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About OldTrout

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    GS450h SE-L
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  1. Alex, Pulsing and gliding may irritate anyone following. Stop worrying, just drive and enjoy the effortless power. The computer will take care of things for you. John
  2. Are you up to 5000 miles on your tyres John? John
  3. Alex, How do you manage to control charging and discharging? John
  4. Jason Your bio has 450h 2018. Is this a misprint for 2008? If not then my experience is only with 2007 model so my comments may be completely wrong. John
  5. Martin, t he DVD I bought would not load and the company would not refund the money saying I had damaged it. I managed to get a refund out of PayPal and then was lucky enough to get a genuine Lexus 2012 DVD on eBay. I suspect there are lots of pirated disks out there and whilst many seem to work some don't. (There is a thread somewhere on the forum.) I hope yours works for you. John
  6. In my 2007 handbook, the park assist instructions are in the slimmer extra booklet on the navigation system not in the fat handbook. John
  7. The "manual" mode is useful to get the effect of engine braking in a non-hybrid. Long downhill stretches can be controlled with the stick rather than using the brake pedal. If "manual" mode has a use other than this, I haven't found it. Others will correct me if I am wrong or have described it badly. John
  8. I believe Lexus use a radar beam not a laser beam so not so susceptible to adverse weather. John
  9. I had a similar problem. See my post Locking wheel nuts thead at Replacement keys cost £16.97 from EVO and service is quick. I my case the replacement key was rendered unusable removing the wheels fitted (with impact wrench?) by a Lexus main dealer a week before. I bought a set of used Toyota nuts with a more robust looking key for £8 on eBay. In the thread above BritPrius refers to a Hyundi set which also do the job and look good too which the real Lexus ones don't. The seat of the 450 nuts is flat. I assume 430 will be the same. Lots of nut sets on eBay have tapered seats and i believe these should not be used on our wheels. Do nuts up with a torque wrench to 100Nm (75ftlbs) and you stand a good chance of being able to get them off with the supplied wheel nut spanner when you get a puncture. John
  10. Dampers working, not leaking but "something fitted on top". Safety issue or just short of work? John
  11. Shahpor, I think you are right about the glitches. Mine is also listed as having a tachometer. I think American models have them but we have the more useful power meter instead. John
  12. Robert, Thanks for suggestion. The arm rest box did need a purge but alas I could find no connector. I found another cigar lighter outlet at the back of the box which is more useful for charging with a cigar lighter USB charger than the one in front of the gear knob as there are no trailing wires. I assume entries under Vehicle Features can only get there if somebody at Lexus enters them. I also assume that it is not a standard feature so it has been added. Allegedly. I believe the only optional extras I have are the rear window blind and black wood. The grain is just visible. I prefer this to the usual walnut. I don't think I have the rear wheel steering option because I can't find the extra fuse box in the boot. John
  13. Last night I discovered the My Lexus section of the Lexus website. I keyed in my car - 2007 GS450h-SEL - and discovered under Vehicle Features/Accessories/Audio "iPod integration kit, for radio with DVD-changer". Now I am old enough to have an iPod (which is not used now) so this would be useful if only I could find it. What should I be looking for and where? A USB outlet or a mini-jack or what? John
  14. Thanks John. I tried but that did not recognise my VIN! I then tried the Lexus site and it used my registration to tell me mine was a 2007 GS 450h - MY06 SE-L and no recalls were applicable. I then registered it under the My Vehicle and discovered that a "fuel pressure recall" was done in February 2015. Discovered some other interesting stuff in the service record: all four tyres replaced at 20k miles AND offside front shock absorber replaced at 50k miles. So that replacement only managed 62k miles. Also found an entry called "reconditioning"? Getting ready for resale? John
  15. Recall work on fuel system? I agree that IS300h is noisy. When I had one for 24hrs I took it back after 30 miles. Couldn't have a conversation with the wife. (They have resurfaced that bit of M4 now but my old 1998 GS300 was quieter by 5dB.) John