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About Hangie

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  1. Filter is probably inside like in the ZF transmission. if so you would need to remove the oil pan which more work and parts. ive changed my transmission oil at 90k miles and schedule next for 150 if I'll still own the car. My was done by Lexus dealer. They are happy to do it even it is lifetime / warranty time :)
  2. There is a thread here about the pump. Pump was the weak point of the system and was dying quite recently. When Lexus noticed it, new version was introduced - 2008 if I remember correctly - and since then it was alright. They changed it once again in 2010 for some reason but my version is also holding strong. another general rule: I know it is tempting to buy early version of a new model but it is much wiser to stick to a last years model of a previous one with all the bugs fixed :)
  3. Recently I was servicing my car at Lexus dealership. During conversation they told me one of theirs customer got GS450h with 300k miles on the clock and then batteries gave up. Important point is though that for batteries miles doesn't really maters but number of cycles. So if you are doing a lot of motorways miles you can do 300 miles without even going through one charging cycle, while driving in the city you can do few cycles just while doing few miles. In general I would prefer a car with high motorways miles rather than daily commuter/school run car as everything is getting used quicker - miles is not the ultimate live counter of the car. Cars should have hours counter for the engine and cycles for batteries ;)
  4. Don't forget that Gs450h got both direct and indirect injectors so whole system got extra complexity. i always though that hybrid system would be the bigger challenge for the lpg ecru to handle with the constant change of the engine state.
  5. For the roughness. I wasn't very happy about my idle too. It wasn't shaking a lot but I could fill it on red light. also driving around 20mph wasn't 100% smooth. I blamed both for slowly dying spark plugs or air filter. case is I was right. I just done my 120k service with new plugs and filters - all the roughness is gone :) as you are also in my area mileage area you may want to look at spark plugs and filters. if plugs are really bad you may not burn all the fuel in cylinders and killing cat.
  6. Yes I know techstream - that why a gave it to lexus garage :) it is still very rare maitanance so I can pay. in general I think it was just over £150 with oil.
  7. There is no easy fill plug. ive asked lexus garage to change it in mine and they done it without problem but I don't know exactly how.
  8. Shouldn't you just change it then ? As far I remember it is every 100k m / 160k km or 10 years ? dont forget you got 2 cooling systems with separate coolant.
  9. Why you wanted to dilute the antifreeze ? you should use premixed one and keep the ratio as it is.
  10. Tape player got horrible quality so then your finding is a really nice one!
  11. There is no usb port in pre facelift modele ? i normalny use Bluetooth streaming which is good enough for me but there is also CD or USB to choose from.
  12. Eventually water pump is dying and coolant is not circulating as it should.
  13. I never heard about charging it that way. Point is obd is a diagnostic interface with pin 16 being battery and 4 chassis ground. someone just got clever idea why not to direct current in the opposite direction which in effect charge battery rather that supply 12v to a scanner. If you remember that cables for obd are thin and not design for the big load you will be fine. I read somewhere than 1A is max what obd can supply so I assume it will also be 1A what you can send back.
  14. Charging via obd2 - that is new :) have you checked the current - I guess it must be in the 100 mA area. Anyway to compensate for the small power loss it might work but to charge the battery fully you would need like 40 days of full sun ;)
  15. You tinted front sides ? You know it is illegal in the UK if they pass less that 70% ? Yours looks more like 50% to me. As for my taste it is way too dark especially on he dark car. Can you see anything in rear window at night ?