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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
    a very easy and relaxing car to drive. Most of the time in Eco mode, but switch to sport mode and the acceleration is :)
  3. 1 point
    Yes the diff contains Motor B. It is a single motor that drives both wheels through the differential.
  4. 1 point
    Well today I learn something new. 17" wheels will definitely give a more comfy ride but I think they look a tad too small for the car. 18" wheels definitely look better on the IS but that extra inch is noticeable and gives a firmer ride.
  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!
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  8. 1 point
    It was about 80k. So not great. this new one should last a great deal longer than the OE one...
  9. 1 point
    My 2009 ISF came with DAB as a dealer fitted option, one of those DAB tuner boxes. Works really well. You can easily fit DAB to the car, wouldn't make it a deal breaker personally Marcus
  10. 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
  11. 1 point
    Sent book out today - you should get it next week at some point.
  12. 1 point
    Come on boys we are all entitled to our opinions.
  13. 1 point
    Outside Poole Maternity Hospital.... Ps.... It's a boy ;-)
  14. 1 point
    Always a trade off with anything like this, companies like Porsche fit active engine mounts which are highly effective but at a cost, for me in the event mine become a problem I'd just replace them with OEM. As the fact remains I don't want the condition described by @NemesisUK now I'm not being anal about this.......... Big Rat
  15. 1 point
    Like you honestly have to ask?! Lol. I’ll happily carry on being the RR-Racing UK test dummy!
  16. 1 point
    Definitely only one reservoir. Jets are not heated on any grade in the UK.
  17. 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
  18. 1 point
    Hi, Sorry for late reply. I found the DVD inside the cargo compartment. There is a number on the DVD.
  19. 1 point
    Beemers are great if you want predictable maintenance costs. The same stuff goes wrong at the same mileages across the ranges so for that they can be good. Knowing what mileage car is likely to have a hefty bill just around the bend. Lexus approaches that in a different way..... Not much goes wrong. I prefer the Lexus option as it means more of my cash goes on spangly aftermarket parts rather than un-spangly essential mechanical items. Having owned 5 high performance Beemers in the past I wouldn't even want to know what they cost me in essential repairs over the years. Driving experience or no Driving experience. You can only drive them when they're not on a lift with some geezer about to tell you you need a new diff / steering rack / lower control arms / thermostat / PCV valve / rocker gasket / oil filter housing / injectors / turbos / cats.... Take your pick!
  20. 1 point
    Don't want to tempt fate but my 2005 400h has just notched 160,000 miles and shows no signs of being anything else but a reliable daily driver. Just come back from Europe after a 2.5k mile trip - mostly cruising at 80mph and with the MPG indicator showing 32.8 - awesome! OK, some issues, parking brake cables seized, auxiliary power sockets gone dead and CD player died. Found that the cable ends had fossilised - probably because of non use - and fitted a pair of cables along with some new brake shoes, now ace again. The power sockets and CD player are on my to do list. My gut feeling is that this car will be capable of breezing past 250,00 miles without major problems and that is based on over 50 years of motoring in every thing from Austin sevens to modern Jags, and even Fords. Sorry no actual stats, just a feeling that tells you when you have a superbly made modern masterpiece of engineering. Oh by the way, anybody got a spare £60k? cos I'd buy a new RX tomorrow!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  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
    probably the best option would be to try and find a second hand unit from a breakers - there must be some 400h vehicles which have been scrapped due to a front-end collision.
  25. 1 point
    diagnosis seems correct: it appears that the diff is only supplied as a whole unit

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