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Ardent the new guy

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Hello All.

Just PX'd my Gen 2 Prius for an RX400h, a natural step along the hybrid path. 🤔

Checked myself and Alexa in at MyLexus and turn sout she has more service history than I thought. Nice.

Regardless, any new car to me gets a service when I buy it, so I know what was done, when and with what.

Air and cabin filter done. Oil and filte to do. Surprised to see a horizontal mounted filter and what looks like a catch chanel mounted below it. Would I be correct in thinking there would be minimal oil to come out the filter when released?

Had the front tyres repalced this morning.

Which seemingly has revealed a sticking caliper/foot brake issue. I do not use the foot operated parking brake. But the tyre guy did and the OSR has been sticking since. Arrgh!

Was not sticking before so I'm thinking related to the drum brake shoes inside or mech might need lubricating - adjusting. No problem I thought. I'll just jack up, remove wheel and back off the adjuster. Nope. Failed at the first. My trolley jack does not go high enough to even remove the wheel. Doh! Just didn't fancy tinkering around on sissor jack. So gave up on that. Hey ho. Hada poke around undertneath. Was also surprised that the brake disc back plate had the same consistency of chesire cheese. Crumbly. 🙄

My other car is an MR2 Roadster. No jack issues there.🙂

After some research on here, sticky slide pins seems a good place to start and some basic brake maintence.

I'm located in sunny Leicester.

Any local owners that could offer some advice or recommend a reliable trusty worthy mechanic to sort the slide pins etc.

I'm loathe to say toyota/Lexus specialist as this job should be well within the realms of a proper mechanic.

The brake issue aside. What a car!!!


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