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Hi

Thanks to those who helped with my failing folding door mirrors. I've left alone but they've been working fairly well again. Fingers crossed!

New concern...

My car has a new rattle, most noticable when I shut the boot. Excuse my lack of technical knowledge, but when I look underneath, there's a piece of pressed steel that curves down over the exhaust system towards the area of the bottom of the bumper, and it seems to be rusted through, and free to rattle. No other indication that the car is unwell.

I'll probably take it to my local independent mechanic to look at, but any advice on what I should be asking would be welcome.

Derek

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Hi

Thanks to those who helped with my failing folding door mirrors. I've left alone but they've been working fairly well again. Fingers crossed!

New concern...

My car has a new rattle, most noticable when I shut the boot. Excuse my lack of technical knowledge, but when I look underneath, there's a piece of pressed steel that curves down over the exhaust system towards the area of the bottom of the bumper, and it seems to be rusted through, and free to rattle. No other indication that the car is unwell.

I'll probably take it to my local independent mechanic to look at, but any advice on what I should be asking would be welcome.

Derek

That'll be the heat shield. Not a big problem to replace, although i've no idea of the cost. Prob be cheaper to have one made from a peice of stainless by your local exhaust shop no doubt.

While on the subject of rust; My other 'Lexus' is a Soarer TT. It's 18 this Nov. My second TT. Nothing on these cars rusts. Is it the Jap climate? Not likely. They have major salty weather storms over there.

Anyone got an idea???

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Thanks very much

Ended up at my local Kwikfit, agreed with your opinion that the heat shield was rusted through, but just at the bolts that attach it to the boot floor (I think) and charged me £2 to re-attach it with large washers! Who knows how long that will last, but I'm happy.

They also quoted £260 inc vat for front discs + pads, does anyone have an opinion if this is reasonable, the last MOT flagged these as needing attention soon.

Derek

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Thanks very much

Ended up at my local Kwikfit, agreed with your opinion that the heat shield was rusted through, but just at the bolts that attach it to the boot floor (I think) and charged me £2 to re-attach it with large washers! Who knows how long that will last, but I'm happy.

They also quoted £260 inc vat for front discs + pads, does anyone have an opinion if this is reasonable, the last MOT flagged these as needing attention soon.

Derek

That seems VERY steep.

Have a look on ebay but DON'T buy red/greenstuff pads as they're ****.

Shop around.

I found a full set of front and rear discs and pads for aroud £170 all in.

Fronts only will obviously be much cheaper.

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