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  1. I hardly ever visit the forum nomore since i moved to a new job and new area. Now that i don't have a drive, i don't pay as much attention as i would like to (or wash and wax my car once every 2 weeks like i used to) when i was at my old place about year ago. I was around when funtimephil first joined. I still have my lexus, just haven't had time or found a decent place to do work on it, so my interest has dropped alot.
  2. no mate you just bridge the feed to the earth job done..its the same with the tail lights led bulbs make the wee light on the dash come on.. my mate sells them in his shop but its a bulb kit has the bulbs and the resistors in the pack.. i had to fit the resistors to my pulsing brake lights warning light was doing my nut in. yes i have that very same problem. Got some LED rear lights. Now the warning light comes on within 2 minutes of driving. At the moment i've just stuck some round tab over the light on the dash so i don't notice it in my view. was thinking of taking out the actual warn
  3. Thanks for the reply guys. Ormi - Thanks for the heads up, so why on earth would they sell these knowing they will flash faster due to lower resistance?? Is it difficult to fit a load resistor? Thanks!
  4. Hi ppl, I've been told by the seller that these LEDs are suitable for the IS200:- HERE But i'm not too sure as, reading on the forum, the pins in the rear indicators on the is200 are not offset. So i'm a bit confused. I know the easy way is to open up the rear lights and have a look, but its pouring down outside so i don't want to be playing with electrics when theres water about. So if someone can let me know if these are right, i'll be greatful! Cheers!
  5. Found some amazing work of art by this company who worked on alot of the Lexus adverts. HERE
  6. Anyone know how to eleminate the annoying amber sidelight warning sysmbol on the dash? All lights are working fine, but after 5 minutes driving the warning comes on? Cheers!
  7. Lo ppl, Just fitted my rear LED lights, so thought i'll post it up. Will post up images on how bright they are in day light and night time soon.
  8. Platinium ice coloured lexus is200 spotted on top gear (series 15 ep 1), when Jeremy was driving the Reliant Robin. The way the robin came out of the first bend cracked me up lol.
  9. Cheers for the reply guys. In the end i bought some Motul DOT5.1 fluid, as it was near price as DOT4 ones from another store. Never knew clutch and brakes can use the same fluid, but i suppose that, it would be logical, as bascially they are required to do the same job.
  10. Hi Guys/Gals Looking to change my clutch fluid soon (don't think it's ever been changed since ive had the car), is there any specific clutch fluid someone can recommend? Thanks!
  11. Wheels are very down to personal taste. But you did ask so i will let you know lol. I never liked fully chromed wheels, i don't mind the ones with chrome in the deep dish ones, but its got to have some other colours on the wheel. I very much got my eye on the 18" version of the Rays ones pictured. But recently also seen the nice imported lexus for sale with the Rota D1s on which are also very nice. But my dream alloys are the ones by Racing harts. When my tyres are worn i will change my alloys to 18". But if i had to choose from your selection i would go for the team dynamics, although it look
  12. Right after doing hrs and hrs of research, and feedback from store that sold me the discs, i've come to this conclusion:- Slots/gooves can be installed facing either way, it's down to personal taste, the actual benefit is very little either way for my type of driving style. One way always has advantage over the other. If the gooves are in the direction like on my first image then this helps throw dust/water away from the disc. (note the gooves cut right into the outside of the disc) If the discs are installed like image 2 then this helps draw cold air into the disc but in this direction the
  13. Yep i had the same problem when the garage (non lexus) fitted my new discs (not oem). The garage also noted that my old disc also had this worn groove. I have to admit i can hear scraping when i'm driving slow with my old (oem) discs. So i told the garage to grind the backplate back a bit. At least now it doesn't grind, only very slightly if i hard turn left i can hear a slight grind, but i can live with that then rather have them grind too much of it away. Probably in time eventually it will wear itself down a tiny bit more and i won't get any scraping at all.
  14. Lo Guys, Can anyone tell me if my discs are the right way round as i'm not totally convinced the rear ones are correct. I've also posted the front ones just incase. On both images the front of the car is towards the right direction :P Excuse the dirty wheels i know it's a sin, but i don't have a drive now :( Front Rear I don't have much luck when it comes to rotation direction, when i first got the car from a Lexus garage the front wheels had the wrong rotation on them. So im double checking these from you guys. Just found this little bit about rotational discs and it would suggest t
  15. <--I like white wheels on a red lexus with red calipers and white decals lol. Suprisingly black calipers with white decals are nice too. Also noticed, i have a 51 plate and i don't have any rear mud guards, did yours come with them or did you attached them yourself?
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