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  2. Wow 40-50k miles a year in a RX? Blimey. That's, as stated by rayaans, is 4-5 services a year. A service every 5-6 weeks and a cost of a good few grand. Yup I'd defo go diesel. Yes you've seen maintainance figures But you see cars from a lease company whose drivers probably don't drive them as if they were their own. I have friends with diesels that are now 8-10 years old and over 300k miles. A mix of ford vw and bm. No major problems on any of them. But anyway. You're in a position to get a fabulous car in the RX. Go for it and enjoy.
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  4. Thanks Pete, Bath's not too bad as I do a bit of work in Swindon each week so not too much of a push. I've actually just had a chat with the guy Japex recommend and he seemed a good guy and put my mind at ease a little, asked if my car was a 'show car' or other so seems to be able to suit his work accordingly to budget/expectations (obviously mine's a little off concourse at the moment!!). I can't see him until the start of July so will share my experiences and keep rumbling around in the meantime..
  5. How can I put it back in to auto mode?
  6. I know what you mean. They do grow on you though, and I like them more than previous LS wheels. On the other hand my Omega of years ago had really nice Irmscher set, which I think were better looking than either.
  7. I wouldn't have this would be an issue as long as they are rated to take the weight of the vehicle and it is off road on a solid and level surface.
  8. The way it should work is that as soon as your put the car into P (not D, as per your post), the parking brake should activate (you can hear it doing so) and the parking light should display on the dash. When you switch the car on, the parking light should show on the dash because the parking brake is on, and go off when the parking brake deactivates as you switch to either D or R. The alternative is to have the parking brake in manual mode (in which case the green AUTO LED is switched off). In all cases, the red LED is only switched on when the parking brake is applied. Now... your post confuses me: This would suggest that the parking brake was in manual mode, and that you never (unknowingly maybe) applied it. The car would have been immobilised by the P position, but without the parking brake being applied. HOWEVER... ... this contradicts my theory and would suggest that the parking brake was in AUTO mode (assuming you mean P and not D) and was being applied as you switched off. 😶
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  10. Hi there, did you ever get a diagnosis from Lexus Glasgow? Any info much appreciated. Thanks.
  11. Excellent I'm going to be there from midday on traffic permitting.
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  13. I emailed Lexus yesterday (via the Lexus.co.uk website), asking whether Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be fitted to new cars, and whether they will be retrofitted to existing, compatible models, and I received the following response within a couple of hours: "Thank you for your email regarding the availability of Apple Carplay in the current Lexus model range. Lexus GB have been working on adding this to the current model ranges however at this time we don't currently have an exact date as to when this will be applied but it is a matter of importance high on Lexus's agenda going forward. Once a date of availability has been confirmed we will of course provide information to our customers advising on when both operating systems will be implemented and also if this will be available as a retroactive update to current vehicles as again we haven't got any dates from Lexus Japan. I apologise that I cannot confirm an exact date in this email but I would suggest keeping an eye on both the Lexus website and official blog and also maintaining contact with your Lexus Centre."
  14. I have just taken the step of putting a deposit on my 3rd Lexus and whereas the last 2 have been owned sequentially, the plan now is to become a 2 Lexus household by adding a lovely SC to my RX. The SC is an '09 with ~ 65k on the clock and is getting its cambelt and water pump changed before I pick it up from Exeter next week. Hopefully, the rain will have stopped by then! Very excited about becoming a double Lexus owner!
  15. I emailed Lexus yesterday (via the Lexus.co.uk website), asking whether Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be fitted to new cars, and whether they will be retrofitted to existing, compatible models, and I received the following response within a couple of hours: "Thank you for your email regarding the availability of Apple Carplay in the current Lexus model range. Lexus GB have been working on adding this to the current model ranges however at this time we don't currently have an exact date as to when this will be applied but it is a matter of importance high on Lexus's agenda going forward. Once a date of availability has been confirmed we will of course provide information to our customers advising on when both operating systems will be implemented and also if this will be available as a retroactive update to current vehicles as again we haven't got any dates from Lexus Japan. I apologise that I cannot confirm an exact date in this email but I would suggest keeping an eye on both the Lexus website and official blog and also maintaining contact with your Lexus Centre."
  16. @Barry14UK I am not criticising your approach: it certainly works and it fits your requirements. Plenty of other members have elected to use a Faraday pouch / box. I personally prefer to deactivate the key every night, which only requires a couple of presses on the key fob. As per Herbie's comments, I don't bother when I am out and about as I think that the risk is minimal. What really prompted my comment is the fact that you paid nearly £40 for your box when there are plenty of perfectly adequate alternatives available for a fraction of the price (often packs of 2 for less than £10). Look here. Pouches also fit better in pockets. Incidentally, I assume that you deactivate or protect your spare key also? 😉
  17. Oh, not too far from where I work, if a blue ISF pulls up it's me!
  18. Looks good. I can never make my mind up as to whether these wheels look great and enhance the car's looks (they certainly are easy to clean!) or whether they look like clip-on wheel covers. (No offense meant!)
  19. Yeah I saw this, it’s absolutely brilliant😂
  20. Silicon really is useless stuff. I've had more luck sealing lights with butyl cord, and it doesn't leave a mess behind.
  21. I know it is bit out of your way, but Infinity Exhausts, Dodington Ash (Just off M4 junction for Bath), had mine done a few years back, Y piece gone, cannot recall exact price, around £200 i think, done while I waited (well went for a walk around the footpaths of James Dyson estate for a few hours. They seem to be of the view of you want a good repair they can do, if you want anything techically tweaked or pimped up can also do. 3 years on no problems with exhaust
  22. You could check if it is boot seal, by gently pulling at boot seal, if it moves, then means the original mastic has dried and boot seal needs cleaning and re-seating or replacing. With both my Mk3 and Mk4, the water ingress was near the boot lock, not the clusters, even though the boot seal had actually gone near the rear window. Did once have a Cavalier where the clusters leaked, and the reason was a mild bump at back had moved the bulkhead by about 2mm, which was enough to ensure the new light cluster never sat correctly, and even with lots of silicone i could never get it to stop leaking.
  23. Thanks for the info Herbie! I will keep looking for a place to fix it
  24. Hi guys can I put axle stands under front subframe to hold my rx300 up for a couple of days
  25. Technically Barry, you are of course, correct. However, there are six major car parks (and by 'major' I mean either multi-storey or open-air with spaces for at least 100 cars) in Preston where I live. The chances of two blokes hanging around in a random car park waiting for a random keyless-entry car to park within range of where they are randomly situated within the car park at any given moment has got to be pretty slim. Not impossible I'll grant you (which is why I use a steering lock) but pretty slim. The relay boxes are very sensitive, so much so that if the guy with the box is at the front door and the unprotected or unshielded keys are at the back of the house, the box will pick up the signal, but as above, you'd have to be unlucky enough to inadvertently park near them for the same thing to work in a car park.
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