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About AmbroseJohn

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  1. My 08 SEL has one. I thought they all did TBH
  2. I used to have a bumper sticker on my '69 Chevelle which read "I'd rather eat worms than drive an automatic" Then I was forced to buy one ('76 Vette) because I couldn't find the right car, with 4 speed. I had intended to convert it but having drove it for a while, I kept the auto and I've never had a stick shift since.
  3. Sensors don't fit in the new wheels and to be honest I've spent 50 years driving trouble free, without the need for a computer to tell me I've got a flat. Checking tyre pressures is part of routine maintenance and if you don't know you're driving on a flat tyre, you never should be driving anyhow.
  4. If the light is on, with the car running normally or off during during initialisation, you'll fail the MOT. The sensors just have to be working, they won't check if they're in the tyres, just the same as they won't check any other system, as long as the warning lights indicate that it's working normally.
  5. You need to pressurise the box, you could fit a separate valve but it's just as easy to use one of the sensors.
  6. The silver one list a manual transmission. I may be but I didn't think a manual was available with hybrids.
  7. If you want newer for less money. :) New&onesearchad=New&radius=1500&postcode=fy11rn&page=1
  8. Most wobble nuts will accommodate a 1.5mm variation in pcd, so the difference between 112 & 114.3 is probably out of their range. You can get adapter plates but you would also have to be aware of offset too. By the time you've bought two pairs, you're halfway to a brand new set of wheels that do fit. IMG_2010 by John Pate, on Flickr Probably more trouble than it's worth in the end.
  9. There's a good reason that they're cheaper, they are.
  10. I was amazed at Lexus Bolton. Even though my GS450h is an 08, basically an old banger, they treated me like the best customer they had. First names, banter and an endless amount of coffee. They even provided a brand new courtesy car and a bottle of water & snacks for my journey back to Blackpool. Dealerships however are few and far between. An 80 mile round trip is a bit far, if you're busy. IMG_2010 by John Pate, on Flickr
  12. Have you got the serial number off the new sensor. The cars computer will only monitor known sensors, otherwise it would pickup the car next to you at traffic lights with a flat tyre. You then have to initialise the new sensor with TechStream.
  13. I must learn to read the whole post before replying. :)