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  2. When you ask for auction sheet, keep an eye open for his reaction. I recently searched for an import and half the time the dealer avoided me, because this is quite an important document. It tells you the real condition of the car when it was sold. Things can be repaired here to hide anything. I recently overlooked a friends car who claims it was an action 4 exterior, he had dents all over the car, no way can it be an grade 4 exterior. Grade 4 (most common grade) which means its got a few small marks and stone chips, normal for a car that age. 3.5 will mean its for a dent and some scratches etc. 3 it's pretty bad condition 4.5 will mean it's spotless. Look for the R symbol. What a lot of dealers do, (not saying your dealer has) but they photocopy them with different numbers. Very easy to do. Get mileage verification, ask for a Bimta or Jevic mileage check certificate. Also vital.
  3. Selling my Rear carbon diffuser by Wald Japan. Collection only, located in Glasgow. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183352324795
  4. I can remember the Astra Max turbo diesel van out accelerating something like a Lotus Espirit years ago. Also the Evo 8 FQ400 got beaten from 30mph in 6th gear by something like a Kia Pride on Top Gear 😞
  5. I've taken the plunge, will be here tomorrow and I have 2 days holiday so can crack on with it. I've had a look and am curious how you got the wires out of the glove box (when you chased it up the A pillar)? Can't see any real way of getting it out... Unless I'm missing something obvious!?
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  7. penguinpaul

    Smell when AC turned off

    Thanks all, I've used an autoglym aircon bomb that didn't help, but maybe the more specialist products are a better bet. In the mean time, I'll look into cleaning the drain. Looks like it's easier to access from under the carpet, rather than below the car. Also looks like there's a foam cleaner designed for the job too.
  8. I would be sceptical that a battery 11 years old will be in good condition, normally once the warranty has run out i.e. 3- 5 years , replace as a matter of course. the battery in the boot powers the controls on the car , if it is failing the whole system will malfunction. did you do a full discharge test? Another quirk of the car is that you cannot raise the revs with the accelerator in park. I would have thought piggy backing a 12 volt battery on the control battery shouldn't cause problems, but jumping with a plugin type could well cause damage.
  9. I forgot to add the cost to change my Auris for the GS250 was approximately £3500
  10. Thanks Wakhtar Just changed to 1.3 and will report back after trying it in the car later.
  11. Britprius

    Engine failure

    Yes my car was recalled for the valve springs. The annoying start up rattle that some of us GS450H owners get according to Lexus does not present a problem, but cars with the same engine that are not hybrids were recalled. New timing gears were fitted on vehicles with normal starter motors, because the rattle was capable of loosening the holding bolts that eventually fall into the timing chain causing havoc. I know of two GS450H's that have had bolts fall into the timing chain. Hard luck is the basic response from Lexus. John.
  12. Hi Piers Yes £500+ seems to be a starting point for professional rust treatment of a large car. I hadn't heard of Bilt Hamber so thanks for that, from their website they do a car underbody protection kit 2 x dynax-s50 750ml 1 x dynax-UB 750ml 1 x dynax-UC 750ml 1 x surfex HD 1L which might be the way to go for me.
  13. Big Rat

    Lexus Ipswich

    @SCB Well done Simon a great car and the best colour 😊 🐀
  14. MLW

    ls460 Rear diff fluid change - DIY

    How easy were the drain plugs to open? I have a big breaker bar. Can you not get the oil in without a special pump?.
  15. Stompe

    Identifying and updating CT Navigation

    Let us know if you go ahead with it,please.😃
  16. Jaystar77

    Is a remap possible?

    Just on the topic, I've been looking at a remap for my 06 RX350 (more for power than mpg) and there seems to be a few options available. For reference I'm getting around 28mpg on the daily commute which is spot on for the size of it. http://www.quantumtuning.co.uk/car-remap-tuning-remapping.aspx?Make=Lexus&Range=RX350 https://www.racechip.com/chip-tuning/lexus.html http://www.dcptuning.com/car-ecu-remap-engine-mapping-chip-tuning-lexus.html They all seem to be mainland UK so a few emails might net you some answers. After a few 'brown' moments I've decided that the chassis needs some work before I go adding any more horses!
  17. You can get the speaker re-coned or if the damage isn't too bad you can re-glue the section back to the frame of the speaker.
  18. Not so easy. The important fact is that , where present, mirrorlink can work only with supported phones: the list is in Lexus tech site.
  19. And the Camry is returning to the UK market in 2019, allegedly with the same 2.5 hybrid power train (and presumably some other unconfirmed power train option). That will be intreguing to see; could be a massive bargain at a couple of years old...
  20. Jay, I am honestly trying to be helpful saying this, but have you looked in your manual? For my LS430, just one year before your model there is a button on the dash which simply switches it on and off.
  21. Interesting, 2 different cars but both with a particular attention to quality. But may be that a real comparison is not possible not only for "mission" but also because of prices.
  22. From "Which" Quote......"You have fewer rights when buying a second-hand car you buy a used car from a private seller, and key parts of the Consumer Rights Act don't apply. For example, there is no legal requirement for a car to be of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose. But contractual rules about misrepresentation do apply. So, legally, the seller must: accurately describe the second-hand car. For example, an ad must not say 'one owner' when the car has had several not misrepresent the second-hand car, ie tell you something about it which isn't true. For example, if it’s been in an accident, the owner mustn't tell you it hasn't. If you're buying from a private seller, the onus is on you as the buyer to ask all the right questions before making the purchase. The seller doesn't have to volunteer extra information so, if you don't ask questions, you may not have the full picture of the car's history or be aware of any potential faults...."
  23. Reduces fluid pressure by regulating air flow. Pulled off a website do no idea what it means
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  25. Bob King

    SC430 Interior light

    Sorry to say they can’t be bought I custom made them, the sc430 interior light connections are negative down the centre pin and positive around the side no LED bulbs are made that way. i used a 16 led panel and soldered it to the bulb metal cap...after first breaking the bulb off and clearing out the glue. ive also done the boot LEDs but they are normal 501 bulb style.....much brighter 👍🏻
  26. Thanks to all. I have a similar problem and will print this page and hand it to my service engineer. 😉
  27. Except my defender, all of the cars we have at the minute are rwd. I enjoy driving, as we probably all do, but my talents are limited. I don’t slither around roundabouts or adjust the tail on the throttle in corners anymore, but appreciate how well the car drives and most importantly feels through the steering. ive had some great fwd cars, 205 gti, integra, accord r which have been lauded by the press as best examples of their type. But none steer as well or as precisely as the cars we have today. Even though s2000 which we have has an early electric power steering system it is way better than any of these. My sons gt86, is leagues ahead of them in how precise the steering feels, and is a cracking drive, yes it has shortcomings but is a brilliant little car. So pleased his mum made me buy it for him..... you don’t have to be going a million miles an hour or driving like you pants are on fire to appreciate great well balanced precise car. And for me, certainly from my experience rwd allows that. I’ve been lucky enough to have had a few 911’s over the last 20 or so years, all except the turbo I had have been 2wd. The turbo was a remarkable car, spectacularly fast in any weather, but a blunt instrument. Steering was dull and feedback lacking compared to its contemporaries , I assume down to the drive through the front wheels. I’ve currently got a 993 which is 20+ years old, 2wd, and has a few choice mods (including a 3.8 rs spec motor......). It demands respect, is a proper handfull, a pig to get my fat arse into the recaro hard back seats, but every drive is special, even just nipping to the shops, as the steering is scalpel sharp uncorrupted by not having to deal with delivering power to the road. a colleague drove it recently, who has had a string of Audi s and rs cars and commented on what he’d been missing and how well and how much feel came through the steering compared to the cars he’s got and had. His comments on driving the isf are similar, it’s easier to place the isf than his Audi due to the steering being more precise because that’s all it does when pressing on, that his rs. anyway enough of me blabbing on, just my thoughts. So yes rwd is important to me, and I very much doubt the replacement when I can decide what to do with the isf will be anything else but a front engined rear drive car.
  28. MLW

    2007 Ls460 oil viscousity options

    The difference in price is about £20 for 5 litres. The engine cost £5,000 to replace. Surely £20 a year extra is not too much to pay?
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