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Vintagesixtysix

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About Vintagesixtysix

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    Phil

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  • Lexus Model
    IS250
  • Year of Lexus
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands

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  1. I've been trying to ignore the possibility of this happening, but at 12years old & nearly 100k on the clock it's no real surprise it's caught up with me. I've read through some of the previous posts and there was a reasonably extensive one that ran around a year ago on the forum, I thought I'd start a fresh one just to see if anyone had come across a fix or recommendations for a S/S replacement & how to keep the sound right as my boy racing days are well behind me! 😇 And I'm not as handy as@IS200Newbie either.... 😢 Any thoughts appreciated guys. Phil Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  2. Had mine completed today, dash out. They are completing the airbag replacement, renewing or adding the dash fitting that have been an issue previously with dash squeak. I had the AC crack fix done (£5 kit no labour as dash out) maybe a bit churlish to charge me for the kit!? as been a previous recall. Covering on pillars intact no damage all seems quiet & ok up to now just driving back from dealer. Job done hopefully. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  3. @Stevetees Is your car part of the air bag recall? Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  4. Nice work..... you've inspired me to give the old shed a bit of a paint job. I bet as the weather has turned a bit over recent weeks you'll be glad of that insulation! Hope you both enjoy it. Sent from my iPad using Lexus OC
  5. If you wanted to be ar@ey about it .... just ask for their (builders) indemnity insurers name..... if they claim not to have any ..... ask the householder for theirs. My guess is they'll soon stump up a couple of quid. If DIY I'll leave to the direction of those that know. If you were selling it tomorrow you'd talk about normal age related bumps & scratches...not concrete marks! 😢 Hope works out either way as looks in good nick even with age & milage. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  6. Unlucky...... these are always a pain in the butt. Your cars drivable so while not pretty you have time on your side and not racking up hire car costs that can sometimes force decisions that move the process along rather than feeling just. Agreed witness would have been good... if you are very certain of your position what about a social media appeal for witness. Stand your ground .... the schematic is a good start your not just going to roll over. Even if the insurance contact tells you you have no choice.... you have. Take your time.... there are good resources online like money saving expert etc where people share experiences and tactics etc. Annoying ... after having a non fault last year myself in another vehicle and being reassured at the time it makes no difference.... my insurer wrote me a lovely letter saying they wouldn't be able to insure me when renewing. Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  7. Lexus Coventry is part of the Listers group. Don't know how many Lexus/Toyota franchises they have...... or if it has any bearing on supply of parts needed. Sent from my iPad using Lexus OC
  8. Finally....Just had the call. Looks like parts are in..... I'm booked in for the 11th Aug. @ Cov Lexus. 5-6 hours dash out. Shims for dash squeak being replaced as standard. Courtesy car.... no collect & deliver being offered. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  9. Thought this was quite interesting. The article suggests it's home office data refreshed every six months. Simply put any post code in and it gives you a number. https://www.petrolprices.com/street-hotspot-car-thieves/ Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  10. Look no further newbie is correct unfortunately.... we've had a couple of false dawns on the past but nothing came to fruition. If you want/need another.... got to get the dollar out. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  11. Yes it been like this for donkeys years. Manufacturers need to shift cars.....dealers need to hit the bonus numbers....as with any commodity there's ups and downs. Sometimes manufacturers will incentivise dealers to take more stock with better intake margins or finance support etc. The sales guys will be having a new car every six months or so to keep numbers rolling through. They'll have customers on the specific finance schemes they can call saying they have a low mileage " ex demo etc" if they would like to trade up for an extra £? Per month. Manufactures themselves who run decent size fleets (JLR etc) change theirs around six months or so. Fleet is big business and all about the numbers both margin (not really that high) and volume of vehicles....post 2008 many big fleets have gone to three or four year changes or 80k miles ish whichever comes first. All pumps used vehicles into the market......some low mileage.....some high. Avoidance is the wrong word as all the VAT and benefit in kind P11d stuff for companies and company car drivers is all above board and clearly described by HMRC. Sent from my iPad using Lexus OC
  12. Yes....good tip. Forget the fancy sprays for something as heavy duty as roll bar bushes. Back to the future.... good slap of the right grease! Nice one. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  13. It's going to be an interesting one to sort out. I'm no corporate lawyer..... but if anyone shows any interest in buying any part of the business (whole, Japanese or US subsidiary) they'll structure it to leave this liability behind with the previous business. If the current Takata business was big enough / profitable enough to carry all this it wouldn't be going bankrupt. The recall Is such an overwhelming size and cost. Takata have also not done themselves any favours by initially trying to cover up the issue. As mentioned by Linas.P our line of liability goes back through the retailer ( used or new) and ultimately to Lexus U.K./EU. If we have a defective part in the car then it's their responsibility to solve it....... Lexus have issued a U.K. Recall notice so it's sitting squarely at their door. Even the synical view that many might have know Takata would not survive does not help the problem disappear as it's safety related. http://blog.caranddriver.com/massive-takata-airbag-recall-everything-you-need-to-know-including-full-list-of-affected-vehicles/#list Sent from my iPad using Lexus OC
  14. You could always use WD-40 silicone lubricant.... :) As previously mentioned you'll find lots of passion for and against. I was always taught that any petroleum based liquid product was more solvent and therefore not rubber friendly as it had a drying effect and accelerated it degrading. But modern bushes are polyurethane and much more resilient to all substances. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  15. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/40298169 Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC