming North in October, mad fool. Actually October can be a beautiful month in October and the colours can be stunning. Enjoy it greatly. Ed Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. I'm in Scotland full time and it is hilly but with a gentle foot I've averaged 33.6mpg since December, it does drop int he cooler months and makes up for it with the (Scottish) summer temperatures. Im pleased as my previous Merc C200K Estate was very similar, good on a long run, but around town was 24 mpg. Around town the Lexus still breaks 30. I wish i could just take it off eco setting for a couple of tanks to see how it fared but I'm just a typically mean Scot!
  13. For Sale set of Lexus RX450H tyres in excellent condition from 2010 model year RX. In generally excellent with only two small kerb rashes, too small to consider refurbishing. Photos will show the kerbing. Tyres are Bridgestone Dueller OE equipment. Tyres have 3 - 4mm though edges on 2 worn due to under inflation but tyres still perfectly legal and safe. Only for sale due to 18" wheels now fitted. Priced at £275.00 Lexus_RX_450_Wheels_&
  14. RX450H accessory tray

    Geoff, those two points have niggled me too, if i find anything I will share it.
  15. Butlers get terrible press, no-one ever looks closely at the nanny, Louise Woodward anyone.....
  16. I'm hooked on this story......
  17. Very interesting point re LPG, I had no idea it was so clean on the engine. Interesting
  18. I'd go for the premium product, I use Shell V Power in my cars, can't say it's noticeably better, perhaps a 2-3mpg improvement,but i do believe the added detergents are a plus factor in keeping the fuel and engine cleaner,and, in the grand scheme of things, with an average of 50mpg it's not going to break the bank. There have been too many reported cases of supermarket fuels causing issues, rightly or wrongly, for me to take the risk. I don't want to get in to a heated discussion, just my tuppenceworth.
  19. I had an Alfasud, I'll bet the house that it rusted faster than your Spitfire. Did love it though. It took me a while to grow to love the RX but i do indeed, I bought mine in December, wouldn't swap it now. Hope you grow to love it too.
  20. Love the colour, oh, and a sunroof....... Enjoy it.
  21. Very much like the new car but for me it was your lovely Sportcross. I had a 2005 IS300 Sportcross, on reflection the best car I've owned in 40 years. Not to detract from the RX, it's brilliant and just as comfortable, and a lot less juicy! Have heard brilliant reviews of the Michelin Cross Climate but also, the AVon ZX7, a lot cheaper. Enjoy the car and welcome back to the fold. Ed PS, where was the Sportcross photographed, looks a lot like Wester ross?
  22. I would also like to point out Rayaans is quite correct, the exhaustive list is not common, just ideas where to look if buying. My observations from lurking on this site and the US forums as well. Don't be put off, they are really magnificent cars.
  23. I reckon Paul is spot on in his observations though I can't offer any towing comments. It could look a worrisome list but he is just being exhaustive of possible things to look out for. Perhaps the only things I could add are an occasional blip when my radio turns itself off and spits out a CD, mine has done this but only about once a month. I will mention it at the dealer when it goes in for a service in December. I bought a 2010 Sei with 68000 miles last December for £15K. In April, I asked them to look at a couple of rattles. Mostly trim related however one rattle (minor in my opinion at the time) meant they replaced the steering column and rack (under warranty, it cost £3K apparently). Given the above I would say it is well worth obtaining a Lexus warranty, not necessary to buy from a dealer interestingly. After the steering issue I bought an additional 2 year warranty for £940. I love this car, my third Lexus and I won't leave the brand. This car still feels tight, is rattle free, I agree 32mpg is probably spot on, it is the most comfortable car I have experienced and feels like it could soldier on for another ten years. I'm in Glasgow and the local dealer is absolutely brilliant, there are a lot of highly rated Main Dealers out there, if you could go the dealer route you should get peace of mind. Good luck and just take your time. There will be one out there for you. Ed in Glasgow
  24. Michelin Cross Climate

    Michelin firmly state their tyres perform perfectly right down to the legal limit, 1.6mm. Be interesting to see
  25. Rx300 ride height

    That's a very pertinent point, well observed. Yes, having had a peek under mine there are certainly items lower than the sill.