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  2. The exercise was certainly a success as your idling speed should be at 650rpm on the vvti engine and the variables you experienced at various stages up to that was the results of the engine ecu learning the output from the engine after you had cleaned the throttle.
  3. New GS300 owner

    Your welcome
  4. Hi Agreed a settlement with the third party insurance so I am doing a bit of a tour of the country over the weekend and considering looking at the following cars as part of my travels. If anyone knows the history / been and tyre kicked them already any info would be appreciated. 1. Black 09 plate 53k 2. Silver 09 plate 32k 3. Black 11 plate 58k Thanks
  5. Parking tickets

    Nobody is trying to justify parking in disabled spaces here, however as in saying "treat the disease, not the symptom" - ignorance and lack of understanding about the problems helps nobody either. Disabled spaces are just one of many types of spaces which gets abused or being used as an abuse - the solution is to find the balance. Until then however we all need to be aware of our rights and laws in case we going to get some illegal charge (which is now increasingly common), so that we can defend ourselves.
  6. Jump leads: which size?

    I found that the weak point of jump leads is the clips themselves, which are often made of rather weak pressed metal that can easily break. I found a set of strong clips (welding? I wonder now!) and adapted the cables to fit (had to hammer the clamps on tight). There's a vid on Youtube somewhere about supercapacitors as a battery learn stuff every day!
  7. Broken coil spring?

    Shirish, I yesterday had the rear springs replaced with KYB's and frankly I'm a bit troubled. First impression on seeing the Car was that it had converted into a ~Dragster. There is about four inches clearance above the rear tyres. Now either its normal or the Springs that KYB claim are for all LS400's from 89 to 94 (No RD5979) are not correct for the Car, or they've put the wrong Springs in the Boxes.? I'll have to live with it for the moment and not driven anywhere to see what the driving experience is. The fronts now have about three inches clearance. As long as the Light settings will still pass the MOT and l ensure I can see ahead in darkness then perhaps I'll get used to the opposite of Low Rider?
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  9. Sounds like a circus at that Porsche dealership. I do believe it's luck of the draw, I've had some fantastic but also some poor experiences with Lexus dealerships. I think it all depends how they are individually run, sounds like you've got a great one in Lexus Hull.
  10. its disappointing to read the demise of the GS as this is the car that brings me to the brand for the very 1st time ... hoping to pick up my used GS300h this weekend :( its a really nice car but its no surprise that the german/uk publications marketing scheme and great leasing schemes have virtually killed off the sector with their output. its going to be difficult for anyone else to make in roads. real shame
  11. Brake caliper slider/retainer pins

    I just posted a reply in the IS250 section, basically I <think> the lower pin has a hexagonal recess in the inboard (not visible) end. Andrew
  12. @jackcramerr I <think> that while the upper pin has a hexagonal outer end the lower pin has a hexagonal recess (for an Allen key) in the inboard end..... I took my new caliper apart to grease it well before fitting it (in January) but I have to admit to not looking that closely. Andrew
  13. Is it not covered within the Nav manual?
  14. Wanted: Snow chains before Easter

    Have a great trip, we're driving to Vienna next month and hoping for no snow!
  15. On his Majesty Service

    I am inclined to agree with Mike, that grill does not really do it for me. Might be the colour or lack of a number plate to breal it up. I am afraid I am not a fan. Please put it down to age, as I am turning nto my Dad!
  16. Thanks John, I have owned the car for 7 years and it has never happened before. I will probably try to see if I can drive the car, albeit with the alarm sounding. I need to get the vehicle to the garage that undertakes my servicing, either by driving it or arranging for a rescue service to pick it up. Barrie
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  18. Tear in the leather seat

    Your dealership can sort it. Or I can highly recommend d:class in Chobham
  19. Tailgate noise!

    The new ones make a whirring noise when opening and closing.
  20. Washing

    Use an old chair. Good for sitting on when polishing sides too
  21. 2018 courtesy car

    Hi I had the Premier version as a courtesy car. I was impressed! I only had it for 3 days and didn't have the time to go through all the gadgets. Was great to see that when you get on the driver seat the wheel and seat moves to a saved store position. Also the sat nav screen is bigger and clearer. My wife drove the car a couple of times and she thought it was better when driving over small bumps on the road. Sad I had to give it back......
  22. Gs450h engine rattle on start up, tappety, help?

    As ive said already its probably the cam gears loosing pressure on rest period then rattling when starting
  23. Thanks everyone and does anyone know the UK part number for the Junction Fuse Block perhaps?
  24. I think that with long legs I must have knocked the switch. I think that that is the only issue I have with the IS, it is quite low for people with long legs. Anyway, I am now beeping to my hearts content !!!! Parkman.
  25. LS430 stuck in 3rd gear

    Make sure you use the correct procedure, and the correct fluid for your transmission. The procedure attached above I believe is for the 6-speed transmission fitted to the later LS430s which uses WS fluid. The older 5 speed need T-IV fluid and has a different procedure.
  26. Post your Pics

    Yeah parts would swap over Toothy, but the Recaro's are pretty involved to swap, plus they're the wrong colour. As I say, I'd love the 13k miler, but tbh, I'm just not sure the ISF is a 28k car anymore, low mileage or not. You would need to be an ISF die hard to buy at that level, which I am, but its finding someone else who is when its time to sell. In another couple of years, I'd say my USB car around 21ish will be an easier car to sell that the white super low mileage car at 25k if you see where I'm coming from. Stevie
  27. I think you're right Mark, Lexus definitely don't make cars the way they did.
  28. Seat colour rubbing off

    Drivers seat cushion replaced under warranty today. Great service from Lexus Leeds. The new cushion is very matt compared to all other seats in the car but hopefully it will blend in over time.
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