• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Glover

  1. Hi Lee. had a very hectic autumn and winter so didn't manage to get it booked in; will hopefully get its sorted in the spring when all of the salt has gone off the roads!
  2. Happy New Year everybody. Pre facelift Advance has different audio spec; definitely not ML:-(. I've attached a pre facelift PDF brochure (hopefully!!) Lexus RX 450h including RX Advance.pdf
  3. I don't know if this helps or muddies the water but my pre-facelift Advance has 19 inch wheels fitted as standard; did this change after the facelift.
  4. I've had Cross Climates on my RX450h since January this year. Probably done about 10,000 on them and so far they are excellent. I'm not one to explore the limits of grip but they never feel like they will lose grip and coped well in the recent icy weather. See my original review here: Sorry first time I've tried a hyperlink so got additional text from my post but don't know how! Price is probably lower now as I was an early adopter.
  5. Sorry should have said is there a suitable Yuasa for the IS250. My Yaris is very basic with regards to electronics but it's been mainly used round town and stays outside in all weathers so looks like mine did really well at 16 years:-)
  6. Bit late to this thread. The Panasonic battery in my Yaris lasted 16years. I know it probably takes less hammer but suggests that, as with cars, the Japanese know something about reliability when it comes to manufacturing batteries. On that basis is there a suitable Yuasa (Panasonic don't seem to be available aftermarket).
  7. Totally agree Wayne. From being what I thought might be an interesting thread about cost of/replacing mirrors this is just a diatribe. Please lighten up guys this is the best forum I've ever been on; don't spoil it. thanks
  8. I had a Honda Accord 3 door hatchback in 1984 that could give cold to my face and warm or hot to my feet. Great car, fast for it's time, comfortable and economical too! Never drove or been in a 11/1300 but driven/been driven in it's small (mini) and big (1800 land crab) cousins. Both brilliant for their day
  9. I understand what you're saying but other cars I've had (admittedly German (sorry!)) have allowed any outlet setting on auto. But having set off on a journey on Monday and monitoring what it was doing I must admit the system choosing the outlets is far better as in the winter it waits until the air is to temperature before bathing your upper body and face with warm air; in previous cars I've had a chilled blast on my face and feet until it got up to temperature. Just another example of Lexus brilliance. These cars never cease to amaze me!
  10. Mine started on footwell this morning and then when warm moved to footwell and screen. Very clever!
  11. I thought mine had a fault too as I couldn't get it to do feet and dash on auto. But on auto mine defaults to screen and feet rather than feet only. Is this a setting issue? I'd much rather it started off where I want it rather than where it wants it!
  12. Sitting in you car you very rarely see your car's lights but the other night I did my usual check that all lights were working. For the first time I realised that the dipped lights were the inner rather than the outer lights. Outer lights dipped is the configuration on every other car I've had and over the last few days I've noticed that every car with it's lights on has dipped on the outside. just wondered is this a Lexus peculiarity and is anyone aware why they are set up like that? Given the position of the sidelights it means the edges of the car aren't marked. Says something about the cars that the majority of postings on the forum (this one included!) have nothing to do with faults, breakdowns and problems.
  13. Countries in Europe where it is mandatory are: France - Hi Vis jacket or Gilet when cycling Belgium - Hi Vis Jacket/ Gilet When Cycling Italy - Hi Vis Jacket/Gilet When Cycling Austria - Hi Vis Jacket or Gilet When Cycling Spain - Hi Vis Jacket or Gilet When Cycling Apparently the jury is out on the benefits of high vis - some research has shown that drivers drive closer to cyclists wearing high vis and/or helmets!
  14. This forum is great; there's so much knowledge and I now know that LEDs at the front in any of the lights are only permissible if original fitment. Does anyone know if there is an alternative halogen sidelight bulb that glows whiter than the original fitment, which is a bit too yellow for my liking.
  15. Hi all. Thanks for the very useful comments and Rayaans you are a mine of information; the article is enlightening (sorry!!!). I assume that although some pre-facelift 3RXs (SE-L and Premier?) have LED sidelights that these bulbs, even if bought from Lexus, cannot be fitted on a 3RX that did not have them as an original fitment.
  16. Wonder why manufacturer's choose a particular configuration? Strangely according to my handbook it looks like the LED equipped cars have the outer lights as the dipped beams. On the subject of LEDs is it just a straight swap to change the side lights from conventional to LED?
  17. Also sorry to hear bout your accident and hope everyone was ok. When they'd got down to 3mm at the front I replaced all the Dunlops (including the backs which were 4mm) on my RX with Cross Climates. Not the cheapest option but very quiet and excellent grip. Must admit the thing I never scrimp on is tyres; even my 16 year old Yaris runabout has premium tyres so I'd say buy the best you ca afford and judging by the reviews on the forum with the RX Avon and Michelin seem to be the favourites. Fortunately I've not had to emergency brake in the RX yet but looking at official stats for braking distances it does take a few metres more than some of its rivals.
  18. The EU and the majority of countries including the UK base their regulations on UN regulations The UN legislation is where the variance comes from. Isn't Google wonderful!
  19. Not wishing to labour the point but a speedo can be accurate or read up to 10% less. The real speed could be 148 but it could be anywhere between 145.5 ( i.e. 10% less than 161.5) to 161.5. In practice because it is costly to calibarate speedos exactly most are inaccurate within the permitted tolerances and the accuracy can vary across the speed range e.g. a speedo might be 10% out at 30 e.g. it's reading 33mph but only 5% out at 60 e.g.reading 63mph (out being reading more than the actual speed). Either way it's legal providing it doesn't read less than the actual speed i.e. you can't be doing 30 and your speedo read 27.
  20. Sorry should have said an indicated 260kph could be anywhere between 145 and 161.5 in mph!
  21. Linas you're right. 260 kph is not 161; it's 161.551:-) Rough calc is 8km = 5miles. Real speed varies from speedo to speedo; by law they are allowed to read up to 10% lower but never higher so at 30 the real speed could be anywhere between 27 and 30. My RX450 is doing a real 28mph at 30, my Yaris does a real 27 at 30. So using that equation an indicated 161 could be anywhere between 145 and 161.5
  22. Hi Nick If you're talking about the top of the bumper I got a genuine Lexus protector from Lexus Birmingham. Really good price, quick delivery and excellent service. The protector is an easy DiY fitting job (I used masking tape to find and mark the centre of the bumper and the protector) Lexus Birmingham have a parts shop on eBay; I've just looked the site is there but it's empty at the moment.
  23. Absolutely brilliant car Connor; I can't believe the condition, it does speak volumes for the build quality. Is that the Royal Centre carpark?
  24. Thanks for the replies Pete and Jon. I think I was a bit impatient the last time I tried cleaning the stain off; sounds like the secret is to leave the product on to do its work, doh:-) I've used 3 grades of wet and dry; 1,000, 2,000 and finish with 4,000 grit to clean lenses before. That worked well but went yellow after a while; I think UV seal is required if its to last. I also did a quick job with a magic sponge for an MoT; that did a decent job and only took a couple of minutes but again didn't apply UV seal. I've also tried smokers toothpaste. It's ok on light yellowing but not as good as the magic sponge and takes much longer. The key to all of this appears to be that once restored, then whatever you use unless you seal the lens it will go yellow again. A thought. Is there any benefit in applying sealant to perfect lenses to keep them that way or is it a waste of time and money
  25. Hi. two questions one for Jon and one for Peter. Jon. What did you use to clean your headlights; they and your car look great Peter. How did you get the Jean stain off? I have the same problem but created by me not a previous owner! Thanks