Muddywheels

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About Muddywheels

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    Paul

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  • Lexus Model
    RC 300h F SPORT
  • Year of Lexus
    2017
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Yorkshire

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  1. Merry Christmas

    And it's a Merry Christmas from me too Have a good one and best wishes for new year everyone
  2. Mirrorlink

    Already got the PHEV rashi - had it over a year and although I agree the EV range is below expectations I've still averaged 86 mpg since I got it Car manufacturers somehow manage to lie about these things and get away with it - other industries are fined for misleading measures The Lexus mpg is well below expectations at 39 too
  3. Mirrorlink

    I've had to resort to usb adapter for cigarette lighter otherwise phone goes blank and continually tries to use mirrorlink which doesn't work This coupled with the flat battery last week has taken shine off Lexus ownership then add in new RC model next year and I'm starting to appreciate the Mitsubishi PHEV more especially now it's colder - swmbos suggested selling RC but I dread to think how much I'll lose - only done 1600 miles
  4. Trickle Charger

    Some useful information on smart chargers here http://speed.academy/how-to-maintain-car-batteries-ctek/
  5. Trickle Charger

    I have rc300h so wasn't sure - AGM batteries are common in motorbikes and modern vehicles with stop-start engines http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/absorbent_glass_mat_agm
  6. Trickle Charger

    Quick search on net lots of warnings not to use recond on AGM batteries or it will fry them
  7. Trickle Charger

    On mine I have always used car setting (2nd from left) but at moment using snowflake setting due to low temp (3rd from left/AGM on new model) Never used recon
  8. Trickle Charger

    Connected mine this morning and checked it before tea and it's showing full charge now after yesterdays AA jump start I've got some nuts today and going to connect comfort lead tomorrow so it will be easy to use when parked Plan to get battery checked by dealer when I've time
  9. RC300h review

    No - due to keyless thefts concerns I disable key every time I leave vehicle so I know this is not the problem I've got the Ctek attached now until I can get to dealer for investigation further
  10. Trickle Charger

    I expected it would be ok for many weeks so will definitely be getting dealer to check battery I have a dashcam with parking record but it's supposed to shut down if battery low and it's not caused flat battery before on any other vehicle Now I'm taking advantage of preheated Mitsy with heated steering wheel etc I'm planning to attach ctek anyway to rc I should add only used ctek on RRS and DS because I did a lot of short trips which meant auto stop/start function only worked if I kept battery maintained - same for on-board tv and timed climate
  11. Trickle Charger

    I have an mxs 5 and used it to previously to maintain battery on 2 Range Rover Sports and a discovery sport without problems Basically as i understand it the 5 is small but ideal for long periods of use Planning to use it on my rc now because of flat battery yesterday after about a week parked up
  12. RC300h review

    Cheers- I will have a trip to dealer and ask them to check battery
  13. RC300h review

    Nothing tested by aa so will have to discuss with dealer
  14. RC300h review

    AA have been and jump started the RC so it's now running again but I'm worried if it will start tomorrow or weekend if I don't drive until then Bit disappointed I waited 2 hours for dealer to return my call before I rang them again and they told me to ring Lexus Assist - hats off to AA/Lexus Assist though - only took 30 minutes to arrive Going to look at connecting my CTEK tomorrow for peace of mind - I thought my trouble was behind me when I ditched LR
  15. RC300h review

    The pre heat on my Mitsy is getting well used at moment so the rc hasnt moved for a week Unfortunately today it's sunny so decided to go in rc and it's dead- can't open doors with fob so used emergency key and now waiting for Lexus recovery because I can't jump start from PHEV Looks like my ctek just found a use again First black mark against rc