bobmc

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  1. 70,000 miles

    is it this one?
  2. 70,000 miles

    As others have said, check the service history before purchase. If the car has been serviced by Lexus don't be shy about ringing the service department at the dealership where it was serviced, they will usually be quite happy to give details of the cars service history and any work done. If you're willing to pay Lexus servicing costs, you will normally be able to buy a warranty from Lexus despite the fact that you bought the car from an independent dealer. The warranty also includes AA breakdown cover as well. You can buy the warranty and a service plan and you can have a fixed monthly payment which will cover you for almost everything apart from tyres, brakes and fuel.
  3. Congrats Martin, looks to be in lovely condition enjoy :)
  4. Check the interior light switch also check
  5. newbie saying hi

    Stunning
  6. RC300h review

    Have Lexus come up with any explanation why the battery was flat? It's not unreasonable to expect the car to start even if has been left unused for several weeks - what if you'd been on away on holiday and come back to the airport carpark at 2 in the morning and found the battery had gone flat?
  7. I've noticed two problems since the recall. Radio reception is definitely poorer than before (ariel lead not fully inserted?) and my passenger seat heater no longer works. Mentioned it to Lexus Teesside who didn't seem too interested in taking a look and I've been too busy with work to follow it up. But I will ring them again and be a bit more forceful this time!
  8. Gold Membership

    I was intending to renew but thought I had missed the Black Friday deal If it's still available, I'd consider renewing....?
  9. Just noticed that the passenger side heated seats not working any more. The light comes on in the centre console but no heat. Does anyone know, do the seats get removed during the recall. Lexus Teesside are denying it's anything to do the recall.......
  10. I'm looking to replace the rear brake calipers on my IS250, will probably do both O/S and N/S at the same time. Anyone know of any cheap deals? I think I'd prefer new over refurbs. Part numbers would be useful if anyone has them? Spotted these non-OEM calipers (Apec / Brake Engineering) https://brakeparts.co.uk/shop/Lexus/Is250/05-12/Is250 Gse20 2.5 Petrol/Rear - Brake Calipers and Wheel Cylinders Does anyone have any experience or knowlege of these parts? Any advice gratefully received.
  11. Had them refurbished earlier this year and painted in Anthracite
  12. Just noticed that Lexus Teesside tidied up my dashcam wiring while they had the dash removed. When I'd installed the cable, I couldn't manage to run it down the a-pillar on the windscreen side and took the easier route under the rubber trim on the doorside and back into the dash under the side panel where the airbag switch is. This did mean there was a short length of cable visible as it entered the dash but now you can't see the cable at all.
  13. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    I wish I could chip in with some useful advice or opinion but alas I can't I'm just in awe of the task you are undertaking and enjoying the updates :)
  14. Just an update, phoned around a couple of Lexus dealerships and Liverpool was the cheapest source. Have been into an indie and they have serviced the stuck caliper so I will see how that goes for now Thanks to all that replied
  15. I see lots of 3rd party exhaust options on ebay these days Would one of these not be suitable for middle section http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lexus-IS250-2-5-05-13-Approved-Petrol-Exhaust-Catalytic-Converter/172856116928?hash=item283f0706c0:g:3KwAAOSwIwhWTtvK and this as a back section https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEXUS-IS250-SALOON-2-5-PETROL-RWD-2005-2008-REAR-EXHAUST-SILENCER/112521866538?epid=2169258537&hash=item1a32d36d2a:g:Q5IAAOSwVbtZjsqD
  16. Gran Turismo

    Sorry my mistake, the PH thread is discussing an LFA and not the LC
  17. Gran Turismo

    That will be the closest most of us get to driving an LC500 I was reading a thread on PH the other day and someone was buying an LC500 "for his supercar collection" and there was a quote that there were only 3 sold in the UK
  18. Water pumps seem to be cheaper here https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/oem/1610039436 (I've not used them, simply a google search on the part number 16100-39436) Also, don't be afraid to ring a Lexus dealer and ask for prices, europarts are not always cheaper than Lexus. If it's not leaking, or you're not seeing high temps, then you should be fine. Mine is a little noisy but has been for about 3 years!
  19. Brake pad advice

    There's a topic discussing parts options for the IS250 here
  20. @kellogsj Yeah I remember seeing a post you made about replacing calipers where you mentioned Lexus Liverpool. I'm nowhere near but I suppose they would post them. £79 seems very cheap if they are new, not reconditioned and not an exchange part. Do you think they would still do that price?
  21. @Tyre Tread I would ring them and ask if they have to remove dashboard (some dealers are saying they only need to remove the glove box) - if they confirm then ask nicely and you will probably get a good result. Good Luck!
  22. I hadn't spotted that, but you're right they are supplying on an exchange basis.
  23. @johnatg Agreed, I'm going to get a second opinion next week. Don't have the skills or drive space to do the work myself.