would appreciate if someone could help me identify what this is. Just noticed it this morning. It’s cold here in London. I popped my bonnet of my IS 250 to check screen wash level only to notice this white residue on the bonnet catch or lock. I am going on a long journey for the Christmas break, and am now worried about it. I thought it was a coolant leak and have checked that this is not the case. So I don’t know what it is. Thanks
By Shyamal IS300H-FSPORT
I have recently bought a Lexus IS300h F port and I was told to get a tracker fitted by one of my colleages. I have bought the tracker that was suggested to me but I have no idea where or how to fit it.
The instruction manual says to attach it to a 12-36V charger (I'm assuming the 12V Battery in the boot). I have never done anything of this sort before so I just wanted to ask
a) is it safe for me to try and fit the two leads myself?
b) would me attaching a tracker to the 12V Battery drain it & cause problems??
Hope to hear from someone soon..
Ps: the picture below shows the two leads that I'm supposed to connect to the Battery if it makes sense to anyone
Hello peeps. So my replacement Battery i had was a Toyota Optifit which tbh im not happy with. Been 18months and its struggling as the days get colder. I bought a Ctek charger which charged it and it was ok for a day and then when i measured it across the terminals i was only getting 11.8v
Can someone who has the original factory fitted Battery take a pic for me and if they can find out the spec and part number from the Battery please?
Had to get a replacement Battery in a hurry today for my 2003 IS 300 Sportcross, so went on-line.
Eurocarparts website was easy to use and had a tasty discount offer. They had a choice of 2 so I selected the more expensive one with 70Ah, CCA 540A, rating and ordered it 'click and collect'. £67.40 inc vat and 3 year g'tee which I didn't think was bad.
Now I've got it home I can see it doesn't fit the Battery tray properly. The base area is too big to fit deep in the tray so it sits quite high. Also, the new Battery is 10mm taller than my knackered Battery. As a result, the standard Battery clamp won't fit (the rods aren't long enough) and the terminals are worryingly close to the closed bonnet.
Is this a common issue?
Is there a work around or will I have to return it to eurocarparts?
Is there a generally recommended/ easily available Battery that fits?
Thanks in advance for your replies!
Hello this is just a question out of curiosity, I've cleaned and polished my new rx300 2004 plate I've had it 2 weeks now and I believe it's running on it's original Battery it looks a bit old tbf, it's a Panasonic Battery and it says distributed by Toyota on it. It can't surely have lasted this long can it? Lol
My question is which Battery do you guys think would be up to the job, which brand do you recommend. Just interested in makes and models etc. Thanks