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    RX300SE gone after 9 great yrs
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  1. Hybrids are indeed exempt from emissions testing (MoT) but any half decent MoT inspector looking under on the ramp will see the replacement tubing, fail.
  2. Replacing one of the CATs with a bit of pipe is an MoT failure point.
  3. And then most likely Vissingen before England......
  4. You’ll get used to it, just a CVT characteristic. Personally I hate them and would pick a DSG type box any day over either a traditional TC or CVT box. Having said that the Aisin box (traditional TC) in our old RX300 (and oddly enough in our old Freelander 2) was a gem.
  5. No, just a good wax polish.......they will need doing again in a year or so time, but it’s easy and a lot cheaper (and less risky) than buying one of the abrasive pad kits.
  6. I used just the normal (not the metallic) T-Cut on my RX300.......just elbow grease and 30 minutes work.
  7. Scrapyards wouldn’t take the Transit Cats as they were “specially marked” and we actively pursued stolen/scrap parts, same as with fake spares which didn’t conform to specs, we almost managed to stop the importation of cheap poor quality rear lamp clusters which would fade and fail MoTs. Mind you it’s impossible to stop an idiot.......
  8. But the OP’s vehicle was in a car park......... TBH I thought all the Cat thefts had stopped (or slowed down to almost zero) as most are now available as aftermarket items for peanuts (compared to dealer prices). My company was plagued by CAT thefts from Transits (easy to access underbelow!) but that was whilst stored in their compound before delivery.
  9. You know what, looking around at 400h models.....and the 350 I favour I wish I had gone for Rich’s now 😱 oh was early days
  10. My fault, should have said “RRFF”........Range Rover Full Fat as they are called, as opposed to the semi skimmed RR Sport (Discovery in posh frock) 😁
  11. My neighbour has JA5 8OND (his name is Jason Bond of course) on his RR, had it on his Bentley GT and Audi R8 droppy before that.......but apart from that he is a really nice bloke 😂 Damn sure he’d never get a Cullinan down our lane 😫
  12. Having seen the aftermath of a 1/2” socket drive extension weld itself between the terminal and battery clamp causing the battery to catch fire (the mechanic could not pull the extension off the battery) I am surprised, that’s all. Although it was one of the more obvious causes of “thermal events” my company investigated over the years 😀