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W919VOG - just passed its MOT it has 261,000 miles on the clock! Wow! Wish I had taken a photo!

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5 minutes ago, Spacewagon52 said:

W919VOG

biggish miles for sure BUT it's had a bit of a chequered MOT history:unsure:

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19 minutes ago, Malc said:

biggish miles for sure BUT it's had a bit of a chequered MOT history:unsure:

Malc

Well it looked stunning to be honest. I was a bit shocked to find out it had so many miles on the clock. I think the owner must have put quite a bit of time and money into the car.

 

It really did look good, a credit to him.

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49 minutes ago, Bluesman said:

I took a leisurely drive to the village garage to pay my account for doing the timing belt/water pump service. 

Mike, did you pay in cash with clean notes which had been washed in a biological detergent ?   (just asking cos it crossed my mind after 30 mins hoeing ! )

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38 minutes ago, Spacewagon52 said:

Spotted a superb looking LS 400 W reg in that lovely metallic jade green (Sorry can't remember name of actual colour) passed my drive just as I was pulling out. Chased the poor guy to the golf course and had a very brief word as there was traffic coming. He said he has two! Not sure if he meant LS 400's or two Lexus cars. It looked a beauty! Mature chap with a beard!

 

Was it you?

No  Davey, I was in the garden hoeing, but......is he joining the Forum ?

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35 minutes ago, Spacewagon52 said:

W919VOG - just passed its MOT it has 261,000 miles on the clock! Wow! Wish I had taken a photo!

I read that Davey as if you were the proud owner!

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2 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Not quite! Admittedly that was the kind of music the previous owner removed from the CD magazine when I purchased it from him.

It's a mid '90s Jungle compilation I recorded off a housemate's LP - sounds good on the decent stereo in the LS 🙂

Junglist Massive! Boyakasha!

Have to admit that when the cassette player in my LS is running at the correct speed :sad: it does sound extremely good.

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On 10/16/2020 at 4:30 PM, Spacewagon52 said:

Bought my RX 400 h carpets, an early Christmas present!

 

Rubber protection mats!

 

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I always preferred rubber mats and all my previous cars had these, when I bought Lexus I could not find rubber mats for GS. After 2.5 years I got used to have carpet (OEM) mats on drivers side and 3 older rubber mats I removed from Passat I had a few years back for the back and front passenger footwell. Not pretty but my easier to clean!

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On 10/16/2020 at 4:03 PM, royoftherovers said:

WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU WAITING VLAD ?

What else can I do? Call back the garage?

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On Another note: yesterday I did some maintenance on front brakes, removed front wheels, washed them properly, took apart front brakes, cleaned and lubricated them.

I try to do that every 6 months or so, never had to do anything like that with any other cars, the good thing is it is easy to do!

This morning the plan is to do the rear, they are more prone to rust so defo needs to be done before winter comes.

On another note, put winter tyres on my wife's car, washed summer set tyre and they are ready for a layer of PoorBoys sealant and after that be stored for 6 months or so! 2 tyres need changing anyway (quite bold), this is the main reason I put winters on so early!

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2 hours ago, Vlady said:

What else can I do? Call back the garage?

You should have complained immediately.

You were disappointed enough to us all about it pretty smartish matey!

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21 hours ago, royoftherovers said:

Mike, did you pay in cash with clean notes which had been washed in a biological detergent ?   (just asking cos it crossed my mind after 30 mins hoeing ! )

He always appreciates notes 

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3 hours ago, royoftherovers said:

You should have complained immediately.

You were disappointed enough to us all about it pretty smartish matey!

Hey John, I would if I noticed it straight away but I only so how bad job they did when I came home. When I picked the car up it was wet after being washed so I could not see how badly it was washed.

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Rear brakes are done this morning, all clean and lubricated, I am glad I did it, now it should be fine until April or so.

Still waiting for a price from Lexus for front discs and pads. I don't really need it just now, my pads are not worn (I have done about 7k miles on them), rear discs though pitted and slightly rusty. Nothing I should be worried about until later next year!

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58 minutes ago, Vlady said:

Hey John, I would if I noticed it straight away but I only so how bad job they did when I came home. When I picked the car up it was wet after being washed so I could not see how badly it was washed.

Thanks Vlady. I wouldn`t like to be in their shoes tomorrow morning when you give them both barrels!

Where abouts are you in Ayrshire, as before COVID my wife and I stayed with our eldest daughter in Glasgow and did a couple of runs to Largs and to Robbie Burns`s cottage.

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17 hours ago, Vlady said:

Rear brakes are done this morning, all clean and lubricated, I am glad I did it, now it should be fine until April or so.

Still waiting for a price from Lexus for front discs and pads. I don't really need it just now, my pads are not worn (I have done about 7k miles on them), rear discs though pitted and slightly rusty. Nothing I should be worried about until later next year!

This is probably a Placebo effect but after doing my brakes the cars feels much smoother and qiuter during braking, even though brakes were in decent condition before I cleaned them anyway! 🙂

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