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  1. its not a c63 amg its not an m3 its not an Rs4
    4 points
  2. Its the longest ive ever owned a car by a lot of years and im far from done with it, its exactly like you say what do you replace it with that is going to be as reliable with similar performance its the ultimate allrounder in my opinion.
    3 points
  3. Hey everyone, I just picked up a 2005 RX a couple of weeks ago and I love it! It is very comfortable and over the weeks I have managed to get the mpg from 14 mpg to 22mpg on longer journey's to Helensburgh. It drives soo smoothly and different from the IS. It has just over 92k miles on it and it is in for some suspension work along with brake calipers this week, fingers crossed that is all it needs for a while as it was serviced and has its MOT 2 weeks ago. Would love to own and drive a newer RX one day... I made a video on it if you would like to check it out? Thomas 🙂
    2 points
  4. H&S near me will make a cat back system for mail order, cost is probably around £1200/1300.......plus shipping I’d imagine, I opted for a cat back by another local company to me, mine was the first system he’d done on an ISF and cost me £720 from memory, best £720 I’ve spent, absolutely love to hear it 👍🏻
    2 points
  5. There are films about that sort of thing on the internet...was there a camera!?
    2 points
  6. Thank you. I tried but no luck. It's as stiff as a stiff thing that's very stiff.
    2 points
  7. Top 3 things about "my" ISF 1) it's mine 2) wife hates it. 3) my little boy loves it (he is 2 in March) VID_20200205_164803.mp4
    2 points
  8. I dread the horrible rattle which somebody described as "smooth engine".. much more than any BMW. 0-60 is comparable, just feels much worse.. however engine is much less responsive - so joining main roads expecting the power to be "there" could be serious mistake. Not something I have previously encountered with silky smooth and much more efficient v6, again the engine which somebody described as "outdated". Regarding last point - I don't think I would ever do, because it isn't financially feasible, but funny enough - engine swap would solve the only issue with the car. On positive
    1 point
  9. How's it going Linas. Won any traffic light grand prixs yet or are you choosing to waft along dreading the site of any BMW with something bigger than 116i on the back. How is the 0-60 ? Much less than Lexus state i guess....keep us posted . One more thing, can you turn it into an RCF with a few bolt on's ?
    1 point
  10. With pot hole damage the camera would be straight out and a claim to the local council submitted for the total repair costs! With regard to your earlier post regarding the door lock problem and the auto lock activating it will 99% be the motor having failed in the door lock actuator (I had the exact same symptoms on my rear door some years ago). You can buy replacement motors from ebay sellers and replace it for a few pounds, the rear doors are easier to remove the lock than the fronts. Door lock removal
    1 point
  11. Did you leave all the cats in? I've heard that a less restrictive system will result in a relatively sizeable power gain on these. Any good threads or advice about this here? Yeah, I left them in, had a resonator removal and a small box in its place, smaller rear boxes, it made a noticeable difference and again after having bigger bore manifolds fitted, possibly thinking about a Lems air intake.....that’ll probably be it for me, possibly be about 440ish BHP......May even look into rolling it for exact figures later in the year
    1 point
  12. i have had the microphone replaced and there is no difference but i have found some settings that i have just applied and yet to try out you need to get into the service mode by doing the following steps press and hold the menu button and flick the headlights between off & on 3 times the service menu will appear then select HF voice quality setting i have set mine to 2000 hands free voice quality setting.pdf
    1 point
  13. Ask them to lend you a car while you are away and they can then put 200 miles on your car .
    1 point
  14. Well, it depends whether you’re starting with the standard UX, or the F Sport which already includes the Premium pack. I’m more interested in the F Sport, mainly because of the electrically adjustable seats, and it’s £2,600 on that model. Please see attached from the configurator...
    1 point
  15. Exclusiveness reliability feel good factor ive had mine 5 years. I had the IS250-sel for 5 years prior, although totally different engines I’ve been driving the same car on the inside, I still look back n smile when I park her up, no body knows about them so a theft aspect is excellent, although old enough now to not warrant that issue, there really isn’t anything that I dislike about the car, daily at 30mph 👍🏻......mad half hour at 🤪🤪🤪mph and It’s still that inner child that grins......only 3 things missing I would of liked from my IS250 is illuminated door cills, amber 75mph
    1 point
  16. My wife got a Lexus Dealer to disable it. Never happened again ...
    1 point
  17. @Mr.Flo No idea about what's on Amazon, mine came from eBay, however I've previously seen this one recomended as it says it works on 64 bit Windows. They all claim to work on 64 bit Windows but I had to reinstall 32 bit Windows on a spare laptop to make mine work.... Andrew
    1 point
  18. Only thing I can advise now then is a squirt of WD40, leave for a bit to let it soak in and then use pliers for extra torque when twisting anticlockwise.
    1 point
  19. So as much as I loved my LS and wafting to and from work in effortless comfort and speed was...relaxing, it was also very painful in the wallet - even with the LPG conversion. If I hadn't bought it on a whim and not had to replace the battery, starter motor, LPG reducer and all the other bits and pieces then I'd be a bit more reluctant to have seen it go. I've since kept the eco-warriors happy and upset the potential taxi-drivers by buying a low(ish) mileage prius. Saving just under £28 a month in VED and going nearly twice as far for the fuel means that I'm a lot less worried. Most import
    1 point
  20. Or a GENTLE tap around the bulb holder with a small hammer.
    1 point
  21. Twist it a tad clockwise and then immediately counter-clockwise
    1 point
  22. I thought so, other cars the wife tired were Vaux Astra, Corsa, a Yaris, and the Mazda was a good price (for two year old motor) so it won the day, and as you say a nice torquey box. The only thing I find with the Mazda is rear seats not very comfortable (whenever testing a new car I always sit in the back to start with, you get a better feel IMHO for the car). I also do not like all the light and gubbins on the dash, I prefer simple and less distractions while driving. The DAB radio seems to be better than any I have met in just about any new(ish) car I have been in for hte last 3
    1 point
  23. Hi Jack, the poly bushes in the link don't look right and look like the front lower arm bushes not the front 'BAR ASSY, STRUT' rod bushes. The failed bushes on my car were the front 'BAR ASSY, STRUT' rod bushes. The poly bushes I bought for the 'BAR ASSY, STRUT' rod are PSB531 but I didn't use them in the end. I was going to fit these poly bushes as the original OEM bushes are no longer available and see whether they affected the ride etc too much. I figured I'd give it a go and if the ride was too hard, fit new OEM arms. But I found some rubber bushes that would do the job. The rubber
    1 point
  24. My reply in another thread re water ingress on the RX.... When you have an hour to spare, read this thread... it's possible that the membrane behind your rear door card has been messed with or a door seal gone etc... but water will settle at lowest point, so wherever you are experiencing water, the rear boot of the RX is probably the source because it can run from the boot into the cabin...see my write up below. So....I was aware of the RX leak problems before I purchased my RX300 last month which indeed came with wet rear footwell carpets. The history showed Lexus had already had a
    1 point
  25. i am with @FTBBCVoodoo on this lol my wife hates it, almost went into labour early in stock suspension Therefore, its exclusive to me for some reason my son loves it (turns 2 soon) i.e he points to the isf everytime i take him out as opposed to the nx... may be colour plays a part in this. i think you should test drive and asks yourself what you want from the car. If you are after a rare reliable v8 saloon then the isf is an excellent choice. i like my isf, though i do miss the lightweight manual turbo car in terms of fun and usable speed in the real world. Barr
    1 point
  26. £160 is a real bargain, my local main dealer has just quoted me £384!
    1 point
  27. Hi Louna, I assume you read through this thread and have checked drains in sunroof cavity as these are most likely source as was eventually found. Whilst doing this check all 4 drains and clean cavity. Pour water through each drain one at a time to check water is coming out of bottom of car. If no water coming out unblock drains If you don't have sunroof water ingress could quite likely be via scuttle. .
    1 point
  28. I hope it was in neutral when it went on the flatbed or was it driven on? I think that when you braked sharply the engine lost vacum and tried to stall but obviously these can’t so the stepper motor kicked in to bring the idle up and probably gave you the chugging rattly noise until vacum built up again hence why it was rough when trying to select any gears. Powering down does reset a lot things on the CT that’s why they make a noise after you shut them off. Don’t let this make you lose faith in it as they are a bulletproof car and very reliable. Mines a 2011 SE L Premier with 103K and I’ve
    1 point
  29. I bought a pair. The bulbs are almost 12 years old so probably needs a refresh now surely? 🙂 That's be justifying spending £100 on bulbs 😉 Found some Denso ballast units for £40 brand new so worst case scenario... headlight refresh. Again... self justification here 🙂 It's nibbling away at the new car fund/keep the ISF and refresh the suspension fund though 😞
    1 point
  30. To check wheather it's the ballast or bulb, you could have swapped NS with OS bulb to ensure its 'only' the bulb that's failed. See you have ordered replacement bulbs now so hopefully it is that, and do you intend changing both for new as I guess the ones in there are the same age?
    1 point
  31. I have been looking at fitting these as a DRL option. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
    1 point
  32. Maybe stretch to 1 and a half tanks in the week 😄 the ISF is a fantastic car indeed.
    1 point
  33. Do not buy an SLK, they rattle like hell, break suspension springs and the brake callipers seize regularly, it's the worst car we've ever owned. We went back to an MX5 very quickly. And BMW? Get another mortgage to cover parts failures and taxi journeys.
    1 point
  34. A pressure plate or damper between the engine and CVT would cause this kind of problem. The Honda Civic has a frequent occurrence of juddering when starting off after being stood for a week or two. The damper is a dry plate and condensation gathers on the plates and it can linger for some time especially in cold weather. Your sudden stop may have activated the damper, allowing moisture into the mechanism. Normal driving wouldn't cause the damper to fully deploy. I wouldn't lose faith in the car after one incidence like this, Lexus will find the problem or cause and maybe they won't tell
    1 point
  35. Sorry, please substitute Mazda 2 for Yaris in second sentence..............Doh !
    1 point
  36. 3 words to sum it up: Performance Noise Comfort I could bang on about reliability, wolf in sheep's clothing looks, exclusivity, fun etc as well, but the 3 words above are my favourite 3 things about my F
    1 point
  37. hope this helps. it maybe that the AA guy was playing safe as he couldn't pinpoint the problem. section 8.1 in the handbook
    1 point
  38. me again in my glove box I have a cable that has three ends. aux, old iPhone and usb. anyone know how I get anything to play through these? there doesn't seem to be an option for external input. also under my seat by the dvd player there is an fm transmitter plugged into it so I can play the dvd through the radio. bonus
    1 point
  39. 1.5 month update. Best car I've ever owned. I've driven 2000 miles and I don't even need a car for my commute. I've to try limiting myself to one tank of petrol a week as I just keep going on pointless drives. Shockingly quick yesterday too even against another dream car of mine, an Alfa Romeo Giulia QV. I thought he would leave me for dead. The dealers have been very impressive. The original dealer agreed to do a few jobs for me through my local Lexus dealer. They also paid for a full set of new tyres as I wasn't happy with the ditchfinders. That local dealer damaged my freshly refurbishe
    1 point
  40. The snow mode worked very well this time last year when I had to collect a cake from a hilly and snowy location.
    1 point
  41. I’m sure you’re right, but the person coming up with that schedule has a vested interest in selling you a new car. No way I’d leave coolant in a car for 10 years when it’s so cheap to change it.
    1 point
  42. I have a series 3 and yes, it does suffer torque steer. However, the severity is largely dependant on which tyres are fitted. When I first got the car, it was fitted with Pirelli Scorpions on the front and the torque steer was frightening. When these wore out, I replaced them with Goodyear Eagle F1 and the torque steer virtually disappeared. However, the wear rate of these tyres was not very good and they lasted about 16k miles. I replaced them with Vredestein Quatrac 5 which are quite good regards torque steer and are wearing much better than the Goodyear's. I plan to replace these
    1 point
  43. My wife--Mrs Roy- is on her second Mazda 2 Pete after having a Yaris for 15 years(no problems). She thinks that the Yaris is the bees knees and I think she is right. It is both a great runabout and a long motorways car with a wonderful torque converter gearbox..
    1 point
  44. Hi Jack Don't buy a new one yet, I took mine out after buying a new one from Lexus £90 and stripped it down it is a common fault on the 97- 2000 . The cause is over indulgence of lubricating grease and this migrates onto the contact points and causes power cuts . The switch is easy to strip down and clean the grease off . The hardest part is getting at the damn thing.
    1 point
  45. I wonder if it could be caused by some sort of spurious radio signal received from the wider world - I guess it just has to be the correct frequency for a very short period - speculating that the long press on the key fob - which we know does it - actually causes a switch to a short burst of the correct frequency for opening the windows after a period of a few seconds? It does seem to be that often the behaviour is completely unexplained - when my IS250 did it I never thought that I had done anything to accidentally press the fob button. (Although I do know with other cars that crouching down
    1 point
  46. On my 2009 GS 450h this action can be set by the owner so can therefore be disabled. If it was activated accidentally and the doors not opened then the doors would automatically re-lock but the windows would remain down. Also test whether it is set up to do this by locking then unlocking with a very long press on the unlock button, that will then give you an indication as to whether there is a fault. This happened to me immediately after locking my car and walking away. A friend had parked next to me shortly after I had left the car and remained with it till I returned and time checks showed i
    1 point
  47. Can't be sure about the Gen 3 GS but my 2006 IS250 was subject to phantom window opening until I found out what was causing it. In the settings it is possible to set things so that the windows can be opened and closed with a long press on the unlock and lock buttons respectively on the key fob. You can sometimes press these buttons accidentally, eg by bending down with the fob in your pocket or if something heavy is placed on the fob in the house, or if a child plays with the fob - the fob has quite a long range. You say it was tucked away, but is it possible something like this happened?
    1 point
  48. Took delivery of my UX Thursday (From Bristol). In Sonic Titanium with Premium pack. Very pleased, major improvement on my CT200h. So quiet and refined. Plenty space for us (also in our 70's!!).
    1 point






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