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  1. 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.
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    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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    @Flytvr Hey Davi you ever thought about taking up photography, I reckon you could be............... 🐁
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    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.
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    It was about 80k. So not great. this new one should last a great deal longer than the OE one...
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    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.....
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    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
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    RCF beats M4 https://d3rvezpmgp265q.cloudfront.net/lexusone/lexgbenv11/RCF-Car-Magazine_tcm-3157-1102870.pdf?_ga=2.127903109.966042708.1520027226-2077767765.1519844894
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    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.
  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.
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    Outside Poole Maternity Hospital.... Ps.... It's a boy ;-)
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    I agree, I shouldn't have read it. Always a bit difficult to decide in advance.
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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!
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    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!
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    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,
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    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.
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    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.
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    diagnosis seems correct: it appears that the diff is only supplied as a whole unit
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    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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