GrahamG

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  • Lexus Model
    LS430[04] RX350SE[06]
  • Year of Lexus
    2006
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    Hampshire

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  1. Suspension air pump bushes

    Brian, when you removed the wheel arch did you find any areas prone to rust behind the lining?
  2. Suspension air pump bushes

    Many thanks Brian for those excellent photos. I had read elsewhere of this problem but never before been able to see exactly what is involved.
  3. At £995 for two years inc AA cover it is a bargain for an older car if you can afford it. I got my money back for work done on my RX350 during the last two years a warranty was available [up to 10 years] and I paid twice that sum. Also while warranty work was carried out a new water pump and vvti oil pipe was fitted by way of preventative maintenance at parts cost alone.
  4. Chris, could you explain how to obtain service history of your car from the mylexus site? Others would also be interested in this. Know it is available in the USA.
  5. How about inflatable roof racks? We used them for a couple of hang gliders on hire cars in Spain. Weight about 60kg. You might have to improvise something with the cradles.
  6. Was astonished to see the market capitalisation of Tesla is now greater than Ford. In the rust belt of USA they are being bought because they are aluminium. In California they now outsell all the luxury German makes combined. A new owner enquired about a service plan to be told, 'well we could grease the bearings at 250,000 miles'. I can't vouch for the above statements but I would love to drive one.
  7. How clever of a 1995 Lexus to have TEMS. According to Wikipedia this is a special microscope with instruments designed to allow operations through the anus. Presumably fitted for you to try on the a******e who hit you.
  8. The only good thing about air struts is that when one fails it is not necessary to change the one on the other side at the same time. As Phil says the others might last 250k miles. Apparently it pays to renew struts soonest otherwise violent motion can damage the ride height sensor and that's another £350.
  9. Some have had the devil of a time correctly diagnosing water ingress in the RX. May I suggest some water is directly fed into that sunroof drain to establish that is the source before attacking the roof trim. Good luck.
  10. Quick question

    The disc is clearly version 1 from 2001 and presumably came with the car, so it should work. Might be worth cleaning it and trying a few repeated inserts.
  11. Quick question

    Qamar, what is the date and version of the disc? Has someone inserted a disc that is too recent for the software to process? I might have a disc you could try.
  12. Tempted to start by with total incredulity at this story but silly not to offer unbounded congratulations. Adrian, please for the sake of the nation take over the Brexit negotiations.
  13. Jay, sorry to rain on your parade but water ingress can be a serious problem with these cars. Search 'water ingress' on here and be pro active to completely solve the problem soonest. At least one owner here had to renew all carpets. Possible suspects include sunroof drains, roof rail attachments, rear tail lights and in my case an ill fitting vent for equalising pressure in the cabin when doors are closed. Have had my '06 RX350SE for four years now from 30K to 55K and would not have anything else.
  14. Thanks Peter, Yours has for me been one of the most fascinating and informative posts of all.
  15. You only need to use a film of this product. I know bikers who just wipe over with a rag and a little spray. It will bleed out from behind rubber seals and cover strips but it does not harm paintwork and just needs to be wiped off. I also use the grease version to coat any vulnerable electrical components eg the ride height regulators on my air suspension.