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Verbout last won the day on February 16 2017

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    IS250 4Door Auto Advance
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  1. 4 hours, FFS, I expect to have had a test drive, get the argie bargie out of the way and left a deposit within an hour. I wouldn’t hang about for that long, I’ve walked out of several showrooms when they start fannying about too much.
  2. We all expect a low offer price, we know they’re in it to make money, It’s the silly offers and the silly games they play that rankles.
  3. I received a phone call from The Car People asking how my interaction went. I told them the first offer was very rude. The young man moved onto the next question very quickly. Invited me on a test drive later in the week. I may go at the weekend while the Mrs is away. :)
  4. I took my car to Car People to get a price on part-exchanging my IS 250 . I’d seen a gorgeous Suzuki Swift sport I really took a fancy to. My car is an 11 plate, it’s done 46,000 miles and fully looked after by me. The cheeky gits offered me £7300, £150 less than :( I refused a test drive on the Swift, it was snowing and I couldn’t inspect the car fully while it was wet, so I got ready to walk away. Then the stupid patter started, “I’ll have another word with the sales manager, we can sell Lexus cars all day long, I’ll get you more” “I’ve convinced him, he’s offering £7600” “Can I get you a coffee, I’ll see if he’ll knock off the admin fee” No thanks I’ve got somewhere to be....... cheeky gits. Still love the Suzuki though. :)
  5. Lumpy idle when cold......

    Cheers Declan, I’ve removed all my engine covers and as you say it’s very noticeable. I’m on with an injector cleaning regime at the moment. I just cannot find a solution to this issue, no codes, no leaking vacuum pipes, that I can see. My friendly garage have pointed me in several directions and I’ve checked each an every possible solution they’ve given me, still no solution. Hey ho, forever onwards.
  6. Lumpy idle when cold......

    Anyone know what this is? It’s located on top of the cam cover, near the bulkhead and next to the brake servo. It’s ticking like crazy, similar to a ticking fuel injector, that’s initially what I thought the noise was.
  7. Lumpy idle when cold......

    Been on a good run, it's a lot better but not quite right. There is a slight blip on the revs when I come to a halt, not as bad as it was. Next job is to fully remove the throttle body and give the barrel and all the passage ways a good clean. bring on the good weather.
  8. Lumpy idle when cold......

    Throttle body removed, well not entirely but bolts undone so I could get to the front and back of the butterfly flap. The flap did not seem to be seated correctly, you could feel a crusty ridge of carbon all around the hole. Sprayed it with carb cleaner and left for 5 minutes. Wiped all the excess away, repeated several time until the ridge was washed away. Had a little run around the estate, so far so good. I intend removing it completely but it’s connected to a pipe in the left bottom corner which I couldn’t get to, it’s cold, wet and I’ve got a washing machine to repair.
  9. This thread is taking a turn. My wife decides to take her coat off while I'm shooting down the motorway, the seatbelt warning suddenly starts bleeping, a red light on the dash starts flashing and my heart misses several beats thinking the car is terminal.
  10. I’ve had squeaks and rattles on all sorts of car over the years . I’ve tried to enlist the help of the blonde lady I married to track down the noises. One was her bracelet scratching on the centre console, she didn’t have the slightest clue it was her, didn’t have the slightest clue it stopped when I asked her to trace the noise and she moved her arm. She still puts her arm next to the console oblivious to the noise. She’s a bloody nightmare in the car. I should start a thread on that alone.
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  12. Hold the remote to your head, it extends the range. :)
  13. Are your old cars still in use??

    One issue, front wishbones replaced under warranty due to bushes wearing. Not another single problem. I was going to keep it as well as the Lexus, but someone else had other ideas.
  14. Are your old cars still in use??

    I keep on eye on my old Alfa 159, '57 plate I had for six years. It has never failed a test, only had one advisory and that was during my ownership "Couldn't check seat belt due to child seat installed"