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  1. 2 points
    That's the wrong battery - like many battery suppliers Halfords try to fob you off with one that will do (as indeed it will). It is a Type 030. IS250 needs a 068 - that's a rare size (it doesn't even appear on many battery size specification charts) and few battery suppliers stock them. 068 is the same size as 069 but with the terminals in the opposite orientation. I'd suggest you get a Bosch S4026 or Varta E23 (they appear to be identical). Suppliers include CarParts4Less, GSF etc. You are unlikely to find it in stock in a shop. It is likely that your battery is knackered - modern batteries frequently fail without warning. You don't mention what year your car is (and your profile says you have a 2001 IS200) but I think all IS250s need the same battery size.
  2. 1 point
    And of course, no UK cars have had a spare wheel allocated. Utter BS. Which is why we collectively need to make a noise, to get them to change their stance. There is absolutely no technical reason why a spare wheel should not be available, so those owners who want one can purchase one.Other comments are invited.
  3. 1 point
    I believe that there is a cut-off point where optional extra's are deemed "worthless" as far as the VRT is concerned, but I don't know how many years old the cars have to be. I imported a Merc E220 cdi, with a lot of extra's included, it was an ex-Daimler staff car. It was about 10 years old when I imported it, and the guy doing the paperwork, in the Revenue office, said that the extra's, metallic paint, panoramic sunroof, 17 inch star alloys, drop-down rear seat option, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, would make no difference to the VRT as after a certain age there is no loading because of extra's. Parkman.
  4. 1 point
    Resurrecting this topic, I've seen a lot of correspondence about making other wheels fit with spacers etc, but why can Lexus not provide one? I asked soon after buying the car and was told there isn't one listed, but I'm sure they are available in other countries, those that require a spare to be carried. What I'm suggesting now is that all the RCF's and GSF's have to go in for the fuel pump recall soon, so when we're in the dealers,ask the question again. They will of course say no. We can then all (those that feel strongly enough) take the issue to Lexus Customer Services. If we all start making a noise they will have to start taking notice. As it happens I have their MD's email address so if we get nowhere with Customer Services it can be escalated. I know the spare won't fit in the GSF wheel well because it's full of TVD electronics but the boot is big enough that if you wanted to carry a spare in a bag the other luggage would still fit. What does everybody think? Graham
  5. 1 point
    GS is a traditional saloon with fixed rear seats - better sound insulation and strength but at a loss of practicality. The IS series I and II were the same.
  6. 1 point
    Very good question. In the IS-F it was a case of 'Look - somebody is looking at the car'. In the RC-F it's a case of 'Ooooo, that person isn't looking at the car'. I think mainly good attention. Kids will video the car, people will slow down on the motorway and on the rare occasion that I park up in a busy place, people will engage in conversation about the car. I suspect that a lot of the looks are along the lines of 'What is that!?' - in a positive way! Boxster is a great car. Like my RC-F my Boxster was a second car, so it was a special occasion every time I drove it. The engine in the Boxster was great - especially when it came on song and made that special noise (which I can't describe). F cars are totally different beasts to a Boxster. The V8 is central to the package. You'll get refinement and performance in one package. You'll also get utterly ridiculous reliability - no RMS or bore scoring issues. Stuff like that is unheard of. In the RC-F the car will get the recognition that ALL F cars deserve. Finally, you won't see many on the roads!
  7. 1 point
    @Flytvr Hey Davi you ever thought about taking up photography, I reckon you could be............... 🐁
  8. 1 point
    Just incase anyone else is going the cassette adapter route, I went back to Maplin the other day and picked up a wired cassette adapter in addition to the Bluetooth one that I got. The sound quality just blew me away! With the bluetooth one, I had to use Spotify as it has an EQ, whereas now with the wired one, the quality is so good that i can play even the worst quality of tracks and it sounds no worse than a CD R. I also purchased a cassette cleaner and ran it for 20secs (as stated in instructions) and that has got rid of most of the noise that the tape player makes and has also improved sound quality, so, for best results clean that old tape player first! Other non BT bonuses are that theres no issue of it running put of charge in the middle of the journey. Think i'm going to buy one for our other 430 as well, because it really is a great device and now means that i don't have to bother buying an expensive kit from Ebay and risk it not fitting/ damaging something. I have also noticed that since I started playing CD-r's in the changer (before I knew of the adapter) that now, occasionally the changer starts saying 'CD ERROR' ever so often, so using the adapter gives stops me having to use dodgy CDs.
  9. 1 point
    It was about 80k. So not great. this new one should last a great deal longer than the OE one...
  10. 1 point
    And I thought with Jeremy Corbyn coming to power that red would be the new colour of choice. All you blue ones will be the first up against the wall.....
  11. 1 point
    RCF beats M4 https://d3rvezpmgp265q.cloudfront.net/lexusone/lexgbenv11/RCF-Car-Magazine_tcm-3157-1102870.pdf?_ga=2.127903109.966042708.1520027226-2077767765.1519844894
  12. 1 point
    Thanks guys. Really need an estate...getting SO fed up of the kids bikes, etc that I need to move around all the time and certainly not going down the roof rack route. Like you say not really a good reason but a little stuck. I missed out a decent looking Sportcross around January and that would have been ideal.
  13. 1 point
    Sent book out today - you should get it next week at some point.
  14. 1 point
    Outside Poole Maternity Hospital.... Ps.... It's a boy ;-)
  15. 1 point
    I agree, I shouldn't have read it. Always a bit difficult to decide in advance.
  16. 1 point
    Like you honestly have to ask?! Lol. I’ll happily carry on being the RR-Racing UK test dummy!
  17. 1 point
    Definitely only one reservoir. Jets are not heated on any grade in the UK.
  18. 1 point
    There's details on Lexus 400h recalls here: http://www.theaa.com/allaboutcars/recalls/recalls.jsp?modelID=RX400H&modelName=RX400H&makeName=Lexus&makeId=C4 Ez
  19. 1 point
    Hi, Sorry for late reply. I found the DVD inside the cargo compartment. There is a number on the DVD.
  20. 1 point
    Had mine for 3 years, covering 18k miles per year without real problem. Apart from the inverter recall, and regular maintenance, the only issues I had was condensation in the headlights and a mirror that would not dip when going into reverse. All was sorted under warranty.
  21. 1 point
    Had ours now 6 years and have only had to replace the small battery common prob , have looked at changing to newer RX but preferred the older Shape and style, can,t see us parting with ours for a long while yet.
  22. 1 point
    TO ramsascooby ,I don't know what kind of problem you have with your lexus but i can help you by answering your second question, You can disengage your RWD motor by turning your traction control off. but you'll have to do these steps every time you start your car ( at least until you figure out your problem ). NOTE: i read about this method in a forum and was posted by a Toyota mechanic for CAMRY models, i tried it and now i can have FWD or AWD without traction control, How to do that : WARNING: The RX has open diff(s) on all wheels ! with that amount of power and torque wheel spin will occur on slippery tarmac & wet roads and your Lexus will understeer SO BE CAREFUL ( DO IT ON YOUR OWN RISK ) !!!!!!! Method 1 ( FWD Maintenance Mode ) 1- put your key in the ignition and switch to on BUT DON'T START THE CAR 2- press and hold the brake pedal ( until the end of the process ) 3- GEAR IN PARK - fully press the throttle and release 2 times 4- GEAR IN NUTRAL - fully press the throttle and release 2 times 5- GEAR IN PARK AGAIN - fully press the throttle and release 2 times 6- DONE - the information display should show the following message ( FWD Maintenance Mode ). 7- you can start your car now and release the brake, only traction control is off now but in FWD only ... just turn the ignition key off and re-start your car and every thing is back to normal ( AWD with traction ) Method 2 ( FWD Certification Mode ) 1- put your key in the ignition and switch to on BUT DON'T START THE CAR 2- press and hold the brake pedal ( until the end of the process ) 3- GEAR IN PARK - fully press the throttle and release 3 times 4- GEAR IN NUTRAL - fully press the throttle and release 3 times 5- GEAR IN PARK AGAIN - fully press the throttle and release 3 times 6- DONE - the information display should show the following message ( FWD Certification Mode ). 7-you can start your car now and release the brake, only traction control is off now but in FWD only ... just turn the ignition key off and re-start your car and every thing is back to normal ( AWD with traction ) Let me know if it works, Cheers,
  23. 1 point
    you should first disconnect the aux battery (in engine bay) open the rear near-side door, at the side under the seat is a plate which pulls up and reveals the service plug. Using gloves, slide locking lever up and plug out the plug. Do not touch the terminals and wait 5 mins. before touching any HV cables.
  24. 1 point
    diagnosis seems correct: it appears that the diff is only supplied as a whole unit
  25. 1 point
    Hello and welcome to the LOC. With Lexus Hybrid technology being fairly new age stuff I doubt there will be many if any independent specialists out there who may be able to tackle a job like this. I've looked on the database for the RX400H and there is no mention of the hybrid traction motor system and in the parts list the sensor you mention is not even listed so may not be available as a spare part. It would appear you are at the mercy of Lexus and even though it may be a simple sensor fault in the hybrid drive system they don't repair assemblies they just replace the whole unit hence the high prices. It's a bit like buying a torch and then when the batteries go flat buying another instead of just replacing the batteries in the one you already have. Converting to FWD only again is possible but will need specialist attention possibly a replacement ECU from a FWD model which would probably cost even more. Sorry it's not good news.



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