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Showing content with the highest reputation on 11/10/2020 in all areas

  1. In case it helps anyone I have just moved from a Lexus NX to Tesla 3 Long Range. I love Lexus and still stop by here occasionally. Tesla build quality is a lottery. My car does have some cosmetic issues and they're being fixed on Thursday. On the Tesla forums I hear a mix of experience: very happy owners with no problems at all; problems on collection which are completely sorted followed by trouble free ownership; owners with various ongoing problems. Buying Lexus (eg the new UX300e) will almost guarantee good build quality intead if it being a lottery. The Tesla quality problems ar
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  2. So ... My wife just put a deposit down on the GSF for sale by Hull 😅. May not be have the red interior but I kind of felt like black may age better in the end. And also it's not a 2017 plate but what's £300 a year in tax. 😂. If all goes well 😚My IS250 goes and this GSF is mine
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  3. Well yep, culprit was a fuse! 😆 Just leave this here for any future searchers. And to remind me of my own paranoia!
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  4. Not being funny but are you sure? I've never heard of any car in my 40-odd years of driving that can do this. Every car I've ever seen or owned, including my 3RX450h (2013) will stop mid-wipe if you turn off the ignition.
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  5. It mentions the timing chain being "maintenance free" here: https://media.lexus.co.uk/2013/04/lexus-is-300h-ready-to-lead-the-field-on-ownership-costs/
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  6. I asked Lexus customer services today John. The rep didn't know but rang me back after speaking with a product manager. Unfortunately the UX does not have heated washer jets. Also it is not just my model it is the entire UX range that doesn't have heated washer jets. Thought that must be the case when i couldn't find anything in the 600 page manual. Your right Piers the entire UX range doesn't have heated washer jets. Wise words use a quality screen wash. There are some on the market they would struggle against a good frost.
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  7. I have had my LC500 for 3 weeks now, coming from a 991 Carrera S and previous F Type. Thought I would share my first thoughts. Bought the car from Lexus Guildford, 2018 with only 12k on the clock. Test drove drove a C63S before the LC but ultimately although a great noise and engine it did not seem special enough outside a normal AMG C class. Audi R8 V10 not at my price point yet. The LC won it for me with the engine / looks, I had to scratch the V8 itch before these are extinct. Love the fact it is two cars in one, comfortable cruiser or muscle car dependant on mood / conditions. It real
    1 point
  8. Hi I recently purchased a used RC-F 10th Anniversary. Having previously owned a 2016 GS-F and unwisely selling it, I was looking out for one recently but opted for the RCF instead. I do notice that it is slightly down on power when compared to the GS-F and understand that was a consequence of fitting a GPF to meet the Euro 6 ULEZ standards. I also notice that the 2020 models are back up in the power stakes. Does anyone have an idea how they did that and is it something that can be done to an older model?
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  9. Hi guys. Not posted on here since i purchased my IS, so thought i'd update. I owned my IS300h for a little over 14months before my ownership experience was cut short rather abruptly, as you can see below !! Im not going to lie, i was absolutely gutted, but every cloud and all that. Id actually been considering moving to the RC not long after purchasing the IS so took the miserable experience of having my car written off to make the move and around 6weeks ago, picked myself up a beautiful low milage 2016 RC300h in Azure Blue with sunroof and ML Sound System. So far i
    1 point
  10. Even little things like them refusing to deliver it and Hull haven't even asked for a fee. 😅
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  11. Exhausts don't effect warranty depending on system, but can lower resale option. Keep the stock exhaust and when selling supply either or both. Tbh insurance costs don't go up hugely for an exhaust mod. Less than my 9 points 😅
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  12. After the shambles of trying to contact coventry over the white / red combo last month it was so refreshing to deal with Hull, much more professional and relatable. Fantastic rates right now also as previously was 8.9 now back down to 4.9 and my trade in was slightly better. 🤗😅
    1 point
  13. In what regards would it cause a problem ? Send it in valves closed 😂. My garage is rather sterling tbh, use them frequently enough and little things get ignored as long as they don't compromise the safety of the car.
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  14. Yeah I called them this morning and had photos sent as the website was uploading them. Comes with actual F mats, 2 new rears, new breaks and being freshly serviced now. Paintwork is being clay bared and the alloys are being touched up, also lacking a key so only 2 but they are sorting me out a new key card for it. With only a dozen 2017 or newer ones I just couldn't keep gambling and waiting for a red interior to come and tbh once this is tinted up and murdered out a bit it'll stand out a tad. Hull lexus is going to deliver it aswell. Ngl best early Christmas pre
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  15. AJ500 I have had my UX250h since the 14th September 2020. In answer to your questions :- 1) Boot size is small but my weekly shopping fits in ok with no trouble but one thing that can annoy is the flimsy parcel shelf. If your grocery bag is full placing it under the shelf can lift it or distort it slightly upwards above the rear window line especially with several bags under it and this can partially obscure the view out of the rear. Solution is to remove the shelf temporarily when shopping or not fill bags to the top. It’s not a deal breaker. 2) My UX has the Premium plus pack,
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  16. Yes, I test drove a 2.0 Giulia and the gearbox on that is a revelation. It is incredibly quick to shift and made the ISF shifting seem lethargic. However my ISF always changes up and down when I request it to do so. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
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  17. Didn`t he play for Holland?
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  18. Well, as the saying goes, 'every day's a school day' - cheers folks
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  19. Well that was a time consuming job, but little else to do in lockdown. 🤣 The Extractors removed the bad screw heads easy for me. The broken cover corners that had been previously caused by the tech leaving the bad screw in place and lifting the cover for battery replacement, I fixed with Araldite. The only real pain is getting the screws as they are a specialised head size. Mainly because of the head depth in relation to the cover being able to slide on and off for access. The required screw size is 1.6mm thread diameter, 3mm thread length with a head diameter of 3mm and
    1 point
  20. I get it on the old Merc when turning right out of the drive. Both of my Michelin tyres are wearing on the inside edges.
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  21. I get a noise (not hammering) when I pull out of my drive, doing a sharp left . It feels more like the tyre scrubbing or bouncing. A lot of people say they get this. The car has only 28,000 on the clock, with not much wear on the tyres. I put it down to the rough road surface.
    1 point
  22. Oh dear ! Was so excited to get the blades up I got the WD out before seeing your reply. Much filth came off but maybe that was the blade material. Won't know till I take her out.
    1 point
  23. Admiral multi-car have been excellent and we saved quite a bit on 2 cars. We've now added a third and its dropped again
    1 point
  24. Quite a few miles on the clock so could be something worn but don't discount the people who say it could be the tyres. Low profile tyres when cold especially often cause this, had it on several cars, noticed it more in the cold when I used to set off for work at 6.30 in a morning in past years. Must say that it is quite noticeable on the IS, and as for only on the passenger side, on full lock, the inside and outside wheels will be doing completely different things, ie try it full lock one way then the other, you may find the sound moves to the other side. Vince
    1 point
  25. There are a number of threads on this form about stolen cat converters and measures taken to protect them which are not always successful. Thieves also steal these from other cars including but not exclusive to Prius model and Honda CRV. Vehicles with a lot of ground clearance are particularly attractive targets. The thieves get less than £100 each for them but the cost of replacement is very high. Lexus were having to replace so many that they were on back order. There are cheaper ones on the market which contain less expensive precious metals and some people replace this vulnerable cat
    1 point
  26. Does the Handbook offer any advice Alan ?
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  27. Do this.....log into MY Lexus and enter int he details required. This should get you a complete breakdown of all services, and other work, done by Lexus on your car. I do this for any Lexus I am interested in buying. SHows what has been done under warranty as well.
    1 point
  28. I'm with Sky Insurance on mine with exhaust declared and it was £650, im 31, 3 points, business use etc. and 12k miles. I've also used A-plan (i use these now on my old BMW) and Greenlight with good results.
    1 point
  29. Catalytic converter thieves love the RX400H. They can have it off the car in less than 2 minutes - even in a supermarket car park. My car, now permanently in France, was targeted in Kennington when the previous owner left it in a gated, private car park. It now has a cage over the cat, which my local Lexus dealer thinks is very odd.
    1 point
  30. The only timing chains I've replaced were cars that has been run low on oil which in turn "stretches" the chain. If your oil changes are regular and levels checked. I wouldn't worry about it. It'll be obvious also as they will rattle against the guides and quite prominent. Not a cheap job as I would recommend to replace the chain, guides and tensioner. Of course if something catastrophic happens to the valve train components its hard to predict. But I wouldn't lose sleep over it
    1 point
  31. Thanks for posting James really enjoyed it.
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  32. Whole lot of could be's here but go. Check the wheel isn't loose before anything else!
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  33. The heater is fixed!!!!! The heater matrix had a blockage, which the good folks at Osaka Independent Lexus specialists in Newport spent quite a while clearing, I'm so pleased! It's now going to have a service and timing belt change, all at very reasonable cost, using Lexus original parts. Apparently Lexus no longer manufacture the heater matrix, but it is available as a non-original copy. Thanks to the suggestions on this forum, I had a starting point to work from.
    1 point
  34. I'm also able to afford a Tesla. Indeed, I was very close to buying a M3 last year. But the build quality lottery is a fact, evidenced both by the experience of owners and surveys such as the J.D. Power US Initial Quality Study. Tesla owners saying that they've had no problems doesn't alter the evidence. Having said that, I'm not buying a Lexus either, since at 5 years old mine is still (touch wood) pretty much like new, in a way I suspect Teslas might not be. New technology is great, but if the vehicle in which it's embedded falls apart after a few years, or is delivered with faults that requ
    1 point
  35. Lovely looking car. I sat in a 10th Anniversary RCF in the Lexus stand at Goodwood festival of speed in 2018, same colour and Interior I believe. Link here https://newsroom.lexus.eu/lexus-celebrates-a-decade-of-f-performance-at-the-2018-goodwood-festival-of-speed/
    1 point
  36. Something in the suspension or steering has worn or broken then I would think. Might even be a broken front suspension spring so I’d get it checked out if I was you. Good luck!
    1 point
  37. Sounds like a worn track rod end bush or some other suspension bush. Or front suspension top mount. Someone needs to get it up on a ramp to see if there is any movement or play in any of the suspension and steering components. Guess it could also be the steering rack. Might also be worth looking at wheel alignment especially if you’ve got uneven tyre wear across one or both tyres because the noise you hear might still be crabbing of the tyre on extreme lock. I think you’ll have to book it in somewhere. I guess the car isn’t under warranty because you’re trying to diagnose yourself and wonderin
    1 point
  38. Here are some new pictures of the car I took today
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  39. Got the new PAS pump fitted Saturday. Much better and I'm now just keeping an eye out for leaks. Also managed to get the freshly gold plated and lacquered badges and emblems on. Looks pretty good even though I say so myself As previously mentioned, the grille emblem and hubcap badges were quite tarnished to start with so the results aren't quite as good. Still very happy with them though. Should tackle this too I suppose.
    1 point
  40. If this is at very slow speed and first thing in the morning then it might just be the cold tread blocks on the tyre skipping sideways - this happens because of the wheel geometry at full steering lock. Does it do it all through the day and even when the tyres are warm (after you’ve done about 10 miles)? Does it do it on both sides, full left hand lock and full right hand lock? If not this then is most likely steering related I would think? Impossible to say what this might cost if it is a fault.
    1 point
  41. After all of the mission impossible stuff was done by MIJ, I used Grove Garage, Powerflow in Brighton to later delete my centre resonators and add some bigger oval twin tails on each side. I think they would do a good job on a cat back system but looking closer to home so should Powerflow in Portsmouth or Southampton. People value their time and expertise at different rates but a third cat delete and system similar to the way mine is set up now, should be around £600 and perhaps £800 allowing for centre resonators to make it a little quieter. There are plenty of sound clips on You Tube of
    1 point
  42. All, Very sorry for not coming back to any of you on this. I expected to get email notification when someone replies to my post and I did not so I thought no one had responded. @Herbie - Thank you for people updated And thank you all for your suggestions. Current state of affairs is as follows: The car was towed to a mechanic who replaced a spark plug and cleaned the fuel injectors to clear the deposits within them (soaked and backfed them in his words). The car ran fine for maybe 50-100 miles and then started to misfire again. We have decided to replace all the fuel
    1 point
  43. Hi Victor, Welcome to the LOC. This thread may be a good place to start:- You should also take a look at the NX300h forum in general:- https://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/forum/forum/182-lexus-nx300h-nx200t-club/ I drive a 2018 NX300h and absolutely love it. I have no regrets getting it and would definitely consider choosing another one when the time comes.
    1 point
  44. Having owned an IS-F and an RC-F, I moved to the 63 (w205) almost two years ago. There is life after F 😆 IMHO opinion, the 63 is more fun than an F car at low / medium speeds, but for my next car I might seek something even more involving..... maybe an A110 or an old school NSX.
    1 point
  45. Interesting as my brother works for Kia (head office) and he had a Stinger as a pool car for 3 months, had a thrash in it and was I very impressed and think they are good value for money! I tend to go for non mainstream cars too, prefer having something outside what everyone else has! Agreed, extra sad times for the UK (for now)
    1 point
  46. Indeed. But alas a IS 300h is currently beyond my budget.
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