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  2. Ouch!! That’s sounds nasty & a good job it wasn’t any lower - it might have needed more than over styling!! Hope you are ok mate.
  3. Parking tickets

    The nearest charging points in my area are at a supermarket at Church Stoke "about 10 miles away", and the last time I was there there were two charging bays with large notices in front of them stating they were for electric vehicles only. Both bays were taken up one with a Fiesta the other with a Golf neither of them modified to run on electricity.. There were perhaps 30 or more empty normal parking places in the immediate area. I parked behind both vehicles blocking them in. I connected the Nissan Leaf I was using to one of the charging points and went to do my shopping, and have breakfast in the store. On returning to the car about an hour later there were two annoyed "to say the least" young drivers balling and shouting at me. At that point the store manager arrived having been monitoring the situation on CCTV. The manager pointed out the large signs directly in front of there windscreens, and the empty parking spaces also explaining that without charging my car I could go no further, and had no alternative but to block there exit. He also said they would have a reason for complaint if a row of electric cars were blocking access to the petrol pumps so they could not fill up. Then he went on to say they were lucky not to have received parking penalty notices. In conversation with the manager after moving my car he said he would have done the same thing in the situation. John.
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  5. Brake caliper slider/retainer pins

    Hi Colin This sounds like a good idea, leaving wheels on and presumably just running the the car onto ramps. Understand about being able to do fronts as both are bolts, however can you also lube rear bottom bolts with wheels on. Other members say with practice they can do all four corners in one hour, I must be real slow, it would take me an hour just jacking up and removing and replacing all wheels without doing any other work !! Your idea if I could do it certainly would save a bit of time. After re-greasing slide pins pins do you apply loctite to the threads(I seen this being done on American You tube ) or do you just leave them ?
  6. Given all those factors and that you got the 2009 facelift, 7.5K sounds very fair to me. The MY2008 for sale is a bit overpriced unless there are factors like warranty and condition that we don't know about.
  7. Do you mean something like this?|parentrq%3A42e6bbbc1620aa19f51c85effff54986|iid%3A1&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236 Wish that had been available last year .. would have made locating one pin a doddle.
  8. Well thats the ISF away as of yesterday with a big empty space in the garage for me and the Yaris for now lol. Keep your eyes peeled for another blue one coming up for sale somewhere. It went to a Merc dealership in Dundee. I suspect it might have a silly price tag attached or they already have a buyer for it. I'm more than happy with the money I got back from the car after two years though. Anyways it's been good fun watching the Jap auctions the last few days and quite interesting comparing the prices to what some garages are asking for here. Particularly fj cruisers, I reckon one place is trying to make 10k on them and that's taking into account shipping, import duty , VAT , conversion and registration. Having owned Japanese imports before I just bought them on condition at the time but now I'm having my eyes opened. If anyone else is considering an import ask to see the auction sheet. It will show you condition, price, mileage which is the easy bit to understand but it also gives details on the spec , No of owners etc. If it doesnt have one then you can do your own background checks if you have a chassis number through JOC and they check the Japanese history. Theres actually a white 2016 GSF going through just now with 16000 km starting at 6780000 Yen or £45400 seems quite expensive.
  9. Alarm problem

    Hi Barrie Does it do it only when parked in certain places as it could be someone else's interference? Ours only did it when parked on our drive - behaved itself everywhere else! JBP
  10. F friends

    @Jgtcracer I tried webuyanycar just out of curiosity more than anything as I know they can be low. I guess Edinburgh didn't want the car on its own but I suspect if indeed trading it for another lexus from them it would have been better.
  11. To buy or not to buy 2017 CT 200h Sport Plus

    Thank you stormchaser. I like the sound of it being go kart like! I really appreciate all the comments re its firm ride. This is obviously something noticeable to a lot of owners, at least that way i can manage my expectations in that respect better. I haven't had much experience driving lots of different cars and I think in my limited experience that is the ride I am used to since I feel every bump and sinkhole on the roads. Sure, a smoother ride would be great, but I guess we can't have it all as they say! Going to the dealership again this week and having read all the feedback on this post and scanning through some old posts I haven't been put off. I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for all the comments.
  12. I have been using Nankang winter tyres since they transformed my LS430 into an almost 4wd car in the snow. They have been brilliant on the RX400h and they are cheap (about £70 a corner). I was swapping tyres every april and November but these days I leave them on all year and they still seem to have enough tread to get through a second winter. Am I right in thinking my 400H has no 'snow' button or anything like it. I found on here some weird button and key sequence that might allow me to turn off the traction control which I haven't tried yet - but which might have helped me get out of a muddy field with a caravan? Mike
  13. Upload it to Youtube and then post it in here.
  14. sorry if this has been discused at lenth but my wifes 250 57 reg rattled when 1st started when we purchased it with 101k . i changed the oil and filter to no avail then put some wynns top end treatment and some zx1 extra lube its now 5 months later and no ratle on start hot or cold . hope this helps someone else . cheers
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  16. Harsh suspension IS300h

    so are you saying I am an old fart lol? I am rather awkward too and grumpy if my wife is to be believed. I see you have an NX which I thought was jittery compared to my IS300H Premier hence the change to an gen 4 RX. Couldnt afford the Premier and really liked the red with black roof liner of the FSport which is a little harder ride and noiser with the sound generator. Would prefer silence but accepted the trade off. As I get older I want quiet and plush ride
  17. we have an update GOOD News managed to source parts from japan using which is a middle man for japanese amazon rakuten and yahoo auctions (japanese ebay kind of). got the headlight for £40 with shipping being £80. this as used btw. Luckily it seems in japan the CT comes standard with xenons so theres planty of them. With buyee, you purchase items which are then sent buy the seller to their own warehouse and they ship it from there. BAD News- found a bumper with headlight washer holes, headlight washer full assembly attached, including lower grille and all clips, and housing of fog lights. £35!! downside is that the item was too big for standard shipping and the shipping bill came up to £930. Decided not to ship it from the warehouse after that shock! so the bumper which seemed like a bargain is at the warehouse and is destined to be destroyed. Although they did give me the option to ship it to a japanese address after sending them an emailing explaining that i would rather book a flight to japan and pick it up lmao.
  18. It's mandatory to carry snow chains in austria & use when appropriate, whatever that means.
  19. I had exactly the same just after Christmas. Power washed the front bumper and after a week they behaved perfectly, still are.
  20. Cheers. Dropped the former owner a message with the link. Suggested that he could get in touch with the seller to strike a deal to sell the paperwork. There was a stack of it.
  21. Trackers

    Yes but would you want it back, knowing the issues that follow? Your premium will still go up and there will be more problems selling it, not to mention any repairs. But lets say that you did want to recover the vehicle, what's wrong if the thief parks up and waits. If it is being tracked, they won't hang around. Also you can have the tracker put under the car. Are they really going to crawl under when they want to move it and sell it on? Thats why I am thinking about the Ghost, it stops them from taking it in the first place.
  22. Fuse Box Location

    It does unclip quite easily and drops down for access. Unclips from the back if I remember? Mines due to come off again as I need to replace the 15A fuse for my Aux socket in the console. That’ll teach me to use an inferior car hoover which blew it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Tailgate noise!

    It seems that the power tailgate is making a noise when closing. Not sure if it could be because the cold weather. Can someone let me know if this is normal? Thanks!
  24. From personal experience Toyota brake calipers have plagued me across all models. I've only had two RX caliper failures so far but they all follow the same design. Once they hit a certain age the seals perish then moisture gets in then the piston or sliding pin jams and you get a sticking caliper. Currently refurbishing a Levin caliper and a Rav4 caliper as we speak! I've just learned to expect it now.
  25. Just sold my NX

    472 now....
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