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  2. Sorry Arvin it was a long time ago, but I'm fairly certain that my second reply about taking the number plate light out is the post that I read, maybe someone on here has a better memory than me !.......it is worth a try anyway, may be a 9v battery like is used in a smoke alarm could be used ? Let us know how you get on . Allan
  3. Thanks Paul - yes both my two went around the 13-15k price - one had over 120k on the click and the other 95k so quite a difference to the 08 plate at 18350 - agree re the FLSH as they age, obviously when buying a car you don't know, it's still nice to have that reassurance.
  4. If I remember correctly I think it is held on the third Sunday of every month so may be worth just earmarking that Sunday.
  5. Hey Guys, I really like the LC500 and would love to own an LC (IS owner atm). I love how unique the LC is and I made a short video on some of my favourite design elements if anyone is keen to explore the LC? Thomas 🙂
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  7. ye thats what ive been expecting, but even so having driven with this issue since last summer shouldnt ive been noticed it in some way that my car would stop working or something else? Or is it like a really small leak like u said that just makes it work? Well anyway thanks for the info and i will look more up to it in the days that come cause it really annoying. Anyone that knows what this would cost as i guess there is nothing that will go for freely as its already gone 11 years in to the car. Sure hope it will be something else but seing the smoke from the reservoir sure makes it looks like the hg. But also if theres a leak shouldnt it destroyed my engine already? Like i said havent lost power, more fuel drain, misfire? Is this really an exceptional hg failure that makes it works?
  8. Well it arrived today. Like all these things not without incident if I'm involved. Luckily 2 brilliant guys delivered it. First probletwhen unpacked was that the base was scrap as the forklift in the warehouse had crushed one lower corner beyond redemption. 1 1/2 hours later new base arrived. Men had kindly fixed the wheels on to move it easily. It is MEGA HEAVY. Having greased their palms with good old spondooliks, they agreed to help fit the top cupboards. WARNING THIS IS A 3 MAN Job. An hour of graft and job was a good un. Don't think that this is a click and collect item unless you have a wagon with a tail lift. It was assembled in my car port and only just squeezed through the height of the garage door. Fabulous quality for the price and looks great.
  9. Hey bud, What age is the is300h? I have a 2019 is300h and I get about 44.8mpg (since I got the car in March, 1650 miles so far) and it has been a big mix of long motorways journeys and short trips to the gym. My mum has a 2014 IS300h premier and hers struggles to get to 40mpg (38,000miles on hers)
  10. Well I'm still not decided on the lexus or the 300 but I think the ls with rear package and cream leather and in silver would be a splendid car for weddings and airport chauffeur work. The 300s do look nice especially the second gen and they are popular with chauffeurs in ireland but they are equally as popular with mechanics which I've had enough of with second hand German land yachts. Any idea of fuel costs for a 2007/8 Ls 600h/460? Would it really make much difference in fuel saving with the hybrid? I suppose been stuck in traffic alot it actually would!🤔 Decision decisions Any more advice on this topic would appreciated Thankyou guys
  11. There is a TSB for warranty repairs on the Prius in the US. The warranty is up to 60k miles so clearly it was happening before then on some vehicles, however Prius forums in the US indicate this is more common once vehicles get to 100k miles.
  12. Yeah I agree! I think it will sell well in China, maybe not soo much in USA and UK
  13. Could someone give me some advice on a set of alloys please. I have found a set of 19" AVA MEMPHIS alloys with 225/35/19 tyres and are 5x114.3. Will these fit straight on my 07 IS250? What should the offset be or what could I get away with? Thanks
  14. I want tp be able to tune the height and damping so have swapped them out for coilovers
  15. I realise this is some weeks old but....many years ago when I lived in London we had a dentist that knocked out nervous patients, of which I was one. I should have had someone with me but I didn't. Walking home feeling light headed I saw an old car for sale outside a house, had money in my pocket so I bought it to get me home. The foolishness of youth! Heap of junk of course!
  16. I seen a nice LS400 at the Breaffy Clasic and vintage car show Castlebar are you on this forum ?
  17. That's the one sir. As for the Indie, a garage I used for servicing the other car (Skoda) recommended them for all their 'specialist work' It was these guys http://www.birkenheadenginecentre.co.uk/ - the owner had the same model I beleive?
  18. I am planning to get new wheels and tyres for my SC430. Can anyone recommend a good supplier preferably with a showroom so I can see before I buy. Would also want a full geometry check. Anywhere in the southeast would suit best but would be prepared to travel further to get the best service. Many thanks Tony
  19. When lowering you should consider whenever you have automatic headlights adjustment issues first (if fitted on your car). Overall, if you want to keep the car still derivable the only option is to go for coilovers with adjustable spring rates. I personally do not find car overly soft or "floaty" on the road even on original suspension, so only reason to change would be lowering.. So my suggestion would be: 0. consider different car, because IS250 is not worth it e.g. IS350 you could at least say "now suspension meets performance". IS250 is generally not fast car, so throwing major money on suspension upgrade is kind of pointless (just my opinion obviously). go for 18" wheels to get rid of slack in tire wall, maybe overall different tyres with stiffer side wall even on 17" upgrade anti-roll bars first if you feel it rolls too much go for coilovers (consider adjusting headlight sensor) DO NOT use lowering springs on standard shocks - that will ruin it! ohhh and good luck finding any parts in UK! Most will have to be imported from US (e.g. ARB and coils).
  20. A quick check of the Lexus Tech website today shows that the new 2019 v1 maps have been released for the 10 inch premium nav system. Click on 'Owner' then 'Map and software updates' It is a 12GB download and will take over an hour to install on the car.
  21. As previously mentioned these wheels will not clear the larger 4 pot brake calipers on the later models, good price though.
  22. IIRC the air suspension pump is located inside the front offside wheel arch so this could be the cause of the noise, providing the suspension is maintains height it is perfectly normal, the pump kicks in on start up to equalise the system pressure. If the set up is the same as my old Celsior if you move the height control switch to high the pump should kick in making the same noise. Another possible cause is a vacuum leak on the brake servo located behind the dash. To test this turn off the engine then pump the brake pedal until it becomes hard. Keeping your foot on the pedal start the engine, the pedal should fall slightly under your foot if all OK.
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