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Vintagesixtysix

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  1. For info.... Interested if anyone takes this offer up..... is it just another angle on dealer discount for new vehicle? http://lexus.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/B18B299D38994586/36B67337B4CB9A9AA7F290B8E8FDC6A0 It’s official. The Lexus Scrappage Scheme is now live and we’re thrilled to offer our customers the chance to claim up to £4000 off any new car purchased when trading in a qualifying vehicle. The scheme itself is simple. Trade in your old car for a brand new one. But there’s quite a lot of information to digest on how it works. We’ve highlighted the salient points below so you can check, at a glance, the benefits and eligibility criteria. There’s up to £4000 to claim off the price of each new car purchase. The scheme makes buying a luxury car from Lexus easier than ever before. The initiative will run until 31 December 2017. New cars become more affordable when part exchanging for the bonus £4000. Trade in vehicles must have been registered prior to 31 December 2009. By trading in an older, less efficient model, you’re helping to reduce harmful emissions. With Listers Lexus you need to have owned your car for at least six months prior to trading in. We know your time is valuable. Listers will sort everything for you including checking the criteria and eligibility, completing the application forms and all associated paperwork so all you’ve got to do is choose which model is best for you! Sent from my iPad using Lexus OC **** sorry should be 'Scrappage'
  2. New Lexus

    I presume they couldn't colour code the chimney for health and safety purposes [emoji12] ..... Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  3. RAC breakdown renewal warning

    I used to have cover without fail .... the wife buys new so always seemed to have breakdown cover for at least a couple of years. I was also paying around £90 a year for annual worldwide travel insurance. I then realised my bank would offer me car (not individual) breakdown cover + travel insurance + mobile phone insurance + blah blah blah... for a similar monthly fee than the original two. Might be worth a look if you also have other insured items/stuff/services. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  4. Lexus singled out by Irma

    I bet they still started! [emoji106]🤞[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  5. Ex lease cars

    Hi Geoff, Having had company lease cars for over 20years with my last business I can comment from the other side of the fence. I treated those cars exactly like my own private vehicle.... serviced on time.... tyres changed before illegal... family & other animals told to treat the inside with respect.... cleaned inside & out regularly. I saw it as a tool of the trade...didn't want my customers seeing a skip driving into the car park ..... and when blessed with the presence of a senior manager or going to another site with a client I didn't want them to have scrape the kids McDonald's off the seat first. What I couldn't control was where it was serviced & the quality of parts & tires used.... as were all on contract accounts. I've also know guys who are '000 s of miles over service times and almost having to be threatened with consequences if they didn't get it done or only coming to light after being nicked for a tyre, speeding, bulb out etc. So I'm sure your relative will know long standing customers..... whose mileage and vehicle condition they can probably almost predict along with their service history. Over the years I have enquired a couple of times to buy my vehicle at the end of the lease.... I would call the price competitive not mind blowing cheap..... but of course I knew every mile it had done. Hope helps Phil Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  6. 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
  7. Got it... thanks John & also for link. I dismissed it.... even though it was staring me in the face...thought it was just cats. Interesting option & may do if not keeping for anther several years. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  8. So looking at the drawing... Discounting the manifolds, the system is in three pieces? Please check my thinking. Manifold to cats... centre piece to after middle box ( where mines cracked) ...... finally to back boxes and tips? If I was going to get just the middle section made up S/S mild or whatever would that suffice or would there be issues? Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  9. Not an answer to my post issue ... Found this as replacement back box, just for reference. https://www.onlineautomotive.co.uk/Products.aspx?ID=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&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlL-_k6fh1QIVorftCh2RDAR0EAQYAiABEgJUufD_BwE Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  10. Thanks John@britprius I've read your thread over on GS section also .... hats off to you &@IS200Newbie for your resourcefulness on respective vehicles. All I've got is a junior hacksaw and a black & decker workmate so probably not quite in the same league 😜. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  11. Thanks Tim that's encouraging, I'm defo going to tout it around a bit and see. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  12. Thanks John, hope your well. Phil Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  13. Thanks all for thoughts and recommendations. Technically I've got until mot time in Jan to sort this but as the pipe is comprised from around 3 - 7 o'clock it's going to need to be sorted sooner rather than later. It has made me think about how long I'm going to hang onto it but I do love chugging around in the old beast. It's also got very very slow DMF (manual box) wear creep which is another £1000 to sort when it finally if ever goes. Ive recently thrown a load of dollar at new discs pads all round and she does still runs sweet as a nut. I'm going to get it up on the ramps again and have a look at repair but also as I'm in the West Midlands .... automotive heartland I'm going call pop into a few fabrication places and just see if anyone's up for a bespoke fix. In relation to above has anyone got a drawing of the exhaust system so I can go forearmed with info. Can I also just confirm if I find a way of getting some kind of metal/welding repairs done to that localised area.... I shouldn't have to worry about the sensors up stream? Cheers Phil Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  14. 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
  15. @Stevetees Is your car part of the air bag recall? Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  16. Computer help again please

    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
  17. 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
  18. Car theft by post code

    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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Spare key

    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
  23. Calliper refurb

    Due to sourcing parts for myself I've ended up with a r/n/s used calliper. Has anyone used any of the refurb companies that advertise on the web? If so.... is it worth it for a calliper of this value? Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  24. 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
  25. Effects of WD40

    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