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cpk

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About cpk

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    Chris

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  • Lexus Model
    GS450H
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cambridgeshire
  1. Hi John, My price was wrong on labour, it works out at £505, so £100 for fitting, still probably a tad steep and I'd rather use a garage I am familiar with. I'll probably order them and have them fitted locally to save me the journey, when they arrive I can check they are the correct part - better than a 3hr round trip to find out. I too am sceptical... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-LEXUS-GS450H-REAR-R-H-L-H-SHOCK-ABSORBER-48530-80356-/252980555678?hash=item3ae6d0ef9e:g:WGgAAOSwpONZOUCA I contacted them after seeing the above.
  2. Its from Nippon AutoSpares in Derby. They do have an ebay listing but I contacted direct for the prices. If anyone has experience of these it will be good to know! It was the Lexus dealer who identified the shocks need replacing and then warranty rejected claim. Dealer was only going to replace one on each axle. I had a rear one replaced (under warranty) 8 months ago so I guess dealer/Lexus must be relaxed about not replacing in pairs...
  3. That's good to know, I assumed the quoted price on the Lexus website was £795 each!?
  4. Supplier did confirm these are the right ones. Also offered to fit, £600 for both fitted...
  5. Hi John, Thanks for the reply. I did think it looked a bit too good to be true. I will check that they are quoting on the right ones and are the adjustable on road versions!
  6. Sorry to resurrect this thread. I need a couple of shocks, 1 front and 1 rear and I've had the following quote from Nippon autospares: Rear are £179+vat Front are £159+vat (please confirm which side if you wish to order) delivery will be £12+vat with UPS These are Genuine Lexus new parts as such carry 12 month warranty This seems pretty good vs all other options. Any comments? Do you think this is right for an 07 GS450H??
  7. That's a good result. Can you please let me know who the dealer is? The dealer I am at a dead end is Listers and he said he would get the whole force of Listers to solve my problem (he didn't achieve it).
  8. It's a tricky one. Im under no illusion that the shocks have worn. However, I did expect them to be replaced under warranty (as did the dealer). I guess I'd like some consistency. I've had rear calipers and water pump also replaced under warranty. These would have also failed due to wear (98k). Like other companies they need to be consistent with mileage limits on parts so buyers and dealers are fully aware of what they can expect from the warranty. Its fair to say the insurer would expect substantial wear on a car my age and perhaps should not have sold the policy as unlimited as long as car has <140k when taken out.
  9. :-) Can't believe I missed that! I clicked a contact us link at the very bottom and it took me to a user log in area. Thanks!
  10. I've just had some warranty work rejected on my 2007/110k GS450H. I'm beginning to think Lexus are starting to lose their reputation. I took the "Unlimited Mileage" warranty out in November last year thinking my car was covered for the next 2 years. I bought a Lexus on the basis of the warranty. 2 shocks were identified as needing replacing, this was immediately rejected. Dealer fought hard and got assessor to look at them, no surprises they declared it wear so won't pay out. I actually had a shock replaced 8 months previously apparantly because they gave me the benefit of the doubt on that. I'm now trying to find out where I stand as I'm beginning to think I was mis-sold the policy. Any one could argue that most parts on my car will fail due to wear! The statement from the financial ombudsman is important: "We generally consider that if insurers expect substantial "wear and tear" to occur within the period covered by the policy, they should not sell policies for that duration." Most alternative warranties state at what mileage which parts are covered. Lexus do not. Is there anything we can do as a club to try and address this?
  11. I've found Steve but would like to private message him if possible...? Anyone got a contact address?
  12. Sounds like a positive result, thanks for sharing. I took mine (07, 110k) to an exhaust specialist today and the split in the Y-Section was such that it was about to break off like yours did - because of this they agreed to do it while I wait at the expense of other customers. They took the back section off which also revealed 5 holes in the two back boxes. They patched all the holes, repaired the split/crack in the Y and welded a bracket over the Y to keep it more secure. I'll be happy if it lasts another year or two, I wanted an economical job as I think I'll be changing it next summer. Mine is also a lot quieter now and I think the holes in the boxes could have been there since I bought it last year... It was never loud or intrusive but is now a lot quieter. Did your back boxes also have holes or was it just the Y-Section where it failed?
  13. Facinating post, really enjoyed reading it - thanks for taking the time to do photos etc. I'm considering an LS next, reading this has been a real eye opener.
  14. Hi John, I have one the same year as you and keep getting reports at service it's nearly on it's last legs, I imagine it will go at the same place as yours. I don't want to spend £5-600 on a stainless system, I'll probably keep my car for another 2 years, I just want a good, cheap, quiet replacement. How are you sourcing your parts?
  15. I put new Dunlop Maxxsport RT2s on my GS450H when I first got it and after 16k my rears will need changing shortly. Fronts are fine, reckon I've got another 15k on those I got a bit of a bargain on the RT2s for £80 each when Paypal were doing an offer combined with better € rate they came from giga-tyres in Germany, got the 4 fitted locally for £40. I've been looking again and best price I can get on RT2s fitted is £117. Happy to consider other alternatives if anyone can recommend any? The RT2s have been excellent, quiet, grippy and I regularly get 37mpg, 39 on a M-way run.