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About alanc745

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    IS 200H F sport
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  1. Lexus paint quality!

    So paint quality is all about hardness is it?! There's nothing wrong with the quality of the paint, in fact the paint is probably some of the highest quality paint you can get at the moment. Different manufacturers use different paint hardness, Lexus typically use soft - so do manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Ferrari and some Porsche models. Since lead has been removed from paint, its been softened significantly but as I say, nothing to do with the quality, just a feature. Any car will get stone chips - its stupid to think it won't, additionally if the car is low, itll get many more! I still see BMWs with huge chunks of road rash on the front with only 10k miles on them. All depends on the roads you drive on, how close you are to the car in front etc Think about it - a rock travelling at 10mph hitting a car going at 30mph - its going to chip, no ifs and certainly no buts! Hi its nothing to do with the loss of lead! It is since all paints are now water based & not cellulose based, solvent based to you. All car paints are now water based & it is that alone that has caused all cars to be affected by stone chipping. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  2. Discovering the IS300H

    Well today was a hot one, very glad I went for the full leather heated/ Cooled seats work a treat! Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  3. Congratulations, bought my 300h Fsport from the same dealership after parting with Jaguar. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I have. Great choice! Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  4. Midlands Meet - How many are interested?

    I would certainly be up for a first meet of the year! Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  5. My First Lexus

    Congratulations, am sure you will enjoy it, I came from a Jaguar XF to a Lexus IS 300h Fsport & have now covered just over 2000 miles since getting it in October. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  6. Previous car was a Jaguar 3.0L XF & previous to that was a 2.7D Jaguar S-type. Before that was Mazda RX8, Citroen Pluriel, Hyundai Coupe, Citroen BX, Ford Escort mk3, Hyundai Stella, Landrover, Triumph Herald, Triumph 1300, triumph Toledo, Moss Monaco, Ford Escort mk2, Reliant Rebel. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. I think he meant fuel consumption would increaseStill on 32mpg here. My RX does the same atm That was what I said, fuel consumption increase in the winter ( this means get less miles per gallon) I was getting 40 -50 mpg in November last year.Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  8. Well I thought my fuel consumption would increase a good bit now the weather is colder. But I am still seeing an average of 36.5mpg which I think is good, what does anyone else get in their 300h? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  9. Gear Stick Loss

    Me too, gave it a further full turn & clipped gater back upto my knob, & it's all back to how it should be! Top tip. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  10. Gear Stick Loss

    I too have noticed that the gear stick has started twisting, but on trying to tighten it how did you get the gater to release? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  11. Powder coating does not take long to cure in an oven, the time needed is cleaning & re-furbing the wheel. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  12. Water jetting damages the ceramic core, there are companies that are licenced to clean them & correctly dispose of the ash. Dpf's work very well, it's just a shame that cars with them are effectively miss sold to customers who will never drive the car in a manor suitable to allowing it to work correctly. My diesel had done 116000 mile when I sold it & the Dpf still had plenty of life left in it. But if the exhaust gases do not get hot enough in use they will slowly clog up. My work place changed so I was no longer doing the milage so I changed to a petrol engine which is better suited to shorter journeys. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  13. It is possible that if the rim bead area has become corroded it could allow some air loss.But a decent tyre company should be able to spot this & advise on a solution. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  14. Yes David, had my wife keeping lookout, at least at this all cars remain under cover until I finish the wheel refurb. Should be spraying the finish colour black tomorrow. Bought them to put on my IS 300h Fsport as winter wheels, but had winter tyres fitted to existing rims instead. So wheels needed a light refurb & were painted in a really bad gold finish, so bought them cheaply even though they are Lexus wheels. Quite pleased with the results, next job getting them listed on eBay Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk See your message box re this thread.