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Everything posted by Tinonline

  1. Yes to get at the coils and plugs.
  2. You’ll be fine. It’s a gentle but firm task...use two hands to remove the connentors from the coils that sit on the plugs. Take photos for your own reference...and to show us🤪 don’t force anything. With any job if you don’t have the right tools: buy them. It’s really worth it.
  3. Gently pull with a wiggle if you refer to the plastic cover, having removed from memory, four securing nuts.
  4. It's OK - take your time...it's not a race. I remember using and swapping around a few tools to get the reach around objects etc.. and I was very gentle. Good luck and please post your pics/experience!
  5. OK for some reason it is not in the How To's but I've uploaded a fresh copy there. Here it is... Changing LS 400 Spark Plugs.compressed (2).pdf
  6. Yes I posted a mini guide it’s in resources somewhere or guides, let me see if I can find it.
  7. ...and please change the plugs...🧐
  8. So it’s the throttle body sensor or MAF?
  9. Recommend you speak to a non Franchise garage.
  10. Yup no info on servicing and the time belt info.
  11. Yep so that’s 6.6 to 60? In all fairness sports mode is needed and ok conditions with proper timing. Given diesel emission figures I think all figures from cars are sus.
  12. Ooohhh it’s got an inhaler. 🧐
  13. I don’t think it’s childish...it’s what manufacturers test and sell on and motoring press et al report on. Given Lexus engineering I doubt there is a power decline. It’s best and safer to have a time keeper with a sat nav for accuracy.
  14. Interesting...you have Mk3 or 4? The 0-60 time is always quoted based on Mk 3 not the quicker Mk4. Any takers on this? By the time the 4 came out it was competing with other V8s like the S type and it is a tiny bit quicker.
  15. New Discs and Pads - Squeal

    Great result🙂 There are a few anti squeal shims and copperslip on all mating surfaces on them is probably more than a good idea.
  16. Well take it straight back if you can. If not it’s probs the cabin sensor. Nothing serious or too expensive. I’d be surprised if it’s the heating rad. In the days I had a 635 Beamer that went cold on a left hand turn or bend...Bosch heater valve spring and sticking ball bearing (!) fixed with £40 quid unit and 15 minutes.
  17. Going from memory opening the bonnet gives you access. Or switching all off via ignition mid sweep?
  18. Nice one, thanks. I don’t mind paying shipping & tax...it’s all part of the calculated considerations. 👍🤔
  19. Can you share the supplier you used?
  20. Ah he is one of the delusionals. Has over valued vision of the metal. He’d rather see it rot than sell for less than his perceived value. Walk away. He should have done the cambelt by now...it’s scrap.
  21. That’s generous...save the owner a lot of bother and they’ll be storage and towage...lot of £s give them £100 and I’m not joking.
  22. I would ask Lexus for a 30% discount and see what happens. Try Lexus Birmingham. First line in my experience are very low quality. They also own the late and very fine Borg and Beck. Not going there then either. I’d either bite the bullet on OE or buy from the US, paying for something like Beck & Arnley which has a warranty. There’s more choice for the money.
  23. New Discs and Pads - Squeal

    Yes but we know some discs and pads squeal as they are of an indifferent quality and this does catch out garages. My Merc garage had to give up with a supplier as the same pads were clearly different from the dealer so they had to revert to the dealer supplier. Bless them they are max to the profit. My non franchise Jag dealer fitted **** filters at the same price I could fit the real thing. That’s why I do as much as poss myself and try OE unless it’s theft.
  24. That’s a good and very direct question. Half the asked amount. Given only the belt needs changing. But it won’t be: you would change the drive belt and pulleys, thermostat, water pump, cambelt pulleys plus labour. You are buying so factor Lexus pricing for OE parts...they should pay you for taking the car.