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  2. FTBBCVoodoo

    Lexus GS F history

    GSF looks sexual in white. Good work :-)
  3. Lexus Owners Club

    BG Fuel Saving Products

    BG Fuel Saving Service Products – Performance and/or MPG Improvement Guaranteed! BG Products have teamed up with the Former Top Gear Stig, Ben Collins to highlight to motorists that clean engines work better Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl5JTxRTQhw Car manufacturers, engine producers and even the fuel companies now acknowledge the problems caused by carbon deposits - the sooty residues left behind after combustion. So what can be done? Deposits are a natural by-product of combustion and without preventative maintenance, accumulate over time. You may have seen adverts from the big fuel companies talking about the additives added to their premium fuels that tackle deposits. BG GB say the weakness with this approach is that this additive package contained is such a small percentage, you need to constantly use these more expensive fuels to get any benefit at all. And far better, more cost-effective results can be gained from once-a-year dedicated treatments. The Guaranteed BG Fuel Saving Service comprises one product to treat the fuel system and a second to revitalise the vehicle’s oil system: BG 44K® Fuel System Cleaner (or equivalent for Diesel) goes in the tank to clean the fuel system. It’s vitally effective at cleaning carbon-covered fuel injectors. BG EPR® Engine Performance Restoration® flush softens and dissolves hard-to-remove deposits from piston rings, restoring peak compression, ensuring maximum power and efficiency. If we supply a BG Fuel System Cleaner and BG EPR® Compression Restoration Flush and you do not notice any improvement in your vehicle's performance or economy we'll give you a full refund - Guaranteed! (Money-back guarantee subject to vehicle been driven at least 500 miles and claim made within 3 months of purchase) Former Stig, Ben Collins, tested the BG Fuel Saving Service on his own Land Rover! Ben tested the BG Fuel Saving Service on his own Land Rover Defender which he felt was running okay. Since using BG, he reports it's so much smoother - like taking the clock back to when it was new! The Dyno results before and after visually prove the improvement. The curve demonstrates much more consistent torque (available power) throughout the rev range, with an impressive max gain of 7ft/lbs. Watch the test at www.bencollinstestsbg.com A long-established US chemical company, BG Products put significant investment into Research and Development in order to develop effective products that break down and remove carbon deposits. BG supply their Powerflow Suite of Professional-use Decarbonisation Tools to Service Centres across Great Britain. These utilise BG's own-designed and manufactured high-quality chemistry and delivery systems to intensively clean carbon from a vehicle’s critical components, safely and effectively. Find out more and identify your nearest Centre at www.bgpowerflow.com Find out more here Member Discount BG Products GB are offering Premium Members 10% Discount off the RRP and Free P&P on their range of pour-in Performance Improvement Products Simply call 01284 777934 or email info@bgprod.co.uk to place an order and obtain your discount Please quote Discount Code when placing an order
  4. NemesisUK

    My Lexus Website

    Service history seems to have disappeared from the web portal I use the phone app, quicker and easier and it has all my service history listed, in quite some detail..
  5. Ala Larj

    My Lexus Website

    Hi all, Have just logged into My Lexus in the hope of finding details of previous services but cannot see anything there. Am I looking in the right place? Thanks, Alan
  6. Thank you @Bluesman and @Big Rat. Happy to be here. Of course, haven't gotten around to detailing the car just yet but here's a picture to start off with.
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  8. 😁 But which one? This one from begining of '80 was conservative and "classy", that next (S120?) was... was... it was something! I had dash in this '80 "digital era" stylo once, in ford thunderbird IIRC '89 and I remeber I badly wanted to swap to '90 dash 😂
  9. Lexus Owners Club

    Ultimate Styling

    UK based company offers an unrivalled range of car parts and covers almost all major automotive brands. We keep a close eye on the availability of new car parts and ensure we keep up to date by constantly adding new products to our range. Members will get 10% off. Minimal order value £30.
  10. Hmmm, 80's Crown, that's a bit of bling I'd be happy with!
  11. Bluesman

    New LS Owner

    I hadn't thought of that.
  12. Thank's Jimi. Very much appreciated, and this could help other Lexus owners in the future. PM on it's way. John.
  13. The-Acre

    Petrol smell

    I did the same. I emailed the branch where mine was serviced but I didn't get a reply so I phoned them. All they told me was that it will have been serviced according to the schedule but won't let me have a copy of invoices. It would be nice to see exactly what's been done, especially evidence of a plug change at the last major service last year at 62k. They told me they would have been changed but who knows.
  14. Yes you can. If you're putting 20" RX ones, you'll have to get lower profile tyres to keep the rolling diameter similar to stock. You'd need something like 235/50r20
  15. Richiano

    Petrol smell

    I have sent Lexus Guildford an email to see if I can get a more detailed break down but still haven't had a response!
  16. Linas.P

    Castrol Edge 5w-30 fully synthetic

    The only one I know in UK is http://www.theoillab.co.uk/product-category/oil-testing/engine/ I cannot find where they recommend 6k miles, maybe this information was from youtube video or some oil lab documentation. I believe when they send you the vial with instruction they state that it is recommended for oil to be around 6k miles. Europe mostly has 10 - 20k kilometers/year cycles not miles! Still you have to change that oil after 1 year even if you didn't reach the distance. Most "long life" oils are rated for 20k km extended cycles, there are some specific BMW/MB/VW engines which claims 30k km oil changes, but here we need to understand that it only applies to specific engine with specific long-life oil. Furthermore, it is again bit pointless because 1 year oil change still applies, so unless you covering 30k + km per year there are no advantage of long-life oil/compatible engine. Equally, it is not like you drop long life oil in Lexus engine which was not designed to extended life oil and expect to run it for 30k km without any issues. Equally, it is not secret that in recent years most of German makes had issues engine wear... it is not uncommon for say BMW 320/520d to have engine rebuild after 2 years. And yes that is not only oil related, BMW had some plastic parts breaking and timing chains stretching which was simply poor design, but say excessive engine rings and bearings wear clearly has relation with lubrication. Finally, horror stories about 30k km oil changes are not hard to come-by (just picked first on the list): http://totalcarmagazine.com/tech/2013/11/18/30k_oil_change_interval_will_it_ruin_your_engine/ As far as IS250 goes, it is not Turbocharged like Mini, but specific output per liter is quite similarly high, it is as well direct injected which at least according to this article increases soot accumulation in oil passages - sort of consistent with my experience with engine flush.
  17. The-Acre

    New LS Owner

    I'm guessing it's a 56 plate with the rest blocked?
  18. Ben01

    Petrol smell

    ...but we shall use "MyLexus" app instead? 😎
  19. Verbout

    Petrol smell

    It does seem a logical conclusion to come to. Mine had a fully stamped service booklet from Lexus but the brake sliders were seized solid, and I wasn’t too impressed with the job they did on the recent airbag recall.
  20. Ben01

    The Photography Thread

    All great photos Stephen (and I think I remember you from amateurphotography forum?) I have a thousand pictures from Scotland taken last few years, but not many worth to share, even less with cars. Maybe two with last GS, sunset with Campsie backgroud, and somewhere north of Ullapool:
  21. Bluesman

    New LS Owner

    Lovely looking car. How do you get a registration like that? If its S6 it comes up as a Bentley on DVLA mot site or if it's 56 it just doesn't recognise that number reg.
  22. Yes! That’s a key rule of lot of companies. It is fine as far as they offer same day courier service. I have been happy with paying shipping charges if they guarantee a fast delivery. Anyways, it was great coming across this post and I really think that it is a good thing and I will share it.
  23. st4

    The Photography Thread

    The Trotternish ridge _DSC2642 by Stephen Taylor, on Flickr
  24. The original LS circa 89 was lambasted for being plain and underwhelming in the cabin the upholstery was received with praise but not that much in the US as leather was an option and expensive .I am of the view that as the exterior of the present array of luxury marques is reaching the same evolutionary mode designers are moving inside to enhance the appeal of the high end market taking life style of prospective purchasers into the mix. The interior is fabulous but much too busy for my liking and is a tad overwhelming visually and is starting to go down the road of the 80s Crown from a bling point of view.
  25. Shameless bump...car is available immediately as our new one has arrived.
  26. Malc, I echo your thoughts, was getting my tracking sorted on saturday so read a few mags while waiting, and one was a review of the LS500. Reckon on it being worth £47K after 3 years (assuming 10K a year), and I assume nearer 20K after 6 years or so. The interior is very 'aimed at the Park Lane set', but maybe in 6 years the level of bling will be even higher so the LS500 will seem a tad understated. Having given my LS a darned good wash and hand wax, I am now seeing more and more dinks and chips in my 18 year old LS, and so the appeal of a 6 year old 500 in 2024 might be too much, who knows.
  27. I got the poverty spec then [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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