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    Today as hoped on the dot of 10 am the postman bought my caliper repair kit from Bigg Red. Fitting was the order of the day. After removing the the nearside front wheel I then removed the inner brake pad. It was the inner lower caliper piston that was seized because of a hole in the dust cover letting in water. After blocking the top piston I operated the brake pedal till it went hard. Checking the caliper I found the seized piston had been pushed up to the disc. I then removed the two caliper holding bolts and put a wood block between the upper two pistons.. After clamping the brake hose I put a "G" clamp onto the lower outside piston, tightening the clamp. This pushed that piston in and the inside piston out. Cleaning up the caliper bore with some paper towels I inspected it, and found that the inner bore behind the seal to be in very good condition. The outer bore to the outside of the seal was rusty in places as was the piston. I cleaned up the outer bore with emery paper then hooked out the seal. I then thoroughly cleaned the area around the piston entry including the grove where the dust seal fits. Then washed it with brake cleaner blowing away all the fluid, and dirt with compressed air. After lightly greasing the new seal with the grease supplied I fitted it in it's groove. Then the new piston was give a wipe with brake cleaner, and a fresh paper towel then greased with the same grease. After slackening the bleed nipple i pushed the piston into the caliper bore feeling it entre the seal, and push all the way home. The dust seal was then greased, and fitted over the end of the caliper piston, and then over the groove in the caliper it's self. I then refitted the caliper, and disc pads. After removing the brake hose clamp I found the brakes bleeding themselves by gravity so I fitted a hose to the bleed nipple, and into a jar. I then topped up the brake fluid in the container. When I was sure there were no more air bubbles coming from the bleed nipple I tightened it up. After pushing the brake pedal a few time to push the pads up to the disc I had a really good brake pedal. My intention is to do a brake flush using Techstream in the next few days, but for now the car can be moved around knowing the brakes do work Some might say why did you not do all four pistons? My answer is the piston seized due to water entering through a split in the dust cover. This then holds the water inside causing rust, and seizing. After inspecting the other three caliper piston dust covers they were found to be in very good order. I then work on the principle if it ain't broke don't fix it. I have three new piston, and seal assemblies in stock that will fit either side of the car should a problem arise. John.
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    To entertain children and adults during lockdown, the team at Lexus has created some colouring templates of the Lexus LC 500 sports coupe Finished designs can be shared with Lexus on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by including the @LexusUK tag in your post. Lexus LC 500 Super GT You can create your dream racing car livery with the Lexus LC 500 Super GT car colouring template, but remember to stay within the (racing) lines. This illustration also includes racers from, BMW, Audi and Aston Martin because it commemorates the 2019 race when Super GT cars from Japan and cars from the German DTM series competed against each other for the first time. The first of these so-called ‘Dream Races’ was held at Fuji Speedway, with Nick Cassidy taking victory in the Lexus. Lexus LC Road Car If high-octane motorsport isn’t your thing, there’s a template that’s much more relaxing featuring a Lexus LC road car in two idyllic settings. The style of all these Lexus illustrations is inspired by Ukiyoe, which are traditional Japanese woodblock prints from the Edo period (1603 – 1868). About the Lexus LC 500 The Lexus LC 500 is Lexus’s flagship luxury coupe It was the first Lexus to be built on Lexus’s front engine/rear-wheel drive Global Architecture – Luxury (GA-L) platform It is the faithful evolution of the award-winning LF-LC concept car The LC 500 has a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine and 10-speed direct shift automatic transmission. It delivers 457bhp and 530Nm of torque, enabling acceleration from 0 to 62mph in 4.7 seconds. LC 500h is a self-charging hybrid with naturally aspirated 3.5-litre V6 engine and first application of new Lexus Multi-Stage Hybrid System. It delivers 354bhp and 348 Nm of torque enabling acceleration from 0 to 62mph in five seconds. Download the templates here Archive 2.zip
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    I'm not familiar with the particular set up, but in general you shouldn't use stainless steel for suspension bolts - it's not strong enough. All suspension bolts need to be high tensile. Best to buy original manufacturers parts for suspension applications or anywhere that is under stress.
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    Hi, Before considering anything more serious and expensive, check that the 12v battery is charged to a minimum of 11 volts. Do this after the car has been switched off for some time. When it falls below that, you get unrelated Diagnostic Trouble Codes on starting. Another sign of a 12v battery being on its way is when the car is parked, you start it, wait for the engine to stop, leave the ignition on and wait a few minutes. If the 12V battery is below 11 volts, the engine restarts to charge it. The fuel consumption also increases by about 3 miles to the gallon or more, depending on ambient temperature and driving conditions. Regards, Chris
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    I think we all need to smile...and what better than this comedy gem? (it was this or The Streak by Ray Stevens. I've got the 7" singles of both!)
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    ...... second to religion [emoji6] Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk
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    Thanks Lee I will have a look Paul
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    Top call there. The The are awesome. I had the VHS of their concert at The Albert Hall when Johnny Marr (he plays guitar) was with them. Wore it out in the end.

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